Though it’s a pretty simple and budget-priced puzzle action game it manages to deliver a pretty great value
Tricky Taps isn’t going to win any awards for its inspired creativity or technical prowess, but I do appreciate a game that is laser focused on what it wants to be and delivers at least a mildly challenging but highly-approachable experience. Your goal is simply to use the one-button controls that trigger a variety of mechanisms, trying to get your ball to the end of the track. These mechanisms start out more simply, but the further you go the more variety you’ll encounter and the more the challenge will at least mildly tick up. Of course, if you’re really obsessive you can try to get every pick-up in every stage, but I’d think most more normal people would instead simply focus on collecting all 3 purple stars at least before moving on. It’s absolutely simple, but I’d say it shows enough variety and quality in its design that I still had a good time with it.
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