Mobile Game of the Week: Tap to Start (Paul Mullin)
Tap to Start from Toronto developer Paul Mullin is an accessible mobile game, which is basically the essential attribute for any pick up and play experience.
The objective is simple: tap specific icons to earn coins used to play a mini-game for new customizations. The default avatar for the beneficial icon is a grandma (awesome!), while players must avoid the “taxes” button or a penalty to the coin count will occur. Once a player reaches a certain amount of coins, a game of chance is played to unlock new icons and locations.
Like all free-to-play games, there has to be a way for the developer to make money; Tap to Star includes in-app purchases in a clever way that doesn’t obstruct the playing experience. Users can outright buy the customizations or watch a video to access the mini-game. Additionally, the ads can be disabled in the menu, making the game that more desirable to play.
The simplicity of the game is its greatest strength. Anyone can pick the game up and understand how to play, making it this one game to tell you friends about. And despite the lack of real content, Tap to Start should have you hooked for a decent amount of time.
Plus, anything with grandmas is good in my books.
Tap to Start is available now on the App Store and Google Play.