Tapnumber is a fun little game of number recognition and speed. The object of the game is to see how fast you can tap the numbers in the correct order. You start by tapping 1 and then tapping 2 and then 3….until you have tapped the last number. The app opens to the main play screen. On the lower menu bar, there are four options; New Game, Count, Options and Stop Game. The Count option allows you to choose the the size of the game board. It starts at 2×2 and goes all the way up to 12×12, going up by one number intervals (2×2, 3×3, 4×4…). Though, the 12×12 board is a little crazy! In the Options menu, you can turn on/off shuffle which shuffles the numbers around as you play and you can set the number interval but I cannot seem to get the Number Interval option to work. It just stays at one no matter what you change the interval to. The Stop Game option will stop your game. However, if you stop the game you cannot restart it, you just have to select New Game. So, I’m not really sure what that options is for. I was thinking it would just pause the game and then you could tap it again to restart the game but, it doesn’t seem to work.
To play, select the New Game option. It will then light up the numbers on the game board. It will also start a timer just below the game board. When you tap on a number it will grey it out. Continue to tap the numbers, in order, until you have selected the last number. Once you have tapped the last number, it will display your final time. It you tap a number out of order, you will get a pop-up talling you that you have Failed! (I know, totally harsh!). This is a good start to this game however, I would like to see all the features work (Number Interval and Stop Game). I would also love to see a high scores list or even different levels for the game. Maybe even a feature where you play against the time…you have to tap all the numbers before the time runs out. But, overall, not too bad. Tapnumber is available through the iSpazio source.