Is one tap all it takes to make a hero out of you?
One Tap Hero is a game for the minimalist in all of us. One multi-functional button is all you need to play this game. This magic button adapts to the situation at hand and performs the function you need, when you need it.
So what kind of game only requires one button? I would describe One Tap Hero as a platform puzzle game with a sprinkle of endless running added in for good measure.
You play as a cute little character trying to save your poor girlfriend who has been turned into a teddy bear by an evil wizard. You have to collect the stars throughout the levels in order to save her. You collect the stars by navigating the levels and trying not hit any obstacles or fall to your death. As you move throughout the game, new things to avoid are introduced.
In all, there are four worlds full of levels, so there is plenty to keep you busy. You do not have to complete all the levels in a previous world to unlock the future ones. You have to collect a certain number of stars and then you will be free to move on to the next world. This is helpful because if you are stuck at a certain level and just want to move the game forward.
As you play, you collect coins, which you can use to buy new costumes for your character. Of course, you can be lazy and make an in-app purchase to get more in-game currency, but where is the fun in that?
The controls, while simple, did give me issue a few times. If there happens to be a ladder near you, and you want to jump, you have no control over which move your character does. This caused some deaths that I really could not avoid. It did not happen often, but it was annoying none-the-less.
The art style in One Tap Hero is well, stylish. It is quite a nice looking game. The levels have a good look and the characters and enemies animate well. One Tap is not the kind of game that will blow you away with impressive explosions, but it is stylized in a fitting way and it very looks solid.
The sound in the game is awesome. It has a very chill, laid-back soundtrack. The sound effects are great, and they actually enhance the music in the game. The sound when you collect coins seems to blend in with the music and actually sound like it is part of the song.
Overall, this is a pretty great little game. It has a couple of annoying control issues that popped up now and then, but it is well worth checking out. It has a great difficulty curve that will appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike. If you are looking for a new platformer on iOS, One Tap Hero could be the game for you.
One Tap Hero is available for $.99 as a Universal App. Get it on the App Store.