Help needed in figuring out how to play the TapIt iOS game

iOS and iPadOS Gaming

i looked in my game center recommendations and i found a game called tapit. it is a free game and i think it's similar to zany touch. the problem is i can't get any instructions of how to play and how to pereform the jestures. when i click the help button in settings nothing happens. there is a vidio to demonstrate how to play but they don't explain anything i just hear the audio of the game.
if anyone knows how to play it or where to find an instructions i'll apreciate it.



Submitted by Dave Nason on Monday, December 28, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

I just had a go of this app. I agree that there are no written instructions for the gestures. That isn't actually a Help button, but rather just a heading. The video seems to be the only instructions they have. The tap and shake gestures are clear, but I can't figure out the twist or pull gestures.
Also, unlike Zany Touch, you have to switch off VoiceOver to play this app, as taps are not recognised if VoiceOver is switched on.
Also, I see in the app store that the app hasn't been updated since March 2011, that's nearly 5 years. So I wouldn't hold out any hope of being able to contact the developer or get any improvements made.
Zany Touch works great though, so I'm going to stick with that :)

Submitted by Paige on Monday, December 28, 2015

Ok, I just figured it out. When the voice says tap it, tap in the middle, close to the bottom of the screen. When it says pull it, swipe down with three fingers towards the top of the screen. For twist it, put your finger above and to the right of the home button and swirl it around in a tiny circle. Finally, for shake it you just have to shake the phone. Sometimes the sensors don't work so make sure that you are really forceful on the screen so the movements are registered. Hope this helps!

well, i tried it again. i got the shake and tap jestures but still the twist and pull don't work. anyway it looks like the game is full of bugs. for example it can say tap it and shake it together so i just don't know what to do and then i kind of lose the game. i think i'll stick to zany touch.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Thursday, December 31, 2015

You still have to play with VO off, but give BopIt a try. I think it's the best of all the games out there and has lots of different game modes.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Zany Touch and Zany Touch Free are both bopit style.
Touch. Tap the screen.
Swipe. Swipe in any direction.
Pinch. Pinch the screen.
Two-tap. Tap twice on the screen with one or two fingers.
Shake. Shake your phone.

Going back to what some of the users said. Sometimes the game may not register your phone shaking so shake a little furiously but not too furiously because that could cause damage to your device if it hits the ground from 5 ft or above.