Review: Tap My Katamari (Android)

You are the Prince, tasked by The King of All Cosmos to restore the universe and its stars by tapping. To do so, you’ve been given the Katamari, a magical ball that makes everything it touches stick to it. Grow your Katamari into a star and restore the universe!

Review Tap My Katamari (Android) (1)

Pros:

  • Classic Katamari cartoon graphics.
  • Google Play achievements.
  • Online leader boards.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Simple clicker game play. The game can play by itself and you speed up the taps by manually tapping the screen anywhere.
  • Game plays out where every 10 stages you go up a level. At the end of a stage, So level 10 you do a timed challenge where you need to collect your next item within the time limit. If you fail then you just play ton as usual with no progression. You can retry the event whenever you like though.
  • Earn coins for rolling up items and spend them on leveling up your Prince or cousins.
  • Buy cousins with in game coins.
  • Cousins can be leveled up and unlock abilities at levels 10,50,100,400,800 and 1600. Abilities could be that it increases your taps, more coins drop, better critical chance or even make your passive taps stronger, ie plays faster when your not tapping.
  • Game will always be playing even when you shut it down. When you do boot it you will get a stash of collected coins to redeem.
  • Classic Katamari Soundtrack.
  • Goal: Hit the goal displayed on screen to go into another part of the world.
  • Candy: Used to buy premium cousins and to upgrade them. Can also be used to randomly re rll any cousins abilities.
  • King: The king will randomly appear in the game, Click him and you will get a reward. Sometimes its money or candy. It can be hidden behind a watch an advert barrier.
  • Once your prince hits level 600 you can choose to turn your Katamari into a star and start again.
  • Stars: Earn stars for turning your Katamari into a star, The amount of stars you get is dependent on the size. With these stars you buy permanent boosts to make future runs quicker and more rewarding. You do eventually earn stars in game for every 10 levels you finish after hitting stage 100.
  • Unlock powerful abilities for Prince. There are three to unlock and they are: Do a fast roll, Do extra damage and the last one is earn as much money as you can tap in 30 seconds. Each one has a cool down.
  • Earn double coins by watching an advert every four hours. The buff lasts four hours so win win.
  • Full stats screen showing best Katamari, Highest stage reached, Cousin power and so much more.
  • Possible to make builds. You can make a powerful setup for having the game play itself or have one for making loadsa money quick, The customization and setup is actually very deep.

Cons:

  • A lot of advert watching.
  • In app purchases for candy.
  • Earning stars is really slow.
  • Prince can pop up and want you to watch a video when you are busy with an ability or timed challenge.
  • Restarting, ie turning into a star is great but you lose all progress and any candies you have used or even bought with real money is gone.
  • Never changes.
  • Battery killer.
  • Re rolling stats is expensive and being random is sometimes a bad thing.

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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