Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Oct 6, 2008

The Next Great Nintendo Peripheral – The Cardboard Box

There’s no denying that the Wii has changed the way that we play video games. Prior to the console’s release we would hold a controller with a dozen or so buttons, and simply use our thumbs to get the desired on-screen response. Sure, back in the earlier days of gaming there were fewer buttons, but it was always the same concept. Then the Wii came along and we’ve been waving controllers to swing golf clubs, shoot a bow and arrow or control any number of actions. Well the most recently-announced game for Nintendo’s flagship console plans to change things up once again.

As one could imagine, Let’s Tap requires you to tap on something. You’ll set your Wiimote on a flat surface and just tap away. What you’re actually doing in the game still remains a bit of a mystery. Something tells me that you won’t be doing much that couldn’t be accomplished (or be just as easy) to do by “tapping” the A button.

The game will come with its own special cardboard box that is supposed to be ideal, but I’m going to hold out for a 3rd-party box. Maybe something with custom graphics, or made out of some sort of polycarbonate material. I don’t know why, but it almost seems like a crime not to play a game on my Wii without some sort of special attachment these days.


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