Tap Store gives you the chance to set up and run your own fashion store. Imagine Farmville but with clothes, and you've got a good idea of what the game is about.
The object of Tap Store is to create a successful women's fashion shop by buying and selling clothes. You start with an empty shop and just a few dollars in the bank. A tutorial explains how you can purchase items and lay them out in your store. After this, you're on your own, and must go about buying clothes, adding racks and furniture to the store, and managing deliveries.
Customers will slowly start to arrive in your shop and if you're lucky, they'll spend money, which you can use to get more stock and improve your store. The trouble with Tap Store, like Farmville, is that this whole process takes so long that it's very easy to get bored with. Accumulating enough money to do anything fun in Tap Store involves leaving the app running on your iPhone for hours.
Cunningly, the developer of Tap Store allows you to buy extra coins and inspiration points using real money, or get free ones by downloading sponsored apps. Personally, we wouldn't waste our money on Tap Store, but there are folks out there who love this sort of thing and who will break the bank to become a successful virtual entrepreneur.
Tap Store is very well presented. It boasts colorful graphics and a mellow, lounge music soundtrack that is strangely alluring. We also liked the fact that you can visit your neighbor's stores online to check out the competition.
Tap Store is a very slow-moving game. However, if you're a fan of Farmville-style games, it could be right up your street.