[Tap Jockey] is a horse racing game.(for iPhone)
You run your horse by tapping the screen and adjusting its speed.
Each horse has values on 3 features; "speed" "stamina" and "sense".
You can create a unique horse by adjusting each value with points earned at races.
Points are awarded when you win a race,
then you can adjust each features before proceeding to the next race (*maximum 6 races).
|- Simple Mode -|
[Basic Control] (Run your horse)
Tap one of 3 tap zones to run your horse.
1) Tap Zones
Center Tap Zone... The horse will run along the track.
Up and Down Tap Zones... The horse will run towards the indication of arrows within the track.
Normal Tap ... Keep the speed by tapping at normal speed.
Fast Tap... Raise the speed by tapping at faster speed.
No Tap... Decrease the speed by not touching any of Tap Zone.
3) Speed Meter
Speed meter is divided in 2 sections.
Bottom of the left meter is zero, top of the right meter is the maximum speed.
When you go beyond the top of the left meter, it moves on to right meter.
*Once in right meter, the speed will not go lower than bottom of right meter even during No Tap.
4) Stamina Meter
Left end of Stamina Meter is zero, right end is the maximum.
Stamina will decrease as you run the horse.
The faster the Speed, the faster the decrease of the Stamina.
When Stamina Meter empties, the speed will decrease automatically.
1) Menu screen
You can select from Normal Mode, Easy Mode and *Hard Mode.
When selected press [START] to confirm (Move on to Parameter Screen)
*Hard Mode can only be selected when you complete Normal Mode.
*To view help, press [HELP].
2) Parameter Screen
Choose your horse.
Adjust your horse's ability by using your points in 3 features (Speed, Stamina, Sense)
Adjust value in each categories by using Up and Down arrows.
When adjusted, press [OK] to confirm (Move on to Program)
*Value cannot be lowered than its original value.
[Explanation of each features]
Speed... Speed of the horse will be raised.
Stamina... Raise the stamina of the horse.
Sense... Raise acceleration of the horse to avoid losing stamina.
*Value can be raised by using points earned (Minimum 5 points, Maximum 40 points)
*Points are awarded when you win a race, so each features can be adjusted again.
3) Program Screen
Displays info on race and all 8 horses by gate numbers.
When checked, tap the screen (Move on to Race Screen).
[NUM] ... Gate number at start. Number is smaller in the inner course.
[HORSE] ... Names of horse.s
[TYPE]... Indication of the types of horses and their strategies.
+[ ---> ] Front-runner... The horse who leads, or tries to lead, the field from start.
+[ -->- ] Closer... The horse who stays at front of the field and targets front-runner.
+[ ->-- ] Looker... The horse who stays in latter of the field and chase the others.
+[ >--- ] Stretch-runner...The horse who stays behind the field to save for the finish.
[Rating]... 4 imaginary critics predict each horse's ability and give tips
Order of valuation is ...-D-C-B-A where A is the highest
*High valuation does not promise the win.
You must consider types of each horse along with the race development to win.
4) Race screen
Displays race info and plays the fanfare. (Can be skipped)
The gate will open 3 counts after the fanfare (or after skip) and the race will begin.
A few seconds after all horses finish, tap the screen. (Move on to Result Screen)
*For how to play, refer to [Basic Control].
5) Result Screen
Displays number, name and time of each horse by race result.
When checked, tap the Button.
*10 points are awarded if you win between [Pawn Cup] and [Queen Cup], and you can proceed to the next race.
*After the race which you don't win, or after [King Cup], it goes back to Menu Screen.
- Career Mode -|
*only Full version
In Career Mode you can breed your own racehorse by using your earnings.
-Select a broodmare and buy.
-Select a sire and mate.
-Enter the foal for a race.
-Win prizes and breed another racehorse.
In Career Mode you can run a horse for 12 times.
-In the Career Mode the length of a race is 1200m only.
-A horse has a class, as you win it can go for a higher class.
-A racehorse can run for a race of the same class or 1 level higher class.
-The class of a racehorse increases as follows 6 -> 5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1 -> S
-If 4th place or higher you can win a prize.
-A racehorse in Career Mode gets scores.
-Depending on the race results scores are added.
-A racehorse that finishes running 12 races will be retired, a new horse need to be bred.
In Career Mode you can adjust your horse’s ability by using your points
-A racehorse has 3 abilities; Speed, Stamina and Sense
-At the end of a race the racehorse earns points.
-Number of points to be earned depends of the race results.
-Each racehorse has its own initial ability, but this is unknown to the user.
-Each racehorse has its own limit of ability, but this is unknown to user.
-The points you earn can be divided freely between each abilities, but it cannot go beyond the racehorse’s ability. It is important to divide with care.
[Register a race](1)(2)(3)(4) -> [Adjust horse's abilities](5)(6) -> [Start race](7)|