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Hiragana Pixel Party

By Springloaded Ltd

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A game that also teaches you something!

Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chip-tune adventure! Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy.

Progress through six different worlds remembering patterns and tapping in time to an all original catchy soundtrack. Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each character in the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words!

* Six different worlds and themes
* 208 Characters
* Nearly 200 missions for each alphabet
* 5 gameplay types that challenge you in different ways
* No ads
* All-original score

Note: Currently, this is not an app for teaching words or phrases, but instead teaches how to recognize characters, and read them out as words.

Help us to add more features and modes through the in-game link.

What's New in Version 1.52

Maintenance update for iOS 8


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Customer Reviews

Fascinating educational experience

I find this game fascinating from a learning standpoint. It is fun to play (which makes me want to play more and beat more levels), the music is good (so I find myself tapping my foot to the beat), and unique in concept (which makes me want to tell people about it). But I think the coolest thing that makes this game stand out is the way that they switch up the skills being tested, so in one round you have to be able to recognize the sound and translate it to hiragana, in another round you have to recognize the hiragana and translate it to romaji, etc, and you can really pinpoint where your weaknesses are. Because it is set to music and you have to answer quickly, it really tests your instant recognition skills, helping you move from the mental process of "the 'a' looks like a cross with a sideways 9" to simple "that is an 'a'." My only complaint is that it may be difficult for someone rhythmically challenged (some of occasional syncopation I find difficult to juggle while remembering the characters).

Amazing except for one issue

This game would be the perfect Hiragana memory game. However, it's driving me nuts that the time between sequences you need to memorize and repeat is constant no matter how long the sequence is. That means that for longer sequences you have what seems about half a second to find where the characters are located after the game is done displaying the sequence and before you have to hit the first character. I wish the sequence could be displayed in smaller, so that the characters for input can already be on the screen. Alternatively it would be nice to have a constant time window between the sequence ending and having to select the first character. Every time the sequence is still showing and the first character box is already coming into the pictureI get totally freaked out and lose focus and flow

Awesome awesome awesome

I didn't think the game would be this fun. It's a great way to help you learn hiragana, but also learning it the characters quickly. As in, when you see the character you automatically think of the sound rather than have to think of a pneumonic and then the sound comes to mind. I also like that the pattern changes up! It's not just ああいう ああいう every time. You actually get to learn it! This game is wonderful! Oh yeah and I also love how sometimes they give you the character and you have to guess the English. It's a great way to make sure you actually know the character and the sound and the English. I love this game!

Hiragana Pixel Party
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.52
  • Size: 35.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Mega Pack$1.99
  2. Hiragana Mission Pack$0.99
  3. Katakana Mission Pack$0.99
  4. Song Pack$0.99

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