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HANAFUDA Japan Free - Japanese Traditional Card Game

By Hidetoshi Hayakawa

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#1 Hanafuda Koi-koi App!

Supports online matches! (the ONLY Hanafuda iPhone app that does!)
Introducing the "Echigohana" card suit design! (FIRST and ONLY of all the Hanafuda games.)
Fully Supports Apple Game Center! (the ONLY iPhone app to do so!)
Supports iPhone4's high-resolution Retina display!
Include beautiful Japanese-style background music!
The fastest Hanafuda App with the best operability!
Includes instructional guides with complete explanations so that even beginners can play easily.

- Online Matches -(*i)
You can play online with players all over the world via the Internet (using 3G or a Wi-Fi environment) as long as your opponents have any "HANAFUDA Japan" series app.
It records your statistics, including your points, your win percentage and your number of straight wins.
There are no other iPhone Hanafuda Apps that support online play!

- "Echigohana" card suit design -(*ii)
This is our first time to introduce the Echigohana card suit design!
(The "Hachihachihana" card suit design is the most popular design, so this app includes both the "Echigohana" and "Hachihachihana" designs.)
This visual design is a bit different from Hachihachihana, the defining feature of Echigohana is that there are Chaff cards that depict classical Japanese Waka and entirely gold and silver colored.

- Game Center -
Your points, win percentages, and number of straight wins will all be registered on the worldwide Leaderboards which contain the highscore rankings.
You earn Achievement awards when certain conditions are met.
And also, you can extend friend invites to your opponents and invite friends. This app fully supports Game Center!

- iPhone4's Retina display -
When it comes down to it, the best part of Hanafuda is the beautiful card design!
This app supports iPhone4's high resolution Retina display!

- Beautiful Japanese-style background music -(*iii)
There are about 20 different background music tracks(BGMs), including Japanese Festival Music composed using Japanese Instruments. The Japanese instruments used include the Japanese zither (koto), the three-stringed banjo (shamisen), the vertical bamboo flute (shakuhachi) and the drum.
This app also includes a custom playlist function that allow you to select your favorite BGMs and order them as you like.

- Speedy and Easy to Use -
This app optimizes the size of cards and the user interface to maintain good visibility and operability even on the iPhone's smaller screen.
You can use this app to play Hanafuda easily and comfortably!

- Instructional Guides with complete Explanations -
Includes instructional guides with complete explanations so that even beginners can easily learn how to play.

*i~iii : In this free version some of these are available with an additional purchase.

- Koi-koi Local Play : 1 Player (6 Hands(seasons), 12 Hands, and Knockout mode(*a))
- Koi-koi Local Play : 2 Players (Bluetooth Client)
- Koi-koi Online Play (using Game Center's Matchmaking)(*b)
- Online Ranking (using Game Center's Leaderboards)
- Achievements (via Game Center)
- Statistics
- 3 Levels of CPU Difficulty (Easy, Normal and Hard(*c))
- 2 Hanafuda card suits (Hachihachihana and Echigohana(*d))
- 3 types of BGM ("Pure Japanese Musics", "Japanese Festival Musics"(*e) and "Custom Playlist"(*f))
- total of 20 different BGMs
- iPod BGM
- iOS 3.0 or higher iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (*g)
*a-f : In this free version, these features can be made available through an additional purchase.
*g : Features that use the Game Center's functionality, such as Online Play, Leaderboards and Achievements, are available with iOS 4.1 or higher on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2nd generation through 4th generation, and iOS 4.2 or higher on iPad.

What's New in Version 2.1.0

- Bug fix (mainly at Online Match)

- Online Match is available to matching each versions(Payed app and Free apps)

- iOS7 and 4inch display compatible

- LINE, Twitter and Facebook connection

- Adjust timing to decide Online Match conditions (months count and Cup ON/OFF)

- Add BGMs and background images, and so on.

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Customer Reviews

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This is the only game on my phone that I haven't deleted, and I have played a ton all the hit games. There is definitely a small learning curve when you first play. But it isn't bad and doesn't take long to learn especially with the help screen attached to the game. I wish there was a way to advertise this game and more people knew about it because in America people don't really know about it and if they did I think it would blow up. Don't hesitate to get the game!

This game is 5 stars but I wish there was a chat feature and/or some kind of social part of it whether you can add friends or there are some sort of group/guild to join go play with others. I wish it was easier to post to Facebook because the game makes you attach your Facebook account to your phone which forces you to do things I don't want to do. Because I want people to know about the game. I think adding some little things like this and more could really help the game explode and a ton of people with play more.

I freaking love this app

This is a great app that is easy to use for a complicated to learn (or really just memorize) game. The soundtrack is amazing and really gets me excited about playing a card game and gives me just the right mood for when I win make a match and for when my opponent makes one.

My only beef with the app is there is no button to restore in app purchases. While they can be restored by trying to buy the feature again there is no indication on if you have bought the item before or not and if you haven't then you just paid for something you may have thought you already bought. This isn't a major problem or an app breaking one but it does cost you money if make the mistake.

If if you are the developers of this app please add a restore purchases button and the app will be perfect.

I wish this game could be advertised!

This is a really fun game. I used another app, Kiki's Koi Koi, to learn the basics of the game, but this app gives you a better sense of how the scoring works. It does take a while to learn the ins and outs of this game but it is quite rewarding. I live in the USA, on the East Coast, and I find that I can hook up with online players in the mornings. Presumably these are the Japanese players. My friends are reluctant to play this game with me online, so I got a deck of cards that I can pull out on social occasions to try to interest my friends. I am disappointed that this app is only available on the iPhone and not on the iPad. However, it does make a great diversion when waiting for something to happen.

HANAFUDA Japan Free - Japanese Traditional Card Game
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.0
  • Size: 242 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Lift Local Point Limit$1.99
  2. Hard CPU Difficulty$1.99
  3. 500 Points$3.99
  4. Echigohana card design$3.99
  5. BGM Custom Play$1.99
  6. Japanese Festival Musics$2.99
  7. Lift Online Point Limit$1.99
  8. Knockout mode$2.99
  9. 200 Points$1.99