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Ninja Words Adventure Lite

By sazanami

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A quiz RPG to learn Japanese Kanji with pleasure!
Recommended to Kanji fan English readers.

Lite version finishes at the end of Chapter 2.

For the Japanese readers, this is also
a great game to learn English words naturally.
Try and experience the amazing speed that
you learn new English words.

*** Advance the story! ***
A boy called Sky is a Ninja fan who came over from USA.
His objective is to enter the Ninja school in Japan.

Sky gets picked up by a girl called Ayame,
who is a far relative of him.
In fact, Ayame is a senior student of the Ninja school too.
They have decided to go to the Ninja school together.

However, a serious trouble has happened at the Ninja school.
Sky and Ayame have started their journey to solve the trouble.

*** The battle against mysterious Ninjas! ***
Enemy Ninjas appear on the way of the journey.
Fight against them using the item "Spell Ball",
which has the Ninja skill inside.

To use a "Spell Ball", you need to answer
the English word that the Kanji means.
It is possible to attack when you answer correctly.

The "Skill Ball" that enemies use appears as English words.
You can defend it by answering the correct Kanji of the word.

*** Win the battle and get "Spell Balls"! ***
When you win the battle, you learn Ninja skills
that the enemy used as "Spell Balls".
(You won't learn it unless you answer the question correctly)

*** Defeat strong Ninjas with special skills! ***
As the story progress, you get special Ninja skills,
which activate by combining 2 or more "Spell Balls".
Defeat strong enemy bosses by activating special Ninja skills.

*** Comical characters ***
There are many comical characters,
including the main characters, Sky and Ayame.
Their comical action performs entertaining
event scenes inside the story.

What's New in Version 1.1.2

- Bug fixed.

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Customer Reviews

A fun way to learn Kanji but be patient

I like the dialogue in this game as well as the battles to choose words based on the Kanji. As you get better, you can easily translate and it becomes a fun way to test your memory. Also, you do more damage as you quickly choose the correct Kanji to define an English word. It helps to know the numbers from the manzu tiles in Mahjong if you get counting numbers 1-9 to translate.

Only problem is that the game shouldn't force series of battles against you as it encourages grinding; beat a couple enemies and lose to the 3rd one, and you gotta level to have enough hp to afford to make a mistake. It'd be much better if it was 1 on 1 battles where if you lose, you'd fight whoever you lost to. However, as you learn more kanji, you can win easier and if you have enough spell balls, you can start skipping battles in this gauntlet.

I recommend you try to be patient around that ninja gauntlet at the end of chapter 1. I say this because I felt a Eureka effect as I started correlating words and skipped a battle since I got enough spell balls. It's really a fun way to learn but you have to persevere through this gauntlet. Afterwards, the spell balls can eventually lead to combos as well, adding some depth.


Best game ever! It doesnt crash for me so I'm pretty sure they fixed it; and i use one of the first iPod Touches.


I cannot think of any better game to learn kanji

Ninja Words Adventure Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 12.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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