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iPad: Kana Attack - learn Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

07-30-2011, 10:32 AM
#1
Joined: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
Kana Attack - learn Japanese Hiragana and Katakana



http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kana-attack/id451690838?mt=8

DESCRIPTION:

Learning the Japanese alphabets – Hiragana and Katakana – is easy, fast and exciting with the highly engaging and culturally rich Kana Attack!

Learning the Japanese Kana (Hiragana and Katakana) is the first and most important step in studying the Japanese language.

Kana Attack features:

★ 4 Games –Fully interactive and entertaining featuring 5 cute and mischievous Japanese Yōkai.

★ Hiragana & Katakana Flash Cards with audio and Romaji.

★ Hiragana & Katakana Study Charts with audio and Romaji.

★ Information about Japan, its 47 prefectures and the specialities of various regions (including maps).

★ Traditional Japanese folklore, sounds, artwork and objects.

Use a traditional Mochi hammer 杵 to whack the mischievous Yōkai 妖怪 (Japanese monsters) as they scamper across your screen carrying the Kana.

Collect prizes from the different prefectures of Japan as you complete each game!

Experience traditional and beautiful Japanese themed backgrounds, buttons and sounds.

Train your brain with Flash Cards and Study Charts that feature high quality audio recordings to help you develop pronunciation.

Kana Attack has been designed in close collaboration with an award winning Japanese Education Specialist and is the perfect package for beginners learning the Japanese Language.

DOWNLOAD it from iTunes!
08-02-2011, 10:23 AM
#2
Joined: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
Learn Japanese with this

I have 5 Promo Codes to give away. First 5 to PM me if you're interested.

www.mushroompudding.com - Outstanding Australian Made Apps

08-02-2011, 10:27 AM
#3
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PM sent, thanks!
08-02-2011, 01:17 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
PM sent.
08-02-2011, 02:07 PM
#5
PM sent!!
08-02-2011, 04:32 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Promo Code

PM sent.

Thanks!
08-03-2011, 01:55 AM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
Thanks

Thanks for the interest everyone! I'm all out of promo codes now.

I'm an indie developer and could really use some support, so if you have time, I would really appreciate a review on the Appstore. Even just a rating would be ok!

Hope you like the app, and hope it helps your study of Japanese!


Thank you

Marshu Sensei

www.mushroompudding.com - Outstanding Australian Made Apps
08-05-2011, 03:53 PM
#8
I just found out that the App Store no longer allows reviews from those who have gotten promo codes, so I will post my review here.

I have always loved Japanese culture, and have been trying to learn the language off and on for years. But it's not easy for an old dog like me to learn something this complicated! But with Kana Attack, learning has become fun again! I really enjoy the learn/play aspects of it, and the challenge of the games makes me want to study more.

The graphics are beautifully traditional-- the makers of Kana Attack obviously love Japanese culture as much as I do. The one negative is that controlling exactly where the hammer comes down is a bit tricky.

If you want a fun challenge in learning Japanese, get Kana Attack!
08-05-2011, 10:26 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,714
Thanks for the code. I wasn't able to leave a review either, so here are some thoughts:

Nice app, with an integrated game to help learn katakana and hiragana.

I have had a couple things that could be tweaked. When I go to play a game, the game starts with a kana on top and kana going across the bottom. It says "Time" and doesn't matter what character I hit, it's an X and goes into a regular game.

The hammer really needs to be used straight up/down, which is tough because you drag the hammer to hit the Yōkai. I do sometimes hit another answer when I don't mean to do so. I'd probably prefer to touch the Yōkai and have the hammer come down automatically.

There is a sets of kana study charts and flash cards where you can look at the kana and listen to the sound. More game modes, such as focusing only on particular kana sounds might be a good addition so you can learn them in stages.

Overall, nice app for assisting in learning katakana and hiragana.
08-07-2011, 08:18 PM
#10
Joined: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you!

Wow, thank you for those great reviews guys!

Also, I have a question about the price of the app. Do you guys think $1.99 is a reasonable price? Too cheap, too expensive in regards to the quality of the app?

Appreciate your feedback.

Thank you

Matt

www.mushroompudding.com - Outstanding Australian Made Apps