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  • Summary: A chiptune rhythm-action game that also teaches you something. Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chiptune adventure. Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy. Progress through 16 different worlds remembering patterns andA chiptune rhythm-action game that also teaches you something. Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chiptune adventure. Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy. Progress through 16 different worlds remembering patterns and repeating them in time to an all-original chip music soundtrack! Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each symbol in the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    80
    Hiragana Pixel Party is a welcome rarity: an educational game that’s both good fun and an effective learning tool. If you’ve ever wanted to read Japanese — whether for language study, travel, or playing import games — this is a great way to get started, and an enjoyable rhythm-based runner with an excellent chiptune soundtrack besides.
  2. 70
    Hiragana Pixel Party's main issue is that it is just merely an okay rhythm game on the Switch eShop. Even as somebody who doesn't play a lot of rhythm games I have a hard time believing that there are not better games in the genre available for the Switch. If you're interested in learning Japanese, the game might be a solid investment but otherwise the repetitive nature makes it difficult to recommend to anyone who isn't both a fan of rhythm games and interested in learning Japanese.
  3. Jan 5, 2018
    60
    Hiragana Pixel Party is a simple rhythm game that sets out to teach you how to read and pronounce Japanese characters. It could benefit from some more variety in gameplay, but if you fancy something that you can potentially benefit from, the challenge and the educational value could keep you engaged through its many missions.
  4. Jan 9, 2018
    60
    Hiragana Pixel Party may be a rhythm game but it's not on this side that its qualities stand out the most - its rhythm component is too simplistic and shallow, it's rather the game's educational side that allows it to best display its assets. Featuring a surprisingly fun mechanic that teaches its players to learn a series of Japanese characters, Hiragana Pixel Party achieves a satisfactory balance between educational content and fun.
  5. 40
    Hiragana Pixel Party is a game with an identity crisis – it’s too shallow to be a serious learning tool but it’s too serious about learning to be just fun. It’s on a console with more than a few proper rhythm games which feel more intuitive to play, and honestly you’ll pick up about as much Japanese from this game as you would while playing Project Diva with dual language subtitles on. I would have loved it to be more ambitious, and to find more ways to be a useful language acquisition tool, but as of now it’s only useful to players who want to learn just hiragana and katakana.
  6. Jan 8, 2018
    20
    The interest in learning Japanese has always been large for fans of gaming and geek culture, and tangential learning is a fantastic gateway into understanding the language. However, Hiragana Pixel Party works only in a tangential sense to memorise the easiest part of the language. With just a few tweaks, and some greater focus on learning more of the language, this could have been fantastic as either an actual teaching tool or learning aide. Sadly, though, instead it's about as useful as a deck of flash cards.
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  1. Apr 14, 2020
    0
    I speak Japanese and this game is totally useless. Thought I’d add it to my kids Nintendo Switch, but basically at this level of developmentI speak Japanese and this game is totally useless. Thought I’d add it to my kids Nintendo Switch, but basically at this level of development it’s just a scam. Expand