If you've been having trouble learning kana, and you love Tetris, this could be the game for you.
We came across this game and couldn't help but add it to the list. There are already plenty of articles, games, and weird methods for learning hiragana and katakana (kana). The game claims it makes learning the two alphabets easy for a few reasons:
- The game is Tetris-style, so you already know how to play
- Each kana character is introduced slowly, over twenty levels
- Games are fun and easy to pay attention to
The game doesn't teach anything else (no grammar, vocabulary, kanji, or anything). But if you've been having trouble learning kana, and you love Tetris, this could be the game for you.
The training mode teaches batches of kana at a time. First hiragana, in あいうえお order (voiced alongside their unvoiced partners), and then katakana. The difficulty curve is steep, in that adding more characters means less chance of seeing something you need to study.
Is it worth the price? Probably not. It's similar to most free flash games that have been released online for the last decade. But I did have a good, frustrating time playing through the early levels.