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Nihongo is a typing game that was designed to help those learning the Japanese language learn and memorize the two Japanese phonetic alphabets: Hiragana, used for particles and "spelling" out Kanji; and Katakana, used for onomatopoeiae and foreign words/names.

The game features 3 difficulty settings and charts for each alphabet, as well as a rudimentary scoring system so you can track how far you get each time.


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Nihongo.zip 2 MB

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I really can't complain too much except for adding a couple features, at the title screen it'd be nice if you could type instead of clicking to choose a mode. Another small feature would be to have a failure screen that shows what you missed, and the romanji for it in case you forgot, that way you don't have to go through the chart to remind yourself. If you could add these 2 things I would play this non-stop til I have mastered all difficulties.

Duly noted, and thank you for the feedback! I'll look into making these changes when I have the time, which may not be for a few weeks since the final projects for my classes are just getting started. Thank you again!