Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle

Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    24,455
  • Date Added:
    November 10, 2003
  • File Size:
    26.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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If you want to learn a bit of written Japanese, the Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle will help. Note that none of the programs pronounces the words. Although you cannot create your own word lists, the package comes with six lists, and registered users can download more from the company's site.

The Nihongo Machine is a standard flash-card and quiz program. The quiz rates your performance on time and number of incorrect answers as well as on correct answers.

The Game Pack features two Japanese vocabulary games. In the first, Kanji Invaders, you destroy each row of invaders by shooting them with the alien defender that has the same meaning as the kanji, switching among defenders with the mouse wheel or with number keys 1 to 5. The visual representation of the defender has no relation to the word's meaning, though, and winning doesn't correspond to learning.

In the second game, Advance, you line up three or more identical tiles to make them disappear. Hovering your mouse above a tile displays information about the associated kanji, and clicking on two tiles switches their position. After each level, you take a quiz. It took some study of the Read Me file and judicious use of the Show Me a Move command, but, once we figured out how to play, Advance was fun and educational. Overall, this is a solid and amusing package for learning kanji.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"smart.fm is better"

June 18, 2009  |  By crunchiehime

 |  Version: Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle 1.0

Pros

IMO, nothing. I prefer free things which do NOT install on my machine if at all possible.

Cons

It doesn't pronounce the words, which I can get at smart.fm, hence the reason I prefer it.

Summary

Bottom line: I'd recommend taking a look at smart.fm first before committing to this. ????????

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1 stars

"50MB (trial) for a program that doesn't display graphics."

July 15, 2006  |  By YakkSoho

 |  Version: Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle 1.0

Cons

Flashcard graphics do not load. Gamescreen does not respond. The layout and usability is poor and it takes up monstrous amounts of memory for just the trial (50MB). Program is useless.

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5 stars

"File corrupted"

January 13, 2005

 |  Version: Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle 1.0

Summary

I have download the software and when tried to unzip, it says that file is corrupted. I downloaded for second time and then also it says file is corrupted. Will the responsible person look into it.

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5 stars

"It reduces the drudgery of flashcards"

July 28, 2004

 |  Version: Japanese Kanji Game Pack/The Nihongo Machine Bundle 1.0

Summary

I use flashcards to learn Kanji. This set of programs has an excellent course that helps you through the hiragana, katakana and kanji. And then to mix it up and make it fun, there are 2 nifty games that allow you to test yourself. I strongly recommend this package to ANYONE studying Japanese kanji.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Silent Monkey Productions
Publisher web site http://www.silentmonkeyproductions.com
Release Date November 10, 2003
Date Added November 10, 2003
Version 1.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 26.25MB
File Name NM_and_GamePack-trial.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,455
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Vocabulary lists limited
Price $25

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