When learning a new language, I need need help every once and while getting focused and entertained. I don’t have that problem when I’m gaming. But I found something that fixed that problem!
Perfect for those of us who are addicted to games, but want to learn. This is also one of the few ways my little brother will study Spanish. He actually WANTS to play this, haha.
Just wanted to point out that this company didn’t ask me to review this app. As someone who LOVES studying other languages, and can get a tiny bit addicted to games, (ok, way addicted) this app is perfect for me. I found this app a little while back, and have been using it every single day.
Introducing my character:
A few facts you should know first:
- Languages: Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, English, Japanese.
- Free, because Oins can be obtained in the daily login. Unless you want to purchase Oins with real cash. (Though cheap.)
- You can make your own cards, as well as purchase other people’s cards!
- Uses TTS (Text To Speech) on your device. This is the voice that reads your words. You can get some fancy ones from app stores for free. I use Samsung TTS, with High Quality. Works very well!
I’ve been wanting to keep up with my Spanish study. I’m so glad I found this app.
When you first start the game, you’ll have to create your character. The amount of customization is pretty large. You’re sure to make yourself original.
You’ll need to pick the language you’re learning. You get to choose from Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, English, or Japanese. I chose Spanish, but will later work on my Korean. You can switch between the languages as long as you own the cards.
You’ll have a few options when it comes to which game modes you’ll want to play:
- Daily Quest: Main way to get Safarits. You can obtain Hat Tokens, and experience as well.
- Safari: Place to use your Safarits. Challenges are here, and ways to unlock new worlds.
- Freeplay: Pretty much a place to just study. You can obtain a Safarit after defeating a certain amount of monsters though.
So when you pick your game mode, you’ll get into battle. If you have new cards, it’ll help you out by spelling most of the word/sentences at first. Then little by little it’ll challenge you more and more. What I love about this game is it doesn’t just throw a card at you and expect you to memorize it fast. It actually helps you. Plus, if you do answer incorrectly, it will just take you back a step and guide you into learning it. As you master the words/sentences over time, you’ll see them less frequently. The game is programmed to help you learn what you’re struggling with, as well as review.
Do you know what “which?” is in Spanish?
Alright, so you’re getting into a battle. You can do this! The monsters look intimidating, but trust me, they’ll be easy to defeat after some studying! You’ll have to combine gems to match a certain color/element. If you’re skilled, you can even get combos.
Didn’t know this? Well, this app taught me. It’s actually one of the easiest ones to remember IMO.
Hat Tokens: Needed to buy new hats. Gives us some motivation to save up and purchase a fancy hat. There is a good amount of them too. Some hats however can only be obtained after completing a certain amount of conditions. An example would be… a number of total critical hits in battle. It would unlock a specific hat. Hats can also be obtainable in the Safari.
Safarits: Needed to enter the Safari and complete challenges. You can unlock new worlds, see new sceneries, fight new monsters and bosses, and unlock more hats! I haven’t unlocked any new worlds, but I’m excited to do so. These aren’t some cheaply drawn monsters and sceneries. They’re pretty detailed and eye catching.
Oins: This is needed to purchase and make new cards. Cards can either be words, or sentences. From what I remember, you start with 100 Oins, which is a generous amount given by the game. That’s 100 free cards! Oins can be obtained for free from the daily login, but could be purchased for real cash as well. It’s pretty much to support the game. They’re cheap as well. I plan to purchase them in the near future, for sure. This game is helping me study so much easier.
Each monster is weak to an element. If you use an ability a monster is weak to, it’ll do bonus damage. There are four elements:
Fire strong against Earth
Water strong against Fire
Electric strong against Water
Earth strong against Electric
Cards contain words or phrases that you want to learn. You can purchase premade decks in the Bookstore, which is what I suggest, or make your own! Each card costs one Oin. So if you see a deck of 23 cards, it’ll cost you 23 Oins. If you don’t want a certain card in a deck, then you can simply deselect it, and save Oins. If you make your own card, it will cost one Oin as well. You could also purchase player made decks, from Community tab! There some decks already made by players, which is pretty neat.
You can choose from 4 modes in the Daily Quest:
- Short: 10 minutes
- Medium: 20 minutes
- Standard: 25 minutes
- Long: 30 minutes
The longer the mode, the more Hat Points you can gain. As well as experience. Also, you’re more likely to learn words and memorize faster.
You can add friends!
There is a Social tab that allows you to see your friends progress. You can also summon them into battle to help you out in the Safari!
- Do your daily quest! Safarits are important to unlocking new worlds!
- You can’t have more than 9 Safarits at a time. So be sure to use them when you can!
- Invite people to join you as you level. My little brother and I learn at the same pace. So it’s fun to see how we progress.
- As you unlock world’s in the Safari, you’ll be able to travel to those world’s in the Daily Quest and the Freeplay.
That’s pretty much to it! Want to join? Feel free to add me on there! Artichoke.
My Rating: 5 Lit fireflies
What do you think? I think this app is brilliant. Gaming to help us learn.