Fude Samurai

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    Fude Samurai

    by: Osom Videogames 2.7K 5

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    Fude Samurai's review

    Published: 2013-04-03, by Peter Warrior.

    Learn Japanese and save your girl at once

    • Interesting arcade and learning mix
    • Use of gestures both in game and in kanji drawing
    • Great overall design
    • It may be too simple


    Many developers are already aware that there are umpteen ways to mix learning and gaming, and how powerful a game can be to teach some concepts. Osom, a newborn start-up, has taken a great challenge and developed a game in which you have to beat enemies in a usual button-masher sidescroller but also draw and learn Japanese kanji in order to win.

    The side-scrolling part of the game, though beautifully presented both by cutscenes and overall design, is quite simple: your ever-running samurai must save his girl from the claws of an oni-demon and defeats incoming enemies by tapping on them. More powerful enemies require more taps, and you can spend life points to cast spells, aka power-ups. As your life bar and your mana bar are the same, it adds a little element of strategy here. These magics are performed through gestures on screen. By the way, deers and chicks will penalize you when killed, so look where you tap first.

    The most interesting part comes when you are asked to draw a kanji and learn its meaning. In case you didn't know, kanji must be drawn in a particular order and direction, and the rating you will get depends on how much help you needed. It might not be useful for learning Japanese from scratch, but it can be the perfect complement for a beginner in such a complex language. Graphics can be chosen HD or non-HD, just to be sure this game runs on nearly any known device.

    Game supports eight languages and Japanese, and it's been developed by Osom games, a young and promising start-up. Give it a go, if out of mere curiosity.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Apr 03, 2013


    Would you like to play and learn Japanese at the same time? Are you interested in Japanese culture? If the answer is yes, definitely Fude Samurai is your game. Learn japanese or die trying.

    •Learn 103 Kanjis from JLPT Noken 5
    •Study all vocabulary related to kanjis from JLPT Noken 5
    •Multilanguage available ( English, Spanish, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, German, Japanese, French and Italian )
    •Fude samurai has 6 world plenty of enemies to fight.

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    Users comments for Fude Samurai

    Jess Bird

    by Jess Bird

    Mar 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    So much fun!

    William Chappell

    by William Chappell

    Jan 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really fun and awesome plus a great way to learn kanji and funny story line

    Amy Hopper

    by Amy Hopper

    Jan 02, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Installed only to find I have to pay to play any of it. Scam!

    Fendy Thomas Tjuwandi

    by Fendy Thomas Tjuwandi

    Dec 24, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    This app helps me memorize Japanese kanji. Fun but also keeps me on my toes everytime I have to stroke kanjis.

    Ari Iskander Krohn Berle

    by Ari Iskander Krohn Berle

    Dec 04, 2016  |  "Great"

    Very fun way to review kanji! Having problems buying the full game because of an error though. It states that I have no payment option registered.

    Kris Ratliff

    by Kris Ratliff

    Oct 06, 2016  |  "OK"

    I would like to maybe purchase the other levels of the game. However, when I try and do so I get the following; "Error - Transaction failed - invalidClient, message error: The Android Marketplace app has not been properly configured with an account." I know this is not accurate as I can make purchases in many of my other games without issue. Please advise.