Description: The game has seven stages: five
educational stages and two challenges (tests). The goal of
the game is learning hiragana. From the main menu you can go
to any out of the five senshi stages, Tuxedo Mask challenge
or Lemur challenge (Lemures to taiketsu). In order to pass
the Tuxedo Mask stage you must get "5" score. Lower score
will return you to one of the senshi stages and then back to
Tuxedo Mask until you pass it. Once you pass the Tuxedo Mask
stage you go to the Lemur stage (which can also be accessed
from the main menu without completing previous stages).
Sailor Moon stage:
You will be shown a table with all hiragana letters.
Controlling a UFO-like unit you can select any letter and
will be shown how to write it, pronounce, and one word
example. You can continue this mini-game as long as you want
or end it at any time by pressing "A" button. Next you will
be learn to discern several hiragana that look similar (such
as "ね" and "れ"). ぱいなげげーむ (pie throwing game): you will be
shown two hiragana, and then a robot throws a pie with a
hiragana letter written on it. While the pie flies (around
two seconds) you should press correct button. If you make a
mistake, the pie will hit your face, otherwise you catch it.
After the game you have an option to repeat it or proceed to
the next stage ("あそぶ" and "あそばない" respectively). The same
option will be offered after each "main" senshi mini-game.
Sailor Venus stage:
Minako will show you several examples of homophones, such as
"飴" "雨" (rain and candy; both are pronounced as "ame"),
palindromes ("きつつき"), as well as some examples of words
changing meaning due to adding more letters in the end or in
the beginning. Mini-game: ききゅうですごろくげーむ (kanji and katakana
are always spelled in hiragana, since it's a hiragana
learning game) - Balloon Sugoroku Game. Sugoroku is a game
where you throw a dice and then move your piece according to
the result. Depending on what position you get, you can get
several items in your balloon's basket, lowering your
aircraft close to the water level, or throw them out,
raising it. If your balloon touches the water, you lose. You
can also lose at once if you don't win one of several
mini-games you encounter on your way. Beating the whole
sugoroku largely depends on luck.
Sailor Mars stage:
Rei will explain you some basic rules for pronouncing
hiragana with added dakutens and youons. しりとりおかいものげーむ (Shiritori
Shopping Game): shiritori is a game where you have to say a
word starting with the same kana that was in the end of
previous game. You'll see a table with pictures of several
items and should pick the ones with correct names.
Sailor Jupiter stage:
Mako will teach you several onomatopoeia words. After that
you can learn a few Japanese adjectives. きせかえめいくあっぷげーむ (Kisekae
Make-up Game). Kisekae is basically a dressing game. Mako
will say you an adjective describing some item (e.g.,
"yellow hat"), and then you should dress Chibiusa using that
Sailor Mercury stage:
Ami will teach you several verbs and prepositions.
ふわふわしゃぼんげーむ (Soft Soap Game): controlling a water hose
moving from left to right, you have to burst one out of the
three bubbles that contain prepositions inside and thus drop
the word on the board floating below. If you pick a wrong
bubble, the preposition inside bursts together with the
Tuxedo Mask stage:
this is a test of your knowledge of hiragana, learned in
previous stages. You will be asked several questions and
have three possible answers to each. Your score depends on
quantity of correct answers. If your final score is too low,
you will be returned to one of senshi stages to improve your
knowledge before trying to pass the test again.
Lemures to taiketsu stage:
The lemur you have to beat has two forms: larva and imago.
First you should attack the lemur when she shows from behind
rocks, making sure you don't hit accidentally the crystal
she sometimes holds in hands. After five hits the lemur
starts to fly and you have to hit one more time pressing "B"
button when crosshair and the lemur meet. Once defeated, the
lemur evolves into her imago form. Sailor Moon and Chibimoon
confront her again and have to pass another hiragana
knowledge test. This is the most difficult challenge in the
game, since you have to answer ten questions in a row, and
can't make a single mistake. One mistake will return you to
beginning of the test, and failing the test three times,
you'll have to start the whole stage anew.
The only way to play this game is to buy an actual Playdia
console. Below you can download
video (recorded from Playdia console) showing the whole game
game play videos are recorded by Anton Ptitsyn.