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Kana Quest Review
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Posted: 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Kana Quest is a puzzle game that teaches you how to read Japanese Katakana and Hiragana (a phonetic lettering system that's one component of the Japanese writing system). The puzzles are a grid of different Kana and Hiragana characters that you aim to move next to other characters with share a pronunciation sound. As you move the tile they make the sounds for you, so that as you play you learn what each character sounds like.

In this way you work to clear the puzzle boards. For example, a Ka and a Na would connect as they both have an "a" sound. When all Kana in a level are connected by matches, it's complete. The simple idea adds complexity as you progress with over 300 challenging levels. Some puzzles require figuring out the correct order of Hiragana. And others require the player to figure out the pronunciation of a Hiragana by looking at what connects with what.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 12/03/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Puzzle

Developer: Not Dead Designer (@NotDeadDesigner)


Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Kana Quest Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@NotDeadDesigner) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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