Hiragana Pixel Party has just turned up the volume on another musical update.

Released as a universal app last May, Hiragana Pixel Party is a game that is both fun and educational. It uses chiptune rhythm-based action to help players learn both hiragana and katakana.

What are hiragana and katakana, you ask? They’re the two writing systems used in the Japanese language. So, Hiragana Pixel Party is ideal for players who like to learn the basics of Japanese.

Having worked at a Japanese company, I happen to be already knowledgeable about hiragana and katakana. Even so, I am still very much entertained by Hiragana Pixel Party.

And I’m sure that even those who are not intent on learning Japanese can learn to love this game as well, what with its lovely pixel graphics and chiptune soundtrack.

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In fact, Hiragana Pixel Party’s chiptune soundtrack has just been enhanced with a couple of new songs. These songs are actually taken from Space Lift Danger Panic!, the new, free game from the developer of Hiragana Pixel Party.

In addition, an option to randomize the music is now included in the game.

Hiragana Pixel Party is available in the App Store for free.

According to the developer of the game, reading and spelling challenges on words are planned for the next update “to push the fun even further.” Can hardly wait!