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Multiple Choice Mode vs. Input Mode

In Nihongo Quest, You can choose between two different types of battle modes. You can change between the two modes at any time on the options menu.

Multiple Choice Mode

In multiple choice mode, you will be given five options to select from to attack your enemy. Select the answer that represents either the pronunciation, meaning, or reading of the Japanese word.

If your answer is correct, you will be able to attack. If your answer is incorrect, you will be attacked, so be careful!

Input Mode

Using input mode, you have to type out the pronunciation, meaning, or reading of the Japanese word or character provided.

To make sure that you input the answer correctly, please use all lowercase letters. Additionally, there is an auto complete that becomes available after you type two characters. The best way to ensure your input will be correct is to either click on the auto complete or type your answer exactly how it appears in the auto complete.

Which should I use?

Basically, this comes down to the individual. If you’re not sure, you can always change your battle mode in the options menu to try out both. 

Some additional things to keep in mind are:

  • Input mode is probably more challenging. If you are looking for a challenge, input mode may be for you. Forcing yourself to output may also help with memorization.
  • Multiple choice provides for quicker battles. If you want to complete the game quickly, multiple choice mode may be for you.
  • If you’re playing the game using a controller, it may be easier to use multiple choice mode. Input mode requires use of a keyboard.

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