She Nian is an update on the old classic snake game and is designed to help people practice and learn Mandarin Chinese. To enhance the learning the game uses a spaced repetition algorithm that determines which character is to be found. At the end of each level the learner is presented with a summary of their performance.
This free version is limited to numbers and the user chooses whether they want to be prompted in English, Pinyin or by the sound of the character. They then score points by correctly identifying the crate containing the answer.
But be careful, obstacles are scattered around the play area and any crash will result in damaging She Nian's health. If you crash three times you loose a life. Getting the wrong answer is an immediate loss of life.
From time to time bonus characters appear, but be quick you only have 30 seconds to find it and get the extra points. If you manage to frighten one of the hidden rats out of it's lair and catch it you'll get an extra life.
Play as a guest or register for free at www.monkeygrange.com to record your high scores
We hope you enjoy our first game and have fun learning and practicing your Mandarin.
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Have fun and try and beat the high score.