If I'm ever invited to an offline meeting with my online friends, I will be at a loss of words. I wish if I were good at face to face communication, but that doesn't necessarily mean I don't like communicating with people. I just need something to break the ice.
This Android app, 10 Second Ota-Shindan (10秒ヲタ診断; 10 Second Otaku Checker) will help me in such situations. The app contains four mini-games: "2 Hiki no Tsundere (Two Tsundere)," "Otaku no Kagami (The Otaku Mirror)," "Otoko no Aisho Shindan (Compatibility Test for Men)," and "Moe Awase (Moe Matching Game)."
First I will show you "2 Hiki no Tsundere" and "Otoko no Aisho Shindan". Both played with two people.
"2 Hiki no Tsundere" is a kind of personality assessment game. It judges each person's degree of tsundere-ness. "Tsunedere" is a Japanese otaku slang to describe a character who is cold at first but becomes warmer later.
Touch the faces of the bears to make their heads puff up like balloons. it shows the results, like "Tsun-Tsun (clod and cold)," "Tsun-Dere (cold and then warm)," or "Dere-Dere (warm and warm)." For example, in the picture above, both players were rated as "Dere-Dere."
"Otoko no Aisho Shindan" is a similar game, but only for males.
Like "2 Hiki no Tsundere," the players touch the heart-shaped buttons decorated with roses. Then it shows the masculine affinity between the two. I tried it with my friend just for the sake of this review, but it told us that we were "best couple" as shown above. Um... OK. Too bad this app doesn't contain a game to assess affinity with females.
Both of these mini-games only take about ten seconds each (hence the name of the app), so I believe it gives me chances to break the ice with new people quickly.
The other two mini-games featured in this app can be played just by yourself.
"Otaku no Kagami" is a personality assessment game similar to "2 Hiki no Tsundere," but intended for only one person.
It assesses your degree of otaku-ness. The results change each time, so try it until you're satisfied. By the way, the man telling you the results seems like the same person in "Otoko no Aisho Shindan." I'm not quite sure why this app is obsessed with macho men.
The last mini-game is "Moe Awase." In this game, you choose two cards; one of which shows an image of an anime girl, and the other showing an item. The combination of these cards creates a moe character, and you can view their image and comments.
For example, you can create characters like a "Bear-hat Wearing Highhanded Girl," or a "Goofy Girl Wearing an Eye Patch." There seems to be no macho man in this mini-game, so you can sit back and enjoy the girls.
In the end, this app lacks depth, so it's more of a conversation starting tool than an actual game. Though the mini-games are short, I'm sure it will prove useful and fun in situations like offline meetings and otaku conventions.
Device used: EVO WiMAX(ISW11HT)
Last Updated: 6/11/2011
Compatibility: Android 1.6 or higher
Translated by Ryota Kasai