With Japanese Virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, anyone can be a music producer. Most Hatsune Miku music can be heard for free, which made it even more astounding when it was reported that Hatsune Miku-related sales topped $100 million. That's nuts!
I myself have spent around $50 on CDs and stuff, but I still can't shake the image that Miku equals free. And naturally, Hachune Denchi, the app I'm here to review today, is also free, but it's of such high quality that I wouldn't mind paying for it.
Basically, the app is a widget that shows how much battery you have left depending on how high Hachune (a variation of the Hatsune Miku character) is holding a negi onion. Stick it on your home screen by doing a long tap, tapping for widgets, then picking out the Hachune Denchi widget.
While this in itself is pretty cool, I personally think this app shines most in its bonus game. Tap on the Hachune widget and...
It's a Hachune farming game called "Hachune Hoshi"!
Slide across the screen to spin the star around. Looks like there are some weeds or something, so let's give it a tap and...
Hachune runs over and harvests them with her onion! Earn a certain amount of experience points and something special is supposed to happen, but I won't ruin the surprise! Whenever you've got a couple free moments, you can clean up the star with a few quick taps.
The game itself is a simple way to unwind, but I can't get over how cute Hachune wobbles around the star.
This app offers both a useful battery indicator as well as a fun little Hachune Hoshi game. It's free, fun, and helpful. Such apps are oddly rare, but it's not odd that one of them features Hachune Miku. Free apps plus free Miku equals something definitely worth paying for. Hachune Denchi is a wonderful example of this.
Device used: Xperia arc (SC-01C)
Last updated: 3/27/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.2 and higher
Translation by Jason Morgan