Language LianLianKan is a matching game. You pick two languages (presumably one you know and one you’re learning). When the game starts, two blocks fall from the top of the screen, each with a word in one of the languages. The idea is to click the corresponding words in each language (‘flower’ and 花, for example). The odd thing is, the pairs of falling blocks are already matched up. So ‘flower’ and 花 fall at the same time. And so on. All you have to do is click each pair as they fall. You can do it without knowing what either word means.
The game is harder if you deliberately wait and wait until the blocks pile up some, but that takes a while. Even when I accidentally clicked an intrusive iAd and had to close it to get back to the game, only two pairs had piled up. And if you wait too long, the game just ends
Even assuming you’re supposed to let the blocks pile up before matching them, it’s hardly a great learning learning game. The vocabulary choices are odd. My first game using Chinese & English included some basic words like 开始 ‘start’ and some like ‘condenser’ (I didn’t catch what that was in Chinese, but, like I said, I didn’t need to know to get it right. There are also a lot of proper names. ‘Kramer’ in Chinese, anyone? And there’s no way to select any sort of level.
I feel bad criticizing something that’s free (at this writing), but unless I’m missing something, I see no value, either entertainment or educational, in this game.
This is a slightly modified version of my review on the iTunes App Store.