By now you would have heard of Hit-Point’s Tabikaeru which translates to Travel Frog. It has caught China by storm and we Malaysians also want to have a part in it. The tiny problem? It’s all in Japanese! But that won’t stop us from playing right?
For those who haven’t heard about this very zen-like simulation game, here’s a quick intro.
Frog loves to travel. You help Frog pack his travel bag with food, a lucky charm and travel equipment. Once Frog’s travel bag is ready, Frog is off on his adventures. Frog sends you snapshots of his fun adventures. As a gesture of appreciation for helping Frog pack, it returns with souvenirs for you, which are usually specialities of the places Frog visits.
What makes this game interesting is there is no rush to beat the clock or outrun anything. Its simplistic game play and nature-inspired UI creates a sense of calm and joy. Sending your little Frog out and eagerly waiting for his snapshot of his whereabouts and his cute souvenirs are rewards in itself.
We have done our best to translate the instructions from Japanese to English so you too can join in the fun.
PS: If you have a better translation, let us know in the comments.