Slime Forest Adventure, or "Project LRNJ," is a retro-styleRPG for PCs. To win, you must learn the Japanese language. Not your character; you, the player.Enemies attack by throwing Japanese at you. You have to respond by typing the correct meaning or pronunciation (whichever is asked for). If you make a mistake, you lose health, after which the correct answer (usually with a mnemonic) will be displayed.You can download the free demo and buy the full version from the Project LRNJ website.
Excuse Plot: It's something about a potato farmer and a kidnapped princess, but really, if you're playing this game for any reason other than learning Japanese, you're doing it wrong.
A stated goal of the developer is to eventually make the game fun for anyone, even those with no interest in Japanese. But it still has a way to go in that regard.
Fauxlosophic Narration: Only once. In the first level of the first dungeon, when opening one particular chest, the text reads, "Fortune smiles upon thee, and laughs at something that's not really funny. Thou hast found the herb!"
Fight Woosh: A closeup of a slime momentarily blocks the screen. When it moves, there's the fight screen.
Guide Dang It: At one point, you have to mine the hills for a certain kind of rock. The author wanted each attempt at mining to trigger a random encounter, to train the player. However, it's been repeatedly established that there are no slimes in the hills. The end result is that mining while standing on a hill tile results in a generic "Nothing found" message. You have to be standing on another type of tile, facing the hill you want to mine, before you can trigger the random encounter, which you have to win in order to get your rock.
The mining quest in general is baffling to most new players because you have to give all the items to the smith at the same time, and you need to find the tools one of which is hidden very well with no hints on how to find it.
Level Grinding: Complete with a "Summon Monster" item, so you don't have to wait for random encounters.
Money Spider: Justified, the slimes are attracted to gold. It's why they attack you, and why the local economy is going down the drain. The gold you get for killing them is just the gold they took from someone else. Somewhat less justified with the sharks and whales.