Chūgaku Eitango Target 1800 DS is an educational English language learning game based on the Eitango Target series of books by Obunsha. These books teach a common common set of English words in order to help students pass English exams. This game, specifically, is based on the Chūgaku Eitango Target 1800 which teaches 1800 common English words selected for a middle-school audience.
A variety of different modes are provided to let players study:
Self-study mode: Provides a dictionary of the 1800 words along with recordings of their pronunciations.
Test mode: Players select a group of words, and then must write them down in English after hearing them spoken. This uses the DS's touchscreen and handwriting recognition.
Game mode: Two different minigames to test players' memories from the other modes. In Pop'n English, players have to use the stylus to pop bubbles containing words that match a spoken word. In English Puzzle, players are given four kanji and a grid of sixteen English letters and have to draw a line through the letters to spell English words that translate to the four kanji.