Nintendo Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

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Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for Nintendo DS is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment that almost everyone can enjoy. Brain Age was inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. His studies stress the impact of performing certain simple reading and mathematical exercises to help stimulate the brain. Brain Age presents quick mental activities that help keep your brain in shape.

Before you read the rest of this review, this isn't just another ploy to get you to study harder. Brain Age takes little more than 15 minutes to finish your practice but over the course of a few weeks, you will see the effect that this simple once-a-day game will have. You will see increases in your reaction time, ability to remember recent information, and basic math skills.

Wide Variety of Activities

Brain Age has a wide variety of activities such as quickly solving simple math problems, counting people going in and out of a house simultaneously, drawing pictures on the Touch Screen, reading classic literature out loud, and much more.

Graphics and Music

The graphics are nonexistent besides a floating head of Professor Kawashima. The pictures that you try to recreate are quite well drawn (obviously without the touch screen). The music is limited to allow you to play quietly.

I had a lot of fun playing this, partly because my parents couldn't use the excuses that video games are bad for me because it made a difference in my calculation times.

Brain Age is a game for both young and old players. My 70-year old granny enjoyed it as much as my 6-year old sister. This may be the start of games that are aimed not only at gamers, but the rest of the population.

Official website at www.brainage.com.
Keywords: brain, education, learing, train, mind, tests, mathematics
Sound & Graphics Poor
Entertainment Value Excellent
Approx. Retail Price $30 to $45
Genre (e.g. Action, Adventure) Mini-Games, Educational
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