Brain Age 2: More Training In Minutes A Day

August 31, 2007

Brain training games are very popular right now and are now available on most platforms. To capitalize on that momentum, Nintendo is back with another installment of the first brain-training game that started it all, Brain Age 2.

Brain Age 2 will seem very familiar to people who own its predecessor as the presentation is virtually indistinguishable from the first Brain Age. In fact, the only thing that sets Brain Age 2 apart is the different lineup of brain training exercises that are included. Not that this is a bad thing, but it would have been nice to see a little evolution in the presentation of the game.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Brain Age series, I’ll give some background. Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist, has evaluated the impact of certain exercise in the fields of reading and math on one’s brain. His research inspired a game that made it easy to stimulate your brain through simple math problems or quick problem solving exercises. That game was Brain Age and the premise of the game is that you train your brain through various exercises on a daily basis as if it were a muscle. Each day you also complete a series of short tests that determine your A

Score: 4/5

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