Excerpt: is the first brain training game for the Nintendo 3DS. What sets it apart from most other brain training games is that it’s a 90-day training regimen in which all 90 days are open and available to you right from the start. You can tackle as many sets of puzzles a day as you want, in whatever order you feel comfortable with. Early days are easier and later days are more difficult.
Collection of mental challenges is hard but rewarding.
Common Sense Media
15 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Puzzler Mind Gym 3D is a collection of mini-games that test players' in a variety of mental challenges. Whether it's counting the number of cubes in a large formation or quickly adding up equations, players will get a brain-busting workout no matter how long they play. The game also contains numerous tips about how to succeed in each challenge as well as general facts and pieces of trivia.
Excerpt: Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training proved that a system seller doesn’t have to be big budget or be packed with pretty visuals. It took nine developers just three months to make and went on to sell millions. You’d think that Nintendo would have tried to recreate its success with the 3DS, but no, they’re seemingly happy to let Ubisoft release the first brain bending package for the handheld.
Conclusion: I was hoping for a lot more from Puzzler Mind Gym 3D, but the lackluster presentation and game layout, coupled with the poor use of 3D, made this another one of those inferior brain games that only serious puzzle and brain game fans should consider for purchase.
Summary: Puzzler Mind Gym 3D includes a good assortment of educational mini-games and mental exercises, but it's let down as a brain training title, sporting an ineffective categorisation system and progress tracker as well as failing to teach specific strategies that apply to the task at hand, instead largely relying on the player to learn through trial and error.