Summary: Parents need to know that this game requires that players be able to read, understand money, and do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; this is not a good fit for kids younger than 8. With younger children, you may need to explain how to play the games under the "Think" category.
Excerpt: Big Brain Academy is the second in Nintendo's 'Brain'-style games for Nintendo DS. The intention is to help give your brain a good workout, where the 'weight' of your brain rates how big your brain is.
Excerpt: Nintendo's getting its nerd on with it's new brain-stimulating Big Brain Academy game! It gives you a chance to enroll with Dr. Lobe at the academy of bigger brains and put your mental muscles to the test. But, is this a game or homework ?
Conclusion: In the end, players of Brain Age will be surprised at how vastly different it is to Big Brain Academy and vice versa. From the graphics, the replay value, to the way they two play, the two brain trainers couldn’t be anymore different.
Excerpt: Developer - NST Publisher - Nintendo Features Wireless DS Single-Card Download Play Wireless DS Multi-Card Play Nintendo has found a market for games targeted at non-traditional gamers. Touch Generations is the aptly titled series that encompasses all of these types of games.
Excerpt: First, I'll explain the structure of the academy. After registering your name and being greeted by a cute little guy named Dr. Lobe (no Prof. Kawashima in this one, folks), you'll have access to a few different modes. The first is Practice.
Excerpt: Both Big Brain Academy and Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
are labeled as “non-games,” a label applied to many Nintendo DS games,
including Nintendogs and Animal Crossing: Wild World.