Excerpt: The Brain Age video game for the Nintendo DS is educational and mentally rewarding. Brain Age does something that is quite remarkable in that it crosses generational lines and appeals to people of all ages. The content is rated "E", and does not include any violence, adult content, or questionable themes. In today's contemporary gaming culture, this can be extremely refreshing.
Conclusion: More often than not, though, you’ll find yourself playing the intensive training mode requiring you to set up a profile. It is here that players will constantly be bombarded with various tests that can range from doing math questions as quickly as possible, reading aloud as quick as you can, counting exercises, memorization drills, and so forth.
Excerpt: Since the heady days of arcade favorites such as Asteroids, Pac-Man, and Missile Command, people have claimed that video games can help sharpen your reflexes and keep you thinking fast. But there never seemed to be any hard science to back it up. Over 20 years later, Nintendo's releasing a product for the Nintendo DS that is squarely aimed at that hard science, making the claim that playing Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day can "make your brain feel fresh and...
Pros: Great sudoku, Interesting use of the DS dual screens
Cons: Could have used a bit more variety, Speech and handwriting recognition can get a little shaky, Could have used more multiplayer functions, such as scoreboard transfers