Excerpt: Nintendo were right in the money when they came up with the idea for a video game that would supposedly 'improve' people's brains. You only have to switch on the TV or pick up a magazine to see that we as a society are obsessed with improving ourselves... ironically most probably because the TV and the magazines are constantly telling us how old, fat, ugly or unfit we all are!
Summary: Brain Assist is designed to exercise the brain while still keeping things fun. Derived from Touch de Uno!, the classic Japanese arcade game, Brain Assist is easy to pick up & play, and is filled with a variety of minigames to test gamers' mental ability.
Conclusion: Brain Assist isn't a bad game, but it is rather shallow and doesn't do much to really jump out at you amongst the other half dozen or more brain games on the DS. I thought the ten games included weren't too bad, but I didn't care for the presentation very much, nor the inability to pause or exit a game once you had it started.
Excerpt: With the advent of the now famous Brain Age from Nintendo, it can essentially be said that a new genre now exists within the industry – that of \”Brain Training\”. We\’ve seen and heard of several imitations and even some decent clones within the genre itself, including SEGA\’s previously horrific Mind Quiz, however it seems SEGA have learnt from their wrongs and developed a competent addition to the genre…..well…almost.