Excerpt: I fondly remember Left Brain Right Brain from Majesco Entertainment. I have my head down so often taking care of so many aspects of Family Friendly Gaming that I do not always pay attention to what is on the horizon. So Left Brain Right Brain 2 was one of those pleasant surprises. The ambidexterity training game is back, and almost every single section has been improved upon. Hence the higher score.
Excerpt: There are some video games that are such great ideas that they cause ripples across the entire industry. Left Brain Right Brain from Majesco Entertainment has to be the best Brain Age clone that I have ever played. But this Nintendo DS video game also stands alone. Players use their right hand for a series of mini games, then they use their left hand. The game then grades the player on how close they are. The weaker hand is then trained to develop ambidexterity.
Excerpt: The developers still haven't figured out how to produce a quality assortment of skill-based games. Luck still plays a larger role than it should and sometimes threatens to turn everything upside-down. In one stage, for instance, you have to dig fossils from a field of clay. Since you can't see your buried targets ahead of time, you basically have to tap the screen like a madman and hope for the best.
Excerpt: The DS certainly has its share of innovative games. It also has more than its share of poor knock-offs of these innovative games. Case in point, Left Brain, Right Brain (LBRB), a game which tries to snag a few buyers caught up in the current brain game craze. Unfortunately the only way this game will enhance your brain power is if you exercise your brain by making the decision not to buy it.
Summary: Left Brain Right Brain includes 15 different games based on speed, accuracy, association, recognition, memory and strategy. The book-style play requires players to rotate the DS to develop hand-eye coordination with their dominant and non-dominant hands.