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Brain Age: Train Your Brain for Nintendo DS

rating: 4.00 out of 5 with 40 votes
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Format: Video Game
ESRB rating: Everyone
Release date: 19 April, 2006

Special feature(s):

  • Activities include quickly solving simple math problems & counting people going in and out of a house simultaneously
  • Draw pictures on the Touch Screen, or read classic literature out loud
  • Play Sudoku, the popular number puzzle game
rating: 5 out of 5

Don't Listen to the "Recognition" Negativity

All these people that are giving this game like a 1 or 2 stars just because they say it can't detect your voice or what you write really don't know what they're talking about. I write extremely sloppy at times and it still detects what I write. I would have to say that the writing recognition is superb, and borderline amazing. I do chicken scratch 3's and other numbers, and yet it still knows what I'm writing. And as far as "blue" goes, well that is the only color that can give you trouble sometimes, but once you figure out what works for you it just isn't a problem. Other than these complaints that seem to come from nowhere, this game is a great way to keep your mind active and truly a breakthrough for any portable gaming device. Great to have if your looking to stay sharp, or great to have if your simply looking for some fun, especially with Sudoku. Get it!
rating: 5 out of 5

Good Game for Baby Boomers

I have no problem with the voice recognition nor the hand-writing recognition features of this game.

I play video games to give my brain (sub-cortex non-cognitive part) a chance to stretch out and exercise its primitive capabilities. I'm happy with this game and after using the

game for 5 days, I do believe my brain is functioning faster,

and I am less stressed-out when the cortex part of my brain is

pushing other part of the brain to do more work.

By the way, I also have a PSP, but that console have neither

voice recognition nor hand-writing recognition.

rating: 4 out of 5

I like it!

I enjoy it. Studies have shown that you have to use your brain, I think this may be the only way some people do. I think it is a great addition to whatever you are currently doing and fun enough that you will keep doing it. Okay, maybe the graphics could be cooler, but that isn't the point.