Nintendo Reveals New Brain Age Details
New information about Nintendo's first "brain" title to be released in America...
Nintendo today released a new factsheet for their upcoming DS title Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Most are familiar with the concept of the game, and that of its cousin, Big Brain Academy. You perform a variety of rapid-fire brain-bending tasks including simple math, matching pairs, and more. The tasks aren't challenging individually - the challenge is to complete as many as you can in a pre-set period of time, in order to discover the "age" of your brain in Brain Age or the "weight" of your brain in Big Brain Academy. Progress is then tracked over time, and charts display your improvement, as your brain gets younger (or weightier).
Several of the activities housed within Brain Age were today announced by Nintendo of America:
Syllable Count - Count the syllables in well-known phrases.
Reading Aloud - Read classic literature as fast as possible.
Stroop Test - Say the names of colors as they appear.
Word Memory - Memorize words that appear on screen.
Speed Counting - Count to 120 as fast as you can.
Connect Maze - Draw lines to connect letters and numbers in alphabetical and numeric order.
Calculation - Perform simple math problems quickly.
Head Count - Count people as they enter and exit a house.
Triangle Math - Solve math problems in a certain pattern.
Low to High - Memorize the position of numbers, then touch them in order from lowest to highest.
Nintendo also confirmed that Brain Age owners will be able to wirelessly send a demo to other DS owners, and that the game would include single-cart multiplayer, in order to find out who has the youngest brain. Brain Age is currently slated for an April 17th release.