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  • Summary: (Also known as "More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?") Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day contains all-new activities to challenge a player's gray matter. The title is a series of trainings designed to give the brain a workout. The 17 new, engaging activities are all designed to help work the brain. Whether players are playing simple songs on a piano keyboard or monitoring the photo finish of a footrace, they'll love this new mental workout. When starting a new game, players take a series of tests and get a score that shows how old their brain is. This number is called the "DS Brain Age." With daily training over weeks and months, players strive to improve their mental acuity and lower their "DS Brain Age." Progress is charted in graph form. Players can keep up to four save files on one game card. Sharing a game allows players to engage in a picture-drawing quiz or other challenges with family and friends. Players also can use DS Download Play to send a demo to friends or compete with up to 16 players in one of four fun modes. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Brain Age 2 is a no-brainer. If you liked the original, you should be smart enough to figure out that this is an excellent sequel.
  2. Brain Age 2 uses the same formula from the first game with some different variables thrown in. Your opinion of the original Brain Age will have to sort out whether that’s a good or bad thing.
  3. It's the perfect counter to the allegation that video games all rot your brain, and a tight, carefully designed experience to boot.
  4. Some annoying quirks remain, but the all new tasks and fun multiplayer modes keeps More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? top of the class.
  5. It's a tired cliche, but it's never been more true - if you liked the first game, you should like this too. If you never played the first one, though, this is the better option. [Aug 2007, p.82]
  6. It lacks the originality of the first, and it reuses most of the same art assets the first employed, which is both understandable, given its minimalist approach, but also disappointing to see so little effort put forth to set it apart from its predecessor.
  7. 60
    The idea that More Brain Training will elevate anyone to Einstein intelligence is perhaps a bit far fetched, but it’s clear that working your brain regularly is as essential as getting enough exercise; more neurons, less flab.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. AdamV.
    Aug 26, 2007
    Great game, great puzzles, great replay value.
  2. Sheilac
    Nov 24, 2007
    Thought I'd really hate it but actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
  3. ChristofferL
    Jul 28, 2009
    This game is very much worth the money and time, I just unlocked all training programs and still having my daily training because I find it funny to try to beat my highscore in Sign Finder, Change Maker and Virus Buster. I also love when you say "Pickled Plums" twice causing him to make a nasty face. Random events like connecting dots or drawing pictures of what the doctor tells you to draw is quite entertaining when the whole family is up for the picture drawing/connecting dots. Expand
  4. Travis
    Sep 19, 2007
    I own both Brain age one and two and I find the newest version to be more challenging than the first. But I would recommend this game to anybody who enjoyed the first game and also wants to stimulate their brain. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2013
    I never played the original Brain Age, but from I got from the this game, I like. The concept is original, and your brain actually feels like your excercising. There are some puzzles that pretty boring, but this is a great game to pick up and play. Expand
  6. WilliamT.
    Feb 17, 2008
    Slightly tougher puzzles and activities and a nice new brain relaxation mini-game keep this from becoming a dead sequel.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Aug 26, 2007
    It appears to be homework, I'm sure if one would like homework, this would be an enjoyable game, however, for the greater portion of people, this is not enjoyable. Expand

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