Brain Boost: Gamma Wave DS

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  • Summary: (Also known as "The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic") The game focuses on improving memory, concentration and judgment through progressively difficult brain training games where speed and accuracy count. The brain's gamma waves appear to be involved in higher mental activity, including(Also known as "The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic") The game focuses on improving memory, concentration and judgment through progressively difficult brain training games where speed and accuracy count. The brain's gamma waves appear to be involved in higher mental activity, including perception and problem solving. As such, Brain Boost: Gamma Wave includes training games for remembering Circumstances, Faces, Images, Numbers and Colors. [Majesco Games] Expand
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  1. 60
    Unfortunately, the decision to split things across two titles makes each game feel like an overpriced demo, proving the old adage that the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts.
  2. If you’re going to get one of these, go for the faster-paced Beta Wave, but watch out for that nasty addition game.
  3. 45
    Not liking Brain Boost has nothing to do with Majesco "copying" Nintendo and has everything to do with Majesco not copying what made Nintendo's Brain games good.
  4. 40
    Also disappointing was the lack of any head-to-head or multi-player functionality; there's no unlockable content, either. The games themselves are monotonous and don't really instill you with a need to play them repeatedly.
  5. 30
    For the price you'll pay for both these games -- which is what you'll need to do if you want a half-decent selection of activities -- you could buy the far superior "Brain Age." Or, for that matter, you could buy just about any of the other genuinely good games on the DS, and pass over this cash-in altogether.
  6. 505 Game Street has been commercially smart to jump aboard the Brain Training bandwagon quickly, but it has made a huge mistake in throwing a faceless copycat effort out there. Hopefully people will not be remotely fooled - we're certainly not.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    15
    At 20 quid for five distractions that might keep you busy for 30 seconds, it's overpriced. [Apr 2007, p.60]

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#35 Most Shared DS Game of 2006