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  • Summary: Brain Challenge for the Nintendo DS is an entertaining, comprehensive personal training program to improve coping skills when faced with real-life challenges and stress. Brain Challenge is a simple, entertaining solution for brain activity maintenance that goes far beyond logic tests to help increase your actual percentage of brain use. This Nintendo DS game makes use of the system’s unique Touch Screen and portability, allowing you to train your brain whenever and wherever you want. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Brain Challenge is a fun adventurous take on the brain game genre. The amount of mini-games keep the stress and brain training fun and exciting even on daily plays
  2. 75
    If you're the type of person that loves brain games and has been dying for another decent one to come out so you can prove your cognitive prowess, then Brain Challenge is the third-party answer to your prayers.
  3. 70
    Brain Challenge is a polished and entertaining game that solidly achieves its objective of testing your cognitive abilities.
  4. These minor quibbles never prevent the game from being fun, though.
  5. It does everything its competitors do, plus a little more on the side, with a decent amount of polish and enough charm to keep those who want to coming back for more, day after day after day.
  6. There are more than enough brainteasers to keep you unlocking new ones, but it's aesthetically sterile and only fun if you play it for a few mere minutes a day.
  7. It never feels more than throwaway fun. And while it never claimed to be anything to the contrary, its blatant copying of the Brain Training formula and the lack of innovation that results don't do it any favours.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Tompo
    Jan 15, 2008
    10
    Good game, entertaining and rewarding, both on mobile and there.
  2. SteveM.
    Jan 23, 2008
    9
    This game might be more like an 8.8 than a 9, but I bought it for my girlfriend and she loves it. What I did play of it seems to be extremely addictive and actually totally fun. Whether you are learning anything or not, it's fun, and that's what games were designed for. Expand
  3. PatrickR.
    Jan 30, 2008
    9
    A much preferred game over the Brain Age series due to depth and variety of challenges. Also, one can pick up Brain Challenge and tickle their gray matter any time, unlike Brain Age which locks a puzzle out once it's been done for the day. I will however give the edge to the Brain Age digital host, Dr. Kawashima, over Brain Challenge's slightly creepy and zombie-like ones. Expand