A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This is a game which encourages you to think.
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This is a repackaging of parts of Brain Age and Brain Age 2. Some new material exclusive for the DSi has been added however.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brain Age Express is a downloadable only release which is exclusive to the newly released Nintendo DSi. The game features a mix of the puzzles and math teasers from both Brain Age 1 and 2, so if you've already own those titles, you may want to think about whether the additional material is worth buying. If you've seen or played the first two titles, there should be no surprises when firing up this game.
Is It Any Good?
The Brain Age series isn't really evolving much from its well planted roots in making learning fun, and Brain Age: Express only adds a few facets to encourage players to buy the game yet again. The puzzles, math teasers, and fun games are quite enjoyable, even if you'd played the series in the past and the ability to compare faces and drawings with friends and family really adds a new level of interactivity, which Dr. Kawashima likes to point out that communicating also exercises your prefrontal cortex.
The game costs 800 Nintendo DSi points, which translates to roughly $8. But don't let the bite sized price make you think that the game is only a small portion of the series. There are a lot of options and puzzles to be unlocked and this title is sure to keep you and your family entertained.
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