Puzzler Mind Gym 3D
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Puzzler Mind Gym 3D is a collection of mini-games that test players' in a variety of mental challenges. Whether it's counting the number of cubes in a large formation or quickly adding up equations, players will get a brain-busting workout no matter how long they play. The game also contains numerous tips about how to succeed in each challenge as well as general facts and pieces of trivia. One of the lines in the game gives encyclopedic information about alcohol. This game is best played by kids and adults who enjoy a mental challenge.
What's it about?
PUZZLER MIND GYM 3D was developed with the help of a neuroscientist who studied how to make a video game that could be an effective tool for stimulating the brain. It accomplishes this by presenting players will all sorts of challenges and exercises in rapid-fire succession. The goal is to for players to continue to play the game on a regular basis and watch as they improve every day.
Is it any good?
Puzzler Mind Gym 3D strives to be a mental workout, and it delivers that in spades. Players will find themselves scratching their heads at some of the more challenging puzzles, and feel their hearts racing as they try to power through the exercises in rapid succession. The exercises are presented in multiple ways -- players can either take a preset regimen of exercises, or go through each one at their leisure. One area of frustration is that some of the mini-games have controls or answer screens that make it somewhat difficult to answer the challenge with lightning-fast precision, which is what this game requires. Nevertheless, it's a fun and enjoyable way for players to liven up their brains and see how smart they really are.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the positive aspects of playing video games. What makes this game different than others?
What exercises are your favorites and which ones are your least favorites?
Are you improving each time you play through an exercise?
|Subjects:||Math: counting, geometry, patterns|
|Skills:||Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, work to achieve goals |
Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles, persevering
Thinking & Reasoning: logic, solving puzzles, thinking critically
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||September 13, 2011|
|ESRB rating:||E for Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief |