History VideoGame / BrainAge

5th Oct '16 6:49:33 PM billybobfred
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* EasyLevelTrick: The Stroop test can be cheated by holding your DS upside-down. Of course, it kinda defeats the purpose of the test, so don't do it if you want an ''accurate'' brain age score.



** Ler's just say the handwriting recognition is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSFHKAvTGNk less than perfect]].

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** Ler's Let's just say the handwriting recognition is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSFHKAvTGNk less than perfect]].
3rd Sep '16 5:52:26 PM pgj1997
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* GameBreakingBug: the first ''Brain Age'' has a game that is supposed to test how fast you read. But the DS has no way to test if you are ''reading'' it before you move on -- there's no reading comprehension test. It ''will'' kick you out if you go to the next page too quickly (claiming "you were reading too fast I couldn't do the fancy brain measure stuff"), but then some people actually ''do'' read that fast... Similarly, the "speed counting" test doesn't have any way to make sure you actually said the numbers (though, again, it tries).

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* GameBreakingBug: the GameBreakingBug:
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first ''Brain Age'' has a game that is supposed to test how fast you read. But the DS has no way to test if you are ''reading'' it before you move on -- there's no reading comprehension test. It ''will'' kick you out if you go to the next page too quickly (claiming "you were reading too fast I couldn't do the fancy brain measure stuff"), but then some people actually ''do'' read that fast... Similarly, the "speed counting" test doesn't have any way to make sure you actually said the numbers (though, again, it tries).tries).
** Ler's just say the handwriting recognition is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSFHKAvTGNk less than perfect]].
3rd Dec '14 10:47:42 PM rjung
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* NewTechnologyIsEvil: ''Brain Age: Concentration Training'' opens with a lecture that information-driven technology such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops cause poor concentration, which Dr. Kawashima calls "information addiction". Of course, he adds that technology isn't the only thing that effects concentration negatively.

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* NewTechnologyIsEvil: ''Brain Age: Concentration Training'' opens with a lecture that information-driven technology such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops cause poor concentration, which Dr. Kawashima calls "information addiction". Of course, he adds that technology isn't the only thing that effects affects concentration negatively.
22nd Jun '14 7:23:21 PM NESBoy
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-->-- '''Dr. Ryuta Kawashima''' introduces the game.

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-->-- '''Dr. Ryuta Kawashima''' introduces the first game.



* ButThouMust: In ''Concentration Training'', when you start "Devilish Training" mode for the first time, Dr. Kawashima asks if you are ready for the training. "Yes!" and "No" buttons appear on the touch screen, but the "No" button is smaller, and attempting to touch it causes it to move, eventually hiding behind the "Yes!" button.
* DeclarativeFinger: ''Concentration Training'' adds hands for Dr. Kawashima to use when needed, thus this trope tends to happen often.
* DenserAndWackier: ''Concentration Training'' is a bit quirkier than the first two games.



* GameWithinAGame: The second game contained Virus/Germ Buster, a touch-based remake of ''VideoGame/DrMario''. The third game added Blob Blast, a touch-based remake of ''Wario's Woods'' (NES). It also includes three variations of [[{{TabletopGame/Solitaire}} Solitaire]] (Klondike, Spider and Golf) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shisen-Sho Shisen-sho]] Mahjong solitaire as part of its Brain Training series of activities.

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* GameWithinAGame: The second game contained Virus/Germ In addition to Sodoku, Virus Buster, a touch-based remake of ''VideoGame/DrMario''. The third game added and Blob Blast, a touch-based remake of ''Wario's Woods'' (NES). It the game also includes three variations of [[{{TabletopGame/Solitaire}} Solitaire]] (Klondike, Spider and Golf) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shisen-Sho Shisen-sho]] Mahjong solitaire as part of its Brain Training series of activities.


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* NewTechnologyIsEvil: ''Brain Age: Concentration Training'' opens with a lecture that information-driven technology such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops cause poor concentration, which Dr. Kawashima calls "information addiction". Of course, he adds that technology isn't the only thing that effects concentration negatively.
22nd Jun '14 5:47:00 PM NESBoy
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->"If you don't use your brain, it will age quickly. Your brain will not be as strong as one with the ideal brain age of '''20'''. It's just like not exercising. A healthy body must work out regularly, you know! But there is a solution: you can '''train your brain''' like you train your body! I've found that quick, simple exercises in reading, writing, and arithmetic can help.\\\
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Solving simple calculations and reading out loud activate the brain! These activities are included in this software, as well as many other '''training programs''' for your brain. I designed this software to include only exercises which aid your brain. Modern imaging tools suggest that they are all quite effective! And now, it's time to start your training!"
-->-- '''Dr. Ryuta Kawashima''' introduces the game.
1st Oct '13 1:56:15 PM Someoneman
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* StopHelpingMe: Dr. Kawashima's advice can come off as incredibly condescending, given time.
--> '''Dr. Kawashima''' (''said with a disappointed face''): “Hey, are you feeling a little tired?”
2nd Apr '13 3:17:35 PM MSTOP
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** In ''Concentration Training'', pressing L or R at the title screen will toss soybeans at the doctor's head. You can rotate his head using the gyroscope and hit different parts of his head to yield different reactions. If you get a soybean up each of his nostrils at the same time, he'll congratulate you for it.

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** In ''Concentration Training'', pressing L or R at the title screen will toss soybeans at the doctor's head.head[[note]]This is derived from the practice of throwing soybeans to drive evil spirits, such as oni, out of one's house on [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHolidays Setsubun]][[/note]]. You can rotate his head using the gyroscope and hit different parts of his head to yield different reactions. If you get a soybean up each of his nostrils at the same time, he'll congratulate you for it.
21st Mar '13 5:46:32 AM pgj1997
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* ShoutOut: One of the phrases in the Syllable counter is "Thank you, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], but your princess is in another castle."

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* ShoutOut: One of the phrases in the Syllable counter is "Thank you, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], but your princess is in another castle.YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle."
6th Mar '13 3:56:53 PM MSTOP
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** In ''Concentration Training'', pressing L or R at the title screen will toss soybeans at the doctor's head. You can rotate his head using the gyroscope and hit different parts of his head to yield different reactions. If you get a soybean up each of his nostrils at the same time, he'll congratulate you for it.
2nd Mar '13 7:33:03 PM Platitudinous
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** [[MissionPackSequel Oni]] [[SelfParody Training]] is supposed to be a collection of hard challenges.

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** [[MissionPackSequel Oni]] Devilish]] [[SelfParody Training]] is supposed to be a collection of hard challenges.



* TrainingFromHell: Oni Training

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* TrainingFromHell: Oni Devilish Training
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