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Dr Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders

Released on 11 April 2008

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

5.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Get ready for a mental journey that will make you laugh and cry - and leave you begging for one more go! Developed by specialist DS developer Razorback Developments, award-winning game designer Dr. Reiner Knizia is an expert in algorithmically generated logic problems and has over 300 board games and books to his name. Now he has created a collection of ingenious challenges for all the family.
  • Travel to iconic global cities and help solve the various conundrums that you will encounter, all designed by the fiendish genius Dr. Reiner Knizia himself
  • You will have the chance to organise dancers at the Rio Carnival
  • Memorise melodies at the Sydney Opera House
  • Speed count marine life off the coast of Cape Town
  • Assemble stone tablets to uncover the amazing secret of the Aztec ruins
  • Send games to your friends using the Wi-Fi connection to see if they can beat your top score

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 Average rating (16 reviews)

 Easily a 5* game!

| | See all Jimmy222's reviews (1)

Bought this game based on the previous 5* reviews and they were right! Incredibly addictive, interesting and good variety of games ot play. Even the levels of the same game are different enough from each other to make it interesting. Been playing constantly for 2 weeks now and still can't put it down and still loads of levels to explore. Even the worlds I've completed I keep going back for more as they're just fun games to play and you still get rewarded for playing. The world idea works really well and adds even more interest - you can see the worlds and get a hint of their tasks before you can open them up. A great game - very addictive, will keep you playing for ages!

 The best game on the DS! Much better than "Brain Training!"

| | See all SupRJam's reviews (2)

This is, quite simply, the best game on the Nintendo DS.
The puzzles are genuinely challenging and worryingly addictive, the interface is clean and user-friendly, and the life span and replay value of the game is fantastic!
It is, however, quite a difficult game (so the more "intellectual" gamer will get much more from this game); I wouldn't recommend it if you're impatient or looking for a "casual" game!

The game has four different gameplay modes;

"World Tour"
The "story mode." In this, you must help Dr. Reiner Knizier on his journey around the world: in each location there is a "problem" which you must help Dr. Reiner solve and, for doing so, he'll reward you with money and medals!
These "problems" are puzzles (brainbenders!); there is one puzzle in each location and there are 5 difficulty levels for each puzzle (that's 80 puzzles (which constantly change, so you'll never play exactly the same puzzle twice))!
To complete a puzzle, you must obtain (at least) a bronze medal for completing it. Doing so will earn money (the amount will vary depending on which medal you earned), which will allow you to "buy" the next difficulty level or to travel to another, previously unvisited, location.
Once you've "bought" a city, you can travel to it whenever you please for free, and you can replay levels you've "bought" for free, too. Also, you're not forced to buy the cities or difficulty levels in any particular order (although the more difficult levels are more expensive, and some cities are more expensive than others).
Earning money is easy enough, too, so you'll rarely be frustrated because you can't afford to go where you want to (Dr. Reiner will give out money for "persistance" (if you keep retrying a puzzle) and for setting "very high" scores)!
On your first attempt at a puzzle, you will be given an interactive tutorial, so that you know exactly what to do. Once you've attempted the level once, you will no longer need to replay the tutorial (although you can choose to, if you wish)

"Random Play"
Play the cities from "World Tour" 'randomly' to set high scores! You can choose from a 4 Game, 8 Game or 16 Game session and play them in any of the 5 difficulty levels.
Once you've chosen a session and a difficulty level, you'll play through 4, 8 or 16 'randomly' selected puzzles, and aim to set as high a score as possible!
You can view the Top 10 "High Scores" from the leaderboard for each category and difficulty level, too!

"Puzzle Bank"
You can save any specific puzzles you come across during the "World Tour" and then replay them later from the "Puzzle Bank"!
You can store up to 20 puzzles on each user profile.

"DS Download Play"
You can "share" (send and recieve) saved puzzles with your friends using "DS Download Play"!

 Definately worth a look!

| | See all scoobyjenkins's reviews (5)

I'm a big fan of these sort of games but there has been a few which have been a let down. This was such a welcome surprise! It's slightly more gamey/fun than Brain Training and is much more pleasing to look at.
The puzzles in different locations is a nice touch. The earlier levels are easy enough to play with my neice and nephew (7 and 10).

 Awesome, challenging, and highly addictive!!

| | See all gamer4life23's reviews (1)

This game is absolutely awesome. I bought it after reading the reviews here and I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't put the game down until I completed all the tasks, and I was literally playing it during every spare moment of my day! All the challenges are very different, and I particularly enjoyed the Sydney Opera House game. 10 out of 10.

 Really good!

| | See all missbabs's reviews (1)

I am a fan of this type of game, and was pleasantly surprised with how good this one is! It's very attractive to look at, and the games are varied and challenging without being impossible. I also have More Brain Training, but somehow this one is more enjoyable, and a bit more user friendly. I would definately recommend!

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Rating12+ (PEGI)