Dr Kawashima's Brain Training has sold more then 10 million worldwide and is still selling strong because it appeals to people that don't normally play video games. The aim of the game is to better your brain age by playing the daily training tests which evolve maths, sudoku, stroop colour test, memory exercises and many more. When you do your daily test training you are given three different test and at the end you are told your brain age. I find with the stroop colour test that the DS does'nt always understand my voice and when writing things down it gets my handwriting wrong to at times. If you miss a days training Dr Kawashima will tell you that he has missed you and there are graphs where you can look at how your brain age has improved or got worse during your daily training. This is the only game in which my mum is better then me at and is great fun in multiplayer.
If your buying this and looking to play a game please go elsewhere! This isn't really a "game" so to speak. Brain training is as the name would imply a way to train your brain. The different activities and puzzles you do will improve your brains performance. After a week of using this i could really feel the difference and people in work really noticed i was performing better. You unlock new things by training every day which i found kept me interested but as good as this is i, personally, find that once i unlocked everything i just stopped training and played sudoko all the time which was ok because there are allot of puzzles but i just stoped using the training element. So if you have the commitment then this is a great tool. Just.... Don't expect a game.
A must have for any ds owner! Since ive had this i have been on it every day! When i first started ym brain age was 65 or something, im only 21! However by training with the games each day my brain is gradually getting younger :) it is now 20 the past few days so it is definitely working! I am getting better at the memory games and the calculations, you do need to be on it about 2-3weeks before you unlock all the games but by then you can try and beat your own score or even better beat someone elses score by having them play on it or against u on theirs. To be honest this is not the type of game you can be on all day, it is simply a brain trainer with some puzzles you can practice on first then when your ready test your brain with the test of three questions which will tell you your brain age for the day. This for me lasts about ten minutes to half an hour a day and then i turn it off and try again the next day. But it is fun when you can try and beat someone elses score or just wait til the next day to beat your own. It definitely trains your brain though as mine is now younger and i am quicker at answering the puzzles and memorising the numbers etc. You can play the puzzles more than once a day but it just doesnot record your times for those. It is great on the train when your bored.