Brain Trainer – Improve Brain Functions with these mini-games
Apr 12, 2012 8:45 AM –
Brain Trainer is a simple set of memory and mathematics training mini-games wrapped into one app. Use these exercises to train your thinker and improve brain functions.
Price: Free, $1.00
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- A variety of games designed to get different parts of your brain working!
- The new ninja games are cute and fun.
- The games can be a bit repetitive, even when you’re targeting different memory areas.
- Some of the newer games are a bit more polished, but some of the originals are still a bit ordinary.
Brain Trainer is one of those games that is designed to help you boost your memory skills and keep your brain alert and at its best. To do that, it offers a variety of games that target different areas. I found that the bulk of them really only focused on memory or math skills, but there were different types of games to try.
To be honest, I didn’t hate the app, but I thought that other types have done it better. The graphics were just okay, the games seemed a bit repetitive even though they’re supposed to be different types. And even then, they didn’t always work for me. Some of the games flash a series of images that you then have to choose which ones were listed and which were not. I had issues here as for several occasions, no images ever showed up. Another example was the gem swap game, I play a lot of these types of games, so it felt less polished than what I’m used to already. On top of that, I didn’t realize it didn’t end and score me until I accidentally hit the back button in an attempt to try something else since it didn’t seem to be an end to the game.
UPDATE 6/15/2012: I revisited the game this past week, and I have to say, there are some improvements. The games where I had issues with things not showing up were working correctly now, and that was a big bug for me. There are also new games, including some with ninjas that are cute, and show a lot more polish than the rest of the games.
However, the gem swap game was still more frustrating to me than fun, since it feels the need to blink the gems being swapped each time, and that just means you have to sit and wait to make your next move. I still play a lot of gem swap style games, and this just felt like an afterthought, still.It’s not horrible, but it’s not a polished, fun game.The same kind of delays are in the other memory games, which, on the one hand you need some time to fix each item in a sequence into your memory, but on the other hand, it made it feel stretched out.
My original impression that the game is good for improving your skills, but it isn’t fun, still stands. It’s not a bad app, it’s just not the kind of thing I would open and play for enjoyment. But if you’re looking for an app to help improve your memory, it is a good example of that type of game.
Brain Trainer List
Brain Trainer Memory Game
Brain Trainer Math Game
Brain Trainer Gem Swap
Brain Trainer Instructions
Brain Trainer Stats
Brain Trainer Settings
Brain Trainer Splash
In a lot of games of this type, it is a lot of fun, but this one felt more like what it was – a tool to train yourself. It wasn’t bad, just not as fun as I would have liked.
Unless you’re really trying to improve your memory or math skills, you probably won’t come back to this every day.
The graphics have been improved since the last time I tested this game, and some of the additions, like the ninja games, are comparable to any other game on the market. I’d like to see the kind of polish and fun the ninja games have brought to the rest of the games in the package.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The soundtrack was, again, all right. Not great, but not bad. It fit with the app, and wasn’t too distracting.