Finally, we lucky Europeans get DS Sudoku thrown in for free. Don’t fret so. It’s easier to get into and more absorbing than you might think – more a test of logic and pattern recognition than mathematic genius. And best of all, it’s guaranteed Carol Vorderman free!
The proof of the pudding? My brain age has now reached a more acceptable 25, and I’m confident 20 is just around the corner. Admittedly, I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s more a case of my brain becoming optimised for the Brain Training tasks than getting any more efficient at anything else but, hey, let’s be positive about this. Brain Training is yet another example of everything that’s good about the DS: it’s cool, innovative, accessible and fun, and it might even persuade those who hate games to have a crack. In fact, it might even be all the ammunition you need to convince your partner (or, hey kids, your parents) that a new DS Lite is what you need. What more can I say? Perhaps just one thing. I HATE maths. I HATED it at school, and I HATE it when I come across it now. Yet the Arithmetic x100 tables have become the most hotly contested high-score tables in the Andrews household. Now wouldn’t my mum be pleased about that…
Brain Training sounds odd and dull, but it’s nothing of the sort. Buy it, share it, and give your brain the regular workout it deserves.