A series of timed mental tests designed to help improve your "Brain Age". Hosted by the floating head of Dr. Kawashima (a real Japanese doctor), the game shows how your brain age improves over time.
Each day, you are given a series of challenges to complete within a time limit. Write your answers on the touch screen. Upon completing each challenge you can add a stamp to your calendar. You can compare your results and train in each of the available games.
A series of Sudoku puzzles are also available to play through, though these don't contribute towards your Brain Age score.
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagakugijutsu Kyoudoukenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Nou o Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
||19 May 2005
Brain Age: Train Your Brain In Minutes a Day!
||17 Apr 2006
Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
||09 Jun 2006
|Wii U Virtual Console
||05 Aug 2015
||25 Jun 2015
Brain Age Check
Designed to be played for just a few minutes each day, you have to clear three games in a row. The games are picked at random from the following selection:
- Stroop Test
- Speed Counting
- Word Memory
- Connect Maze
- Calculations X 20
- Number Cruncher
This mode provides even more games that you can play at any time. If you clear one game then you receive a daily stamp, while clearing three will give you a larger stamp.
- Calculations x 20 / x 100
- Reading Aloud
- Low to High
- Syllable Count
- Head Count
- Triangle Math
- Time Lapse
- Voice Calculation
Added to the Western versions of the game are over 100 Sudoku puzzles. You are presented with a 9 x 9 grid, subdivided into 3 x 3 squares. Each row, column and 3 x 3 square must contain the numbers 1 to 9. Some squares already contain numbers, and you have to work out the other numbers using deductive reasoning.
One of the phrases in Syllable Count is "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!", which was the line said by Toad in Super Mario Bros.
When you get Walking Speed on any of the games, tap the stickman and he will whistle the first few notes of the Super Mario Bros. theme.