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The Next Level: 'Brain Boost' isn't as smart as promoted

by Matthew Price Published: February 29, 2008
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"Mega Brain Boost” is a brain-training game along the lines of the popular "Brain Age.”

The game has 15 different minigames aimed at building the gamer's concentration, judgment and memory.

The goal of "Mega Brain Boost” is to stimulate the right side of the brain, and after each minigame, the game will report how developed the right side of the gamer's brain is (up to 100 percent).

The idea is these games train your brain via the Shichida Method — the theory of right-brain development promoted by Makoto Shichida of the Shichida Educational Institute.

There's a training mode as well as a multiplayer mode for each of the 15 minigames.

Ten of the 15 minigames were previously released by Majesco under the titles "Brain Boost Gamma Wave” (memory) and "Brain Boost Beta Wave” (concentration).

The graphics and sound are both sub par — there's only one tune in "Mega Brain Boost,” and you'll hear it through each and every minigame.

The graphics are largely a black-and-white affair that wouldn't have taxed the Commodore 64.

There are some occasional splashes of color, but a graphics masterpiece this isn't.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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"Mega Brain Boost" from Majesco features 15 different brain-training games. PHOTO PROVIDED

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