The Nintendo DS got yet another brain-training game today, as Sega has shipped Brain Assist for the handheld system.
Designed to specifically target the right hemisphere of the brain, Brain Assist tests players’ visual perception skills and, ideally, stimulates the creativity center of the human brain.
Players are guided through the game by six different Brain Assist nurses, each of which administers 10 different brain-teasing games. The nurses then score the player’s performance in each exercise. The games range from “shape identification,” where players piece together specified shapes, to “spot the difference,” where players look for differences between two nearly identical images.
Other games such as the “match game” task players to match two identical symbols in a jumbled collection of other symbols.