Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?

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Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
Developer(s)Nintendo
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Composer(s)Akito Nakatsuka Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesBrain Training
Platform(s)Nintendo DS, Virtual Console (Wii U)
ReleaseNintendo DS:
  • JP: May 19, 2005
  • NA: April 16, 2006
  • CAN: April 17, 2006
  • EU: June 9, 2006
  • AU: June 16, 2006
  • KOR: January 18, 2007
Virtual Console (Wii U):
  • EU: June 25, 2015
  • AU: June 26, 2015
  • JP: August 5, 2015
  • NA: April 14, 2016
Genre(s)Puzzle game
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (known as Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!) is a puzzle video game made by Nintendo on the Nintendo DS handheld. It was released in 2006. It is one of the best-selling DS games.[source?] A second game: More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, was released in 2007.

Gameplay[change | change source]

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? uses educational puzzles that are math, word games, memorization games, and other kinds of games. The point of the game is to keep the player's brain young using these educational puzzles. The player is supposed to try and keep their brain at 20, which the game says is the perfect age. It's based on a book by Ryuta Kawashima. The DS is held like a book on its side with the top screen on the left and the bottom screen on the right (opposite for lefties).

Brain Age Check[change | change source]

The Brain Age Check lets the player check how old he or she is by doing puzzles.

Training[change | change source]

The Training mode lets the player play most of the puzzles without doing a Brain Age Check.

Sudoku[change | change source]

The Sudoku mode was added to the non-Japanese versions of the game since it was so popular.

Reception[change | change source]

Brain Age was a popular game, and sold more than 3 million in Japan, 1 million in the United States, and 2 million in PAL regions.