If you haven’t gotten a chance to play either of the Brain Age games on the Nintendo DS, you might want to check out this gadget from Japan’s SegaToys. Thanks to my limited knowledge of the Japanese language, I’m not 100% sure what the Brain Checker does, but it sure looks like it could be fun.
From what I can tell, the Brain Checker is a standalone mental acuity game, offering up a battery of mental fitness tests including math, pattern matching games and other puzzles to help figure out if your grey matter is in proper working order.
The portable gadget features a small LCD touch screen and stylus for controlling the games. It may be hard to find one of these outside of Japan, but from what I can tell, all of the games use pictures and numbers, so it should be playable regardless of your native tongue. Priced at ¥5,775 (appx. $51 USD), it’s about the same price as buying both of the Brain Age games for the Nintendo DS.
Now if my brain could only figure out where to buy one…