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12 years ago, two unexpected gaming trends set the world on fire. I’m talking about Sudoku and Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, two good examples that gaming and learning are no irreconcilable opposites. Another good example might be “Quick Brain Mathematics – Exercises for the Brain”, an educational mobile app by Andrei & Aleksandr Krupiankou, that is more or less some kind of best of collection of one of the most popular puzzle games like “2048” or “true or false”. Let’s talk numbers! 😉
Where Logic Thinking Meets Fun
It’s counterintuitive but true. “Quick Brain” is a lot of fun, although you’re just training your brain with a bunch of math games, that demand all your concentration and brain power. This is the biggest strength of Quick Brain and maybe its USP as well. I’ve played a lot of educational apps, but most of them are either boring or unmotivating. But where’s the difference between these apps and Dr. Krupiankou’s Brain Training?
I guess it’s the versatility. Why shouldn’t I uninstall a multiplication game, when I’m no longer in the mood to multiply? Why should I keep a 2048 game on my phone, when I’m sick of the sight of it? Mood swings and listlessness are the top reasons to interrupt your learning schedule, but the varied selection of Quick Brain might actually keep you motivated and entertained even during your darkest hours.
Plus, you can play the game whenever, wherever and with whomever you like. It’s both possible to spend hours of offline training on your own and to connect with players from all over the world or your friends to fight in a multiplayer arena with leaderboards.
Road To Perfection
Quick Brain Mathematics is a perfect puzzle game collection, but if they say that even perfect women have 15 little flaws, I guess we can allow Quick Brain to have three of them:
- Localization. I’m impressed that the game is even available in my native language, but… well… I would prefer playing it in English than in this Google-Translate-German, to be honest.
- Sounds. Even the 13 years old “Dr. Kawashima” on my Nintendo DS features some *bing* sounds, whenever I do something right. Then I guess I could expect some sounds here, too.
- Tutorials: Sometimes, you’ve got an info button providing in-depth information on how to play a mini-game, sometimes you get little or no help. It would definitely make sense to align this.
- Fun Factor
- Offline/Online Mode
- Better Localization
- Some Sounds
- Tutorials for all puzzles
All pictures are in-game screenshots.