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Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused?

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About the Game

The third entry in a series which has sold more than 15 million copies in Europe to date, this game seeks to train players’ brains with a series of challenging concentration-based exercises.

Release date: 28th July 2017

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About the Game

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused?


Developed in co-operation with neuroscientist Dr Ryuta Kawashima, the idea behind Devilish Brain Training is to train your brain by completing a series of challenging exercises with an emphasis on concentration skills and focus to train your working memory; an important brain function based around the temporary storage of information for manipulation. Through playing each exercise for a few minutes per day over the course of several weeks, you will have the time to notice whether personal improvements in your focus are being made.

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? offers 30 exercises and minigames, including 18 which are brand new, with the core exercises dynamically adapting to create bespoke training programmes for all abilities. For example, Devilish Calculations challenges you to recall the answer to a previous mathematical problem while paying attention to the next one in line. The questions come thick and fast and you have to concentrate hard while remembering specific information to make sure you don’t make any mistakes.

Devilish Mice, meanwhile, challenges you to simultaneously track the path of some mice while they are being chased by cats. It sounds simple but it's a lot harder than you think! If you find one of the exercises too tricky and perform poorly then the game dynamically adjusts the difficulty based on your real-time results. By offering a stiff challenge and shifting the difficulty to match your performance, Devilish Brain Training will constantly push you to stay focused and access your short-term memory.

Product Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Release Date: 28/07/2017
  • Category: Education, Lifestyle
  • Players: 1
  • Franchise: Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
  • Age Rating: PEGI 3
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian



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Herts GB
Can't comment on the sound as I play with the sound turned off. It is very long winded to get into the actual play at first but once you get through that the play is challenging and fun.
If you have played previous versions, gameplay is much the same, the new challenges are difficult at first but, as they adjust to the level you are at, you are not excluded from any of them. Also, you get some of your old favourites back to play again.
Confirmed purchase: 21 August 2017
Published on: 09 September 2017

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