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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "Brain Tester 24-pack"

Digital Chocolate joins the fray of "brain tests" with Brain Tester 24-pack, that promises to test you in Memory, Logic, Spatial, and Perception. There's also the "Stupid Test". With stat tracking, 30 achievements to unlock, Gold, Silver, and Bronze level for each of the 24 tests, is this the ultimate in brain testing? Or is this more of an also-ran? I'm afraid it's more of the latter than the former.

Basically, you are given 6 tests in each of the four areas: Memory, Logic, Spatial, and Perception. The six tests are progressively harder, but the controls are usually very simple... left, or right, usually a Yes / No answer, or "choose left or right" answer. A perception test would give you three objects. The object in the middle could be a mirror of the object on the left, or right. Pick one, quickly. Spatial would have you guess if asteroids will go through the clouds, or hit the "buzzer" to intercept the bug crawling under the leaves. You have to hit the buzzer at the right time, not too early, and not too late.

While tests are usually pretty good, the spatial tests have some problems, as they are usually "make only 1 pass". If you hit ONE wrong move, it's pretty much all over. As is any interruptions such as incoming calls. The rest of the tests are merely average, and does not use the larger screen size vailable on the LG VX9900 enV. It also does not explain how the score is calculated, what depends on speed, what depends on right vs. wrong choice, and so on.

The game does have stat tracking. You can take a full test, which randomly picks a test from each of the four areas. The score goes into the "Hall of Fame". However, it isn't much fun if you don't know how you're scored. I can barely get up to 67%, even on my best days. On some of the tests I am scoring correct answer per second, which is about as fast as this can go, yet I can only score a SILVER medal. I think the timing / scoring in this game is messed up somewhere.

And the "stupid test"? It's more of a joke. And a few of the achievements was scoring differently on the stupid test. Whoopie-doo.

Sorry, but if I want my brain blasted I'd have more fun doing the Harry Potter School of Magic test than this one.

Overall: 6.5 out of 10 -- last of imagination, some tests MUCH harder than others

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