Evaluate your academic prowess in Brain Booster: Fountain of Youth.
You will find a wealth of challenges and entertainment as you test
your mental abilities and expand the power of your intellect!
8 challenging games with increasing difficulty.
Test your logic, mathematical and linguistic intelligence.
3 Modes of play available: Ranking Quiz, Practice Quiz, and Quick Game.
Record and track your progress each time you play.
Featured challenges are as follows:
* A to Z--Several words missing specific letters are listed. Using the mouse to click on missing alphabetic characters or entering them with your keyboard, complete these turns of phrase to progress onward.
* Sudoku--Grids of numbered squares fill the screen. Fill horizontal and vertical rows with missing values such that all use each digit in the sequence only once.
* Colorex--Utilizing the mouse or arrow keys, employ a cursor to push colored blocks around varyingly-shaped backgrounds. Position every brick next to its visual match to advance.
* Series Puzzle--A series of numerical values is presented. (For example: 1, 3, 5, X, 9. Enter the missing number that completes it and you'll move onto the next puzzle.
* Word Scramble--Jumbled words are displayed. Reposition letters to make them coherent.
* Memory Grid--Grids of colored shapes (green triangles, yellow rectangles, red octagons, blue moons) are shown to the player before quickly disappearing. Recreate these patterns on empty grids and you'll move forward.
* Count Expert--Several objects (e.g. individual atoms) are presented briefly before being covered by a giant brain. Items slowly drift in or out of the cerebrum, adding to or subtracting from the total number contained within it. Once the animated sequence finishes, successfully deduce the remaining number of objects to come out a winner.
* Heal the Words--Vertical and horizontal rows, each containing a few letters, are highlighted on-screen. Using one set of characters from each stack, piece them together to form meaningful words.
Naturally, the quicker you do so, the more time left over on a ticking clock-and the more points awarded. Spending these points lets you advance up the in-game rankings, displayed as school levels from elementary to university. But, of course, the further you go, the tougher things get, and the better one must perform to keep moving ahead.
Amusingly, the main campaign mode, Ranking Quiz, can only be attempted three times daily, meaning you've always got to bring your top game. Thankfully, two additional play variants (Practice Quiz and Quick Game) let you freely hone your technique while under the gun or without pesky time constraints. The program further tracks performance from day to day, letting you see when you're having an off-week or actually learning something.
A fairly novel idea for the casual PC games space, Brain Booster should appeal to men and women, novices and veterans, as well as young and old alike. Its supposed target market: Anyone who feels like their poor, atrophied cranium could use a workout. Therefore instead of turning on the news or reading the morning paper, you might consider soon getting in a new AM habit.