Oct 2, 2011

Puzzler Mind Gym® 3D Review

Puzzler Mind Gym® 3D

Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system
Where: Available at retailers throughout North America
When: September 13, 2011
Price: $39.99

Details: Ubisoft® is pleased to announce that Puzzler Mind Gym® 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system is now available at retail outlets in North America. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Puzzler Mind Gym 3D offers a daily program of brain exercises and puzzles in 3D, designed to help make the most of your mind. Improve your capabilities in four categories you use every day - Visual, Memorization, Word-based, and Numerical puzzles abound.

Puzzler Mind Gym 3D is a 90-day program of enjoyable exercises for the mind, allowing players to flex their memory muscle before undertaking the daily Mind Gym Challenges set by Professor Ian Robertson: neuroscientist and world expert on cognitive rehabilitation.

Players can work through each session from start to finish, or choose from any of the 90 daily programs at any time by browsing their preferred game type. Each of the daily sessions features selectable icons representing the four individual game categories of Memory, Word, Visual, and Numerical and will offer four games that the player must complete in order to access the Mind Gym Challenge for that session.

KEY FEATURES Puzzler Mind Gym 3D is the first title to bring the hit brain trainer genre to the Nintendo 3DS, leveraging the platforms innovative 3D technology. Complete daily challenges of four puzzles and add them to your routine. Monitor your improvement as the tracker automatically records your progress. Get expert advice from Professor Ian Robertson as you play, providing you with useful tips on exercising the mind, both inside and outside the game. As you complete challenges, learn fun trivia about the different areas of the brain and their associated functions. New on-screen 3D brain models immerse you like never before.

My thoughts:
We have a TON of games in our house, but 95% of them are for the kids.  There are some kids games I enjoy playing but only a few I acquired because I wanted them for MYSELF.  But this was one of those titles that I wanted.  I am a smart person but I swear my mind started leaving me when I hit about 25 and I think I might have to tattoo my address on my forehead by the time I'm 40 if it continues to worsen.  I have NEVER been one to lose things but it has been happening more and more everyday.  So getting a game that would make me use my brain power in a way I haven't in a long time sounded like a great idea.  When I began playing, initially I thought 'psh this is too easy." But no sooner did I think this than it began getting more challenging.  A few more levels and I had to put the game down for the night as my intelligence had been tested plenty for the night. This is not the kind of game you can mindlessly play while you watch TV (I play iPad games a lot like this)!  This will seriously get your brain going.  I haven't yet come across anything that my kids aren't qualified for (at least as much as I was) so it isn't limited to adults! I just think it is a great game for those of us who don't really get that sort of stimulation anymore since we aren't in school. If your thinking muscle could use a little flexing, check this game out.  As for the 3D, I played for only about half the time in 3D as my brain was strained plenty in 2D!  

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this game for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.


  1. Looks challenging and like it would be a ton of fun. I hear you on there only being kid games in the house. It would be fun to have one I would love to play.

  2. I love brain games, and like you said, it's a really good idea to keep our brains stimulated now that we're adults.

  3. It is great when you can learn from video games.

  4. I love these kind of games for myself and my kids. They keep your brain working as I like to say and trust me with my memory not being what it used to be i need it working as best it can LOL

  5. I love brain/puzzle games too and this one looks cool!


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