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Mind Quiz - Sony PSP

by Ubisoft
Sony PSP
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • 49 exercises from 4 genres of calculation, reflex, judgement, and memory
  • Brain Age Checking Mode compares your actual age to brain age, as a touchstone of your training
  • Fun new mental activities like Challenge Mode, mock exams and the lovely Healing Gallery
  • A variety of unique brain training programs and difficulty settings will suit anyone, from the beginners to advanced users

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  • ASIN: B000IB0CV8
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 31, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,619 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Mind Quiz helps you improve your thinking skills, courtesy of Dr. Kawashima, Japan's foremost authority on mental functions. Through a set of challenging games, you'll stimulate your brain into firing more efficiently. Measure your "Brain Age," keep your mind sharp and have a great time doing it!

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun...for about 15 minutes February 8, 2007
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This game does what it claims to train your brain to improve reflex, memory, and thinking skills. However, as you play this game, you just can't help feeling like you are taking a test -- the same test you used to take in highscool -- over and over again. There is not a lot of variety in the question types due to the limitations of the PSP buttons. At one point, you will start wondering why you are playing this game, when there are so many other great titles on the PSP that are much more entertaining.

In a nutshell, if your goal is to improve your thinking/memory skills, this is a good buy. Just don't expect to have a good time or look forward to playing this day after day.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brain Drain January 12, 2007
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
There have been so many companies right now, trying to create games that test the stimulating mind, and how good or not so good we all think and react. Since Brain Age came out last year for the Nintendo DS, many companies have all wanted to get on the brain dran ride. There have been numerous handheld games that have involved Sudoku, rapid tests of speed on math, and many other things that have all been as challenging as the original. Now, the latest knockoff is set to come from the Sony PSP. They've really struggled with making definitive stand outs unlike the Nintendo DS these past few years. Now a knockoff mind game is out that feels something like DS owners have mastered before.

Mind Quiz for the Sony PSP, is a game that tests the brain on speed and intelligence. The game features over 49 different challenges, that those who've mastered the rankings of Brain Age and Big Brain Academy for the Nintendo DS feel as if they might be cheated upon. The graphics are delightful and the control runs a bit smoother on the push-buttons rather than the Nintendo DS, but sadly there isn't really as much in variety as well as excitement in this game. Most of the games are similar to Big Brain Academy like which side has the most in value, and speed math where you have to master how fast and accurate you have to get each answer correct. There really isn't anything new and exciting here in this game that seperates and thrives as well here.

All in all, Mind Quiz for the PSP isn't really as stimulating as a knockoff game. If you don't own a Nintendo DS and own a PSP only, than this game really is worth a try. Otherwise, you just are better off with Brain Age for the Nintendo DS because there is much more originality there than here.

Graphics: B-

Sound: C

Control: C 1/2+

Fun & Enjoyment: C 1/2-

Overall: C
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for your brain February 10, 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a challenge for your brain, and as a 30-something PSP fan, this game takes me back to my high school days - which is not a bad thing. This game is very challenging - but once you get the hang of it, you can be very successful. At that point, the game then becomes a matter of how fast you can press a button, which seems to me to be a measure of reflex as opposed to intelligence. Game will ultimately get repetative but there are many, many types of puzzling questions to figure out in the meantime. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys numbers and math, much like myself. If this does not describe you - then you will likely not enjoy this game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun with Good Variety July 24, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Mind Quiz for the PSP is yet another entrant in the test-your-brain game category. It's really hard for a PSP game to compare with the DS platform in this arena, but Mind Quiz gives it its best shot.

In DS games you have a touch screen, so the games can be very open ended. If you get a series of addition questions, you can write down the answers. That means the answers can be any number.

With the PSP, you are limited to pressing buttons for the answers. This means you can only choose from between four choices, no matter which puzzle you're playing. If you're counting blocks, or adding up shapes, it's always going to be one of four things. Often just scanning the choices can tell you which one is closest to right and click it.

Also, this means you have a double job to do each time. Say for question 1 they want you to add the highest and lowest. They show you four random answers and you choose one. Now for question 2 they again want you to add highest and lowest - and all 4 answers are different from the first four. Not only do you have to figure out what the correct answer is by solving the problem, but then you have to scan the possible answer pile to figure out where they PUT the correct answer this time. Maybe sometimes the "4" is X, Other times it's square.

I do like the question variety. There are more little puzzle types here than in many other brain training games (and I think we've tried them all :) ). You can also choose the difficulty level and the number of questions to play with. This gives you a lot of variety in playing. As you play you unlock real animal photos to look at. A silly little bonus, but some of them are quite cute!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was expecting more June 17, 2007
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game does make your brain more agile, but it's at the same time challenging. To score you really must solve the problems quick, so quick that it will count against you MANY YEARS of brain age if you delay a little.

The games repeat themselves, it has about 6 different type of problems tops. I'd experiment with something else on this genre, although it does fulfill its purpose. I was just expecting something else, I guess. So, it didn't do it for me. It's so repetitive, I hardly play it and you can only save your score once a day, although you can practise all you want.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great brain test
This one is great. Allows you to track your improvements. My kids also spend great moments. It has different levels for them. I had one. My psp was stolen and I replaced it
Published on February 20, 2012 by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind quiz game
The best in its kind. It helps you to improve your memory, reflects, logics, etc.
It is very easy to play, and the level of difficulty is endless. Read more
Published on September 14, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars This game is real challenging
This game is alot of fun. Our whole family enjoys comparing scores and it really improves brain function. It is challenging in a very fun way.
Published on January 21, 2009
1.0 out of 5 stars Unknown
When I ordered this I was under the impression that it would work in my WII, but no, it was for the hand held version. Read more
Published on October 5, 2008 by Lynda P. Costello
3.0 out of 5 stars's okay.
Mind Quiz is a tedious game that has its moments. If you're looking for a Brain Age "puzzler" for PSP, this is as close as it gets. Read more
Published on May 20, 2008 by L. Becker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Game
This is a good game. It does have a variety of tests to challenge the mind. It gives you practice tests before taking actual tests. Read more
Published on February 16, 2008 by L. Vaughn
3.0 out of 5 stars Mind Quiz
Needs better explinations on what some of the "quizes" are requiring. Good way to pass some time, although until you get the hang of it and get your speed down, it can make you... Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Laura J. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Brain age for PSP, GET IT!
If you love Brain Age, then get this one. The number of puzzles is awesome, the variaty is great and for the price it costs one cannot leave this one in the store. Read more
Published on December 25, 2007 by xander
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun fun fun!!!
I purchased a PSP for myself because I travel and wanted boredom relief. Well after many months of watching movies and playing games on the PSP I decided to buy MInd Quiz. Read more
Published on December 18, 2007 by Ronald Zeno
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun but punishing
I love the minigames or tests you take in this one. My only quibble is they age you 10 years just for missing one question on the brain age test. Read more
Published on May 27, 2007 by JB in Minot
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