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  • Summary: Get ready to challenge your brain in a variety of ways in Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch. Enjoy new exercises, some of them making use of the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera*, or tap and train with classic exercises from past Brain Training games that you can play using aGet ready to challenge your brain in a variety of ways in Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch. Enjoy new exercises, some of them making use of the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera*, or tap and train with classic exercises from past Brain Training games that you can play using a stylus (included with the packaged version from retail stores) or your finger. It’s in your hands. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Dec 20, 2019
    85
    An effective update of the proven formula that we enjoyed many years ago. Anyone can enjoy it, although we expected a little more variety.
  2. Jan 6, 2020
    77
    Quick, fun, entertaining and now multiplayer, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is a good entry in the franchise. The cons are some really new elements and not being full compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite.
  3. Jan 7, 2020
    70
    Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch certainly isn’t as good as its predecessors. With its letter and number recognition problems and the Switch’s controllers not detecting arm movements accurately, there are some minigames that players will definitely be put off by. But its unique new additions that utilise the Switch’s IR camera are a real joy to play – and more than anything, even if it’s not perfect, it’s just lovely to have Dr. Kawashima on the Switch at last.
  4. Jan 15, 2020
    68
    This game is exactly what you'd expect: an hommage to the Nintendo DS classic with a few new features. Most of it is still great, but the infrared is technically lacking.
  5. Jan 6, 2020
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 13, 2020
    60
    Everything about this game is very familiar. It is not something very exciting. We do appreciate the new training and the original way of adding the infrared of the Joy-Cons to the mix.
  7. 40
    Regardless of what it may or may not do to your brain age, this is a disappointingly low effort remaster with serious technical issues and a lack of interesting content.

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  1. Jan 10, 2020
    7
    The game is not bad, I bought it to have something to play with my girlfriend and she loves it. For the 30 minutes we play per day I would sayThe game is not bad, I bought it to have something to play with my girlfriend and she loves it. For the 30 minutes we play per day I would say it is entertaining. Expand