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Review NeuroNation - brain training
A competent brain teaser app that gives peers a run for their money
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 14 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Features easy to track progress, ui is pleasant and easy to use, the app tailors your experience based on your goals
I only found 3 types of puzzles in the game
Brain teasers have been around for just about forever, and now that we’ve all got phones, we can feel inadequate on the go! NeuroNation for Android is a brain training app that wants to try and help you keep your mental skills sharp, while also being somewhat entertaining.
So you start off by going through a little preparation survey. It basically asks you what areas of your brain you want to train in three different categories. Once you choose what you want to focus on -- I chose everything -- it gives you a test in each of the categories. After you’ve gone through the test it gives you a score where it places you in a “tier” and compares you to other users, which can be cool if you score high, but not so cool otherwise.
The exercises range from a number of different things like memory, logic, and focus. The logic puzzles have you matching rotating block shapes, similar to Tetris shapes, to a static shape. The memory game has you linking increasingly difficult dots together in specific orders, and the focus puzzle is basically a word game that has you identify properties of words based on color, shape, and meaning.
Overall, NeuroNation has a pleasant presentation, a fun set of puzzles, and helps you track your progress after every exercise you complete. It gives you the option to pay for additional puzzles, but you get daily ones for free. The only downside of the app is that the exercises are pretty limited, so I’m not really sure how engaging the app will be long term for most users.