Friday, November 23, 2007

Dr Kawashima!

When I was looking for pictures for that last blog post about DS games, I found this picture of Dr Kawashima FROM REAL LIFE!!He is the person behind the awesome game 'Dr Kawashima's Brain Training', in which you actually train your brain to make it smarter and faster at maths and various logical problems. It's a GREAT idea for a game, and is one of the front runners in Nintendo's advertising campaigns trying to make people aware that the DS is not just for nerdy boys. (the ads have people like Patrick Stewart in them! And Nicole Kidman and suchlike)

So anyway, the game is cool, and Dr Kawashima guides you through it somewhat in his usual pixelface guise. And I had never actually seen him as a real person before! Yay!

10 comments:

NusaCat said...

So how old is your brain?

manapa99 said...

oh sounds great, do they have something like this for the wii? maybe it will get me to play it again, although i am getting mario galaxy soon also. I'm stuck in Unreal tournament 3 now, and missing world of warcraft... all my friends probably think i've abandonded them lol

hope you have fun with this game i'm gonna look for a wii version

BadAlbert said...

Everyone knows Nicole Kidman is a nerdy boy. That should be a brand name 'Nerdyboy'. TM. It's mine, you're not pinching it, right?!

Rachelle said...

I love that game! I always feel guilty when I don't play for a week and Dr. Kawashima is all "I haven't seen you in [insert exact amount of days you haven't played here]." Damn Nintendo and their guilt trips!

Anonymous said...

Ah, you're a tease. All of the answers to your problems are in the numbers, Paperlilies--the tails of the Bell Curve.

Dave

notashot said...

I wasn't a fan of brain training. It always told me I had an old brain which I thought was the DS's polite way of telling me I was dumb. I don't like be talked down to by machines. Especially because I can't defend myself.

If it could listen I would tell it, "Oh yeah?! I might have an old brain but at least I don't lack the capacity to love!"

wondora said...

oh! he is sooo famous in Japan! he even appears in several TV show! but i have never tried this...; how does it work?? have your brain become wise????

ghostwise said...

Brain Age is the reason I bought a DS. An article in Wired turned me onto it. I'd like to get Brain Age 2 since I'm getting a little bored with the first version. I've kind of peaked.. and it isn't very difficult to score a brain age of 20. It's also a rare day now that I beat one of my high scores or fastest times.

I did feel much smarter for the first month or two that I played it..

Zelda is on my wishlist.. Jam Sessions may be worth trying as well.

jujudivine said...

I love this game! I play it all the time.. and a second one came out in the US... Brain Age 2, which I hope to get for Christmas! I also found some other cool games--like picotocross (or something) at Target that I want to get. I don't think I've ever actually played a real "game" on the DS. I heart Nintendo DS!

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