Nintendo Australia Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day

Nintendo Australia Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
  • Nintendo Australia Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
  • Nintendo Australia Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
  • Nintendo Australia Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5

Pros

  • It trains your eyes!

Cons

  • It's the sort of game you'll tire of quickly

Bottom Line

Despite the cute retro-styled characters, cheery music, and narrated post-work-out relaxation exercises (which we actually skipped after the first time because they felt like more strain than comfort), we can confidently say this is not the next must-have brain game.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    TBA (AUD)

If your brain has an age, then why not your eyes? I suppose that's the premise behind Flash Focus, the new self-improvement game designed to pump up five areas of optical talent: Dynamic Visual Acuity, Momentary Vision, Eye Movement, Peripheral Vision, and Hand-Eye Coordination.

Noting that many people think videogames in general already provide practice in some of these areas, what's done in Flash Focus to warrant having a whole game dedicated to training your eyes?

Not too much, apparently. The three cups and a ball mini-game has been completely milked -- by video game developers and grifters alike -- and has been turned into three squares and a "C" for Flash Focus. This, as well as other games easily found in other mini-game collections features prominently throughout. The "core" workout is often comprised of another way to recognise which way the gap in the C is pointing, or whether in fact one of them is an O. You'll also be doing number and letter flash recognition tests.

More interesting are the "sports" activities, where you spike volleyballs, hit baseballs, and train for boxing -- all with your stylus, of course. We say more interesting because the core stuff feels entirely too bland after a while, but that is the downside of these sorts of games in general: they're the type you pick up and play every day for a month and then set on the shelf to look snappy.

Despite the cute retro-styled characters, cheery music, and narrated post-work-out relaxation exercises (which we actually skipped after the first time because they felt like more strain than comfort), we can confidently say this is not the next must-have brain game.

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