One, two, three, four, I declare a brain war. Brains are a lot more interesting than thumbs, which is why the iOS game BrainWars is intriguing. We have seen the brain challenge style games before with quick mini-games that test your concentration, cognition, and calculation. What makes BrainWars unique, is that the style has been fashioned into a real time online multiplayer challenge that pits you head to head with these brain teasing mini-games.
There are 12 different mini-games included that feature swiping arrows, remembering orders, matching memory, identifying math operations, recognizing colors & words, and more. Each match-up is composed of three rounds, where both players play the same game under the very limited time constraints while trying to match score. The person who scores the most across all three challenges wins, and that lets you potentially excel at one type, or be balanced at all three. As you play, the game picks up on your strengths, and weakness, and assigns them to a chart to show your speed, memory, judgment, accuracy, observation, and calculation.
It’s really a fun way to play brain games whether you’re playing with random opponents, or Facebook friends. The real challenge comes from the time limit, and the game really tests your ability to be accurate while under pressure above all else. There’s a clean design throughout the app to let you focus on the challenge at hand. The game also includes a worldwide ranking system, as well as a level system based on how much you play. BrainWars is free to play with an energy meter allowing you to play five games before either waiting, or using in-game coins.
BrainWars (Free, iPhone) is a good way to get your brain active thanks to the competitive nature making it well worth picking up.