Need a good brain work out? How about one you can take on the go with your iOS or Android? It's time to put your thinking caps on and start stretching out the only organ that named itself, because N4games' Brain Builder is here to, well help you build your brain! With eight different puzzles you'll need to think logically in this brain-training game. It starts off easy and grows harder the more questions you get right. After cycling through the eight levels you then arrive at the 'pro' versions of them, and try again but with higher difficulty. The puzzles range from simple math, to reaction testing, to not-very-colorblind-friendly logic puzzles, and while the idea of each one sounds simple enough you'll be surprised how difficult it gets. Sixty seconds to click on as many correct answers as possible is a much shorter time than you'd expect, especially since very wrong answer takes off a couple of seconds. Brain Builder is all about helping you get your mind into shape and keeps track of your daily scores and lets you improve today you by comparing against yesterday you to let you see your brain is building.
The puzzles do sound rather simple, and to someone just testing the game out, it may appear this game is a no-brainer. Stick with it, however, and you'll soon find your mind straining to keep up. Every correct answer gives you a bit of progress, and if you don't get enough you fail, and have to try that level again. The small problem is they don't bother telling you how much progress you need, but you can also gain stars on each level by answering as many as correct as you can, so if you work to get the first star you're safe from having to repeat and can move on to the next challenge. The first time you play through may be a bit disappointing... the end is just kind of "there" with your score and there is nothing to compare it to until you attempt again tomorrow. But in a world that always wants you to compare yourself to others, especially those faceless individuals who hold up a high score you're sure they hacked the system to get, it's nice to only have yourself to be better than. Think of Brain Builder as a mind gym where there aren't body builders parading around, a body-less voice cheers you on with every weight you lift (you may be happy about the mute button), and your personal trainer is an adorable round owl. So load up and start doing some mind reps.