Nintendo struck a gold mine with Brain Age (Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training) and have gone off to make a sequel and English Training DS. Now the latest entry Adult Common Sense Training DS had me scratching my head. Just what did Nintendo plan on teaching people in this? Common Sense Training DS is a database of 1,800 questions relating to everything from business scene manners to economics to computer terminology. So how do you play the game?
First players make a ten question profile which determines your common sense skill. Like the GRE it is a computer adaptive test, which means if you get a question right it gives you a harder one. If you mess up on the first one you get an easier one, but have to work harder to bring your score back up.
After the profile is done they are free to answer multiple choice questions like what a traffic sign means or where is the proper place to sit in a car determined by your employee rank. If you miss a question the game doesn’t gloss it over, instead it provides an explanation about the correct answer. Supposedly players are going to learn from their mistakes.
Challenge your business partners and boss in Common Sense Training DS. You can play with to four players by handing off the DS from one person to the next. See who can figure out vocabulary words first!