Year: 2006
System: DS

Months before the Wii hit store shelves, Dr. Ryuta Kawashima’s brain age exercises took the gaming world by storm by introducing casual brain stimulating activities for casual and non-casual gamers alike to try daily in order to sharpen their minds. Brain Age includes math and speed quizzes, recognition and memory—sounds like school, right? Even after it was more or less proven that brain training programs don’t actually improve your brain (though like any exercise they may sharpen your cognitive abilities) it was still fun to get regular check ups from the doctor’s disembodied head.