Along with the rest of the body, the mind needs exercise to stay sharp. The good news is that you can do these brain exercises anywhere and anytime with a good app like Brain Aliens: Earth Invasion.
Save the Earth with Your Brain Power
Brain Aliens: Earth Invasion is an interactive app in which players play mini games to charge a cannon and blast its powerful laser at alien invaders. The games are specially designed to train the brain at various subjects like memory, logic, spelling, and math. Each round of game lasts just a few minutes, thus the app is perfect for anyone looking to play in short sessions throughout the day.
The game's premise is simple: in each round, the app will ask you to perform a certain task within the time limit. For example, match an item to its silhouette, spell the name of the object on screen, find the duplicate images, and so on. The more tasks you can complete, the more charge the battery of your laser cannon.
To play, hold your device with both hands. You will see a big screen in the middle and several smaller screens, which contain the answers, on each side. Once the game starts, simply tap the screen (or screens) with the correct answer. Note that there isn't a penalty for selecting the wrong answer, but doing so means that you have less time to fully charge your battery. On the contrary, if you answer fast enough, you can earn bonuses that add a second (or more) to your time limit.
The app has 12 mini games that you unlock one by one. Each mini game has three difficulty levels: easy, normal, and hard. You start with the easy level before moving on to the harder levels. Once you've completed the normal level in a game, you can unlock the next game in the series.
At the end of each game round, you can view your brain power level in the Statistics section. The app assesses your performance based on four things: memory, analysis, perception, and logic.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brain Aliens: Earth Invasion will display Facebook sharing options for players ages 14 and up. When you open the app for the first time, the app will prompt you to choose whether your child is under or above 14 years of age. You can change this option anytime from the Settings menu.
If social sharing is enabled, you can compete with your friends with online rankings. You can also collect 30 achievements and climb the leaderboard on Game Center.
The app has no third-party adverts and no in-app purchases. It is available in English, French, Spanish, and Catalan, with support for more languages coming soon.
Things I Like
There are plenty of brain games out there, but Brain Aliens: Earth Invasion stands out because of its narrative. It's funny, and it gives players a reason to play all the way to Game 12. The aliens make a great antagonist, and the kooky professor serves as a memorable narrator.
The games are definitely fun. Hardcore gamers might not find the extreme puzzles they are looking for, but casual players will be comfortable with the level of challenges. Each round of game is randomly generated, which adds to the app's replay value.
Players young or old could all benefit from Brain Aliens: Earth Invasion's brain games. Easy to learn but hard to put down, the app is all-around good entertainment. I highly recommend it if you love to keep your mind sharp with fresh and fun challenges.
App was provided for our honest review.