More Brain Exercise (WP)
Forever Young - 10G
Be awarded a maximum Brain Age of 25 for three consecutive days
After loading the game on your Windows Phone, touch the screen as prompted at the title screen. Click "Play" and choose the "Brain Age" option. The following screens indicate which test will be conducted, what part of the brain is being worked and a general description of the activity therein. You may advance through these screens by pressing the flashing checkmark button in the upper right. After completing the test, you will receive your score and your corresponding Brain Age. Brain Age is scored inversely to your normal test score; the higher your test score, the lower your Brain Age. To obtain this achievement, you must score a MAXIMUM Brain Age of 25 for three consecutive days.
In my experience, only five of the game's fifteen mini-games have been used for the daily Brain Age test:
How Many Balls?
The requirements for each game are simple, so I will not include a description. However, in regards to obtaining the achievement, there are several things of which to be wary.
1) The required test score for a Brain Age of 25 is particularly high. As such, perfection is required as the chances of getting the required score after making even a single mistake are deathly slim to nil. Furthermore, time can be the most detrimental element of your trials, especially in the "Umbrellas" mini-game. If you do everything correctly but take too long doing so, your test score will be significantly lower.
2) Some issues with the sensitivity of the phone screen may impair your ability to achieve higher scores on certain tests. Whether this is simply a fault of particular phones or an unfortunate glitch in the game is unknown to me, so I'd like to lay the blame on both parties. There will likely be times where you will attempt to tap two things on screen consecutively too quickly and the second one will not register. This will make "Umbrellas," in particular, significantly more difficult.
3) The days in which you receive the required Brain Age scores MUST be consecutive. For example, if you get a Brain Age of 22 on Monday, quit out before completion on Tuesday thereby not allowing it to record your results and then get 25 on Wednesday and Thursday, the achievement will not unlock. Your records will simply show a skipped day.
As I write this (January 28, 2012), I have not gotten this achievement myself due to problems caused by the three points above. However, I offer here what I've gathered over time in my many attempts. I would say that "Combine Blocks" and "How Many Balls" are the easiest in regards to obtaining the required score as long as you answer quickly. With a greater reliance on memory, "Line-Up" and "Memorize" are more difficult but manageable as long as you don't answer too hastily. "Umbrellas" is the most difficult mini-game to obtain a good score in, as indicated by its inclusion as an example in points 1 and 2 above. Personally, I've never gotten a Brain Age score lower than 30 in it.
If you, like me, want to speed up the process and not have to play this once a day for however long, you can open up the Settings menu of your phone and change the date to the following one. After doing so, start the game and the "Brain Age" option will be unlocked again. Rinse and repeat as needed and remember to change the date on your phone back to the actual date once you are done. Should you give up before unlocking the achievement, make a note of the last date you used and simply start from the following day when you try again. Please note, however, that by doing this, you may run the risk of a time glitch wherein the achievement will unlock on your phon but not unlock on XBox.com until the arbitrary date that you completed the achievement according to your phone. As of now, this is unfounded but I am simply stating what is possible.
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\m/ Dan \m/