Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day review

Play this game and see twenty dollars disappear

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Plenty of minigames

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    Charting your improvement

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    Your optometrist; he's so nice


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    Not seeing any better

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    Minigames aren't particularly fun

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    Your nebbishy glasses

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Nov 12, 2007

We would love to be able tell you that with diligent practice at Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day, your powers of vision will grow freakishly, allowing you to dole out Bruce Lee death chops to those in your periphery, astonish police sketch artists with your photographic memory, and spot cleavage in New York from your deck in San Francisco. Look closely at the following text: Sorry, it ain’t gonna happen.

Just as expecting spiritual sister Brain Age to morph you into Stephen Hawking is unrealistic, expecting Flash Focus to transform your eyeballs into super vision spheres will leave you disappointed (and sore in the retinas). Yet, while optometrists can breathe a sigh of relief, the game has something to offer on its own, modest terms.

"Vision" is really a catch-all for a variety of skills the game attempts, through a passel of minigames, to improve in the player. Sports-based games like Table Tennis, Baseball, and Boxing test your Hand-Eye Coordination, or at least your ability to tap and swipe really fast with the stylus. A set of flash-number-recall-number games give your Momentary Vision (or more accurately, your Working Memory) a good workout. Don’t think you can hide over there behind the cones and the rods, Peripheral Vision and Dynamic Visual Acuity, you’ll get put through the paces too.

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GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionIf Flash Focus can't improve our peepers, it might as well entertain them. Too bad there's nothing in the game to do so once you tire of getting better at its activities.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)