Left Brain Right Brain review

Look, Ma! Both hands!

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Interesting concept

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    Ease of play

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    Feelings of self-improvement


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    Severe lack of content

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    Getting yelled at by a cartoon hand

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Dec 14, 2007

The title of Left Brain Right Brain is rather misleading. You might think that the game is yet another of the billion mind-training games coming to market, when it’s really not a “brain” training game at all- at least, not in the cognitive thinking sense. Instead, Left Brain, Right Brain is a game meant to develop ambidexterity- the ability to use both hands skillfully, rather than relying on one “good” hand. Sounds like a cool concept? It is. It’s just too bad that the execution leaves something to be desired.

LBRB works to train you through mini-games. Basically, you go through a game with your “good” hand first, it records the score, then you try it again with your “lesser” hand and see how they compare. The purpose is to play the games repeatedly using your “lesser” hand to eventually get scores close or equal to that of your “good” hand. That’s really all there is to it.

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GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionAmbidexterity is a noble pursuit. Unfortunately, this hand-training exercise game doesn't live up to its potential.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)