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Brain Age 2, also known as "More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima" in PAL regions, is a sequel to Brain Age. It is a puzzle game to exercise your brain a little each day. You will play a variety of puzzles to train your brain. Although there has been controversy over the scientific effectiveness of the game in keeping your brain active, the game got very popular.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: desmume-0.9.6
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Is a demonstration
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses game restart sequence
  • Launches a rocket in every minigame

About the run

I was going to draw a detailed picture in every math problem. However, my previous Brain Age TAS got a lot of criticisms that it is slow-paced. After all, I gave up the idea of drawing a lot of detailed pictures and decided to make a quick-paced run that aims to launch a rocket in every game.
The main feature of the run is Piano Player.

Brain Age Check

It aims to be the youngest brain age. To achieve the objective, the run must be complete within 1050 frames. There are only 11 math problems and the average time for answering is about 95 frames. This is enough to draw some pictures without failing to achieve the objective.

Sign Finder

I draw no detailed picture here. Since the run aims to launch a rocket, it must be complete within 815 frames here. However, there are no less than 20 math problems. In other words, I must answer in 40 frames, in each problem, on the average. This is too tough to draw pictures.

Piano Player

This is the climax of the movie.

Word Scramble

This is the hardest minigame to abuse the word recognition program. So I wrote strange signs instead of video game stuff.

Memory Sprint

A rocket can be launched by solving all problems, no matter how long I spend. In other word, I can draw detailed pictures. The movie ends here because other minigames can’t be unlocked in the same day.

Special thanks

  • ISM and 890, for their Piano Player run.

Suggested Screenshots

2829, 2928, 3059, 3194, 3367, 20504, 22670, 26562, and Piano Player

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The Levan Polka (as made famous by Vocaloid) was in the middle. Which is why I say that I would recognize more, but I don't actually know them. I really liked the Nico Nico Douga, but I didn't know 2/3rds of those songs. So if the author of this TAS picked other famous songs from Internet culture, they'd go right over my head. This is actually kind of like a Brain Age challenge in itself. You have to listen to one song (Home on the Range) and mentally subtract one song from another. The piano part still needs to be redone so that the hard work is more obvious.
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Loved the ending. Yes vote.
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Short enough to keep me from getting distracted. I liked this one.
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I'm sorry, but I was bored to tears. This was an absolutely AWFUL choice when compared to the original. It totally lacked the entertainment value of the first by far, and the Piano part was ruined by the fact the game interupted over it with the crappy music and didn't give a chance to explore more freely. These minigames dragged on, especially the last one, and the fact it was indecipherable squiggles 95% of the time as opposed to the glorious artwork? No. The ONLY redeeming part was the very last picture as that was genuinely amusing.. but outside of that.. despite the proficiency on the stylus.. this was utter.. yeah.. not good at all unfortunately. I voted No. Mr. Kelly R. Flewin
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Well, I did enjoy the minimalist art parts of the TAS. It was different from having more iconic images which were getting kind of stale. Don't know if the abstract pieces were from games, or original art though, and I am curious. Unfortunately, the piano part was just indecipherable cacophony. Even after learning about the additional songs, I just can't hear them, even when I slow down the video. And the last part of the TAS moved too slowly for me. Like others, I spent the time doing the brain exercise. In retrospect, a TAS that allows people to play the actual game is kind of amusing, but at the time it was rather tedious. All in all I'd have to give this a No vote. Without the piano portion, it'd be in the Meh range. Off topic, and probably not possible in a TAS, but is there a mode in the game where you can just fiddle with the piano without having music playing in the background?
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I enjoyed the run. Of course, the piano part was a huge disappointment, since I was expecting "Flight of the bumblebee" or something similar. I understand that the system was harder to trick, thus, the art is less impressive than the other run. It's the game fault, not Ryuto's! I voted "meh".
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It's not as much fun as Brain Age 1 was. The Memory Sprint makes it lame. Meh from me.
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I changed the old piano part with new one. Could someone replace the old movie file with new one? http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/1035604724/Brain%20Age%202.dsm
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Ryuto wrote:
I changed the old piano part with new one. Could someone replace the old movie file with new one? http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/1035604724/Brain%20Age%202.dsm
Done.
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The other submission should have been treated as new. The poll was at 67% (39/8/17)
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This should be treated as a new submission. Please vote and comment on the new version.
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