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Nintendo Tests Your Vision

| 15 Oct 2007 15:21
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Once your brain age is low enough, it's time to work on your hand-eye coordination and peripheral vision with Nintendo's Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day. Based upon the same principles athletes use to train their visual acuity, this DS title provides several mini games to help you determine your "eye age."

Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, George Harrison, says, "Flash Focus should be in the training arsenal of every coach in the country, but it's also ideal for casual game players of any age who want to keep their vision sharp."

A few of the exercises available in the game include:

  • A variation of the hidden ball "hat dance" seen at baseball parks: A circle is placed in one of three boxes, and the user must follow the location of the circle as the boxes shuffle rapidly on the screen.
  • Watching two symbols flash on the screen, then tapping the touch screen to indicate whether they matched.
  • Memorizing a target letter and counting how many times it appears in a fast-moving stream of letters on the screen.

Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day is available this week and retails for $19.99.

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