Which is best would probably come from how seriously you want to take it.
The brain academy tends to be a bit more diverse and fun than the Brain Training program, it's more of a pick up and play challenge whereas Brain Training is more serious and geared towards a daily commitment.
Brain Training also comes with a good collection of Soduko puzzles to work through.
If you want the fun challenge then Brain Academy but if you want to actually try and benefit from what the program says it can do then Brain Training may be better.
Brain Training is the "Kawashima" program. It calculates your brain "score" by lowering or upping the "apparent" age of your brain.....so is sometines referred to as "the brain age program".
This is what I have at the mo' (£15 from gamestation new ) and sounds like it's what you've bought.
I intend on buying the other Nintendo one called Big Brain Academy. In this, rather than age, it represents your brain "score" by it's apparent weight (the heavier the better).
So Training - scores your brain by determining it's apparent age.
and Academy - scores your brain by it's apparent weight.
They're both made by Nintendo and they're so cheap nowadays, it's worth getting both imo.
(there are other 3rd party offerings such as Brain Boost and Mind Quiz but these haven't had as good reviews as the official Ninty ones mentioned above).
I played the first Brain Training game for first time today 'cos my little brother is in town. I am 80 OMG, I've forgotten all my maths - and I got a B at GCSE And it doesn't like the way I pronounce "blue". My brother explains you need to speak in a monotone voice like a robot. Uh-huh -_-
I love it. I think I will buy a DS Lite on this game alone. I am thinking I should just skip the first one and buy Brain Training 2?
P.S. The DS is the first Nintendo portable I do not own and have never played EVER. I am sorry Nintendo I crossed to the dark side. I must have a DS!
That's the American name for "Brain Training", they won't be getting "Brain Age 2" or as we call "More Brain Training" for quite a few weeks yet (20th Aug) whereas the Jap's have had "More Brain Training" since 28th Dec 2005
Just a little bit of trivia.
Anyway, I recommend you get either one of the Brain Training cards, and don't even think about getting Mind Quiz from UbiSoft unless you want to be called a s*****c.