The ways Junior Brain trainer: Maths Edition can benefit your child are many and wide ranging. While other games may skirt around maths, Junior Brain Trainer: Maths Edition digs right into the heart of the subject, dealing with several different facets, helping your child not only to speed up their mental arithmetic (seeing as there's no built in calculator), but also testing their problem solving, geometry skills, and logic. While a few minigames aren't specifically maths related, the vast majority are, and the game as a whole will be of benefit to pupils in Key Stage 2 - the only concerns we have are whether those same pupils will be able to meet the harsh points requirements the game asks you to achieve on the harder difficulty levels. If not, it could mean that many of the minigames remain locked, and the game never reaches its potential.
As an educational game, there's absolutely nothing in here that parents may find questionable.
Junior Brain Trainer: Maths Edition is a single player game only - although you may find yourself being called on to explain what your child's meant to do, seeing as the descriptions don't exactly do that good a job, as they're mostly written in broken English.
Format Reviewed: Nintendo DS