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Brain Challenge' and 'Bliss Island' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT

Experience the first mind exercise game available on Xbox Live Arcade with Gameloft's Brain Challenge and harness the power of the wind to conquer levels in Codemasters' Bliss Island, an updated version of the popular Windows Vista puzzler. Both titles will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade Wed., March 12 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

Don’t let a good mind go to waste! Increase brain activity with “Brain Challenge,” an entertaining brain training program that helps players develop stress-management skills through a wide variety of games. A personal coach helps players develop their abilities in five areas of cognitive function, including logic, math, memory, visual thinking and concentration, in a fun and easy way.

“Brain Challenge” has something for everyone including Daily Test Mode, where players undergo a series of brain exercises and Stress Mode, which tests player’s abilities to stay calm under stress. For those looking for a relaxing experience, Creative Mode allows players to relax and explore their imagination and Child Test lets players play & share their exercises with younger people. For competitive players, the game features multiplayer support for up to four players offline and online, as well as detailed stats and graphs where they can track their overall performance and progression.

Get your brain in shape with fun daily exercises—these challenging and entertaining puzzles act like a vitamin boost for your brain. Brain Challenge™ is more than just a game, it's your personal coach for mental fitness!

Twenty different games in five categories (Memory, Visual, Logic, Math, and Focus) will train all areas of your brain. Keep track of your progress every day, and easily evaluate your level of brain activity. Brain Challenge is the easy and enjoyable way to keep your brain alert.

Features :

  • Multiplayer fun: Challenge friends with four-player offline and online multiplayer modes.
  • Game variety: Thirty games are broken down into different categories—Memory, Visual, Logic, Math, and Focus.
  • Training room: Play all the mini-games within each category freely.
  • Creative mode: Relax by exploring your brain's creative abilities through five games.
  • Stress mode: Test your abilities under stressful conditions.
  • Personal coach: Choose your favorite coach to accompany you through all your brain development steps and develop a unique relationship with him or her.
  • Brain charts: View your overall performance and progression with detailed stats and graphs

Developed and published by Gameloft, “Brain Challenge” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Explore “Bliss Island” as Hoshi the Zwooph, a mystical blue creature that emits precise puffs of air to create clouds. Help Hoshi become the Bliss Island champion by winning over 25 unique challenges across nine intense levels. Better yet, challenge friends online for more competitive gameplay or focus on topping the Leaderboard charts!

Bliss Island is a fun and engaging pick-up-and-play game, and once you pick it up, you can't put it down! Delve into the world of Bliss Island and help Hoshi win a day off as you take on over 25 unique challenges, spread across nine crazy levels. Mastered single player mode? Challenge your friends online and see who really is the Bliss Island champion.

Features :

  • Pick up and play: Experience more than 25 unique challenges across nine crazy levels.
  • Play with friends: Jump into online multiplayer and challenge your friends online.

Bliss Island, rated E for Everyon, will be available worldwide (with the exception of Japan and Korea) for 400 Microsoft Points.

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