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Old 09-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Brain Challenge HD

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Overview

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Estimated time for 200: *Unobtainable* (4-8 hours for 120)
-Minimum playthroughs: 20+ Brain Tests, 3 Stress Tests and 1 Training Game
-Offline: 20/20 (200)
-Online: 0/20 (0)
-Missable Achievements: 0
-Unobtainable Achievements: 5 (40/60/80% Brain Usage, Brain Master, Get All The Game...see descriptions)
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty setting
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitchy achievements: 2 (Combo User and 20% Brain Usage...see descriptions)
-Extra equipment needed: Windows Phone 7 or 8

Introduction
Brain Challenge HD is a brain-training title from Gameloft. It claims that by completing short mind games each day, you can increase the amount of your brain that you use. It offers challenges in the categories of logic, memory, math, visual, and focus. There is a Brain Test which tests your ability in the categories, as well as a Stress Test mode which basically just gauges how well you can multitask. There is not much content, but the game can be addicting. The simple tasks become increasingly challenging as you play the game more. Currently the game is listed at $4.99 in the Windows Phone Store.

Step 1: Reach 100% Brain Usage in Brain Test
Your first task should be playing Brain Test mode to reach 100% Brain Usage. This will be the most time-consuming part of the game. This will help also you become familiar with the game.

Step 2: Stress Test
Complete the Stress Test a few times to earn the three achievements in this mode related to meeting specific score requirements.

Step 3: Training Mode
Complete the achievements related to Training Mode. To kill three birds with one stone, follow the guide for the "Combo User" achievement to unlock all of them in one go.

Step 4: Mop-up
Mop-up any obtainable achievements you may have left. There likely wont be any as they should all unlock along the path to completing Steps 1-3.

Conclusion
Brain Challenge HD is a fun game, but like so many other Gameloft titles it is impossible to complete due to glitched achievements. Not just one or two either. It has a platform-record 5 unobtainable achievements and several others which can be considered glitchy. If you get 100G out of this game you should consider yourself lucky. Other than that, it is fairly easy to get the rest of the achievements in 6 hours or so.


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100% Brain Usage - 20
Reach 100% Brain Usage!

These achievements are earned when you surpass 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100% Brain Usage in Daily Brain Test mode. Contrary to the name, you can play this mode any time and as many times as you like per day. Your final goal is to reach 100% overall Brain Usage. Your overall Brain Usage stat is made up of contributions from each of the five categories: Logic, Math, Memory, Visual, and Focus. You can have a cumulative score of 0 to 100% in each, with your overall score being the average of the five categories.

Each time you play the Brain Test, you will complete one short round in all the categories listed. How well you do in each category will determine if that category's score goes up or down and by how much. You want to focus as much as you can and reach 100% as quickly as possible. The tests seem to become much more challenging the more times you play the Daily Test. With great scores, you can raise your overall Brain Usage 4-8% per game. Even doing as good possible, you still need to play this mode 20 to 30 times to reach 100%. Most of the challenges are easy and require basic math and memory skills. The key to doing well is to be quick, but not so quick that you make mistakes. It is better to answer a question slow, then try to hurry and get it wrong. If you are doing poorly, you can exit out before completing the test and it will not save your progress.

Your overall Brain Usage is shown in the Daily Test menu. To see your score in each individual category, head to the Brain Charts and scroll to the right.

20% Brain Usage - 10
Reach 20% Brain Usage!

See "100% Brain Usage."

*Glitch Warning* This achievement may not actually unlock for you in the game like many of the other achievements. When you meet the requirements, no achievement will pop on-screen. However, when you check the in-game achievement list, the achievement will be unlocked. If this happens, reinstall the game (NOTE: You will lose all your progress). Set your phone into airplane mode. Load up the game and complete the requirements for the achievement again. This achievement should unlock normally. Afterwards, disable airplane mode and the achievement SHOULD sync with your profile. Keep trying this method until it sticks to your profile.

40% Brain Usage - 10
Reach 40% Brain Usage!

*Unobtainable* See "100% Brain Usage."

60% Brain Usage - 20
Reach 60% Brain Usage!

*Unobtainable* See "100% Brain Usage."

80% Brain Usage - 20
Reach 80% Brain Usage!

*Unobtainable* See "100% Brain Usage."

Brain Master - 20
Get an A+ in all mini-games!

*Unobtainable* Don't even waste your time.

Combo User - 10
Get 30 combos in any mode!

This achievement requires that you earn a combo of 30 in any game mode. Combos are awarded when you correctly complete 30 questions in a row. Speed does not matter. This most likely will only be possible in Training Room. Daily Tests are either too challenging or too short to reach a combo of 30. Training Room becomes available after you complete Daily Test for the first time. In Training Room, select Brain Training, Memory, and then Traveling. Choose easy difficulty. Now you just need to repeat the pattern that is drawn on-screen. Go as quickly as you can, but make sure not to make any mistakes. There is enough time to reach a combo of 35 or so.

*Glitch Warning* This achievement may not actually unlock for you in the game like many of the other achievements. When you meet the requirements, no achievement will pop on-screen. However, when you check the in-game achievement list, the achievement will be unlocked. If this happens, reinstall the game (NOTE: You will lose all your progress). Set your phone into airplane mode. Load up the game and complete the requirements for the achievement again. This achievement should unlock normally. Afterwards, disable airplane mode and the achievement SHOULD sync with your profile. Keep trying this method until it sticks to your profile.
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Cool Man - 20
Get your stress degree below 20

These achievements require that you earn specific scores in the Daily Stress Test which tests your ability to multitask. The better you do, the lower the score you will earn. There is no way to see your running score while completing the test. Just try your best and use that score as a baseline for how good or bad you need to do to earn a specific score. The achievement descriptions are a bit misleading/wrong. The requirements are actually as follows:
  • Cool Man - Score less than 20
  • Get cool 40 Degree - Score between 20 and 39
  • Get cool 60 Degree - Score between 40 and 59
First Combo - 5
Get your first combo in any mode

This achievement simply requires that you to get a single combo. Combos are earned when you successfully complete consecutive questions/tasks. This achievement will unlock when you get TWO right in a row, and can be done in any game mode.

First Step - 5
Finish the first Game in Training mode

This achievement requires that you finish a single game in Training Room. Training Room is only available after completing the Daily Brain Test for the first time. You can select any discipline of training, any game mode, and any difficulty. Once you complete it, the achievement will unlock.

First Touch - 5
Finish one DAILY TEST!

This achievement requires that you finish a single Daily Brain Test. This will be the only thing available when you start the game. Complete all five rounds of the test to unlock this achievement.

Get All The Game - 20
Finish all of minigame in Training mode

*Unobtainable* Don't even waste your time.
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Get cool 40 Degree - 15
Get your stress degree below 40

See "Cool Man."

Get cool 60 Degree - 15
Get your stress degree below 60

See "Cool Man."

Get The Game - 5
Unlock one minigame in Training Mode

This achievement requires that you unlock a single minigame for Training Mode. Minigames are unlocked by playing them in Daily Tests. This will unlock after you complete your very first Daily Test.

Winner - 10
Get an A+ in the TRAINING modes!

This achievement requires that you earn a single A+ score in any Training Room game. Training Room will become available after completing a single Daily Brain Test. Earning an A+ is not challenging at all. Just make sure to go slow and take your time. It is better to be slow than to miss a question. The Traveling game mode under the Memory Discipline on Easy difficulty is particularly simple.
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