I like the app for a variety of reasons. It’s a game, but it’s also an educational tool; it reminds me of the Brain Age/Brain Training ‘games‘ that were so popular on the Nintendo DS a few years ago. Just like Brain Age, Sakura Quick Math takes advantage of the platform it runs on with a fully touch-based interaction. Through built-in handwriting recognition, the app â€œunderstandsâ€ the numbers you’re writing on screen. In my tests, I’ve found the app to be really clever at figuring out my scribbles, though it sometimes hung on “4³” and “9³”. However, it was just a matter of getting how the app wanted those numbers to be written (tip: don’t lift your finger off the screen).
A couple of years ago, I was addicted to Brain Training (the UK name for what most people know as Brain Age). This game looks like a good port of those nostalgic experiences, for a console that is actually relevant in 2012.