If you’ve been around for a while you’ll undoubtedly remember, and likely even participated in, the brain training craze Nintendo helped to popularize a while back with Brain Age and other copycats that were around. Perhaps helping to indicate the craze is back, QuickSpot has a much more simplified approach, focusing heavily on “spot the difference” puzzles where you compare side-by-side images, but offering up plenty of variations on that theme and puzzles dense with detail that you’ll need to carefully review in order to find every visual discrepancy (with some being quite minor and a real challenge to find). It is billed as being something you can play solo or with friends, but selling this as a social game seems a bit odd to me outside of the impulse for friends to be in a race to poke fun at each other for being too blind to see something first. With the focus exclusively on touchscreen play it can be quite quick and convenient to find things but I will note at least smaller areas can be tricky with your clunky (or, perhaps, just chunky) fingers at times, which can be frustrating. The nature of the challenges do vary a bit, seemingly at least attempting to line up with the different cognitive areas they’re looking to help you target, but even if this may not be a golden ticket for keeping your gray matter young and vibrant it’s still a reasonably well-made puzzle challenge.
Justin Nation, Score: