Brain Bender: Puzzles & Activities

Brain Bender: Puzzles & Activities PC CD cartoon thinking games! Nickelodeon 



Mattel Interactive 



Now kids can give their brains a work-out and have fun with some of their favorite Nickelodeon cartoon characters along the way in Brain Bender Puzzles and Activities.

Once you've signed in, you can decide which side of the brain you want to exercise: the left side, which is used for logic and analysis, or the right side, which is used for creating and imagining. You can customize your games by choosing which backgrounds, sounds, Nickelodeon characters and difficulty level you want as you play.

If you opt for the left side, you can check out ToonTiles, a brainteaser in which you use memory and strategy to clear all the character tiles off the board. Or perhaps you'd like to throw some splat around in SplatHurl, where you need to figure out which combination of colors and characters is necessary to predict where the splat will land.

In ToonMaze, the goal is to get out of the maze by using the code contained in the light bulb, and in Nickinos, you can print out your own customized tiles and create a brand new game to play alone or with your friends.

Over in the right side of the brain, you get to have a little fun and flex those creativity muscles. In DancingToons, you set the scene, pick a character, choose the music and create your own choreography for some crazy dance routines. In ToonDraw, you can print out instructions for drawing your favorite Nick characters or watch videos of some of the animators and designers as they explain how they do their jobs.

Once you've learned how to draw the characters, you'll probably want to make your own cartoons, which is where ToonMaker comes in. While they're not actually videos, you can create scenes with the characters and put the words in their mouths.

The final right brain game, MadLobes, is a take-off on the popular Mad Libs books of yesteryear. Answer a series of questions and then watch as the computer places them into a silly story, complete with illustrations.

If you want to share the fun you've had with a friend, look out for the mailbox icon on some of the games. You can save your activities on your desktop and mail them to your pals as attachments to your e-mails. They'll be able to look at your creations without needing to have a copy of the Brain Bender CD-ROM in their computer.

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