The games selection in Ubuntu underwent a rethink for Ubuntu 10.04. Out are the masses of endless games no-one uses and in are a intelligently picked handful that people do.
Once of the new choices that will be sat inside the Games menu on your default Lucid install is gBrainy – a so called ‘brain teaser and trainer’ game.
gBrainy provides four different category of game and an ‘All’ option.
These are: -
- Logic puzzles – These challenge your reasoning and thinking skills
- Mental calculation – mathematical based questions designed to test your mental arithmetic skills
- Memory trainers - These help push your short term memory to the max. Ouch!
- Verbal analogies – Think you know your English/native language? Try these analogy puzzles to see if you’re as good as you think you are.
There are a few things I didn’t like about gBrainy. I’ll try to be brief
- Some answers are not recognised, despite being correct.
- Some of the wording of questions and hints leaves a lot to be desired
- The game isn’t very netbook friendly with a set height than results in most questions have masses of wasted space between them, the answers and the entry field.