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                      |   Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters   |
                      |           An FAQ/Walkthrough          |
                      |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                      |          Total Size: 20.3 KB          |
                      |         Current Version: Final        |
                      |  Previous Update: 10:56 PM 9/28/2011  |
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    0. Contents**********************************B0******************************
                              CTRL+F System Format: **B###**
    -1. Donations           | B-1
    0. Contents             | B0
    1. Intro                | B1
    2. Some Quick Stuff     | B2
    3. Training             | B3
     I- Reading Aloud       | B31
     II- Word Scramble      | B32
      1- Basic Rules        | B321
      2- Sample Problems    | B323
     III- Photo Recall      | B33
      1- Basic Rules        | B331
      2- Hard Mode          | B332
     IV- Word Attack        | B34
      1- Basic Rules        | B341
      2- Space Mode         | B342
     V- Piano Player        | B35
      1- Basic Rules        | B351
      2- Hard Mode          | B352
      3- Song Select        | B353
      4- The Songs          | B354
     VI- Meet and Greet     | B36
      1- Basic Rules        | B361
      2- Hard Mode          | B362
     VII- Virus Buster      | B37
    4. Themes               | B4
     I- Acting              | B41
     II- Drawing            | B42
     III- Talking           | B43
    5. Brain Age Check      | B5
     I- Basics              | B51
     II- Tests              | B52
      1- Stroop Test        | B521
      2- Word Memory        | B522
      3- Connect Maze       | B523
      4- Rock-Paper-Scissor | B524
      5- Symbol Match       | B525
    6. Other Options        | B6
    7. Unlockables          | B7
    8. Cheating             | B8
    9. Version History      | B9
    10. Legalities          | B10
    
    
    
    1. Intro****************************************B1***************************
    Welcome to my 15th FAQ. ...Has it really been that many? I mean, eight months
    I've been here on GameFAQs and averaging two FAQs per month. *ahem* Anyways,
    this is the first FAQ/Walkthrough for Brain Age: Arts & Letters. Enjoy.
    
    2. Some Quick Stuff****************************************B2****************
    Upon starting, you are asked to give a pic of yourself, your name, and
    birthday. Afterwards, you take a quick test to see your "Brain Age," or how
    strong your brain is. 20 is the best score. Hopefully, you will score within
    the 30s, at worst. This, if under 20 years old, is just a rough indicator, and
    likely will change as you age and learn.
    
    Afterwards, in the menu, you can do some Training, Themes, or another Brain Age
    Check. You do some Training/Brain Age Check and you will get a stamp for the
    day. Get enough of these and you'll unlock new modes, games, and options.
    
    All of these things are covered in the following sections.
    
    3. Training****************************************B3************************
     I- Reading Aloud  **B31**
    During this, you will be given a section from a book to read. Once done, tap
    "Next" on the Touch Screen to see the next two pages. This main goal of this
    is to see how many syllables you can read in a second. Aim for 4 or 5 per
    second.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Word Scramble  **B32**
      1- Basic Rules  **B321**
    On the left screen, you will see a group of letters. Although you may not be
    able to tell it, but they make a word. Write this word on the Touch Screen.
    
    Alternately, you can pass, but that still penalizes you.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Sample Problems  **B323**
    
    R N
    E U                 Answer: rune
    
    G O T
     S H                Answer: ghost
    
    S R I
    A T T               Answer: strait
    
    S P T A
     E R L              Answer: stapler
    
    P E S R
    A A T E             Answer: separate
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     III- Photo Recall  **B33**
      1- Basic Rules  **B331**
    During this mode, you will see a picture. Memorize it. On the next screen,
    a new picture pops up and you are asked to select which you previously saw.
    
    You also may use pictures taken in the DSi Camera.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **B332**
    (Get 18 stamps)
    
    Same as before, except you are shown two pictures at the start, then asked to
    pick the one shown TWO times earlier.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     IV- Word Attack  **B34**
      1- Basic Rules  **B341**
    (Get 1 stamp)
    
    A word appears and you are asked to memorize and write it. You can hit "Try
    Again" to see the word again, but have all of that word's previous progress
    erased.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Space Mode  **B342**
    (Get 6 stamps)
    
    Words and letters will appear on screen. Write them to destroy them. Take too
    many hits and you'll lose.
    
    Press AYXB to destroy all of the enemies. One use only.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     V- Piano Player  **B35**
      1- Basic Rules  **B351**
    (Get 10 stamps)
    
    During this, you play a song, such as Red River Valley or Ode to Joy, by
    tapping the appropriate key on the piano in time with the music. The more
    correct notes you play, and the more in tune with the beat you are, the higher
    your score will be. Try to get 80.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **B352**
    (Get 27 stamps)
    
    During this, you have NO IDEA what the notes and keys are, but are still
    supposed to tap what you think the correct notes are.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Song Select  **B353**
    (Get 20 stamps)
    
    After unlocking this, you can select which song you play. NOTE: Only for the
    second time and thereafter that day.
    
    =============================================================================
      4- The Songs  **B354**
    Song Name: The song's name.
    Octave starts with...: What note appears twice (ie. C in CBAGFEDC)
    Black Notes: Sharp/Flat: Do the black keys play a sharp (#) or flat (b) note?
    
    Song Name                                     Octave starts      Black Notes: 
                                                      with...         Sharp/Flat
    ```````````````````````````````````````````   `````````````     `````````````
    I've Been Working on the Railraod                   C                 b
    Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree                   C                 #
    Sippin' Cider Through a Straw/The Other Day         C                 #
    Home on the Range                                   C                 b
    Thine Be the Glory                                  C                 #
    Home! Sweet Home!                                   C                 #
    Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin                        C                 b
    Heidenroslein                                       C                 #
    Aura Lee                                            C                 #
    My Grandfather's Clock                              C                 b
    The Blue Bells of Scotland                          C                 #
    Addio a Napoli                                      C                 b
    London Bridge                                       C                 #
    Liebestraum No. 3                                   G                 b
    Kinderszenen                                        G                 #
    The Grand March from Aida                           C                 b
    Pastoral from Symphony No. 6                        C                 b
    Water Music                                         G                 #
    Le Coucou                                           C                 #
    Amaryllis                                           C                 #
    Sur le pont d'Avignon                               C                 b
    Brahms' Lullaby                                     C                 #
    Die Lorelei                                         C                 #
    Schubert's Trout Quintet                            C                 #
    Joy to the World                                    C                 #
    Schubert's Wiegenlied                               C                 b
    On Top of Old Smoky                                 C                 #
    Red River Valley                                    G                 #
    Kalinka                                             G                 b
    Ode to Joy                                          G                 #
    For He's a Jolly Good Fellow!                       G                 #
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen                  G                 #
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken                         C                 b
    Oh! Susanna                                         C                 #
    Te Deum Laudamus                                    G                 #
    Michael, Row the Boat Ashore                        C                 #
    When Irish Eyes Are Smiling                         C                 #
    My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean                       G                 b
    The Water Is Wide                                   G                 #
    I Saw Three Ships                                   G                 #
    The Coventry Carol                                  C                 b
    Buffalo Gals                                        C                 #
    FEVER                                               G                 #
    CHILL                                               G                 #
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     VI- Meet and Greet  **B36**
      1- Basic Rules  **B361**
    (Get 24 stamps)
    
    You are asked to memorize a person's face and the details on their card. After
    that, you'll be asked several questions about said person. Write your answers
    on the Touch Screen.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **B362**
    (Get 30 stamps)
    
    This is like Normal mode, but you have to memorize multiple people and cards
    before questioning.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     VII- Virus Buster  **B37**
    (Get 13 stamps)
    (Receive a stamp for the day)
    
    This is just like Dr. Mario. You take the pills and line up the appropriate
    colors with the corresponding viruses. If there is a line of four of the same
    color vertically (up & down) and/or horizontal (left & right) then the pill
    pieces and viruses (if any) disappear. Destroy all of the viruses to complete
    that level.
    
    4. Themes****************************************B4**************************
     I- Acting  **B41**
    In this theme, you use the DSi Camera to take picture of your face of how you
    would act in various situations.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Drawing  **B42**
    Using the stylus, draw a picture of what is described on the left side.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     III- Talking  **B43**
    Using the Mic, talk into and say, with feeling, what you are told to say. Try
    to say it as if it is really happening.
    
    5. Brain Age Check****************************************B5*****************
     I- Basics  **B51**
    You will take three tests. Depending on how fast and accurately you finish
    these tests, you may get a good or bad Brain Age score. Doing this will also
    give you a stamp for the day, if you have not gotten one yet. The scores are
    only saved ONCE per day. From 12:00.00 AM to 11:59.59 PM is the time range for
    a Brain Age check.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Tests  **B52**
      1- Stroop Test  **B521**
    You must say the color of the word, be it on the Touch Screen or top screen.
    Remember, the COLOR of the word, not the word itself!
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Word Memory  **B522**
    You are asked to memorize a list of words for a few minutes. Afterwards, you
    get several minutes to write down all of the words you can recall.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Connect Maze  **B523**
    On the Touch Screen, you will see 13 letters and 13 numbers. You are required
    to connect them as follows:
    
    A --> 1 --> B --> 2 --> C --> 3 --> D --> 4 --> E --> 5 --> F --> 6 --> G -->
    7 --> H --> 8 --> I --> 9 --> J --> 10 --> K --> 11 --> L --> 12 --> M --> 13
    
    =============================================================================
      4- Rock-Paper-Scissors  **B524**
    On the left screen, you'll a hand representing a rock, paper, or scissors.
    Above it, you'll see some conditions. Follow those conditions in this match.
    When you think you have followed the directions, say your answer into the Mic.
    Here are the answers:
    
    Please lose:
    Opponent:                    Your answer:
    Rock                         "Scissors"
    Paper                        "Rock"
    Scissors                     "Paper"
    
    Please win:
    Opponent:                    Your answer:
    Rock                         "Paper"
    Paper                        "Scissors"
    Scissors                     "Rock"
    
    =============================================================================
      5- Symbol Match  **B525**
    On the left screen, you'll see various numbers lined up with symbols, as well
    as a list of numbers. As the numbers on the list appear, write their
    corresponding symbols on the Touch Screen.
    
    6. Other Options****************************************B6*******************
    Create Souvenir Photo
    Makes a picture of everyone and their Brain Age scores that were taken most
    recently.
    
    Graph
    Check the graph and your progress in each Training program and Brain Age.
    
    Top 3
    See your top three scores in each Training program or Brain Age Check game.
    
    Theme Albums
    See what everyone has done in each theme.
    
    Compare Brain Age
    Ryuta Kawashima - "Zzzzzzzzz..."
    
    Slideshow (Complete 2 themes)
    See all of the drawing themes as a slideshow.
    
    Tips (Get 16 stamps)
    See all of the tips Ryuta has given you.
    
    Retake Portrait
    Re-take your profile photo.
    
    Redo Signature
    Rewrite your profile signature.
    
    Stamp Design (Get 3 stamps)
    Create your own stamp.
    
    Change Pen Tip (Get 22 stamps)
    Make the pen tip a brush-like, pen-like, or let it change depending on the
    game.
    
    Comment Settings (Get 8 stamps)
    Change how much Ryuta talks.
    
    Change Reading Font Size
    Change how big the font is.
    
    Change Handedness
    Do write with your left or right hand?
    
    Delete My Data
    Obvious.
    
    Delete Guest Data
    Again, obvious.
    
    Delete All Data
    AGAIN, obvious.
    
    (three people)
    Credits.
    
    7. Unlockables****************************************B7*********************
    Challenge Mode                                     - Get Brain Age Score of 20.
    Change Pen Tip                                     - Get 22 stamps 
    Change Stamp Design                                - Get 3 stamps 
    Comment Settings                                   - Get 8 stamps 
    Meet and Greet                                     - Get 24 stamps 
    Meet and Greet - Hard Mode                         - Get 30 stamps 
    Photo Recall - Hard Mode                           - Get 18 stamps 
    Piano Player                                       - Get 10 stamps 
    Piano Player - Hard Mode                           - Get 27 stamps 
    Select the Piano Player song (2nd time afterwards) - Get 20 stamps 
    Slideshow Mode                                     - Complete any two Themes 
    View Tips                                          - Get 16 stamps 
    Virus Buster                                       - Get 13 stamps 
    Word Attack                                        - Get 1 stamp 
    Word Attack - Space Mode                           - Get 6 stamps 
    
    8. Cheating****************************************B8************************
    Destroy all enemies (Word Attack Space Mode):
    During the Space mode of the Word Attack training game, if you press AYXB
    exactly in that order, all of the enemies on screen will be destroyed. NOTE:
    You only get to use this one time every time you train with this.
    
    Read Aloud Quick Finish:
    During Read Aloud, if you wait about 5 sec. and then tap "Next," you'll be on
    the next two pages. This will highly increase your syllables per sec, up to
    9.0 to 11.0 in most cases.
    
    9. Version History****************************************B9*****************
    v0.10 - Partially done. Lack the last three sections.  4/21/10
    Final - All sections are finished entirely.  4/25/10
          - FINALLY got all of the Piano Player songs!  5/15/10
          - Changed intro ASCII and Legal.  9/28/11
    
    10. Legalities****************************************B10********************
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