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Games of old: Master Brain


How's that old brain of yours doing? If it's anything like mine, then you're probably starting to forget things at a worrying rate. Well nevermind, Master Brain is here to save you!

Released in 1991 by Crash Magazine, Master Brain is a card matching memory game which you can play on your tod or with a mate.

The game boasts 3 levels of difficulty and 4 sets of cards which should help that ailing grey matter no end. The card sets you get to choose from are: Spectrum Heroes, Kids, Numbers and Colour Master - the Colour Master card set on level 3 is a particularly tricky encounter.

There is no timer system, although the game does keep track of how many tries you've had. There is also a bonus score to be had each time you match a pair.

To make things even trickier you can turn on Cards Moving, this will shift a random row one space to the left.

Controls are simple enough: use QAOP or the cursors to move the little hand then press 0 to select your card.

All in all, if you're fancying something a little casual it's a nice card game that should keep you entertained for a little while.


Graphics 8/10
Sound 2/10
Addictiveness 9/10
Features 10/10

Overall 7/10

It's a good looking little game that'll keep you coming back for more, really love the different card sets and that you can change difficulty for younger players. It is let down by the annoying sound - although you can turn it off.

Download Master Brain from World Of Spectrum.