My Word Coach is one of the many brain training games that is available on the Nintendo DS. It has the following features
Play with words and letters with 6 Core Training Exercises:
Missing Letter (Words are missing letters: find back the good one to succeed.)
Split decision (Choose between several propositions the good definition for a word.)
Pasta letter (In this speed challenge, spell out words from letters sinking in a soup.)
Block Letter (In this Tetris like, spell any of the listed word with the block. When a word is correctly completed, it blocks are removed.)
Word Shuffle (Fill in the spot the definitions corresponding to the correct word.)
Safecracker (A word is the code of the safe. From the definition, write it as fast as possible & defeat your opponent.)
3 difficulty levels.
Over 16,500 words and definitions using the Official Cambridge Dictionary.
Developed in collaboration with Tom Cobb-Mac Gill & Quebec University Linguist.
4 different personal coaches to choose from.
Save the data of 3 people so the whole family can play.
After registering yourself (there are 3 save slots), filling in your personal details, and choosing a tutor there is a test to rate your base vocabulary level.
From this point, the training activities are introduced from a fill in the missing letter, to word definition games, spaghetti soup anagrams , beat the computer: code wheel and word tetris. All games use the stylus, letter recognition, choosing the correct definition, dragging and dropping alphabet soup, or spinning the code wheel. The interface is practically faultless in this respect.
There are plenty of new words to keep you interested as you improve your ratings, which are percentage and vocation rated. After each activity is completed, the list of words and definitions are given, if you’re serious about learning; there are the usual graphs and stats provided to chart your progress.
Like many of these games sometimes the letter you write doesn’t get recognised which can be frustrating but thats mainly if you have untidy writing like me.