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mediocre game play.
By Fun Free Online Games picks up another player with Mensa Genius Challenge, a series of mind-ticklers designed to see how you stack up against the "intellectual elite." The game streams fresh questions and puzzles from a central server, dividing these teasers into three categories: Logic, mind, and word. As you play, the game tracks a profile so you can compare yourself to the leading players.
At first glance, Mensa Genius Challenge sounds like typical entry into this now-crowded category. But for something branded with the Mensa name, which carries some baggage of its own, the presentation and mechanics are just not that smart. Whereas Gameloft's Brain Challenge has a series of visually stimulating puzzles designed to appeal to both brainiacs and those that use mobile to burn stolen moments, Mensa Genius Challenge is so spartan that it makes Nintendo's Brain Age look like Viva Pinata.
Yes, I know this is not a beauty pageant and that a game in this genre should be primarily judged by its puzzle content, but one of the primary ways to stimulate the mind is via the eyes. As for the puzzles themselves, Mensa Genius Challenge does nothing that other games are not already offering. The nine question categories include things like unscrambling words, fitting shapes together, mental math -- all very charted territory. (And since Mensa treads familiar waters, the austere presentation is even more noticeable.)

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