Smart As… is divided into several sections, each of which allows you to explore your abilities and train your brain in different ways.
At the centre of the action is the Daily Dose, which puts your brain through its paces in a series of challenges designed to test four skill areas: logic, language, maths and memory. Each puzzle makes clever use of the PS Vita system’s diverse control options – some test your adeptness with the touchscreen and rear touch pad, while others see you tilting the system or scanning the world around you with the camera.
Your Daily Dose performance is recorded in the form of a Brain Power score, which can be instantly shared and compared with fellow fans via the inspired in-game links to Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, your results can be uploaded to the online leaderboards, so you can see exactly how smart you are in relation to fellow fans in your hometown and around the world.
If you need practice, the game’s Free Play mode lets you revisit unlocked puzzles, building your skills and offering some cool rewards for the quick-thinking and fast-fingered. The ultimate experience, however, is online, where you can take on location-specific ‘Street Smart’ puzzles or create and drop ‘near’ challenges for other fans to discover as they roam the globe. It makes Smart As… a hugely social brain-teasing treasure hunt, and means you never know when a new challenge is – quite literally – around the corner.