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This is what you need to know: Brain Age 2 ads


Besides showing off new minigames from Brain Age 2, these five video advertisements are noteworthy for a couple of reasons: first, Nintendo has chosen to give their Dr. Kawashima mascot a voice that sounds distinctly like-- but isn't-- George Takei.

Second, the backing music for these ads seems to be based on a sample of Trio's "Da Da Da." We don't have a problem with that; we just like "Da Da Da" and the famous Volkswagen commercial that featured it. And look at the excuse we just got to link to the video! Brain Age 2 is already improving our lives and we don't even have it yet.

[Update: fixed stated number of ads.]

[Via GoNintendo]

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1. That's five ads, not 3.

Posted at 8:39PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Covarr

2. Oh, right. That was a holdover from before I had found the others on YouTube. How embarrassing.

Posted at 8:59PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by JC Fletcher

3. Cool. Take us to the Brue star Sulu.

Posted at 9:34PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by hvnlysoldr

4. The original sample came from the Casio PT-1 keyboard. Yeesh, just how old are you guys?

Posted at 10:12PM on Aug 23rd 2007 by Brendon

5. HAHAHA, yeah, a sample of "Da Da Da?"
http://www.polyvalens.com/vl1/
That's like saying Queen's "Pressure" sampled Vanilla Ice!
Oh, I loved my Casio VL-1... almost as much as my Brain Age 2. I wonder if the piano part of Brain Age 2 plays the Casio demo song.

Dude, I once brought it to school and convinced the teacher I lost my calculator and had to use the calculator function until I could get a new one.

Posted at 1:56AM on Aug 24th 2007 by Fitch

6. I think the ads are very iPhone-esque.

Posted at 12:00PM on Aug 24th 2007 by unreal mccoy

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