img_0045-1As a child of the 80's, it was a big deal when my school was one of the few in my area that had a complete computer lab in the library with an Apple II for each student in the class. The catch? All the "games" available all had to do with math or typing. Spielhaus's MindRacer Duel [App Store] provides quite a bit of personal nostalgia, as you're forced to solve math problems on one of three difficulty settings to make your car travel down the race track.

Playing on Easy is, as you would expect- quite easy. Expert mode provides math problems filled with parenthesis and negative numbers, which require a little more brain power to quickly figure out on the fly. MindRacer Duel can be played both single player and two player, and at the current price of free, there's not much reason to not pick this one up if you're looking to brush up your math skills, or have kids that need to learn their multiplication tables.

App Store Link: MindRacer Duel, Free

  • wegmans

    are you referring to Number Munchers or Word Munchers?!!!!?

  • Eli Hodapp

    Haha, those are two great games, but the one I specifically spent the most time playing and I have had absolutely no luck with Google attempting to figure out what this game was called was this side scrolling space shooter type game.

    You answered this array of math questions in three categories as fast as you could, and depending on how many you got right out of each category you got more fuel to play longer, as well as bombs/missiles. Basically, 5 minutes of math, 30 seconds of playtime.

    And we -loved- it.

  • along123

    damn. I still flunk math ha ha!

  • astrosaurus

    Yeah, I downloaded this a few days ago and it's incredibly simple, but fun. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • http://na Andrew H

    so did you mean "looser" at the end or "loser"? Just asking =)

  • GodSon

    I hope to see Number Munchers in the future after seeing this!!! ^_^

  • Stefan

    Err... I ment "loser" describing my poor language skills πŸ™
    Thanks Andrew - let's hope none notices...

  • chloe

    why does it say "Gentlemen" start your enginges maybe girls want to play it to? sexsist

  • Segfault

    Because cars and maths are male stuff. πŸ˜‰