Mattel’s Mindflex game was received with both cheers and jeers when it launched a few years ago.
The original game called for the player to wear a headset that read brain activity. An increase in brain activity increased the fans power and thus a higher floating ball. Conversely a decrease in brain waves lessened the fan’s power and thus the opposite affect. To complete or win the game, the user had to turn a dial and position the floating ball through a variety of hoops all the while remaining focused on maintaining brain activity.
However, the latest iteration, Mattel’s Radica Mindflex Duel game, pits you against another opponent. Instead of a set of a hoops players battle to push the same fan power balled into their opponents “end zone”. We’re not entirely sure how it works, but we’re assuming that the brain wave activity is linked to both the fan power and the movement of the ball.