Everyone has probably heard of the theory that females can handle multiple tasks at once, better than males can. This gives the girls multitasking superiority over us boys, which my female friends are always quick to point out. There have been many psychological tests to investigate this theory, but let's be honest - who wants to read pages of boring text when instead you can play an addictive flash game?
Multitask, as with all addictive flash games is extremely simple because all you have to do is press left and right to balance a ball on a beam to stop it falling off. Your score adds up the longer you last.
Just as you start to wonder where multitasking comes into the game, you'll be introduced to the next stage of the game where you have to balance the ball and move a marker up and down to avoid incoming spikes. Still seems easy enough..
The addition of a third element ramps up the difficulty and starts the frustration. A small box needs to be moved using the WASD keys to touch another box, within ten seconds of it appearing. Aside from trying to watch all three elements of the game, having two sets of directional controls is initially confusing.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, a fourth section is added where you press the space bar to avoid the obstacles. Lasting any amount of time at this stage of the game is a challenging feat. It's debatable whether the game is testing multitasking or more simply spatial awareness, as after a couple of runs it does become much easier to manage the multiple directional controls. However, I may well be wrong and the female gamers will be able to excel - what's your best score? I'm off to try and better mine...