How much does your brain weigh? Find out with Big Brain Academy, the DS title that makes mental exercise incredibly fun.
When starting a new game, players will enter Test mode and take a five-part quiz that shows their brain “weight,” a letter grade and a profession or famous historical individual that may have a similar brain. Results are based on how many correct answers players get in a set period of time – and the goal is to gradually increase the “weight” of their brain. Players also can play all of the Activities in Practice mode. If they do well in Practice, they’ll earn bronze, silver, gold and platinum medals.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: The 15 Activities are minigames that test logic, memory and – all of them involve the touch screen in some way. The tactile nature of the Activities makes them very fun to play, while the quick play time (all take less than one minute) gives them a compelling feel.
- Big Brain Academy is a series of minigames (called Activities) that are designed to exercise the brain. Players can “weigh” their brain in Test mode, earn medals for individual activities in Practice mode or play against friends and family in Versus mode.
- Big Brain Academy’s Test mode will quiz players in five areas: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification. After taking the test, players will be told the “weight” of their brain and areas of strength or weakness – and it will identify a brain type that is similar to their own. Once they have a score, they can keep playing the game to exercise the brain in areas where it needs improvement based on their performance in the Test mode.
- This title features a riotous multiplayer mode in which up to eight people can play with a single game card. Players will compete in Activities to see who has the “biggest” brain, and the results will be displayed for all to see. A demo test can also be sent to another DS.