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Big Brain Academy (Nintendo DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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  • Big Brain Academy is a series of minigames that are designed to exercise the brain.
  • Test mode will quiz players in five areas: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification.
  • Features a riotous multiplayer mode in which up to eight people can play with a single game card.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, particularly children
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000EGELQ4
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 7 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,269 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Manufacturer's Description

Big Brain Academy, the second title in Nintendo's brain game series of games, challenges you with a course load of mind-bending activities and an addictive Multiplayer Mode!

Test your mental acuity in a five-category quiz: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis, and identification. Work your computing abilities by comparing stacks of coins to find the higher value! Bulk up your analysis skills by quickly counting a huge stack of books! Each exercise takes less than a minute to complete. After you take the quiz, you'll get the weight of your brain, areas of strength and weakness -- and, most importantly, which career is best suited for you. Don't worry, it's all in fun.

Once you think you're the star student at the Academy, compete with up to seven friends or family members through lightning-fast activities to see who really has the biggest brain of the bunch.

Big Brain Academy brings a fresh entertainment anyone young and young at heart can enjoy. It's the perfect way to challenge and stimulate your mind.

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131 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun for everyone 16 July 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i finally agreed to let my son have a DS for educational purposes (i knew i would cave in at some point and this was a very handy excuse). We bought the Brain Trainer and the Big brain academy at the same time. Both games are great but the Big Brain academy attracts the children straight away.

The bright colours and pictures sucker them into learning without them realising it and suddenly they are very eager to find out who has the heaviest brain amongst friends and family. As a parent you can see them improving every time they use it and they take pride in every gram of brain weight. An added bonus for us was that it is multi-lingual, so my son can practice in both of his languages and also in the French that he is learning at school.

But its not just for the children. We bought the DS and the first day of our holidays and by the end of it we were all hooked! A great buy that the children will love to try and beat you at.
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126 of 131 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More fun than you'd think. 12 Sep 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I greatly enjoyed Brain Training for the DS but was concerned that this would be more of the same. I've had it on import for a few months now and it is truly a great game. It's a lot more fun and less serious than Brain Training. You are spurred on to play more and more to get bronze, silver and gold medals (you can then try for the extremely-hard-to-get platinum medals). This is not a game you'd play for hours on end like New Super Mario Bros. or Castlevania, it is for short bursts of play when you get the urge to test your brain or beat your friends/family.

Multiplayer is just brilliant - a real laugh playing with just 2 or 3 people - it can only be better with up to 8!

Seriously, if I could only have one game for the DS, it would be Big Brain Academy.
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175 of 184 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 14 Aug 2006
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I disagree with the previous reviewer who thinks that this game is more suitable for under 10s and not for adults. I recently bought a DS to take on holiday with a group of mates (all in our twenties and thirties) and this game proved to be a massive winner with everyone. There are five categories (think, identify, memorise, calculate and analyse) and each category has three individual and varied challange games. The games are good because they don't only rely on mathematics but require a variety of skills and an all round intelligence is required togain a good overall score. The games may appear simple at first but get deceptively tricky as you get deeper into the game and the time limit makes even the coolest heads panic. Getting a top score requires patience, practice and no little skill and getting a good score allows significant bragging rights to fellow gamers. Getting a poor score can be humiliating and lead to a burning need to play again and prove to everyone that you're not as stupid as the game implies.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive for adults or kids 1 Nov 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I got my DS as a treat for my hols & really fancied the puzzles rather than midless gaming.
It stores several peoples scores so you can share it with family members or mates & see who is the "brainiest" amoung you...its quite addictive & competition can soon break out as everyone wants to increase their score. I definitely wouldnt say its easy to complete & after a few goes you will have "completed it all"...I have played with this an awful lot & getting gold medals in the different categories is no mean feet....its very interesting to see how different each persons brain works...some of the tasks i am brilliant at & some i just cant do properly no matter how hard i train!
this is great fun for adults & children alike...definitely i would recommend it
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Nintendo DS Game 3 May 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Fun, addictive and it does actually train your brain!

This game isn't about easy or hard, puzzles or adventures, you're simply training your brain. Classic IQ test style with different activities to test different aspects of your brain - and you'd be surprised how addictive it is to beat your previous!

The use of the touchscreen is brilliant; using the top screen usually as a guide to what to do on the touchscreen, pressing correct answers or drawing lines in correct places.

Firstly you can select from 1 of 4 game profiles. This is the only negative i would put against this game, as I've already found the want for more, and having to delete a friends profile to start up another - but don't let that put you off... Having selected your profile you can dive straight into a test, or practise at the 5 different sections being tested (identify, think, memorize, analyse and compute)... There are 3 completely different activities per section that, when you come to do a test, are selected at random.

When you're attempting a test, you will have 60 seconds to complete as many as mini-tests within a section as possible; and the difficulty of the mini-test gradually increases as you get more correct.

Having completed all 5 sections, you will then be presented with a weight for your brain, calculated from your performance in all 5 sections; a grade, and a profession to compare your brain to.

This is a great game, and you'll soon be performing hundreds of test after one another, just hoping for that game you know you can perform at, to peak your score that little bit more!
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