Big Brain Academy

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The second title in Nintendo's brain game series. Big Brain Academy is similar to Brain Age, in that it contains a number of brain exercises.

There are five different types of brain tests available; thinking, memorization, computation, analysis, and identification. After the completion of each quiz, information is provided to the player. Including brain weight, strengths and weaknesses and a suggested suitable career.

Eight player competitive play is also included, where speed as well as brain power will be needed to win and find who has the biggest brain.


Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS The title screen.
Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS Figure out where the dog is going to end up based on directions.
Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS Determine which object weighs the most.
Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS Quickly figure out which group of coins is worth more.

Alternate Titles

  • "やわらかあたま塾" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Yawaraka Atama Juku" -- Japanese title
  • "Cérébrale Académie" -- French title
  • "말랑말랑 두뇌교실" -- Korean spelling

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GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Jun 09, 2006 4.25 out of 5 85
Deeko Nintendo DS Jun 07, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo DS 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Nintendo DS Jun 02, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81 (GAF) Nintendo DS Jun 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jul 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Daily Game Nintendo DS Jun 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Nintendo DS Jun 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Yahoo! Games Nintendo DS Jun 08, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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