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Description

This puzzle game has 101 levels, in which you have to guide a varying number of Brainies of four different colors onto a spot that matches their color. You control a cross-hair, and press fire while over a Brainy to take or give up control of its motion. Running out of time costs you a life.

The challenge lies in the fact that you can only control the direction in which a Brainy will walk. Once this is set, he will continue to walk until he hits a wall, an obstacle or another Brainy.

To make things a bit more complicated, there are various obstacles like arrows that change the direction a Brainy is walking in and items than can optionally be picked up.

Screenshots

The Brainies Atari ST Stop before walls
The Brainies DOS Game over! (VGA)
The Brainies Atari ST Second level, easy...
The Brainies DOS Title Screen (CGA).

Alternate Titles

  • "Tiny Skweeks" -- European title
  • "The Tinies" -- Title from Kalisto release

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide SNES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play Time SNES Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Amiga Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Video Games SNES Nov, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 64 out of 100 64
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1991 51 out of 100 51
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 50 out of 100 50
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jun, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1992 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Skweek

Even in Europe, the connection to the popular Skweek series was made late, as Amiga Power magazine previewed the game under the title The Brainies.
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