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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 DOS Level 2 (EGA).
The Brainies Amstrad CPC Main menu
The Brainies Amstrad CPC A new colour scheme, and some arrows which 'force' the Skweeks along
The Brainies DOS Title Screen (EGA).

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Amiga Sep, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Mega Fun SNES Dec, 1994 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Play Time SNES Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Amiga Sep, 1992 69 out of 100 69
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1992 68 out of 100 68
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1991 51 out of 100 51
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 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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