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The Brainies

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Atari ST
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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.


The Brainies Amstrad CPC This takes slightly more planning
The Brainies DOS Title screen (from Kalisto release) (VGA)
The Brainies Atari ST Stop before walls
The Brainies Atari ST Title

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1992 9 out of 12 75
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
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, 1992 51 out of 100 51
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jun, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1992 50 out of 100 50
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 50 out of 100 50


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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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