Weekend Promo: Up to 75% off Rollercoaster Tycoon, Leisure Suit Larry and more at GOG!

Not an American user?

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 SNES Top-down view
The Brainies DOS Game Menu (CGA).
The Brainies Atari ST Title
The Brainies Amstrad CPC Level 3 is purely rotational

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


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
Play Time SNES Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide SNES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Video Games SNES Nov, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jun, 1995 5 out of 10 50

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.
Contributed to by Barbarian_bros (11224), POMAH (37195), Kabushi (155164), Mobygamesisreanimated (10754) and Blood (1812)