The Brainies (Amstrad CPC)

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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 Level 3 is purely rotational
The Brainies Amstrad CPC The extra column down the middle makes this possible
The Brainies Amstrad CPC Main menu
The Brainies Amstrad CPC Another level

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Alternate Titles

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

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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.
POMAH (39011) added The Brainies (Amstrad CPC) on Dec 12, 2006
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