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The Amazing Brain Train! (Wii)

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NinjaBee press release (January 13, 2010):

    PAX 10 Winner The Amazing Brain Train! to arrive on WiiWare Jan. 18

    OREM, Utah – Jan. 13, 2010 – Professor Fizzwizzle, the diminutive genius and star of the 2008 PAX 10 award-winning PC title, The Amazing Brain Train!, will make his debut in a new destination, Nintendo WiiWare™, the Wii™ system’s downloadable service, on Monday Jan. 18, 2010. Players will be able to hop on board and begin their own brain-boositng adventure for only 600 Wii Points™ (USD $6).

    The new WiiWare title takes players on a mind-sharpening journey around Professor Fizzwizzle’s cartoon world stopping only to solve challenges and help his friends along the way. Fueled only by mental energy, The Amazing Brain Train! guides the player through 15 different mini-games in three addictive game play modes—quest, test and practice.

    “This is one of the few brain training games that has a quest/story mode,” said Joey Kendall, Lead Programmer at NinjaBee. “It adds new goals and more purpose to the mini-games. The story is silly but it’s kind of like watching a Disney movie – it’s cute but there’s a lot of humor in there that only an adult would understand. It adds great comic relief.”

    More than a year of work has been put into fine-tuning The Amazing Brain Train! and adapting it for the Wii. The result is a fun, ultra-challenging and addictive brain training game that is unlike any other in the WiiWare library.

    “This is no ordinary brain game,” said Ryan Clark, co-founder of Grubby Games. “The Amazing Brain Train! contains features never before seen in the genre. It’s a departure from the minimalist brain games we’ve seen in the past. You can forget about goal-less gameplay: The Amazing Brain Train! is packed with quests, trophies and high scores that add an aspect of gameplay that other brain games just don’t have.”

    The game includes 32 unlockable trophies, 16 categories of high score competition, unlockable tracks and quests, plus a test mode that grades your brain power and tells you just how far your mental juice can carry you.

    “The game does a really good job of rewarding you for doing well,” Kendall said. “It kind of triggers that ‘achievement mentality.’ You get a couple trophies and find yourself saying, ‘I’ve got to get all of those.’”

    The Amazing Brain Train! was originally released for PC, Mac and Linux in May of 2008 and in July of that year, the game was selected out of hundreds of entries as one of 10 games to be featured at the Penny Arcade Expo.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (114943) on May 18, 2011.

Grubby Games press release (May 2008):

    Grubby Games releases The Amazing Brain Train

    At last! A high quality brain-training game for the PC: Grubby Games is pleased to announce The Amazing Brain Train!

    Fueled by your mental energy, Professor Fizzwizzle's Brain Train will take you on a brain-boosting adventure with 15 innovative mini-games in 3 addictive play modes. But this is no ordinary brain game; The Amazing Brain Train contains features never before seen in the genre! Say goodbye to the minimalist brain game graphics of yesteryear, as engaging full-color, animated graphics usher in a new era in brain game visuals. And forget about goal-less gameplay: The Amazing Brain Train is packed with quests, trophies, and even a global on-line high score system, so the fun will never stop!

    Put your mighty mind to the test and see how far you can go! A free demo of The Amazing Brain Train is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux at www.grubbygames.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (114943) on May 18, 2011.

grubbygames.com (Developer's website):
    All aboard! Power up your intellect and embark on an epic quest aboard The Amazing Brain Train!

    Fueled by your mental energy, Professor Fizzwizzle's Brain Train will take you on a brain-boosting adventure! Put your mighty mind to the test and see how far you can go!

    Here's what's waiting for you:
    • 15 different brain games, in 5 categories:
      • Search - Find the solution, and your hidden talent!
      • Planning - Think ahead, to victory!
      • Spatial - You'll be a master of mental manipulation!
      • Memory - Make the most of your powerful memory!
      • Numbers - Become a numerical ninja!
    • Three different ways to play:
      • Test Mode - Test yourself in all categories and see if you make the grade!
      • Quest Mode - Put your brain power to good use performing quests and epic deeds!
      • Practice Mode - Master any of the 15 games in "timed" or "unlimited" modes!
    • Tons of extra features:
      • High scores - 16 categories of brainy high score competition! Compete locally on your computer, or globally against the entire internet!
      • Trophies - 32 unique trophies to unlock! Strengthen your brain and achieve them all!
      • Easy to play - Each game is demonstrated visually; everything is easy to learn!
      • Highly customizable controls - Loads of keyboard and mouse control options. Play the game however you want to!

    Still not convinced? Take a look at what other players are saying about The Amazing Brain Train:

    The Amazing Brain Train has been chosen as a PAX 10 winner! The game will be displayed at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), in Seattle. See you there! - Penny-Arcade.com

    "Quite simply, The Amazing Brain Train is a work of genius."
    - Gamezebo.com

    "Visually gorgeous" "You can’t go wrong with Professor Fizzwizzle, no matter what strange feats he undertakes!"
    - JayIsGames.com

    "I've never seen such intelligent puzzles and mind games...and the sound and animations, WOW!"
    - Dillon, Canada

    "This game just oozes quality from every aspect. I just spent about 10 minutes just WATCHING THE TITLE SCREEN!"
    - Jon, England

    "A high-quality game which easily outshines the competition."
    - Michael, Germany

    All this for only $6.99! So what are you waiting for? Order now!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (114943) on May 18, 2011.

www.bigfishgames.com:
    Discover the wild animal terrain aboard The Amazing Brain Train. First, Madeline the Monkey needs to collect all the fruit on the frozen pond. Guide her from one fruit to the next so she can grab it without sliding away. Choose from 15 riveting brain games in five categories such as "Spatial" and "Memory". Become a Puzzle Prodigy and unlock new trophies in the quirky world of Professor Fizzwizzle. Power up your intellect and ride The Amazing Brain Train.
    • Quirky Puzzle Journey
    • Distinct brain games
    • Join the Brain Train!

    Contributed by jaXen (20860) on Aug 19, 2009.