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Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)

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Description

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is the first installment to Nintendo's series of brain games to make it's debut on the Wii.

Utilizing your Mii profiles from your Wii, you get to enroll them into the academy to test and improve your brain. Much like Big Brain Academy you are tested in five major brain activity areas: identify, memorize, analyze, compute, and visualize. The object is to measure your brain and to increase the size of it through practice sessions. By using the Wiimote you have to point at the screen to make your selections.

The Activities:
In each of the 5 mental categories you have 3 activities to flex your brain.

Identify
Whack Match - you'll be shown objects and you you have to whack the mole with the matching object
Fast Focus - you'll get a scrambled picture that'll come into focus and you have to decide which object it is
Species Spotlight - use the Wiimote like a flashlight to identify the animals you see

Memorize
Covered Cage - you'll get some birds in cages and you'll have to find where they are ala the shell game
Face Case - remember the face(s) you see and match with the question you're given
Reverse Retention - given a set of sounds, you have to play them back in reverse

Analyze
Match Blast - given a key at the top you have to make your picture look the same by blasting what needs to be removed
Speed Sorting - read the statement and answer by clicking the right picture
Block Spot - given a key block you have to choose which one matches it

Compute
Balloon Burst - read the statement and pop the balloons in the order called for
Mallet Math - given a number, you have to knock the blocks to make the numbers match it
Color Count - count the balls going in to determine the score

Visualize
Art Parts - given a key, you have to place objects to match
Train Turn - place your turn pieces to get the train to the end
Odd One Out - given a set of pictures you have to determine which is different

Modes of play:
You can test and increase your skills in the solo mode of the game and when you're ready to take on your friends you can go to the group mode.

Solo Mode
The test portion runs you through 15 activities within the 5 mental categories. For each activity you'll start out easy and if you're accurate and quick in solving it you'll be taken to the next level that particular activity shows up again, but if you fail or just aren't that fast you'll either stay the same or get bumped back down a level. At the end of the testing you'll be given your total brain weight, a letter grade and a career in which fits the brian weight you reached.

The practice portion let's you practice each of the activities within each of the 5 mental categories. For each activity you can practice at the easy, medium, and hard levels. There are four medal classes you can reach that is dependant on the weight of your brain for that activity. You have bronze, silver, gold, and for the truly enormous out of the norm brain you have the platinum medal.

Group Mode
Ready to show how big your brain is to friends? It's time to compete by yourself or in teams.

Mind Spring - two teams race to answer a set of problems
Mental Marathon - try to keep a perfect winning streak going as long as possible in a given time
Brain Quiz - party style game that goes through the 5 mental categories and different skill levels

Check your skills - with the Mii profiles you can check and compare your scores and medals that each person has achieved.

Remember, the key to the game is being fast and accurate.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wiiでやわらかあたま塾" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Wii de Yawaraka Atama Juku" -- Japanese title
  • "Cérébrale Académie sur Wii" -- French title
  • "Big Brain Academy per Wii" -- Italian title
  • "Big Brain Academy para Wii" -- Spanish title
  • "Big Brain Academy für Wii" -- German title
  • "Big Brain Academy for Wii" -- European title

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The Press Says

Gamezoom Sep 10, 2007 83 out of 100 83
HonestGamers Jul 10, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 2007 8 out of 10 80
FOK!games Aug 15, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Yahoo! Games Jun 04, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
V2.fi Aug 09, 2007 70 out of 100 70
1UP Jun 15, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
The Review Busters 2007 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Jul, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Cubed3 Jul 22, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Corn Popper (69643) added Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii) on Jun 16, 2007