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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 SNES One of the early levels, teaching you the basics.
The Brainies SNES Explaining the controls
The Brainies SNES 3D view
The Brainies SNES Top-down view

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Dec, 1994 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) Feb, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play Time Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Nov, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 5 out of 10 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.
Mobygamesisreanimated (11180) added The Brainies (SNES) on Dec 02, 2004
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