Big Brain Academy Wii Degree has a nice, clean look to it, very professional and fitting for the school setting it aims to portray. The Mii system is integrated, so your student record book has your Mii face. The audio is good with a fair amount of dialogue though most of the time.
Big Brain Academy Wii is a sequel to the original Brain Academy. It follows the basic structure and premise of the original game, but offers a new brain teasing collection of mini games.
The whole idea of the game is to make your brain bigger and heavier. They have a top secret formula of computing your brain weight, but as you play the game you realize it is all about speed and precision. Unlike its older brother Brain Age, Big Brain makes no fictitious claims of actually improving your thinking skills. Big Brain lets you play random mini games in a random sequence and then evaluates your performance through a score system. You can brag about prowess over the local network with your friends, or to a much wider audience online.
The games are categorized into groups named after the brain training you will undergo, such as identification or mathematical equations. Each game is simple and intuitively controlled by the Wii remote, using its point and click features. In one mini game, the use of the Wii speaker as a phone is encouraged. You will listen to customers though that phone then produce that order on your screen.
The main mode is the test mode with 10 rounds of mini games for each category. You are given a score at the end, a grade equivalent, and a brief description of your supposed brain type. A group mode is also available, though you can really play it alone, for up to 8 players. A head to head mode is also available for two players racing to finish a given set of questions. What sucks is that for more than 2 players you have to pass the controller around.
Big Brain Academy Wii Degree has a nice, clean look to it, very professional and fitting for the school setting it aims to portray. The Mii system is integrated, so your student record book has your Mii face. The audio is good with a fair amount of dialogue, though most of the time itÂs just a female voice encouraging you as you play. The sound track of the game is quite catchy as well.
It's really nothing new but puzzles are fun in any media and playing against others does add a little edge.