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  • Summary: Welcome to Big Brain Academy, the only school where you can school your friends and family! How big is your brain? Find out as you test yourself with numerous lightning-fast activities like across several categories. When you enroll, headmaster Professor Lobe will introduce you to Test mode, challenging you with a bevy of hilarous and exciting brain-teasers. Then, when it's all over, the professor will calculate your brain weight, award you with a grade, and give you an idea of what career track is best suited for your brain weight. Don't worry, it's all in the spirit of fun! Features: The Wii Remote's easy hands-on control makes playing the game a breeze. People of any age or education level can play together. Show off your smarts in multiplayer versus and co-op play modes like Mind Sprint, Mental Marathon, and Brain Quiz. The better you get at an activity, the harder it becomes. Send your grades to friends with the Wii's WiFi connection feature, WiiConnect24. While Big Brain will keeps your neurons dancing in Practice and Test mode, multiplayer and co-op modes bring challenges like only the Wii can deliver. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. It is great to see games with a specific goal in mind succeed, and the funny thing is that Big Brain delivers in a pair, providing a learning experience and a degree in fun. I for one could not be happier.
  2. 80
    There's no question that Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree will be divisive among gamers. The hardcore will balk at its lightweight mini-games and family-friendly vibe.
  3. Overall Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is a pretty good first entry of the Touch Generations onto Nintendo’s Wii.
  4. Big brains are certainly desirable, but big price tags are a different matter, and Wii Degree's standard $49.99 asking price is a little hard to stomach. While the game is tons of fun, there's just a handful of minigames and not much else, which puts it in a different class to other full-priced options.
  5. 65
    Wii Degree is, at the very least, a decent, briefly satisfying experience for gamers starved for new stuff to play on their Wiis. It just won't keep them happy for long.
  6. As I said, some of the multiplayer magic was lost in the transition to Wii, which puts a kibosh on some of the fun.
  7. A big disappointment. While the game does try to bring over the fun of the DS title and the controls aren’t bad, no one should be forced to pay full price for such a very small number of games with little or no replay value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. ScottG.
    May 14, 2008
    Fun, educational, non-violent, clean, what more do you want in this day and age of the typical opposite.
  2. AaronD.
    Jul 29, 2007
    Amazingly fun.
  3. KevinC.
    Feb 17, 2008
    Good games. Getting higher scores keeps me and the kids coming back for more.
  4. Alex
    Jul 19, 2007
    I like the game and how easy it is to get an advantage.
  5. thedude
    Jun 25, 2007
    A completely different sort of game. It's really fun if you get a good rivalry with someone determined to prove they're smarter than you. However, it doesn't seem to offer up as much in varied gameplay as it should. We played Wii Sports for over two months without getting tired of it. We played Wii Degree for a week straight and haven't touched it since. I think we will go back to it from time to time, but while it is fun it just doesn't have the legs that some of the other Wii multi-player games have. A better rental than one to purchase for most probably, and it is a little bit of an acquired taste, so some may not get much out of it at all. If brain teasers and mind games are your cup of tea, though, it is worth trying out. Collapse
  6. KDep
    Jul 4, 2007
    Glad I rented this one - I played it through twice last night (each taking about 5 - 10 minutes) and I doubt I'll pick it up again. Interesting, but only worth about $20 as a game. Might be better if you did play it only once a day for a few minutes, but I likely won't do that. A fun minigame collection, but not worth the full price by far. Expand
  7. NathanH.
    Aug 3, 2008
    Come on. How could it possibly get more boring than this! It doesnt last long, and the brain testing idea sucks the fun out of this stupid game. DONT BUY OR EVEN RENT THIS GAME! Expand

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