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  • Summary: Battle to see who has the brawniest brain. Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Play a wide variety of activities, like memorizing a series of numbers, identifying an animal as itBattle to see who has the brawniest brain. Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Play a wide variety of activities, like memorizing a series of numbers, identifying an animal as it slowly comes into focus, or helping guide a train to its goal in fun, fast activities. Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in 4-player* matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play together at varying difficulties, so a kid can hold their own against an adult in this battle of the brains!

    Treat your brain to some quick mental fun

    Get your own Big Brain Brawn score with a fun test. Boost your skill and speed by practicing certain activities. Of course, you can also prep for your next multiplayer brain battle or compare scores with friends and family. Unlock dozens of outfit options for your in-game avatar—from a cat outfit to a corn costume!

    Go brain vs. brain against mind-masters near and far

    Want to see how you match up to brainiacs around the world? Hop into Ghost Clash mode to compete against other users’ data**. Choose from mental marvels worldwide, folks on your friends list, or family members who have profiles on the same system. Outside of Ghost Clash mode, check your rankings to see how your Big Brain Brawn matches up against others.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Dec 1, 2021
    90
    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a fantastic couch co-op game, even for a system like the Nintendo Switch, which has no shortage of them, and is a great addition to the library of those who love playing games with their friends.
  2. Dec 10, 2021
    80
    If you’re looking for something the whole family can play, Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a great option. It might lack some visual flair but it’s an entertaining way to test the old grey matter with the fun easily enhanced by playing alongside others.
  3. Dec 24, 2021
    80
    Any time is big brain time with Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain. A welcome return to an unabashedly casual puzzle franchise, Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain provides addictingly simple multiplayer fun that players of all ages will struggle to put down. If you’ve ever been told that video games melt your brain, hand that joykill a joycon and challenge them to Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain — they’ll soon see the error of their ways.
  4. GAMES.CH
    Dec 3, 2021
    72
    Short game fun for the puzzle in between, which is fun in the family, but lacks long-term motivation and new ideas.
  5. Dec 9, 2021
    70
    Brain Vs. Brain proves the most accessible and competitive Big Brain Academy to date, thanks to asynchronous scoring tables online, but this program lacks some innovation as well as overall content to attract lots of students for a long time.
  6. Dec 1, 2021
    70
    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a good workout for the mind, captivating enough to entertain; still, it would have deserved more content.
  7. Dec 1, 2021
    50
    Big Brain Academy returns with an installment that emphasizes its multiplayer part, but falls short both in terms of options and content. What is available is good, but it is also insufficient at a time when it is easy to find more interesting proposals, both in terms of mental training and in terms of the party games catalogue. It's not a bad game, but it doesn't go beyond the minimum required.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 14, 2022
    10
    There is absolutely no reason not to play this game. It is addictive and very fun both in one player as well as local multiplayer.
  2. Dec 8, 2021
    10
    I love this minigames in my opinión they are better than warioware ones because you must think more. I love the ds version too, I only missI love this minigames in my opinión they are better than warioware ones because you must think more. I love the ds version too, I only miss that dont have 3 levels at the beggining and that the game dont incluides stylus like brain training(That didnt come to América). Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2021
    9
    This game is incredibly nostalgic for me. The original Big Brain Academy was the game I got with my DS, and I loved it. Seeing this seriesThis game is incredibly nostalgic for me. The original Big Brain Academy was the game I got with my DS, and I loved it. Seeing this series return after over a decade truly makes me happy. I wasn't expecting this game to be anything special, but I've fallen in love with it in the few hours I have played. Playing these brain building minigames is very fun, and I often got a wave of excitement when playing a minigame for the first time and going "I remember this!" There are also some from the wii title, which I'm sure will excite players who played that game. The structure of minigames and tests are overall the same, but there are also some new modes to make this game even better. The ghost clash mode has you fight other player's ghost. It does require a nintendo account to use the internet, but there is no lag whatsoever, and if you don't have an account, you can go against the ghosts of your Switch's other profiles. I actually recommend making more profiles for this game if you don't share the system with anyone else. You can compete with yourself, and ghost clash is much more challenging against yourself. Overall I adored this mode, it's very addicting, even if the difficulty progression is somewhat slow. You can also unlock a hard mode for the minigames, where they start at a higher difficulty. It's not any different from regular practice other than that, but it's a nice addition. Some of the minigames are actually easier in hard mode, while some are incredibly difficult. Unlocking this mode is quick and easy too, I was able to get at least a gold on all but one minigame on my first try, and the last one I got on the second try. (I also got platinum medals on 4 out of the 20 minigames on the first try, but that's not important) It may seem small having only 4 modes, but you will keep coming back to play more. It's addicting and very fun. There is also multiplayer, so technically there are 5 modes. This game is also surprisingly clean and polished. The artstyle is charming, even if it isn't as stunning as other recent nintendo games, and there's no loading times. The game only takes like 5 seconds to start once you open it, and that's it. I don't think I've ever seen a game load so fast so consistently. The $30 price is pretty fair, especially since it's cheaper than the original game was at launch. I may be hyping this game up as something amazing, but I want you to lower your expectations going in. That's how I was able to fall in love with it so quickly. I didn't think this would be my favorite Nintendo developed game of 2021 (favorite original at least, sorry Miitopia), but I was pleasantly surprised by this small but charming bundle of nostalgia. I'm glad a new generation of kids can get to experience this, and even if you're an adult it's still a great time. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2021
    9
    Fun activities to play together with your family & friends. The game does well on stimulating the brain. However, some times it does feel thatFun activities to play together with your family & friends. The game does well on stimulating the brain. However, some times it does feel that whoever has the fastest finger wins. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2021
    8
    Nintendo managed to create another hit for the Switch with Big Brain Academy: Head to Head. The tasks are interesting and challenging.Nintendo managed to create another hit for the Switch with Big Brain Academy: Head to Head. The tasks are interesting and challenging. Unfortunately, the current scope is not very large, but it is still enough for a nice activity during the day. The controls are easy to use and the input options are well done. So fans of the genre and owners of a Switch of joy will have with "Big Brain Academy: Head to Head". It is definitely worth buying. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2021
    8
    Cérébrale Académie: Bataille de Méninges est un excellent party game pour des soirées entre amis ou famille. Le jeu est très fun et accessibleCérébrale Académie: Bataille de Méninges est un excellent party game pour des soirées entre amis ou famille. Le jeu est très fun et accessible à tous, le choix d'équilibré chaque mini jeux est une excellente idée.
    Même en solitaire, le jeu offre de nombreuses possibilités du simple entrainement à la monté dans le classement mondial. Reste qu'il y a quelques défauts de maniabilité et que vous passez au tactile rapidement grâce à son avantage en terme de rapidité.

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  7. Dec 6, 2021
    7
    Played it for a bit and it's actually pretty addictive.
    It's mostly fun the first couple of hours then gets a bit boring.