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Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Kenji510, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Kenji510

    Kenji510 WiiChat Member

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    This game comes out tomorrow.. anyone here gonna get this game??.. what you all think if you played for the DS version, then this the game for you.
     
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    I pre-ordered this from Best Buy. I've played it just a bit on my friend's DS which I would say was pretty fun. Can't wait for it to get here.
     
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    I can't wait for this....I keep tacking on more semesters before I graduate college, and at least i'll be able to get a degree before then.....Here I come corporate world
     
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    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    I'm planning on getting this as well. I would be buying it today but I just had to send my Wii off for repairs. My two year old stuck a cardboard pog in the disc drive and I couldn't get it out. :( terrible timing b/c I've been looking forward to Big Brain for quite a while. My wife and I love the DS version and with Wii Degree we can go head to head.
     
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    allstar2b87 Allstar Mario Player

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    so it is a decent game then?...i wasn't sure to buy it or not...sry to ask..but can someone explain it in a basic fashion...just...answering questions on a game? ...
     
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    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    Check out the IGN review here

    There are also some good game play videos of the multiplayer mode on IGN i suggest checking them out.

    The basic gist of the game is that you do mini brain challenges in 5 different catagories (Identify, Memorize, Analyze, Visualize, Compute.) For each catagory there are 3 different mini challenges that you could end up getting. Based on how fast and accurately you complete the challenges you will get your "Brain Weight", a letter Grade, and a brain type. The games are incredibly addictive on the DS and my assumption is they will be on the Wii. The best part about the Wii version will be the multiplayer. I can't wait. Hope this helps.
     
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    allstar2b87 Allstar Mario Player

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    hey thnx alot!!! i think i might buy this game!!
     
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    i love the big brain on ds, so i think it will be better on wii. i cant get the big brain because i just bought mario party 8 which i think is the worst game ive played.:mad2: :mad2: :mad2:
     
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    you probably think mario party 8 is the worst game ever because u have nobody else to play it with .....:wink:
     
  10. LowTek

    LowTek Snakes on a Wii!

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    I think I am gonna get it from Circuit City, its only $40.
     
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    Wow. I just got an email saying that my order has been backordered. I didn't think this was going to be that much of a seller. Now I have to wait an extra 2 F***IN WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad5:
     
  12. LowTek

    LowTek Snakes on a Wii!

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    Circuit City has 12 on hand, I had to ask to get it though, it was not out, and they had no ad up.

    I got it, and have been playing for like the 2 hours, fun single, and multiplayer so far. Not very in depth, the hard levels are not extremely hard. Good game, but glad I payed only $40.
     
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    I don't reckon it'll be any good, the type of game that it is only works for handhelds imo
     
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    I might rent it,looks good,not worth buying though
     
  15. LowTek

    LowTek Snakes on a Wii!

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    One of those games that I am glad to have in my library so that I can play when there is a group of people around.

    Also, its another great game for non-gamers.

    Like I said though, I am glad I did not pay $50 for it. Another Wii game that its content does not match the price tag, I am getting used to that.
     
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    Yeah they are all good just not long enough
     
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    does anyone know what the age level of the games are... is it good for young kids (2nd grade) or are the problems to difficult?
     
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    I would say around that age having only played a little bit let's see second grade that would be 8 or 9 well that might be a little young but like the one guy said even the hard ones aren't hard and if s/he isn't a gamer s/he shouldn't have a problem doing it on easy
     
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    has anyone actually got the game yet? if so how does it play on the wii, i loved it on the ds, im just a bit hesitant on getting it for my wii.
     
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    Paid $40 for it at Circuit City - June 13, 2007

    Have played it once.

    The game uses Mii for the user, but you can add your own. This is great because my Mii on Wii Sports also hold my Wii Sports Age. It would be nice to have the Mii channel show all this information. Initial setup of a user is quick if you already have a Mii.

    The graphics are pretty basic, but it's more like elementary. They fit well with the game and are not distracting. I did a practice round on easy for each of the 5 different areas. You can select 1 of 3 types of games for each of the 5 areas and there are three levels, Easy, Medium, and Hard.

    The only annoying thing is going thru all of the "talking" the little noodle guy does after you complete a game. The controls are basically point and click and are accurate and easy. The "Help" for each game is simple and straight to the point. If you get 100g brain you win a bronze, 200g brain you win a silver, 300g brain you win a gold. If you get over 400g, which is rare, you get a platinum. I got one platinum and a bunch of silvers, with a couple of gold and a bronze, because I was trying to do something else and play at the same time.

    I decide to go take the test, just for the heck of it. I did not know that the test is not based on which levels you have completed in the practice. So, some of the Hard versions of the games came up and made it a little more challenging. I ended up with a "B-" score and like 1400g brain weight. 700g is the average for a first time player. Since I got most of the games correct, speed was the main factor for not scoring higher.

    I got the game to keep mental sharpness. My grandfather died suffering from Alzheimer's. I believe that one of the major causes of Alzheimer's is lack of mental challenging as you get older. My grandfather was a doctor and retired earlier than he really needed to. After traveling the world with my grandmother, they pretty much didn't do anything that would mentally challenge them for the decade before he was diagnosed. You might have heard that this game for the the DS Lite has been a big hit with senior citizens. I can see how this game would keep your synapses firing. Currently my parents are stilling working through retirement, but they would probably enjoy playing this game.

    I also got the game as another multi-player game I could play with friends and family. Hopefully I will have a chance to test that out this weekend.

    I would recommend this game if you are the type to keep up your Wii Sports Fitness age and want something to also keep up with your Brain Weight. I will probably also get Wii Health when it comes out.
     

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