Nintendo BIG Brain Academy
Developed by Nintendo EAD - Nintendo of America (2007) - Trivia Game - Rated Everyone
Graduates of the DS handheld's Big Brain Academy are encouraged to re-enroll with the "Wii Degree" version of Nintendo's best-selling, brain-stimulating series. Once again players are challenged to rapidly solve a series of visual and audio puzzles to win one of four medals. The control scheme in this installment incorporates the Wii Remote as a pointing device, allowing players to quickly select answers, draw patterns, position pieces, and more. Like the original game, areas o... Read more
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo of America
Release Date: June 11, 2007
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|stmiles||8:32am on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010|
|This is another party game, but one with a difference. It tests your brain, apparantly.|
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Table of Contents
How to Be g in.. Control s... Home room.. The C las se s.. Cate gorie s and Ac tivitie s. G ame Settings...
Both Screens Top Screen
THIS GAME ALLOWS WIRELESS MULTIPLAYER GAMES DOWNLOADED FROM ONE GAME CARD.
Wireless DS Multi-Card Play
Touch Screen In this manual, a screenshot with a blue frame shows the top screen, while one with a red frame shows the Touch Screen.
THIS GAME ALLOWS WIRELESS MULTIPLAYER GAMES WITH EACH DS SYSTEM CONTAINING A SEPARATE GAME CARD.
How to Begin
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Make sure that the Nintendo DS is turned off. (To turn the power on or off, press and hold.) Insert your Big Brain Academy DS Card into the top slot of your DS system, then press until you hear a click. Touch the Big Brain Academy panel on the DS Menu Screen.
If your system has been set to Auto Mode, you can skip this step. See the Nintendo DS instruction booklet for more information.
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The game is controlled with the Touch Screen and a stylus.
(See the Categories and Activities section on Pgs. 10-15 for more information.)
Touch the title screen to enter the Homeroom where you can create save files. Touch an empty slot to start a new file, or touch a name to continue a previously saved game. Continuing a Game Touching a name will take you to the Select Class screen (Pg. 6).
.Return to the previous screen.
Starting a New File If you touch the button marked Register, you can enter your name and create a new file. Youll return to the Homeroom screen when registration is complete.
.See page 16.
text. It will only appear when there is more text to see.
.Touch this icon to scroll through
Touch the timer to move it from the left to the right side of the screen.
Press START to quit the game.
Playing and Sending Demos
Demo lets you take a sample test (Pg. 6). You don't need to register to play a demo. Each category (Pg. 10) of the test will take 30 seconds.
Close the Nintendo DS to activate Sleep Mode. This will reduce your battery consumption. If you activate sleep mode while answering a question, the game will return to the Select Class screen.
Test results will not be saved.
Use Send Demo to give a demo to a friend wirelessly.
Big Brain Academy has three classes. Each one is designed to help you increase the weight of your mighty brain and also have fun along the way! Simply touch a class to access it.
See page 8 for information about Versus.
(Work on Activities)
Practice mode lets you work on activities at your own pace. Use it to improve at activities that are giving you trouble, or to get even better at ones where you excel. Each activity has three difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, and Hard.
Choose a category Choose an activity Choose a difficulty level
(How Big Is YOUR Brain?)
When you take the test, it gives you a score that represents your brains weight. Tests consist of one activity from each category, and each activity takes sixty seconds. Touch "Start" to begin a test.
Average score (white line)
High score (yellow line)
When you finish, the percentage of correct answers will appear, as well as your brain weight and actual score. You will be awarded a gold, silver, or bronze medal based on your performance. Continue Return to category selection Try Again Play same activity again
When you have finished the test, you will see your brain weight, brain type, and a letter grade.
Review questions that you missed. Medal
2 -8 Players
(Challenge Your Friends with One DS Card)
P1 (Parent Unit) P2 P8 (Child Units)
Compete against friends to see who has the biggest brain!
DS Wireless Play (with multiple DS Cards)
DS Download Play (with one DS Card)
The first player to answer correctly earns ten grams. If another person answers correctly before the timer reaches zero, he or she will get a slightly lower score (depending on how many players are participating). If you miss a question, the game subtracts grams from your score. The first person to reach 300 grams is the winner. If you want a shorter game, you can set a different target weight. You can turn the timer on or off. Turning it on lets all players answer a question, while turning it off ends a question as soon as one person gets the correct answer.
Touch Form a Group.
Touch the name of the player who formed the group.
Touch DS Download Play on the DS Menu Screen.
Player entry screen
A results screen that shows the total score of each player will appear after each activity. The player with the lowest score will choose the next activity from the following screen.
When you see the names of all players, touch OK.
Wait until P1 touches OK.
Touch Big Brain Academy. (Downloading may take up to one minute.)
* You can play Versus with a combination of DS Download and DS Wireless Play.
When the download is finished, select a question and begin! Note that you cant quit out of a Versus class.
Categories and Activities
The Big Brain Academy will work your brain in five categories. This section explains the activities in each category.
Each category contains three different activities. The five categories are as follows:
Examine the pictures on the top screen, then tap the heaviest character on the Touch Screen.
The animals move from the top to the bottom of the screen and make a turn each time they reach a corner. Draw a line on the Touch Screen to help them meet up.
The Test class automatically selects one activity from each category. You can choose your category and activity in Practice and Versus classes. The icon on the Touch Screen indicates the you see,
difficulty level of a question. The more the more difficult a question is.
C. Bone Yard
The arrows on the top screen show how objects on the Touch Screen will move. Examine the arrows, then drop a bone on the square where the dog will land. Sometimes blocks will move and push the dog,
A. Sound Bites
Listen to the sounds that the characters make, then touch their pictures in the order that they made noise.
A. Missing Link
Examine the picture on the top screen, then draw lines to connect the dots in the marked locations.
B. Flash Memory
Memorize the numbers and symbols that flash on the top screen, then tap the same sequence into the number pad on the Touch Screen.
CubeGame B. Cube Game
Count the number of blocks on the top screen, then tap the Touch Screen to input your answer.
Examine the cards on the top screen, then tap Memorized when you are confident you know them. When some of the cards flip over, tap the Touch Screen to identify them.
C. Animal Lines
Examine the pattern on the top screen, then trace through the pattern on the Touch Screen.
The two panels on the Touch Screen show a variety of coins. Touch the panel with the greater dollar amount. You can press the A Button to turn the numerical values on or off.
A. Shadow Shift
Examine the moving silhouettes on the top screen, then tap the corresponding shapes on the Touch Screen. If you answer correctly, the silhouettes will reveal themselves.
B. Add Agency
Count the number of figures on the top screen, then touch the two panels that add up to the same amount.
B. Get in Shape
Examine the shape on the top screen, then select the pieces used to build it on the Touch Screen. If you tap a matching piece, it will appear in the shape. You must locate every matching piece to pass.
C. Written Math
Solve the math problem and input your answer on the Touch Screen.
Examine the pictures on the Touch Screen and tap the matching pairs. Some puzzles have more than one match.
Touch (<) or (>) to switch between Surround, Stereo, and Headphones settings.
Establishing the DS Wireless Link (DS Wireless Play)
This section explains how to establish your DS wireless link for DS Wireless Play.
What You Will Need:
If you want to erase a single save file, touch Erase Data, then the name on the homeroom screen. Once data is erased, it is gone forever. Nintendo DS Big Brain Academy Game Card One for each player One for each player
1. Make sure that all DS systems are turned off, then insert a Big Brain Academy Game Card into each system. 2. Turn on the power of all the systems. The DS Menu Screen will appear. 3. Touch the Big Brain Academy panel. 4. Follow the instructions on page 9.
This game uses an auto-save feature. Any time you make progress, the game automatically saves it to the file that you are using. (See the Homeroom section on Pg. 5 for more details.) You can erase all data by pressing + + + + +
at the same time while the screen to the right is displayed. Be careful! Once you erase data, it is gone forever!
Establishing DS Wireless Link (DS Download Play)
This section explains how to establish the link for DS Download Play.
Important Wireless Communication Guidelines:
Please be aware of the following concerning wireless link play: Do not operate the Nintendo DS within 9 inches of a pacemaker while using the wireless feature. Observe and follow all regulations and rules regarding use of wireless devices in locations such as hospitals, airports, and on board aircraft. Operation in those locations may interfere with or cause malfunctions of equipment, with resulting injuries to persons or damage to property. During wireless game play, an icon will appear on either the upper or lower displays showing the signal strength of the wireless signal. The icon has four modes depending on the signal strength, as shown below.
No. of Bars Strength Weaker Stronger
Nintendo DS systems One for each player Big Brain Academy Game Cards One You can enjoy Big Brain Academy even if you do not have enough DS Game Cards for all players.
Steps for the host
1. Make sure that all DS systems are turned off, then insert a Big Brain Academy Game Card into the system. 2. Turn on the power of all the systems. The DS Menu Screen will appear. 3. Touch the Big Brain Academy panel. Game-Selection Screen 4. Now follow the instructions on page 9.
Steps for guests
1. Turn on the power of all the systems. The DS Menu Screen will appear. 2. Touch the DS Download Play panel. The game-selection screen will appear. 3. Touch the Big Brain Academy panel. The game-confirmation screen will appear. 4. When the correct software appears, touch Yes. P1 will start the download process. 5. Please follow the instructions on page 9. Game-Confirmation Screen
Begin with the distance between systems at about 30 feet or less and move closer or farther apart as desired, keeping the signal strength at two or more bars for best results. Keep the maximum distance between systems at 65 feet or less. The systems should face each other as directly as possible. Avoid having people or other obstructions between the DS systems. Avoid interference from other devices. If communication seems to be affected by other devices (wireless LAN, microwave ovens, cordless devices, computers), move to another location or turn off the interfering device.
General Producer Takashi Tezuka Producer Hiroyuki Kimura Director Yoshinobu Tomoaki Assistant Director Yoshikazu Yamashita Question Development System Programming Toshikazu Kiuchi Sequence Programming Hiroki Sotoike Link Programming Takeshi Miyamoto Design Director Hideki Fujii UI Design Director Takahiro Hamaguchi UI Design Hiroko Tsuji Satoshi Furukawa Tomoaki Kuroume Music Kenta Nagata Sound Programming Toru Asakawa Level Design Director Yusuke Akifusa Question Data Creation Kiyoshi Ishibiki Tetsuya Ohishi Ryuichiro Sakima Shoichiro Takeyoshi Kenta Motokura Takeshi Hosono Kazumi Yamaguchi Yasuhiko Matsuzaki Atsushi Mishima Technical Support Hironobu Kakui Masahiro Takeguchi Progress Management Keizo Kato North American Localization Alan Averill Thomas Connery Scot Ritchey North American Localization Management Jeff Miller Leslie Swan Bill Trinen Nate Bihldorff Package/Manual Ross Hirai Marsha Rollinger Hao-ni Hsieh Hitomi Ross Debug Naofumi Terazono Yuuki Tanikawa Super Mario Club NOA Product Testing Artwork Fumiyoshi Suetake Yumiyoshi Mibu Special Thanks Tomoko Ichikawa Nahoko Ishida Nintendo EAD Executive Producer Satoru Iwata All Rights, including the copyrights of Game, Scenario, Music and Program, reserved by NINTENDO.
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Graduates of the DS handheld's Big Brain Academy are encouraged to re-enroll with the "Wii Degree" version of Nintendo's best-selling, brain-stimulating series. Once again players are challenged to rapidly solve a series of visual and audio puzzles to win one of four medals. The control scheme in this installment incorporates the Wii Remote as a pointing device, allowing players to quickly select answers, draw patterns, position pieces, and more. Like the original game, areas of focus include thinking, memorization, computation, analysis, and identification. Quick-thinking contestants can challenge nearby friends with a split-screen version of the game, and those connected to the Internet will be able to import top scores of Miis from around the country. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide
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