Nintendo has today announced Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain is coming to Switch in December. This new multiplayer game includes a series of family-friendly mini-games designed to test players’ brainpower and reflexes.
Hosted by Dr. Lobe, players can set their difficulties individually to allow players of all ages and skill levels to play together.
A trailer, released yesterday (September 2) shows the game in action and it looks to be a combination of Brain Training and WarioWare.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain
While the focus of the game appears to be on multiplayer, a single-player mode is available for the friendless, loners and those of us living alone or in isolation. The cold robotic beeps of video games, the only thing keeping us warm through the dark COVID nights.
Anyway, Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain‘s solo mode is designed for daily brain exercises and span five categories;
The modes playable in Big Brain Academy are;
- Party Mode: Up to four players can go “brain vs. brain” to earn the highest points by quickly completing activities. By adjusting the difficulty from easiest (Sprout Class) to hardest (Super Elite Class), the activities will change – with the most difficult setting serving up quite the challenge! And each player can set their own level of difficulty to balance the playing field, so kids can even compete against their parents without fear of one of them falling behind!
- Practice mode: Not emerging victorious from an intense multiplayer brain battle is not the end of your synaptic story! In Practice mode, players can replay their favourite activities to earn high scores and medals. This is a great way to improve your skills, so the next time you compete with friends or family in a multiplayer match you might have a better chance to emerge with the brawniest brain of all!
- Test mode: In this mode, players are tested in a series of five activities. At the end, Dr. Lobe presents you with your Big Brain Brawn score. Aim for the high score and you might better your chances in the next brain vs. brain battle! Regular testing will earn you in-game coins, which can be used to unlock costumes for your avatar. Testing your brain is always more fun when you’re dressed like an adorable kitten!
- Ghost Clash mode: You can even challenge the play data – or Ghosts – of your family, or connect online to battle the Ghosts of your friends or random players from around the world in Ghost Clash mode. Improve your ranking to show off your skills to people all over the lobe … er … the globe!
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain launches on December 3, 2021.