North American cover art for Super NES version
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The Brainies is a puzzle game released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System console and Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIgs, Macintosh, and Amstrad CPC computers. Even though its European title is Tiny Skweeks, the connection to the popular Skweek series was made late.
A time limit is in effect; running out of time means losing a life. Players can only control the direction in which a Brainy will walk; taking care not to bump into another Brainy or an obstacle. There are four difficulty levels and the object is to return the Mexican jumping beans safely home. Items can be picked up; they may be beneficial or detrimental to the Brainy depending on certain factors. Arrows can also force a Brainy to change directions; rendering him helpless for a while and possibly messing up a carefully solved puzzle.
The Super NES version of the video game was reviewed in one of the first 50 issues of Nintendo Power. Compared to the other versions, the Super NES version is considered to utilize the best use of its processors with an optional 3D view.
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