Nintendo Switch Online features supported

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 03/12/2021

Try Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for free!

Download the demo* to flex your brain for free with a small selection of activities, alone or in local multiplayer** with up to three other players.

You can download it from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, or via this very page – just sign in and hit the “Download demo” button to get started!

Try for free!

Who has the brawniest brain in your family? Challenge your grey matter to a variety of challenges and find out in Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for Nintendo Switch.

Tickle your brain with some fast-paced fun

Have a blast with a fun selection of brain-flexing activities. Identify an animal as it slowly comes into focus, break blocks to match the shapes, help guide a train to its goal and much more!

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Identify!
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Memorise!
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Analyse!
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Compute!
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Visualise!
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Take a fun test to determine your Big Brain Brawn and brain type, or boost your skill and speed by practising individual activities in Solo Mode.

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Show your studious style by unlocking dozens of outfits for your in-game avatar – from a cat outfit to a corn costume!

Battle to see who has the brawniest brain

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Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in local multiplayer** to see who can get the highest score in Party Mode.

Face off in 2-player touch screen battles, or grab a Joy-Con controller each to compete in matches for up to four players simultaneously.

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Each player can set their own difficulty, ensuring a level playing field in this battle of the brains, regardless of age or experience.

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 pit your brain against other players’ best performances, even when you aren’t playing at the same time. Choose from bright sparks worldwide, folks on your friends list, or family members who have profiles on the same console.

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By battling the ghost data of other players, you’ll win points to go up in the Big Brain World Rankings.

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Outside of Ghost Clash mode, check your rankings to see how your Big Brain Brawn matches up against others.

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* To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

** Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

*** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please visit nintendo.co.za/switchonline.

What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

The details of this offer apply to users who sign in with a Nintendo Account with the country setting corresponding to the country setting of this website. If the country setting of a Nintendo Account is different, the details of this offer may be adjusted (for example, the price will be displayed in the respective local currency).

After your payment has been processed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

In the case of games that use cloud streaming technology, only the free launcher application can be downloaded.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After your payment has been processed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

In the case of games that use cloud streaming technology, only the free launcher application can be downloaded.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . For pre-orders, payments will be taken automatically starting from 7 days before the release date. If you pre-order less than 7 days before the release date, payment will be taken immediately upon purchase.

To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership service.

Please note: this software does not support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership’s Save Data Cloud backup feature.

Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

Categories

Education, Puzzle

Players

1 - 4

Publisher

Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online features

Play online, enjoy a growing library of classic NES & Super NES games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Find out more.

Online play

Age rating

TBD

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

03/12/2021

Age rating

TBD

Compatible controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese

Download size

682.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

03/12/2021

Age rating

TBD

Compatible controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean