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Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

  • Nintendo Switch
Release date
  • 3 December, 2021
Supported Play Styles

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Age rating
  • Party
  • Nintendo
  • Nintendo
  • Bergsala
Who has the brawniest brain in your family? Flex that grey matter and find out in Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for Nintendo Switch.

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!

battle to see who has the brawniest brain

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.

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.

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

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


* 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. 

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