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Wise Up with Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

One of the reasons the Nintendo Wii has proven so popular is that it appeals to non-traditional gamers, including children, senior citizens, and casual gamers who aren’t interested in investing 50+ hours navigating through gore-drenched levels of first-person shooters. Now, Nintendo is bringing on of its most popular casual gaming franchises to the Wii with Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree.

“With Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, users can come together socially while challenging themselves mentally,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior VP of marketing and corporate communications, in a release. “Brain games have been a hit for Nintendo DS, so we’re building on those successes for Wii and carrying the brain games series’ fun and energy into the living room, where everyone can have fun together.”

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is designed to give players’ brains a workout as they play together and compete in games of knowledge, recognition, and memory. Multiplayer games can accommodate up to 8 players with a single Wii remote, and users can save their games, increase their scores, and share their results with each other via the Wii’s Internet connection—via WiiConnect24, kids can see how their scores measure up against players at other schools. Nintendo is touting the game as a fun title for everyone from kids to seniors, and since the game is rated E for “Everyone,” parents can turn their kids loose on Wii Degree without much worry.

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is available now at a suggested price of $49.99.

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