"Tiny Brains" is a cooperative action puzzler that follows four super-powered lab animals in their attempt to escape a mad scientist's experiments. In this joyously chaotic multiplayer game, the four "Tiny Brains" must combine their unique physics-based powers to navigate through a trick-ridden maze.
User reviews: Very Positive (275 reviews) - 81% of the 275 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

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Reviews

“Tiny Brains is some of the most blindly entertaining co-op action you can find”
Co-optimus

“The game is a blast with other players, and the wide variety of challenges should keep you playing for hours”
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“Spearhead Games has done a pretty phenomenal job of creating a four-player puzzle experience that works with any combination of participants — or even alone.”
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About This Game

"Tiny Brains" is a cooperative action puzzler that follows four super-powered lab animals in their attempt to escape a mad scientist's experiments. In this joyously chaotic multiplayer game, the four "Tiny Brains" must combine their unique physics-based powers to navigate through a trick-ridden maze. All of the puzzles in "Tiny Brains" can be solved multiple ways depending on how groups combine their powers. The game has competitive and challenging fast paced communicative play along with simple controls so players of any level can jump right in.

KEY GAMEPLAY FEATURES
• Cooperative Gaming: Tiny Brains requires players to collaborate and put their heads together to overcome physics-based obstacles. With each player controlling a different superpower – Create, Force, Vortex and Teleport – the Tiny Brains must work as a team to move forward and escape the scientist’s deadly labyrinth of mazes.

• Play It Your Way: All of the puzzles in Tiny Brains can be solved multiple ways depending on how groups combine their powers. The co-op level design creates dynamic, emergent gameplay, whether advancing through the campaign mode, beating time-based challenges, or competing in endless levels.

• Whimsical World: To escape the mad scientist’s lair, players explore a colorful world of Popsicle stick-like ice pops, duct tape, tiny cages and Rube Goldberg machines. The zany art style gives rise to a slew of slightly mutated, yet oddly cute, playable characters.

• Hardcore to Casual: Tiny Brains eggs on hardcore gamers with competitive leaderboards and fast-paced communicative play, challenging them to combine their powers as efficiently as possible. At the same time, the game has simple controls and physics-based mechanics that make it easy for casual and less-experienced gamers to jump right in.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: P4 3 Ghz or Athlon 3400
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory with Shader Model 3.0 support; ATI Radeon X1600XT / NVIDEA GeForce 7800GS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 64 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
Bought 4 copies to play with friends, the on-line multi-player is broken. Forums filled with same problems of not everything being able to join like we were experencing. Last developer post was in April 2014 promising an update which never appeared. I recommend never buying from this developer again.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
Overall, this is a fun little romp when you have 3 or 4 local couch co-op players available. In my opinion, there is some wasted potential here, but it works. Tiny Brains boils down to giving each player a very specific 'power' which they can then work as a group to solve puzzles. In general, the puzzles are trying to get out of a single room (move the 'key' to the slot kind of thing). The theme is science. It could be better executed, but because this is such a niche genre (4 player puzzle solving) it gets a pass. I hate saying that. In general I think it suffers from some blandness that often is associated with AAA titles. Although I have no idea what the budget was for this game - there were many people in the credits.

Try the demo - it is a decent length.

Pros:
+Science theme is cool enough
+Controls work fine
+Puzzles have a medium difficulty - could have been more difficult IMO, but it was fine

Cons:
-Some levels have fighting elements which I would rather do without - just stick to the puzzles
-Voice over is real meh
-Graphics are bland, needed someone to make stronger artistic decisions, IMO
-Better in short play sessions to keep it from feeling repetitive
-I know this sounds really silly and picky - but it bothered me when all the people in the credits had the Dr. title - I know its in the theme, but it just bothers me

Its a steal if you can get it on a sale. Try the demo - it speaks for itself.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
game of the year
no game of the century
no, no game will ever come close to matching this masterpiece, this elegant brainchild, this quintessence of perfection

no bugs
cutting edge graphics
riveting gameplay
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Awesomely fun game to co-op! Haven't tried any of the other game modes but can really recommend going with a friend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Tiny Brains is an incredibly stupid co-operative game. It tries to hit the same spark that Portal did all those years ago, but is held back with strange & sometimes buggy graphics and programming, not to mention finicky collision boxes and sub-par voice acting.

That being said, you should totally play it.

If only for a couple hours, playing it with friends is a hilarious experience. Though the puzzles are clever at times, there is usually a way to cheese your way out of doing it the right way, and the different characters and abilites are fun to mess around with, and completing the game is satisfying. It's a great way to kill time; even if you only play it once, that will be enough.

Not to mention one of the best ending songs I've heard in a game.
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