Big Brain Wolf


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Big Brain Wolf

JohnBOnce upon a time, in a kingdom ruled by a red-hooded princess, there lived a young wolf. Unlike the rest of his family, this wolf was neither very big nor particularly bad. In fact, he wasn't too fond of eating people, preferring to eat vegetables and play chess instead. His mother wasn't too pleased with this, and she reminded him every day how he brought shame to the family. One morning her musical howl didn't fill the air, and the not-so-big, not-so-bad wolf knew something was wrong. Thus begins Big Brain Wolf, an adventure/puzzle game that parodies nearly every fairy tale and fairy tale character you can imagine, providing some surprisingly challenging puzzles along the way.

bigbrainwolf.jpgBig Brain Wolf is built from an adventure game blueprint and uses brain teaser-style puzzles to provide challenge. Point and click your way through a lush cartoon world, examining objects and speaking to NPCs on every screen. When an obstacle prevents passage, such as someone requiring a password or some activist sheep blocking your way, it's time to get solving. Puzzles range from the ordinary to unique, simple to brutally challenging. A basic hint system provides a nudge or two, but otherwise it's just you and your skull full of wiggling cells.

The story in Big Brain Wolf is one of the game's big draws, and it paints a deliciously complete satire of fairy tales as a whole. Watch as Pinnochio the lawyer tries to prove his client's innocence (and that he's a real boy)! Thrill as the three not-so-little pigs try to buy real estate! Chortle as every wolf in the game pokes fun at you for being an asthmatic vegan! The nuances in both dialogue and animation are deep and encourage you to click everything in sight just to get a laugh.

Living up to its "brain" name, Big Brain Wolf features half a dozen brain games designed in collaboration with neuroscientists from Brain Center International. Each one is designed to help with specific functions of the brain and can be played as often as you like from the menu screen. Earning points in these games scores you keys that unlock hints in the main adventure, so not only are you getting a mental workout, you're helping yourself beat the game, too.

bigbrainwolf2.jpgAnalysis: Big Brain Wolf has the reworked fairy tale feeling found in Emerald City Confidential along with the sense of humor from Fairy Godmother Tycoon or the Shrek movies. There's also a Professor Layton vibe for those of you acquainted with the Nintendo DS titles. From the game's opening through every puzzle and scene, Big Brain Wolf is dripping in parody, and you'll lap up every ounce of it.

While it may have a cartoon exterior, Big Brain Wolf isn't designed for kids. The humor will go over the heads of most children, the puzzles are more challenging than many kids can wrap their heads around, and there are one or two instances of mild language. It might be a good one to sit down and play with your kids, however, and with over 60 puzzles to solve across five chapters, there's several hours of game waiting to be played.

Moving around in Big Brain Wolf leaves something to be desired, as once you click, the animation is set and you can't break stride. Some actions require the wolf to move to a certain part of the screen, leaving you to stare as he lumbers across the ground, helpless to interact. This sluggish performance may discourage some players from exploring, as it can feel like a chore waiting for the wolf to respond. Don't let a tiny wait turn you away from going click-crazy, though, as Big Brain Wolf rewards the inquisitive in hilarious ways.

It's a bit of a surprise hit, but Big Brain Wolf hits the sweet spot between humor and serious adventure/puzzle gaming. It's more cerebral than the Sam & Max series, and more structured, varied and adventure-like than The Amazing Brain Train. This is a game you'll want to pick up for the writing and visual presentation but will love for its humor and great puzzles.

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Big Brain Wolf Walkthrough

General Tips and Strategies

  • By doing the brain exercises in the lamp menus, you can acquire keys which can then be used to open up to three hints for each puzzle.

  • Make sure you talk to everyone, sometimes several times. Also, you generally want to exhaust all the conversation options with each character to make sure you don't miss any puzzle opportunities.

  • Sometimes there is little indication of what items in a scene will trigger a puzzle, so click everywhere.

  • By looking at the puzzle menu in the genie lamp at the bottom left, you can check which puzzles you've encountered. There are 12 for each chapter. If you haven't opened a puzzle, it will appear as "locked" in the menu. You can also go back and replay old puzzles using the same menu.

Chapter 1

  • Click anywhere to begin conversation with your genie tutor. Click again to receive basic game directions. When this conversation ends, follow the brief movement tutorial.

  • Click on the glowing scroll on the left to begin...

  • PUZZLE 1: Shining Star

    Solution: Link every dot without repeating a line.

  • Click the wooden laptop. Click the bedroom door - it is disabled.

  • Click on the laptop again to begin...

  • PUZZLE 2: Ace Shuffle

    Solution:
    Row 1: Spade, Club, Diamond, Heart
    Row 2: Club, Spade, Heart, Diamond
    Row 3: Diamond, Heart, Spade, Club
    Row 4: Heart, Diamond, Club, Spade

  • The bedroom door will be unlocked once the puzzle is completed. Click the door to leave the room.

  • Re-enter the bedroom to do an optional puzzle. Go all the way to the left screen (where the window is) and click on the chemistry set.

  • PUZZLE 3: Smart Drink

    Solution:
    Compartment 1: 10 spaces, Compartment 2: 7 spaces, Compartment 3: 3 spaces.
    Move everything from compartment 1 into compartment 2
    Then, 2 into 3
    3 into 1
    2 into 3
    3 into 1
    2 into 3
    1 into 2
    2 into 3
    3 into 1

  • Enter the kitchen. Examine note on refrigerator to decode mom's note.

  • PUZZLE 4: The Fridge Note.

    Solution: "All the better to eat you with."

  • Exit door to leave house. You will enter the world map and go to the pub.

  • Go to the right and talk to the leprauchaun outside the VIP room. Find out that you need a passphrase from the bartender to leave the main gate.

  • Talk to the bartender again until a challenge is triggered.

  • PUZZLE 5: Upside Down

    Solution: take the two end pieces off the row of five and put them on the ends of the row above. Take the single piece from the top and put it on the bottom. The bartender will now tell you the password for the gate.

  • You can talk to the speaker next to the gate beyond the VIP room to leave the academy.

  • PUZZLE 6: The Broken Pyramid

    Solution: Drag and rotate the pieces to complete the pyramid.

  • When completed, you can leave the academy. You will emerge in the world map, and go to the fountain.

  • Talk to the hitchhiking fox.

  • PUZZLE 7: Toggle Puzzle Stripe

    Solution: click the four corners. Then click the center square in the 2nd and 4th row.

  • Go further to the right and talk to the grasshopper fiddler.

  • Click on the paved road near the grasshopper.

  • PUZZLE 8: Magic Square

    Solution:
    294
    753
    618

  • Go to the next screen to the right and click on the door to the court.

  • PUZZLE 9: Switching Places

    Solution: Click the blocks in the following order: blue, yellow, green, red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue, red.
    Enter the courthouse.

  • Click one of the dwarf lawyers.

  • PUZZLE 10: Pull My Finger

    Solution: 23

  • Talk to Bratney, and then click on the lantern to her left.

  • PUZZLE 11: Lamp Challenge

    Solution: 34215

  • Go to the right one screen to where Bratney is. Click the window on the right.

  • PUZZLE 12: Pixel Swivel

    Solution:
    Key: Letter each of the nine intersection of numbers with the letters A - I from left to right.
    A B C
    D E F
    G H I
    g left, b left, f left, i left, f left, e left, h left, d left, a left, d left, e left, f left, i left, e left, c left

  • Walk to the right and talk to your mother. She asks you to come see her in jail.

  • Leave the courthouse to end chapter one.

Chapter 2

  • Talk to the pigs outside the courthouse.

  • PUZZLE 13: The Greater Maze

    Solution: Go right to 32, up to 79, right to 98, up to 138, right to 149, up to 150.

  • Go right back to the wolves and talk to the one wearing red sneakers. Go all the way to the left and talk to the sheep to the left of the phonebooth.

  • Walk to the right and talk to the second sheep. Walk to the right and talk to the white sheep in front of the courthouse.

  • PUZZLE 14: Four Queens

    Solution:
    X X Q X
    Q X X X
    X X X Q
    X Q X X

  • Talk to Sara, then the wolves, then go left two screens and talk to the Black Sheep.

  • PUZZLE 15: Safe Travel

    Solution: Blue line runs along the very top and right edge, green along the left and bottom edges and back up. Red and yellow connect in the center.

  • Go back to the courthouse and click the arrow on the top of the screen in front of the courthouse. Go through the back door.

  • Click on the three bricks to the upper left of the doorway.
    PUZZLE 16: Tetraminos

    Solution: screenshot

  • Click the cylinder with blades to the left of the doorway.

  • PUZZLE 17: Painless

    Solution: 3rd arrow from the left.

  • Click on the mom and talk to her until she tells you to deliver a message to Tom Thumb.

  • Go back through the door and talk to the sheep until he mentions the security system. Click on the security system keypad - it will say it's wet.

  • Click the puddle under the keypad.

  • PUZZLE 18: Hanoi Stack

    Solution: Key: Letter the pieces A - D from smallest to largest.
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III,
    A to I, B to III, A to II, C to I,
    A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Now click on the keypad.

  • PUZZLE 19: 1, 2, 3

    Solution: Each line describes the amount of each number in the sequence above it. For example, there is one "1" in the first line, so the 2nd line says "one 1". The second line has two "1"s so the third line says "two 1".
    The solution is 13112221.

  • Click on the arrow to the right of the screen. Then click the grid of blocks on the wall to the left of the safe.

  • PUZZLE 20: Genie Sets

    Solution:

    1 2

    *3* *4*

    *5* 6

    *7* 8

  • Talk to Sara who will tell you to press the button on the detonator.

  • PUZZLE 21: Magic Wand Squares

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Sara until puzzle is activated.

    PUZZLE 22: Directmate 101

    Solution: move the Queen up 5 spaces.

  • Talk to the guard that drops from the ceiling, who tells you to inform the other agent.

  • Click on the arrow to the left of the screen to return to the previous room: talk to the other guard. Go back to the room on the right, then click on the up arrow on top of the screen. Click on the horse.

  • PUZZLE 23: Knight Stroll

    Solution:
    16 15 8 1
    7 4 11 14
    12 9 2 5
    3 6 13 10

  • Talk to the black sheep. When you try to leave, Hook will talk to you. Click on Hook until he mentions the demagnetizer, then click the left arrow to move to the dragon.

  • Click on the open part of the locker behind you.

  • PUZZLE 24: Toggle Puzzle X

    Solution: Hit the blocks according to the order listed below:
    1 - - - 3
    - - 2 - -
    - 8 - 4 -
    - - 6 - -
    7 - - - 5

  • End the chapter by exiting above.

Chapter 3

  • Go to the right one screen, then click the black sheep to demagnetize him. Talk to him then click the up arrow at the top of the screen.

  • Click on the stack of logs.

  • PUZZLE 25: Swapping Places

    Solution: Blue Red Brown Blue Red Brown Blue Red Yellow Green Brown Blue Red Yellow Green Brown Blue Red Yellow Green

  • Go left one screen and talk to Sara.

  • PUZZLE 26: Thirst Quencher

    Solution: A is 80, B is 50, C is 30.
    A to B, B to C, C to A, B to C, A to B, B to C, C to A

  • Talk to Sara, then go right back and talk to the lumberjack.

  • PUZZLE 27: Lumber Letters

    Solution: Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

  • Talk to the lumberjack again then move left to talk to Sara again.

  • Move back to the right. Then go to the newly opened right.

  • Click on the giant pair of shoes on the right.

  • PUZZLE 28: Giant Prank

    Solution: Look for knot with alternating pattern of "under" and "over" every time two segments overlap.

  • Talk to cat, then click on the disco ball.

  • PUZZLE 29: The Disco Threat.

    Solution: 1(unexplored area), 2, 1, 5, 6, 7, 3, 4, 8, 12, 11, 10, 9, 13, 14 ,15 ,16

  • Click on right to move to the next screen, then click on the fairy at the top of the page.

  • PUZZLE 30: Five Queens

    Solution:
    X X Q X X
    Q X X X X
    X X X Q X
    X Q X X X
    X X X X Q

  • Go back to the left then walk out the wooden door. Click left and talk to the bartender. Then go back to the screen with the door you entered through. Click to the right and click on the shrubbery.

  • PUZZLE 31: Fresh Flowers

    Solution: Daisies = 6, Tulips = 2

  • Return to the wolves. Talk to the wolf wearing the purple jacket then the one in the red sneakers who mentions the boss.

  • Talk to the wolf with the tie.

  • PUZZLE 32: Drag-a-Letter

    Solution:
    B
    E H F
    C A D
    G

  • Click on the bottle with the brown liquid in front of the bartender.

  • PUZZLE 33: Latin Square

    Solution: Number the intersections of the numbers on the grid as indicated below.
    A B C
    D E F
    G H I

    D left 2 times, E left 2 times, F left 2 times, G left 2 times, H left 2 times, G left once, I left once, H left 2 times, I left 2 times

  • Walk back into the VIP room and go right. Click on Tom Thumb and talk to him.

  • PUZZLE 34: Enclosed

    Solution: 13 (by forming a diamond)

  • Click on the woman next to Tom Thumb.

  • PUZZLE 35: Magic Wand Pyramids

    Solution: screenshot

  • Click on the ogre twice.

  • PUZZLE 36: Charming Patrol

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Tom Thumb again until a new arrow appears on the right of the screen. Click on this.

Chapter 4

  • Talk to Pinocchio, then move to the left and talk to Geppetto.

  • PUZZLE 37: For the Record

    Solution: 5 1 3 6 2 4

  • Click on Geppetto's computer on the desk.

  • PUZZLE 38: The Two Mover

    Solution: Move the queen 1 square down and 1 square left.

  • Talk to Geppetto again until he mentions Pinocchio. Then talk to Pinocchio twice.

  • PUZZLE 39: Fairy Enough

    Solution: CPKW (there is a pattern for the number of segments that forms each letter)

  • Click on the fairy godmother that appears to move to the Closet. Click on Pinocchio once you get to the closet. Then click on the lowest paper on the bulletin board.

  • PUZZLE 40: Three Queens

    Solution:
    X Q X X X
    X X X X X
    X X Q X X
    Q X X X X
    X X X X X

  • Click on Pinocchio again, who wants to find food. Then click on the note in the pocket of the right-hand janitor uniform.

  • PUZZLE 41: Hanoi Temple

    Solution: Letter the pieces from A-D from smallest to largest.

    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B to II, A to I,
    D to III, A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III,
    A to III, E to II, A to II, B to II, A to I, C to II, B to III,
    C to II, D to I, A to I, B to III, A to III, C to I, A to II,
    B to I, A to I, E to III, A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III, A to III, B to I, A to I,
    C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Click on the new arrow on the right of the screen. Then click on the dustpan inside of the tent.

  • PUZZLE 42: Shifting Places

    Solution: Bl, Br, G, R, Y, Br, G, R, Y, Br, Bl, G, R, Y, Br, Bl, R, G

  • Walk back to the left and click on the guard.

  • PUZZLE 43: The Tricky Tie

    Solution: Follow the path by connecting the labeled points in the following order: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, B, H, I, J, K, L, M, H, K, E, N

    G------------F
    / M-------L \
    / / \ \
    A---B---H -----------K---E---N
    \ \ / /
    \ I-------J /
    C-------------D

  • Talk to Peter Pan, then move to the left and click on the dragon.

  • PUZZLE 44: Toggle Puzzle

    Solution:
    Key: Label the grid as follows:
    A1 B1 C1 D1 E1
    A2 B2 C2 D2 E2
    A3 B3 C3 D3 D4
    A4 B4 C4 D4 E4
    A5 B5 C5 D5 E5

    Hit the lights in the following order:
    B1, B2, B3, B4, B5
    C1, C5, D1, D2, D4, D5,
    E2, E3, E4,
    A4, A5, B3, C2,
    C3, C5, D1, D3, D5,
    E1, E2

  • Click on Pinocchio and then click on the stalk that grows after he drops the magic bean. Click on the microwave oven.

  • PUZZLE 45: Magic Triangle

    Solution:
    1
    8 9
    6 4
    2 7 5 3

  • Click on the wooden box behind Pinocchio.

  • PUZZLE 46: Rectangle Lock

    Solution: screenshot

  • Examine the elevator.

  • PUZZLE 47: Elevator Hoist

    Solution: Second arrow to left.

  • Click on the box in the center of the room. Then click on the other safes in the room until the genie tells you to try the large crate in the center again. This will reveal a chest. Click on the chest until shards of glass appear, then click on the glass.

  • PUZZLE 48: Go Round

    Solution:
    Key - Section 1: 16 pieces, Section 2: 7 pieces, Section 3: 9 pieces.
    1 to 3, 3 to 2, 2 to 1, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1

  • Talk to Pinnochio to move on to chapter five.

Chapter 5

  • Click on the crates to the left.

  • PUZZLE 49: Hanoi Tower

    Solution: Letter the pieces A-F from smallest to largest.
    A to II, B to III, A to II, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III,
    A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III,
    A to II B to III, A to III, E to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, C to I, A to III, B to I, A to A, D to II,
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B to II, A to II, F to III,
    A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III, D to I,
    A to I, B to II, A To II, C to I, A to III, B to I, A to I, E to III,
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B To II, A to II, D to III,
    A to III, B to II, A to I, C to III,
    A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Click on the right guard and talk to him. Then talk to the guard on the left. Talk to Pinocchio, then talk to the guard on the right again.

  • PUZZLE 50: Magic Wand Triangles

    Solution: screenshot

  • Finish conversation with the guards. You are now captured. Click on the casino.

  • PUZZLE 51: Carbon Copy

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Little Red Ridinghood until you activate puzzle.

  • PUZZLE 52: Knight Tour

    Solution: Move the knight to the spaces in the following order:
    19 12 17 6 21
    2 7 20 11 16
    13 18 1 22 5
    8 3 24 15 10
    25 14 9 4 23

  • You will be released from bondage. Click on the casino again.

  • PUZZLE 53: Try Your Luck

    Solution: BECAUSE FLUSHING CASH DOWN A TOILET CAN ACTUALLY CLOG THE PIPE

  • Click on the painting of the queen on the back wall behind the sheep.

  • PUZZLE 54: Eight Queens

    Solution:
    X Q X X X X X X
    X X X X X Q X X
    Q X X X X X X X
    X X X Q X X X X
    X X X X X X X Q
    X X X X Q X X X

  • Talk to Sara. She points out a mirror on the bottom right. Talk to the guard at the bottom of the stairs.

  • PUZZLE 55: Shepherd's Maze

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to the black sheep.

  • PUZZLE 56: Peaceful Solution

    Solution: Key - Number the pieces B3 B2 B1 R1 R2 R3
    B1 forward 1, R1 jump, R2 forward 1,
    B1 jump, B2 jump, B3 forward,
    R1 jump, R2 jump, R2 jump,
    B1 forward 1, B2 jump, B3 jump,
    R2 forward, R3 jump, B1 forward

  • Go to the right and click the mirror.

  • PUZZLE 57: Secret Code

    Solution: MURDER

  • Talk to Sara, then Merlin, then Pinocchio. You will be transported to the Fountain. Walk to the right and talk to the Charmings.

  • PUZZLE 58: Serial Letters

    Solution: SENT (the letters stand for the first letter of the spelled number)

  • Go to the courtyard entrance and talk to the lumberjack.

  • PUZZLE 59: The Three Mover

    Solution: D4

  • Talk to your mother, then to the wolf in the red tie. Next talk to Tom Thumb, then Pinocchio, then the Charmings, then the black sheep, then Sara.

  • PUZZLE 60: Good Offices

    Solution: The two on the bottom and the one on the top right.

  • Congratulations! The end!

30 Comments

ThemePark Author Profile Page June 12, 2009 7:23 PM

John, you really summed up this game perfectly.

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I'm trying the demo but I can't find a way to make the game windowed instead of full screen. Is it full screen only?

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Okay I had some kind of Adobe Flash script error while playing. Obviously this game and I are not meant to be.

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SonicLover Author Profile Page June 13, 2009 6:47 AM

I am so getting this ga... what? Windows only? Drat.

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Bookend June 13, 2009 6:57 AM

Tried the demo. It's fun, quirky, lots of dialogue, and plenty of throwbacks to the old days of Lucasarts and Sierra's adventures.

But... It's wide-screen ONLY. I couldn't even leave the first room as I couldn't click on the exit arrow. There's, to my knowledge, no way of making the game run windowed. Which is a darn shame, as it's definitely a game that you can get -many- hours of entertainment out of - providing you like puzzles.

What I like about some of the puzzles; especially the "training" section (basically: solve smaller puzzles to earn hint-keys) is that the difficulty is variable. If you're doing extremely good, the difficulty will ramp up until it's almost impossible to solve. If you do poorly, it drops in difficulty to make it easier for you.

A real shame that there's no windowed mode yet. I hope a new version with such a function comes out soon! I want to play it!

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It seems like a very enjoyable game that normally I would play through however the wolf moves WAY too slowly, it takes an age just to cross the screen and I can't be doing with that, sorry. If there were a way to speed him up I'd love it

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Jezebeau June 13, 2009 3:57 PM

If everything wasn't so bloody slow, I'd probably buy this, but as it is it's too bothersome slogging through the rooms and dialogue.

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auroraB Author Profile Page June 13, 2009 9:00 PM

I'm currently a little stuck. I'm in the jail and the control panel that I need to break through is wet and I don't happen to carry a hankie. What to do...

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Forsythe June 14, 2009 6:43 AM

I love the game's 1st level or so, but it seems that some puzzles can be missed because the player can't read the developer's mind regarding when to search for puzzles to solve. If that's a fact, it rather prevents me from investing in the game.

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 14, 2009 8:00 AM

auroraB:

Click on the puddle, that will give you a puzzle to solve.

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I wonder where layton appered

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Forsythe: I recommend clicking everything in the foreground and background in all the rooms you can get to at least once, as well as talking to everyone you meet and checking the menu to see how many puzzles are left in the chapter. You don't have to be able to read the developer's mind this way, and you get to see a lot more backstory/funny dialog that you wouldn't get if you were just running from puzzle to puzzle (which IMO improves the experience rather than slowing it down).

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As far as the game proper is concerned, I found the hour-plusalot I got out of the demo (which strangely did not stop after solely an hour; I dunno if this is a bug or not) to be really quite a treat. I had a couple times of frustration but that just came from not knowing what to click or how to solve a puzzle, which were easily solved with a little pause here or there (in one case, a hint was needed, but I'm taking some pride in using as few hints as possible through the game). I'm definitely gonna call this one buy-worthy (though it'd definitely be nice if the wolf had a faster/settable walking speed).

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Other than the slightly slow speed, and the top of the window being cut off (took me forever to see the half-arrow button to get to the jail), this is a fun little game. Although some of the puzzles are seemingly completely unrelated to the conversation/event that accessed it. Like the "find the best travel path" was nothing more than a super-simple "lights out".

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Forsythe June 14, 2009 10:42 PM

@BDR: I tend to do precisely that, but (for example) ending Chapter 1 without warning me left the next-to-last and the 4th from the last puzzles unsolved. Unless I'm missing something, they're now inaccessible unless I replay it... and that means solving all the other puzzles over again, just for one or two puzzles. *shrug* YMMV, but this facet of the game didn't make me happy.

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 15, 2009 3:06 AM

Forsythe, actually, if you save your game, when you load it you can choose to replay any of the chapters you've finished so far. You can't go through the story again, but you will be able to find the puzzles you're missing. I've been able to find all but 5 puzzles that way.

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Forsythe June 16, 2009 4:48 AM

Nice! Thanks! Ordering now! ;)

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need help on spade, hearts, clubs and diamonds game, the first one.

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nooboid - The solution to Puzzle #1 is:

Row 1: Spade, Club, Diamond, Heart
Row 2: Club, Spade, Heart, Diamond
Row 3: Diamond, Heart, Spade, Club
Row 4: Heart, Diamond, Club, Spade

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May I please have help on pointing the pyramid down? (Game from the waiter/bartender).

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Me - Pyramid puzzle solution:

take the two end pieces off the row of five and put them on the ends of the row above. Take the single piece from the top and put it on the bottom.

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Big Brain Wolf Walkthrough

General Tips and Strategies

  • By doing the brain exercises in the lamp menus, you can acquire keys which can then be used to open up to three hints for each puzzle.

  • Make sure you talk to everyone, sometimes several times. Also, you generally want to exhaust all the conversation options with each character to make sure you don't miss any puzzle opportunities.

  • Sometimes there is little indication of what items in a scene will trigger a puzzle, so click everywhere.

  • By looking at the puzzle menu in the genie lamp at the bottom left, you can check which puzzles you've encountered. There are 12 for each chapter. If you haven't opened a puzzle, it will appear as "locked" in the menu. You can also go back and replay old puzzles using the same menu.

Chapter 1

  • Click anywhere to begin conversation with your genie tutor. Click again to receive basic game directions. When this conversation ends, follow the brief movement tutorial.

  • Click on the glowing scroll on the left to begin...

  • PUZZLE 1: Shining Star

    Solution: Link every dot without repeating a line.

  • Click the wooden laptop. Click the bedroom door - it is disabled.

  • Click on the laptop again to begin...

  • PUZZLE 2: Ace Shuffle

    Solution:
    Row 1: Spade, Club, Diamond, Heart
    Row 2: Club, Spade, Heart, Diamond
    Row 3: Diamond, Heart, Spade, Club
    Row 4: Heart, Diamond, Club, Spade

  • The bedroom door will be unlocked once the puzzle is completed. Click the door to leave the room.

  • Re-enter the bedroom to do an optional puzzle. Go all the way to the left screen (where the window is) and click on the chemistry set.

  • PUZZLE 3: Smart Drink

    Solution:
    Compartment 1: 10 spaces, Compartment 2: 7 spaces, Compartment 3: 3 spaces.
    Move everything from compartment 1 into compartment 2
    Then, 2 into 3
    3 into 1
    2 into 3
    3 into 1
    2 into 3
    1 into 2
    2 into 3
    3 into 1

  • Enter the kitchen. Examine note on refrigerator to decode mom's note.

  • PUZZLE 4: The Fridge Note.

    Solution: "All the better to eat you with."

  • Exit door to leave house. You will enter the world map and go to the pub.

  • Go to the right and talk to the leprauchaun outside the VIP room. Find out that you need a passphrase from the bartender to leave the main gate.

  • Talk to the bartender again until a challenge is triggered.

  • PUZZLE 5: Upside Down

    Solution: take the two end pieces off the row of five and put them on the ends of the row above. Take the single piece from the top and put it on the bottom. The bartender will now tell you the password for the gate.

  • You can talk to the speaker next to the gate beyond the VIP room to leave the academy.

  • PUZZLE 6: The Broken Pyramid

    Solution: Drag and rotate the pieces to complete the pyramid.

  • When completed, you can leave the academy. You will emerge in the world map, and go to the fountain.

  • Talk to the hitchhiking fox.

  • PUZZLE 7: Toggle Puzzle Stripe

    Solution: click the four corners. Then click the center square in the 2nd and 4th row.

  • Go further to the right and talk to the grasshopper fiddler.

  • Click on the paved road near the grasshopper.

  • PUZZLE 8: Magic Square

    Solution:
    294
    753
    618

  • Go to the next screen to the right and click on the door to the court.

  • PUZZLE 9: Switching Places

    Solution: Click the blocks in the following order: blue, yellow, green, red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue, red.
    Enter the courthouse.

  • Click one of the dwarf lawyers.

  • PUZZLE 10: Pull My Finger

    Solution: 23

  • Talk to Bratney, and then click on the lantern to her left.

  • PUZZLE 11: Lamp Challenge

    Solution: 34215

  • Go to the right one screen to where Bratney is. Click the window on the right.

  • PUZZLE 12: Pixel Swivel

    Solution:
    Key: Letter each of the nine intersection of numbers with the letters A - I from left to right.
    A B C
    D E F
    G H I
    g left, b left, f left, i left, f left, e left, h left, d left, a left, d left, e left, f left, i left, e left, c left

  • Walk to the right and talk to your mother. She asks you to come see her in jail.

  • Leave the courthouse to end chapter one.

Chapter 2

  • Talk to the pigs outside the courthouse.

  • PUZZLE 13: The Greater Maze

    Solution: Go right to 32, up to 79, right to 98, up to 138, right to 149, up to 150.

  • Go right back to the wolves and talk to the one wearing red sneakers. Go all the way to the left and talk to the sheep to the left of the phonebooth.

  • Walk to the right and talk to the second sheep. Walk to the right and talk to the white sheep in front of the courthouse.

  • PUZZLE 14: Four Queens

    Solution:
    X X Q X
    Q X X X
    X X X Q
    X Q X X

  • Talk to Sara, then the wolves, then go left two screens and talk to the Black Sheep.

  • PUZZLE 15: Safe Travel

    Solution: Blue line runs along the very top and right edge, green along the left and bottom edges and back up. Red and yellow connect in the center.

  • Go back to the courthouse and click the arrow on the top of the screen in front of the courthouse. Go through the back door.

  • Click on the three bricks to the upper left of the doorway.
    PUZZLE 16: Tetraminos

    Solution: screenshot

  • Click the cylinder with blades to the left of the doorway.

  • PUZZLE 17: Painless

    Solution: 3rd arrow from the left.

  • Click on the mom and talk to her until she tells you to deliver a message to Tom Thumb.

  • Go back through the door and talk to the sheep until he mentions the security system. Click on the security system keypad - it will say it's wet.

  • Click the puddle under the keypad.

  • PUZZLE 18: Hanoi Stack

    Solution: Key: Letter the pieces A - D from smallest to largest.
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III,
    A to I, B to III, A to II, C to I,
    A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Now click on the keypad.

  • PUZZLE 19: 1, 2, 3

    Solution: Each line describes the amount of each number in the sequence above it. For example, there is one "1" in the first line, so the 2nd line says "one 1". The second line has two "1"s so the third line says "two 1".
    The solution is 13112221.

  • Click on the arrow to the right of the screen. Then click the grid of blocks on the wall to the left of the safe.

  • PUZZLE 20: Genie Sets

    Solution:

    1 2

    *3* *4*

    *5* 6

    *7* 8

  • Talk to Sara who will tell you to press the button on the detonator.

  • PUZZLE 21: Magic Wand Squares

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Sara until puzzle is activated.

    PUZZLE 22: Directmate 101

    Solution: move the Queen up 5 spaces.

  • Talk to the guard that drops from the ceiling, who tells you to inform the other agent.

  • Click on the arrow to the left of the screen to return to the previous room: talk to the other guard. Go back to the room on the right, then click on the up arrow on top of the screen. Click on the horse.

  • PUZZLE 23: Knight Stroll

    Solution: 16 15 8 1 7 4 11 14 12 9 2 5 3 6 13 10
  • Talk to the black sheep. When you try to leave, Hook will talk to you. Click on Hook until he mentions the demagnetizer, then click the left arrow to move to the dragon.

  • Click on the open part of the locker behind you.

  • PUZZLE 24: Toggle Puzzle X

    Solution: Hit the blocks according to the order listed below:
    1 - - - 3
    - - 2 - -
    - 8 - 4 -
    - - 6 - -
    7 - - - 5

  • End the chapter by exiting above.

Chapter 3

  • Go to the right one screen, then click the black sheep to demagnetize him. Talk to him then click the up arrow at the top of the screen.

  • Click on the stack of logs.

  • PUZZLE 25: Swapping Places

    Solution: Blue Red Brown Blue Red Brown Blue Red Yellow Green Brown Blue Red Yellow Green Brown Blue Red Yellow Green

  • Go left one screen and talk to Sara.

  • PUZZLE 26: Thirst Quencher

    Solution: A is 80, B is 50, C is 30.
    A to B, B to C, C to A, B to C, A to B, B to C, C to A

  • Talk to Sara, then go right back and talk to the lumberjack.

  • PUZZLE 27: Lumber Letters

    Solution: Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

  • Talk to the lumberjack again then move left to talk to Sara again.

  • Move back to the right. Then go to the newly opened right.

  • Click on the giant pair of shoes on the right.

  • PUZZLE 28: Giant Prank

    Solution: Look for knot with alternating pattern of "under" and "over" every time two segments overlap.

  • Talk to cat, then click on the disco ball.

  • PUZZLE 29: The Disco Threat.

    Solution: 1(unexplored area), 2, 1, 5, 6, 7, 3, 4, 8, 12, 11, 10, 9, 13, 14 ,15 ,16

  • Click on right to move to the next screen, then click on the fairy at the top of the page.

  • PUZZLE 30: Five Queens

    Solution:
    X X Q X X
    Q X X X X
    X X X Q X
    X Q X X X
    X X X X Q

  • Go back to the left then walk out the wooden door. Click left and talk to the bartender. Then go back to the screen with the door you entered through. Click to the right and click on the shrubbery.

  • PUZZLE 31: Fresh Flowers

    Solution: Daisies = 6, Tulips = 2

  • Return to the wolves. Talk to the wolf wearing the purple jacket then the one in the red sneakers who mentions the boss.

  • Talk to the wolf with the tie.

  • PUZZLE 32: Drag-a-Letter

    Solution:
    B
    E H F
    C A D
    G

  • Click on the bottle with the brown liquid in front of the bartender.

  • PUZZLE 33: Latin Square

    Solution: Number the intersections of the numbers on the grid as indicated below.
    A B C
    D E F
    G H I

    D left 2 times, E left 2 times, F left 2 times, G left 2 times, H left 2 times, G left once, I left once, H left 2 times, I left 2 times

  • Walk back into the VIP room and go right. Click on Tom Thumb and talk to him.

  • PUZZLE 34: Enclosed

    Solution: 13 (by forming a diamond)

  • Click on the woman next to Tom Thumb.

  • PUZZLE 35: Magic Wand Pyramids

    Solution: screenshot

  • Click on the ogre twice.

  • PUZZLE 36: Charming Patrol

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Tom Thumb again until a new arrow appears on the right of the screen. Click on this.

Chapter 4

  • Talk to Pinocchio, then move to the left and talk to Geppetto.

  • PUZZLE 37: For the Record

    Solution: 5 1 3 6 2 4

  • Click on Geppetto's computer on the desk.

  • PUZZLE 38: The Two Mover

    Solution: Move the queen 1 square down and 1 square left.

  • Talk to Geppetto again until he mentions Pinocchio. Then talk to Pinocchio twice.

  • PUZZLE 39: Fairy Enough

    Solution: CPKW (there is a pattern for the number of segments that forms each letter)

  • Click on the fairy godmother that appears to move to the Closet. Click on Pinocchio once you get to the closet. Then click on the lowest paper on the bulletin board.

  • PUZZLE 40: Three Queens

    Solution:
    X Q X X X
    X X X X X
    X X Q X X
    Q X X X X
    X X X X X

  • Click on Pinocchio again, who wants to find food. Then click on the note in the pocket of the right-hand janitor uniform.

  • PUZZLE 41: Hanoi Temple

    Solution: Letter the pieces from A-D from smallest to largest.

    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B to II, A to I,
    D to III, A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III,
    A to III, E to II, A to II, B to II, A to I, C to II, B to III,
    C to II, D to I, A to I, B to III, A to III, C to I, A to II,
    B to I, A to I, E to III, A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III, A to III, B to I, A to I,
    C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Click on the new arrow on the right of the screen. Then click on the dustpan inside of the tent.

  • PUZZLE 42: Shifting Places

    Solution: Bl, Br, G, R, Y, Br, G, R, Y, Br, Bl, G, R, Y, Br, Bl, R, G

  • Walk back to the left and click on the guard.

  • PUZZLE 43: The Tricky Tie

    Solution: Follow the path by connecting the labeled points in the following order: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, B, H, I, J, K, L, M, H, K, E, N

    G------------F
    / M-------L \
    / / \ \
    A---B---H -----------K---E---N
    \ \ / /
    \ I-------J /
    C-------------D

  • Talk to Peter Pan, then move to the left and click on the dragon.

  • PUZZLE 44: Toggle Puzzle

    Solution:
    Key: Label the grid as follows:
    A1 B1 C1 D1 E1
    A2 B2 C2 D2 E2
    A3 B3 C3 D3 D4
    A4 B4 C4 D4 E4
    A5 B5 C5 D5 E5

    Hit the lights in the following order:
    B1, B2, B3, B4, B5
    C1, C5, D1, D2, D4, D5,
    E2, E3, E4,
    A4, A5, B3, C2,
    C3, C5, D1, D3, D5,
    E1, E2

  • Click on Pinocchio and then click on the stalk that grows after he drops the magic bean. Click on the microwave oven.

  • PUZZLE 45: Magic Triangle

    Solution:
    1
    8 9
    6 4
    2 7 5 3

  • Click on the wooden box behind Pinocchio.

  • PUZZLE 46: Rectangle Lock

    Solution: screenshot

  • Examine the elevator.

  • PUZZLE 47: Elevator Hoist

    Solution: Second arrow to left.

  • Click on the box in the center of the room. Then click on the other safes in the room until the genie tells you to try the large crate in the center again. This will reveal a chest. Click on the chest until shards of glass appear, then click on the glass.

  • PUZZLE 48: Go Round

    Solution:
    Key - Section 1: 16 pieces, Section 2: 7 pieces, Section 3: 9 pieces.
    1 to 3, 3 to 2, 2 to 1, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, 1 to 3,
    3 to 2, 2 to 1

  • Talk to Pinnochio to move on to chapter five.

Chapter 5

  • Click on the crates to the left.

  • PUZZLE 49: Hanoi Tower

    Solution: Letter the pieces A-F from smallest to largest.
    A to II, B to III, A to II, C to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, D to III,
    A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III,
    A to II B to III, A to III, E to II,
    A to I, B to II, A to II, C to I, A to III, B to I, A to A, D to II,
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B to II, A to II, F to III,
    A to III, B to I, A to I, C to III, A to II, B to III, A to III, D to I,
    A to I, B to II, A To II, C to I, A to III, B to I, A to I, E to III,
    A to II, B to III, A to III, C to II, A to I, B To II, A to II, D to III,
    A to III, B to II, A to I, C to III,
    A to II, B to III, A to III

  • Click on the right guard and talk to him. Then talk to the guard on the left. Talk to Pinocchio, then talk to the guard on the right again.

  • PUZZLE 50: Magic Wand Triangles

    Solution: screenshot

  • Finish conversation with the guards. You are now captured. Click on the casino.

  • PUZZLE 51: Carbon Copy

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to Little Red Ridinghood until you activate puzzle.

  • PUZZLE 52: Knight Tour

    Solution: Move the knight to the spaces in the following order:
    19 12 17 6 21
    2 7 20 11 16
    13 18 1 22 5
    8 3 24 15 10
    25 14 9 4 23

  • You will be released from bondage. Click on the casino again.

  • PUZZLE 53: Try Your Luck

    Solution: BECAUSE FLUSHING CASH DOWN A TOILET CAN ACTUALLY CLOG THE PIPE

  • Click on the painting of the queen on the back wall behind the sheep.

  • PUZZLE 54: Eight Queens

    Solution:
    X Q X X X X X X
    X X X X X Q X X
    Q X X X X X X X
    X X X Q X X X X
    X X X X X X X Q
    X X X X Q X X X

  • Talk to Sara. She points out a mirror on the bottom right. Talk to the guard at the bottom of the stairs.

  • PUZZLE 55: Shepherd's Maze

    Solution: screenshot

  • Talk to the black sheep.

  • PUZZLE 56: Peaceful Solution

    Solution: Key - Number the pieces B3 B2 B1 R1 R2 R3
    B1 forward 1, R1 jump, R2 forward 1,
    B1 jump, B2 jump, B3 forward,
    R1 jump, R2 jump, R2 jump,
    B1 forward 1, B2 jump, B3 jump,
    R2 forward, R3 jump, B1 forward

  • Go to the right and click the mirror.

  • PUZZLE 57: Secret Code

    Solution: MURDER

  • Talk to Sara, then Merlin, then Pinocchio. You will be transported to the Fountain. Walk to the right and talk to the Charmings.

  • PUZZLE 58: Serial Letters

    Solution: SENT (the letters stand for the first letter of the spelled number)

  • Go to the courtyard entrance and talk to the lumberjack.

  • PUZZLE 59: The Three Mover

    Solution: D4

  • Talk to your mother, then to the wolf in the red tie. Next talk to Tom Thumb, then Pinocchio, then the Charmings, then the black sheep, then Sara.

  • PUZZLE 60: Good Offices

    Solution: The two on the bottom and the one on the top right.

  • Congratulations! The end!

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on the keyboard thingy at the jail, whenever I try to put in the number that is listed here, 1311221, it never works :-(.

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Anonymous July 29, 2009 9:47 PM

Key pad code is incorrect it is:

the key pad number is 13112221

[Edit: The walkthrough has been corrected! Thank you very much! -eileen]

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almonster August 2, 2009 5:08 PM

The screenshot for puzzle 46 doesn't work.

[This is all fixed up. There was an issues with the links. Thanks for bringing it up :D ~Kero]

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i believe that the walkthrough for Puzzle 3, Smart Drink, is incorrect. i tried it several times step by step, at first i thought i missed a stage, but i end up with the pieces in the original position. please help me!

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Anonymous December 1, 2009 8:00 PM

The solution for the smart drink is wrong!!

[The walkthrough has been corrected, thank you!! -Eileen]

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Vedrana June 26, 2010 3:20 PM

The solution to Puzzle 33 is wrong - you should move the squares to the right, not to the left. Otherwise, the sequence is correct :-)

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Krystel July 15, 2011 9:46 AM

I am stuck on puzzle 11, cant figure out which way to turn etc, i have nearly almost completed it, but i get stuck with 2 random numbers

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