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Nintendo Adventure Book 12 - Brain Drain

Nintendo Adventure Book 12 - Brain Drain header




Brain Drain was written by Matt Wayne and was the final of twelve in the Nintendo Adventure Books series - first published in November 1993 by Mammoth Books in the U.K and by Simon & Schuster, a division of Pocket Books in the U.S.


Plot Synopsis

Yoshi's Head Aches

Evil Iggy Koopa has created a device to switch the brains of the creatures in the Mushroom Worlds. When he gives Yoshi the brain of a sinister Koopaling, Mario and Luigi jump into action. With the help of Dr. Sigmund Shrinkasaurus, they try to stop Iggy before all of their friends in Dinosaur Land lose their heads!

As in all Nintendo Adventure Books, you control the action. Only you can make the choices that allow Mario and Luigi to halt the chaos caused by Iggy Koopa's brain twister machine. Help them crack codes, solve puzzles, conquer mazes, and subdue enemies. You and the Super Mario Bros. must outwit a whole new generation of Koopa creeps- or go down in final defeat.


[Source: The books back cover.]


The Scoring System

At the end of each Nintendo Adventure Book there is a scoring chart - in Brain Drain the scoring system worked as below


  • More than 800 points - "Tidal Brain Waves"

  • Between 600 and 800 points - "Super Stream-of-Consciousness"

  • Between 400 to 599 points - "Sewer Smarts"

  • Between 200 to 399 points - "Brain Needs a Wash"

  • Between Zero and 199 points - "Spaghetti Synapes"

Puzzles in this book


Mario series characters featured in Brain Drain

  • Good: Luigi, Mario, Princess Toadstool, The Mushroom King, Toad, Yoshi and Wooster
  • Bad: Bowser, Bowser's Cousin, Iggy Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr and another Koopaling who wasn't identified switched minds with Yoshi at the start of the story.
  • Other: Dr. Sigmund Shrinkasaurus

Images from Brain Drain




  • ISBN-10: 0749715472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749715472

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