Hot Brain - hands-on

Besides the puzzles appearing on a plain white screen, Midway decided to take advantage of the PSP’s graphical prowess by jazzing up the whole experience with vibrant, colorful menu backgrounds that resemble a professor’s lab. When you select a different menu option such as Practice or Test, Professor Ed Warmer - voiced by Fred Willard (Best in Show, Anchorman) - will take you through the lab via an old industrial elevator, adding to the kooky, retro feel. And like any actual scientist, Professor Warmer comes complete with lab coat, giant glasses and poofy hair.

Despite some kinks that need to be worked out with repeating voice samples, Hot Brain seems to be on track for a release in mid-June. We’ll have a review in the coming months. For a sneak peak at some of the questions, click the Images tab for new screens to study up. Just remember your number 2 pencils.

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