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Not Not, A Brain-Buster (2017) is a puzzle game about following simple instructions in a limited time. All you have to do is read the instructions and then direct your character in one of four directions. It sounds simple but the instructions get increasingly convoluted and tricky. You have to quickly figure out the logic of the instructions before time runs out.

In order to decide which direction is correct you have to quickly deduce logical statements. The variations of the logical statements become increasingly complex, while time is ticking down fast.

Not Not has a simplistic but very effective graphical style, with a character on a square and four directions to go. At a later stage, colour-dependent instructions are added for extra complexity. The game has several difficulty levels and even an online Multiplayer Versus mode and an endless Challenge mode where you can aim for a high score.

Our examiner, Chris Boers, first checked Not Not, A Brain-Buster 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Brain Game game with Puzzle elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. Multiplayer mode only available on Nintendo Switch.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 2 minutes to play a round of this game. Completion is very dependent on player skill and thanks to the online component, replayability is high. Due to the difficulty increase, very few people have been able to complete the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.


Not Not, A Brain-Buster usually costs £0 to £4.19. 

Not Not - A Brain Buster

PlayStation Store PS4 £1.69

Not Not - A Brain Buster

XBox Store Xbox One £4.19
XBox Store PC £4.19

Not Not - A Brain-Buster

App Store iOS Free

Not Not - A Brain-Buster

Android Store Android Free

Not Not, A Brain-Buster

Switch Store Switch £1.79
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/04/2017, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Switch and iOS

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Qubic Games (@QubicGames)

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