Become a video game genius as developer XDev Studio Europe reveals some brilliant facts about the fiendish PlayStation Vita puzzler.
1. A puzzle a day...
Your Brain Power rating from the first Daily Training session will be shown on the world leader boards - but don't worry if it isn't as high as you'd like. Our leader boards are not reserved for elite players who spend hours racking up unbeatable scores, because in Smart As... you can post a score each day and have a chance to be the smartest player on the globe every time you do.
Don't forget that being smarter than your friends, smartest in your city, country and continent are all achievements to brag about, too.
2. Compete with all of your friends
Once you've uploaded your Brain Power score, go to the Friends leader board in the Who is Smarter section. Tap the Facebook icon to sync your mates' scores. This will check for any Facebook friends playing Smart As... who you have not connected with on PlayStation Network, and display their most current Brain Power score in your leader board.
Why not add them to your PSN Friends list at the same time? Or challenge them in the four brain-teasers at the Smart As... Facebook app at facebook.com to really test your wits? Smart As... aims to bring all of your pals together in one place so you can beat them all.
3. Useful charts
We got tired of seeing boring stats pages with no real reason for them being there and instead designed colourful, useful charts that help you analyse and compare past performances.
Does the time of day you play affect your score? Try it out for a few days and use the chart to see - maybe playing in the morning could net you a couple more Brain Power points?
4. Free Play your way to the top
If you're particularly gifted in a particular Free Play game, then check out the game specific leader board. Set the best time or score across any of the four difficulty levels for a chance to achieve worldwide glory. That's another 80 leader boards on top of the Brain Power ones - so everyone can be a winner.
5. Genius levels are not for the faint-hearted
In Smart As... the fourth and most fiendish difficulty level for all of the games is the Genius mode. Unlocked after scoring three stars in the other modes, this is truly where legends are born. Genius mode takes these puzzles, increases the difficulty and adds new rules and twists to make them even harder. If you can get high scores in Genius mode then make sure you shout all about it on Facebook.
6. What is Smarter makes for good Twitter posts
Struggling to fill the 140 characters in today's Twitter post? Then let Smart As... do it for you. The game collates the responses to the random questions asked before Daily Training and matches these with the current brain scores from around the world to provide you with interesting titbits to Tweet. Find out all sorts of interesting stuff and even settle age old scores...
7. Becoming Street Smart
Smart As... generates a challenge just for people in the nearby area you're playing to compete in. The ability to collect pictures of your travels while aiming to be the cleverest in as many cities as possible makes Street Smart mode one of the most addictive location based games out there.
You can also use the "near" app to leave challenges for people around you. Just select Free Play from the main menu, set a high score on any game and tap on the "near" radar screen to drop a challenge.
8. If John Cleese likes Logic games then what's stopping you?
Smart As... welcomes the wonder that is Mr John Cleese as its narrator. John is on hand to teach you the basics, show you around and sometimes comment on your performance in his own unique way. And just so you know, John's favourite game is Chain Reaction.
9. Support your town and country
During your quest to prove you're the smartest of your friends, family and colleagues, don't forget that national pride is also at stake. All scores are combined into their respective city, country and continent meaning your score is directly contributing to the combined score of those areas.
In Smart As. . . you'll swiftly discover if your home town is full of Einsteins or the type of people who still point at aeroplanes with wonder and dread.
10. The world is yours
In fact, the global competition has already begun. At E3 2012 and gamescom 2012 respectively, USA and Germany drew first blood and became the cleverest countries before Smart As... launched. The bar has been set for all other countries to step up and compete. Fancy a challenge?
Don't be a closet genius - show the entire world you're the smartest of them all with Smart As... now in-store and also available to download from PlayStation Store.
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