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Not Not, A Brain-Buster Review
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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @boersc, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Not Not is a puzzle game about following simple instructions in 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, color-dependant 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 the high score.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

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

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Genres: Action and Puzzle

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: Qubic Games (@QubicGames)

Players: 1 (4 online)




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

Play StylePlay Style

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:

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 £1.69 to £1.79. 

Not Not, A Brain-Buster

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.

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