Do you like the classic Mastermind™ game? Then you'll love the brand new Smash the Code.
You have ten tries to guess a secret 4-digit number. After each try you receive a hint to see how many digits you have guessed correctly.
This game has the best features from classic board game and paper-and-pencil Bulls and cows. That means you can play Smash the Code on your own or against a friend sitting next to you.
• play single or multiplayer in hot-seat mode or simultaneously on iPads
• supports all devices
• lets you have fun with Game Center: unlock achievements and gain high scores
Ratings and Reviews
Bad reviews from people who don’t understand rules
This is a fun game and a good app. Reviews from people complaining are from people who can’t comprehend the rules of the game. The pegs don’t go in “order”. The amount of black pegs are the amount of correct digits in a correct position. The amount of white pegs are the amount of correct digits in an incorrect position. The challenge is to find which digits are in the correct position through intelligent trial and error; moving the numbers and seeing how that affects the number of black and white pegs, in order to deduct which digits are the correct ones before you run out of guesses.
At first I hated it, then I understood how it works
As others have noted, the black and white dots were confusing at first. Once I read the developer reviews that they only relate to the number of right digits & places, but not their position, I figured it would be impossible to solve and *almost* deleted the game.
Then, I tried different strategies to solve for the digits and found that it is in fact solvable and is just challenging enough to keep you from getting bored with it. I realize now that if the dots gave you the position of the correct digits, it would be much too easy and would become boring fast.
This game will make you think and it’s fun because a round is fast. As another reviewer stated, if it had landscape mode on the iPad, I’d give it 5 stars.
It’s fun - give it a try, but just make sure you understand the rules!
Fun but has a couple of annoying flaws
Since it is not Mastermind, I will not make those comparisons. But, one very annoying and frustrating flaw is, When the game ends, it opens a new page or screen thus preventing the player from reviewing his or her moves. This truly mars what would otherwise be an enjoyable game.
Also, it would be nice if the same number could be placed in a given row as a matter of honing in to an answer.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.