By Carl H. Blomqvist
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CODE is a Mastermind/Bulls and Cows type of game.
You are the Codebreaker and your mission is to break the Codemakers codes (and to become the Codemaster), via the Decoding Board (6 x 6 grid) using the Decoding Palette (below the 6 x 6 grid). With the GO!-button you trigger the Code Validator (small 6 x 6 grid with black, red, & white indicators) that shows you the result of the code on the Decoding Board (as feedback). Use Shake Gesture to set a random code into the Decoding Board.
Code Validator results:
- Black = wrong color.
- Red = right color at the right position.
- White = right color, but the wrong position.
The Codemaker has prepared 500 codes (each code consists of a 6 x 6 grid with up to 6 colors) for you to break (it's 5 levels of difficulty with 100 codes each). You start at level 1 & code 1, and you break codes on your way up to become The Codemaster.
You get 100 points at the first try, if correct. Else you get -1 point for every wrong try (minimum points is 1 per code broken).
The game includes over 1 hour of original high quality soundtrack (12 tracks total). The soundtrack is encoded in iTunes Plus quality (256 kbit AAC).
HOW TO PLAY CODE
First, you select a color from the Decoding Palette (at the bottom of the screen) and by touching a position in the Decoding Board (above the Decoding Palette), you set the selected color there.
If you want to set a random color Decoding Board, just shake your iPhone/iPod Touch.
When you have set the colors in the Decoding Board and wish to try it with the secret code, then touch "GO!" in the upper right corner. The code will now be validated and the results will show in the Result-grid (to the left of the "GO!"-button).
The result will show you which color is in the right position (red color), which color is the wrong color (black color), and which color is the right color, but the wrong position (white color).
If all colors are correct, then the Decoding Board will automatically be set to the first color (grey) and the Result-grid be set to wrong color (black). This is the indicator that there is a new code to break. You will also notice that Points is updated with the points from the previous code broken.
Level tells you in what level you are in right now and the progress bar (bellow Level) tells you how many codes you broken those far at that level.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Fixed an error when displaying level number.
Huge Space Hog!
128 MB for a game with colored dots?!!! Are you kidding me?? Games tens times more complex (and more fun) are half this weight on your iPhone. This is an insane amount if space for such a simplistic app.
The graphics are nice, but not mind-blowing. My advice: find the same game in a simpler version and save the room on your phone for more of Shay you want.
needs instructions and additional game modes
the presentation is really top quality, and the game is a good start, but needs some work.
Really bad app in regards to gameplay. There really isn't any code breaking, you just try to match tiles to a random pattern on the board. When you think your right, you can hit 'go' and it will tell you whether you were right on a tiny version of the grid, a red block means you were completely right, partially right is white, and completely wrong is black. There is no direction in the game it's self, it takes too long to load, an is extremely boring. I will definitely be deleting this.