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 ReviewsSee All
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!
Took some time....
It took me some time to figure out what exactly I was doing, but once it clicked, the game became MUCH more enjoyable.
I guess I should have read the reviews first, ad that would have saved me quite a bit of experimentation. Though.... figuring it out on my own was kind of a little achievement for myself.
As for the negative reviews... I don't know what to say. I think the developer handled himself in a very restrained manner (much more than I could have). I guess I could say that not everyone is going to enjoy game they try and play... and some people have more patience for games while others just want to win-win-win everything they come across without too much thought or effort (there's Checkers fans and then there's Chess fans.... and everything in-between... not everyone is going to land on the same spot across that spectrum <shrug> - but those who don't land in the spot they envision themselves landing shouldn't fault the creator of whatever it is they're trying to play:;: that's just rude - accept that you landed where you landed and either be happy with it or strive to reach where you wanted to land).
Thank you, developer (I'm sorry, I can't remember the name and hitting 'Cancel' on my review in order to see it will delete what I've written), for making this fantastic little puzzler. Endless replay value and very enjoyable. I'm definitely gonna have to keep my eye open for games you release in the future.
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.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.