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Smash the Code

Do you like the classic Mastermind™ game? Then you'll love the brand new Smash the Code.
Category Price Seller Device
Games $0.99 Piotr Sochalewski iPhone, iPad, iPod

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
• supports all devices
• looks brilliant and loves iOS design as much as you do
• lets you have fun with Game Center: unlock achievements and gain high scores


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!

Cod zombie master

Good brain teaser. Give it a try!


I need an antidote. I am addicted.


Great quick time killer that engages your brain. Thanks!

Great strategy game
mr. porkunit

This is a simple version of the mastermind game. The interface is very plain and clean. Works great!

App simply does not give correct feedback
Sudoko 8675309

The peg numbers give false information. It cannot be rocket science to program a game like this! Look elsewhere

Doesn't make sense.

The dot peg signals don't make sense. They are not signals in order of the numbers from left to right. Say the black peg is on the top left square, I'll try different combinations with the same first number until I get to the 6th try, and the first peg is no longer black even though the number didn't change. Too confusing. EDIT: Then that’s a POINTLESS GAME, developer response. SMH.

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.

Major Flaw

App does not allow entering same number multiple times on the same line. Original Mastermind game allowed this. Ability to do this is necessary tactic to solve the puzzle, otherwise it degenerates to mostly a guessing game.


Good clean fun. App does not rotate to landscape in iPad. Fix that, then will give 5 stars

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