Breaking the Code!
About Master Mind
Master Mind is the sixth game in the Keep It or Delete It review series. Master Mind is based on the 1970 game.
Mastermind. Master Mind is a game about making guesses and finding the correct answer in a limited number of guesses.
How I Reviewed Master Mind
There are many variants of this game. I am going to be reviewing one I found while searching for the best version. I have played this game off and on for quite a while. I play this game on my Android smartphone.
How to Play Master Mind
It sounds complicated, but it is quite easy once you know how to play.
You start with a row of empty pegs. The number of pegs depends on the difficulty level. More pegs make the game harder as the code is bigger. There are more combinations to guess.
The final solution is made up of these colors. You need to find the right colors and order of the pegs to win.
You can enable, or disable, the option for colors to repeated, and I leave this option enabled. Otherwise, the game is too easy.
The game does not tell you which pegs are correct, though. The goal of the game is to deduce this information, by making repeated guesses, and using the information gained from previous guesses.
You only get so many guesses, though, so you can’t brute force the puzzles. You have to think about your guess.
I Enjoy This Game a Lot
I have never played the original game, but I love this game. I love logic games a lot, and I like to play something that makes me think. Sure the game is a guessing game, so some luck is involved. But I highly enjoy the process.
I Love Puzzle Games
I know games like this can be hit or miss for people, and I understand. I also like games like Freecell, Solitaire, Minesweeper, Sudoku, etc. I love puzzle games!
More Information About the Game
The instructions in the game are well done. You if you are confused, it explains things very well.
I like that the game has difficulty options. I also like that the game lets you choose how many guesses you can get. I wish these options where numbers I can type in myself.
Depending on how this game was programmed, that may have been a coding limitation.
The game also has Play games achievements and leaderboards if you are interested in these things. I forgot about Play Games as not many games use it.
How Master Mind Looks
The game looks nice. It has a pretty simple theme, but for this kind of game, it is good.
How the Game Sounds
The game is also very light on sounds. Having cool sounds would have a huge plus. This is the kind of game I mostly play with my phone muted anyway, though.
How Does This Game Get You to Spend Money?
There Is Nothing to Buy
There is nothing to buy in this game. It would be nice though if I could pay money to remove ads in the game.
Is This Game Fair for People Who Don’t Spend Money?
Of course, it is! There is nothing to buy.
How Does This Game Annoy You?
There are banner ads and video ads in this game.
My Overall Thoughts on Master Mind
Master Mind is a great game, and it is a great implementation of the original puzzle game. The game is not perfect, but it does a lot of things right and I am willing to be more forgiving and supportive because of that.
Do I Recommend This Game?
If you already like Mastermind, this is the best single-player version of the game I could find on Google Play. If you are not a fan of puzzles, you might not like this game. I would say give the game a try. It is free to test.
Will I Keep on Playing This Game?
Of course, I will! Puzzle games like this are the main reason I love mobile gaming. To me, mobile gaming is puzzle games, for the most part.