GAMES ROOM - Codebreakers
may seem like a daunting game to the average Neopian. It's not like Meerca Chase
where you simply zoom around picking up neggs. It's really complicated and all
you can do is guess, right? Wrong! Codebreakers is all about logic! It's all
common sense. But maybe you don't understand how the game is played. Here are
the rules: You have six different colours of codestones: red, white, yellow,
orange, blue, and green. The codestones start out on red, but if you click on
them their colour will change. The object of the game is to guess the four-codestone
combination that is hidden up at the top. This isn't all guessing though! The
computer will give you hints. After you put in your guess, the computer will
give you a combination of up to four red or green slashes on the side of your
guess. Each of the slashes represents one of the codestones in your guess. The
trick is to figure out which codestone each slash represents. Here is what these
Green: You have a codestone that is the right colour, but not in the
Red: You have a codestone that is in the right place and is the right
No slash: You have a codestone that is not the right colour or in the
For example: If you have two green slashes and a red slash, then that means
that three of your codestones are the right colours, but only one is in the right
place. Also, one of your codestones isn't even the right colour.
*Hint* If you have a guess that doesn't get any slashes, then that's
great! That means none of the colours in your guess are in the correct answer!
You can just forget about those colours for this round. Try to narrow down colours
*Hint* The computer will give you extra Neopoints for finishing a round
in under a minute, so go fast! Sometimes it's better to take a guess then to
sit there thinking and let the time go by. Plus, it will give you extra Neopoints
for completing five rounds in five minutes or less! (If you don't think this
is possible, just try it. With practice it's really easy!)
*Hint* Yes, it is good to take a wild guess sometimes, but if you are
down to your last couple of guesses, then you need to make sure you're right.
Always, always, ALWAYS go back and check to make sure your guess fits the slashes
on EVERY guess you made.
Okay, I've read about some other people's strategies for Codebreakers, and
I think mine is pretty good, too.
First of all I start out with red-red-white-white. Then, if I get less than
four slashes, I try yellow-yellow-orange-orange. If I still don't get four total
slashes, then I'll try blue-blue-green-green. This way I get to try out all
of the colours.
Well, that's all I can think of right now. Oh! By the way, Neopets has a new
rule that you can only get a maximum of 500 Neopoints from each game of Codebreakers
(and only three games a day). With these tips, I hope to see you all making 1,500
Neopoints every day from this great, logical game!