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In Codebreaker your goal is to guess a 3 or 4 digit secret code which is generated by either the computer or another player. Depending on the difficulty setting, the player has either 8 or 12 guesses to figure out the code by entering in values with the keyboard controller. After each guess, the computer analyzes your input and displays results which indicate if you have a correct digit in the correct position, a correct digit in the wrong position, or no correct digits at all. Points are scored based on how many turns it takes to correctly identify the code. A second game variation called Nim is also included. In this game, two players take turns removing items from a stack. On each turn, a player must take at least one item from a stack, and the player who removes the last item from the screen wins. You can have the computer set up the stacks automatically or set them up manually, and a variation is included where the player who removes the last item from the screen loses rather than wins.


Codebreaker Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Codebreaker Atari 2600 A game of codebreaker in progress
Codebreaker Atari 2600 A game of Nim in progress

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The Video Game Critic Sep 04, 2000 D- 16
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Servo (57418) added Codebreaker (Atari 2600) on Jan 13, 2004
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