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Terminal

Posted by MentalMidgit in Puzzle | Dec. 16, 2014 | 10 Comments

Apk file size: 4.3 MB

in the film "The Imitation Game", English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helped crack the Enigma code during World War II. Now, you can too.

TERMINAL is a strategic word-puzzle game in which players are tasked with cracking randomly encoded messages (cryptograms). Messages may contain inspirational quotes from great minds of the last century, or insights from pop culture icons.

The letters in the encoded messages are scrambled, such that all A's might be B's, all B's might be C's, etc.

The lines below show a hypothetical message and its encoded counterpart. The first line is the actual message, which is hidden from the player. The second line is the encoded message.

she sells sea shells by the sea
abc acdda ace abcdda fg hbc ace

By analyzing the encoded message, players can easily find patterns. For example, a player might choose to start with 3 letter words and deduce that "hbc" is the word "the". It would follow that the letter "c" in the word "acdda" is really the letter "e". The fact that the "c" is followed by two d's might lead the player to conclude that the "d" is really an "l". The word "acdda" also starts and ends with the same letter ("a"). Given this, the player might conclude that the "a" is an "s", and that the word is "sells".

Having come to the above conclusions, the word "abcdda" would spell "s_ells" (wherein only the second letter is missing). At that point, the player should choose the letter that makes the most sense - e.g. an "m" would spell "smells", a "w" would spell "swells", an "h" would spell "shells", etc.

Players can use the "Check" button to gauge how close they are to decoding the message. Doing so tells them how many letters they've gotten right, but does not tell them which letters those are. To help them along, players are also given a free letter of their choice per encoded message.

Decoded messages are added to players’ vaults, and can be revisited at any time.

#### Whats new

Added 50 messages to decoded (for a total of 100)...

MentalMidgit part of our Puzzle and have average installs from 1000 to 5000. Last Update Dec. 16, 2014. Google play rating is 87.7778. Current verison is 1.1.6. Actual size 4.3 MB.

#### Francis Arthur Rosos

Great Game! When you think you already get it and you can solve any code this game will present to you, the next code will then prove you wrong. Great game. Frustrating and addicting!

#### Nicholas Vrana

Difficult word game Fun game for the challenge of the puzzles and I enjoy the quotes. Two small improvements: would prefer the keyboard to show me which letters I have already used and when doing a "check" show me the number of letters I have on the board instead of the total.

#### Aaron Diestelkamp

Difficult but fun This has to be one of the more frustrating puzzle games that I have played on my phone, although I hadn't really done any cryptograms before. When you solve your first puzzle you will feel like you really accomplished something! Fun and addictive! Now that the internet is so saturated with tons of flappy bird rip offs with mindless taping and such we need more slow paced intelligent games like this to balance things out.

#### marlon godala

Review Very interesting..

#### Blake TZ

Hard but rewarding! I was ready to pull my hair out at first, but then the answers came to me. Now I cant get enough of this app! Love the look, feel and most of all, the sounds!

#### Aleksey Tkd

Very good!!! Nice!! Thank you! Very good!!! Nice!! Thank you!

#### Moses Sayed

More puzzles please!! Great mind challenging app, however i finished 100 puzzles, now what? Waiting for an update with more puzzles, please.

#### barb roy

All Time Favorite Cryptogram Game. Love everything about it. More puzzles please !

#### Janis H

I don't see anything special...sound effects - Okay for awhile, quickly become redundant after awhile..how do I turn it off? Too much back and forth between screens just to insert each letter, why not all at once on same page? Would be nice to see whose quote it is before solving instead of at the end.