Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure

Posted by staff | Posted in Puzzle | Posted on 24-07-2010


  • Easy to hard puzzle difficulty to challenge all types of puzzle enthusiasts with a nonlinear approach to exploration and safecracking.
  • A challenging puzzle adventure game with 35 unique safes to crack while exploring 40 lavish and intriguing rooms of an extravagant mansion created in beautiful detail.
  • Decipher unexpected clues inside each safe that will help you open the others ultimately leading you to the master safe.
  • The ultimate challenge for puzzle enthusiasts and wanna-be safecrackers from the developers of best-selling Return to Mysterious Island.
  • Evolving game map allows players to navigate easily through the mansion accessing various rooms.

Product Description
A unique puzzle adventure game, Safecracker is set in an extravagant mansion. You are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan Walter Adams, who was “eccentric” to say the least. He has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the safes scattered in his magnificent mansion. The deceased billionaire also happened to be an avid safe collector and you have been hired to crack … More >>

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure

Comments posted (5)

Like other reviewers — I was clueless when I first started playing the game. The instructions didn’t tell you where to start or what to do.

So, I went online and found this game has been out already for Wii and other platforms. Many of the walkthroughs and solutions follow this game very closely. The Strategy Guide at [...] is particularly helpful if you get stuck.

Once I had a little help — I plowed through the puzzles — not quickly! — but I did get through the whole game. At the end, you find the missing will and get to decide which potential heir receives the inheritance. You decide which heir you like through notes you discover while exploring the house which contains a first floor, second floor, loft, basement, and secret rooms.

I am 63-years old, so am not as good at games as the people of the younger generations. In fact, the Nintendo DS is the only platform I have ever used — and I only play puzzle games — but if I could get to the end — so can you. And, I ENJOYED it.
Rating: 5 / 5

This game doesn’t have hidden object puzzles and has very few inventory puzzles. What it does have is a lot of brain-teaser, math, and logic puzzles. The presentation is professional. The plot is brief, but provides a nice background to the puzzles.

If you are like me and just want challenging puzzles in your puzzle games without all the added fluff, then this game is for you. My only complaint is sometimes you are missing an important clue to a puzzle and the game doesn’t always let you know. For example, I wasted a lot a time on the “colored laser” puzzle before giving up and trying a different puzzle. Lo and Behold, when I solved that puzzle, I got the clue that makes solving the “colored laser” possible. Why couldn’t they not activiate the first puzzle until the puzzle with the clue is solved first?

Finally, I think the Snooker puzzle might be one of the best puzzles in a game ever. I strongly recommend not “cheating” on this one. It was rather satisifying for me when I finally solved it on my own!
Rating: 5 / 5

This was one of the better DS games that I have played. I love solving puzzles, and it was a challenge. There are no instructions with any of the safes – you have to use your powers of observation to figure what to do for each one. This can be a bit frustrating, but usually when you figure it out, it’s pretty obvious :) I liked the puzzles without numbers the best, as they were more fun to figure out how to work them. The number safes were just frustrating, minus one or two of them, because you didnt know if you just hadnt opened the right safes before it for the code,or if there is something you are supposed to notice to figure out the code (ie. worn pads, etc.) The only two negative points about the game were not knowing which safes to open when, as even if you could figure them out, some wouldnt open until after the correct previous one had been opened, and that it was so short! But all in all, a good game!
Rating: 5 / 5

Don’t listen to the other people who said they didn’t know what to do or couldn’t figure out the puzzles. Giving the game a bad review because you couldn’t solve the puzzles is dumb. If you don’t like difficult or having to think for yourself, go get some crayons and a coloring book.

It’s not an easy game. The puzzles are unique and will keep you occupied for a while…how long depends on how much work you put into it and how much you use your intuition and common sense. There are math puzzles, slider puzzles and a bunch of others which defy categorization. There was one involving a grid of light bulbs which I “solved” after about an hour. I put solved in quotes because I did it by accident…the concept was clear; connect all the electrical switches so that the bulbs at the end light up but doing that was not easy. There were a few others like that…well, actually quite a few like that. Also be aware that some of the puzzles are sequential…you can’t solve them unless you have opened previous doors. I tried one puzzle (actually going through all 999 combinations) and was only able to solve it after I had gotten a clue from a previous puzzle I had not seen.

Great game. Buy it.
Rating: 5 / 5

My father bought me this game for Christmas, and as of last night (the 27th), I made it through the entire thing. It’s true that you don’t get much if any help in the way of clues, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. It’s a challenge, and it keeps you busy, and you get a real sense of accomplishment when you solve each of the puzzles. Granted, my boyfriend and I (he’s 23, I’m 22) tended to work together, so it may help you if you go through the game with a friend.

So please give this game a chance – it’s not impossible. Oh, and it really helps if you keep some scratch paper and a pen nearby. There are things you’ll want to write down that can’t be saved in your toolbox (which only “opens” when you have things in it, by the way – you collect tools by solving certain puzzles, and those tools can then be used to activate or solve other puzzles). Just play around with it. You’ll figure it out.

Rating: 4 / 5

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