More Reviews
REVIEWS The Beginner's Guide Review
The Stanley Parable’s creator takes players on a guided tour of his struggles in his latest game.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Coll Review
Uncharted makes the transition from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 in The Nathan Drake Collection, and the result is one of the best-looking HD remasters yet.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Total War: Warhammer Preview
Total War: Warhammer is exactly what you expect, so if you like Creative Assembly's games or Games Workshop's sprawling setting, there's a lot to be excited about.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
Release date: Out Now

Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Release date: 10/20/15

Just Dance 2016
Release date: 10/20/15

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
Release date: 11/01/15

Read More Member Blogs
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...

Smart Review


PUBLISHER Random Soft 

Put on your thinking cap...

Sick of all those recruiting letters from MENSA? Tired of talking down to all those half-wit scientists at the astrophysics lab? Does the size of your brain make it difficult for you to buy hats? Have we got the game for you. If you're smart enough, you could even win some dough!

Smart Games: Challenge #1 is a true test of intellect. There is no story line, no characters, no goal, and no fancy graphics. What is there? Puzzles! Hundreds of logic puzzles (vocabulary and math help too). Watch out! This game might be good for your brain.

Many people who enjoy a little mental exercise now and then will remember The Fool's Errand and 3 in Three. These are the only software titles that even begin to compete with Smart Games for the sheer number of puzzles and required brainpower.

There are twenty different categories of puzzle, from the innovative to the classics. 'Viewing Cubes' will test your ability to mentally rotate 3D objects. In 'Traffic' you must set the parameters for the traffic lights at a series of intersections, then click the go button and watch the little cars navigate. Efficiency is the goal here. 'Word Melt' challenges you to turn one word into another by changing only one letter at a time, but you must spell a real English word every step of the way. This particular type of puzzle was invented by Lewis Carroll about 100 years ago. For a game that is thousands of years old, try 'Marble Jump'.

Add cryptograms, anagrams, a game where you must decipher an artificial language, and dozens of other kinds of puzzles. This is many hundreds of hours worth of game-time. "But Irwin," you ask, "Didn't I hear you mention money?"

So it's the big green that you're after... How about $10,000 per round for five rounds? Every puzzle in Smart Games awards you a score. Don't worry, you can always go back and try again; the game only records your highest score. At the bottom of the screen is a running tabulation of all your puzzle scores. Highest total takes the cash.

One word of warning: My brain is so huge that it influences the tides. That first 10k is mine.

B Revolution report card
  • Highly Intellectual.
  • Great puzzle variety.
  • Healthier than eating your greens.
  • No graphics or story.

    Not for everyone.

    Reviews by other members
    No member reviews for the game.

More from the Game Revolution Network

comments powered by Disqus


More information about Smart

More On GameRevolution