SMARTCAR MINI - SmartGames 2019

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE CREATION OF SMARTCAR MINI                               


This puzzle game is based on SmartCar 5x5, but is much, much smaller. I designed it because we could use a more affordable version. So it doesn’t replace the current SmartCar 5x5 game. 


DIFFERENCES WITH THE ORIGINAL SMARTCAR 5X5

The original SmartCar 5x5 has 5 wooden blocks. This Mini version has only 4 block in ABS plastics. These parts are identical to 2 blocks from Cube Puzzler Go, but in different colors.


3 blocks are L-shaped (made of 3 cubes), the fourth block is made of 5 cubes. This blue block is basically a combination of the blue and orange block from SmartCar 5x5. Because the blocks are different to the original game, all challenges are new.




example of an EXPERT challenge (left) and solution (right) of SmartCar Mini


The object of the game is still the same: You have to recreate a car, based on information given in the challenge:

  1. -The Starter challenges show a complete side view.

  2. -The Junior challenges show an incomplete side view.

  3. -The Expert challenges show an incomplete front, top and side view

  4. -The Wizard challenges show an incomplete front and back view (the original version doesn’t have challenges like this).


The game includes a small booklet with only 24 challenges (SmartCar 5x5 has 96 challenges). But people can download 48 more challenges for free from the official website of SmartGames. Because of the size and price it’s a perfect stocking stuffer or birthday present.

 


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Raf Peeters, January 2019

English/

2019

SMART FARMER

BRAIN TRAIN

ATLANTIS ESCAPE

COLOUR CATCH

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

CHICKEN SHUFFLE JR

SMARTCAR MINI

TOP SPOT


2018

SQUIRRELS GO NUTS!

ASTEROID ESCAPE

IQ-STARS

GOLDMINE

SLEEPING BEAUTY

CUBE PUZZLER GO

CUBE PUZZLE PRO

JUMP’IN XL


2017

TEMPLE CONNECTION

SNOW WHITE

JUMP IN’

IQ-FOCUS

2016

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

PENGUINS POOL PARTY

PARKING PUZZLER

DEDUCKTION

DINOSAURS MYSTIC ISLANDS

WALLS & WARRIORS

SMARTCAR 5x5

IQ-XOXO

HIDE & SEEK PIRATES JR

HIDE & SEEK JUNGLE

NORTH POLE EXPEDITION


2015

THREE LITTLE PIGGIES

BUTTERFLIES

IQ-BLOX

IQ-CANDY

PENGUINS PARADE

TANGOES PARADOX


2014

QUADRILLION

BRAIN CHEESER

CITY MAZE

IQ-STEPS

2013

BUNNY BOO

VIKINGS BRAINSTORM

BACK 2 BACK

IQ-LINK


2012

TEMPLE TRAP

BILL & BETTY BRICKS

BEND-IT

IQ-FIT

NOAHS ARK

AQUABELLE


2011

PENGUINS ON ICE

TRUCKY 3

TROY

IQ-TWIST


2010

CHICKEN SHUFFLE

ANACONDA

CANNIBAL MONSTERS

SMARTCAR

SMARTPHONE

2009

TITANIC

DAY & NIGHT


2008

ROADBLOCK

METROVILLE

ALCATRAZ


2007

CAMELOT JR

CASTLE LOGIX

GOGETTER 4


2006

AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL

HIDE & SEEK PIRATES

TOWER OF LOGIC INFERNO

DUOPUZZLE


2005

CAMOUFLAGE

HIDE & SEEK SAFARI


2001

GOGETTER 1, 2 AND 3