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BrainStrain  1996

BrainStrain describes itself as a cross between Hangman and Mastermind. You type in a word and the game tells you how many of the letters you entered are in the solution, and how many of them are in the correct place. Since you aren't required to guess actual words, you solve the puzzle the same way as in Mastermind, so the game is basically Mastermind using letters instead of colors, except that the solution must always be a word from the English language. In that regard, once you know what letters are in the solution, you should have a good idea of what the answer is. You can select a word from three to seven letters in length, and three levels of word difficulty and complexity. There are 4500 words in this game, with only 165 playable in the shareware version.

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Screenshot of BrainStrain


Complete version history:

BrainStrain v2.1 Shareware (525,318 bytes) 1996-09-01 Win16 Play online
BrainStrain v2.02 Shareware (552,601 bytes) 1996-04-01 Win16
BrainStrain v2.0 Shareware (553,469 bytes) 1996-01-21 Win16


Soleau Software still sells the registered version of this game for $18 by download.