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Dismantlement: SmartphoneGrinnypWow, Christmas came early, didn't it? Gam.ebb.jp has given us the best christmas present ever, another dismantlement game, Dismantlement: Smartphone. It's dismantling time for the umpteenth time!

For those two or three hardy souls out there who have never tried a dismantling game the concept is simple: take apart an object using only your screwdriver and your wits. Why your wits, you might ask? Because whomever designed these neat little gadgets has decided to copy protect their proprietary hardware in the only way they seem to know how, by creating mind-bending puzzles to slow you down in the process of deconstruction, with a nasty little booby-trap surprise at the end to thwart any would-be reverse engineering knock-off.

Taken as a whole the dismantlement series has been one of the most popular on the site, a basic concept that you might find in another, longer game — taking an object apart — and turned it into its own little genre and art form. Dismantle a radio? We're tuned in. Dismantle a fan? Let's give it a whirl! Dismantle a Burger? Omnomnom...wait, what? Yes, we have taken apart many things in our eternal quest to reduce common objects to their basic components, even something so esoteric as a Tea Canister. Does Smartphone live up to the standards of those that came before it?

Well, yes and no. The initial puzzle is definitely a tricky one, no question. Unfortunately, it goes a little downhill from there, the puzzles becoming progressively easier. The emphasis in Dismantlement: Smart Phone seems to be more on the graphics this time around, and the puzzles do suffer a bit for it. Still loads of fun, but not as difficult as some in the series. Tougher than Dismantlement: Burger, certainly, but still...

This is still a dismantlement game, though, thus a whole lot of puzzle solving fun wrapped up in a neat little package. And for us older folks who are sometimes confused by this newfangled technology stuff, who have trouble with touch screens or tiny little buttons, or who JUST WANT TO MAKE A DARNED PHONE CALL WITHOUT ACCIDENTLY SETTING OFF A CAMERA FLASH RIGHT IN THEIR EYES...um, well, for us this is sweet revenge, to say the least. So get dismantling!

Play Dismantlement: Smartphone

Thanks to Cyberjar88 for the heads-up about the new release!

Walkthrough Guide


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After some help with the first puzzle, the rest of the game was simple.

Opening the Case

Flip the phone over. You'll see UPEX and a grid , both with colors. Click the grid, and you'll find you need a 4-letter password.

Applying the arrow to UPEX, you get PXEU. That's the right order, but the letters aren't quite right...

The first block on the grid is blue and yellow. The letter P is blue, yellow and green. Remove the green part, you get D. See where this is going?

DVLJ

Battery Compartment

Now the phone's open, but you can't remove anything. All you can do is zoom on another grid with an arrow running through it.

Look at the front of the phone. Click the power button. Does the grid look familiar?

4972 Enter

Three locked pieces in the back of the phone. Three puzzles to solve to unlock them.

PUZZLE #1

Another 4-letter passcode. Beneath each letter is a symbol. Those symbols also appear on the clock. The clock corresponds to the times certain messages were sent.

The messages aren't important; look for the letters with arrows over them, in the senders' names. Also, remember how 24-hour time works: 1800 = 6:00, 1500 = 3:00.

HDCT

PUZZLE #2

The only important things here are the colored letters, and the markers with the arrow over them.

LOIX

PUZZLE #3

This pattern of letters should look familiar. Think of a calendar.

The first letter of each month is already given; spell out the rest, and the dark blocks are the letters you need, from left to right.

BIEE

Under the Battery

Look at the back of the phone, remove the pieces and the screws. If you've played Dismantlement games before, you probably know what this is.

Open the WARNING box to start the timer for the bomb puzzle. A grid of letters to the left, and a grid of cherries (and bananas and kiwi) to the right. Weird.

Did you know that the letters in "cherry", "banana" and "kiwi" are exclusive? That is, only Cherry has an H, only Banana has an A, only Kiwi has a W...

For each letter on the grid, change the corresponding picture to the fruit that contains that letter.

Turn the central screw to deactivate the bomb. Click the timer, then the screw behind it, then the place where the screw was. You're done!

Walkthrough

Back of the Phone:

Check out the back of the phone. See the UPEX logo and the colored diagram?

Zoom in on the diagram and click on it to reveal a four-letter combination lock.

The diagram corresponds with the UPEX logo and appears to be telling you to input the letters in a particular order.

However, putting in PXEU as indicated doesn't work.

There's another clue in the diagram.

See how each block is made of two colored rectangles?

And each letter in the logo is made of three or more different-colored pieces.

What happens if you ignore the parts of the letters that don't match the colors in the corresponding squares?

You're left with JDLV - or as the diagram indicates, DVLJ. Enter it and the screws will appear.

Remove them and open the back of the phone.

Front of the Phone:

Zoom in on the chip that's now visible. Take note of the diagram on it.

Return to the front of the phone and zoom in on the display. You need a four-digit passcode.

Doesn't that ten-digit keypad look familiar?

The diagram on the chip gives the passcode away - it's 4972. Enter it.

Text Messaging:

You're now presented with a diagram of the phone's internals and three app buttons. There are three locked panels, each one corresponding to one of the three apps.

Start with the leftmost one.

Text messages from three animals, a circle of symbols around a lock and another four-letter password entry. What do we make of this?

There are symbols beneath each letter in the password entry corresponding to the symbols in the circle.

There's also a tiny little arrow pointing at a particular letter in each sender's name - the D in "Dog", the "H" in "Chick", the "T" in "Cat", etc.

Each message is also marked with a timestamp.

Doesn't that circle of symbols remind you of a clock face?

The first letter has a star symbol under it, and the star is in the 3 o'clock position in the circle. 3 o'clock is 15:00 in 24-hour time. The Chick's message at 15:00 has an arrow pointing to the "H" in his name, so the first letter of the password is H.

The next symbol is the diamond, which is at 6 o'clock, or 18:00. The Dog's message at 18:00 has an arrow pointing at "D".

And so forth. Third letter = square = 9 o'clock = Chick's 9:00 message = "C". Fourth letter = triangle = Cat's 12:00 message = "T". The password is HDCT.

That's one panel unlocked. Exit the app by clicking the "X" in the top-right corner.

eBook Reader:

Now let's check out the second app.

Good heavens, someone's vandalized this eBook with colored markers. Probably the maniac who's been putting bombs in household electronics. We can even see the markers he used in the bottom-right, and yet another four-letter password entry.

There's an arrow pointing across the markers from left to right.

Enter the letters corresponding to the color order indicated.

LOIX. It's that easy. Exit the app like before.

Calendar:

Here we have the initials for the months of the year arranged from left to right, each with a series of boxes underneath, and...good gravy, yet another four-letter password entry. Don't worry, this is the last one.

Some of the boxes are filled in - one in the column under February, one under April, one under September and one under December.

Count the number of boxes under each letter. Can you figure out their significance?

There are just enough blanks to fill in the rest of each month's name - six under "J(anuary)", seven under "F(ebruary)", four under "M(arch)", and so on.

The filled-in boxes each correspond to a particular letter in the names of certain months.

The second box under the "F" is filled in. What letter in the word "February" would go in that box? That's right: "B".

Then we have the "I" in "April", an "E" in September, and another "E" in "December".

The password is BIEE. Enter it and exit the app.

Endgame:

Return to the back of the phone and remove the three panels to reveal the screws underneath.

Remove the screws, then remove the circuit board.

Zoom in on the battery pack, remove the screws on the gray panel, then remove the panel.

Bomb time again! There's the screw in the middle, which will disarm the bomb once you've solved the puzzle - otherwise, it'll set it off. On either side is a 4-by-4 grid, one filled with letters, the other filled with pictures of cherries. You have five minutes.

Click through one of the panels. Each panel cycles through three pictures: a cherry, a banana and a kiwi (fruit).

Count up the letters. 6 + 6 + 4 = 16. The same as the number of panels in each grid.

Conveniently, there is no overlap between the letters used in the three words - i.e., "cherry" does not contain any of the letters in "banana" or "kiwi".

In other words, the grid on the left contains the letters in "cherry", "banana" and "kiwi" all scrambled up, and you need to set each panel in the grid on the right to the corresponding fruit each letter comes from. "C", "H", "E", "R" or "Y" = cherry, "B", "A" or "N" = banana, "K", "I" or "W" = "kiwi".

Once each panel matches up with each corresponding letter, turn the screw in the middle.

Congratulations! You've dismantled the smartphone!

Dismantlement: Smartphone Walkthrough

Part One: Getting In

You start by facing the front of the phone. You can turn the phone on and zoom in, but you'll be prompted for a password that you don't have yet. Zoom out.

Let's try the back of the phone. Notice the colorful letters at the top of the phone, and the panel with the square at the bottom. You can click each to zoom in, and the panel with the square opens up for a password. Time to get thinking.

The only letters we've seen so far are at the top of the phone. Let's try those

Nope, UPEX doesn't work, let's take a closer look at the square at the bottom.

There's a line on it that could mean the order to enter the letters. Let's try that.

PXEU doesn't work either, there's got to be another hint somewhere.

Look closer at the square. Specifically at the colors in each quadrant

What happens when we look at just those colors in the letters at the top?

Hmm, they kind of form different letters! Let's try those in the order the arrow directs

Enter DVLJ. You should hear a CLICK!

Zoom out. Yay, screws! Good thing we've got a screwdriver. Click the screw in each corner and open up the back of the phone

Part Two: Unlock that Screen!

The only part you can zoom in on is the box in the upper left corner

The box doesn't open, but there is a picture of two lines of boxes and another directional arrow.

Where have we seen two rows of boxes before?

On the front of the phone. Make a note of the arrow's position, and zoom back out

Go back to the front of the phone, turn it on, and zoom in

Remember the position and direction of the arrow, enter the corresponding numbers, and hit enter

4972

Part Three: Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!

Now you should be seeing a diagram with parts of the back of the phone highlighted with red, and corresponding locks and numbers.

The three buttons below the diagram each open into a separate puzzle window that connects to one of the highlighted areas. As you complete each puzzle, its corresponding area will turn green

*1

You should see a screen resembling an instant message or chat room conversation

There's a 4-letter code area at the bottom right of the screen

DOG, CHICK, and CAT are all the wrong number of letters, so there must be something else

Look closer at the names in the chat

There are triangles over specific letters

DHTCC is still one too many letters, so we need to narrow it down further

The lock with the shapes around it looks suspiciously like a hint

There are also time stamps next to each post in the chat

Imagine the lock with the shapes around it as the face of a clock

Match up the time stamps with the corresponding shape on the clock face

18:00 = diamond, 15:00 = star, 12:00 = triangle, 9:00 = square

Use the highlighted letters from before to go with each symbol for your code at the bottom

HDCT

*2

You should see something that looks like a written document with highlighter marks on it, along with another 4-letter code

Look at the highlighter marks. Don't they kind of look like letters?

As expected, LIOX is not the code, so let's see what other order it could be

At the right of the page, there's a row of the four highlighters with an arrow drawn over them. Let's try that

Enter LOIX for the code

*3

You should see an arrow pointing across a row of letters that are sitting above columns of boxes. There is another 4-letter code

Some of the boxes are highlighted. That'll probably give us the code if we can figure out what they represent

FASD doesn't work, so what else could these letters mean?

Let's see, there are 12 letters in the row. What else comes in a group of 12?

The months of the year

Since we know our code is letters, not numbers, we know the rest of these boxes also must represent letters.

Why are the columns all different lengths?

Spell out the months

Now just take the letter that goes with each highlighted box, and enter it into your code

BIEE

That should open all 3 of your phone areas

Part Four: The Bomb!

Return to the back of the phone and click the 3 areas that went with the highlighted areas on the phone. You are rewarded with screws! Click them, and remove the phone's back

Zoom in, and click the screws on the box that says Warning

Be prepared, this next section gives you a 5-minute time limit

You should see a grid of numbers, a grid of cherries, the bomb timer, and the bomb's switch in the middle

Click a cherry. It turns into a banana. Click again. Now it's a kiwi.

Which ones should go where? Have a look at the letters

Notice the grid is made of the letters for CHERRY, BANANA, and KIWI

change the fruits to match the grid of letters

diagram (C = cherry, B = banana, K = kiwi):

KBCK
CCBC
BBCB
KCKB

Now turn the bomb switch to diffuse it. The timer should stop and turn green

Click the timer to remove it and reveal a screw. Click it, and you're done!

58 Comments

Brian Lutz December 18, 2010 1:38 AM

Hmmm... was able to solve the first couple of puzzles, then I got stuck...

I can't say for sure, but it looks like it might be possible to get this into an unsolvable state by removing the battery before you've solved all the puzzles on the screen.

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I'm putting a bounty on the first well-written walkthrough that's properly formatted (with list elements and spoiler tags)...

1 Humble Indie Bundle

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This first puzzle has baffled me completely. HELP!

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I'm with Jay here. I'd greatly appreciate, if nothing else, help with the puzzle to remove the battery. It's where I'm stuck right now. I can't for the life of me even figure out what it wants me to do. :P

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The first puzzle is onthe back of the phone

Look at the letters and the squares on the bottom of the screen. The arrow tells you which order the answer will go it. The next hint is the colors.

Using the colors in the boxes on the bottom to see what colors you need to pay attention to from the letters at the top. Then take from those letters new letters that give you the answer.

DVLJ

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I've finished and am working on a walkthrough. Hopefully no one beats me to it! ;)

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sgtdroopy:

If you mean the *3 to remove the battery,

Look at the number of boxes below each letter. There's twelve letters. That's important....

What do we have twelve of in a year? I hope you can spell :)

I actually beat this one all on my own. I'm proud of me XD

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for the fist puzzle look at

colors they will seem as letters.

when in phone i solved 1 and 2. stuck on 3 plz help?

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After solving number password of phone, there were three puzzles.
And the 3rd one was very easy.

Hint : January, February...

I won't tell the answer, of course.

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Man. That really is easy. Thanks, Darkmint.

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BuenoCabra Author Profile Page December 18, 2010 2:00 AM

This one was pretty easy compared to some of the others in this series, I think. I would do a walkthrough, but tigrita's got a few minutes head start. I'd feel bad for finishing first if I did. Merry Christmas, tigrita (or whoever beats her/him).

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Humble Indie Bundle - Doh! If only I'd gotten here earlier. Well, I'll leave the walkthrough to tigrita.

Seriously not blowing my own horn but this seemed like the easiest dismantlement ever. I breezed through it without even slowing down. It will be interesting to hear more impressions of it as I typically need some (or lots of) help finishing them. I love the dismantlement games.

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Heh. The first time I played

I solved the third clue first. I took out the battery and got stuck in an unsolvable state.

Nice, quick game. Good luck on the walkthrough.

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After some help with the first puzzle, the rest of the game was simple.

Opening the Case

Flip the phone over. You'll see UPEX and a grid , both with colors. Click the grid, and you'll find you need a 4-letter password.

Applying the arrow to UPEX, you get PXEU. That's the right order, but the letters aren't quite right...

The first block on the grid is blue and yellow. The letter P is blue, yellow and green. Remove the green part, you get D. See where this is going?

DVLJ

Battery Compartment

Now the phone's open, but you can't remove anything. All you can do is zoom on another grid with an arrow running through it.

Look at the front of the phone. Click the power button. Does the grid look familiar?

4972 Enter

Three locked pieces in the back of the phone. Three puzzles to solve to unlock them.

PUZZLE #1

Another 4-letter passcode. Beneath each letter is a symbol. Those symbols also appear on the clock. The clock corresponds to the times certain messages were sent.

The messages aren't important; look for the letters with arrows over them, in the senders' names. Also, remember how 24-hour time works: 1800 = 6:00, 1500 = 3:00.

HDCT

PUZZLE #2

The only important things here are the colored letters, and the markers with the arrow over them.

LOIX

PUZZLE #3

This pattern of letters should look familiar. Think of a calendar.

The first letter of each month is already given; spell out the rest, and the dark blocks are the letters you need, from left to right.

BIEE

Under the Battery

Look at the back of the phone, remove the pieces and the screws. If you've played Dismantlement games before, you probably know what this is.

Open the WARNING box to start the timer for the bomb puzzle. A grid of letters to the left, and a grid of cherries (and bananas and kiwi) to the right. Weird.

Did you know that the letters in "cherry", "banana" and "kiwi" are exclusive? That is, only Cherry has an H, only Banana has an A, only Kiwi has a W...

For each letter on the grid, change the corresponding picture to the fruit that contains that letter.

Turn the central screw to deactivate the bomb. Click the timer, then the screw behind it, then the place where the screw was. You're done!

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Walkthrough

Back of the Phone:

Check out the back of the phone. See the UPEX logo and the colored diagram?

Zoom in on the diagram and click on it to reveal a four-letter combination lock.

The diagram corresponds with the UPEX logo and appears to be telling you to input the letters in a particular order.

However, putting in PXEU as indicated doesn't work.

There's another clue in the diagram.

See how each block is made of two colored rectangles?

And each letter in the logo is made of three or more different-colored pieces.

What happens if you ignore the parts of the letters that don't match the colors in the corresponding squares?

You're left with JDLV - or as the diagram indicates, DVLJ. Enter it and the screws will appear.

Remove them and open the back of the phone.

Front of the Phone:

Zoom in on the chip that's now visible. Take note of the diagram on it.

Return to the front of the phone and zoom in on the display. You need a four-digit passcode.

Doesn't that ten-digit keypad look familiar?

The diagram on the chip gives the passcode away - it's 4972. Enter it.

Text Messaging:

You're now presented with a diagram of the phone's internals and three app buttons. There are three locked panels, each one corresponding to one of the three apps.

Start with the leftmost one.

Text messages from three animals, a circle of symbols around a lock and another four-letter password entry. What do we make of this?

There are symbols beneath each letter in the password entry corresponding to the symbols in the circle.

There's also a tiny little arrow pointing at a particular letter in each sender's name - the D in "Dog", the "H" in "Chick", the "T" in "Cat", etc.

Each message is also marked with a timestamp.

Doesn't that circle of symbols remind you of a clock face?

The first letter has a star symbol under it, and the star is in the 3 o'clock position in the circle. 3 o'clock is 15:00 in 24-hour time. The Chick's message at 15:00 has an arrow pointing to the "H" in his name, so the first letter of the password is H.

The next symbol is the diamond, which is at 6 o'clock, or 18:00. The Dog's message at 18:00 has an arrow pointing at "D".

And so forth. Third letter = square = 9 o'clock = Chick's 9:00 message = "C". Fourth letter = triangle = Cat's 12:00 message = "T". The password is HDCT.

That's one panel unlocked. Exit the app by clicking the "X" in the top-right corner.

eBook Reader:

Now let's check out the second app.

Good heavens, someone's vandalized this eBook with colored markers. Probably the maniac who's been putting bombs in household electronics. We can even see the markers he used in the bottom-right, and yet another four-letter password entry.

There's an arrow pointing across the markers from left to right.

Enter the letters corresponding to the color order indicated.

LOIX. It's that easy. Exit the app like before.

Calendar:

Here we have the initials for the months of the year arranged from left to right, each with a series of boxes underneath, and...good gravy, yet another four-letter password entry. Don't worry, this is the last one.

Some of the boxes are filled in - one in the column under February, one under April, one under September and one under December.

Count the number of boxes under each letter. Can you figure out their significance?

There are just enough blanks to fill in the rest of each month's name - six under "J(anuary)", seven under "F(ebruary)", four under "M(arch)", and so on.

The filled-in boxes each correspond to a particular letter in the names of certain months.

The second box under the "F" is filled in. What letter in the word "February" would go in that box? That's right: "B".

Then we have the "I" in "April", an "E" in September, and another "E" in "December".

The password is BIEE. Enter it and exit the app.

Endgame:

Return to the back of the phone and remove the three panels to reveal the screws underneath.

Remove the screws, then remove the circuit board.

Zoom in on the battery pack, remove the screws on the gray panel, then remove the panel.

Bomb time again! There's the screw in the middle, which will disarm the bomb once you've solved the puzzle - otherwise, it'll set it off. On either side is a 4-by-4 grid, one filled with letters, the other filled with pictures of cherries. You have five minutes.

Click through one of the panels. Each panel cycles through three pictures: a cherry, a banana and a kiwi (fruit).

Count up the letters. 6 + 6 + 4 = 16. The same as the number of panels in each grid.

Conveniently, there is no overlap between the letters used in the three words - i.e., "cherry" does not contain any of the letters in "banana" or "kiwi".

In other words, the grid on the left contains the letters in "cherry", "banana" and "kiwi" all scrambled up, and you need to set each panel in the grid on the right to the corresponding fruit each letter comes from. "C", "H", "E", "R" or "Y" = cherry, "B", "A" or "N" = banana, "K", "I" or "W" = "kiwi".

Once each panel matches up with each corresponding letter, turn the screw in the middle.

Congratulations! You've dismantled the smartphone!

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Hey, Tigrita, if you have a walkthrough to post, get it up there. I'll wait for you before making a decision.

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Almost done, Jay, thanks for waiting for me! I'll be done in just a couple minutes

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MmeTurbulence Author Profile Page December 18, 2010 2:37 AM

Looks like I got home too late to get in on the race to post a walkthrough. Lovely game though, and I'm glad there wasn't a walkthrough to tempt me to take a peek at when I played it.

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Dismantlement: Smartphone Walkthrough

Part One: Getting In

You start by facing the front of the phone. You can turn the phone on and zoom in, but you'll be prompted for a password that you don't have yet. Zoom out.

Let's try the back of the phone. Notice the colorful letters at the top of the phone, and the panel with the square at the bottom. You can click each to zoom in, and the panel with the square opens up for a password. Time to get thinking.

The only letters we've seen so far are at the top of the phone. Let's try those

Nope, UPEX doesn't work, let's take a closer look at the square at the bottom.

There's a line on it that could mean the order to enter the letters. Let's try that.

PXEU doesn't work either, there's got to be another hint somewhere.

Look closer at the square. Specifically at the colors in each quadrant

What happens when we look at just those colors in the letters at the top?

Hmm, they kind of form different letters! Let's try those in the order the arrow directs

Enter DVLJ. You should hear a CLICK!

Zoom out. Yay, screws! Good thing we've got a screwdriver. Click the screw in each corner and open up the back of the phone

Part Two: Unlock that Screen!

The only part you can zoom in on is the box in the upper left corner

The box doesn't open, but there is a picture of two lines of boxes and another directional arrow.

Where have we seen two rows of boxes before?

On the front of the phone. Make a note of the arrow's position, and zoom back out

Go back to the front of the phone, turn it on, and zoom in

Remember the position and direction of the arrow, enter the corresponding numbers, and hit enter

4972

Part Three: Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!

Now you should be seeing a diagram with parts of the back of the phone highlighted with red, and corresponding locks and numbers.

The three buttons below the diagram each open into a separate puzzle window that connects to one of the highlighted areas. As you complete each puzzle, its corresponding area will turn green

*1

You should see a screen resembling an instant message or chat room conversation

There's a 4-letter code area at the bottom right of the screen

DOG, CHICK, and CAT are all the wrong number of letters, so there must be something else

Look closer at the names in the chat

There are triangles over specific letters

DHTCC is still one too many letters, so we need to narrow it down further

The lock with the shapes around it looks suspiciously like a hint

There are also time stamps next to each post in the chat

Imagine the lock with the shapes around it as the face of a clock

Match up the time stamps with the corresponding shape on the clock face

18:00 = diamond, 15:00 = star, 12:00 = triangle, 9:00 = square

Use the highlighted letters from before to go with each symbol for your code at the bottom

HDCT

*2

You should see something that looks like a written document with highlighter marks on it, along with another 4-letter code

Look at the highlighter marks. Don't they kind of look like letters?

As expected, LIOX is not the code, so let's see what other order it could be

At the right of the page, there's a row of the four highlighters with an arrow drawn over them. Let's try that

Enter LOIX for the code

*3

You should see an arrow pointing across a row of letters that are sitting above columns of boxes. There is another 4-letter code

Some of the boxes are highlighted. That'll probably give us the code if we can figure out what they represent

FASD doesn't work, so what else could these letters mean?

Let's see, there are 12 letters in the row. What else comes in a group of 12?

The months of the year

Since we know our code is letters, not numbers, we know the rest of these boxes also must represent letters.

Why are the columns all different lengths?

Spell out the months

Now just take the letter that goes with each highlighted box, and enter it into your code

BIEE

That should open all 3 of your phone areas

Part Four: The Bomb!

Return to the back of the phone and click the 3 areas that went with the highlighted areas on the phone. You are rewarded with screws! Click them, and remove the phone's back

Zoom in, and click the screws on the box that says Warning

Be prepared, this next section gives you a 5-minute time limit

You should see a grid of numbers, a grid of cherries, the bomb timer, and the bomb's switch in the middle

Click a cherry. It turns into a banana. Click again. Now it's a kiwi.

Which ones should go where? Have a look at the letters

Notice the grid is made of the letters for CHERRY, BANANA, and KIWI

change the fruits to match the grid of letters

diagram (C = cherry, B = banana, K = kiwi):

KBCK
CCBC
BBCB
KCKB

Now turn the bomb switch to diffuse it. The timer should stop and turn green

Click the timer to remove it and reveal a screw. Click it, and you're done!

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First a new Submachine, now a new Dismantlement...I had to double-check my calendar to be sure it wasn't Christmas yet. Regardless, though... BEST. WEEK. EVER. :D

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Nice. Ok, thanks Larpex, Ryusui, and tigrita for writing up what look like great walkthroughs. Just the way we like to see them. :)

We'll give Humble Indie Bundles to all 3 of you provided that there are no errors in your walkthrough.

If, by 3PM tomorrow (Eastern US time), no errors in logic (typos are ok, but we'll fix'em) are found in your walkthrough, you'll earn a Humble Indie Bundle!

Also, you must be at least 13, or you'll have to have a parent contact us for your prize.

Thanks for playing along with us! :)

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Thanks Jay!

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Thank you Jay!

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No walkthroughs, no explosions...*drops phone parts on the floor, chucks bomb off into the distance* ...aaaand I'm finished. ^_^

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There didn't seem to be as many puzzles in this one as in previous games. And what there was, was easy. Eh.

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Warning!!

Don't remove the battery if you didn't solve the whole 3 puzzles in smartphone. If not, you won't turn it on again and have to refresh the page.

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ooo Bounty ...I love coconut.

This might not be the right place to say it

But isn't Jay is games just one of the best sites ever?!!

They bring us the best games, reviewed in a readable and entertaining vein, and there are bonuses,freebies & competitions and a real sense of community here....no swearing, no flaming. Such a refreshing change from the rest of the internet!

People join me in a round of appreciation for Jay and the crew at this festive time.

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Please people! It's not "kiwi", it's "kiwifruit". A kiwi is a small brown bird that will get very annoyed if you try to peel it.

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Just one quick typo I spotted on a reread:

I got two letters in the first password transposed. It's DVLJ, not DLVJ. I hope this doesn't put me out of the running. ^_^;

[Fixed. No worries. Thanks for pointing that out. :) -Jay]

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crashlanding Author Profile Page December 18, 2010 7:07 AM

yaaay :D.
Shorter and easier than I would have liked, compared to the other dismantlements, but still muchly enjoyable!

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I found this to be the first one I could solve without any spoilers at all.

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OK I'm supposed to

enter letters for the first puzzle and all I have available are numbers.

????

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I have a problem with opening all walkthroughs. It is not active.
Anyone, please!

[Make sure you have Javascript enabled in your browser, and please let the page load completely. -Jay]

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@O: Correctness aside, if the maker of the game intended for it to be kiwifruit, not kiwi, it would totally throw off the last puzzle. Besides, everyone I know calls them kiwis.

Well, that was easy. Apparently iPhones don't take a lot of work to dismantle. Er, sorry, smartphones. Ignore the obvious design similarities.

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This one was pretty easy. But after playing a lot of escape games, I'm starting to think that making an easy one must be harder than making a hard one!

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I like the dismantle series. It's just my kind of difficulty level.

This one was by far the easiest of the series, IMHO, good casual fun.

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great game as usual....not nearly as challenging as the rest of the Dismantlement games, though

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I was hoping for a bit more of a challenge - breezed through this one in about 5 minutes, without any difficulties. Oh well! Still a good series!

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I am a big fan of the series, but this installment left me disappointed :(.
All puzzles were way to easy and straightforward.

Hoping for another installment to come soon that will provide a challenge more on par with the first games.

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I only needed help with the very first puzzle, because I was thinking too hard. I saw that there were too many colours on each letter, but then I figured "hey, maybe I can twist and turn them until they make sense according to that picture". So that was silly of me. Anyway, I love the dismantlement series, and this is yet another GREAT entry!

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Just a quick update: Humble Indie Bundles for Larpex, Ryusui, and tigrita. I'll contact you at the email address in your Casual Gameplay accounts.

Update: tigrita, please send an email to our contact address (found in the site footer), as the email I sent to your CG account email address failed. Thanks!

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nerdypants Author Profile Page December 18, 2010 5:27 PM

This one was a little too easy for me. The puzzles were very straightforward, and there was a bare minimum of actual dismantling. I find that the games in this series are getting easier and easier, and less and less fun.

It was still a good game, though, just too easy and short to be completely satisfying.

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This one was really easy and quick. Although I enjoyed some of the concepts, the puzzles really were too easy.

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Crabbityjoe Author Profile Page December 18, 2010 11:27 PM

dismantlement is always a treat. This one was easier by far than most of the others. Made it through without resorting to the walkthrough for once!

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GrinnyP, you made my day! I needed to consult one of the walkthroughs on just one point, so this was a little easier than the other Dismantlement games. Good fun, though!

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VoxPopuli42 Author Profile Page December 19, 2010 1:32 PM

I've been following the dismantlement series quite happily, but this is most definitely my favorite bomb puzzle yet!

(I only peeked at the walkthrough for the opening puzzle, I'm so proud!)

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I'm not one hundred percent sure it ISN'T Christmas today.

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I was incredibly confused at first, as I saw no way at all of figuring out the initial puzzle. I finally looked at the spoilers after trying absolutely everything I could think of, and saw that there's supposed to be some sort of color grid? Evidenly my game is glitching, as that hasn't shown for me at all. I just have simply the phone, with numbers buttons to enter a password. I tried reloading it, and still just have the phone with no grid or anything.

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ChrisForsyth December 19, 2010 8:14 PM

*Very* easy--I didn't have to resort to a walkthrough for even a hint, which is a rarity for me.

As for people commenting on being able to put it in an unfinishable state--I think the game maker may have gotten similar complaints, as when I played the third puzzle was greyed out and unusable until the other two had been done.

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I had dismanteled this actual "smartphone" a few times before, and was half-way expecting some hamster-wheel-bullshit behind the back cover. But, positive surprise: The real deal looks surprisingly similar!
I'm glad that the actual phone doesn't have a combination lock, by the way - I was stumped by this one.

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Kinda disappointed after the previous 'episodes' in this series. Almost felt rushed with regards to the puzzle quantity/difficulty. Still, 3 minutes closer to my xmas holiday now!!!

Cheers once again to Jay and the dev.

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I enjoyed it. Just hard enough to challenge me, but not so hard that it drove me to the walkthrough. (I only needed it to find the answer input place for the first puzzle.)

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Wow. That one was easy.
I needed a hint on the last one and didn't think about what to do with the colored letters, but I got it by myself!

5/5

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I have a suspicion that this was more a test for their new 3D system to see it work, as the puzzles were exceptionally easy. That said... I don't like the interface either. I prefer the simple instant jump to a new screen myself.

Still, as always, it is at the least well made and clean. Enjoyable, but far from my favorite dismantle.

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OK, is it only me, or is anyone else having trouble just FLIPPING the phone?

I have clicked every inch of the sides and I have been clicking every sensible spot of white to FLIP THE PHONE OVER.

The password screen loads just fine, but I just CANNOT get to the back of the phone.

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@Chris.....try clicking the button in the upper right hand corner labeled "Back"

Hands down, easiest dismantlement game ever. Fun, but super easy, and short.

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I was really looking forward to this Dismantlement game, but I must say I was a bit bummed it was so easy and so short. :(

Oh well, I'm sure the next one will stump me like a couple of the previous ones.

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You may have noticed a small bit of writing below the smartphone after you finished the puzzle. For those curious, it's:

お疲れ様で-た!

which basically means "Good job!".

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