Number Maestro Tutorial - iPad

How to Play

Main Page

Press the New Game button to start a new game.

Press the Scores button to see Number Maestro's Game Center high score charts.

Press the Settings button to change Number Maestro's configuration settings.

Press the Tutorial button to display a short tutorial for Number Maestro and a link to this online tutorial.

The Game

Number Maestro can be played in both landscape and portrait mode.

The majority of the display is populated by the number sequence grid, which comprises fifteen tiles horizontally by twelve tiles vertically (a smaller grid of eleven tiles horizontally by six tiles vertically as used on the iPhone and iPod touch version can be selected via the Settings page).

The display also contains three buttons, Clue, Show All and Finish along the bottom, and the time taken and a count of the remaining number sequence still be to found across the top.

The right hand side of the display lists the number sequences present on the grid.

Selecting a Number Sequence

Once you locate a number sequence in the grid it can be selected by simply dragging your finger across the number tiles. Selected tiles can be easily identified as they will "wobble".

Complete the selection by finishing the drag. If you have successfully found a number sequence with the selected tiles then the number sequence will be highlighted on the grid, displayed in purple on the list of number sequences, and the number of sequences left to find will be reduced by one.

Number sequences can read from left or right, right to left, top to bottom or bottom to top.

Initially the number sequences will be hidden (only shown once they have been found).

If you wish to see the number sequences earlier then you have several options:

Clue

The Clue button can be pressed to randomly reveal either one number or a full sequence from those number sequences not yet found (see Settings). This button can be repeatedly pressed to reveal additional numbers.

Show All

Alternatively pressing the Show All button will display all the number sequences in the grid (they can be hidden again by pressing the Hide All button).

Finish

Pressing Finish whilst there are undiscovered number sequences in the grid will display the Not Completed dialog, and you will be prompted to confirm that you wish to finish by pressing the Yes button. Pressing the No button will return you to the game.

When all the number sequences have been discovered the completed grid is shown and you are prompted to press the Finish button.
Pressing the Finish button will display the Completed dialog. You will be prompted to press OK which will return you to the main menu.

Settings

Press the Settings button to display the application settings.

The size of the grid can be set, to either the classic eleven tiles horizontally by six tiles vertically (used on the iPhone and iPod touch), normal mode (iPad only) with thirteen tiles horizontally by nine tiles vertically, or the larger fifteen tiles horizontally by twelve tiles vertically (iPad only).

How many numbers to be revealed each time the Clue button is pressed can be set, to randomly pick either one number within a sequence or an entire sequence..

Number Maestro also supports Apple's Game Center. If it is enabled in the settings, and a wireless connection is present then your fastest times (one for each grid size) will be recorded allowing you to compare your times against other players.

Game Center

Number Maestro includes support for Apple's Game Center.

Pressing the Scores button on the main page.

Tutorial

Pressing the Tutorial button on the main page will display a short tutorial covering the basic gameplay for Number Maestro.

Pressing the Tutorial button on this page will launch your browser to our more comprehensive online Number Maestro tutorial.