MechBox 2: Hardest Puzzle Ever (Mechanical Box 2 / MBox 2)
By: Andrey Sklyarov
This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough guide with hints, tips, tricks, answers and solutions for the iOS and Android puzzle game, MechBox 2 by Andrey Sklyarov. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.
Level (Stage) 1:
You need to first move all four bars (red, orange, yellow, green) to the middle area. You do this by swapping them around, with the bigger ones always on top. After they’re all in the middle, move them all to the right. And finally, move them all to the left. Then drag the key to the keyhole and press PLAY to complete the level.
Level (Stage) 2:
Press the buttons in order, based on the number of dots on them. So moon, square, arrow, circle. Now a combination lock will appear. The passcode is the number of angles on each of those shapes. So moon has 2, square has 4, arrow has 7, circle has 0. So it goes 2470. Enter it and press the white button. Take the screwdriver. Use the screwdriver to remove the glass over the PLAY button. It’s a magnifying glass! Use it to find four numbers — 1680. There are two arrows near the right that are telling you to look at it upside-down. So the answer is 0891. Enter that and press the white button. Then press the green PLAY button to complete the level.
Level (Stage) 3:
You need to press all the buttons through trial and error. The order goes like so:
Now, drag the bottom middle button over to the slot on the right. Press it and then drag the circuit to the slot on the left.
A screen appears, as well as numbers on the keypad. Pull the drawer down to see a clue. You need to look at it as Roman numerals. So it goes I V II IV or 1524.
If you tilt your device and look at the lines from the side, you see the words ENTER 3695 ENTER. So punch 3695 into the keypad and then press the PLAY button to complete the level.
Level (Stage) 4:
Pull out the battery compartment from the left side of the keypad. Slide it up and drag the screwdriver to the screwed panel to get a battery.
Place the battery in the compartment, pull it back down and slide it in to turn on the keypad. There’s a note that says:
8193 = 3
1012 = 1
Count the letters in the alphabet and oh get I = 9, D = 4, E = 5, and A = 1. So punch in 9451 on the keypad.
Place the battery back where you found it to see some numbers — 8869, 9312, 7662, 8888. The clue to help you is:
1012 = 1
8193 = 3
Now, if I understand this correctly, it’s the dumbest thing ever. Found the closed circles in each string of numbers. The first one only has a 0, so there’s just one. 8193 has two from 8 and one from 9, so 3.
Continue on and you get:
8869 = 6
9312 = 1
7662 = 2
8888 = 8
So put the battery back into the keypad and enter 6128. Press the green PLAY button to complete the level.
Level (Stage) 5:
First, use the buttons to make all the clock hands point straight up. Then, enter the password, which is BIOS in numbers — 8105. Then press 1 for Floppy Disk and keep entering 2 to break the clock faces. Tap the rightmost one until a floppy disk pops out. Drag it to the floppy drive. Some letters appear on the screen:
OJOF – AFSP – GJWF – UXP – OJOF – AFSP – GJWF – UXP – OJOF – AFSP – GJWF – UXP
The clue is CAESAR-1. It’s a Caesar cipher. For each letter, go back one letter in the alphabet. So it goes:
NINE – ZERO – FIVE – TWO – NINE – ZERO – FIVE – TWO – NINE – ZERO – FIVE – TWO
Enter 9052 into the keypad and press the green PLAY button to complete the stage.
Level (Stage) 6:
This is a game of Bulls and Cows, or Mastermind. B represents Bulls, which are the number of colors that are in the right positions. C represents Cows, which is the number of colors that are in the wrong position. You have nine turns to figure it out before it resets itself. Each time you play will be different, so I can’t really help you here.
Once you get it, you then need to copy the colors of the wires to the right, starting from the one closest to you and working your way back. So it goes yellow, red, blue, green.
Line up the pipe so the two pieces are connected. Slide the cover off the key hole (trap door?) and then cover the pipe opening so the key will get pushed down. Drag the key to the lock and press the PLAY button to complete the level.
Level (Stage) 7:
First, find the hidden switch. Then, match all the opposites – 9 & 0, A & Z, E & W, N & S:
Next, look at the clue that says <09>. Left is West and right is East. So press W09E. Press the green PLAY button to complete the stage.
Level (Stage) 8:
First, solve the equation by tapping the numbers to rotate the symbols and move them around. It should go 8 x 7 – 6 / 5 + 4 = 14. Once it’s set up, press the POWER button.
Then, tap the buttons and follow the arrows, until all the buttons are pressed, leading up to the keyhole. Start with the button I highlighted below and when you finish, press the keyhole.
Now you need to find and press the four buttons that match the icons at the top. Notice the last one is missing. But something else looks like it — the Home button! Press the Home button last and answer YES when asked “Are you sure you want to unlock the next stage?” Then press the green PLAY button to complete the stage.
First, tap and hold the hourglass button to turn on the screen. You can now change the channel using the dial.
Look at the last channel. It looks like it says CLON, but it’s actually telling you which buttons to press based on their locations on the grids on the other screens.
If you look at the first one with letters, you’ll get GOAL. You need to type it out like you would a text message on an old flip phone. So it goes 46662555#. You should get a green light lit up.
Next, let’s work on the second code. You need two screens for this. The ones with numbers. First work on the one that has a 1 & 2 in the upper right corner. Notice that if you add up the three numbers in any row or column, they equal 15. For instance, 2 + 7 + 6 = 15. So does 2 + 5 + 8. The 1 & 2 are telling you that 15 is the first two numbers of the code. So enter 15.
Now look at this screen with the 345 in the corner. Add up the three numbers in each row or column. They always add up to 177. For instance, 17 + 89 + 71 = 177. So does 17 + 59 + 101. Remember, it says 345 in the corner of the screen. That’s telling you that 177 is the third, fourth and fifth numbers of the code. So add 177 to the code to make it 15177#. Another light should turn on.
Now we need to figure out the last code. Slide the panel above the TV dial to the right to reveal some symbols that match the screen with symbols. Find those symbols on the screen.
Now, turn those symbols into letters form the alphabet. So it should go:
A B C
D E F
G H I
If you select the letters in order of the symbols, you get ICED. Type that out on the keypad and you get 444222333#. Press the green PLAY button to complete the level!
The hint here is RADAR. You need to spell it out using the buttons. So it goes Right, A, Down, A, Right.
The radar will open up and reveal a small gear. Move it to the starting position of the maze. Notice the clue that tells you A-B… is ok but A-A… is not. So you have to go red, blue, red, blue, etc.
You need to use the directional pad to move the gear through the maze. As it goes over a blue or red light, it will change colors to the opposite. It goes: Right, Up, Up, Right, Down, Down, Right, Up, Up, Right, Down, Right, Down, Left, Up, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left, Up, Up, Up, Right, Down, Right, Down, Down, Right. Now the green PLAY button should appear. Press it and complete the stage!
Stage 11: Tap the four rotating tiles until the gold square of each is in the gap so they connect to the wires. You can follow my order in the screenshot below.
Then, look at the little diagram on the left with the arrow. It’s showing you the order to follow the four tiles. Press the keypad buttons in that order so you get 1914.
Use the screwdriver to open the panel to the left and reveal a 0 button and a gold key. There’s also the clue LPM>24.
So this part is annoying. The L stands for the hands of a clock. The little Hand is on 3 and the big hand is on 12, so 3:00. It says PM, and if you put it in 24-hour army time, that’s 1500 hours. So the answer is 1500.
Use the key to open the lock and press the green PLAY button to complete the level!
And that’s all for now! Check back here when more levels are added.
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