New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

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New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by Muzozavr » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:15 pm

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a new Muzozavr level appears!

BOOOOOOOOO! :lol:

I had this idea for a long time and never got around to using it, then I slowly fell out of the game, then I was too busy to do much of anything here... but it's Halloween, and everybody is entitled to one good puzzle. :wink: There's some distant inspiration from an earlier Mark level, but it's so distant that I think even Mark won't recognize which level pushed my brain along this path... even after he solves this. It's that distant.

To make the mood better, this level uses a dlcs18 custom texture called "Haunted", which you can find here:

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"Spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine..." (that famous Halloween meme song by Andrew Gold)

It looks like a simple enough puzzle, not much of a stinker at all, but as usual with my levels, there's a bit more to it than meets the eye. I tried to make it look as simple as possible, to a point that it feels almost Halloween-eerie that it's not working out the way you think it should. :wink:

Since you can't see the difference with custom textures: the bridge tile is 3-step. Yes, there's a reason for that. Good luck!
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by TheoX » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 pm

The texture link is broken!

I'll try and find time to have a go at this level too. No promises yet though, I'm working now and going to a Halloween party later. :wink:
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by Muzozavr » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:31 pm

Apparently, the forum is weird and broke the link. It's not difficult to fix it yourself once you see what the forum software did to it, but just in case, I changed it. The link is fixed now. It looks weirder than it was before, but it actually works.

Have fun with the Halloween party!
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by Amnon » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:32 am

Wow, what a STINKER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you very much for this great level!!!!!!
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by nasko222 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:09 pm

cant solve the boulder scheme. :C. Im pretty sure the blue one has to go up inside the thingy cuz the white one cant be controled. But i tried :(
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by Muzozavr » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Eeeeh, how do I give a hint that reveals what the level actually wants from you is much harder than what it seems like it wants from you if you're already struggling with the surface level?

First of all, just in case, I'll mention that the very top button (the blue one) has a box for it. So you don't need the sphere THERE, nor would you be able to get it there. Instead, it's the purple button that needs a sphere on it. And yes, you're correct, you can't have a regular boulder on that button.

What you're trying to do right now (if I understand you correctly) is achievable rather easily. Just don't collect the coins too early and you can sink the normal boulders into the water. The spheres can then go left/up/right on the buttons. With all the buttons pressed, you can then proceed to the end.

... except you can't actually finish. The green gate will get you on the way out! :o

It only looks impossible. But in order to solve the level and get out successfully, you have to re-think the whole thing -- including the boulders -- from scratch. Yes, the spheres do go on the buttons you think they do... but what else do they do along the way? And what do the normal boulders do? And how is this all related to a gate placed just out of reach?

Think about those things for a while... don't rush. This level is hard. :wink:

Come back if you need more help, which is not that unlikely... because even once you figure out the macro-plan of what the level ACTUALLY wants from you, it's not easy to find the right moves. But think about the macro-plan first.
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Re: New Level (Advanced) -- Spooky Scary Stinker!

Post by Lazy Loof » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:07 am

Bump!

I know I am too late to solve this level, sorry! :oops:

I was too confused at first but finally found that one of the elements isn't needed at all... Thanks for this wonderful level, Muzo! :D
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