DB080 - The Elevator Switch

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The Elevator Switch
Puzzle Number 080
Puzzle Name (US)The Elevator Switch
(UK)The Puzzling Lift
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Slide
Location Mine Lift
Previous Puzzle DB079 - The Gear Switch
Next Puzzle DB081 - The Old Safe

This is the eightieth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must attempt to go down the elevator. In order to solve this puzzle, you must switch the positions of the red and blue balls to restore power to the elevator.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    There are several ways you could go about solving this puzzle. One surefire technique is to work with the L-shaped blocks. You can free up some extra room by moving those blocks so that they fit together neatly with neighboring blocks.

Hint Two
    In order to get both of those balls to swap places, you first need to move one ball out of its hole and park it somewhere while you move the other one. To do so, clear out some space by gathering all those L-shaped blocks in either the left or right side of the box.

Hint Three
    If the method from Hint Two isn't working, here's another technique to try.

    Create space by slotting L-shaped blocks together to create pairs. In order to do this, move the L-shaped blocks to the opposite edges of the box, then combine them.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Good job!

Some how many moves did it take you to complete the task? If you're really good, you should be able to solve the puzzle in as few as 12 moves.

Oh...listen! Do you hear that? It sounds like the elevator is up and running again.

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

  • Move the right purple block up one space.
  • Move the top blue block up and right.
  • Move the bottom blue block right.
  • Move the bottom green block right and up.
  • Move the bottom blue block left.
  • Move the bottom green block down and right.
  • Move the bottom blue block right.
  • Move the left purple block down one space.
  • Move the top green block right, down and left.
  • Move the blue ball up and left.
  • Move the red ball down.
  • Move the blue ball right and up.

[edit] Progress

3455 Picarats and 184 Hint Coins.

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