DB105 - Disappearing Act 5

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Disappearing Act 5
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Puzzle Number 105
Puzzle Name Disappearing Act 5
Picarats Given 60 Picarats
Type Peg Solitaire
Location Fork in the Road
Previous Puzzle DB104 - Disappearing Act 4
Next Puzzle DB106 - The Knight's Tour 1

This is the one hundred and fifth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Ray. In order to solve this puzzle, you must remove all the silver balls from the board except one by jumping them over each other.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Remember all that stuff we told you about thinking out this one on your own?

    ...OK, fine, you can have one more hint, but this is seriously the last one you'll get. We strongly recommend that you not start off this puzzle by moving a ball into the center space. Instead, your first goal should be to move things so you get rid of one of those four balls at the very edge of the shape. But where to start?

Hint Two
    We were only kidding about not giving you any more hints. Start by moving a ball second from either edge in the third row from the bottom. Move this ball down to clear one ball and then across to remove the ball at the bottom of the shape. Then you can move one ball in the third row from the bottom into the space that the ball you used in your first move originally occupied. Then move the ball you used from your first move into the spot that opened up.

Hint Three
    If you follow Hint Two and continue playing a little yourself, you should be able to arrange the remaining balls into a triangular, pine-tree-like shape like the one in Disappearing Act 3. Use what you've learned to finish the rest of this puzzle.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Nicely done!

One variation of this puzzle challenges the player to complete the puzzle in the fewest number of moves possible.

For purposes of this puzzle, multiple jumps in a row using a single ball still only count as one move. If you've got some time on your hands, why not try this puzzle again and see how few moves you need to complete it?

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

  • Move the second to top ball in the third to left column left.
  • Move the second to bottom ball in the third to left column down.
  • Move the second to bottom ball in the third to right column right.
  • Move the second to top ball in the third to right column up.
  • Move the top ball in the leftmost column down.
  • Move the leftmost ball right.
  • Move the bottom ball in the third to left column right.
  • Move the bottom ball in the third to right column up.
  • Move the bottom ball in the rightmost column up.
  • Move the rightmost ball left.
  • Move the top ball in the third to right column left.
  • Move the top ball in the third to left column down.
  • Move the leftmost ball right.
  • Move the middle ball in the third to right column down.
  • Move the bottom ball in the third to right column left.
  • Move the bottom ball in the third to left column up.
  • Move the bottom ball in the third to left column up.
  • Move the leftmost ball right.
  • Move the top ball in the third to right column down.
  • Move the center ball up.
  • Move the rightmost ball left.
  • Move the bottom ball up.
  • Move the top ball down.

[edit] Progress

3340 Picarats and 169 Hint Coins.



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