LS160 - Gold Marbles

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Gold Marbles
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Puzzle Number 160
Puzzle Name (US)Gold Marbles
(UK)27 Gold Marbles
Picarats Given 75 Picarats
Type Strategy
Location Layton's Challenges
Previous Puzzle LS159 - Bomb Squad
Next Puzzle LS161 - Lily Pad Leapfrog 2

This puzzle is the one hundredth and sixtieth puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. This puzzle can be accessed in Professor Layton's Challenges. In order to solve this puzzle, you must jump the marbles over each other to leave one remaining in the center.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You are going to have to try to solve this puzzle by yourself without relying on step-by-step hints.

    The marbles on the outside will need to be moved toward the center.

Hint Two
    As a general rule, try to maintain the horizontal symmetry of the marbles as you progress. It should make the puzzle easier to understand.

Hint Three
    Leave the top part of the puzzle until last. Start by removing the nine marbles in the bottom half of the board.

    If you really need a hint to get started, the leftmost and rightmost marbles in the third row from the bottom can be jumped over the balls above them.

Super Hint
    Keep going until there are only two marbles left in the bottom half. Make sure to keep the remaining marbles as high up the board as possible.

    For the final move, the remaining two marbles must be directly above the center space, so try to plan ahead.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Golden!

Well done! Mastering this puzzle takes a lot of skill.

Incidentally, in formal peg solitaire rules, using the same peg to jump several pegs one after the other counts as only one move. Minimizing the number of moves in this sort of puzzle makes for an additional challenge.

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

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

[edit] Progress

6194 Picarats and 300 Hint Coins.



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