MM008 - Carnival Colors

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Carnival Colors
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Puzzle Number 008
Puzzle Name (US)Carnival Colors
(UK)Carnival Colours
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Carnival Square
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This is the eighth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Madelaine. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out how many times the sequence of flags pictured appears.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Look very carefully at the flags decorating the town.

    The easiest way to start is by first locating any one of the three flags.

    For example, you could look for the white-and-purple flag. Then you could check the flags to the left and right of it to see whether they match the sequence.

Hint Two
    Did you spot the sequence near the top-left corner? It won't be as easy to find other instances. There are a lot of flags that look similar at first glance, but are actually quite different.

    Speaking of which, did you notice that the flags are double sided? The flags you see with their designs reversed are hanging the other way around. Does that help?

Hint Three
    Since the flags are double sided, you'll need to consider what this scene looks like from the other side. In other words, you should look for places where these same three flags appear but with the order reversed.

    All three of these flags are symmetrical, so you don't have to worry about the sequence changing when you look from the other side. That's a relief!

Super Hint
    How many times does the sequence appear if you include the times it can be seen when looking at the scene from the other side?

    It appears once on the string of flags at the back? Did you spot it?

    Now add this to the one mentioned in Hint 2, and you should have your answer.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Maybe you're looking at this from the wrong perspective?

[edit] When Completed

Correct!

The sequence appears twice--once when you look at the flags from the front and once when you look from the other side!

[edit] Solution

The sequence of flags appears two times.

[edit] Progress

205 Picarats and 43 Hint Coins.



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