Some challenges and puzzles

Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 26 Feb 2024, 08:55

In the first level, you have to take advantage of being big or small, and maneuver through thin tunnels. The part with cannons is particularly difficult; you have to tap the jump button very briefly.

The second level is pretty short, and is more of a puzzle. The first half of the level is just fun bouncing and flying, which you get to do several times, as you're expected to die while figuring out the second half.

In the third level, you have to double-jump using Iceblocks. I thought about triple-jumping using two Iceblocks at once, but I haven't been able to do that (if it's possible at all), so I haven't incorporated it into the level.

I also have ideas for a fourth and a fifth level. Be patient.

(Can someone confirm that I've uploaded these correctly?)

Claustrophobia.zip
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Diving_through_the_air.zip
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A_couple_of_ice_cubes.zip
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A_couple_of_ice_cubes_(hard).zip
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Acrophobia.zip
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 28 Feb 2024, 22:53

I tried this level (before watching the videos) and learned a new technique, which opened up some possibilities in my own level, making one part easier. So I tweaked a few tiles and re-uploaded it. Another part I didn't change, because the intended way to do it is about as easy as the new way. You have options.

The technique is:
Start running with an Iceblock, then jump and throw it upward at exactly the same time, so that it bounces off the wall at just the right place for you to step on it. This allows you to go both far and high. Previously, I would throw the Iceblock sideways rather than upward, so if I started far from the wall then it would fall down before I could reach it.
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 25 Mar 2024, 23:14

Some parts of the ice cube level seemed too easy or empty. So I added more enemies, and removed some patches of wall-jump snow. (The Smartblock below the second checkpoint, which was previously a red herring, is now necessary to reach the checkpoint.) Then the middle section of the level was too hard for its length, so I shortened it a bit.

I'll leave the easier version there, since a number of people have already downloaded it, and there's nothing really wrong with it. In fact you'd better play that version before the hard version, to get familiar with the layout of the level and the feats you're expected to perform.


I've started making the fourth level. But I'll try to spend more time (compared to the second and third levels) working on it before uploading it.
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby Good13 » 27 Mar 2024, 05:46

I Think it is good
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 28 Mar 2024, 23:59

By the way, this is for version 0.6.3.
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 13 May 2024, 05:04

The fourth level is finished. You get the Air Flower, and you have to carefully manage the limited amount of floating time. The trick is to keep tapping the button to float, not holding the button down.
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 03 Jun 2024, 03:37

I don't know if I'll finish making the fifth level. It was supposed to have zero-gravity. The movement is pretty restrictive; it's hard to make it interesting. It seems like the only way to go down is by climbing ladders or swimming.

Was anyone other than myself able to play through these levels? Which parts did you like? Or where did you get stuck?
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Re: Some challenges and puzzles

Postby SuperTux_player » 17 Jun 2024, 13:42

I found a way to triple-jump! :)

Stun two Iceblocks, and pick up one of them, and stand some distance from the wall. Do a small hop to launch it diagonally toward the wall, then pick up the other Iceblock and jump high. You should be able to step on the first Iceblock in the air (after it bounced off the wall), then throw the second one sideways and step on it too.

Here, you can try it out. (I can reach the goal on the right, but not the coin on the left.)

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