Friday, April 13, 2007

Gamespot #62

Dwarf

This is the best game yet from whoever brought us Grow and Grow Cube. Solve the riddles, build your tools and escape from the confines of wherever it is you are!

Should keep you occupied for some time. For those with less time on their hands, the solution is posted as the 1st comment.

(NB You can quit and close the browser whenever you like and come back to the game at a later stage as long as you don't wipe your browser cache!)

2 Comments:

Blogger Jay Tea said...

Part 1

1st room - pick up item, go south

2nd room - pick up both items. You may get 'trapped, but there's a hole in the wall on the right. There is another hole in the wall to the lower right. Use it to get a moon piece. Return to the room & go
left

3rd room - Get the piece by approaching from the top, otherwise you fall down holes. When you have the piece, go to the bottom right corner of the room & fall in a hole to get another piece. Go north using the right hand exit

4th room - Stand on the button and some symbols appear. Exit and re-enter on the left hand exit. Stand on the buttons in order (1 to 8) to get the key. Open the lock to the north

5th room - Grab the item & go left

6th room - Open the chest to get a sack. Now go back to the 2nd room and use the key on the lower right lock. On your way, fall down a hole in room 3, and open the lock & treasure chest for a log.

7th room - Grab the two items, then return to the 2nd room & go right. (Make note of the room - you will be back much later)

8th room - Unlock the bronze lock, grab the item & go right.

9th room - There's a hole in a section of the wall. Go through it and grab both items, then go north back through the hole in the wall

10th room - Time stepping on the button so that the cannon shoots the 2 items & treasure chest. When all 3 targets are hit, grab the items & open the chest to get a rock. Now return to the 8th room & go down the stairs.

11th room (book room) - Very important room. If you get enough stuff from the treasure chests, you get useful items to help you solve puzzles. At the moment, you have a rock & sack. You can get the magnet. Open the book and click the red button. Now return to the 9th room and this time, go south.

12th room - this room has an ice rink. 1st item, go from the top right hand gap, and go down, left, down left down left (easy!). For the 2nd item, go to the bottom right gap & use your magnet. Now go to the middle gap on the bottom row & go up right down right up. Leave the ice rink, exit from the upper left exit for another item, then go to room 10 again.

10th room - Face the iron door & use your magnet. Go into this new room

13th room - Make note of the cannon's elevation & direction. The two buttons to change angle & direction are the top middle exit of the 10th room, and the right hand exit just east of the 15th room. For now, just leave it, return to the 10th room, and go through the upper left exit.

14th room - Grab the item hidden behind the brazier, go left.

15th room - Grab the one item you can reach. Go through the door that just opened, and stand on the button just once. Now, the cannon in room 13 has higher elevation. Go back to it.

13th room. - Using the button to the central north exit of room 10 changes the direction. You want to fire the cannon once to the west, then twice to the north for the moment,(and pick up the moon piece too). When you're done and you hear the noises, return to room 15.

15th room - Grab the other item now that the cannon has destroyed the plinth. Go north.

16th room - Use the magnet on the iron wall. Grab the 2 items, go south, then north through the newly opened doors.

17th room - If you fired the cannon north twice, this puzzle should be easy. Push the left plinth into the recess in the middle of the room to get the item & access to the right. Push the other plinth right over the crater. Now go back to room 13, fire another cannon shot, return to this room & grab the other item. Go through the top left exit, & grab the bone from the treasure chest.

Return to the treasure room. If you want a shortcut, use the white cloud in room 15 to transport you there. Now claim your lovely new pickaxe! Before you go anywhere new, return now to all those rooms you've covered, and demolish any rockpiles you see. There is one just east of room 17 that has a moon piece. There is another (visible) moon piece in Room 4 too. When you're done, return to room 3 (The hole room), and dig your way left.

18th room - OK, get digging! First, dig a route to the item, then the treasure chest, then along the top row for a hidden moon piece, finally, make your way south.

19th room - This is a devious room & timing is important! Don't rush, 1st, push the 1st iron block down. Quickly go left, breaking rocks with the pickaxe. Use your magnet to pull another block south, and get to the blue button. Retrace your steps but use the magnet to pull the block close to the red button. Press the red button (breaking the rocks on the way). Now go right & use the magnet to get to the purple button. Relax. You've done it!

Grab the item & red potion from the chest. Now return to the treasure room to get the candle. Now go back to room 19 and go right.

Room 20 - Easy. Just use the magnet to get across to the item, & push the plinth in the hole to get back. Now trek all the way back to room 12 (the ice-rink rooM) and go through the bottom left exit

Room 21 - Light the brazier. Now note the white vortexes. First, get the item, then go into the top leftmost vortex to get that pesky item from the 8th room. When you're done, go west & south to room 7 for a very complicated puzzle!

Room 7 puzzle - First, go right through a newly opened area. Down the stairs, & grab the item surrounded by rocks.Then go through the newly open door to the downstairs portion of the puzzle.

Step 1. Bring the top rightmost iron plinth down until it's level with the gap on the left. Go up the stairs, then down until you are to the left of the plinth you just moved. Use the magnet on it to make a bridge.

Step 2: Carry on through the maze going up & down steps. You'll get to an item. Grab it, then go through the set of stairs on the lower right. Upstairs, you should be next to an iron plinth. Move it as far right as you can, right into the corner. Now go back....a long way back....through the maze, until you are north of the plinth. Use the magnet again.

Step 3: Return to where the 2nd plinth was, now hunt around for a hole to drop through. When you've found it, dig the rock for a moon piece, and drag the plinth south & left to get back to the main area.

Step 4: Carry on through the maze until you get to the 2 plinths south of the treasure chest. Magnetize one to fall in, then magnetise the other so it is right on top of the first.

Step 5: Backtrack just a little until you're standing east of the left-most plinth (It should be the only plinth you haven't moved yet!). Magnetise it. Now go down the next set of stairs. Follow the route, & you should be able to access the treasure chest. Open it up, and get a map! Hurrah!!

Part 2

You should have the following stats if you've done part 1 correctly.
31 items
6 moon pieces
You have the magnet, pick, candle & bronze key.
You are in front of the treasure chest at E3

Go down the stairs into the basement, & go into the vortex on the right to be transported to the island on A3. Just grab the item, smash the rocks & teleport back out to the basement of E4

Now go all the way back to the very start of the game. (C3) Smash those cursor keys up for a button & steps. Stand on the button * Go down the steps. Use the magnet to access the next item. Now backtrack to the basement at the beginning of the maze at E3/E4.

Make your way north to the basement of B3, picking up the item in D3 on the way. Light the brazier. Now take a long walk around to the 1st floor of B3. There should be anothe set of stairs to the basement, and access to another brazier. Light it, and leave again.

Go north to A3, and push the now exposed button to make the river flow. Go south again, and you should see an item in a tree. Burn the tree down, and press the next button to make some bridges. Cross the first bridge, break the rocks & fall down the hole. Another brazier in the basement of B3 can now be lit.



Go to B2. Grab the item, smash the rocks, press the button & jump into the teleport. Now go to the basement of B3 to claim your golden key! (You should also be able to get another item out of a tree at B2)

Return to D4 & D3 for a moon piece and another item. Then return to B2 and play the traintrack puzzle.

Traintrack puzzle - spans over 2 screens. Just guide your character by switching the tracks. You should be able to get a piece as well as get to the end. Now you should have all bridges in place, & 39 items.

Go to C1, and use the gold key to unlock the doors. Smash the rocks for a moonpiece. Now move the lower left block into the teleport on the right (You will have to teleport out & return to the room a few times to do it). When you're done, you'll be in the basement of C3. Go right to grab a moonpiece.

Before you do the building puzzle, at B3, you should see an enclosur with a brown lump that resembles a fist. There is an iron block in the enclosure. Move it down and in front of the index finger (If you did this properly, the block will be in line with the part of the river that flows south)

Now return to the screen at B2 & go into the mouth of the building....here's where you could get stuck, so be careful. Head roughly to the northwest corner of the 1st floor, then south & east. (If you do it right, you'll see yourself in the windows) - Go north to the top floor. Stand on the button - The block that you aligned will be flipped by the finger.

Now return to the start screen at C3. You should see the last piece of moonstone and the last item! However, how do you get it?

On the right of the 'Complete' sign is a bit of green. Burn it to reveal a lock. Use the key on the lock and the signs will change. Use the magnet on the iron sign to get across the river. Grab your final pieces, then magnetise the arrow to get back across. - You're nearly done!!

Make one more trip to the treasure room at the basement of D3, get the crystal, then go to the room at C4 and use the crystal to escape!

The End.

5:50 pm  
Blogger Skry said...

OMG was that ever hard! It took me 2:32 of playing and that was with the cheat sheet :P

I wonder how many hours, or probably days, it would take you to do that game without the solution at hand? It must have taken the programmer ages to come up with...

Great wee game though - hats off to the creator as it looks good and plays flawlessly. Could do with some less repetitive music though...

8:43 pm  

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