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"Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)" by Tom 7

added 01 Dec 2006 21:51
Shortest Solution
NameSpeed Record
Length955 moves
On04 Jun 2007 09:23

Comments (turn spoilers off)
13193 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Tue 24 Nov 2009 19:51  
  Thanks. :)
13173 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) radiant (1469) Sun 22 Nov 2009 18:19  
  What a level to mark 1469 clear in triage.

Once you figure it out, it's nothing short of the game's quintessential storytelling level.
12146 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) gary (1998) Thu 09 Apr 2009 04:01  
  I have solved it!
9339 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Kacper (1611) Thu 06 Dec 2007 12:22  
  When I play gold block pushing puzzles,I usually have 1 left over.I'll keep on practice.
8020 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) noname (559) Mon 04 Jun 2007 09:23 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 955 moves (old: 1040).
7697 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Mon 12 Mar 2007 06:24  
  Got it! What a superbe level and fascinating challenge! :-)
7477 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Tue 23 Jan 2007 10:15 SPOILER
  mm, I'm glad you're enjoying the level now! =)
7458 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Sun 21 Jan 2007 18:22 SPOILER
  Ha, I finally solved "gate b" - thanks for all your help! I really thought "gate b" was impossible - I guess because I totally missunderstood one important "mechanism". That was stupid! Sorry. It's a great gate, I like this one more than the others because it had not been obvious (for me) of course, but also because I think it's very tight for it's complexity.
7334 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Sat 23 Dec 2006 00:56 SPOILER
  The purpose of gate B is just to get you to gate C. Pretty much everything in gate B (really the whole level) is there for a reason, not to trick you...
7332 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Wed 20 Dec 2006 22:04 SPOILER
  It's me again - I don't understand what's going on on gate B?

I do know what I'd have to do - but I still don't understand the purpose of gate B??? And of the bombs? Are there any red herrings?

7317 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Eric119 (921) Sun 17 Dec 2006 11:16 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1040 moves (old: 1044).
Small improvement to wowei's run.
7316 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) wowei (685) Sat 16 Dec 2006 21:39 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1044 moves (old: 1061).
adopted brian's short finale in gate c
7315 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) wowei (685) Sat 16 Dec 2006 20:57 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1061 moves (old: 1067).
7314 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Sat 16 Dec 2006 20:36  


Congratulations! :-)
7313 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) wowei (685) Sat 16 Dec 2006 19:21 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1067 moves (old: 1081).
7312 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) wowei (685) Sat 16 Dec 2006 19:06  
  congrats Tom!

well, of course I mean for hanging around at Newark airport, where they are so harsh to innocent foreigners and lock them up while phoning with the wrong calling card. Not to mention all those lazer-guns aiming at poor, lost travellers while they wanna check-in. ;)) :]

to be serious again, I'm totally fascinated by these three extraordinary puzzles. Merged together the result is an absolutely great piece of art here. d=10 s=10

if we will get a master-piece like that all the time you miss a connecting flight, I hope it'll happen to you more often! ;)
7311 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Mon 11 Dec 2006 11:27 SPOILER
  Thanks you two!

Gates C and A were made with computer assistance. Actually it took me a long long time to make gate A... With sliding block puzzles there are so many places that the blocks can be, it is difficult to choose a good ending condition that doesn't make the state space explode beyond the limits of my program. (Turns out Brian subverted those ending conditions a little, but not in a way that ruins the puzzle.) Gate C was only tricky in that all of the blocks have to be out of the way, because if you could kick one on your way to the exit in that first hopeful dash, then you could waste a move and actually make it.
7310 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Mon 11 Dec 2006 10:49 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1081 moves (old: 1087).
Just some micro-optimizations on bpotetz's record.
7309 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) bpotetz (144) Mon 11 Dec 2006 10:16 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 1087 moves (old: 1147).
Hey - just wanted to weigh in here. This is an outstanding level - three very cool puzzles. I always love a good gold-block puzzle, and this is a great one. But the middle puzzle is most cool. A very creative idea, plus a most clever implementation. A+. I am also curious what parts are computer aided.

I had solved this level in pieces a while back, but foolishly solved the bottom section first. The redo button was very helpful for piecing my solution-chunks together. Thanks!
7307 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) noname (559) Mon 11 Dec 2006 02:10  
  Oops. Somehow I failed to see Tom's comments before I posted my previous rather stupid one.

By the way, Tom, which parts of the level are computer generated?
7306 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) noname (559) Mon 11 Dec 2006 01:00 SPOILER
  It's me who solved and rated this level.

You need to construct an alternate path to the heart framer so that you can wake up the sleeping exit. Part of that path is constructed by putting the five gold blocks onto the five panels on the top right-hand corner. The remaining square is controlled by a panel outside Terminal C, and you need to find that panel.

Hope this helps.
7305 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Sun 10 Dec 2006 23:31 SPOILER
  It was noname that solved it, who is usually mysteriously quiet. ;)
7304 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Sun 10 Dec 2006 23:30 SPOILER
  Well, some hints, I guess:

Each of the three gates C, B, and A contain a puzzle that you have to solve. I think the goal of the puzzles in gates A and C is pretty obvious; B is not, but figuring out what you should do is part of the puzzle! The bots in between the gates are supposed to represent the tram that runs between the gates in the actual airport.
7303 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Sun 10 Dec 2006 21:16 SPOILER
  It's me again. I've got 43 unsolved levels in my triage folder. And I think I know exactly why I can't solve them. I think I do have some kind of a glimpse of an idea of what I should do to go all the way straight to the exit!

But I don't understand what's going on here???

Someone has solved this level - who? Why didn't you leave a comment? Or just your name? Anything! Or is it you, Tom 7, did you rate your own level?

I'm just curious!
7302 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) mm (690) Sun 10 Dec 2006 20:47 SPOILER
  I have no idea what's going on here?

What are we supposed to do or where are we meant to go? This level might be very clever - but: a very clever level usually somehow leeds us to some kind of an expected or intended path to go. I've almost always found some kind of a clue - but this level does not seem to have any intelligent or slightly obvious path - ???

I just don't understand what's going on. There are only about 45 unsolved levels - all those levels are kind of obvious, but I'm too silly to get it. I know. That's ok. But this airport is just out of (my) sight. I don't understand what you'd want?!

7286 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Fri 01 Dec 2006 22:00  
  Also the author credit should technically be Tom 7 + Computer, sorry.
7285 Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Tom 7 (1) Fri 01 Dec 2006 21:51  
  'Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)' uploaded by Tom 7:
Based on the true story of the 15 hours I spent in the Newark Liberty International airport after missing my connecting flight by 5 minutes. Take the tram to gate A and phone the airline for another flight. Don't forget to pick up dinner and pay for 24 hours of wireless service!