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"Five Alive" by Tom 7 (+Computer)

added 10 Jun 2005 11:08
Shortest Solution
Length734 moves
On25 Jul 2018 03:02

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20253 Five Alive noname (559) Wed 25 Jul 2018 03:02 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 734 moves (old: 783).
Optimal. Found by running my solver for each of the parts. In fact, my solver found improvements over my previous speedrun for both of the parts.
5605 Five Alive mm (690) Wed 15 Mar 2006 18:39  
  I gave this level credit 9 for difficulty - it's really, really hard in my opinion - but just great! Chapeau!
3393 Five Alive Tom 7 (1) Sat 09 Jul 2005 12:12 SPOILER
  noname: impressive! That seems shorter enough that it might be a cook? I'll have to check it out...
3389 Five Alive noname (559) Sat 09 Jul 2005 12:09 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 783 moves (old: 1303).
2956 Five Alive Tom 7 (1) Sat 11 Jun 2005 01:15 SPOILER
  Good job!

The 'red' part is easy indeed. Its main purpose is to tease you into believing there may be some trick when you become frustrated with the 'blue' part. (But it also serves as a nice cool-down..)
2952 Five Alive Max (61) Fri 10 Jun 2005 21:00 SPOILER
  Added solution "Sloppy alternate solution":
My solution differs from the original on a few points, so I'm just uploading this for fun. Tom's was very nicely efficient and methodical -- sorry that mine is a little unfocused at times...
2951 Five Alive Max (61) Fri 10 Jun 2005 20:51 SPOILER
  Wow, this is fantastic! Very difficult indeed, but since it's so cleverly designed (teleport signs are key) it gives that coveted thrill of wanting to keep trying until you discover the secret as opposed to the mounting frustration that I usually associate with difficult levels involving computer assistance. The "red" puzzle is a complete breeze after the brutal "blue" puzzle, but it's a nice victory lap -- I must admit I felt a little rush of triumph after all that intense block-pushing! ;) Nice job!
2950 Five Alive Max (61) Fri 10 Jun 2005 17:16 SPOILER
  Ok, yeah, it is. ;)
2949 Five Alive Max (61) Fri 10 Jun 2005 17:09 SPOILER
  I love your system of showing where each teleport will take you! Removes a great deal of headache quotient from this level. I haven't really tried to solve it yet though so it still looks like it will be a giant headache at this point...
2947 Five Alive Tom 7 (1) Fri 10 Jun 2005 11:08  
  This one may be very hard. Good luck!
2946 Five Alive Tom 7 (1) Fri 10 Jun 2005 11:08  
  'Five Alive' uploaded by Tom 7.