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"Too Many Lasers" by Henri Kareinen

added 11 Jun 2005 06:41
Shortest Solution
NameSpeed Record
Length499 moves
On20 Jan 2015 19:01

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19718 Too Many Lasers lsy (3002) Tue 20 Jan 2015 19:01 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 499 moves (old: 510).
19145 Too Many Lasers mark (2878) Thu 27 Mar 2014 14:40 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 510 moves (old: 512).
18317 Too Many Lasers mark (2878) Sun 13 Oct 2013 15:45 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 512 moves (old: 542).
Been so close to the end of these levels for ages,Finally solved "The Only Dalek" Ctrl+0 solved this.
A few minor adjustments speedrun and all 4 levels done.
Some great solutions to these levels and things i did not think was possible great series.
14706 Too Many Lasers Dave (2400) Mon 15 Nov 2010 22:41 SPOILER
  Finally. That took a lot longer than it should have! Slightly unclear why the blue ball and green block part is there but otherwise it had me going down the wrong track for ages. Nice one.
12002 Too Many Lasers gary (1998) Sat 21 Mar 2009 09:39 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 542 moves (old: 547).
11997 Too Many Lasers gary (1998) Sat 21 Mar 2009 08:19 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 547 moves (old: 655).
11350 Too Many Lasers mm (690) Wed 22 Oct 2008 13:45 SPOILER
  Wonderful challenge! :-) Henri, I do not agree with you, this level is certainly NOT a failed experiment at all! I found this extremely difficult and I'm so glad that I finally got it... I guess I do already have a glimpse of a how to for the two mods 'cause as others before I just didn't realize any purpose of the well hidden green stuff for a very long time. The two mods must be more than evil!
8146 Too Many Lasers wowei (685) Sun 24 Jun 2007 14:18 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 655 moves (old: 677).
7625 Too Many Lasers wowei (685) Sat 03 Mar 2007 14:27 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 677 moves (old: 729).
6055 Too Many Lasers wowei (685) Wed 10 May 2006 16:27  
  great puzzle! silly me didn't see the return of the top right dalek. So i had a harder time solving. ... but then: those three daleks arent necessary.

my solution isnt a cook, i think. it's so much longer than the original and i gave the puzzle a perfect 10 for difficulty and for style too.

3821 Too Many Lasers Tom 7 (1) Fri 05 Aug 2005 13:53 SPOILER
  Yeah, I think this level is pretty good and pretty hard (though I have not solved it yet). I think it would have been improved by just simplifying some of the useless machinery (like erasing the colored panels).. that's IMO the only way it fails.

The best levels are invitingly simple, yet deviously difficult.
3820 Too Many Lasers bpotetz (144) Fri 05 Aug 2005 06:09 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 729 moves (old: 750).
Holy smokes! I can't believe we had nearly the same solution for this crazy puzzle. There are so many plausable seeming tangents, I was certain I would end up with something completely different. I know you thought it was just messy, but I thought it was pretty good - nice big interesting state space.
3489 Too Many Lasers Doom (371) Tue 12 Jul 2005 13:13 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 750 moves (old: 762).
3314 Too Many Lasers noname (559) Sat 02 Jul 2005 10:06 SPOILER
  Doom, you hide the purpose of the green switch so well that I end up solving it without ever realizing what the green switch actually does. Anyway, the level is still very difficult with or without the green switch...
3313 Too Many Lasers noname (559) Sat 02 Jul 2005 10:01 SPOILER
  Cook: Did not use the green or red switch.
2960 Too Many Lasers Doom (371) Sat 11 Jun 2005 13:10  
  I think, I'll try to make less random levels in future. I consider this level a failed experiment... :P
2959 Too Many Lasers Doom (371) Sat 11 Jun 2005 13:06 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 762 moves (old: 788).
Some small optimizing :)
2958 Too Many Lasers Doom (371) Sat 11 Jun 2005 06:44  
  I guess the word that describes this mess the best is 'confusion'. I decided to make a level with sticky dalek theme but it turned to become something completely different... I know, it might be annoying because there are so many panels and it's not perfectly obvious to see what they do. At least I tried to make it a little more clear with the colored buttons that can't be pressed (except the blue one)
2957 Too Many Lasers Doom (371) Sat 11 Jun 2005 06:41  
  'Too Many Lasers' uploaded by Doom.