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"The Only Dalek" by Henri Kareinen (mod by noname)

added 19 Aug 2005 08:22
Shortest Solution
NameSpeed Record
Length711 moves
On21 Jan 2011 22:39

Comments (turn spoilers off)
15226 The Only Dalek Dave (2400) Fri 21 Jan 2011 22:39 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 711 moves (old: 726).
One additional minor shortcut only.
15221 The Only Dalek Dave (2400) Thu 20 Jan 2011 00:15 SPOILER
  I had to solve this because I think 9.0 was far too low a rating, so I've bumped it up a little! Personally, I found it much harder the other versions which are rated higher.

noname, after looking at the Henri's original again I have no idea how you spotted this in it but it was brilliant. FYI, in all critical respects my solution was far closer to wowei's run than the original, but a 'bit' longer. Best level I've cracked, but still got about 70 to go. Catching up slowly.
11687 The Only Dalek wowei (685) Mon 26 Jan 2009 20:44 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 726 moves (old: 766).
11371 The Only Dalek wowei (685) Tue 28 Oct 2008 10:40 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 766 moves (old: 890).
Not what you might guess, it's solution is very different again to the "too many lasers" ideas. But looking at this one again for a longer time says: of course, this way and only this way!
4234 The Only Dalek bpotetz (144) Sat 10 Sep 2005 04:11 SPOILER
  I thought maybe it was a little bit easier. On one hand, the solution is somewhat more involved. But on the other hand, removing the excess machinery reduces the problem state substantially, and it reduces the level of misdirection (intentional misdirection or otherwise). However, it might also be that when I first played TooManyLasers, I spent a lot of time persuing an approach like the one in this level, plus several others that I now think are impossible. So other people may say this level is harder.
4166 The Only Dalek mjn (118) Thu 01 Sep 2005 20:08  
  I can't *believe* how hard this level is! (Is it really easier than its predecessor? Haven't got that yet, either.)

One day...
3995 The Only Dalek Doom (371) Sat 20 Aug 2005 03:23  
  I've not solved this one yet, because removing the machinery removes the original solution too. I assume, that this level uses noname's solution for the original version. I got pretty close, though.
3980 The Only Dalek noname (559) Fri 19 Aug 2005 08:22  
  'The Only Dalek' uploaded by noname:
Since Tom complained about useless machinery in "Too Many Lasers", I decided to make a mod by erasing all those machinery that is not really necessary. Good luck.