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February 11, 2005 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Hapland! Charmingly frustrating little puzzle... Good luck!
posted by Robot Johnny (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Annoying.
posted by Outlawyr at 11:51 AM on February 11, 2005


Seriously, it's cool, but just tell me what to do.
posted by emptybowl at 12:06 PM on February 11, 2005


No, it's pretty good. I found it a few days ago, and it doesn't take that long. It does, however, break a lot of conventions (some are pretty cheap), so "think different." (I'm sure there's a w/t out there by now ...)
posted by mrgrimm at 12:06 PM on February 11, 2005


It does take a lot of tries to get everything just right... it's like a stick-man version of Myst.
posted by Robot Johnny at 12:08 PM on February 11, 2005


except myst does not depend on timing at all.

This is good.
posted by pmbuko at 12:19 PM on February 11, 2005


Eh. Once I got the little guy stuck in the cannon there was nothing, and I mean nothing, I could do to proceed. Charmingly frustrating is one thing, but it seemed to become an excercise in pointlessness.

Nice look, though. Perfect for someone else to play and solve.
posted by soyjoy at 12:34 PM on February 11, 2005


soyjoy, if you get stuck it means you did something wrong along the way, and need to start over...
posted by Robot Johnny at 12:36 PM on February 11, 2005


<SPOILER>
1. Open all windows, click sign so arrow points right.
2. Open hatch (above yellow arrow) then click arrow so guy pops out.
3. Fire round at bridge (click guy).
4. Rotate barrel up (click machine) then fire. As it hits the bell, click spike thing just below.
5. Rotate barrel and fire at bridge. Each time, click the bridge a moment before and it will ricochet out of the way.
6. Click lightbulb a few times. Guy will break it.
7. Fire at bridge and let it fly. It will bounce in to guy near light, and he will open the door.
8. Click guy at machine. He will be loaded as a round. Click yellow arrow for new guy. Fire guy at bell.
9. Click guy at bell and he will move tower. Then click spike thing, and then bell until it drops.
10. Click door at lower left, then right when guy who comes out enters stone entryway, click guy down below.
</SPOILER>
posted by mystyk at 12:38 PM on February 11, 2005


whew! just did it. So is the lightbulb useless or what?
posted by pmbuko at 12:40 PM on February 11, 2005


before the spoiler.
posted by pmbuko at 12:40 PM on February 11, 2005


It might require some more precise timing on #10. The "dog" is supposed to get crushed by the concrete slab.
posted by mystyk at 12:42 PM on February 11, 2005


Leave the middle window closed to ease the timing. This way the guy who runs into the room waits until you need him.
posted by pmbuko at 12:45 PM on February 11, 2005


soyjoy, if you get stuck it means you did something wrong along the way, and need to start over...

Exactly. See last sentence of my post.

posted by soyjoy at 12:50 PM on February 11, 2005


i want that 1/2 hour of my life back
posted by gnutron at 1:32 PM on February 11, 2005


I can't click the door in step 10. :(
posted by Four Flavors at 2:41 PM on February 11, 2005


The door opens when the guy inside hears the bell. The window has to be open when you hit the bell with the first rock. Then in step 10 you can click on that door and he'll come out.

By the way, thanks for the neat link.
posted by knave at 2:47 PM on February 11, 2005


This is a genre of game I love. (See also: Grow.) Does it have a name?
posted by redfoxtail at 3:44 PM on February 11, 2005


Too arbitrary to be fun.
posted by orthogonality at 5:57 PM on February 11, 2005


I really like this genre of game as well. My big complaint is when they drift more toward arcade games, i.e. ones that require timing, it becomes very difficult to play them on my laptop using my touchpad. For example, launching the explosive balls and hitting the bridge quickly enough is next to impossible.
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:06 PM on February 11, 2005


I like the genre fine, but this game reminds me of those lab experiments in college that I'd try over and over and over and over again and never get quite right.
posted by nyterrant at 6:13 PM on February 11, 2005


I did it!
Thanks for the spoiler mystyk. I couldn't have done it without you!
posted by davenportmom at 8:48 PM on February 11, 2005


*spoiler*




I've tried to launch the rock with the spike like, 150 times, and only been able to do it once (the first time, when I wasn't even trying). This is really starting to frustrate me...




*/spoiler*
posted by muddgirl at 6:14 PM on February 12, 2005


muddgirl: you don't have to; there's another way. Try mystyk's method above; it takes longer, but requires less expertise.
posted by koeselitz at 10:39 AM on February 13, 2005


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