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Cannot... rotate... object...
posted by tybeet at 1:31 PM on November 4, 2009


BIG HAMMER SMASH RADIO
posted by daniel_charms at 1:43 PM on November 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Try as I might, I cannot slove it.

Must. Slove. Puzzle!
posted by newfers at 1:45 PM on November 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wasn't very difficult. Took 8-9 minutes. If you're still stuck, I'm guessing you haven't noticed everything you can mess with. The actual puzzles are pretty tame.
posted by floam at 1:47 PM on November 4, 2009


Man, I just wanted to hear some music! Now I have a half-dismantled radio and no music. Dad's gonna kill me when he gets home.
posted by not_on_display at 1:48 PM on November 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


What the hell happened to "always cut the red wire"?
posted by Dirac Delta Blues at 1:49 PM on November 4, 2009


Well, we want to get to that screw...
posted by floam at 1:50 PM on November 4, 2009


I was No. 36782. First mefite to win with their user ID wins!
posted by floam at 1:53 PM on November 4, 2009


"The tool you can use is the screwdriver." n.b., wire clippers are not a screwdriver.
posted by axiom at 1:53 PM on November 4, 2009


i hate you so much right now
posted by liketitanic at 1:54 PM on November 4, 2009


S'love at first sight.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:57 PM on November 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


use screwdriver on balls
posted by boo_radley at 2:00 PM on November 4, 2009


So I was flummoxed by the Back button. I figured it was back like in a browser, not back like "show the back".
posted by smackfu at 2:02 PM on November 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


That was fun. Took me about 15 minutes. :)
posted by zarq at 2:02 PM on November 4, 2009


36812. God, I love dismantling things. NEED MOAR!
posted by daniel_charms at 2:04 PM on November 4, 2009


Yeah, that just barely got my Shivasense tingling. Someone pass me an economy to dismantle or something, as long as I've got this screwdriver here.
posted by carsonb at 2:06 PM on November 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


36839! fun stuff.
posted by jangie at 2:12 PM on November 4, 2009


It's like a room escape game, only without the room. Or the escaping.
posted by Nelson at 2:13 PM on November 4, 2009


Fun and informative! I didn't realize that's how radios worked.
posted by justkevin at 2:14 PM on November 4, 2009


Man, talk about overthinking the damn dial puzzle. :-)
posted by Malor at 2:15 PM on November 4, 2009


36861. I didn't realize radios are really powered by bombs. Good to know.
posted by krakedhalo at 2:17 PM on November 4, 2009


36864. totally cheated too.
posted by liketitanic at 2:18 PM on November 4, 2009


Dismantling Radio? Love to! Let's see, what to unscrew first, Smooth Jazz, Modern Country or Rush Limbaugh?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:20 PM on November 4, 2009


What's the deal with the numbers on the inside? How do I know which four numbers unlock the thing?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 2:21 PM on November 4, 2009


PostIronyIsNotaMyth: I'd start by trying to look at the only other places you see numbers, and see what you can glean.
posted by floam at 2:25 PM on November 4, 2009


Yeah, the dial puzzle is giving me troubles...
posted by Saxon Kane at 2:25 PM on November 4, 2009


PostIrony: hint - the dials go from 0 - 9. There's only one thing on the radio that can give you clues about numbers 0 - 9.
posted by krakedhalo at 2:26 PM on November 4, 2009


Yeah, I'm with PostIrony. Not getting the numbers at all. Was doing up til then. This game is reminding me why I always hated Myst.
posted by MasonDixon at 2:38 PM on November 4, 2009


smackfu - indeed.

36927 (w/ help from smackfu - thanks)
posted by Capt Jingo at 2:39 PM on November 4, 2009


36943. Man, that was a lot of fun. I hope nobody noticed too much what I was doing doing so much clicking at work.
posted by kmz at 2:43 PM on November 4, 2009


After the dial, not exactly sure how I got the second dial (top left component of the back). Was just circling around when it unlocked. Now trying to figure out "DANGER!"
posted by Saxon Kane at 2:48 PM on November 4, 2009




   ∧_∧   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
  ( ・∀・) < 36942!
  (    )   \____ 
  | | |
  (__)_)

posted by clorox at 2:48 PM on November 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


36974. Took me forever to figure out there was a screw under the...well, never mind.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 2:50 PM on November 4, 2009


SHOOT THE HOSTAGE
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:52 PM on November 4, 2009


Oh man, Danger was so easy I didn't even notice it. Duh.

Stupid bomb.
posted by Saxon Kane at 2:54 PM on November 4, 2009


36999. In before the damn 37,000ers.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 2:56 PM on November 4, 2009


Would someone be so kind as to offer a few hints? My OCD compels me to finish this, yet my short attention span is crying out in pain.
posted by TBAcceptor at 2:57 PM on November 4, 2009


There's a reason we confine this kind of thing to friday, you know. I have work to be doing, but at the same time, I want to know what's inside the radio. So, in order to concentrate, I need to finish this stupid flash game. ;_;
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:58 PM on November 4, 2009


Alright. Once I figured out the numbers it was pretty easy.
posted by MasonDixon at 3:01 PM on November 4, 2009


37028
posted by Jimmy Havok at 3:05 PM on November 4, 2009


Would someone be so kind as to offer a few hints?

If you follow the "via JIG" link in the post, there is a walkthrough.
posted by smackfu at 3:05 PM on November 4, 2009


Fun! Now give me one without puzzles. I could sit here and unscrew things all day.
posted by lholladay at 3:07 PM on November 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


Got it open and got to the inner unlock thingee. Have tried the two sequences that make sense. What am I missing? (PM a hint pls)
posted by zippy at 3:08 PM on November 4, 2009


Baffled. I get to the bomb... and then I try all three wires... no luck!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 3:09 PM on November 4, 2009


SPOILER ALERT

turn the tuning dial back and forth and observe where the display flashes red - the top and bottom numbers are relevant
posted by davey_darling at 3:10 PM on November 4, 2009


37058 and it seemed to take forever to solve
posted by fatbaq at 3:12 PM on November 4, 2009


NO SOAP? RADIO!
posted by NoraReed at 3:14 PM on November 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ah, never mind, I'm now up to the battery. Urk.
posted by zippy at 3:19 PM on November 4, 2009


I found this the other day via jayisgames. This was a pretty enjoyable twist on the whole room-escape sorta genre.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:30 PM on November 4, 2009


Baffled. I get to the bomb... and then I try all three wires... no luck! posted by lupus_yonderboy

The answer is right in the post text.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:37 PM on November 4, 2009


SPOILER: walkthrough here.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 3:40 PM on November 4, 2009


37165, but only after I blew up part of Tokyo.
posted by tula at 3:41 PM on November 4, 2009


37191
posted by toxic at 3:44 PM on November 4, 2009


37194. I feel like I've really accomplished something here.
posted by stavrogin at 3:45 PM on November 4, 2009


37193. Protip: If you get stuck, flip the radio over. This is true multiple times.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:45 PM on November 4, 2009


Stavrogin, I think you owe me a Coke or something for posting a higher number before I got to posting mine.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:46 PM on November 4, 2009


37200. I beat Keanu.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:47 PM on November 4, 2009


The real question is, who was 37192? He's right behind me, isn't he?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:47 PM on November 4, 2009


Screw it, I'm going to take the Shatner solution: decompile the flash, and reprogram it so there is only one screw holding the whole thing together.

Must. Change. Conditions. of. the. Test.
posted by chambers at 3:51 PM on November 4, 2009


that as a lot of fun
posted by nadawi at 3:54 PM on November 4, 2009


DAMN YOU I was already late for a meeting. Sigh. I'll be back, radio.
posted by Miko at 4:03 PM on November 4, 2009


Please prying coke out of cold dead hands. your have only screwdriver. The tool you can use is the screwdriver. No element of surprise is being assuming. Good luck.
posted by stavrogin at 4:03 PM on November 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fun!
posted by meinvt at 4:06 PM on November 4, 2009


37300 which just happens to be my lucky number.
posted by allen.spaulding at 4:09 PM on November 4, 2009


37308.

which just happens to be 8 more than allen.spaulding's lucky number.
posted by niles at 4:12 PM on November 4, 2009


37317!
posted by Liver at 4:16 PM on November 4, 2009


37376 fun times
posted by selenized at 4:31 PM on November 4, 2009


37423!
posted by Jimbob at 4:43 PM on November 4, 2009


37435. Neat.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:46 PM on November 4, 2009


37479. Rock on.
posted by datacenter refugee at 4:59 PM on November 4, 2009


37496!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:04 PM on November 4, 2009


37540. My goal was 37536 - so close!
posted by deliquescent at 5:16 PM on November 4, 2009


37563. Damn wire cutters are a trick!
posted by Burhanistan at 5:25 PM on November 4, 2009


37574... but i'm not quite sure what i did at the end there.
posted by pokermonk at 5:29 PM on November 4, 2009


37566. I realized this is just another locked door sort of puzzle. But for some reason the twist of it being taking something apart made it more fun.

Someone needs to combine this format with take apart guides or car repair manuals.
posted by jeribus at 5:30 PM on November 4, 2009


37594 - but is that really the score? there's another number in the top right corner.
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 5:36 PM on November 4, 2009


"Dismantlement" is my new favorite word.
posted by Limiter at 5:38 PM on November 4, 2009


No, you're the 37594th player (of that particular rendering...there are other versions of this game out there) to win.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:39 PM on November 4, 2009


okay, i figured it wasn't teh score since it didn't go up after the 2nd time through.
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 5:41 PM on November 4, 2009


that was hillarious.
posted by djduckie at 5:49 PM on November 4, 2009


37629!
posted by emeiji at 5:49 PM on November 4, 2009


Guh. 37681st person to dismantle the thing.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:06 PM on November 4, 2009


37723. I guess I'll come back to this in a few days when it's a little higher xD;
posted by rubah at 6:24 PM on November 4, 2009


37727!
posted by sexyrobot at 6:26 PM on November 4, 2009


Woohoo! 37738!
posted by misha at 6:30 PM on November 4, 2009


37745
posted by yeoz at 6:35 PM on November 4, 2009


37742
posted by jpziller at 6:36 PM on November 4, 2009


Finally. I just had to step away and get distracted from it for a few minutes, and then it all clicked. Hooray ADD!!!

There is some wonderful realtionship between ADD and Zen thought. If one were to consider- Oooh, firetrucks!!!

/wanders off in search of firetrucks, starts playing the piano I passed on the way, and comes back 20 minutes later to finish this post.
posted by chambers at 7:02 PM on November 4, 2009


37841 - Who keeps two locks and a bomb inside their radio and what kind of bomber outright writes down the combination to one one his locks ON THE LOCK??
posted by zachlipton at 7:06 PM on November 4, 2009


I Am the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight!
posted by hrbrmstr at 7:12 PM on November 4, 2009


37864, but I totally used the instructions. And you know what? Cheating did not ruin the experience.

Hm! Take that, Mom!
posted by heyho at 7:15 PM on November 4, 2009


37985. Larger numbers are better, right?


I suspect these numbers are sequentially counting users and is not a score. So the people upthread can suck it.
posted by mazola at 7:57 PM on November 4, 2009


38211, tough puzzle.
posted by schyler523 at 9:31 PM on November 4, 2009


38255
posted by exlotuseater at 10:04 PM on November 4, 2009


38268. (The end was a bit non-intuitive.)
posted by Kikkoman at 10:11 PM on November 4, 2009


38341. At this rate, we'll never get to 79053...
posted by daniel_charms at 10:59 PM on November 4, 2009


38349.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:01 PM on November 4, 2009


38501. The real solution to the problem is finding Jack Bauer or MacGruber.
posted by Plug1 at 2:21 AM on November 5, 2009


Sweet! I did it, and I hate puzzles. This required some insight, almost intuitive, and a lot of fiddling.

I don't see a number in the 38xxx range. The only number I see is a LOT higher :|
posted by Xoebe at 4:30 AM on November 5, 2009


Amazing. AMAZING!
posted by dearsina at 5:06 AM on November 5, 2009


38671. Any more of these? I have a meeting free day today!
posted by genefinder at 6:03 AM on November 5, 2009


38701!
posted by emmling at 6:32 AM on November 5, 2009


I've never done one of these before. I had a really high number and I needed the walk-thru. HOWEVER, I believe I have discovered a new way to use up some of the free time I have during the day. THANKS Japanese radio!!!!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:10 AM on November 5, 2009


38769 at fucking last.
posted by Paid In Full at 7:47 AM on November 5, 2009


Tip: this can also be sloved with a Q-tip, a spork and a packet of Splenda.
posted by hellbient at 9:01 AM on November 5, 2009


How incredibly unsatisfying. 38910.
posted by chocolate_butch at 10:18 AM on November 5, 2009


Cute!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 10:25 AM on November 5, 2009


38942
posted by mrgrimm at 10:55 AM on November 5, 2009


39032

That code killed me. Even after i cheated several times i still couldn't get it
posted by criticalbill at 12:04 PM on November 5, 2009


Even after i cheated several times i still couldn't get it

Fascinating. Care to elaborate?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:10 PM on November 5, 2009


39155
posted by Wanderlust88 at 1:48 PM on November 5, 2009


39106 - stupid ending...
posted by Bonzai at 1:50 PM on November 5, 2009


39159. What a great game. Thanks.
posted by motty at 1:50 PM on November 5, 2009


39172 - cool game :)
posted by Cogentesque at 3:54 AM on November 6, 2009


Yeah, suck it, radio!
posted by aubilenon at 12:54 AM on November 7, 2009


46343 - fun
posted by cmfletcher at 11:04 AM on November 8, 2009


46471, how come I didn't notice this post before. Fun, thanks!
posted by nonspecialist at 3:33 PM on November 8, 2009


49013 w/ walkthrough:)
posted by jan murray at 12:47 PM on November 10, 2009


59921. Wow, a lot of people play these.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:28 PM on November 27, 2009


61683. almost two thousand plays in a few hours... popular!
posted by SquidLips at 9:15 PM on November 28, 2009


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