Ice Breaker: The Gathering


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Mikeicebreakerthegathering-screen1.gifThe clans of the Norse-themed world of Nitrome's popular Ice Breaker series are gathering, but they need your help to release their Viking warriors from their icy, impossible, Goldbergian prisons! Ice Breaker: The Gathering is not only a new entry in Nitrome's Nordic physics-puzzle franchise, but also Nitrome's first foray into episodic gaming. The "clans" in question represent collections of eight levels, and starting this week with the Elder Clan, a new clan will be unlocked every week until shortly into the new year.

Fans of the series will be familiar with the mouse-based, click-and-drag "slicing" mechanic, which is used to release itty-bitty Norsemen from their icy sepulchres, cut loose various contraptions from their hempen bindings, and otherwise interact with the game world. The goal as always is to return the prodigal Vikings to their Head Jarl's longboat, where there will be much celebration at their return. Somewhat paradoxically, there does not seem to be much ice breaking in this installment of Ice Breaker, as Nitrome endeavors to increase the sorts of puzzles they can create by introducing new puzzle elements. The Elder Clan in particular makes heavy use of bombs, which can destroy ice, stone, and wood (and Viking!) alike, and which are detonated with the same slicing mechanic used in the rest of the game.

Analysis: Despite these newer elements supplanting the marquee mechanic of the game, the puzzles are still quite fun and rewarding, and largely require a fair bit of thinking without being too taxing. The bite-sized portions of the installments mean that they can be played guilt-free during any break in the workday, though some may crave more. With a new clan every week, however, those with larger appetites will not have long to wait. Also, Nitrome has introduced a new feature which allows players who restart a difficult level three times to bypass that level and unlock the next. Players have to wait a full day before the new level unlocks, so there is still incentive to complete these stumpers on your own, but it is another way to feed your Ice Breaker fix, should you ever get stuck.

Ice Breaker: The Gathering provides short but succulent tidbits of new Ice Breaker levels for fans of the series. It will be interesting to see how Nitrome's experiment in episodic gaming develops, and if we will see other episodic games from them in the future.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Ice Breaker: The Gathering Walkthrough (part 1)

For level 1:

Start by cutting off the end of the flame. Now cut the ice just to the right of the bomb. When to bomb hits the rock explode it. Cut the Viking loose

For level 2

Cut the first third off the ice so that it spins the wheel.

For level 3

You need to explode the 3 bombs so that they stay on the right of the hinge. This means that you explode the top one, then the one to the left and lastly the right one. No timing is necessary.

Level 4:

First explode the bottom bomb. When the rock has stopped rotating cut loose the top bomb. Explode this when it has stopped moving. Then, this bit requires some timing, cut loose the last bomb and the Viking at almost the same time. Viking first. You now need to explode the bomb before the Viking reaches the location of the bomb.

Level 5:

This level involves cutting loose the stones. You need to cut loose a stone and wait for the result to cascade through the switches. you will need to cut loose enough stones so that all the switches have been changed.

This is 8 stones

Then cut loose the Viking.

Level 6:

Cut loose the bombs so they land over the notched areas of the rock.(they will roll to the correct place if you are off by a bit)

Level 7:

Line the bombs up with the notches in the stone, then explode them.

Level 8:

Cut the bomb loose, explode it when it is between the two joints, make sure to leave the joint on the left intact. After the rock and wood have latched cut the ice the Viking is in free form the rock. Now cut the bird free.

Now:

Wait for the 21st of December

Ice Breaker: The Gathering Walkthrough
Part 2 (First Clan)


Level 9

Cut off the top part of the ice on the left when the hand is all the way at the bottom. It should come back up and push the wood up so that the viking falls into the boat.

Level 10

Cut off one of the spokes off the ice so it is pushed up and tips the right viking into the boat. As soon as this happens, cut off the next spoke. The pieces of ice should align end-to-end, so they turn the cross on the right further and send the next viking into the boat.

Level 11

Make a cut sloping down diagonally between the two leftmost gray dots. Make a similar cut to the left of the two right dots. Cut off the left viking when the ice is all the way down, then cut off the right viking when the ice is just even with the boat.

Level 12

Make a cut so the frozen viking on the lower right slides into the boat. Then cut the two ropes so the unfrozen viking falls in. Cut off the upper right frozen viking, then make a sloping cut going down right under the remaining viking. Then make a sloping up right cut so it slides into the boat.

Level 13

Make a cut so that the left viking falls into the tray just as it is passing under. Then make a cut so the right viking slides in as the tray is coming up. This may take several tries to get right. Finally, cut the tray open as it is passing over the boat.

Level 14

Cut all the ice out from under the viking. Cut the viking off, leaving plenty of ice above the viking. Hopefully it should end up on the platform. Then cut all the rest of the ice off so the viking is lifted up. Make a sloping cut in the ice you saved so the viking slides into the boat.

Level 15

Cut off the lowermost piece of rock so that it slides into the sea without disturbing the vikings too much. Then cut the ice out from under the moving rock. When the moving rock is on its way to the left, cut the left rope off the rock holding the bottom right viking. Then cut the other rope so that the rock swings into the sea. Do the same for the lower left viking, except do it as the moving rock is on its way to the right and cut the right rope first. Then, when the moving rock is on its way to the left, cut the right rope on the middle rock piece, which may be holding two vikings by now. Cut the other rope so that it swings into the sea. Finally, cut the left rope on the top right viking so it falls into the boat. If necessary, cut the right rope holding the top left viking.

Level 16

First, cut all the ice on the left off. Then cut off the entire piece of ice in the middle, which holds both vikings, as the moving rock passes under the hanging rock. Cut the vikings off as they pass over the boat.

148 Comments

Awesome game. I like bombs.

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A SEQUEL?
HUZZAH!

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Once again, a great game by Nitrome. And once again it is ruined by the inability to scroll around decently.

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flowerdoggie Author Profile Page December 14, 2009 4:57 PM

I can't beat level two of the elder clan!

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I went to their website to play this after seeing this review on Facebook, but it isn't listed on their website. I could only play it through your links. How peculiar.

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flowerdoggie Author Profile Page December 14, 2009 5:05 PM

Never mind. Power of the post!

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one of the buttons on the top of the screen (next to music) turns off the use of the mouse as a scrolling tool. the arrows are then used.

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Man, they REALLY ramp up the difficulty level on this game. I can't get past bloody level 3!

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Its not actually that hard. Just think about all the things you can do and think out the box. A few of the levels also require timing.

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try all combinations. for some levels it will give a hint, like putting little notches in the rock

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Yay! I'm the tenth one to post! Only been in the first 100 before! Well, I love this game series, so let's play!

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Oh my gosh... can I at least know if level 3 requires timing? I'm getting frustrated. :(

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Also, I'm stuck on level 4, I think. Any help?

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For level 3:

you need to explode the 3 bombs so that they stay on the right of the hinge. This means that you explode the top one, then the one to the right and lastly the left one. No timing is necessary.

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For level 4:

first explode the bottom bomb.When the rock has stopped rotating cut loose the top bomb. Explode this when it has stopped moving. then, this bit requires some timing, cut loose the last bomb and the Viking at almost the same time. viking first. you now need to explode the bomb before the viking reaches the location of the bomb.

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Ice Breaker: The Gathering Walkthrough (part 1)

For level 1:

Start by cutting off the end of the flame. Now cut the ice just to the right of the bomb. When to bomb hits the rock explode it. Cut the Viking loose

For level 2

Cut the first third off the ice so that it spins the wheel.

For level 3

You need to explode the 3 bombs so that they stay on the right of the hinge. This means that you explode the top one, then the one to the left and lastly the right one. No timing is necessary.

Level 4:

First explode the bottom bomb. When the rock has stopped rotating cut loose the top bomb. Explode this when it has stopped moving. Then, this bit requires some timing, cut loose the last bomb and the Viking at almost the same time. Viking first. You now need to explode the bomb before the Viking reaches the location of the bomb.

Level 5:

This level involves cutting loose the stones. You need to cut loose a stone and wait for the result to cascade through the switches. you will need to cut loose enough stones so that all the switches have been changed.

This is 8 stones

Then cut loose the Viking.

Level 6:

Cut loose the bombs so they land over the notched areas of the rock.(they will roll to the correct place if you are off by a bit)

Level 7:

Line the bombs up with the notches in the stone, then explode them.

Level 8:

Cut the bomb loose, explode it when it is between the two joints, make sure to leave the joint on the left intact. After the rock and wood have latched cut the ice the Viking is in free form the rock. Now cut the bird free.

Now:

Wait for the 21st of December

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Also, I'm stuck on level 4, I think. Any help?

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Ignore the comment I just accidently sent. Thanks, hengehog.

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Love this. Probably (as of now...) the easiest episode yet of the entire Ice Breaker series. And even without their signature "Nitromehard" ingredient, they still pull off an awesome game!

And the bombs make nice puzzles. Nice to see we can FINALLY get rid of that annoying stone that always hampered us previously.

Keep up the AWESOME work,

(And the episodes!)

-Ryan

(P.S. Nice to know this isn't a Mochicoin game. Nitrome may have to work on more dextrous handling of what to pay for...)

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Well, this one is a big improvement over the last sequel. This was almost as fun as the first one, but the bomb-based puzzles almost feel like a different game.

Still, pretty fun. Too bad about the clan-based thing, at least for me, because I'll most likely forget about it before they release more puzzles. Oh well!

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Anyone else having no luck at all loading the game? After the first loading, it has a fancy script that says "Loading", and under that "0%" . . . but nothing more happens.

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Finally a (part of a) Nitrome game that I can finish without losing the will to live! Interesting puzzles and easy to control once I turned off the mouse scrolling. I much prefer this episode style, hopefully the other installments will be as much fun.

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It's so much better than red clan :D
I even think I like it better than the original one, it's really thinking instead of just trying something (like red clan...). I think all clans have their own style, which is a fun thing in my opinion, like the elder clan does have much stone and bombs.
4400 is my highest score so far, I think that puts me first in the highscore list... but it seems like submitting doesn't work anymore. Nevermind, I think I can get 4450... but I'm not so sure about that...

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nevermind, someone did get 4800 points, I don't get it :o, I thought that 4500 or something was the maximun you could get :o

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Highest score possible:

Level 1

2 cuts (700)

Level 2

1 cut (800)

Level 3

3 cuts (600)

Level 4

4 cuts (500)

Level 5

4 cuts (500)

Level 6

2 cuts (700)

Level 7

5 cuts (450)

Level 8

2 cuts (700)

Total Score

4950

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This was the ONLY Ice Breaker game I could do without a walkthrough, so those who say it's harder than the other ones are wrong. :P I totally agree with julian ('it's really thinking instead of just trying something')

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@Tobie

I'd be interested to hear how to get level 5 with only 4 cuts... That's the only one that I can't get the maximum score on.

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@Jimbog, for level 5:

Is it possible to drop 2 stones the first 3 cuts and 1 stone + the viking, but it is really hard to do it that way...

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i love the way they build up tension by adding a clan each week. i didnt think theyd make another, theve already made a sequel! if so, where is final ninja 3?! still the best website with all the right games!!

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spiderking2009 December 15, 2009 4:59 PM

I'm stuck on level 7 on the elder clan.

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Well, this game is certainly better than the last few games from Nitrome. I found those games unengaging and unoriginal, but Icebreaker: The Gathering reaffirms my faith in Nitrome. However, it is not free of my complaint with most Nitrome games: the first 90% of levels are easy and the final 10% are very hard.

Nitrome seems to be able to get over this problem, however. Some games are too easy, like Final Ninja; others, like Roly Poly, are much too hard throughout. However, a few games, such as Fat Cat and Graveyard Shift have achieved a happy balance throughout, and I do believe that Nitrome is capable of extending this trait to their other games. Some times all it takes is getting rid of or toning down a single stage or object in a level to make its difficulty optimum.

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Aaaargh! It's waaaay too short!
Not so hard though, it's jsut the beginning I guess.

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Tip if your stuck,

type in which icebreaker game your playing (think there are 3 now), and the level into youtube, and you can watch the solution.

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Gotta agree with GQWeasle: the game would be much more fun without having to wrestle with scrolling while trying to play. Please Nitrome, just give us a bigger viewport. Are people with 640x480 screens really such a huge market these days? I'm sitting here with a 1650x900 screen, and scrolling a tiny rectangle around to play the game. I feel like I'm wearing a paper-mache mask with a 10-degree field of view.

That being said, I played through this one and am looking forward to the next episode.
Enjoyed the level that had the latching action.

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Lars: Agreed. And the latching level- as it started to happen I went OMG THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN. And then it did!

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I've just found an easier way to do level 5 with only 4 cuts:

First drop 3 stones, then drop 1, then drop 2, it will be a lot easier now to drop the viking and a stone.

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You can actually do level 3 in 2 cuts, so the highest possible score is 5050 :D.

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Anyone notice there was no ice?

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I love this game. The "skip level" feature is really nice, allowing you to skip a level if you find it too hard, but not allowing it immediately.

@Scott: There is ice, but perhaps a more accurate title would be "Ice Bomber"...

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Precious Roy December 16, 2009 9:58 PM

I know what you mean Scott, I blame global warming.

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Now with the bombs in this game i actually cant see the difference between wood and rock... :\

Both cant be cut, but can be blown up and they are both moveable in-game.

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Cabbagehat December 17, 2009 9:35 PM

Wood can move freely, while rock is bound by those...knobs.

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I'm still stuck on level 4... =(

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Actually in Icebreaker Red Clan the rocks are movable too while on other levels the wood is solid. And besides the bombs can blow up those knobs easily.

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Sorry for double post :\

Btw on Level 3 in first row...

It can be beaten in 2 clicks if you time it right. First cut the right bomb and then if you are lucky you can cut the previosly top bomb before it hits ground so it will blow up the knot with out breaking the rock in two. This will make the hole rock fall and land on the edge of boat and on the rock pole to the left. The angle will make the viking slide down into the boat = Wins!

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It is the 21 December now, why can't i play the new levels?

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cant complete level 3 of first clan

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Kingsy - Level 4
Did you try the walkthrough on top of these comments? I'm sure, you will find help there :)

Greetings, Kayleigh

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The new levels are working for me just fine, I like them better than the first set, the difficulty level seems a lot better.

However, I am currently stuck on the last level, level 16, so any help with that would be much appreciated.

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I love the new levels! Well so far only levels 1&2 I can't get past level 3. I really really don't want to do the unlock tomorrow thing. So if anyone can help, that would be nice.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 10:45 AM

I'm stuck on the same one (level 11) I can wait until tomorrow to unlock it but I want to know how to beat it.

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Level 14 anyone? I'm stuck there.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 11:35 AM

MPeti, Maybe if you can help with level 11 we can help with 14 once we get there?

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I think that I have to...

place e piece of ice with theviking into that hollow, let it go down a bit, then place another piece of ice to the top of the rock moving up. It should make the viking's stone swing back and throw him to the boat. The problem is that I can't get any rocks to that rock moving up :S

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On 11:

Cut the ice so the end on the right falls down but the left part is connected by 1 'pin'. Then it's just timing: cut the ropes at the right time and the vikings will slide to the boat.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 11:40 AM

Oh, and for those of you who despise the mouse scrolling you can turn it off and use WASD or the arrows to scroll.

And yeah for the POP!

Level 11

cut the guy on the right down and cut the right end of the ice to the left of the anchor points on an angle \. As the arrow starts to rise cut the left end between the anchor points \ . This will make it like a hinge. Once the first guy is in cut the second guy loose again, as the arrow begins to rise.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 11:46 AM

Ok, for 14 here's my idea... just can't get it to work...

If you load the cup with just ice then cut the viking so he lands on the top of the hammer like piece then it's just a matter of getting him to slide to the left and into the boat.

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Well, I tried something like that before I read your comment, and

I was mostly lucky, but it WORKED! The piece of ice under the viking was lower on the left side, so he slid down into the boat.

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Woots! Even did 15, but now totally stuck on 16.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 12:39 PM

Me too. I feel like I've tried everything and still no luck

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level 13?

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I managed to

get the viking on the right to the boat by cutting the big rock into that floating rock, then when it's going to the right, I cut the viking on the right a moment before it gets under it, so it doesn't really land on it, but it gets pushed to the right into the boat. But I can't do that on the left viking, he's too far :S

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I could be mad December 21, 2009 2:10 PM

on level 16 if you get rid of the ice at the bottom then cut the long bit of rock loose you can (if you time it right) drop the vikings onto the boat.

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I did level 16 by

first cutting all of the ice on the left off, then cutting the entire giant piece of ice that the vikings dangle from while the platform passes under the rock in the middle. Make sure you cut the big ice piece above the joints where the vikings hand from. The rock will be sitting on top of the platform, and the big horizontal piece will hold the vikings dangling out on either side of the moving platform. After that, YHTBTR.

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I need help on level 9 right now. How does the hand work? There is no help panel! Help!

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Never mind!

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meester man Author Profile Page December 21, 2009 4:43 PM

Level 12 help please?

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Level 16 help:

Cut the rock free and drop it into the water. You don't need it.

When the moving cup gets under the ice at the left side, cut it where it narrows back down. This provides the platform for your vikings.

As the rock is headed back to the right, cut down the vikings. They should land on the ice platform more to the left than the right, and both need to be on the platform.

As the cup starts to move under the rocky ledge on the right, slice the platform at about a 30 degree angle from horizontal under the left viking (timing is big here). Both should then take an icy header into the boat. Slice and dice as needed.

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just finished 16 for those of u who seem to be struggling. tried a bit of an unorthodox approach by cutting the whole top ice hanging thing off with everything attached. took a very long time to get it right, but it was cool, and fun to watch the failures!

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Level 14 help. Nothing anyone's suggested is working.

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Stuck on 15 now. halp plz!

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II'm stuck on Level 14 of the Gathering- any tips?

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I am also stuck on level 15. Anyone have any suggestions?

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stayathomedad December 22, 2009 10:27 AM

Level 15:

I kept trying to get all the vikings down to one level and then a big dump at the end. First, drop the ice shelf. Then, get rid of the long platform at the bottom, using the moving "Viking Rock" to push it aside. After that, it works to just work your way up starting with the bottom left viking and go one at a time. Make sure to get rid of each platform as you get that viking to the longboat.

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At 9:37 a.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday December 23, ignore my previous post. Period. By the way, this game has much more complex (and better) music than the first two in its series. Great game! I must say, though, the "movie" that Nitrome shows to link you to it makes me unable to wait until Monday (generically) for the next clans. Well, I have to wait, no matter what. Again, great game! If they make a fourth, I hope it isn't an episodic game. Fun genre, but I like Icebreaker games to come out with the whole game at once. So much is improved, in any case. That was a lot to say!

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Level 14:

First cut the ice just under the viking with a slope going from top right to bottom left. Then cut straight across just over the viking. This should cause him to drop, hit the sloped ice below him, and land on the stone platform. Then cut a large chunk of ice from above where the viking was trapped. This will drop, push down on the lever, and force the viking up and over into the boat.

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page December 22, 2009 4:07 PM

Andrew & nick, what a great solution! Almost too simple to see.

I cut off the dangling rock first which made it ore stable and got them into the boat in one try!

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Gathering Fan December 22, 2009 6:25 PM

Level nine? Please help?

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nitrome lover December 23, 2009 7:39 AM

whenever i got stuck (i didn't find sites with walkthroughs on it THEN, but...) i just clicked on "retry level" a few times, until a new option that reads "i'm stuck!" came on. Then i clicked it, and it tells me that it will unlock the level for me, so i don't even have to do it. Sweet!!

i know my friends call me a cheater, and some people here might too, but you guys write walkthroughs and stuff here too. anyways, i might as well add: I AM A CHEATER! ha! because i really cheat a lot. i am hopeless at puzzle games which need thinking. i cannot do with puzzles. but here's the wierd thing: i looooooooove nitrome! because, as you know, nitrome has loads of puzzle games and i still love it.

Well, i guess i am TOTALLY boring you out with my comment, if you are reading it. SORRY SORRY SORRY and a million apolagies! mm, you probably already stopped reading by this point anyway.

i don't know why i'm still typing, but i'm REALLY bored, so... but anyways, just remember my tip: (if you even started reading it) if you press "retry" a few times, and the "i'm stuck!" button shows up, click it.

last thing i'm to type:
nitrome, you are AWESOME so please keep going! and please don't forget me, i am your big fan!

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Ineedhelp! December 23, 2009 9:39 AM

Level 12

I got all the viking in the boat except the one on the far right. What do I do?

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level 12? anyone?

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meester man Author Profile Page December 23, 2009 11:39 AM

Gathering Fan, you must

Cut the oblong shape on top of the berg on the left so it falls into the hand. No timing is needed.

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@ Kayleigh,

I did try the walkthroughs but I just didn't understand them. I eventually ( sorry about my spelling!) figured them out. But now I'm stuck on level 7! I just had it, but the people stuck in the ice tipped into the water! HELP PLEASE!!!

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I completed level 7!!! Now, on to level 8...

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maybe those vikings should learn to walk!

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cheeseburp December 24, 2009 4:22 PM

For level 4, An easier way is to:

Cut the bottom bomb first, when rock is all way over, cut viking, then top, then last.

Is it me or is the Captcha hard to read sometimes.

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@Tobie

For level 3 I got 700 with 2 cuts

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Umm... noone else tried the Rave clan yet? O.o I'm at level 23 atm, it's hard but I think I'll manage, well let's hope.

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Finished both 23 and 24. They are both easier than they seem at first, though I was a bit lucky as well. :D This was the easiest clan so far I think.

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Moss is fun. But I absolutely hate those levels that are basically just a viking in a hunk of ice. They sucked in the first game and they were no fun in any game.

My favorite level was the one with the bomb and the bouncing rock lever.

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stuck on lvl 21. help?

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Kaimason1, to beat level 21, drop thee bomb in the hole on the bouncing lever and try to explode it right before it flies out. Then try t drop the viking before the rest of the lever knocks you away.

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anyone want to help me with level 19?

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lvl 22? anyone know how to beat lvl 22?

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Tripudelops December 29, 2009 1:28 PM

eragon...go here to figure out 22

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I have dial-up, so i cant watch the video. Can anyone put up a text walkthrough of 22?

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I have dial-up, so I cant watch that video. Could you just post a text walkthrough?

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22 isn't too hard, just cut a rectangle that is wider on the bottom left corner (this is for the right square) than the top right corner that isn't connected to any nail. for the left one, you need to isolate the gremlin thing so that it's only connected to the bottom right corner and swing it over.

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I must say, the Raven Clan seemed easier than the first two. Unlike the Elder and First Clans, I did not have to use any spoilers. On level 22, I had a large difficulty in execution, getting the right Viking down first try, but having to reset many, many times to get down the left Viking. The first time I got the left Viking down, the right one got stuck. Much later, the second time I got the left Viking down, I finally got the right Viking down as well. Phew! It was still kind of strange, though.

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MissManiac94 January 2, 2010 9:38 AM

I know an easier way to do level 21 than orrib®'s way.

cut the ice on the left so it tips right, this blocks the lever from bouncing. Then you simply drop the bomb and blow it up. then drop the viking into the boat!

Simple!

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meester man Author Profile Page January 2, 2010 11:43 AM

Could someone please post parts 2 and 3 walkthrough?

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Well, what do you people think about the new Red Clan? Am I always the first one here to try it? :P I just finished level 27. 25 and 26 were quite easy, this one was trickier. Now I'm gonna continue, hope I won't get stuck. :D

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Yay, just finished the last one. Ask me if you need help, though I might have trouble with explaining, I'm not native English :S

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page January 4, 2010 3:01 PM

Yes please... I'm stuck on 29.

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How do you get past level 27

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page January 4, 2010 3:06 PM

Nevermind... POP!

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MightSeriouslyBeCrazy Author Profile Page January 4, 2010 3:50 PM

jdub,
Level 27

as the top spinner is coming around to the right, cut the right most piece of ice (the forked piece). You'll have to time it so that it jams the top spinner. Then cut down the left viking as he's swinging left and do the same with the right viking.

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A whole week to wait for the last levels? I think this third version of Icebreaker has been the best one so far. Keep 'em coming!

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Help on level 31? Anyone?

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I must say, the Raven Clan seemed easier than the first two. Unlike the Elder and First Clans, I did not have to use any spoilers. On level 22, I had a large difficulty in execution, getting the right Viking down first try, but having to reset many, many times to get down the left Viking. The first time I got the left Viking down, the right one got stuck. Much later, the second time I got the left Viking down, I finally got the right Viking down as well. Phew! It was still kind of strange, though.

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noopynick Author Profile Page January 5, 2010 5:14 PM

ugh 31..... it's tough! i have gotten one or the other, but not on the same try!

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Anonymous January 5, 2010 11:04 PM

lvl 31

you have to cut the bottom of the hammer things so they start moving towards the boat and then cut the shaft at an angle down towards the boat...ideal the top half will get stuck on the pivot....and then just slide them in

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Anonymous January 6, 2010 7:29 AM

how do you do level 22

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Anonymous January 6, 2010 9:14 AM

Easier, level 31 solution:

Cut diagonally down through the shafts towards the boat. The hooks at the top should lodge on the spike created and rotate you under the killer blocks. Only needs 2 cuts.

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Anonymous January 7, 2010 10:49 AM

lv 29 plz.

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Hiw di you beat lvl 25?

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Level 29

Attach the grabbing rock three times to the square pointy rock. Grab the rotating rock as it comes round and it will lift everything up, dislodging the Viking on the plank. He'll slide onto the ice and then it's a 1-cut problem

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levster96 January 7, 2010 5:23 PM

lvl 28 help please?

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new part out today!!

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finished it!! anyone need any help then holler! or look on aol video...
i only got help on ne level (38)

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finished it!! only got help on one level (37)... check on aol video if you're stuck...

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christopher January 11, 2010 5:37 PM

help on 36 plz

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I'm stuck on 39 (the before last one).

I got the left one in but the viking on the right seems quasi impossible.

For the left viking :

While I do not wish to assume your skill at placing bolts in the Hunter clan's special rock, if you have gotten to this level you must be relatively good.

Start with a low angle (say 30-40 degree) cut underneath the rock. Using momentum and spins, bolt and unbolt so as to bring the rock under the ice (and the frozen viking) at an angle pointing into the boat. It should be in the middle of the of the space between boat, sea and ice, touching none.

Now simply cut off a chunk of what's left. The block coming down should look like a pointy L.

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Help with level 40 please

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Milesoneill January 12, 2010 3:56 AM

Level 40 spoiler

Start a cut in the slot on the righthand side (1.e. at the end of the slot) - make the cut at 45 degrees downwards and to the left, so most of the lower ice drops away. Then chop the ice at the righthand pin so the ice "arm" will swing down and under the warrior (see, the first cut created a bucket for him to fall into). Drop the warrior into the arm, and on the back swing quickly cut the ice and he'll fly into the ship. Done!

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level 39, the viking on the right:

place a bolt at the bottom of the screwy hunter clan rock, then cut off the ice below it so the rock is freed, and it will swing round and smack the viking through the air onto the ship

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Level 21

For 21, Cut the left side of the ice lighter so that the hammer swing to stop the mad lever. Drop the bomb, blast it, then it's done.

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Help on Lvl 20 please.

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This is a partial walk through of 37. it is too long. If it helps you let me know.

if you have been working on 37 for a while you know how to place the Viking on the right into the boat. do this. (cut both ropes and then pace a bolt slightly to the left in this piece of rock then one on the left so the viking lands in the boat.

now unscrew these bolts and drop the rock.

now drop the second rock form the right a bit and secure it with two bolts.

you now need to set the last rock with nothing on it at a slight angle pointing down towards the boat.
cut off the two points of ice above this rock.
Cut the ice at the top of the screen off so it forms a bridge from the angled rock to the boat.

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level 20

This is an image that has cut numbers on it for level 20. the end result will be the ice rotating around the top hinge.

for cut 5 you really may only need one cut in that area.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HO4RaAee7oI/S06XXBqzBdI/AAAAAAAAAO4/DUTeX281e18/s144/level%2020.JPG

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Thanks, Milesoneill, for the level 40 walkthrough. It worked!

I liked the "wait a week for the next levels" thing with this one. Too bad it's over for now.
Btw I liked this one better than The Red Clan, fewer balloon viking ladies and flying birds, I think.

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Thanks for the lvl 39 and lvl 40 spoilers. Loved the ending screen :D

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anyone help me on 32? thx

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I need help with 38.

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anyone at 40? it looks impossible...

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SuperPawz January 20, 2010 7:33 PM

help help help on 36!

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Anonymous January 22, 2010 7:57 AM

ive found a real easy way - cut from the top hand little notch on the main shaft to the oppostire bottom hand notch diagonally below it - works on both sides- and only 1 cut each!

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Anonymous January 25, 2010 5:14 AM

that last comment was for level 31 guys

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Ice Breaker: The Gathering Walkthrough
Part 2 (First Clan)


Level 9

Cut off the top part of the ice on the left when the hand is all the way at the bottom. It should come back up and push the wood up so that the viking falls into the boat.

Level 10

Cut off one of the spokes off the ice so it is pushed up and tips the right viking into the boat. As soon as this happens, cut off the next spoke. The pieces of ice should align end-to-end, so they turn the cross on the right further and send the next viking into the boat.

Level 11

Make a cut sloping down diagonally between the two leftmost gray dots. Make a similar cut to the left of the two right dots. Cut off the left viking when the ice is all the way down, then cut off the right viking when the ice is just even with the boat.

Level 12

Make a cut so the frozen viking on the lower right slides into the boat. Then cut the two ropes so the unfrozen viking falls in. Cut off the upper right frozen viking, then make a sloping cut going down right under the remaining viking. Then make a sloping up right cut so it slides into the boat.

Level 13

Make a cut so that the left viking falls into the tray just as it is passing under. Then make a cut so the right viking slides in as the tray is coming up. This may take several tries to get right. Finally, cut the tray open as it is passing over the boat.

Level 14

Cut all the ice out from under the viking. Cut the viking off, leaving plenty of ice above the viking. Hopefully it should end up on the platform. Then cut all the rest of the ice off so the viking is lifted up. Make a sloping cut in the ice you saved so the viking slides into the boat.

Level 15

Cut off the lowermost piece of rock so that it slides into the sea without disturbing the vikings too much. Then cut the ice out from under the moving rock. When the moving rock is on its way to the left, cut the left rope off the rock holding the bottom right viking. Then cut the other rope so that the rock swings into the sea. Do the same for the lower left viking, except do it as the moving rock is on its way to the right and cut the right rope first. Then, when the moving rock is on its way to the left, cut the right rope on the middle rock piece, which may be holding two vikings by now. Cut the other rope so that it swings into the sea. Finally, cut the left rope on the top right viking so it falls into the boat. If necessary, cut the right rope holding the top left viking.

Level 16

First, cut all the ice on the left off. Then cut off the entire piece of ice in the middle, which holds both vikings, as the moving rock passes under the hanging rock. Cut the vikings off as they pass over the boat.

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Help on level 33??

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is there another one after "THE GATHERING"?

[Not yet -Jay]

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Anonymous June 13, 2010 2:12 AM

level 38 please

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Anonymous June 14, 2010 3:39 PM

thx, hengehog

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Anonymous June 14, 2010 3:43 PM

thx, Joey

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level 28 is really stupid, you cant do it easy. How do you get the guy in the middle?

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ive finished it but help on lvl38 plz

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Okay seriously how do I beat Level 2? I have literally tried about 30 times and it just won't work!
Maybe I misunderstood the Walkthrough's instructions...
But the closest I ever get the Viking jumps...and then lands in pretty much the exact same place as before.

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ilikewalkthrus Author Profile Page July 16, 2011 11:28 PM

can ANYONE help me on the raven clan? i tried it 10 times and i am stuck.

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