Suho1004 - its all about minute cursor movement - try going horizontally first till they are quite close then vertically.

Then refine it. It can be tricky.

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The reward for completing all of them is

credits??????

Man, SO not worth it. I can't believe I spent 15 minutes trying to do level 12. *resolves to read spoilers next time*

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To those who complain about game endings, here's an important life lesson:

The journey is the reward.

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Brandon May 21, 2007 11:29 PM

Can someone please do a video of 33, or describe very specifically what you're suppose to do?

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Loved this toy/game! Thanks for some enjoyable minutes.

Oh, and I agree with those who mentioned 26. Definitely delete the kidsafe tag on this one.

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I thought this was a great game. Very clean enjoyable fun that did not get old--for each stage was a completely new puzzle. Thanks jay.

And about the "The journey is the reward" comment. For the most part i agree. However sometimes the game makers need to do a proper job alerting the player that the journey has ended. I am not saying, however, that this game failed in that regard. I think i was just expecting a big climax to the end of my journey-- some epic quest that would be 6/5 stars that would be a solid finish to my star-finidng career... Perhaps the credits could have been made interactive.
:P

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Number 33:

Think of it as a 3 dimensional rod, use your mouse pointer as a sword and slice quickly through the block.

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I had trouble on level 33, and I think it was a hardware problem. I was using a trackball mouse and I had a low speed setting for the cursor. I changed my mouse settings to make the cursor travel as fast as possible, and the walkthrough method worked on the first try thereafter. So, to all who are having trouble: try altering your mouse settings, or try a different mouse.

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D-money May 22, 2007 1:43 AM

Great game! I did it all except for # 33 without help.....

I didn't let go of the mouse after my "slice"


Great job, can't wait for the sequel. Find the trapezoid?

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Argh--I can't type fast enough for 30, either. Best I managed was one repitition away from finishing.

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Awesome game, very enjoyable

needed help with 30 but did the rest myself (pfft keyboard... hehe)

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I loved the ending. the little trick was charming. The game was so beautiful and challenging, that it

was fun that the credits were incorporated in such a way.

No complaints here.
I also, think it's a bit much to label it anything but kidsafe. My three kids who are 5, 8 and 10 are constantly making jokes about

pulling down pants, bikini lines, etc.

Children don't need protection from such things, they're very much in on the joke and can enjoy it. To protect them from such benign things only makes them vulnerable in the real world.

Thanks, JIG Team, this is up there with the best!!

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Wonderful, wonderful game. And the "papery" feel of the entire thing fits perfectly.

I have to agree about the ending, though. I've been preparing myself for the ultimate puzzle (and dreading it quite a bit after all the trouble #36 put me through) and then... credits. Plink-plink. Maaajor letdown.

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Ezrabbit May 22, 2007 7:35 AM

Possible cheat for level 30, depending on what you've got:

For me, level 30 is impossible because I physically cannot type fast enough.
I have a Kenington Turbo Mouse 7, and the software which comes with Kensington products allows mouse clicks to activate keystrokes. So I just made one of the mouse buttons produce "iwillfindastar" when clicked. A few clicks and it's done in under 10 seconds!
So if you have Kensington Mouseworks, or some other software which allows you to produce keystroke effects with mouse clicks, you can use it to easily win level 30.

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ive changed the mouse settings and 33 still wont work 4 me, can any1 post a picture or a video that shows exactly how to slice the thing?

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tiggytiggy May 22, 2007 7:53 AM

for number 33- i followed jja's advice went to controlpanel/mouse and sped up my pointer speed (MAX) and i had it sliced before i knew what to do with myself

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Slow type and Level 30 (Windows users only)

If you can't type iwillfindastar fast enough you can have nnCron do it for you.
Download it on www.nncron.ru, install it and create a new task. In the advanced tab substitute last 3 line with:
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Action:
ShowNormal NormalPriority
PAUSE: 2000
SEND-KEYS: "iwillfindastariwillfindastar..."
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instead of "..." repeat the string 10 times
now run the task. you have 2 second to give focus the game, just click on it. You will se the whole star appear all together.
Actually I spent more time trying to type fast enough then what I spent to google for a keystroke emulator :)

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sweetcorn May 22, 2007 9:25 AM
-Se®pent- May 22, 2007 9:47 AM

This is a real pleasure for the eyes, every game is a little jewel.
Really great game, 30 minutes worth of pure delight.

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Yay! Finished the whole game without any hints!
The ending

credits were kinda unrewarding though

.

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I am so baffled on 28- anyone give a step by step or a screen shot? It is the only level holding me back.

Thanks :)

Stacey

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Anonymous May 22, 2007 12:58 PM

pg13? only in america.

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Starkraving May 22, 2007 1:36 PM

When you have connected the correct strings in #29, it won't look anything like a star. The strings only grow taut once you have the right parts connected. This is one detail no one has bothered to mention, and it might be a source of confusion for some.

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Truly wonderful game. I felt as if it were a visual representation of word puzzles (which I love)! Great to stare at the screen before that "Ah-ha!" moment--rarely too long, occasionally too short.

I didn't care for the typing puzzle, though. I mean, I type quickly enough, but I can see how it would be frustrating for those who don't. A bit unfair.

33? Well, the spoiler is above, but even after the answer was given, I truly didn't understand how I was supposed to "get" it, save from blindly moving my mouse about.

But those are minor issues. Would really like to see more games like this on the site!

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If you liked this game here are a couple of others you might like to try...

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I HIGHLY enjoyed this!!

The only one I couldn't manage on my own was #33, but I'd have sworn I'd already tried that, so who knows...thanks for the walkthrough, though!!

I actually quite enjoyed the end, as well. It underscored the cute and casual nature of the game. Very nice!

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azman648 May 22, 2007 7:40 PM

i have no sound on my computer, so i cant do 21. where exactly on the screen do i click?

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This is the most beautiful game Ive ever seen. It should win an award. Thank you Yoshio Ishii for a truly enjoyable game.

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needinghelp May 22, 2007 9:25 PM

what is 28? It is the only one i need, please help

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Robot Chicken May 22, 2007 9:36 PM

29 is the most ridiculous puzzle EVER. I hate it. Someone PLEASE make a picture, I know what I have to do but I have NO idea what ones go where. I hate this puzzle. I hate it.

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Finally did it. Some levels I passed without knowing what i was doing. Some are really tough. Stage 31 was strange I definitely didnt get it until i checked one of the spoilers. Overall Its great!

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29:

The sides need to be done in order. If going in one direction doesn't work, try the other way. When you've got it right, the extra slack will tighten and disappear.

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Stage 18: I figured out what I'm supposed to do, and I checked it against what's in the spoiler tags above, but it's still not working!

There's thirty circles, and you can darken four circles before the next click clears everything, so you must darken every sixth circle to make the five points of a star.
However, I've done this time and time again, I *know* I have the timing correct, but I'm not geting "stage clear." Does the star have to be oriented a certain way? Every other stage has a star pointing up, so I've tried that, and I've tried other rotations of the star. Nada. Very frustrating.

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Level 31

its actually not a weight.
its a wax ball
and the thing above it is a thermometer not a scale
but you do rub it to create heat and melt the wax

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help with 17 please!!???!!!

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lol nvm

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Oh how happy I am that keyboarding class was mandatory at my school. Without it, I would have never gotten past Lvl. 30. But because of it, It's a total breeze.

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Escapee May 23, 2007 12:43 PM

Fantastic game, I really enjoyed it, ideal to fill up some time, nice easy puzzles intermixed with more taxing ones! :)

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Hey beatifull game!! level 28

dont even think of drawing a normal hollywood type star...tink of the evil 5 point star and draw it on paper. remember the lines actually cross

now for 29...

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29 is so difficult, i've looked at pretty much all of the spoilers for it but i still can't figure it out. someone help please?

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hi can anyone help me with 21 it just doesn't seem to get me anywhere. please help its not my fault im blonde

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Chris Raab May 23, 2007 4:35 PM

30 took me forever to figure out, because I didn't think the keyboard was ever to be used. I thought the 'I' was part of the 33, and it was a hint. Either that, or it was saying to use the same concept as used on level 33 to beat it. Anywho, I usually have 11 seconds left when typing...

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The Annonymus Penguin May 23, 2007 4:43 PM

I don't get 21! I read the clue but I still don't understand >

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Thanks a lot, the game is extremely fun.
I posted a review in spanish.
Pay me a visit whenever you want.

Regards

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simon håkansson May 23, 2007 5:30 PM

darn my slow typing cleared all but stage 30

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I cant get 21 either, Clicked a thousand times in the top right corner and all over!

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is there any tricks to get through it with out trying?

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jordan - yes, let someone else play for you instead. =p

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can someone help me with 29?? show me a picture of it please. cuz i've tried connecting the strings in every possible i could think of

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holydevilgal May 23, 2007 11:03 PM

I have not been this impressed since my first grow game.

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Really great game, thanks.
Does the game reset for other gamers to play on same computer?
I completed all levels and when others wanted a go the 'completed' star remained.
How can I reset this?

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north - Flash developers can save your progress by using what's called a Shared Object, local storage on your computer where settings are stored. You can access a control panel whereby you can delete the stored save data for individual sites...

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

That link will open the control panel. Scroll the list that appears until you find the domain ece4co.vis.ne.jp, and then click the "delete website" button.

This tech note from Adobe explains the Shared Object and the settings manager in more detail...

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=52697ee8

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Thanks, that worked a treat.
All happy now.

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Anonymous May 24, 2007 9:35 AM

35.... just turn on the light for a while... wait about 10 seconds... turn off the lights... thats all.

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I actually found level 29 extremely simple.

If you know how to draw the 5 pointed star on paper, where the lines cross each other, and you don't pick up your pencil, it's the exact same concept. Just connect the strings the same way you would draw the star.

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Good game, Thumbs up
The best way to describe it is... Casual gameplay :D
(Im glad I found my typekey account :P )

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I think this is one of the best games posted recently. There's so much variety, yet it's all so simple and most of all, fun.

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I need help on 28 and 18. Curse you ending in 8 levels, curse you!!!!!!!!

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Charlie H. May 24, 2007 5:16 PM

Great game! It was definitely worth the 14 minutes I devoted to it. Great visuals and puzzles alike. I really like the variety of it all.

But as soon as I saw 26, I knew there'd be controversy. I checked back on this page real quick, and sure enough, the Pg13 tag had been called into play.

I really don't see why some people are getting all worked up over, though. I personally think that any kid that's able to play this has seen much worse on TV or heard worse in school by their age. I have 2 kids, (6 and 11) and I'm sure they have. I mean, I did when I was a kid. Me, I think the Pg13 should be re-replaced with kidsafe, but some other people don't, so what I think could please the most people would be to keep Pg13 on, but make a note at the bottom that says something like:

Note: This game contains one instance of content that may be considered ill-suited for children.

-or something else that still gets the point across, but leaves it more up to the parents to make the call, as opposed to just seeing pg13 and most likely assuming the worst.

I liked level 30, though as it simply adds to the variety of it all. I feel sorry for those of you that couldn't get past it though. I think it was rewarding net freaks like me. I made it with 11 seconds to spare on my best run.

As for level 36, I enjoyed it. I took it as perhaps a light-hearted prank and accepted it. At first I actually thought it was interactive, because I would-

Click on the star right as it was exploding. Heehee.

Overall, a great game. Let's hope he keeps busy! Btw, Jay- great site! I've been coming here for 2 months now, and this is my first post. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Charlie! \o/

Yes, I totally agree about this being a kidsafe game. The content in 26 is of a very mild nature. I buckled under the pressure of a couple of comments requesting the kidsafe tag be removed. Better to be safe than be sorry, was my rationale.

I've updated the entry with an explanation for the pg13 tag.

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Charlie H. May 24, 2007 7:18 PM

Wow. My first comment got a response from Jay! Thanks for updating this, and I totally understand about the pressure thing. See you around!

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Stage 12 is IMPOSSIBLE! The little spikey things hunt you down and there's no way to ward them off. I got every other stinkin' level with no hints, but THIS level is the ABSOLUTE WORST OF THEM ALL!

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^_^ yay no need for walkthrough...O_o just out of pure persistence and lots of clicking hahahaha

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Anyone having trouble with 21 will find that tab is their friend...

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Claudio May 25, 2007 7:11 AM

Dificult level 30 is ten stars. 140 types in 33 seconds!!! in sequence!!! I try, and try but...for me this is the end.
seu!

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Im stuck on 28 and 29.
i drew a star. but there wasn't enough points.
unless
do you make the lines cross to form a star?

and I've tried loads of ways for 29 but i can't find the right match.

and you say they go taut when you get it right. is that once you have all of them?

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animejosse May 25, 2007 1:34 PM

I could finish everything except for 12 and 30. 12 because I suck at those kind of games, and 30 because

I can't type fast enough.

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Anonymous May 25, 2007 4:41 PM

Not sure why but I cannot beat level 21... Any help?

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for level 29

starting from the top middle, connect the bottom to the next one to the side BUT skip one. So if you're goin clockwise, from top middle they can be 1 2 3 4 5. Then 1 connects with 3, 2 with 4 and so on. When you connect them all, the lines pull up to make the star

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navreet May 26, 2007 1:20 AM

How do you do 21... I clicked the top left corner atleast 100 times... That is the only one i have that isn't locked left to do... can someone please tell me

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Anonymous May 26, 2007 3:14 AM

i need help on 21 i have followed the hints but they are not working... need help

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erhhh, 21 makes me crazy.

I've read that there's a thing with sound or top left clicking but nothing happens.

Need help please if you don't want another psycopath in the streets

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FINALLY YES!!!!! now what to do hmm..

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Gryphon May 26, 2007 11:35 PM

by the way, level 30 has been updated because of some people having trouble...

level 30 now gives you 40 seconds instead of 33!

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i love this!
going to play it over and over again <3

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Clinicallysayn May 27, 2007 2:08 AM

Mozai for 18:

start at the top and leave 5 blank circles between every click...it worked when i let the dot make a full rotation after every click...should work i was having the same problem as you.

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Anonymous May 27, 2007 2:23 AM

Hey all,

Just weighing in on the boring kidsafe thing. Come on, people, haven't you glanced at television these day?!?!
It's crazy that anyone would think kids could get harmed by that. protecting kids from the facts of sexuality is more harmful, for goodness sake. so the girls got a tattoo. sheesh. sometimes i wonder which country exactly is filled with censoring fundamentalists. you know?

anywayyyyyy. greatest game!!

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Anonymous at 2:23, I would think the issue is less that she's got a tatoo -and even the location- and more the suggestion that it's ok to (partially) undress her. Like we don't send kids enough messages that women are objects as it is?

Personally, I would not object to the kidsafe tag, but I can very much see the point of those who want it PG13.

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level 21, the thing to listen for is a 'tink' noise, this is the right bit to click on.

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i cant do 19 and 29 they're just imposible im so mad plezse help me

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help me with # 21 ahhh i was cliking but its not working what do i do?

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waaaaaaa i need help with 21
ps im not a baby

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whats up with 29 its so confusing help please i read walkthrough but i cant do it

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level 21 bit more clearlily than others

top dark grey box, bottom centre left of it. Tink noise will be heard and click repeatedly.

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Oh my gosh i cant get 33!!!!!!!!

i tried clicking and dragging the mouse and not letting go but i cant seem to get it HELP please

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i just cant get numbers 11 and 29 !!! help please !!

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god someone please help with number 33 !! im soo confused thanks !

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Hiaru_shindo_2 May 27, 2007 4:18 PM

Haha! I finally finished 30

with one second left!

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guys, for 30 (iwillfindastar)

you might find it easier to type it with a space, so ou are infact typing i will find a star...

. i could not do it when i tried the first way, but succeeded with 3 seconds left to go :D

as for 12... i know what to do, just cant do it :(

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How the heck do you do 28 it's impossible 33 and 18 are really easy don't know how people can't do them

for 33 you

have to imagine you mouse is a sword cutting the line. Start at the bottom left corner and keep slashing from bottom left to top right


and for 18 you have to

click on every fifth circle only when the circle is highlighted while going round, they should make points of s star.

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fathampster May 28, 2007 12:08 AM

What the heck 403 forbidden it says i am forbidden why? i played it before :(

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Yeah, I just tried it too and it won't load. Bummer.

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Yeah, it seems to be forbidden from 28-th May 2007

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Yay, I finally did it! That blasted 12 with its spikes had me here for ages but now I can go home :)

Awesome game. Thanks for the entertainment Jay.

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Babycool7 May 29, 2007 12:28 PM

How did you guys get it to work?

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Danaroth May 29, 2007 8:59 PM

Here's an alternative but temporary link to everyone wants to play it, since the main link is down at the moment:
http://media.fizzlebot.com/hoshisaga.php

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Thanks Danaroth. That link originated from here, and is already mentioned in an update to the review above, and most of the above links point to it as well.

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DeathSaga May 29, 2007 11:56 PM

If you really want to pass level 30 (can do this for I think every stage) :

I had to right click and click play , do this twice

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For the typing one. if you have help of a friend put your fingers on you right hand on I, L, N and on your left hand put you fingers on A, S, D, F and for your friend have him put his fingers on W, R, T. when it starts start rolling your fingers all at once and it should make it after a couple of tries.

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muffinman May 30, 2007 8:13 AM

i think the people who are having trouble with lvl 33 are actually having trouble with lvl 30

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