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N riddle gameJessAh, the intriguing, maddening, URL-changing riddle game. I love thee, I loathe thee....I generally find myself stumped by level 13 of, um, thee. On the one hand I adore the enigmatic, sometimes surreal nature of the genre, as well as the astonishing creativity of the potential puzzling; on the other, the strict format and occasionally absurd leaps of "logic" necessary to find the answers can be seriously irritating. At their best, URL-changers are wonderful, mentally stimulating journeys; at their worst, migraines in the making.

The N riddle game is somewhere in-between. I really like the minimalist design (black and white never go out of style) and simple, straightforward presentation of the puzzles. The first few levels are encouragingly easy and serve as a makeshift tutorial for the new player; soon, a comfortable rhythm of gradually increasing difficulty and clever puzzling has been established. But then...BLAM! A level whose answer makes no sense at all. At least not to me. So then, with the help of a magical puzzle genie (or, *cough*, a walkthrough), you find the solution. And you go on, and you're lulled into a sense of security with a few nicely thought-out levels....BLAM! It happens again! It's a real roller-coaster ride, folks.

It's really too bad, too, because about 80% of N is a lot of fun. Still, perhaps the 20% that I find aggravatingly difficult will be cotton candy and fairy dust to you. Prove me wrong. Seriously, please prove me wrong. Level 17 is driving me batty.

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Walkthrough:

Level 1:

Click 1.

Level 2:

It won't let you click this time

Try changing the URL to 3.html

Level 3:

III is Roman numerals for 3

Try typing IV.html for level 4

Level 4:

Write out the number of the next level

five.html

Level 5:

There are 5 o's. How many o's would equal 6?

oooooo.html

Level 6:

110 is 6 in Binary

What is 7 in Binary?

111.html

Level 7:

Sept? Is that short for September? Try "Oct".

Didn't work? Sept is French for 7.

huit is French for 8

huit.hmtl

Level 8:

Thgie? Ah. Eight backwards.

Try Nine backwards.

enin.html

Level 9:

Huh... Nothing there! Press CTRL-A to see if anything is hiding.

NINE. Number 10 is next.

TEN.html

Level 10:

Nothing there again?! Can't trick me this time!

Huh. There is nothing there. It's probably hiding in the source code.

Right Click, View Page Source.

"e_l_e_v_e_n shall follow"

e_l_e_v_e_n.html

Level 11:

eeleeveen. I think I heard that on The Lord of The Rings. Try "frodo.html".

No luck? Why have they put in extra e's... wierd.

Try the same for Twelve.

tweelvee.html

Level 12:

a_dozen. A dozen equals 12 right?

What does thirteen equal?

A bakers dozen!!

a_bakers_dozen.html

Level 13:

13, Unlucky. But who for?!

Unlucky for some, I guess?!

for_some.html

Level 14:

What does 196 mean? It's a big number eh?

Maybe it's the 14 is the square root of 196?

Then what is 15 squared?

225.html

Level 15:

Inspector Morse, do you have any ideas?

It's the Morse Code. Whats 16 in Morse Code?

..._.._-..-_-_._._-..html

Level 16:

Thats got to be Lord of the Rings Speak. Try Mordor.html

Hmm... No Luck. It's probably Welsh then.

Yes, that is 16 in Welsh. What is 17?

dau_ar_bymtheg.html

Level 17:

1597? Whats special about that?

It's a Fibonacci number

What comes next in the sequence?

2584.html

Level 18:

Blank page? Wait, whats the title of this page?!

EIGHteen. Maybe the next page is similar?

NINEteen.html

Hmm. It appears to go straigh back to page 18! You might want to turn of Javascript.

Level 19:

___nineteen___? What's with the underscores?

___twenty___.html

Level 20:

Italicized 20 in the middle of the page. write "21.html" in Italics. It should work.

It didnt?! What is odd about the number 20 then?

It's an image. What is it called?

twnt.png? How can we write 21 in the same format?

twnton.html

Level 21:

Orziot Jiz. That is DEFINITELY Lord of the Rings. Try Smeagol.html.

That didn't work!? Wait, that looks like "21" written in a Ceasar Cypher. It looks like it's 5 characters out.

Hmm... Twenty_two with a 5 character shift didn't work. 21+5 = 26.

So, 22+4 also = 26. Try a shift of 4 letters instead.

psajpu_psk.html

Level 22:

has_9? What has 9?

Twenty two has 9 letters.

How many does 23 have?

has_11.html

Level 23:

The hour before. Before what? "Idol" on TV?!

This is Level 23

Or 23:00, the hour before...

Midnight!
midnight.html

Level 24:

fn four point... blah blah... Another long number.

Fn means Function right?

What functions have we had alread?

Square Root! 4.897... is the square root of 24!

Whats the Square rot of 25?

5

fn_five.html

Level 25:

Is that hex?

x19 is hexadecimal for 25.

So what is hex for 26?

x1a.html

Level 26:

Ooh nice background colour! But lets focus on solving the problem eh?

Maybe it's in the background?!

Whats funny about the source?

#1a001a... If 1a is 26, then 27 is....

1b001b.html

Level 27:

Great, Blank page. Lets go for the source again.

See anything funny? He spelt "Style" wrong.

Lets look at the Style sheet for Stylee.css

change to URL to stylee.css

Anything out of place? bbabb perhaps?

Looks a bit like binary. Swap the a/b's for 0/1's.

11011 is binary for 27...

bbbaa.html

Level 28:

28 has feb?

Then what does 29 have?

Isn't it a leap year this year?

Then feb has 29 too!

29_has_feb.html

Level 29:

Tent yew inn. That HAS TO BE The Lord of The Rings. Try Aragorn.html

Dang! I thought I had it then. Is that an anagram?

Of Twentynine perhaps?

What is an anagram of Thirty?

hit_try.html

Level 30:

You Win!

For now...

Thanks, .Ben

80 Comments

And where would we find said walkthrough? I'm stuck on "sept".

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That's where I got stuck when I played, too. I'll just tell you the answer because I don't think many people would figure it out:

huit

And please, let's not link to an external walkthrough, but rather create one here for this site. ;)

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I'm new to this type of game but I've made it to the clue "110" and now I'm stumped.

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Same place I was stuck, thanks.

I still don't see the connection, but I'll soldier on :-)

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macaaroni - think

binary

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Yeah, the answer for level 13 is really impossible to figure out. :x Oh, and Shostie, a hint:

it's not exactly the Latin prefix.

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The correct answer to get to the one after 'sept', is:

huit, as it is the french word for 8, like sept is french for 7

Anyone no the one after level 12?

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 12:03 PM

macaaroni :What type of language uses 1's and 0's?

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macaaroni:

Look up "Binary"

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I'm an idiot. But "sept"... I see the spoiler up there but how does that make any sense? Jess was right, intriguing and then, forget it! There's a reason I've avoided these types of games.

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Oops, I gave the wrong answer for "sept" above, I'll fix it.

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For level 13:

try google

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Hmm, I'm stuck on

a_dozen. I'm thinking it's something along the lines of a baker's dozen, but I can't find anything that will work.

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Okay, I am really not good at these types of games. I am stuck on level 2.

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Drewski:

follow_the_same_format_as_their_writing_dont_worry_about_punctuation

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how do you get past the level after TEN?

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 12:20 PM

I think you skipped a few there as the page for your spoiler seems to be for the 14th page, not the 8th. I'm not sure how it means 14 anyway, but still.

And I'm assuming you mean you are on level 17 wanting to go to 18,

If you haven't already guessed, it's the 17th number of a certain sequence.

Though I suppose you could really say that for every one of these.

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what's wrong with ten? there's nothing written on the page

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does anyone have passed from level 12?
please help me!!!

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Bob: take a look on font code.

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One thing to remember is to check the page source (Ctrl+U on Windows) for clues. That's how I got past level 10 and 11.

Now I'm stuck on level 13, and Google isn't helping. Any hints?

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Wow, I surprised myself getting to level 13 by myself!

(Being Canadian helped with getting 'sept'!)

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14 has me stumped, though!

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Dan Someone:

The answer is a pretty obscure phrase that I can't remember where I heard.

for_some

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 12:49 PM

For 13:

You have to complete the saying.

Don't forget to write your answer like in a_dozen !

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ugh. I'm stuck on level FOUR. O.o

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Walkthrough for 1-15 (haven't solved 16 yet):

1:

Click on the big, shiny 1. Easy.

2:

Replace "3" with "2" in the address bar. How incredibly obscure.

3:

Replace "3" with "IV."

4:

You know the drill by now. The answer is "five." Gee, how difficult.

5:

The answer is "oooooo."

6:

The answer is "111" (it's binary).

7:

The answer is "huit." "Huit" is the French word for eight; "sept" is the French word for seven. This particular puzzle sucks if you don't know French (couldn't they have made it "sieben" and "acht" instead?).

8:

The answer is "enin" ("nine" spelled backwards), since the text on the page is "eight" spelled backwards.

9:

Select all to find that the answer should be "TEN." Case sensitive.

10:

View the source code and find that the answer is "e_l_e_v_e_n."

11:

This one is kind of stupidly obvious. The answer is "tweelvee."

12:

The answer is "a_bakers_dozen," because a baker's dozen is thirteen.

13:

The answer is "for_some" (it's a complete the phrase thing. Thirteen is unlucky for some).

14:

The answer is "225." 196 is 14 squared; 225 is 15 squared.

15:

It's Morse code. Replace the underscores with spaces, and run it through a translator to find it means FIFTEEN. Then run SIXTEEN through that same translator and replace the spaces with underscores to get "..._.._-..-_-_._._-." (and that's the answer, in case you couldn't figure it out).

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Doing OK so far - got a head for numbers...stuck on

EIGHteen
I keep being redirected to the same page!

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 12:53 PM

Meesh:

It's math related...

...Multiplication related

14 X 14 =...

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19 > 20 is a real stinker as well. Took me a while on that one.

Anyone know how high this goes up?

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Meesh, thanks. That would be the type of out-of-left-field "puzzle" that everyone is talking about. (The #7 puzzle requires only a little knowledge of French; this one... who knows? The only thing I could find that seems to relate is

a book called "Unlucky for Some"; but how anybody would be expected to find that without knowing it of it... Blargh.

)

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sorry to reply to myself, but I just came across a solution to this on another website (which no I won't link, its easy enough to find via google). And it finishes at #30 (for now). But seeing the solutions for some of the ones from 20 > 30 they are ridiculously obscure, and I think it very unlikely that the vast majority of people will be able to do this on their own.

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Ralphomon March 12, 2008 1:01 PM

I'm up to 18. I have no idea how to continue.

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Thanks for the help, minmay.

I know that 16 has something to do with Gaelic...

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Stuck on 16!

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pigmonkey March 12, 2008 1:09 PM

For 18:

If only there were some way to just view the source.

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Oh, the magic of posting! (and google!)
Now I'm stuck on 17.

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I managed to get to thirteen, and I agree with Dan Someone, google isn't helping much at all. Any other hints?

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Never mind, just refreshed and saw the add-ons. (and sorry about the double post!)

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Level 16 is Welsh. Its written wrongly on the game (its my first language but the answer is...

dau_ar_bymtheg

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Level 18, anyone?

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AAAHH!! Can't get 18>19.

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Jess, how did you know I wouldn't give up? I made it to the "unlucky" level and needed the walkthrough :(
Level 16 (or 17), the one with Gaelic "un_ar_bymtheg" stumped me so here's help with it...
http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/ts/language/number/traditional_welsh.html

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Uh... there's nothing in EIGHteen's page source that extraordinary... hint?

For 17:

it's the 17th number in a famous mathematical series

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 1:34 PM

pigmonkey:
I don't see how this is helping at all... I tried

NINEteen, but it redirects me back to EIGHteen.

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To get past the redirect of 19 to 18...

There's javascipt on the page. Disable javascript to find the clue '___nineteen___'

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I found a seemingly complete walkthrough, should I post the link, apply multiple spoilers, or just allow the rest of you to keep trying. I didn't have the patience myself but I know it's hard not to click on spoilers once they're there.

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Crud! My spoiler Tags didn't work. Can someone delete it and I shall try again?!

Thanks!

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Wow, so much for common courtesy and spoiler tags. Ben, you should remove that if you can and add spoiler tags. Dang.

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I had the tags in there honest. No idea why they didn't show up...

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Okay, level 30... did I actually win? Is that the last level?

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Holy cow. Welsh? I think that crosses the line.

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pigmonkey March 12, 2008 2:02 PM

What I was getting at was

Adding "view-source:" before any html address should, browser willing, open the source to that page. I didn't think of disabling javascript to circumvent the redirect, though, as others have suggested.
view-source:http://n.nfshost.com/NINEteen.html

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Walkthrough:

Level 1:

Click 1.

Level 2:

It won't let you click this time

Try changing the URL to 3.html

Level 3:

III is Roman numerals for 3

Try typing IV.html for level 4

Level 4:

Write out the number of the next level

five.html

Level 5:

There are 5 o's. How many o's would equal 6?

oooooo.html

Level 6:

110 is 6 in Binary

What is 7 in Binary?

111.html

Level 7:

Sept? Is that short for September? Try "Oct".

Didn't work? Sept is French for 7.

huit is French for 8

huit.hmtl

Level 8:

Thgie? Ah. Eight backwards.

Try Nine backwards.

enin.html

Level 9:

Huh... Nothing there! Press CTRL-A to see if anything is hiding.

NINE. Number 10 is next.

TEN.html

Level 10:

Nothing there again?! Can't trick me this time!

Huh. There is nothing there. It's probably hiding in the source code.

Right Click, View Page Source.

"e_l_e_v_e_n shall follow"

e_l_e_v_e_n.html

Level 11:

eeleeveen. I think I heard that on The Lord of The Rings. Try "frodo.html".

No luck? Why have they put in extra e's... wierd.

Try the same for Twelve.

tweelvee.html

Level 12:

a_dozen. A dozen equals 12 right?

What does thirteen equal?

A bakers dozen!!

a_bakers_dozen.html

Level 13:

13, Unlucky. But who for?!

Unlucky for some, I guess?!

for_some.html

Level 14:

What does 196 mean? It's a big number eh?

Maybe it's the 14 is the square root of 196?

Then what is 15 squared?

225.html

Level 15:

Inspector Morse, do you have any ideas?

It's the Morse Code. Whats 16 in Morse Code?

..._.._-..-_-_._._-..html

Level 16:

Thats got to be Lord of the Rings Speak. Try Mordor.html

Hmm... No Luck. It's probably Welsh then.

Yes, that is 16 in Welsh. What is 17?

dau_ar_bymtheg.html

Level 17:

1597? Whats special about that?

It's a Fibonacci number

What comes next in the sequence?

2584.html

Level 18:

Blank page? Wait, whats the title of this page?!

EIGHteen. Maybe the next page is similar?

NINEteen.html

Hmm. It appears to go straigh back to page 18! You might want to turn of Javascript.

Level 19:

___nineteen___? What's with the underscores?

___twenty___.html

Level 20:

Italicized 20 in the middle of the page. write "21.html" in Italics. It should work.

It didnt?! What is odd about the number 20 then?

It's an image. What is it called?

twnt.png? How can we write 21 in the same format?

twnton.html

Level 21:

Orziot Jiz. That is DEFINITELY Lord of the Rings. Try Smeagol.html.

That didn't work!? Wait, that looks like "21" written in a Ceasar Cypher. It looks like it's 5 characters out.

Hmm... Twenty_two with a 5 character shift didn't work. 21+5 = 26.

So, 22+4 also = 26. Try a shift of 4 letters instead.

psajpu_psk.html

Level 22:

has_9? What has 9?

Twenty two has 9 letters.

How many does 23 have?

has_11.html

Level 23:

The hour before. Before what? "Idol" on TV?!

This is Level 23

Or 23:00, the hour before...

Midnight!
midnight.html

Level 24:

fn four point... blah blah... Another long number.

Fn means Function right?

What functions have we had alread?

Square Root! 4.897... is the square root of 24!

Whats the Square rot of 25?

5

fn_five.html

Level 25:

Is that hex?

x19 is hexadecimal for 25.

So what is hex for 26?

x1a.html

Level 26:

Ooh nice background colour! But lets focus on solving the problem eh?

Maybe it's in the background?!

Whats funny about the source?

#1a001a... If 1a is 26, then 27 is....

1b001b.html

Level 27:

Great, Blank page. Lets go for the source again.

See anything funny? He spelt "Style" wrong.

Lets look at the Style sheet for Stylee.css

change to URL to stylee.css

Anything out of place? bbabb perhaps?

Looks a bit like binary. Swap the a/b's for 0/1's.

11011 is binary for 27...

bbbaa.html

Level 28:

28 has feb?

Then what does 29 have?

Isn't it a leap year this year?

Then feb has 29 too!

29_has_feb.html

Level 29:

Tent yew inn. That HAS TO BE The Lord of The Rings. Try Aragorn.html

Dang! I thought I had it then. Is that an anagram?

Of Twentynine perhaps?

What is an anagram of Thirty?

hit_try.html

Level 30:

You Win!

For now...

Thanks, .Ben

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There, with working spoilers.

I had Javascript off earlier. Does that affect the commenting function, Jay?

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OK, so how to get from 20 to 21?

I hope I don't have to use some image manipulation program, because that is often where these kinds of puzzles go, and those are almost always stoppers for me.

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Thanks, .Ben, for the walkthrough!

Yes, there is a Javascript validation routine that gets called when submitting your comments. It changes all the <spoiler> tags to <pre><sp> pairs, as that's actually how they are stored in the database. The single "spoiler" tag is just there for your convenience.

With Javascript disabled, of course, that routine doesn't run.

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example

testing...

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Never mind. I agree with the initial reviewer -- a lot of the puzzles make sense, but many, especially the later ones, seem totally arbitrary, or at least to require such an insane degree of lateral thinking as to be effectively arbitrary.

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Hmmm. Any reason why the "hint-through" had to be such a smart*? There are some serious flaws in the game, such as the answer for level 16, which is only one way of writing those numbers, and not the most common according to my research. Yeah. I'm done.

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I always had the feeling these html-changers are for the masochists.

Now i know :)

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chibidani March 12, 2008 4:44 PM

@ Meesh: yes, the Canadian-ness helped me too!

and taking info-tech in high school helped with the binary and hexidecimal, but the whole welsh thing was even weirder than the french bit.

Mildy amusing, and i did like that i could get past 10 without needing hints, and that it is only browser/math based, no other programs required.

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For level 29, I went to Wikipedia and researched on the planet Tatooine, hahahhahahaha

Phew, I'm done *faints*

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ookay...cheers for the help with no.18 but...

how on earth do I switch of javascript?! For the non technicaly-minded please

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oh nevermind, google helped me out!

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Foreversh March 12, 2008 6:11 PM

This game was definitely easier than other ones I have played, like not pr0n... But it's still distracting from my studies!! -.-;...

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fuzzyface March 12, 2008 6:14 PM

Not again one of those "look at the source, and change the URL games". What was once an original idea, and a funny concept became IMHO a real sloppy game/riddle design nowadays many try to copy. Why not have the answer put in an *Editbox* in a *Flash* application? What do URLs add to "add" to the concept riddles? Nada.

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@fuzzyface:
It's not "yet another", really. This is actually a fairly old game. Also, it's a lot easier to do this in pure html instead of Flash.

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I really enjoyed this. I now wish I had tried harder not to use hints in the earlier levels (17!) because doing the last 10 purely on instinct was really satisfying.

My big problems were with 13, which was just obscure, and 21, because it seemed really arbitrary. The later ones were quite clever.

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Yeah 21 and 16 seemed just utterly insane if you ask me.

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The review is spot on.

I have more or less easily reached level 20, and it stumped me completely.

I realized the image name was twnt.png, so I guessed the next page is twenty one without vowels. I tried everything, and then some, and finally succumbed and checked out the walkthrough. The answer was a totally stupid twnton.html. >:(

From that point on I lost my patience and just read through solutions. Too bad, because, as the review says, 80% of the game is quite good.

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My problem with URL riddles is that I think of everything but what the answer really is. For example, I thought 13 was easy:

"a_dozen"? Simple: bakers. After trying that several times, I gave up and found out I needed to spell the whole thing with two uses of _ when the hint just used one.

If the riddle is just the least bit misleading, I'll end up going in the wrong direction.

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versailia March 14, 2008 12:33 AM

for level 27, i just can't see the wrong spelling of "style"..

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I just had to jump in to point out that the walkthrough's answer for number seven is just wrong. I've been going nuts on the wrong track. It took digging through the comments to find the right answer. Somebody should probably fix that.

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MadWithMuchHeart March 14, 2008 11:30 AM

21 made me a little upset.

It's not consistent! He omitted all vowels on the png name but not in the answer >

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Thanks, Ax. It's fixed now. =)

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Ooops, sorry about that. :S

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I suck at Morse code. And the tranlators I found online just translates 15 to IAE. I want to work it by myself. Anything appropriate?

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There's something wrong with this Morse code. 15 should be 1 and 5 seperately.

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