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 Post subject: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:25 pm 
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For all those Perplexus fans:
I have a small challenge to try..
8-)
Cheers,
Burgo.


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Nice toy! But it have been mentioned several times before. I know I have =)

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:04 pm 
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Hi Sigurd,

Sorry, perhaps I was not clear.. the challenge is to get the silver ball in the position in the photos :)

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:27 am 
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I've seen these a bit in the past and they didn't seem that interesting. I got the epic version for Christmas and I've changed my mind. It's fun but sometimes really annoyingly challenging. I wish there were more checkpoints to get back on when you've fallen off.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:09 am 
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GuiltyBystander wrote:
I got the epic version for Christmas
Yeah, "My kids" got this one for Christmas.. I thought, if I like it I will get the Epic.. the Epic is in the mail, I was really impressed :D .

Meanwhile, I have a second little challenge, if anyone is interested `challenges`:


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:00 am 
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oh! now I get the point of the thread haha!
I remember (comming from speedrunning video games), that I wanted to design a "hacked" full run.
It seemed rather pointless because it's incredibly hard to complete the whole thing in one go anyway (at least hurrying), and the idea of actually speedrunning it (trying to beat ones time) was forgotten. I lost interest.

This makes me want to pick it up again!!

I will post again when I have completed some of your challenges and tell you what I think.

In the meanwhile, please find more challenges! Or even help me find some hacks/"glithces" for a full run (or simply any of the three segments)

btw. I did manage to get times for each of the 3 individual segments. The 1st one in the sub 20 sec range if I remember, the others alot more.

Have you timed youself as well?

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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I've seen these in stores a few times. Next time I do I may pick one up.


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:47 am 
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Got the epic as a gift. It will be the death of me!!! So challenging, but really a fun distraction.


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Hi Sigurd and others,

I haven't timed myself, but I can complete it start to finish most times (orthadox). There's the obvious glitch where you can pass from 40 to 88.. and you can bounce over rails anywhere. I had some other unorthadox things I was trying out but they weren't as fluid as the 2 I posted. I tried for a bit to get the ball in the little loop at 94 but I was unsuccessful, I don't know what that is for.. I think it was intended to have a bigger gap in the rail there and it is a trap.

I got the epic too, so that is keeping me challenged for the moment.

Let me know if anyone completes the challenges :) , I don't think they're too hard (although they are a step up from the orthadox).

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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I got the epic. When I got it, there was a manufacturing defect, so I had to send it back and wait for a new one to come. :( But when I got it, it was awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:25 pm 
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What was the defect on yours? On mine between 99 and 100 it doesn't line up right and I can only make it through like 1 out of 10 times no matter how careful I am. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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darryl wrote:
What was the defect on yours? On mine between 99 and 100 it doesn't line up right and I can only make it through like 1 out of 10 times no matter how careful I am. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong.

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Mine was between 35 and 36. There was a sort of funnel sticking out in front of the 35 rail, which prevented the marble from moving on.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Since no one answered Burgo's first challenge in almost two years, I thought I would give it a try. At first, I wondered if my puzzle has a slightly different design from his, as the little platform where he perched the ball seems very tiny on mine. Still, it seemed like it might be possible and after trying various ideas I found a promising approach. When I got it into position the first time, I reached for my camera and - of course - the ball fell off! Like the sub four-minute mile after Roger Bannister, I had very little difficulty restoring the ball to the challenge position once I knew it was possible. Here are the photos. And yes I know my reflection is visible and yes I was wearing pants this time.
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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:40 pm 
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That's so cool Pete!

I saw the thread bumped and I was very happy to see your photographic evidence :D ! I had the same problem getting a picture the first time :lol: . And my camera was hopeless so the image was quite blurry.

2 years? I'd given up hope that there would be someone as silly as me. There's always hope I guess. :wink:

Great work.
How did you go with the second challenge?

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Burgo wrote:
How did you go with the second challenge?
I'm still working on solving the entire Perplexus, but I'll definitely take on the the second challenge before too long. I may have to video that one. These are terrific puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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OK, here we go... Burgo's Second Challenge:
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Placing the ball on the purple rail was tricky. The other big challenge was getting the ball off of the other end of the purple rail and sticking the landing on the orange track. :mrgreen:

A fun and worthwhile challenge that I encourage every Perplexus owner to try. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Great work Pete! Getting the last part is a bit of luck (from the purple rail onto the orange track), 1 out of 5 times or something, but the first part of the journey is an acceptable challenge every time :) . I can't believe you managed to photograph your journey! Good job.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Nifty.. thanks for reviving the perplexus attraction in me :lol:

I have ordered the epic yesterday (figured if I was going to shell out $40 on one of these it better be on the epic model). Hopefully it will be here in a day or two.

Anyone else own the epic?


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:30 am 
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Anyone else own the epic?
I have the Epic. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:48 am 
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And.. is it epic? Hehe.


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
And.. is it epic? Hehe.
It really is EPIC. I tried it when I first got both of them and... didn't get very far :shock: . It has been sitting in the naughty corner ever since. I can *almost* solve the Perplexus, so it will soon be time to take out the Epic. These puzzles are well designed to be challenging but solvable.

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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I just watched a video that someone made.. I couldn't help but giggle out loud when I saw the moment at about 58-59 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Bbh1WexqA#t=0

HOPEFULLY my perplexus will arrive tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:19 pm 
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This thing is a lot of fun. Haven't gotten past 21 yet though :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
This thing is a lot of fun. Haven't gotten past 21 yet though :lol:
Are you doing the Epic?

I am still on the Perplexus (original) and it is hard to put down. I seem to get a little further every time, but I have fallen off at 97 and 98 a few times. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Perplexus Challenge
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Yup.. the epic is the only one I have :) Quite fun!

A good friend was intrigued when he saw this, quite the mechanical engineering design hehe.


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