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The Lost Artifact
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After I got killed for my entry last year I decided to go a totally different direction this year with a puzzle level. Its not a brain wrecker but also not a cakewalk. The photos are from 2 of the easier rooms early in the level. Feel free to give me all the honest feedback you have to offer.

I don't believe in making things easy on the player. It seems that most prefer to be told exactly what to do. That's not what I do. If your in a real temple you would have to figure things out and find hidden doors and items by finding clues. I give hints in the Info Boxes that purposely does not really seem like it means anything but if you pay attention it is very useful info.

https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/33514/The%2BLost%2BArtifact.7z






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"Black Lives Matter"

I played through the entire level and I didn't enjoy it very much. The puzzles themselves were mostly fine, I guess, although kind of repetitive after a while. And I personally don't like where the solution to a puzzle is just find the invisible thing that you need, so some felt worse to me because of that. I think the level drags on for too long: when I got the midway, I already wished it was over. In the second half I skipped (I think?) some puzzles by flying with Red Yoshi with the blue koopa in his mouth (I got him to grow up with the reserve mushroom I had) and going left under the level led me to a more advanced room (although maybe that was the next room so I didn't skip anything, I'm not sure lol). I'm also not a fan of the part where you just have to pick the right door a few times in a row.
Originally posted by KevinM
I played through the entire level and I didn't enjoy it very much. The puzzles themselves were mostly fine, I guess, although kind of repetitive after a while. And I personally don't like where the solution to a puzzle is just find the invisible thing that you need, so some felt worse to me because of that. I think the level drags on for too long: when I got the midway, I already wished it was over. In the second half I skipped (I think?) some puzzles by flying with Red Yoshi with the blue koopa in his mouth (I got him to grow up with the reserve mushroom I had) and going left under the level led me to a more advanced room (although maybe that was the next room so I didn't skip anything, I'm not sure lol). I'm also not a fan of the part where you just have to pick the right door a few times in a row.



Thanks for the feedback especially about how you flew under the level. That has been fixed, also I agree the level does seem a little long but for those that understand the messages in the info box it will seem a lot shorter. There are only 2 invisible elements in the level and 1 of them is clearly outlined. I think the part your referring to is finding the shell which once again is explained in the info box. It clearly states be aware of your surroundings. There are visual clues if you look close. Thanks again I will use some of your feedback to improve the level.

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"Black Lives Matter"

I played this level too and I have no idea how to beat the room after the midway point. Even looking into Lunar Magic gave me no clues.
There's a mushroom, brown blocks but no other item that could help me advance. Is this level even possible?

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Originally posted by Sariel
I played this level too and I have no idea how to beat the room after the midway point. Even looking into Lunar Magic gave me no clues.
There's a mushroom, brown blocks but no other item that could help me advance. Is this level even possible?

There is a P-switch, right? After pressing it coins will appear on the right. They indicate
invisible door in corner
.

Edit: Read your post again and realized you didn't found P-switch yet. You may not realize it yet, but you can
go through right wall
.
Originally posted by Galaer
Originally posted by Sariel
I played this level too and I have no idea how to beat the room after the midway point. Even looking into Lunar Magic gave me no clues.
There's a mushroom, brown blocks but no other item that could help me advance. Is this level even possible?

There is a P-switch, right? After pressing it coins will appear on the right. They indicate
invisible door in corner
.

Edit: Read your post again and realized you didn't found P-switch yet. You may not realize it yet, but you can
go through right wall
.


It looks like a P-Switch is supposed to be here, but I have no idea where as said. Can't even figure it with Lunar Magic. Can you or anyone point out where to look for it?

Nevermind should have collected the coins and using the reset door. This level is a masterpiece
of hiding things in tedious ways


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Not sure, but perhaps I'll deviate from the order a bit and play this entry when the time comes.

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You can download my VLDC12 entry Here - final update
@Sariel: The last part with the door maze is the worst of all. I had to guess to progress. Also, I beat this puzzle level. I'll upload a video shortly.
Video with his entry has been uploaded.

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You can download my VLDC12 entry Here - final update
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