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Is it possible that I am the only one that cannot find the solution to clearing all the gel from the upper left quadrant? I have no problems with the other globs. I swear I have tried everything, but obviously not. Sure could use a demo.

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07-01-2007 at 01:55 PM
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It's a tough room. Here's a couple of hints that should be helpful. I'm assuming you have no difficulty *getting* to the last blob - it's just clearing it that's causing you problems. Well....

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07-01-2007 at 02:21 PM
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It's a tough room. Here's a couple of hints that should be helpful. I'm assuming you have no difficulty *getting* to the last blob - it's just clearing it that's causing you problems. Well....

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Thank you for your help, but I have no problem with manuevering. My problem is that I do not see how to clear gel without leaving a glob that cannot be cleared. I end up with a 2x2, 2x3, or 3x3. Just can't see how to avoid it.

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07-01-2007 at 03:24 PM
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But...

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07-01-2007 at 03:34 PM
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But...

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I find no room in Rasarus Archipelago that has a
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shaped as this. Gels and tars are my favorite things. This shape seems inconsistant with normal gel action. Could you PM me your victory demo?

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07-01-2007 at 04:19 PM
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This room is based on Rasarus Archipelago : 2 North, 1 West (picture behind the link), and the Gel shapes are identical.

I've attached my Rasarus victory demo so you can see how the gel itself is cut - I used the same technique for this room. The key strategy is:
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07-01-2007 at 04:30 PM
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This room is based on Rasarus Archipelago : 2 North, 1 West (picture behind the link), and the Gel shapes are identical.

I've attached my Rasarus victory demo so you can see how the gel itself is cut - I used the same technique for this room. The key strategy is:
Click here to view the secret text


Please forgive me for my stupidity. I could not find the 2N1W because I was looking under restore and it was coming up as being complete. Showing no gel. DUH!

I thank you for your patience. I am going to take a smart pill and return to the game.


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07-01-2007 at 06:44 PM
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Please forgive me for my stupidity. I could not find the 2N1W because I was looking under restore and it was coming up as being complete. Showing no gel. DUH!

I thank you for your patience. I am going to take a smart pill and return to the game.


The smart pill and your help worked.

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07-02-2007 at 01:58 PM
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While it seems that junglejane can finish this room, I cannot. I can clear all the gel, it's just that I can't both clear the upper bit with the trapped gel, and the lower part full of all the little babies. I have been working on this level for nearly a month now. How about showing a little love with a demo? I would be forever grateful.

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08-16-2007 at 02:24 PM
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Unlike the Rasarus Archipelago room, the black sister gates that go up when you've cleared all the gel are useful in this room. Let's say you've cleared all the gel and all the babies from the south part of the room...
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Hope this helps :)
08-16-2007 at 10:51 PM
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Unlike the Rasarus Archipelago room, the black sister gates that go up when you've cleared all the gel are useful in this room. Let's say you've cleared all the gel and all the babies from the south part of the room...
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Hope this helps :)

I was determined to finish this room on my own but despite countless hours and great determination I can't get the mimic to travel to the top of the room. Sometimes I get as far as 5 but no further. Can someone please help me so I can move on? :~(
04-21-2009 at 02:57 AM
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Remember you have plenty of room to
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So if you can get to 5, 6 shouldn't be a problem.
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So if you can get to 5, 6 shouldn't be a problem.

Well I see that it's a number of days since you wrote to help me—thank you—and I'm still no further forward. I have persevered and can get to 6 but no way I can get to 7. And I can only do this if I leave some gel babies behind in the SW corner. I shudder when I think of going back down after I've dealt with the top ones—if I ever get to the top ones. Please have pity on me and tell me what to do. I'll be your friend for life.
04-24-2009 at 09:02 AM
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Note that the numbers CSR has put in the image aren't necessarily where you have to go...
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04-24-2009 at 02:22 PM
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Then, you can move to the right, and maneuver the mimic in the upper-right corner.

I can't believe it—I've done it. It was your clue about the bottom left hand corner that did it. But I did go back and despatch all the gel babies before I began. :lol What joy! Now I just have to find the other 8% and I'm finished. Thank you, thank you! :thumbsup
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This is my last room in the hold, and I can't get it. I can clear each of the blobs, but not all together; I always get stranded too far away. Could someone please tell me the right order to cleat the blobs, and where Beethro should be when I start?

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Similar problem here. I can destroy the gel only in this direction:
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But then I can't get to the gel babies that are in the southern part. So I guess that I should
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No success here, either; I can only destroy the two northern blobs, and after that I can't get to the central one, not even mentioning the SE one.

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I started with the
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blob, then cleared
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then
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then
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followed by
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This left a lot of babies at the bottom, as well as the two in the nook at the top. It took a lot of manoeuvring, even after the black gates rose, to get them all, which is why the room took me almost 1000 moves. Part of the trick is
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It is difficult to explain this in detail; I could post my inefficient demo if it would help.

The room is possible, just a bit tedious. Patience, and keep trying; you should get it eventually.

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Thanks for the hint. Once I have an appropriate mood, I’ll try this room again.

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Here is the demo, if someone still need it O:-

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