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Author Name:Jake
Submitted By:Kwerulous
Hold Name:Beethro and the Cake
Theme:Simple puzzles
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Number of Levels:6
Number of Rooms:49
Number of Monsters:329
Version:DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder (4.0)
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Winner of: DROD Hold of the year (2013), creative design excellence in storyline & creative design excellence in entertainment - Tenth Annual People's Choice Awards

A moderately-sized hold aimed at beginners, or more experienced players in need of a break from tougher holds. It is not intended to be a tutorial, however. There are six levels each loosely with a theme:
*Clones
*Visibility
*Tar/mud
*Rock golems
*Mimics
*Cake

All puzzle rooms contain a lynchpin style trick. There is also a storyline, which will hopefully be a little entertaining. It is actually about a cake, so...

Credits are in the master level, but I will reiterate here that all custom sprites were made by me. Many thanks to testers and their commentary: Red-XIII, Jacob, Chaco and OneMoreNameless.

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*My apologies for accidentally setting 5: Eggs: The Entrance to be un-score-able - the room is somewhat trivial anyway, but I would have left it score-able, I just checked it when I turned the other entrance rooms off without thinking.
05-03-2013 at 10:43 PM
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To reiterate my thoughts from the architecture board:

This is a good hold. Puzzles are varied and mostly rely on realising clever tricks rather than standard manipulation or hoard fights. Difficulty is low, but still casually engaging for veterans. Aesthetics are smooth, checkpoints and vision tokens used well. The ending is cute and rewarding.

Worth playing!


05-03-2013 at 11:40 PM
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This is a really good and enjoyable hold and despite its low-medium difficulty I'm sure that everyone, even experienced people, will have a good time playing this.


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05-04-2013 at 08:23 AM
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I liked it :)
Tricky, but not too tricky. No annoying manipulation/management rooms.
05-08-2013 at 03:27 PM
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This is a very nicely-done low difficulty hold. There are a few puzzles that make you think more, but overall it's just enjoyable and playable.

3 brains.
7 fun.

Josh

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06-21-2013 at 12:14 PM
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I initially avoided this hold due to its difficulty rating, but I found it to be pretty damn rewarding. Not too tricky but not trivially easy either, and a lovely storyline to go with it. A great example of an easier hold that can be extremely fun, too (unlike some other holds that don't necessarily include nasty restaurants).

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07-10-2013 at 05:02 PM
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Finally got around playing this, and I can only repeat what others have already said: This is a very good low-difficulty hold and definitely recommandable, both for beginners and slightly more experienced players. Apart from the puzzles, which are well designed and very lynchpinny, the aesthetics and the storyline really add a lot to the charm of the hold. Mastering is definitely worth it here.

4 brains / 8 fun
07-13-2013 at 11:21 PM
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I would just like to thank everyone above (and below) for their kind comments - I'm glad the hold is being enjoyed. :)

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07-14-2013 at 09:19 AM
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I also enjoyed it -- a fun little diversion, where all the puzzles were well designed and satisfying to solve -- I particularly liked Flour 1N1E and Eggs 2W.

3 brains and 9 fun.

Oh, and I found yet another solution for Eggs 1E:
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09-10-2013 at 08:20 PM
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Any tips for Butter:2S1E? What order do I need to place the decoys, and what would be the best position for them?

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quote:
abe10 wrote:
Any tips for Butter:2S1E? What order do I need to place the decoys, and what would be the best position for them?


You'll find some tips here.

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03-31-2014 at 04:38 PM
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