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Guards...lots of them and close quarters. They were my demise in JtRH for a very long time.

Now, is there a trick involved or is it just smiting? All these traps seem useless. I tried making a run for it but that's not working. One time I widdled them down to 3 but got cornered.

Any tip is appreciated. Especially any movement that's needed for the 4 guards, 2nd wave. First one is down in 3 turns.



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Oh, "There was another way" challenge unlocked. 28 moves, now I feel like some guard movement genius. Thank you Drod! :D

Is there an easy solution? At the point you're escaping you're usually able to kill them all I think.

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What do you mean by escaping?
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Escaping the room without killing every guard or just getting behind the guards from the east starting point.

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quote:
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Is there an easy solution? At the point you're escaping you're usually able to kill them all I think.


There is.

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Just cleared the last red room in this level and...wait...where's the blinking 'exit level'?

I missed the southern exit of 2W. That answers a few questions. :D

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Any hints on how to take out the guards directly? (i.e the hard way)

My current trial-and-errors gives me 3 to 4 guards remaining, before I hit a dead end.
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I think I did it differently on my first attempt, which I don't have a demo for any more -- but on the victory demo I do have, when there were four guards remaining I backed into the SE corner, got them stuck on each others' swords, then slipped northwards (killing one in the process) and got around them. Once I was in space, the rest was easy.

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My solution to the hard way was the easy way (as pointed out above)... it just makes your life harder to do the easy way because you'll have to go through the room again to get to the exit, so you might as well do it now when there's fewer guards than come back and do it with more. The easy way is more of a challenge.

So that's my suggestion... kill a bunch and try to break through to get behind them, gaining distance by using moves that make them turn. That way when you get to three or four you should have space and not be surrounded in a corner.

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I think I did it differently on my first attempt, which I don't have a demo for any more -- but on the victory demo I do have, when there were four guards remaining I backed into the SE corner, got them stuck on each others' swords, then slipped northwards (killing one in the process) and got around them. Once I was in space, the rest was easy.


That is indeed the final key. Thanks! Got the challange done.

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I did it the challenge way, but could I please get the easy way esplicity told?

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You can get a guard to stand still by moving back and forth, forcing it to move turn its sword rather than move.

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i keep getting stuck on the second wave. I can sometimes kill 1 or 2, but then i'm dead.
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Having read this tread I tried the challenge myself.

It is not necessary to get behind any guards.

Shall I post the first moves?

I need 17 moves.

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Somebody even did it in 14 moves!


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It is not necessary to get behind any guards.



Yeah, but if you do it's easy... you've got spikes and trap doors and room and a choke point (that makes solving the room from the North trivial).

As for the second wave... Jacob's comment is the important one, getting guards to turn is how you break up that second wave and also how you slow them down so you don't run out of room.
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Help!!I am about to exit this level.Any hint for the secrets???
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I found a broken wall in 1N,4W.But room clear gate is up .Should I restore or not
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There's one room that allows access to a secret if you solve it a certain way. Don't worry if you didn't, that's what seeding beacons are for. At least in this case.

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Yes indeed ,Thank you.But there should be another one.That s the one I am looking for.
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I assume you mean 1S4W. It doesn't matter whether the room clear gates are up or down...
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Thank you for the hint,I did explode the bombs/All I get is a path going around the room.In the corridor after killing after clrearing the room 1S,3W I That gave me access to the lower section of 3W the exit j No secret foundthere
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Thank you for the hint,I did explode the bombs/All I get is a path going around the room.In the corridor after killing after clrearing the room 1S,3W I That gave me access to the lower section of 3W the exit j No secret foundthere


To save you the annoying pixel hunt to find the secret wall, the secret wall path in 1s4w doesn't just go around between the two bombs. You can stab to the west in rows 15,16, and 17. Exit between (0,15) and (0,17).

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Thank you .Went pass that point many times
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