Gaming Professor Layton and Pandora's Box Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 4 Oct 2009.

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2. Yoy0YOLurky Lurker

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Its really nice to see that you'd review DS games, I hope to see Scribblenauts up here soon
I thought it was a disappointment myself when the ending "turned out to be a dream" of sorts.
I still find it hilarious after one game how Layton thinks of how this simple object can become a puzzle.
Thanks bit-tech!

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Great review! Didnt play the first one but after reading this review I think I might get both.

Also I think the answer to the riddle is 16?

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Nope. Miles off.

5. loftieWell-Known Member

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Good review, I was wondering what all the hype over these games were, i may now have to get one.

I got 34 as my answer

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my answer would be 34 as well

7. XtrafreshIt never hurts to help

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ok, let's type as i attempt to solve that riddle here.

The clock has 4 digits, and 3 or more in a row have to be the same. This means that digits 2 and 3 are always included. I'll use digit 2 as a key to start counting...

• 00: 10
This is a real winner. 00:00 through 00:09 are good, so that 10 points
• 01-05: 1 each, 5 total
only 01:11 works here, one point. The same goes for 2, 3, 4, and 5
• 06-09: 0
The 3rd digit is limited to 0-5 in range, so for these hours 2 and 3 will never match, meaning no points.
• 10: 1
This one gets a point for 10:00, after that, no cookie.
• 11: 10
another winner! 11:10 through to 11:19 get the nod, for a total of 10

Total: 26

Oh, and the clock goes through this cycle twice per day, so let's not forget making it 52

Sounds like this is a game for me... too bad i dont own a DS

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same here

9. mauvecloudNew Member

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A 12-hour digital clock would not display a 0 hour - the hour goes from 1 to 12.

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34

Reasoning:
Obviously there the usual lot 01:11, 02:22 through to 11:11, plus 12:22, then there's 10:00 too. The ones everyone always misses are the 11s - 11:10, 11:12, 11:13 through to 11:19. That gives 17, all which occur twice in a 24 hour period on a military time clock, giving the final answer of 34.

+rep to the first correct answer.

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hmm all the answers are on the first site in google.. that's what I hate- I would use that walk through religiously

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Whoops, missed the "in a row" portion of the puzzle, never mind me.

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13. XtrafreshIt never hurts to help

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Depends on the clock i guess...

I was actually doubtful of the answer, as i did make the assumption that the first digit would be displayed if it's a 0. (01:11 instead of 1:11)

gah, good thing i dont have a gameboy.

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My guess is 32... but hey... what can you do?

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We just got a heap of these games in store last week, I spent some time playing it on our display console, it is very addictive lol.

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I've never heard of a digital clock or watch that was actually made to display a 0 hour when in 12-hour mode. I sent my rental copy back last week, but I found some shots of that puzzle (which is only in the US version, not the UK version; not sure what it was in the japanese version), and the only confirmation that it uses 12 instead of 0 is in hint 3. I guess we should say that the puzzle is badly worded, especially when a lot of the puzzles require challenging assumptions you may have about them.

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IIRC it does mention military time in the question, i.e. "Zero hundred hours".

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if it's military time then each time would NOT occur twice within a 24 hour period.

after 12 noon you're into 13.00 and so on.

so you'd have 13.11, 13.33, 14.11, 14.44, 15.11 15.55, 16.11, 17.11, 18.11, 19.11, 20.00, 20.22, 21.11, 21.22, 22.02, 22.20, 22.22, 23.22, 23.33

i think that's all of them

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I found screenshots here: http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle005.html, and the puzzle says "the clock in this puzzle displays time on a 12-hour scale, not on military time". That definitely precludes 13:33 etc. (13:11 doesn't work because the digits have to be in a row), but it doesn't completely eliminate the possibility of a digital clock that shows hours 0-11.

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