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Brave the Caves is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

Puzzle

This young explorer wants to go from point 1 to point 5. To do so, he must pass through the correct four caves in the cave complex shown. The wrong caves are filled with horrible traps.

He has with him four photos, A to D, taken by an explorer who made it through successfully. Work out the correct route using the photographs. However, keep in mind that you don't know where the photos were taken.

Hints




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Compare the area just beyond the exits of each cave in the photos to work out where they were taken.

In B, you can see some flowers past the exit. That's also the only one where you don't see any rocks in the background. Where does it fit?

You can see sand just past the exit in A. It follows that this must be between areas 3 and 4.

C and D look similar, but in C you can only see a wall of rock and no cave entrances. That should narrow it down.

You can work out the correct caves to go through by looking at what you can see of the exits.

If you take a photo of the exit in a cave that bends right, the wall on the right will get in the way, obscuring the right-hand side of the exit. That means B must have been taken in a cave that bends right, so you can tell it's the one marked by a red line.

In Hints 1 and 2, we determined that A was taken between areas 3 and 4, and B between 4 and 5. You can only see a wall beyond the exit in C, so that must have been taken between 1 and 2. That leaves D, taken between 2 and 3.

We determined in Hint 3 that B is from a red-line cave. D is clearly from a straight cave, so it must be the yellow line. What about A and C?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad.

Try again before he runs into one of those horrible traps!

Correct

Correct!

If you take a good look at the scenery in the distance of each photo, you can tell where they were taken.

The light will be on the left-hand side of a cave that bends right, and vice versa. With this in mind, you can work out the correct route.

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