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Emperor's Throne is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

Puzzle

US Version

Six penguins are standing on an iceberg--five small ones and their rather portly emperor. All penguins can move either horizontally or vertically, but once in motion they won't stop until they hit another penguin. If there's nothing in the way, they'll plunge straight into the sea!

Can you help the emperor penguin get back to his rightful place in the center of the iceberg?

UK Version

Six penguins are standing on an iceberg, five small ones and their rather portly emperor. All penguins can move either horizontally or vertically, but once in motion they won't stop until they hit another penguin - if there's nothing in the way, they'll plunge straight into the sea.

Can you help the emperor penguin get back to his rightful place in the centre of the iceberg?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

If you move the emperor first, he'll fall into the sea before he reaches the center.

First, consider which penguins the emperor will need to bump into to stay on the ice. The first step will be to move the penguin to the far right of the emperor.

Did you slide that far-right penguin into the emperor?

Now move the emperor penguin three times, making sure he doesn't fall into the water. He should stop one square to the left of the center square.

Slide the emperor to the right until he collides with the penguin on the right side, then move him down into another.

He should now be only inches away from the goal!

Let's start again from the beginning and make sure not to let any penguins fall off the iceberg. Start by moving the penguin to the far right of the emperor left.Then move the emperor up, right, down, right, down, left, and finally up!

Voilà! The emperor arrives at his iceberg throne!


Solution

Correct

Correct!

US Version

Were you able to guide the emperor to the center without losing a single penguin to the sea?

You can solve this puzzle in only five moves. Take another shot if you used more than that!

UK Version

Were you able to guide the emperor to the centre without losing a single penguin to the sea?

You can solve this puzzle in only five moves. Have another shot if you used more than that!

  • Initial position
  • Move the top left penguin down
  • Move the penguin above the emperor right
  • Move the bottom penguin up
  • Move the emperor right
  • Move the emperor up

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