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Four Balls is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

US Version

Move each ball to the area with the same color.

Do you have what it takes to complete the puzzle?

UK Version

Move each ball to the area with the same colour.

Do you have what it takes to complete this puzzles?

Hints




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You need to make the balls change positions with each other, but the actual act of guiding individual balls to the right hole shouldn't prove too challenging.

Make your moves carefully and keep track of what you're doing. This problem requires you to shift things about a great deal, so just be warned that hints alone won't get you through this one.

The shortest solution for this problem involves less than 30 moves, but in order to solve it that quickly, you need to manage the movement of multiple balls at once.

If you're having trouble, swallow your pride and try the easier solution where you only need to guide one ball at a time.

For puzzles like this, you best bet is to clump as many of the open spaces together as possible to give the ball you're guiding a larger space to move about.

Just don't get too obsessed with consolidating space or you might actually make things harder on yourself.


Solution

Correct

Excellent!

US Version

This puzzle requires 28 moves to solve. Solving it shouldn't be all that difficult if you stay focused and avoid getting confused.

UK Version

This puzzle requires 28 moves to solve. Solving it isn't all that difficult if you stay focused and avoid getting confused.

  • Initial Position
  • Move the right green block up
  • Move the lower blue block right
  • Move the Red orb up and right
  • Move the left green block all of the way down
  • Move the Blue orb directly above the left green block
  • Move the upper blue block all of the way left
  • Move the Green orb next to the upper blue block
  • Move the right green block all of the way up
  • Move the yellow block right
  • Move the Green orb above the Blue orb
  • Move the Red orb next to the upper Green block
  • Move the yellow block left
  • Move the right green block down
  • Move the Red orb into the red space
  • Move the yellow block up
  • Move the right green block up
  • Move the Blue orb right and down
  • Move the lower blue block directly below the yellow one
  • Move the Yellow orb left and up
  • Move the Blue orb into the blue space
  • Move the lower blue block next to the Blue orb
  • Move the Green orb right and down
  • Move the Yellow orb all of the way left and up
  • Move the yellow block down
  • Move the upper blue block right
  • Move the Yellow orb into the yellow space
  • Move the left green block all of the way up
  • Move the Green orb into the green space

Trivia

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While the puzzle remains the same in all versions, the initial position of the blocks was changed in the European and Korean versions so that in the European and Korean versions 27 moves are required to solve the puzzle rather than 28 moves. However, the text for the solution wasn't changed and still states that the solution to the puzzle requires 28 moves. This change is also present in the HD re-release.

A big thanks to http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com

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