Help Espella! is a puzzle in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.


Espella's hands have been tightly tied behind her back. Quickly, untie her!

Which rope (A or B) will not result in a knot when both ends of the rope are pulled at the same time?


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Using the Memo Function will make solving this puzzle much easier.

It's clear the ropes intersect in the middle.

Look carefully at the two possibilities of how the ropes can overlap to form a knot.

Don't think about how to untie a knot. Think about what it takes to create a knot. Understand that and you'll free Espella.

f the two ropes are not criss-crossing from behind, then making a knot would be impossible. One rope would have to cross behind the other to form a knot.

Here's a bit of extra help for this one.

The answer is B!



Not quite.

Look carefully and give it another try.


You did it!

Espella is free!
Just what exactly occurred here?

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