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Parking Lot Gridlock (Car Park Gridlock in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

The Laytonmobile, the professor's pride and joy, is stuck behind several other cars trying to exit a crowded parking lot.

Things are so tight, though, that each car can only move forward and backward with respect to the direction it's currently facing.

Use your stylus to direct traffic and guide the professor's red car to the exit.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Just trying to clear the cars immediately in front of the professor's vehicle won't get you anywhere.

Think about exactly what it is you'll need to do to clear a path to the lot exit.

Don't be afraid to take a step back to move ahead two steps. You may need to move some things into the way to get them out of the way in the end.

When you're moving cars around, be sure to keep in mind each car's directional limitations.

To start, you'll need to move the two cars directly in front of the Laytonmobile. In order to do that, you'll first need to move the horizontally oriented car that sits right above those two vehicles.

Once you've completed that task, move the Laytonmobile forward toward the exit. Then try to rearrange cars at the end of the lot opposite the exit.


Solution

Correct

Good job clearing out traffic.

Now try to solve this puzzle again in the fewest number of movements possible. If you're really good, you should be able to do so in 14 moves.

  • Initial Position
  • Slide the car Right
  • Slide the car Up
  • Slide the other car Up
  • Slide the red car Right
  • Slide the car Up
  • Slide the car Left
  • Slide the other car Left
  • Slide the car Down
  • Slide the red Car Left
  • Slide the car Down
  • Slide the car Left
  • Slide the car Up
  • Slide the other car Up
  • Slide the red car Right

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