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Rat Rations (Rodent Rations in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

US Version

This rat hid his key behind his supply of cheese. He is paranoid about it being found, so he wants to change its hiding place. The only problem is that his cheese is in the way!

Can you help the rat move his key from the hiding place on the right to the matching space directly to the key's left?

UK Version

This little mouse hid an important key behind his supply of cheese. He is paranoid about it being found, so he wants to change its hiding place. The only problem is that his cheese is in the way. He would like to move it from the hiding place on the right to the space on the left. Can you give him a hand?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Did you notice that you can move two pieces of cheese at the same time?

US Version

Start by moving the two rightmost pieces down. Then try to make a space in the bottom-left corner.

UK Version

Start by moving the rightmost two pieces down. Then try to make a space in the bottom-left corner.

US Version

Continuing from Hint 1: Make a space in the top-right corner and move the key down into it. Then move the key one space to the left.

UK Version

Continuing from Hint 1, make a space in the top-right corner and move the key down into it. Then move the key one space to the left.

US Version

Continuing from Hint 2: After moving the key, fit the C-shaped cheeses together against the right wall.

Next, move a flat cheese to the bottom and move the L-shaped cheese and other flat cheese to the left wall.

UK Version

After moving the key, slot the C-shaped cheeses together against the right wall. Next, move a flat cheese to the bottom and move the L-shaped cheese and other flat cheese to the left wall.

US Version

Continuing from Hint 3: There should now be a space below the key. Move the key down into this pace. Now you can move the flat cheese out of the way and fit the key into its new hiding place!

UK Version

Continuing from Hint 3, there should now be a space down and to the left of the key. Move the key into this space. Now you can move the flat cheese out of the way and slot the key into its new hiding place.


Solution

Correct

US Version

Well done!

How about some rest and a nice piece of cheddar as payment for your hard work?

UK Version

Brie-lliant!

It's possible to move the key to its new hiding place in just 16 moves.

Now, how about some rest and a nice piece of Cheddar?

  • Initial position
  • Move the piece on the right down
  • Move the small top-piece right
  • Move the big piece right
  • Move the bottom-left piece left - up
  • Move the small piece left
  • Move the big piece down
  • Move the small piece left - up - left
  • Move the key down - left
  • Move the right big piece up
  • Move the other big piece right
  • Move the bottom small piece right - down
  • Move the middle piece down
  • Move the top small piece down - left
  • Move the key left - down
  • Move the top small piece right - up - right
  • Move the key in the red slot

A big thanks to http://professorlayton4walkthrough.blogspot.com

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