Tilt to Traverse is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.


Just when Hershel and Randall think they're reunited, they find an aqueduct system separating them! Fortunately, you can make a safe path across for Hershel by using the walkways and floating stepping stones.

Tilt your Nintendo 3DS system backward, forward, left, or right to make the stepping stones slide in that direction. Watch out for the dark holes, though--if you slide a stepping stone over one, it will plug the hole and stay stuck there.


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

To begin with, you need to move a stepping stone to get Hershel onto the first walkway.

It seems simple enough, but watch out for the stone in the bottom right. If that gets stuck in a hole, you'll never be able to reach Randall.

Let's run through the first step.

First, tilt your Nintendo 3DS backward. That should create a path to the walkway in the top-center of the screen. Move Hershel onto that walkway.

Continuing from Hint 2, the next step is to bring up the stepping stone in the bottom-left corner next to the fixed stepping stone in the top-right corner.

It's quite a long way, so be careful not to get it trapped in a hole on the way.

For those who are struggling with this, here's the secret formula from start to finish:

↑ H ↓ ← ↓ ↑ → ↓ → ↑ → ↑ → ↑ H

Starting with Hershel, in his initial position, tilt your Nintendo 3DS in the direction of each arrow in turn. Where it says H, you'll need to move Hershel.




Hershel and Randall are finally reunited. Now they can continue their exploration!

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