Which Way Is Up? (Which Direction? in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.


US Version

Below is a chart with a cardinal direction written in each square. The top of the chart, however, isn't necessarily north.

When looking at the chart from the proper orientation, you can start at a certain square and, moving in the direction written in each square, pass over all of the squares on the chart.

Which side--A, B, C, or D--is north?

UK Version

This chart has cardinal directions written on each square. However, the top of the chart is not necessarily north.

If you appoint the correct side of the chart as north, starting from a certain square and moving in the direction each square indicates allows you to pass over all the squares on the chart.

Knowing this, can you work out which side of the map, A, B, C or D, is north?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

It's a pretty simple chart, but it gets tricky when you don't know which way you're supposed to be looking at it.

Try looking at it from each direction one at a time.

No matter which side is north, north-south and each-west will always be opposite directions.

There are three easts in a row, which means the last square you touch will be one of these, since you can't change direction once you enter this row.

The three easts in a row also indicate left or right, because north-south is always opposite east-west.

This means sides B and D can't possible be north. This means the answer must be side A or C!



Too bad!

North is usually up, but don't let that cloud your thinking here.


US Version


Side C is north.

If you set C as north and start in the center square, you can follow the directions and pass over all of the squares!

UK Version

That's right!

C is north.
If you set C as north and start from the centre square, you can pass through all the squares.


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