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Who Is Tom Really? (Tom's True Identity in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Professor Layton has a feeling that Tom may not be the child we suspect him to be.

Move the L-shaped pieces around and arrange them into a + shape in the middle of the board in a way that sheds some light on Tom's true identity.

UK Version

Professor Layton has a feeling that Tom may not be the kind of boy he was assumed to be...

Move the L-shaped pieces around and arrange them into a + shape in the middle of the board to reveal Tom's true identity.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Those L-shaped pieces are pretty awkward to move around, aren't they?

If only you could change the shape of the pieces into something easier to move around.

Say...a square, perhaps?

UK Version

Those L-shaped pieces are quite awkward to move around, aren't they?

If only you could change the shape of the pieces into something easier to move around.

Something like a square, perhaps?

US Version

Pair each L-shaped piece with a small square block, and treat each pair as a single unit to be moved.

UK Version

Pair each L-shaped piece with a small square block and treat each pair as a single unit to be moved.

US Version

By the way, you might be interested to know that this puzzle can be solved in as few as twenty moves.

UK Version

Since you're looking at Hint 3, you probably aren't having much joy with this kind of puzzle.

When you get better at solving these puzzles, though, you might want to try to complete this one in 20 moves!


Solution

Correct

Good work!

  • Initial Position
  • Move the upper left L-shaped piece left.
  • Move the upper left paw block left.
  • Move the upper right paw block left.
  • Move the upper right L-shaped piece left.
  • Move the bottom right L-shaped piece right.
  • Move the upper right paw block right and to the top.
  • Move the bottom right L-shaped piece up.
  • Move the bottom left paw block right.
  • Move the bottom left L-shaped piece right.
  • Move the upper left paw block to the bottom right.
  • Move the upper left L-shaped piece down and right.
  • Move the top left paw block to the bottom left.
  • Move the upper left L-shaped piece to the bottom left.
  • Move the uppermost paw block left.
  • Move the upper right L-shaped piece left three spaces to the shaded area.
  • Move the bottom right paw block up.
  • Move the bottom right L-shaped piece up and to the left into the shaded area.
  • Move the bottom right paw block to the right.
  • Move the bottom right L-shaped piece to the right one space.
  • Move the bottom left L-shaped piece right.
  • Correct

A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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