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Little Miner Puzzle Part 1 or 2 - Which one do you find harder?

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Offline Forestidia86

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Little Miner Puzzle Part 1 or 2 - Which one do you find harder?
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:08:11 pm »
I can see why Little Miner Puzzle (Part 2) is ranked higher than Part 1 since it's more complex. But I can see as well that Part 1 is for some more difficult since it's in a certain sense more precise, so for beginners it could feel harder.

That's why I'm interested how others perceived it and have found it themselves.

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Re: Little Miner Puzzle Part 1 or 2 - Which one do you find harder?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 07:02:57 pm »
I am biased because I have played Part 1 more than Part 2. Thus, I had to solve Part 2 from scratch, and it took longer than resolving Part 1.

Both levels have their red herrings, e.g.,
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Re: Little Miner Puzzle Part 1 or 2 - Which one do you find harder?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 07:15:18 pm »
I'm not sure which part you're referring to that's supposedly precise, my best guess is
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If that's what you're thinking of, then it's both not necessary (there's a variety of other solutions), and also required in the sequel (which in addition introduces another trick).

With that in mind, the only reason I could imagine someone finding the second part easier is that there are fewer options of what you can try, but then again multiple different options end up working in the first part, so it shouldn't take too long to find one.

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Re: Little Miner Puzzle Part 1 or 2 - Which one do you find harder?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 07:22:46 pm »
I just remotely heard from someone that Part 1 was much harder than Part 2 but this could also be a learning effect. Maybe it makes a difference if you play without frame stepping but I don't know. I was just curious since I encountered that notion of difficulty.