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Welcome to Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 - RODENTS EDITION, my first actually released pack in at least 5 years!



My small, rodent-themed pack! There are 20 levels, that appear twice each in a bonus EASY mode and the main HARD mode (there is no middle). The hard rank is sorted roughly by difficulty, and the easy rank has a more consistent difficulty.
Each level is tied into a specific rodent, with some fun decoration for each, and each has a specially selected tracker music piece. The levels here are a mix of newly created levels that use modern NeoLemmix skills, and classic levels I made 2016-2018 using only the original skills.

People who have beaten it, with intended solutions:
No one yet!

People who have beaten it, with backroutes:
2020/12/12 - Armani - 11 backroutes first solve on V1, 52 backroutes total
2021/01/09 - IchoTolot - 10 backroutes first solve on V4.2

Updates:
2021/01/14 - V6.2, 5 more Armani backroute fixes
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You can find it attached to this post! Have fun! :lemcat::thumbsup::8():
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 12:43:44 PM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 09:59:21 PM »
Nice job, Gronkling! :thumbsup: Given that you were the first person to beat my most recent pack, that you once had a pack in development many people expected to be the most difficult one ever, and that I could see from your development screenshot(s) that this was also going to be a very artistic pack, I was very curious to see what you had come up with.

Replays for the first rank are attached! I was positively surprised by the low difficulty on this one - that gave me more time to appreciate your designs of the various rodents! :thumbsup: Especially everything involving your Beast II tileset (the squirrels, various creatures holding acorns etc.). Even though I usually had lots of skills remaining, the puzzles weren't trivial, and especially the last level of Easy did indeed make me think for a bit and rewind a couple of times to try different approaches.

I expect quite a sudden jump in difficulty on the Hard rank, since it really seemed to me like you made the Easy rank deliberately easier. Almost like two different packs in one to cater to different audiences.

I think this is only the second pack to feature the Jumper after my own LOA? I've seen quite a few Shimmiers by now, since I'm playing Lemminas in parallel. I haven't tried "The Lemmings Have Grown" yet, though.

I used a specific Stacker trick a couple of times on these levels, I don't know if that was intended or not... ;)

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My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour (New & Old Formats), my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Lemmings Open Air, my newest release and follow-up to World Tour, 120 levels
Paralems (Old Formats), a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems (Old Formats), a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for (very old) NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 10:14:25 PM »
Easy rank solved.

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 10:30:43 PM »
@Strato
Yea I wanted the easy version to just be a really nicely easy version for newer players, so more people could enjoy. There's no set solutions here so all your replays are acceptable!

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@Joshescue18
Another nice set of solutions, more similar to mine with a few more like Strato, though the ones for 16,17 and 18 are very interesting.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2020, 10:43:09 PM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 11:40:20 PM »
you once had a pack in development many people expected to be the most difficult one ever

I can vouch for the difficulty of these levels. During testing, I backrouted four of them, and all the others were no-solves!

I could see from your development screenshot(s) that this was also going to be a very artistic pack

That, too. Each level has its own animal, which is super cute! :cute:

Well, it's good to see these now exist in easy form, let's see how I get on... :P

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2020, 01:37:53 AM »
Oh wow that porcupine looks so cute :thumbsup::thumbsup:

I will take a look at the pack today. :D


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Really great looking levels! I can definitely see you put a lot of work on to this pack!

Most of the levels from the first rank seem open-ended, so I don't think there's any real backroute. And the difficulty increases drastically in the second rank. :evil:

Levels from hard rank that I might've backrouted :
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Again, you really made nice looking levels! Especially I love the chipmunk, squirrel, porcupine and hamster. And the levels have fairly decent puzzles too. I think you successfully killed two birds with one stone.:thumbsup: Replays attached.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 05:59:32 AM by Armani »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2020, 11:06:27 AM »
This pack looks like great fun! :D
My first level pack: Yippee! More Lemmings
My second pack I'm working on at the moment: Long Live Lemmings

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Very Hard]
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 12:27:14 PM »
Haha, just as expected, loooads of backroutes in the second half :XD: Time to prepare the first update

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I updated the pack fixing these backroutes
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 12:35:45 PM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2020, 11:39:04 AM »
Resolved all the updated levels
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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »
2 more intended, then another 9 backroutes :8:()[:

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Pack updated again
« Last Edit: December 13, 2020, 01:32:40 PM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 01:11:46 PM »
More backroutes incoming :devil:
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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2020, 03:14:50 PM »
2 more intended solutions... but 10 more backroutes ;)

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2020, 04:04:31 PM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2020, 04:50:08 AM »
First ten levels complete.
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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2020, 10:39:43 AM »
First ten levels complete.

Only 2 backroutes :thumbsup:

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Released a minor update to fix 9 & 10, as well as another for 17 that I found myself
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 10:54:13 AM by Gronkling »

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Re: [NL] Gronkling's Animal Pack: #1 RODENTS [difficulty: Easy & Hard]
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2020, 12:20:31 AM »
Levels 9 and 10 resolved.