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Befuddle Quest 4 Dead Goes Live!

  • kentona
  • 02/26/2010 02:57 PM
  • 6270 views
After a bit of a delay (on my part) Befuddle Quest 4 Dead is finally released!

Even after my exhaustive and extensive testing (I made sure each map loads and is at least solvable :D ), there are a few known bugs:

- In the Pillar map, near the entrance there is 2 pillars with no rocks. If you try to jump from the ledge above it to the pillar on the right, the event will hang and you have to shutdown the game.
- In "My pet Zombie" if you guide it onto your Reset Switch, you are stuck :). (why would you do this?)
- In Cabin Fervor, the second chipset should be activated when you kick the fire behind the cabin from the top, causing the cabin to burst into flames. Instead it loads ... some other chipset and renders the map not only ugly but also unpassable! (because I didn't point it to the right chipset!)

Kazesui has fixed the first two already and re-uploaded the game (it is pending still) but the last is still an issue. But the game is playable - just avoid doing the stuff that leads to the bugs!

THE PUZZLES ::..

kentona - My Pet Zombie
Liberty - Diggin' the Dead
AABattery - Switching Things Up
Aten - 3 Cup Flip
Kazesui - Time is on my side
Kazesui - Befuddle Guns
Hexatona - Perilous Pillar Paths
AznChipmunk - Casette Collector
Gibmaker - Crystal Crag
Mary4D - Haunted House
SquishyWizard - Scarlet Facade
thedjt - Bridges. How Ironic.
VideoWizard - Zombie Room
Mikemc - Cabin Fervor
Fractal Advocate - Zombie Hard With A Vengeance
Craze - Zombieconomy Sim

THE KENTONA AWARDS ::..

Best Puzzle:
Casette Collector

Funnest Map:
Zombieconomy Sim

Overachiever Award:
Befuddle Guns

Biggest Rip-Off:
Didn't really see one this time around! I guess I need to play more games!

Shake Fist In Frustration Award:
3 Cup Flip (actually, I think this puzzle is brilliant!). Also, Befuddle Guns.

THE KENTONA THOUGHTS ::..

kentona - My Pet Zombie
A neat idea, but never realized it's full potential due to the lack of creativity and cleverness of it's implementer.

Liberty - Diggin' the Dead
The tinting was a bit much, but the twitch puzzles were kinda fun!

AABattery - Switching Things Up
One of the funnier maps in the game - the dialouge makes it. The puzzle itself is a simple shell game. My freind.

Aten - 3 Cup Flip
Brilliant!

Kazesui - Time is on my side
Kazesui is either a genius or a madman. There are 4096 combinations to try, and my brute force methodology was not up to task. I had to read the walkthrough. Cool idea, though!

Kazesui - Befuddle Guns
Kazesui is either a genius or a madman. This game is really cool BUT OH SO HARD! I was never really good at Duck Hunt, either. Very impressive, technically!

Hexatona - Perilous Pillar Paths
A fun and funny little puzzle, perilous to those of us who need to open every single chest!

AznChipmunk - Casette Collector
A really great puzzle that is a good blend of puzzly fun, interesting game mechanic, and difficulty. I liked this the most because it was challenging without being frustrating.

Gibmaker - Crystal Crag
Another really great puzzle that is a good blend of puzzly fun, interesting game mechanic, and difficulty. It is based on some old game I had never heard of, so it was fresh and new to me! One of the few hard puzzles that I managed to beat on my own.

Mary4D - Haunted House
A tad on the simple side, but a nice quick puzzle. Small puzzles like these help break up the game, so I like them.

SquishyWizard - Scarlet Facade
This is a fun and frantic puzzle! Dodging the zombies in town was a lot more fun than you'd think, and the final battle is even more so!

thedjt - Bridges. How Ironic.
I love the name. The puzzle is a little simple but the dialouge in this makes up for it.

VideoWizard - Zombie Room
Another quick small puzzle. It was okay.

Mikemc - Cabin Fervor
Now that song is stuck in my head. Thanks Mikemc.

Fractal Advocate - Zombie Hard With A Vengeance
A close runner-up to the Overachiever award. This is a long a clever 5 part puzzle that served as the basis for the story of BQ4D this time around. For part 3, you have to push the bad guy into the pit.

Craze - Zombieconomy Sim
Craze's promise to make a new economy sim was the reason why BQ4D was even made. Thankfully, he delivered with another great minigame! #!@$% bones!

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Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13842
*he delivered after a series of frantic messages and punched computers
I think Hexatona's puzzle is unbeatable... one of the pillar jumps causes the game to get stuck. I had to go into the editor and put "phasing mode on" "phasing mode off" to win.
thedjt has the best one because he used the moon
Also, Scarlet Facade is called My Pet Zombie on the world map, and if you already beat My Pet Zombie it tells you that you've already beaten My Pet Zombie, but selecting play again leads to Scarlet Facade.
I won Hexatona's puzzle, so it can't be unbeatable. Granted, it may be possible to remove pillars so it glitches out. I think this was fixed in the new version, though?

I really thought the overall quality of the puzzles was much better than the last three BQs, and it felt a lot more coherent despite it's non-linearity. Most of them were interesting, some were challenging, even the simple/easy ones were usually amusing, and nothing was mind-numbingly hard/unfair. Except 3 cup flip. Darn you, 3 cup flip!

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kentona - My Pet Zombie
I rather liked this one, although the only challenge in it came from trying to find out the exact radius of the statue's anti-zombie effect . This may be because I've played too much ricochet robots, though.

Liberty - Diggin' the Dead
Random, but kinda fun.

AABattery - Switching Things Up
This was fun. This and 3 cup flip reminded me of each other for some reason.

Aten - 3 Cup Flip
Although it's seemingly simple, it was the one puzzle I couldn't solve. Truely, a fiendish display of cunning, Aten.

Kazesui - Time is on my side
This is a relatively simple puzzle, in that you switch things on/off. Still took me a while to get it, though, due to number of combinations. A little dry for my tastes, but not bad.

Kazesui - Befuddle Guns
This was pretty awesome. It also took a lot of time for me to finish the final test, and I never did finish the penultimate one or go to the place with the *really* hard zombies.

Hexatona - Perilous Pillar Paths
I never figured out how to get the last chest. Nice puzzle, though.

AznChipmunk - Casette Collector
This is a good puzzle. The only parts that annoyed me was trying to figure out what to do after tape 5, which was not obvious at all to me, and the quizzes, due to my dislike of quizzes.

Gibmaker - Crystal Crag
I rather liked this puzzle. Not too difficult, but I never got stuck because I didn't know how something was supposed to work.

Mary4D - Haunted House
Super-easy. I didn't really end up liking this one much.

SquishyWizard - Scarlet Facade
This is a pretty cool concept, but SOLDIER IS OVERPOWERED. Also, sword slash was almost unusable.

thedjt - Bridges. How Ironic.
This was very easy, but had cute zombie dialogue.

VideoWizard - Zombie Room
This puzzle had no challenge at all to it, unless guessing the switch right in the first room counts.

Mikemc - Cabin Fervor
This puzzle wasn't particularly challenging, and the arrow puzzle seemed arbitrary - most of the time I was just pressing in the direction I wanted to go unless it was a couple of tiles away - but random dancing zombies with that music amused me.

Fractal Advocate - Zombie Hard With A Vengeance
This puzzle annoyed me, because I had to go through it twenty-odd times testing for bugs.

Craze - Zombieconomy Sim
This didn't seem very different to me from the other economy sim at first playthrough. Stronger theming and more transparent decision-making, though, which made it better - it just felt like I was playing pretty much the same game. Still, it was pretty fun.
Hehe, I woke up and saw the download and was like WHOA. I think I was the first one to DL and play, but I didn't post anything. Also, I'm stuck on my pet zombie, like, I can't even pass the first stage =o
kentona - My Pet Zombie
Pretty easy, it seemed like I never had to use all the tiles, except there was one level that was pretty hard in the middle... I liked the idea but could've been harder overall.

Liberty - Diggin' the Dead
I thought this was a lot of fun.

AABattery - Switching Things Up
Amusing, though not much of a puzzle.

Aten - 3 Cup Flip
An old trick, I spotted it right away.

Kazesui - Time is on my side
*shrugs* just took me a minute or so of trying out random combinations. Didn't think it was much of a puzzle as it was basically hitting switches randomly until you got it right.

Kazesui - Befuddle Guns
This is way too hard, and I didn't even bother playing the second challenge. Shooters are hard to aim without something like a mouse and while I liked the concept, it had an unnecessary level of difficulty. However, it worked smoothly which was nice. One thing I thought could've been done though, was that you should have a slight pause for "reloading" or something.

Hexatona - Perilous Pillar Paths
The puzzle was broken for me and I had to fix some move event, but it was decent.

AznChipmunk - Casette Collector
welp

Gibmaker - Crystal Crag
I really liked this! It was an interesting puzzle mechanic, and it was challenging without being frustrated.

Mary4D - Haunted House
Not really much of a puzzle.

SquishyWizard - Scarlet Facade
SPEED PRIEST IS SO MUCH FUN, but the ABS/slash mechanic really sucks.

thedjt - Bridges. How Ironic.
A simple puzzle, was alright, although wasn't too hard to figure out. Could've been expanded!

VideoWizard - Zombie Room
Kind of random, not much too it.

Mikemc - Cabin Fervor
what in the world is that music i don't even

Fractal Advocate - Zombie Hard With A Vengeance
I really liked this one too in terms of puzzle-iness.

Craze - Zombieconomy Sim
bones, i hate them.

Best Puzzle:
Crystal Crag. Runner up goes to Zombie Hard With A Vengeance!

Funnest Map:
Diggin' the Dead. Runner up goes to Zombieconomy!

Overachiever Award:
Kazesui. For making two, one of which was a decent RM-shooter... but... Hm. I think you oughta get some power moder with that for mouse capabilities. :)

Biggest Rip-Off:
3 Cup Flip
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/3cup
Uh... runner up goes to Craze for ripping his last submission off... welp.

Shake Fist In Frustration Award:
Zombieconomy. Grrr balancing food and bones =/.
Runner up goes to Befuddle Guns.
I liked the island format used this time around and how you'd find a chest at the end of each level.

kentona - My Pet Zombie
Liked the idea, and I had fun doing it. Didn't quite feel like it got any harder than from the first level though.

Liberty - Diggin' the Dead
Was quite okay. Amusing list of attacks, but a tad long for only hiding 1 move you'll need to use. also I didn't quite get why there was a couple of snow tiles there which didn't seem to belong there.

AABattery - Switching Things Up
Short and fun

Aten - 3 Cup Flip
I also already knew of this one, so not much time wasted here.

Kazesui - Time is on my side
The idea was pretty much to make whoever played it observe which doors were opened by the switches and then act accordingly, with a set of extra switches to discourage using brute force

Kazesui - Befuddle Guns
Probably got a little bit too difficult since I got too good at it while making it, making it harder for me to judge how hard it was, and the one I tested it on seemed to handle it fairly "alright". If I ever to decide to extend on it, power mode for mouse capabilities does sound like a rather good idea.

Hexatona - Perilous Pillar Paths
Of course a poring hat won't be of much good, had it been a angeling hat however...
Nice and short puzzle and probably amusing for those who want to get all treasures, heh

AznChipmunk - Casette Collector
A really good and well thought out puzzle map with a fair share of nice, annoying and boring music.
Nice mechanics and good variety to the puzzles

Gibmaker - Crystal Crag
This was also another quite good puzzle. Good scaling in the difficulty as you progressed and while not hard at any point had you thinking a little. Loved the zombies that jumped around when you progressed from one area to the next.

Mary4D - Haunted House
Bit on the short side. Could have been a little longer.

SquishyWizard - Scarlet Facade
Nice setting. Trying to wack any zombies with the sword was rather hopeless though, so avoiding them was pretty much the only reasonable option.
Other than that it was quite okay though.

thedjt - Bridges. How Ironic.
A short, easy and decent puzzle. Should probably have been placed closer to the starting point on the island.

VideoWizard - Zombie Room
Bit on the short side again, and somewhat weird.

Mikemc - Cabin Fervor
Wish I didn't waste that flame on the back of the cabin, nice effect btw.
Thinking back on it, I don't get why I didn't turn down the volume while being inside the cabin though.

Fractal Advocate - Zombie Hard With A Vengeance
Another quite good map with a nice variety of puzzles of different difficulties.

Craze - Zombieconomy Sim
Much like the last one, except I managed to win this one in 1 try rather than 4. Probably the one which required most thinking for me. Seemed more balanced this time around given the lack of "bonuses"

Best Puzzle:
Zombie Hard With A Vengeance

Funnest Map:
Zombieconomy

Shake Fist In Frustration Award:
Didn't get frustrated
In my very subjective opinion, yes (didn't like the boplicity one much).
It was mostly okay/nice though :p
Why do you keep pointing out that typo?!

-cries in a corner-
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
Because it is amusing my freind.
I just played the game yesterday and, this is probably (most likely) my fault, I probably gave you the wrong coordinates, but Zack is suppose to start a square lower.

If anyone has already downloaded this and don't really like it like that, you should probably change that :P
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
I think Hexatona's puzzle is unbeatable... one of the pillar jumps causes the game to get stuck. I had to go into the editor and put "phasing mode on" "phasing mode off" to win.
I probably broke it. Let me check.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
Yeah, I broke it. it was me.
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