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Discussion What is your favourite Mekorama level?

Discussion in 'Notable Levels' started by meko, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. meko

    meko Italian Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a difficult question for everyone.
    What is your favourite mekorama level?
    :eek::eek:...
    It's obviously a level on this forum,because there some levels are better of "50"...
    You can answer that it's a too difficult choice,but... There must be a level that you will never forget because it has something more than other levels...
    (If you are undecided you can write 2-3 levels.)
     
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    nGord Administrator

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    This question is actually easy for me because I've been keeping a list (on the information section of my profile and I left a pretty long list of great ones here and here). Of course, not only is this a highly subjective question, but its a moving target with ever more levels created.

    But since you asked, Sneak In V, by @richardfu_ is my absolute favourite.

    The better question to ask is "why?"

    In my choice, its because Sneak in V has so much of what I love all packed into one level. It's a true puzzle that needs to be figured out, there are plenty of surprises, tons of paths to figure out, timing challenges, traps, new exploits of the physics engine behind the game, linked mechanisms, beautiful art, and especially no randomness or reliance on luck. Not only is the architecture engineered to perfection, the game play is engineered to perfection, all wrapped in a charming and delightful package. Pure genius.
     
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    richardfu_ Featured Levels Manager Staff Member

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    This is a really difficult one for me. I look at levels in many aspects. As a player I like levels that has fun elements, at the right difficulty for me, has beautiful art and not overly complicated. As a creator I like to see creative mechanisms that could inspire me in my own level making. Now that I'm featuring levels on the official Facebook page, I also consider if the level is enjoyable for players in general. Levels are good in different ways and I don't think a level could possess all these virtues.

    So if I have to choose one, it would be @vince's square one. The chase of the win block is really funny and the mechanism under it is amazing (I think he refered to my Sneak In V though). The 'perspective puzzle' in the level is also very original. Overall, it's a very stable and enjoyable level.
     
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    Frenzies Administrator Staff Member

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    If I were to choose, I'd pick Claw Machine Box (the level came out just in time) by @TR O, Sneak In V by @richardfu_ , and Joystick by @KPACABA, I guess. It's really hard to choose even three of all the great levels here. It's funny how 2 of my favorite levels actually use free draggables; probably the most hated part of Mekorama. That's part of what makes them so creative and different.
     
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    cpw Weekend Moderator Staff Member

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    Sneak In V is hands down the best one! I like it for the very same reasons as @nGord mentioned. Not only that it showed you can create a timing challenge tailor-made for R (for his excruciatingly slow walking speed and turning behavior :rolleyes:), but also it has put the multiple B bot bug into good use (considering its cosmetic nature -- that it doesn't really change how the bots move) which culminates in a surprising moment where B is resurrected. Then of course the mechanism behind it is so sophisticated and monumental, that I think it's still unparalleled by any other new levels thus far. Overall the level made good use of every grid of space and is a rare example of how colossal designs can be more fun than minimal ones. It's truly a design marvel :eek::D
     
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    vince Well-Known Member

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    My favorite one would be castle jump by @richardfu_ because it opened the gates to the third dimension, and of course because of the extremly fun gaming experience. This is the level I show to friends to introduce Mekorama :). Another great level is sneak in. I remember spending a lot of time trying to find the way, and still having fun. It is also very inspiring in terms of level design.
    Of course, Sneak in V is very impressive, but I think this level would be more appreciated by designers than by every day players.
     
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    id.mehra New Member

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    These are the levels I thoroughly enjoyed
    (((( from all whatever levels I played till now ))))
    Labyrinth by @Real in Dream
    Suicide 01 by @Mukesh choudhary
    Mini Pagoda by @meko
    Joystick by @KPACABA
     
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    meko Italian Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes,sneak in V is really good level,but it isn't my favourite kind of level.
    I love levels with simple design.
    I've downloaded about 850 cards,and my favourite is "Linked Switch" of @Leo3065 .It has something that i immediately loved:
    It's a level with a simple and really innovative mechanism. It's my favourite for the simplicity.
     
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    sawdust Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I'm not saying it's the best level or even the most fun, but I keep coming back to "Crank It Up", level 18 of the original 50. It was the first time I saw multiple mechanisms working together and interacting with each other to do something I didn't think was possible. It opened my eyes to how versatile this game and physics engine really are and was the level that got me hooked.
     
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    What a surprise! seems that we both agree on something :3
     
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    meko Italian Moderator Staff Member

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    For me the first one that sprang my mind was level 24: Upmill battle;
    It was difficult and surprising in his simplicity.

    And what was the first level that sprang your mind?
     
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    I thought you said it wouldn't be one of the original 50. Anyway, I think that multiple levels came to my mind at once, so I can't answer that :D
     
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    That one was a fun one. As soon as got it I felt silly for not getting it sooner. That is what makes a great puzzle imho.
     
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