made a pertetual motion machine
PATHINKO - Thinking Pachinko
Mobile support is unfinished, please play on desktop instead! I dont even know if its possible to solve on mobile with such little screen space.
Made by fizzd for the Confounding Calendar 2022, a puzzle game jam where each submission has to be entirely within one screen, and with one single level. Then every day in December, one or two puzzles are released!
R to erase all lines
W to reset ball and targets
'Lines left' is just a suggestion, not a requirement :) Sorry for sometimes non-deterministic physics, it's just like pachinko... redo it a few times and it'll eventually get the same trajectory.
Please post your solutions in the comments!
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1 line :3
did it with 2 lines :P
Fun puzzle! It really stumped me for a while until I improved my line technique.
particle accellerator! made this once i completed the puzzle out of boredom
very cool game, did it in two lines
loop de swoop
This is two lines.
A fun little juggling act!
Uses the fact that any hit counts for the orb, so 3 is out further than 1 on both the way in, and out.
ez, could've done it with only one line
If the rng is kind to you and you left a positive review you can in fact beat it on mobile.
I have created a horror
Abusing the 2 bumper's hitbox.
Had to place the 3 target so precisely to get this to work lol. On the first loop the ball is still building speed so it goes just low enough to hit the 3, then on the second loop it's going fast enough to miss the 3 but hits the extra line I drew, which slows it way down so it hits the 3 again.
That was fun! I didn't realize I can drag the ball too 😏
haha thats a great no ball drag solution. an honor to have you play, i've played and love so many of your games!
got this in one line
Great game! 3 lines
Tasty spaghetti and pachinkoballs, I smell full game potential.
Very nice and addictive, I'm gonna try making custom / generating some random sequences by myself and attempt to complete them. :>
121212123 sounds funny.
Thank you! I have still yet to beat EXTEN..
Let me know if you find any interesting sequence challenges haha
You were right
This I solved in one line
i suggest you continue with this, its a genuinely good idea. one thing that comes to my mind is that you could create levels, where the goals are already set and you cant move them. your task is then to figure out a drawing that would make the ball hit them in the correct sequence
im glad you think so! i've been toying the idea of a small full game. i'll probably keep tinkering on it, thanks for the comment
cool idea, finished it in par! really cool to see how many different solutions people had!
What a wonderful concept, really pushed me to think in ways I had never before. I felt genuine satisfaction beating it, so it's a pleasure to share my solution. I can see that others' are very different, so cool!
Done... Very clever... Congratulations...
That was fun! Physics were a bit inconsistent, but aside from that everything else worked well!
It went quite crazy when I tried the classic Sonic loop, haha. Cool! "Space" to start wasn't working for me at first, maybe it's better to set another key that is not bind to anything.
great puzzle! done in one line, although it was a little bit cheating
woah this is really cool, although the buggy physics really makes this a lot harder
i did it in two lines, probably could do it in one since they're connected