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[Ricochet Robots] A puzzle a day keeps the robot doctor away

Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
edited March 11 in Critical Failures
Hey I hear you like solving spatial puzzles!

Rules: You need to move the selected robot to the selected target, which is determined by the goal token in the center of the board (color and symbol). Robots move in a straight line horizontally or vertically until they hit something (a wall or another robot). Each such move counts as one move. The goal is to move the selected robot to its' goal in the fewest possible moves. The robots are randomly placed at the beginning of the game. The end position for the robots after getting the target robot to the goal is the start position for the next puzzle.

The actual game has a time element to it which is not going to be replicated here. I'm going to check for answers each afternoon(ish), and whoever has posted a correct answer that is the fewest moves will get a point. There are 17 goal tokens, so we'll just go through them all and whoever has the most points at the end wins. Feel free to drop in or out as we go. Points will be awarded and new puzzles posted sometime in the afternoon EST each day.

You only get one answer submission, and we're going to use the honor system here that no one is going to look at other people's answers before submitting. Post answers in the thread in this format please:

Answer
Moves: 5

Red Up
Red Left
Blue Up
Yellow Right
Blue Right


Scores

Elvenshae 8
Bluecyan 7
Vyolynce 7
discrider 6
MrBlarney 6
PowerPuppies 5
JPants 5
JonBob 4
Arcsyn 4
Jam Warrior 3
Ah_Pook 3
Fry 1





Current Puzzle (10)
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Previous Puzzles:

1:
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Best Solution: 8


2:
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Best Solution: 5 (by Jonbob)

3:
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Best Solution: 6

4:
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Best Solution: 9

5:
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Best Solution: 6 (found by literally everone except me!)

6:
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Best Solution: 8

7:
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Best Solution: 8

8:
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Best Solution: 9

9:
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Best Solution: 5



Pancho needs your prayers it's true
But save a few for Lefty too
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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    So... something like this?
    Blue I2 --> J12: 10 Moves

    Blue Up (I7)
    Blue Right (P7)
    Red Left (K12)
    Red Down (K7)
    Blue Left (L7)
    Blue Up (L15)
    Blue Right (P15)
    Blue Up (P16)
    Blue Left (J16)
    Blue Down (J12)

    For which time zone is afternoonish relative?

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    Ah_Pook
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Hopefully I understood this correctly.
    Moves: 10

    Green Up
    Green Right
    Green Down
    Green Left
    Green Down
    Blue Up
    Blue Right
    Blue Up
    Blue Left
    Blue Down

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    Ah_Pook
  • FryFry Registered User regular
    My solution for puzzle 1 (Blue robot going to blue planet):
    Moves: 8

    Red Left
    Blue Up
    Blue Right
    Blue Down
    Blue Left
    Blue Up
    Blue Left
    Blue Down

    ArcSynAh_PookdiscriderVyolynce
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Fry wrote: »
    My solution for puzzle 1 (Blue robot going to blue planet):
    Moves: 8

    Red Left
    Blue Up
    Blue Right
    Blue Down
    Blue Left
    Blue Up
    Blue Left
    Blue Down

    Curses! I dismissed that idea before I actually counted the moves.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Moves: 11

    Red left
    Red up
    Red right
    Red down
    Red left
    Red down
    Blue up
    Blue right
    Blue up
    Blue left
    Blue down

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    MrBlarney wrote: »

    For which time zone is afternoonish relative?

    EST

    also, I found the least efficient way so far!

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Blue up
    Blue right
    Blue down
    Blue left
    Red get outta the way (left/right)
    Blue up
    Blue left
    Blue down

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    Oh hey! A knife!
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    should be Moves: 8 above

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  • BluecyanBluecyan I'm the mother flippin' RhymenocerousRegistered User regular
    Moves: 8

    Red Right (or Left)
    Blue Up
    Blue Right
    Blue Down
    Blue Left
    Blue Up
    Blue Left
    Blue Down

    Is the next rounds new starting states based on the individual's previous end state or based on the best route winners state?

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    I'll start the next one from the end state of the first winning solution posted

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    8 moves

    Red left
    Blue up
    Blue right
    Blue down
    Blue left
    Blue up
    Blue left
    Blue down, goal.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    So... if the end state is the next start state..
    We should aim for non-target robots to end on the outside of the maze for bonus points right?

    (Read: to make them as useless as possible)

    discrider on
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    Oh hey! A knife!
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    It's hard to know what will be useful since the goal token is random yknow.

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    8 moves:
    Red:
    L or R

    Blue:
    URDLULD

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    I think I finally understand how this works ...
    1. Yellow left
    2. Yellow down
    3. Blue up
    4. Blue right
    5. Blue up.
    6. Blue left
    7. Blue down
    8. Blue right

    8 moves.

    Elvenshae on
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    Steam: Elvenshae // PSN: Elvenshae // WotC: Elvenshae
    The Disappearance of Inigo Sharpe: Tomas à Dunsanin
    discriderAh_PookVyolynce
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Please put the number of moves the spoiler as well, so no one gets any hints before they submit their answer

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Yeah, looks ok @Elvenshae , but you should spoil your move count

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
    Elvenshae
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Nice to see an alternative at the same move count.

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    VyolynceArcSynAh_Pook
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Puzzle 2 up, points given. Bunch of people got 8, Elvenshae gets cool points for getting 8 in a different way than everyone else. I get cool points for posting the worst answer, with 12 ;)

    Current Standings

    Bluecyan 1
    discrider 1
    Elvenshae 1
    Fry 1
    Jam Warrior 1
    Vyolynce 1

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
    Elvenshae
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    Moves: 6

    Blue Left
    Blue Down
    Blue Right
    Green Down
    Green Right
    Green Up

    edit: and of course i find 1 move fewer approximately 1 second after posting my answer lol

    edit edit: for clarity i didn't edit my original answer to the better one, you get one answer here

    Ah_Pook on
    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
    Vyolynce
  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Green K6 --> L6: 6 Moves

    Green Up (K11)
    Red Right (P12)
    Red Down (P5)
    Green Right (P11)
    Green Down (P6)
    Green Left (L6)

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    Vyolynce
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    1. Green up
    2. Red right
    3. Red down
    4. Green right
    5. Green down
    6. Green left

    6 moves.

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    The Disappearance of Inigo Sharpe: Tomas à Dunsanin
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Puzzle 2
    Green up
    Red right
    Red down
    Green right
    Green down
    Green left, goal.

    6 moves

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    6 moves

    Green up
    Red right
    Red down
    Green right
    Green down
    Green left

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  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    Puzzle 2
    Green S
    Green E
    Red S
    Green W
    Green N

    5 moves

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    Jam WarriorAh_PookVyolynceElvenshaediscriderArcSyn
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    Moves: 6

    Blue Left
    Blue Down
    Blue Right
    Green Down
    Green Right
    Green Up

    edit: and of course i find 1 move fewer approximately 1 second after posting my answer lol

    edit edit: for clarity i didn't edit my original answer to the better one, you get one answer here

    Now I can read your answer, I really can’t see one less being physically possible, but I’d love to be corrected.

    Edit: Jonbob brings the goods.

    Jam Warrior on
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    Vyolynce
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    Moves: 6

    Blue Left
    Blue Down
    Blue Right
    Green Down
    Green Right
    Green Up

    edit: and of course i find 1 move fewer approximately 1 second after posting my answer lol

    edit edit: for clarity i didn't edit my original answer to the better one, you get one answer here

    Now I can read your answer, I really can’t see one less being physically possible, but I’d love to be corrected.

    Jonbob's answer is it

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • FryFry Registered User regular
    Puzzle #2:
    I can get six moves in two different ways:

    #1:
    Blue left
    Blue down
    Blue Right
    Green down
    Green Right
    Green Up

    Green Up
    Red Right
    Red Down
    Green Right
    Green Down
    Green Left

    I guess #1 will be my "official" answer.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    moves: 6

    Green up
    Red right
    Red down
    Green right
    Green down
    Green left

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    Oh hey! A knife!
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Damn

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    Oh hey! A knife!
    Elvenshae
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    Puzzle 2:
    Moves: 6
    Green Up
    Red Right
    Red Down
    Green Right
    Green Down
    Green Left

    ArcSyn on
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  • BluecyanBluecyan I'm the mother flippin' RhymenocerousRegistered User regular
    2nd round
    Moves: 6
    Green up
    Red Right
    Red Down
    Green Right
    Green Down
    Green Left

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Well, that makes all of round 1s winners suckers.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Hey Pook is it possible to put the new puzzle in a normal post as well as the OP? Having to scroll all the way up is going to get tiring.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Hey Pook is it possible to put the new puzzle in a normal post as well as the OP? Having to scroll all the way up is going to get tiring.

    Yeah I can do that going forward

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Jonbob got 5, everyone else got 6. Nice one!

    Scores

    JonBob 1
    Bluecyan 1
    discrider 1
    Elvenshae 1
    Fry 1
    Jam Warrior 1
    Vyolynce 1



    Current Puzzle:

    3:
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    i have an answer, but if past experience has taught me anything its to reevaulate for a minute before submitting ;)


    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited March 3
    Puzzle 3
    6 moves
    (All Yellow)

    Up
    Left
    Down
    Right
    Left Down
    Right

    Edited to fix brain fart.

    Vyolynce on
    Ah_Pook
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Jeeezus.

    Found a few 7s involving moving multiple bots, checked Vyolynce’s answer so I could use a different one to his, and see he has a much simpler better answer.

    It’s so obvious with hindsight!

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    discriderArcSyn
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    moves: 6
    Yellow ULDRDR

    I'm glad I took another look because that's half my original way overly complicated answer

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true
    But save a few for Lefty too
    Elvenshae
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