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Archna's Free Game Of The Week: Gridlock
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Old 17-09-2007, 12:49 PM
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Default Archna's Free Game Of The Week: Gridlock

This one could definitely become an obsession. The aim of the game is to move the blocks around so you can free the dark grey block out of the grid. You can only move horizontal blocks left and right and vertical blocks up and down. To up the ante, see how few moves you can do it in. I'm currently only on level 13!

Link to the game: Gridlock

Thanks to Chetan for suggesting this one.

P.S. If you know of any other free games that you think MoneySavers might appreciate email: freegame@moneysavingexpert.com

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Note from Martin: Why it's Archna's Free Game of the Week

You'll notice that it's Archna's free game of the week, much like it's Andrea's Freebies. MSE Archna is a stalwart of the team, and in charge of making sure everything's organised, sorted, collated, checked, researched and generally spiffing in the e-mail - as well as being a seriously good researcher.

Sadly though, I noticed that occasionally she loses focus and catch her playing the games that we put at the end of the e-mail. She persuaded me this was part of her 'testing work' - so now it's an official part of her job. She gets to choose the games each week! Blame her if they're no good (and as for why her names in pink.... I'm really not sure!)

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Old 18-09-2007, 11:49 PM
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arghh i'm stuck on level 11:confused:
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Old 19-09-2007, 1:51 AM
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managed level 24
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Old 19-09-2007, 1:20 PM
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Well I've made it to level 29, but just can't get past it!
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Old 19-09-2007, 1:51 PM
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this is so addictive!
I heart The Capital
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Old 19-09-2007, 2:50 PM
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Only level 18 here
Saving for a lovely summer holiday. Will it be Evesham or Egypt???
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Old 19-09-2007, 3:57 PM
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Played this game a few years ago, and it's as great as ever.

I'll email this as well, but I've been playing games from

http://www.onemorelevel.com

for a while - they have a new game pretty much every day, and they're all free.

My favourites are Castle Wars, Quarkzy, Bloons Tower Defence, Bloons and Hexiom. They all are mostly strategy and puzzle type games, but they have all sorts on there. Good games to accompany me lunch.

Cheers

Joe
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Old 19-09-2007, 4:46 PM
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Yayyyyy, I finished it. I'm all blocked out!

There are 40 levels, and some boggle the mind. But even though I had my doubts at times, there are geuine solutions to all the levels.

I suppose my tips would be that you should scan the level for a while and do some mental block shifting. There is generally one major problem block, usually a long vertical one, and because of it's size it's clear that it has to finish at the bottom half of the grid at some point for the blue block to pass.

If this doesn't work (the later levels especially) I found that when I got really stuck and seemed to have tried all solutions, I just randomly shifted some blocks around without giving it too much thought. It's surprising how often you'll stumble across a solution as certain blocks fall into place.

Enjoy for those still playing, it's a great satifaction when you finish, although I wouldn't want to do it again any time soon!
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Old 19-09-2007, 4:47 PM
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stuck on level 18 :confused:
this web site is heavenly
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Old 19-09-2007, 5:13 PM
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For the 2 of you on level 18, below is a tip for the level (look away now if you don't want to see the result!)

Your finished grid looks like a 'b' on the left hand of the square. This is made up of the 4 light grey blocks. Within the space of the 'b' is a horizontal dark grey block. The other dark grey blocks should all be at the top of the grid. If you really get stuck I can give you a move by move.
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Old 20-09-2007, 12:54 PM
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This is great - remains me of 3d Logic which I loved too http://www.ebaumsworld.com/games/play/840/
To infinity and beyond!
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Old 20-09-2007, 2:38 PM
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Wink Finally!

40 levels finished. The final level is ridiculously hard.
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Old 21-09-2007, 8:46 PM
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level 37...haven't left computer inthree days since i saw the link doh!
This time next year Rodney...
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Old 22-09-2007, 3:42 AM
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Started this at midnight and was stuck on level 27 but now stuck on 38. Help!
Any suggestions on how to solve it :confused:
Looking to raise some money

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Old 22-09-2007, 12:32 PM
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I was stuck on 25 on thursday night,then we had a power cut....
I turned the computer this morning and there it is ....on my screen...I am still stuck on 25. and cant do any work.....
My 7 year old went on on thursday and within 20 minutes he was at level 25!!!!!!!
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Old 22-09-2007, 2:37 PM
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I'm at level 17. My head hurts and I need some fresh air and a drink!

Why oh why did I start on this!!
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Old 22-09-2007, 3:22 PM
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Back on it. Level 26. I am finding that by walking away, the need to win draws me back with a fresh outlook. I can see me being on this all weekend.
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Old 22-09-2007, 5:17 PM
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Blow this!

Level 31 and giving up. This is more stressful than work!
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Old 22-09-2007, 9:34 PM
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for SHAWS, solution to level 38.

long left
long up
shorts right
short down
short right
two left shorts up
long left
short down
short left
long down
long right
one short up
blue right
left short down
blue left
short down
long left
long up
short right
short up
bottom long right
three left shorts down
top short left
two top shorts up
short left
all down
all right
one left short up
all right
short up
two left shorts left
shorts up
all left
all down
YOUR HOME FREE


Hope you crack the last 2 levels. I didn't find them as hard as this one
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Old 22-09-2007, 10:36 PM
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I've done it. Yippeeee
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