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Happy belated birthday s.gifts!
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Not all clues can be used right away. 08016248
There were a total of 34 giveaways, 200 trivia questions, 210 sprites, 9 puzzles and 9 hidden giveaways. For the trivia stages the community did a good job of collecting the answers.
Players were provided with a direct link to stage 1 trivia: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/OfCAvF2o
The clue contains a link to an image containing 8 armor sets from the game Terraria. If you take the first initial of the name of each armor set in order, and format their capitalization as specified with the xxXx formatter you get the code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/gmSaCNhI
The clue is a six-degrees of separation style listing of a game, followed by the steamgifts winner, followed by a game that winner gifted, followed by the winner of that giveaway, etc. When you connect Illbeans to Rand, you have eight answers. Take the first initial of each answer and you have your next itstoohard puzzle code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/tITyHgSR
The clue contains a link to an image containing a list of steam achievement icons. The clue hint contains a count list of the number of achievements for each game used in the list. Using a site like SPAH you can fairly easily identify the icons. Alternatively you could also chop up the image and reverse image search them as most if not all of them will show up on google. Once you have identified the icon you can take the first initial of each game to create the sentence WHO LEADS THE TUNNEL SNAKES. You can also use the first initial of the NAMES of each achievement to spell out an alternate sentence SHE WORKS FOR ALBERT WESKER. The answers to these two questions are Butch and Ada creating the code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/ButchAda
If you read the first initials of each item it spells out LOOK FOR THE COMMON THEME IN THESE LINKS. Each line contains a series of links to giveaways with a common theme that can be reduced to a single character or digit.
Format each answer to create the itstoohard puzzle code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/Gss22D8F
The clue contains a link to an image which contains a grid made up of 210 different video game characters. Identify the 8 characters specified in the hint to create the next itstoohard puzzle code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/kTmpATbL
The clue contains a link to an [image]() which contains a barcode and the words FINALKEY. If you decode the barcode (lots of free phone apps can do this) and combine 32507096 with the word to create another sprite grid code: F3 I2 N5 A0 L7 K0 E9 Y6. This unlocks the last of eight different keys and gives you the format for finding the other 7. In previous stages there other 8 digit numbers that can be combined with 8 character words to form more sprite grid codes.
Once all 8 keys are opened, you get a link to the next stage: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/0ZpGiXr6
The clue is a sudoku puzzle. The 8 digits represented as # are the 8 digits you need to create another sprite grid code. Combine it with the giveaway game "Stacking" to create the sprite grid code: S3 T6 A2 C5 K9 I8 N4 G7. This leads to the itstoohard puzzle code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/rs2Dw8Rf
The clue contains a link to an image. All previous 16 trivia questions presented the user with a 3x3 stone block image with colored corners. As hinted, if you bucket fill (using Paint, PSP, etc.) the arrows within each block you will reveal the hidden digit. To solve the puzzle you fit these blocks into the frame such that the colors of each corner line up and read from left to right, top to bottom the 16 values which form another sprite grid code: A7 L1 J4 T5 R3 H4 F9 C0. This leads to another itstoohard puzzle code: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/GFIsRYHR
This stage is another key stage. The last of the 5 keys is hidden at the bottom of the giveaway, hidden as two separate space characters (ascii 0x20 and 0xA0) There are 16 sets of 8 characters. If you treate 0x20 as 0 and 0xA0 as 1 and convert the binary values to ascii you get the sprite grid code: H0 S7 C2 K0 L5 Z1 U4 W9.
Once all 5 keys are opened, you get the link to the final stage: http://www.itstoohard.com/puzzle/uMEc0AX6
Thanks for playing!
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You can share answers, solutions, links whatever. You can't solve this on your own.
You can share answers, solutions, links whatever. You can't solve this on your own.
Stage 1A, Q2: Micro Machines
Q2 Micro Machines
Q4 Naoki Kodaka
Q6 Battle In The Chopper
Q8 Bad Street Brawler
Q9 Blades of Steel
Q2 Berkeley Mansion
Q3 Go into one of the cabins by the lake
Q6 top gun
Q1 Project Gotham Racing
Q5 Bruce Morgenholt
Q6 Adam West
Q7 Barbara Schett
Q8 Golden Scarab
Hmm. I feel like I'm on a resort
Q4 and Q7 are eluding me, too. :/
yup. google and tineye both return nothing for them. Which is why some are severely cropped. Google is scary smart.
Must be brute forced then!
Annnd gave up already. D:
Question 5 is from Final Fantasy (I think), just not sure what you would be fighting
It's definitely FF, but hell if I could remember what fight :(
This is really, really tough.
I've gotten 4 from Stage1A so far off the top of my head.. now to do some searching :)
Got all of them except the audio ones now... they are HARD.
Care to share the other answers?
Thanks, now I can focus on the sound ones
Oh wow, thanks a lot! 7 is interchangable with "vulture"
Thanks you kind sir! :3
Battle Theme from Final Fantasy XI
You do realise that it is from one of the NES games?
I have absolutely no idea, thats just what this song finder gave me ;)
I think it was in the first game, just need to find out hat the fight was against
I believe it was used in the fight against Warmech, but that doesn't seem to be the answer. Must have been an earlier fight with that song.
Probably one of the last bosses of FF4, that's what my memory seems to tell me xD
I'm guessing the Galaga one is this: http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Galaga/Getting_Started#Stage_Indicators
And an acronym of HAMILTON is in the description. HMMM.
Yep, it's 96
Oh thanks, I thought it asked what they represented. Hah. Should have read it over again.
But I know nothing about consoles :(
Group puzzle, now that's something new :) I've heard quite a few people thinking about puzzle like this, noone attempted it yet, so nice one there!
Hey I don't see anything for Q4, Q5 and Q6. Guess you don't like IE =)
Thank you! Not that I am help on this stage, anyway, it seems. I played Bop'n'Rumble on C64 and that's it >.> Maybe some other rounds will be more than me just sitting and waiting for others to answer :)
EDIT: But yeah, I wonder why these iframes don't work for me. Maybe too paranoid settings or something.
I was pretty lazy about backwards compatability. It works in IE9 though.
Well, for me it doesn't. Too lazy to check my settings, someone posted the links tho, and I also looked in source code.
That works too. :)
Puzzle1, Question 7: Vulture. source
Albatoss also works
Vulture didn't work for me
If I knew something, I'd post it here :(
I have a feeling that Q4 might be from Mega Man but I have no idea
I tried Manami Matsumae/Takashi Tateishi already :(
The question is worded in a way that there must be just 2 composers. I've gone through wiki for the Mega Man series but the ones with 2 composers haven't worked.
Q4: Naoki Kodaka / Nobuyuki Hara
Thanks, just question 6 left
I JUST solved this myself.
The game was Batman.
It sounds like mega man dashing inside a helicopter while some one is playing sonic pinball :(
Interesting concept, a collective puzzle! :) Though don't think I could help with any of the remaining ones right now... :/
Anyone worked out 6 yet?
I hope one of those 2 is about to post here with what 6 is
Probably took our answers and are laughing at us now for posting them :p
I have that feeling too
Only Q6 left..., I have no idea about it :(
q6: Battle In The Chopper
from double dragon 2.
i knew it was from double dragon but i didn't knew the name of the mission :D ty
Thanks very much and to everyone that gave the answers.
EDIT: There's more lol xD
I identified it was Double Dragon as well and then checked mission names from gamefaqs :)
Im done with answering the puzzle and i answered it all so whats next?
6.Battle in the Chopper
8.Bad Street Brawler
9.Blades of Steel
Too bad I have this game already. =(
Now, going to Stage 1B
Stage 1B - Q1 : Athena
1B-Q3 is from NES version of Friday the 13th I think, but no idea on the note.
The 6 one remember me Sonic game: the sounds at the end remember me the Eggman's sign that Sonic turn around by passing near at the end of level (I hope to have explained myself in an understandable way xD)
1B-Q6 Top Gun
1B-Q2: Berkeley :)
1B-Q3: Go into one of the cabins by the lake