Life

I've done this collection Life in a few days, a puzzle after another, between November and December 2015. My purpose in this collection was to offer a repertoire of typical Sokoban problems. There are some difficult puzzles, others are easier, all mixed, and there are two hard levels (#27 and #45): If you can't solve them, leave them. Experience is important in Sokoban, and the puzzle that seems impossible to solve today may be solved in a while.

I have built this collection for peace in the world, and most especially to Syria, where there never had to be a war!

The best puzzles are: 5, 12, 19, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60.

I dedicate Life to the friend laizhufu, author of incredible and imaginative levels.

Life is one of my favorite collections. I hope you like it. You can download here:


Life (60 puzzles)

These are some puzzles:

 
Title: crossroads
Difficulty: 5


Who hasn't ever found himself at a crossroads? All the crossroads have something mysterious and disturbing...




Title: round and round...
Difficulty: 5


This puzzle is inspired by the beautiful Russian folk song Степь да степь кругом (Steppe all around). The song tells the story of a coachman who was lost in the steppe  - round and round!... - and he died frozen cold. It is one of the most beautiful Russian songs I know.







Title: labyrinth game
Difficulty: 5


This puzzle presents one of the most classic Sokoban problems: change all boxes to the opposite wall. The secret of the puzzle is the "tooth" from the bottom, which allows to reverse the direction of the boxes.






Title: fill the bottle
Difficulty: 5



Author: Thinking Rabbit + Jordi Domènech
Title: Original #1 reverse mode
Difficulty: 6


My tribute to the Original collection. Not as easy as it seems ...

Original #1, in Soko-Ban (Spectrum HoloByte, 1988) for Apple II

 


Title: dark rooms
Difficulty: 5


Inspired by the flash game The Dark Room by Jonathan May.



Title: stairs for kids+
Difficulty: 6


Problem of the "stairs".
To solve it is necessary to move all the boxes by the double staircases.
 


Title: strange tree
Difficulty: 5.5


You only have to push the boxes upward, and then to the right ... approximately.




Title: mug
Difficulty: 6


Inspired in Sokoban Revenge #118 マグカップ (Mug) by Eiji Takeuchi. The biggest difficulty is the closure.




Title: sailing boat
Difficulty: 5


Replica of the boat of laizhufu, 乘风破浪 (Sailing with the wind and waves). Of course, laizhufu's level is much better than this.




Author: J. Franklin Mentzer + Jordi Domènech
Title: Still more! #20 b
Date: 2014.3.18
Difficulty: 6.5


My tribute to Still more! by Frank Mentzer.

Still more! #20, in MacSokoban (1992)
by Ingemar Ragnemalm

 


Title: carousel
Difficulty: 7


One of the most fascinating topics of Sokoban: rotatory structure with alternate goals. Hint: the secret to solve it is the "tooth" at the bottom. This level is inspired in Tertius gradus ad Olympo #26 by
Přemysl Zíka.

 

Title: Tibetan mandala
Difficulty: 6.5


 

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Title: karakuri box
Difficulty: 6.5


A "karakuri box" (also called "puzzle box", "secret box", or "trick box") is a box that can only be opened through some obscure or complicated series of manipulations. The correct series of movements can range from two to more than 1500 moves. The karakuri box had its origin in the Hakone region of Japan at the turn of the 19th century ...  Good luck!


 

Title: classic rows
Difficulty: 6


A recurrent structure in Sokoban: storage in the center and rooms around. The classic model is Original #29.



Title: heart
Difficulty: 7


Replica of Tertius gradus ad Olympo #42 (Heart) by
Přemysl Zíka.


Title: ooO
Difficulty: 6



Title: peace
Difficulty: 6


Classic theme "fix one". My favorite levels... :)



Title: pipe organ
Difficulty: 6.5

Another rotatory puzzle with alternate goals ahhhh...



 

Title: cottage
Difficulty: 8.5


Hard "pyramid"... Inspired in Sokoban Revenge #283 ピラミッド・ソーコビアン (Sokoban pyramid) by Yoshio Sakae.




Title: A
Difficulty: 6

The difficulty is placing the last boxes.



Title: four roads
Difficulty: 6


Classic puzzle "many-in-goal".



Title: castle escape
Difficulty: 7

This puzzle is inspired in the old role-playing video games.


 

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Title: ornate capital L
Difficulty: 6.5


Chessboard in the shape of "L". Not so difficult ...



 


Title: old waterwheel
Difficulty: 6





Title: twins
Difficulty: 6


This level and the next were built one after another and are among my favorite storage levels.


Title: two stores
Difficulty: 6.5



Title: Marrakesh souk
Difficulty: 6







Title: Mac SE
Difficulty: 7

Mac SE (1987), my first computer ... On the screen, the Apple logo. Fun "fix one".





Title: tres eran tres...
Comment:
"Tres eran tres las hijas de Elena.
Tres eran tres y ninguna era buena..."

(Popular Spanish Romance)
Difficulty: 7


This puzzle is inspired by the unfinished level of Monry known as Nancy. The idea of the puzzle is that the player has to cross continuously the three storage areas ...



Title: oldies
Difficulty: 6


Replica of Still more! #2 by
J. Franklin Mentzer.


Title: London Underground
Difficulty: 6



Title: pink maze
Difficulty: 6


This maze is inspired by the much more difficult and complicated version of Secundus gradus ad Olympo #48 by Přemysl Zíka.



Title: puppy
Difficulty: 6.5


Little "snake" inspired in C-Soko #55 (Puppy) by Marcis Berzins.


Title: sea snail
Difficulty: 6.5


Replica of Secundus gradus ad Olympo" #60 by Přemysl Zíka.



Title: pinwheel
Difficulty: 6.5

Rotatory puzzle. The biggest difficulty is to close the central area.




Title: zhenying magic board
Comment: from an idea of zhenying 61-31
Difficulty: 7




Title: S
Difficulty: 8

This little "snake" is hard. Take it calmly.




Title: Christmas tree 2015 for peace
Difficulty: 6.5

Christmas tree in the classic "Sokoban pilgrimage" style.




Title: peace 3
Difficulty: 7

My last level "peace"...








Title: broken P
Difficulty: 7



Title: rings
Difficulty: 7



Title: rings 2
Difficulty: 7



Title: snail
Difficulty: 7



Title: snail 2
Difficulty: 7.5


 
Title: Ten - in the Zíka style
Difficulty: 7


Storage area in the center and rooms with sliding boxes in the four corners. A classical structure of Přemysl Zíka.




Author: Hidemitsu Kobayashi + Jordi Domènech
Title: Sokoban Perfect #192 b
Difficulty: 7

This level and the following are my tribute to Hidemitsu Kobayashi and Yoshio Sakae.


 
Author: Yoshio Sakae + Jordi Domènech
Title: Sokoban Revenge #147 a
Difficulty: 7


Author: Hacker Chris + Jordi Domènech
Title: Sokoban (WE, 1991) #55 arr.
Date: 2012.9.4
Difficulty: 7.5


This is my level favorite. Přemysl Zíka said: "One of the most beautiful and most poetic studies, which I know. Difficult, but fantastic." Thank you a lot!




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Author: Jordi Domenech + Premysl Zika
Title: pipe organ - a

Comment: added 2 boxes, 2 floors, rearranged some goals 
Date: 2015.12.30



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Author: Jordi Domenech + Archanfel
Title: Thug Life
Comment: based on
"zhenying magic board", added a box
Date: 2016.1.1




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Author: Jordi Domenech + Premysl Zika
Title: S - a

Comment: enlarge map, stoned many boxes
Difficulty: 9.5 (P.Z.) 
Date: 2016.12.15
 

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