There are numerous casual physics puzzles out there, but not too many with bite. Many of them are a pain in the neck, without enough good content to really sink your teeth into or get your blood boiling. Well my friends, that is about to change with this monstrous entry in the phuzzle realm by Ozdy, Cathy M and robotJAM: Vampire Physics.
Vampire Physics takes a familiar game concept but adds a fun spin on it thanks to an amusing horror theme. Instead of using physics to manipulate colored balls or shapes, each level's goal is to turn all humans into vampires by making your vampire touch and bite them. To get the bloodsuckers rolling (or falling), click on various wooden blocks and platforms to remove them. Things get more challenging with the introduction of deadly priests, stinky garlic, and pesky rival vampires. On top of that, humans turn into werewolves (which kill vampires) unless the full moon can somehow be obscured.
The mix of these various characters and objects leads to some fun and amusing gameplay. There are 36 levels filled with inclined planes, ropes, moving contraptions, and other bite-sized physics challenges. Beating each level is satisfying, and part of the fun is seeing how the characters and theme will be implemented next. Beyond the standard levels, there are additional bonus user levels to try, and you can even make your own challenges with the included level editor.
It's worth noting that some of the levels in Vampire Physics are more straightforward than others, and a few require a bit of luck that may require a liberal application of level restarts. Regardless, with its cute characters and lighthearted vampire theme, Vampire Physics has enough charm to easily suck your break time away.
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Vampire Physics Walkthrough
This walkthrough will help you get through all 36 levels with as few clicks as possible. Things to remember:
Vampires must touch humans to turn them into vampires.
A human that turns into a vampire can be used to turn other humans into vampires.
Priests kill vampires by touching them.
Garlic kills vampires.
Humans can eat garlic to remove them.
Rival vampires that touch humans turn them into rival vampires. You must bite the humans before your rival does!
When a level contains the full moon, it turns humans into werewolves, which kill vampires and priests.
You can cover the full moon to change werewolves back into humans. They can be turned into vampires safely during this state.
Vampire bats need momentum to fly in any direction.
Click the center wooden platform to make the vampire fall onto the human.
Click the right-most block to swing the priest to the left. Click the middle wooden platform when the priest swings left to fall onto the human.
Click the right-most block to swing the vampire to the left. Quickly click the other block to release the vampire and roll him under the garlic towards the human.
Click the left peg to roll the human towards the garlic. Click the right peg to roll the vampire towards the two humans below.
Wait for the vampire to roll past the wooden portion of the incline, then click it to make the priest, barrels, and human fall down. The vampire should safely reach the human.
Click the middle rectangular block to drop the wooden platform next to the priest. Click the small triangular block holding the pendulum to roll the vampire down. After the vampire rolls past the priest, click the block holding the metal rectangle to make sure he doesn't roll back and touch the priest.
Click the block to the right of the vampire, the block to the left to swing and release the vampire into the cart. Once he's in the cart, click the block holding back the wheels. Once the cart settles into the hole, click the blocks holding the human to make him fall onto the vampire.
Click the block holding the metal rectangle. Click the wooden platform to release both vampire towards the human. Only your vampire will be successful.
Click the left-most block to swing the human towards the priest, knocking him down into the pit. As the human swings to the left, quickly click the other block to release the human towards the left-most garlic and pit. Click the right-most block to swing the other human. Click the vampire's platform to make him hit the swinging human, while falling into the left-most pit.
Click the triangular block next to the human below. Then click the left block to swing the vampire into the cart, then the right block to release him. Click the block holding back the upper-part of the cart, sending the cart to the right. Once the vampire clears the garlic, release the bottom part of the cart to send the vampire rolling toward the human below.
Wait for the priest to roll to the bottom. Click the peg holding back the vampire. Once he rolls underneath the human, quickly click the human's platform. If you time it right, the metal barriers will keep you both from the priest.
Click the box covering the moon to turn the human into a werewolf. Click the platform under the priest to give the werewolf a holy snack. Click the platform holding the metal rectangle to cover the moon. Click the vampire's platform to complete the equation.
Click the peg to the left of the priest to swing him towards the rival vampire, killing him. While the priest is swinging right, click the left peg holding the vampire to swing him past the garlic, then click the right peg to release him towards the pit. Click the peg to the right of the human to swing him, then click the left peg to release him towards the vampire.
Remove the wheels and cart of the rival vampire. Then remove the peg holding back your vampire's cart to bite the swinging humans.
Click the left block holding back the swinging ball to knock the vampire bat towards the humans, and let the domino effect commence.
Click the platform holding the metal triangle on the right. Click the peg holding the large wooden ball. Click the left peg holding the vampire to swing him toward the ball, which will roll over the moon. Click the circle peg holding up the lower platform. When the vampire is over the platform, release the peg holding the vampire to make him reach the human.
Click the upper platform holding the human so he falls and eats the garlic. Click the cage holding the other human. Click the platform holding back the wooden ball. It will swing towards the vampire, sending him towards the humans. When the balls swings back, click the last peg to release it to hit the human on the small platform, sending him towards the vampires.
Click the platform holding back the metal ball. When the ball swings to the left, click the other peg to release it towards the vampire bat and let physics do the rest.
Click the peg holding back the human to send him towards the gear and into the pit. Click the left peg holding back the swinging human, then the right to release him towards the gear. One of them should eat the garlic on the way to the pit. Lastly, click the vampire's peg to release him towards the humans.
This one's tricky. Click the peg to the right of the triangle near the bottom, then the peg to the left to move the triangle into the corner. Click the circle holding the pendulum back near the human. Click the platform holding back the circle that hits the vampire bat. As the bat approaches, click the other peg holding the other circle block. Click the large circle block to remove it once the bat gets through, and he should eventually reach the human.
Click the peg to the right of the vampire, then the left to get him into the cart. Click the peg holding the cart to make it drop onto the wheels. Click the peg to the right of the human to swing him towards the vampire, then click the other peg to release him towards the cart. Click the wheels as needed to make sure the pair doesn't fall off the screen.
Before the priest falls onto the platform, click the block holding the lower metal pole. Let the priest roll past, then click the block holding the metal pole above it. Click the vampire's container once he's above the platform, and repeat for the humans.
Click the human's platform, then the platforms below the small and large crates. Click the leftmost peg holding the metal platform, and the human should swing towards the vampire.
Click the leftmost peg to get the human swinging to the right and eating the garlic. Click the peg holding the metal ball, getting it to roll toward the human. Click the peg holding the rival vampire, swinging your vampire to the left to hit the swinging human. Release the leftmost vampire into the left pit, and your original vampire down onto the human below.
Another tricky level. Click the right peg holding the platform. Release the pegs next to the two priests, making them roll down to the right. Click the left most peg holding the platform as the platform starts swinging automatically to the left. Click the pegs holding the right-most humans. Click the leftmost human's peg, then the vampire's peg, and they should roll down and to the left.
Click the peg to the left of the human, swinging him to the right. Click the other peg to release him and he should fall down and get stuck over the hole. Click the platform of the human above the garlic, then click the vampire's platform.
Click the peg to the right of the L-shaped piece to swing it left, then click the other peg to drop the piece over the priest. Click the rightmost peg to swing the ball and knock the human towards the vampire (when the human is raised up).
Click the blocks holding back the human and vampire bat in the lower right. Click the platforms holding the two balls, wait for the leftmost ball to roll a little to the left, then click the wooden platform holding back the metal platform. The vampire should swing to hit the human, and the ball should roll towards the bat to hit the other human.
Click the platform holding the metal triangular plane. Click the peg to the right of the metal ball to hit the vampire bat toward the humans. Click the other peg to release the ball when it swings to the left. Wait for it to roll into the lower area. Click the wooden platform to drop the vampire towards the human. The ball should block the rival vampire.
Tricky indeed! Click the vampire's peg to make him fall into the center hole. Click the two right pegs to make the human fall into the center hole. Click the left peg holding the wooden ball to swing it to the right, knocking the priest. Before he falls into the center, click the other peg to make the ball drop and cover the middle. Click the other peg holding back the second priest. Click the ball to make the center accessible again, then click the final peg holding the human so he falls into the center as well.
Click the peg to release the metal block (avoiding the swinging vampires). Click the peg to release the rightmost vampire onto the werewolf when he's human. When the vampire swings left again, release his peg to make him fall diagonally towards the human.
Click the bottom right peg, then the priest's platform to send him down. Click the werewolf's platform to send him down as well. Click the peg holding back the wooden ball, then quickly click the platform so the vampire can fall onto the newly-transformed human.
Wait for the rising platform to be down. Click the left peg holding the metal box to swing it right, then click the peg to release it onto the rising platform. Click the platform holding the human so he falls and eats the garlic. Click the vampire's platform and he will hit the human when he rolls back.
Click the upper-rightmost diagonal platform, then the lower-leftmost diagonal platform. Click the priest's platform to send him to the lower-left. Now click the lower-rightmost diagonal platform, and the remaining platforms holding back the vampire and the two humans.
Click the platform holding the top-middle box, then the second middle platform. Click the vampire's peg to send him down the middle. Click the human's leftmost peg to swing him towards the vampire, then release the new hanging vampire's peg to drop him onto the human below. Click the two platforms holding the middle vampire to send him to the right. Now click the bottom-middle platform. Click the priest's peg, then the horizontal platform he was standing on. Click the human's peg and he should fall onto the vampire.
Last level! Click the rightmost peg holding the triangular platform, then quickly click the left peg to release it. Click the peg holding back the vampire's cart and wait for him to travel over the ramp. Once the front wheel clears the ramp, click his cart to make the vampire fall on top of the rival vampire. Click the peg holding the piece above the human to tip him towards the vampire. You may need to restart the level several times before it works correctly!
Posted by: J-Witz | April 28, 2011 8:04 PM