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Mirror Machine

Mirror Machine on Not So Easy

Mirror Machine is the second puzzle in the Mountains of Despair region of Logical Journey of the Zoombinis.

Premise Edit

A crystal hangs over a gap in the rails. The player is provided with a number of filters, and must arrange them on either side of the crystal to make the image of the Zoombini on the left side of the crystal match the reflection on the right side of the crystal. The crystal lifts up if the images match, allowing the Zoombini to safely ride the cart over to the other side. If the two images do not match, the crystal will lower, causing the Zoombini to smack into it and fall into the gap.

In-game Help Text Edit

Not so easy Edit

The Mirror Machine requires matching reflections before allowing Zoombinis to pass. Find matches between Zoombinis in your group and the reflections located on the right side of the wall. When you're ready, place a Zoombini on the cart and a matching image into the mirror on the opposite end and then click the lever. If the images are identical, the Zoombini will pass to the other side. If not, the Zoombini will be knocked back to the Shade Tree base camp. Click on the lever again to clear the images and continue playing.

Oh, so hardEdit

The Mirror Machine requires matching reflections in the center crystal before allowing Zoombinis to pass. Notice how the images of your Zoombinis and the reflections on the other side change as they pass through the filters. For example, a filter with shaggy hair will transform ponytail hair of a Zoombini to shaggy hair. When you're ready, place a Zoombini on the cart and the correct filter on the opposite end and then click the lever. If the projected images are identical in the center crystal, the Zoombini will pass to the other side. If not, the Zoombini will be knocked back to the Shade Tree base camp. Click on the lever again to clear the images and continue playing.

Very hardEdit

The Mirror Machine requires matching reflections in the center crystal before allowing Zoombinis to pass. Place the attribute filters in an order that will transform the Zoombini images and make this possible. For example, a filter with shaggy hair will transform the ponytail hair of a Zoombini to shaggy hair. You can place up to three filters on either side of the center crystal. When you're ready, place the correct filters on either side of the center crystal and then click the lever. If the projected images are identical, the Zoombini will pass to the other side. If not, the Zoombini will be knocked back to the Shade Tree base camp. Click on the lever again to clear the images and continue playing.

Very, very hardEdit

The Mirror Machine requires matching reflections in the center crystal before allowing Zoombinis to pass. Zoombinis are sent through two at a time so it is necessary to place filters that will successfully transform both Zoombinis. Place the attribute filters in an order that will transform the Zoombini images and make this possible. You can place up to three filters on either side of the center crystal. For example, a filter with shaggy hair will transform the ponytail hair of a Zoombini to shaggy hair. When you're ready, place the correct filters on either side of the center crystal and then click the lever. If the projected images are identical, the Zoombini will pass to the other side. If not, the Zoombini will be knocked back to the Shade Tree base camp. Some filters display changing attributes and the transformation will vary depending on the image of the Zoombini. For example, a filter with blinking hair styles will change the hair style of a Zoombini, but the transformation will be different depending on the original hairstyle of the Zoombini.

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