Odd behavior when clicking objects in MM (not sure if buggy or intended)

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Odd behavior when clicking objects in MM (not sure if buggy or intended)

Post by ncrecc » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 am

1. Mirrors can always be rotated, even if they rotate by themselves. Holding left click on an automatically rotating mirror will cause it to stay in place, and holding right click will cause it to rotate at twice the speed.
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2. Bonus orbs can be popped by clicking or right clicking. This makes Mindbender Level 7 much easier to score points in, since you can click on the bonus orbs instead of waiting for the laser to get to them, and it removes blockades for moving objects.
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3. Fuses can be clicked or right clicked (both just toggle the fuse) even while they're not disabled, so hitting one with a laser would just be a waste of time.
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These all look intentional, but the game never implies that you should be able use the objects like this. In case this wasn't clear, everything here also applies to manually moving the cursor and "clicking" using ctrl and the arrow keys.

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Re: Odd behavior when clicking objects in MM (not sure if buggy or intended)

Post by Eizzoux » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:44 am

ncrecc wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 am
1. Mirrors can always be rotated, even if they rotate by themselves. Holding left click on an automatically rotating mirror will cause it to stay in place, and holding right click will cause it to rotate at twice the speed.
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You probably haven't checked the Elements info since it pretty much answers your question.
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ncrecc wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 am
2. Bonus orbs can be popped by clicking or right clicking. This makes Mindbender Level 7 much easier to score points in, since you can click on the bonus orbs instead of waiting for the laser to get to them, and it removes blockades for moving objects.
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Yeah, these ones can be used as obstacles for pacmen, but in the original Mindbender levels they were just a bonus orbs, so maybe that's pretty much nitentional.
ncrecc wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 am
3. Fuses can be clicked or right clicked (both just toggle the fuse) even while they're not disabled, so hitting one with a laser would just be a waste of time.
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These all look intentional, but the game never implies that you should be able use the objects like this. In case this wasn't clear, everything here also applies to manually moving the cursor and "clicking" using ctrl and the arrow keys.
These ones are just more useful for safety, that's really it. Maybe they're clickable just because if they wouldn't, so it could be just dead end for you if you activated it since you have to click on them to turn on the beam again.
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Re: Odd behavior when clicking objects in MM (not sure if buggy or intended)

Post by Holger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 am

As Eizzoux has already explained very well, the described behaviour of all these elements is in fact fully intentional. :)

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Re: Odd behavior when clicking objects in MM (not sure if buggy or intended)

Post by ncrecc » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:32 pm

Holger wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 am
As Eizzoux has already explained very well, the described behaviour of all these elements is in fact fully intentional. :)
Thanks for clarifying!

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