Well, this is certainly an unintended usage of the game!
Someone on the PoPUW forum once compared PoP to chess. You know, with many variations from only a few pieces.
Then trying to get stuck on purpose is somewhat like a Fairy chess problem
Another "useless but amusing" trick was this: viewtopic.php?p=18161#p18161
(level 4 orange guard)
Looks like the left-side spikes won't hurt the prince either.
They are harmful only when they come out, but they won't even retreat in this situation because of the guard.
It's the third "solution" to the stricter problem (can't finish or die
(Of course, guards can be used like this in several more places. I won't list them all.)
Well, there are some more guards that you can push into spikes on levels 8,9,11.
But if you climb down into those spikes you can always get out of them. (See screenshots below.)
Or did I miss something?
If guards did not disappear when they fall out of the room, then there would be more spike-able guards.
Fox example, on level 5.
- In room 6, drop the loose tile on the raise button. Then in the room to the right use the drop button. Now go all the way around again to re-enter this section. You won't be able to open any gates.
Yes, that was also mentioned in the FAQ/Walkthrough: https://www.popot.org/walkthroughs/docu ... Q_v1_6.txt
Eizaz Azhar wrote:
If you do get stuck in there AGAIN, that's it. I give up. Go ahead and press CTRL+A.
You can still escape, but that's only if you didn't drop on the loose slabs on the switch to open the escape gate, near the LEP.
I made a screenshot-montage of this:
Suicide is also an option here, but a bit more complicated.
You have to repeatedly run-jump into that wall:
Finally, I found another place to get stuck, on level 11:
You need to break the top loose floor first, and the bottom one next.
I remember I already found this earlier, accidentally.
There is just not enough space to fall two rows to lose HP and die, or to run-jump into the wall.
Also, if you pull a trick 1
on the top button, it will open only the gate at the top-left of the image.