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Level 5 can be completed in 114 or fewer steps to get Great Steps (three stars), but the best I've done is something like 120. I tried writing a level solver but unfortunately the exponential complexity means that (without a much more intelligent algorithm) only much simpler levels can be solved before the heat death of the universe. Thus I call upon Gaming: How can I beat this step limit?

Edit: Adding a screenshot for anyone who'd like to give it a try without actually having the game. Goal is to get the blocks into the brown squares, the bushes/flowers act like walls, and you can't push multiple blocks. (Ignore the extra on-screen controls, it's a composite image.)


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What is your current best pattern. I can get 117 on this level so maybe we can combine ideas to streamline it the most. – nhutto Jan 6 '12 at 17:49
@nhutto Unfortunately I got it a while ago and wasn't able to reproduce it, recently I haven't done so well. – Matthew Read Jan 6 '12 at 18:19
Should this question have a tag identifying the game, or at least a mention in the text? – Nate Eldredge Nov 22 '14 at 20:30
@NateEldredge Tags are removed automatically if not enough questions are asked that use that tag. I added the game name to the title, thanks :) – Matthew Read Nov 22 '14 at 20:39
Got it. I guess that's the downside of this site's convention that the game is usually only identified in the tag. – Nate Eldredge Nov 22 '14 at 20:41

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