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In Splice, some strands are considered "Potential Angelics", and can be solved in fewer than the alloted moves.

Not all strands can be Angelic, however, and as far as I can see, the only way to tell if a strand is angelic or not is after completing it, where the post-level menu has a "Potential Angelic" moniker if the strand can be angelic.

As I'd rather not have to recomplete all the levels to see which strands I've yet to achieve angelic status on, I was hoping there was some way of identifying these strands from the main menu.

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Before even completing a strand, you can tell if it's a potential angelic by looking for the marker in the lower left corner of the screen. It appears on every level that can be solved in less than the allowed moves. – Alain Dec 6 '12 at 0:37
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I couldn't find a way to tell what strands are Potential Angelic from solely the level select menu, but I did find a list of Potential Angelic levels:

  • Sequence 1: 102, 105, 106
  • Sequence 2: 204, 205
  • Sequence 3: 302, 303, 304
  • Sequence 4: 403, 405, 407
  • Sequence 5: 501, 504, 505, 506, 507
  • Sequence 6: 601, 603, 604, 607
  • Sequence 7: 701, 702, 704, 706, 707

  • Epilogue 1: e102, e103, e104, e105, e106, e107
  • Epilogue 2: e201, e202, e205, e207
  • Epilogue 3: e301, e303, e304
  • Epilogue 4: e401, e403, e404, e405
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Good enough for me! – Raven Dreamer Nov 10 '12 at 22:37

The "potential angelic" moniker should also replace the bar code for the particular level when you are highlighting it, but I am not sure if this happens from the start or if this only happens once you've finished the level at least once before.

Another possible indicator of whether or not a level has an angelic solution is that four-tone sequence that is played at the beginning of some levels. Again, I am not sure if this only plays after you have played a level or if it actually does work as a notification, but I have gone back into the game and have noticed that the sequence is only played if the level has an angelic solution. There is also a slight flash of the angelic solution symbol in the lower-left corner of the screen that accompanies this sequence, but, again, I am not sure if this does happen from the start of if it only happens after you have attempted the level.

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Unfortunately, this only appears once you've beaten it. – Raven Dreamer Jan 8 '13 at 0:27
It's as I expected, then. I'm sorry that I couldn't have been of more help. – Jonathan Thiele Jan 8 '13 at 19:56

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