Monday, April 17, 2006

Warning ! Solution to Google Da Vinci code Quest # 1

Warning! This post contains the solution image and how to approach quest # 1. To see the original problem , either go to Student Rant Quest # 1 or Google Da Vinci Code quest

This game is based on the popular Sudoku puzzle. In this puzzle, the numbers 1-4 are replaced by symbols taken from Da Vinci Code

Approach
1. The key is to try to meet the third requirement first... which is to make sure that all symbols in the shaded region are distinct.

2. Approach shaded region # 1 on top right.. the reddish looking color. Since two symbols are already placed and can't be moved, place the other two symbols making sure you think of the other two requirements, that symbol on each row and column must be unique.

3. Next, approach the shaded region on the bottom right, the light brown color. Two symbols are already laced and can't be moved, place the other two symbols making sure you think of the other two requirements, that symbol on each row and column must be unique.

4. Next, approach the third row. Three symbols are already placed. Place the unique symbol.

5. Next, approach the second row. Three symbols are already placed. Place the unique symbol.

6. Next, approach the shaded region on the top left, the light greenish looking color. This is tricky since all colums have just two symbols filled. However, on the first row, we have a symbol on the right hand side and on the second row, we have a symbol in the first column. Fill in the three other symbols making sure that they are unique.

7. Once you do that, the last part is easy. Just fill in the the bottom row, taking care that each symbol is unique in each column and you are all set.

Once the puzzle is solved, we get a congratulatory message that it has been solved.

We are asked an additional question. " Please name the symbol on Robert Langdon( pitured at the left) "



For the final answer, Google mentions to go Sony Pictures site
However, i found the final answer on Wikipedia

You will FIND the answer if you search for the correct keyword SYMBOL.

Good luck solving!!

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15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The answer is actually blade.

Anonymous said...

ya.. but i guess the author wanted us to search the answer for ourselves

well... i followed this method. Looking for the second round now, whenever that is

ryanthebull said...

thank you,i have to say.
i got the puzzle finished early but got stuck on the name of the symbol.your hints on searching symbol in wiki was proved very useful XD

Ranch said...
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Ranch said...

If you go to Sony's site select "Robert Langdon" from the first drop down menu (on the top) and go to the next page and see in the middle you will see a Pyramid shape. Move your mouse over and go to the bottom of the page they have explanation of that symbol :)

Ah... much better and I resolved the first one!

L said...

There are several different variants on this puzzle, by the way. I've been entertaining myself playing all of them. :-)

Anonymous said...

I just completed the 2nd quest. The symbol shown on his face is called the Greek Cross. I forget how I completed the puzzle though.

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Anonymous said...

everybody know the answer, even if its hard to read on the sony website :p

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Jess said...

I really don't see what the fuss was about. It was a made up film with no bearing on reality!

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