Phew! After spending the better part of the morning at “What Drives Edward” phase 3 of the Volvo contest, I finally got through the mobs of people and reached Edward safely. However, because I’m on a Mac and using Firefox, there definitely was a lot of wasted time getting things to work right.
If you are playing Volvo’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon “What Drives Edward” puzzle and totally stuck on phase 3 these tips will help:
Constantly having to rebuild the Cullens broken glass plate: The first problem encountered this morning with Volvo’s “What Drives Edward” puzzle was constantly being prompted to fix that darned plate of broken glass. I had fixed the glass twice already yesterday, and at least another three times today before discovering how to bypass this step. When first entering the “What Drives Edward” game site, click the “progress” tab immediately before the game load. The row of moons will open up and by clicking on the two New Moons labeled “Phase 3” the broken glass puzzle is bypassed and you are brought to next level. This unfortunately also brought me a new problem; getting the arrow keys to work and Bella Swan on her merry way.
How to make the arrow keys work: From the complaints on the Twilight forums, it was obvious that a lot of people had problems getting the keys to work. For Mac users, trying first moving the arrows manually on the keyboard. This unlocks the buttons and from there you can either manually move Bella with the mouse or the directional keys on your keyboard. If you run out of time and want to play again, the keys seem to work fine from that point on.
Making your way through the mob: So, the whole point of Phase 3 of the “What Drives Edward” game is to have Bella reach Edward before he steps out into the light. The problem is, those red robed guys keep getting in the way!
A few hints that will help you navigate Phase 3 is that part of the route will take you on and over the water fountain. Once on the fountain, go to the left, loop around to the right and make your way to the right wall by walking through the middle of the crowd. Once you hit the the right wall, walk up then and cross over to Edward. Of course, that’s easier said than done!
The second hint is that there’s what I call a “fake out” route in which you can make your way easily up the left wall, and loop over to the right where you get stuck a mere three squares away from Edward. It’s maddening because you appear to be on the right path, but it’s totally wrong. Don’t waste any time making this route work because it won’t.
The third and most important hint is that the red guys will move out of your way when you are headed in the right direction, and block you when you are going to the wrong way. It wasn’t until I slowed down (instead of running through the plaza) that the route became a little more obvious. Even though the movement of the mob looks haphazard and random, you’ll discover through a little trial and error that the correct route is always the same, which gives you an edge when the clock runs out and the game starts all over again.
Good luck and see you at Phase 4 of “What Edward Drives.”