Zahada Than You Think

By John Walker on November 24th, 2008 at 5:38 pm.

I can't really beat the pun in the title.

I know what you need. Some puzzles. Thanks to the marvellous Goz, here are some toughies in Zahada. I seriously like a puzzle game where it’s tough to get past the page of rules.

It’s a combination of different puzzle types, some straight riddles, some lateral, some cryptic, others requiring research. And it’s tough. Very tough. So clearly no answers below, but excellent, subtle clues for the inevitable pleading.

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156 Comments »

  1. Messy Penguin says:

    Mentally hard i got up to Level 6 then got stuck
    I like the fact that the rules have you stumped on first look (Or maybe thats just me)

  2. SKACE says:

    This type of game sux… Try to look up game named: The Unfinished Swan :)

  3. Alan Au says:

    Isn’t this just another http://www.deathball.net/notpron/ ripoff?

  4. Ben says:

    Dear lord I can’t get past the rules

  5. BooleanBob says:

    number five has completely defeated me.

  6. John Walker says:

    If anything it’s a low-key The Stone. But it’s still fun.

  7. Meat Circus says:

    This is like The Stone, only it seems, somewhat fairer.

    I am stuck on Level 7. The fuckers have me flummoxed.

  8. ImperialCreed says:

    Help w/no. 5 anyone? Stumped.

  9. Ben says:

    Lol seriously any hints for the rules?
    -ashamed-

  10. ImperialCreed says:

    Bah! Got it.

  11. John Walker says:

    For the rules: the rules will tell you how to answer.

  12. BooleanBob says:

    number six has completely defeated me.

  13. Redd says:

    Any idea on how many levels there are?

  14. SucksAtPuzzles says:

    Hey Ben, to get past the instructions, you have to be bold.

    And Imperial, could you give me a hand with 5? I have no clue at all what that cucumber’s supposed to be about.

  15. Ben says:

    haha oh wow. Truely ashamed now. Cheers :D

  16. BooleanBob says:

    number seven has etc.

  17. Snow says:

    Hints… now imperial creed! No.5! Its diabolical.
    PS. no.4 was stupid! the answer should have been help OR a friend. is that a spoiler? telling what the answer /isn’t/?

  18. BooleanBob says:

    The answer to number five is tailored to stereotypically British behavioural habits.

  19. BooleanBob says:

    I’m not sure if that was subtle enough.

  20. ImperialCreed says:

    Bob is right.

    It’s a word, either one letter or five, that has something to do with the last line.

  21. BooleanBob says:

    with getting in the last line, amirite guys? You’re a great audience, we’ll be back after these messages.

  22. Vriebert says:

    Also don’t get 7. Decent work time-killer but I’m not impressed, really; the answers aren’t about solving anything, just being lateral. So it doesn’t give any satisfaction when you progress.
    I bet the server logs are a hoot though, as people type in any old frustrated gibberish.

  23. jives says:

    god, i’m stuck on three

    D:

  24. Redd says:

    Stuck on level 16… =[

  25. ImperialCreed says:

    7 requires you [look closely at - Ed] the image.

  26. Ben says:

    Level 3:
    Look EVERYWHERE

  27. Snow says:

    we aren’t all super geniuses who are also have the right upbringing to get the question ok? some of us are stupid /and/ Australian more clues. the only answer i can think of is: last. ie. get in line… last. i am an idiot this proves it

  28. SucksAtPuzzles says:

    Thanks for the help. Sorta working on 7.
    But is 7 really forcing you to go pixel hunting? That was one of those elements I always hated in adventure games.

  29. John Walker says:

    Snow – read the words out loud, slowly.

  30. N says:

    Legendary is out, and you’re talking about…this… get with the here and now…

  31. ordteapot says:

    the image on #7 loads kind of sluggishly

  32. Ben says:

    any hints on 4?

  33. Shamanic Miner says:

    As someone sat in front a computer screen racking my brains over these puzzles, I think the answer to 4 should be F***.

  34. Snow says:

    well i cheated for no. 5 and am now on no. 8! of course now i want to cheat more which sucks. question 7 had a nice red herring though…. still don’t get 5 though doesn’t make sense those words mean the same thing so how is that a riddle. ah well cheating is good.

  35. Smurfy says:

    I’m stuck on level 2. None of the letters work, damn it.

  36. N says:

    L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y

  37. Sam says:

    The problem with question 7 for me is that I’m doing this on an Eee… it’s hard to “look closely” given the small screen area. I think I’m going to go blind before I solve it…

  38. Redd says:

    Make sure you keep track of all your answers if you value your sanity… =[

  39. ScienceGuy says:

    If you back to problem 16 periodically, you’ll get it.

  40. Redd says:

    Actually, scrap that, the back button works fine… =P

  41. IdleHands says:

    Gah I hate these sort of games they remind me of how dumb I really am, but like a battered lover I return to it time and time again.

    Like Smurfy I’m stuck on level 2, I despise riddles I sort of know what it wants from me but at the same time baffles me.

  42. Ginhyun says:

    Stuck on 7. There’s got to be some trick to it that I’m not getting.

    This remind me of notpron and Orio’s Riddle. I still have dozens of pages bookmarked and images saved from the latter, as well as a program or two that I downloaded to solve some of the puzzles. It’s a shame it completely disappeared, since I was so close to the end but never got to finish.

  43. Ginhyun says:

    Ah, never mind. I just didn’t see the answer when I looked at it at first.

  44. BooleanBob says:

    Level 11 has sent me scurrying away to the dark, remote corners of my start menu in the seemingly vain hope of progression. Extensive tinkering in Paint, Character Map and the binary function of Calculator has yielded little. Someone please put me out of my misery.

  45. Fazer says:

    You guys HAVE to play Zest Riddle – http://zestriddle.ovh.org/

  46. Jambamagamba says:

    Stuck on level 2.

    These riddles hurt my small mind.

    Not a good haiku.

  47. Mike says:

    Got to 21. Realised I was half an hour late for leaving the office. Cried.

  48. Octaeder says:

    Arg, stuck on level 6 – every clue just seems to point in a different direction.

  49. N says:

    Yeah, well… you’re better off with zahada since legendary is pretty much, let’s put this elegantly… a steaming pile of shit, I had high hopes for it. Also, I’m starting to have quite an alergy to all that is unreal3ngine powered, now I shall retreat to my cage…

  50. JonFitt says:

    4 has got me. Am I looking for sounds like ‘a duck’, or ‘quack’?