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May 20, 2019

5 step steve [browser]

A crew of kittens needs to be rescued with dozens of puzzles standing in your way and only 5 steps to solve them in the puzzle game 5 Step Steve by Ethan Clark.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

amazing game!!!

Sample said...

Awesome game! Reminds me a lot of Escape from Puppy Death Factory. I can't figure out how to get the stars though...

Sample said...

...And done! The stars seem to range from completely trivial to needing clever thinking and a bunch of time to work out how to do what you've planned.

This game is fantastic though! I really love how each area taught you a now thing and then applied it.

Anonymous said...

How do you get past the yellow screen with the star in the bottom left corner?? Every time i go up, the top cat goes back to the previous screen!!

Sample said...

What happens if you do something without going that high?

JarQ said...

This is a great game. I don't fully understand the mechanics of respawning. Sometimes I restart with multiple cats. Can anyone explain how that's done please?

JarQ said...

OK. I figured it out!

Anonymous said...

Love that game! Can someone give me a clue on how to get the cat that stands in the middle of an empty room? it's the last one i need!

Anonymous said...

very good game !
:)
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Great game! Can someone give me a hint on how to get the green cat in the middle of the empty room with the two non-respwan flags? I can seem to reach any of the glaf and it's the la cat for me to get!

Anonymous said...

I can't semm to reach...

Sample said...

Anonymous, if you die without collecting them, where do you spawn again?

Anonymous said...

Loving this one, Bart. xxxxx

Rebecca said...

What an excellent little game!

JarQ said...

Re: the empty room with the cat in the middle. When you enter another room, your moves start over at 5 again. So skim along the top of that room, and when you're down to 1 move, pop up a screen and then back down.

Wendy said...

The level with 6 cats trapped in the middle is driving me CRAZY!

Joel said...

All solved! Totally agree, this game is fun- frustrating sometimes, but fun. A lot more depth than I expected at first. The music is aggravating after a while though, lol.

@Wendy: Room (5,9) was tricky for me too, but in hindsight it's not bad. Spawn on the pink flag between the red spikes and dark flag, then move R L U, R D, L R.
Now you can free all the cats with U L U. Work your way across the lower spikes to the two pink flags, die to reset the moving rocks, then step on the upper spikes when the first moving rock is on the last green arrow. Move the other cats a few times and you'll get pushed across. :-D

The star in Room (5,5) also gave me a bunch of trouble at first. For anyone else that can't get started there, the pink flag in the upper right corner is your friend. After making your first extra cat, the gray cat in the open area is key- it's a good block for lining things up. Hope that helps! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, can somebody hint me in level 1,11? I still don´t understand when additional cats appear. I thought I need "mooving tile", but here I´m stuck.
thanks Susi

Anonymous said...

it´s this one: https://img19.rajce.idnes.cz/d1903/8/8465/8465509_1da668ef62e8f67fdb9ed981681ec26e/images/Beznzvu.jpg
Susi

Unknown said...

Hi Susi,

Extra cats appear when you re-spawn if there are multiple active checkpoints: that's where the pink flag is filled in with bright pink. (If you expand the comments under the game, among a lot of rubbish there's one from the author explaining it.)

Example: from the position in your screenshot, go up (one cat moves), down (both cats move), down again and you'll see that you have 2 active checkpoints. Now when you "die" without hitting any checkpoint again, when you re-spawn you'll have an extra cat. Getting a 4th cat to get at the star is a more complicated application of the same principle.

Anonymous said...

thank you!
s.

Anonymous said...

Why is the sound working now?
It is so annoyingly loud!
Wish I had Safari now.
Doubt I will come back to finish this game when I have more time.
Don't get me wrong, I want to, but I need to listen to other stuff right now.

Unknown said...

@Anonymous today,

P to pause
Settings

Music: off
SFX: off

should fix that for you

Anonymous said...

Thanks Unknown, I think I did that the first time I played.
Got all the stars except 5,5 -that 5th cat is hiding on me.
Is there a great ending if you rescue them all ?
Schrödinger's Cat has more than 9 lives BTW.

Unknown said...

@Anonymous,

There's a _different_ ending if you rescue them all (with 18-20 you get the incomplete ending). You've probably sussed that you need all the stars to reach the last cat. As for (5,5), have you seen Joel's comment on the 24th? That was key to solving it for me.

Anonymous said...

really stuck on the 1,11 star, I can get 3 cats but I can't line them up properly to get the 4th one i need for the star

Anonymous said...

Anyone got a tipe to get past room 5,9? Can't get the cat's out of the blocked room :'(

Anonymous said...

Sorry, ment 5,5, not 5,9

Joel said...

@Anon0958: I know, it's easy to mess up the lower cat at that point. Here's how you get the star in Room (1,11):

First, you can't cross the double spikes with only 2 cats, so make a third by moving
D L,
D D R,
U U D,
then die (don't touch the flags again).

Next, cross the double spikes and die near the lower pink flag.

You're back to 2 cats, separated by the double spikes. The lower cat needs a friend to grab the star, and that means making two more cats in the upper section. Get the third by moving
D D U,
then die.

Making the fourth cat is harder. Line everyone up by moving
L L,
D R,
U U L,
D D U,
then be careful dying.

Now you have all 4 cats you need! Get another across the double spikes, then use the pair to reach the star. :-D

Joel said...

@Anon1753: Do you mean getting across Room (5,5) and exiting on the left, or grabbing the star behind all the spikes?

Anonymous said...

@Joel: Thank you! Finally got the star in (1,11), the last star I'm having trouble on is (10,6)

Anonymous said...

HAHA nvm! Just figured out (10,6)!

Anonymous said...

I have all the cats except for 6,11. Any hints in that room?!

Anonymous said...

How do you solve 10, 6 star?

Anonymous said...

Any tips on getting through the first bit of 5,7?

Joel said...

OK, I'm in a walkthrough kinda mood, lol. ;-)


*****SPOILERS*****

Room (6,11):
Only use the path on the right. Push both rocks 1 down, push the top rock 1 right, then move back to the upper flags. Now you can push the bottom rock 1 right and move down. For the arrow room, move D R L D D to get across.


Star in Room (10,6):
The first couple steps are simple. Use any pink flag to get 2 cats in the lower area. Make a 3rd cat (two leftmost pink flags are easy) and die again. Now it gets tricky because you can't reach the star without a 4th cat to hit the flags. Line up your 3 cats vertically with the top one on the upper-right pink flag. Next, move L L L, D D L, U R U, D R U, L U, then be careful dying. Now with 4 cats, keep one near the lower-left pink flag and use the other three to cross the spikes to the star.


Room (5,7):
Push both rocks 1 right, then push the left rock onto the upper green arrow. Now move R R D L: you'll walk to the black flag and get pushed back onto the upper green arrow. Continue to the pink flag. In the next area, you want to move clockwise and push both of the upper rocks 1 right. That lines up two rocks on the right wall. Move clockwise again, hitting the flags and pushing those right rocks 1 down. Now you can open the lower path to the teleport.

*****END SPOILERS*****


Hope that helps!

puce rouge said...

merci beaucoup.... Joël !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Room 5,5 with the star I still cannot figure out how to get all the cats (4) to the pink flags to get the 5th cat to get the star. Any suggestions or spoilers?

Anonymous said...

Any walkthrough for the star of the Room: 5,5? Pls, this drive me crazy!

Anonymous said...

I just finally solved 5.5 (Advise of really bad english).
First you have to uso the first 2 cats to create a 3 cat(Use the right up corner and the four pink flag (starting counting from the right), now you can create 3 cats, now put the black cat in the big room into the right down corner (with that you can put the middle room cat into the 5º pink flag) , with that you get the 4º cat, now just revive the black cat and then you get the 5 cats!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a solution for room (7,8)? It's driving me crazy.

Joel said...

@Anon0643: For Room (7,8), spawn at the lower-right pink flag, then get to the upper black flags before the rocks block you. Push the gray cat 3 left so it re-dies on the top red spike, with your good cat 1 square right. Now move D D L, U U L twice: you'll do a figure-eight and use some rocks to push the gray cat onto the green arrows. Then move on the upper black flags until the gray cat hits the duplicator. All that's left is to wake a few of the now-infinite cats and cross the spikes on the right. :-)

Unknown said...

I just need 1 more star, and I can be done. But I just can’t seem to figure out 5,5.

LuckyKitsune said...

Any hints for 8,9? The second half has me stuck.

LuckyKitsune said...

Nevermind, got it. If anyone else is stuck, you have to slide the layer closest to you up to leave a three tall, one thick layer of rock.

Jade said...

Great game.

Anonymous said...


For 7,9:

The first part is easier, you can do this:

*****SPOILERS*****

D,R (pushing the rock)
L,U (to the flag)
R,R,R

The second part is trickier.
Before you put the rock on the long conveyor belt, you have to move the left rock by doing

U,L,L,U,R,D,D,D

Then:

L,R,U,R,R,U
U,L,D,R
D,L

Then you just have to waste time by doing:

U,L,D,R,,L,R,U,L,L

*****END SPOILERS*****

fureditom said...

for (5,5) you will need 5 cats, so you have to use the following pink flags (simultaneously):
- 1st in the corridor (upper right)
- 2nd in the corridor (under the down arrow; blue flag does not count)
- 3rd in the corridor (on the 'other side' of the pit - you will have to use 1 extra cat to get through)
when you have the required 5 cats, you can get through the spikes;
be wise with the available steps!
good luck!

Anonymous said...

8,8 is really stumping me

Anonymous said...

Any help on lvl 8,3 ??
Thx.

Unknown said...

First part of room 8,3: go to the dark flag, waste a step by going down and being pushed up, go back to the pink flag, then you've got the right parity.

Second part: push the rock onto the first chevron, go back to the pink flag, waste two steps, then when you reach the conveyor belt the rock will be in the right place for you to slide past.

 

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