On the Subject of Complicated Buttons

These buttons aren’t like the others. The good news is that we’ve found a concise set of instructions on what to do about it! Maybe too concise...

  1. Each button has one or two colors, and a label.
  2. For each button, use the Venn diagram below to decide whether or not to press the button.
  3. Press the buttons in the order listed in the table. If no buttons are pressed, press the second button in the list.
  4. Upon getting a strike, the entire module resets.
R R P D P R S B D B S R S B D P Button has redcoloring Button has bluecoloring Button says“Press” Button is in themiddle position
PPress the button
DDo not press the button
RPress the button if the serial number contains two or more repeated characters
SPress the button if the bomb has a serial port
BPress the button if the bomb has two or more battery holders
Label of
First Button
0–1 Batteries 2–3 Batteries 4–5 Batteries 6+ Batteries
Button order:Press1, 2, 32, 3, 13, 1, 21, 2, 3
Hold2, 1, 33, 2, 11, 3, 22, 3, 1
Detonate3, 1, 21, 2, 32, 1, 33, 1, 2