On the Subject of Somewhat Simplifying Simon Stumbles
Seems easy enough... wait, the colors change? (Also this is more of a thorough explanation than a direct simplification, so don't mind the manual length.)
On the module there are four colored directional buttons as well as a center button, also known as the "stumble" button. To solve the module, you must progress through five stages.
- To start the module, press the stumble button. Remember the initial colors of the buttons (before starting the module).
- A sequence of buttons will flash, starting with one flash and lengthening by one each time a stage is completed. Note the color and spoken word for each flash (these stay the same throughout the module).
- Each flash will correspond to an input of either one colored button, or one colored button followed by the stumble button. A stage completes once all of its inputs are fully completed.
- Once inputs for a stage have been started, the flashes will stop until the stage is completed or the module is started again after a strike.
- Entering any input incorrectly will cause the module to strike and your progress through this stage will be reset, but your stage count will not reset. Errors for an input include:
- Pressing an incorrect colored button
- Pressing the stumble button when it is not required
- Proceeding to the next input without pressing the stumble button when it is required
- (If all colored buttons have been pressed correctly but the stage didn't complete, you forgot to press stumble after the last one.)
- Whenever the stumble button is pressed, the buttons' colors may change.
- When this manual refers to a "position", it means the position as measured immediately before doing the input that is being calculated. As a result, it is recommended to calculate and press inputs one at a time to avoid having to redo work after a stumble.