Challenge 2-1 – 2-10
The second set of Challenge levels introduce the game’s first new gadget: floating blocks. Floating blocks will never come crashing down, and can be conveniently placed to prevent other blocks from falling as well. You’ll see plenty examples of this in the upcoming puzzles. Floating blocks start to make things a little tricky and will force you to think outside the norm on more than one occasion.
The first floating block puzzle you’ll face very easy.
Push the green block forward one space.
Jump up on the green block and swing the camera around. Grab the floating block and slide it to the left.
Jump on floating block, swing the camera around and now you’ll see a path to the goal.
Challenge 2-2 is similiar to the first floating block puzzle, but it’s slightly trickier.
Start by pushing the green block forward one space.
Swing the camera around and jump on the green block. Slide the lower floating block to the left twice.
Swing the camera around again and climb to the top of the lower floating block. From here, grab the green block and pull it to the right once to reveal an opening.
Now you can jump up and complete Challenge 2-2.
Challenge 2-3 is trickier than the first two puzzles.
Grab the yellow block and slide it to the right until the small orange floating block is resting under this two-block gap.
Pull the yellow block out and the green block will fall, but remain suspended on the perfectly placed floating block. You can now also go for the goal.
Challenge 2-4 is a lot trickier than the first few puzzles.
Pull the yellow block toward you one space, then slide it to the right one space. Its odd position will be become clear in the next step.
Grab the blue pillar and drag it behind the green block. The spot you see above is ideal. Once you’re in position, grab the blue block and use it to push the green block forward. Be careful to not push the floating block as well, you’ll see why in a moment.
The green block will fall on the strategically placed yellow block, but we’ll need the yellow block to climb to the top. Luckily, the floating block can be easily placed inside the green block by pushing it into the opening with the blue pillar.
Now that the green block is being supported by the floating block, slide the yellow steps out to form a stairway to the goal.
Floating block puzzles continue to get tougher, Challenge 2-5 is no exception.
Start by grabbing the blue pillar (or block if you prefer) and use it to move the floating block toward you one space.
Push the floating block to the left using the blue pillar again: place it in a way that you’ll be able to collide with the middle orange block.
Grab the blue pillar and use it to push the green block forward one space to remove the middle block.
Place the blue pillar behind the stack of blocks and slide the bottom yellow block all the way to the left to create a staircase. Now complete the stage.
You start to see a pattern emerge by Challenge 2-6.
Grab the green block and slide it one spac to the left.
Jump up and pull the floating block toward you one space.
Jump up and pull the yellow block left one space.
Slide the green block right again. Rinse and repeat until you the yellow block can be pulled on top of the floating block.
This is what you’re aiming for at this step.
Once the yellow block is supported by the floating block you can slide the green block over until a path to the goal appears.
Challenge 2-7 is, in my opinion, one of the tougher puzzles in the game.
First off, start by dragging the yellow block over to the larger floating block. Set it up like you see above, then climb up the yellow block and pull the large floating block toward you one space.
Pull the yellow block toward you one space, climb up once again, and this time push the larger floating block left. You need to do this one more time to line it up with the vertical opening.
Now push the larger floating block into the open space.
Bring the yellow block back to the start and drag the smaller floating block to the left until it rests under the larger floating block.
Climb up the yellow block and push the larger floating block forward. The green block will fall on your head, and that’s fine, just walk back out.
Head for the goal!
This one is also a little tricky, but didn’t have me stumped for as long as Challenge 2-7.
Start by pulling (or pushing) the blue block against the green block until the floating block is directly in the center.
Swing the camera around and grab the blue block again. Drag it behind the structure and slide it over to the right. Line it up so that it will push the green and small yellow blocks forward. This will cause the yellow pyramid to fall onto the floating block.
Use the blue block again to push both the small pyramid and floating block into the open space on the green pyramid. Let the blue block rest in this spot for the remainder of the puzzle.
Lastly, grab the small yellow block and slide it left until a stairway to the top of the pyramid is created. Climb to the top and grab the bird.
For a three star puzzle, Challenge 2-9 isn’t quite as tough as the previous two.
Start by sliding the small green block to the left until you can reach the lower floating block. Climb and push the floating block to the right once. Once you have done this, use the blue block to push the upper green block off the top floating block. It will fall onto the lower floating block.
Position the green block in front of the lower floating block so that you can climb up and pull it to the left once.
Pull the green block to the left once, you’ll start to see a stairway form. Keep this in mind, it will be important soon.
Grab the block block and use it to push the yellow block onto the upper floating block. Continue pushing until the blocks are just to the right of the other blocks.
Use the blue block to position the yellow/upper floating block combo behind the other blocks. You’ll see a partial stairway form.
Now you can climb up and pull the floating block to the left once. Now you’ll have to repeat this with each block until a stairway is created. Told you this would be important.
Challenge 2-10 is worthy of its three start rating.
First, pull the small green block toward you one space, then push it until it’s below the blue floating block. Climb up and pull the blue floating block toward you one space. Position the small green block so you can climb onto the blue floating block.
Once you have climbed to the top, grab the orange floating block and slide to the right. You will fall off the structure and the orange floating block will be in the middle.
Repeat the previous step so that the orange floating block is at the end of the yellow block.
Also, make sure to push the blue block in one space. You should have something that looks like the above image.
Push the large green block forward one space. Now you’ll need to position behind the yellow block until only two green blocks are visible, see above image. Now, pull the small green block to the right and set it one space away from the yellow block. Climb until you can jump up to the platform open on the large green block.
Lastly, you must grab the yellow block and slide it off of the orange blue block to make it fall onto the blue floating block. Now you’ll be able to climb to the goal.
Challenges 2-1 – 2-10: Solved
Forty Crashmo puzzles down, sixty more to go. You’re almost to the halfway point.
Next: Challenge 3-1 – Challenge 3-10