One of the worst puzzles in the game (in my opinion) is that you have to say a magic word at one stage. Two questions on that:

  • Does the game allow you to get to that stage when the magic word has not been revealed to you?
  • Is there any way to get back to the place where the magic world was revealed?

(Spoiler: For the magic world you have to give the wizard’s hat to the pelican, and you need the magic word to lower the drawbridge blocking the access to the tower. And yes, the three possible words are in the source code.)

  • Yes.
  • No.

This is a really bad puzzle. The one hint you get may not be enough (though my daughter figured it out at age 11), and it’s easily rendered unsolvable.

It’s easy to arrive outside the tower without even meeting the pelican. You’re totally stuck at that point. You can’t get into the tower without the magic word, you can’t get into the cemetery, and you can’t get past the hellhound without first getting into the tower.

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(Good thing I actually got the magic word. :wink: