Where have the penguins gone? The lovable penguin family was walking in the woods when a portal opens and sucks the penguins to a mysterious location. They need your help finding their way home. Each clue you discover hidden in the colorful pictures leads them a step closer to discovering the way back to their real world. This guide for Fantasy Mosaics 9 – Portal in the Woods will explain the basics of the game and give you tips and tricks to enjoy hours of gameplay.
Fantasy Mosaics 9 – PORTAL in the WOODS is a nonogram game. Don’t worry. The only math skill you need is the ability to count from one to twenty.
In a nonogram game, the numbers on the side and top of the grid are your clues to where to place the colored tiles. For instance, if a column has 10, 2 on the top, that column will have a block of ten colored tiles, and a block of two colored tiles. There must be at least one blank space between blocks of colored tiles.
Each puzzle has three colors. Click the Circle to the right of the grid to switch between colors. Below the circle you will see one or more X. One X will light up every time you make a mistake. If you make too many mistakes you must start the puzzle over.
You can also use Hints. A small circle beside the penguin on the top right of the screen shows how many Hints you have. The number will increase as you make progress solving the puzzle.
Keep an eye on the sunburst above the Color button. When this is fully charged, click on it and you can fill in a part of the board that you choose.
On an ordinary afternoon outing, a portal suddenly opens and sucks the penguin family away. Dumped in a mysterious land, they need your help finding their way home. Find the hidden images in the nonograms to rescue the lost penguins.
1. Find a Way Back Home
The first location in this game is an innocent looking forest. Using the numbers on the side and top of the grid, figure out where the colored tiles go. The images in this level are an Apple, Pepper, the Northern Lights, a Little Bird, and Alice. What is that mysterious potion Alice is drinking? When you complete these five levels, you receive the Flower of Pure Beauty.
2. Abandoned Castle
The first three pictures you uncover at this location are the Clover, Eclipse, and Goose. Then time shifts. The colored tiles take the shape of a dinosaur. Finishing the Jurassic and Cat puzzles gets a reward: a Playful Cat comes to enjoy your garden.
It seems you have crossed into the realm of fairy tales. In this location, after you uncover a Ferris Wheel, Fashion, and a Pheasant, you encounter a mysterious young lady wearing a red hat who is being chased by a wolf. After discovering the final clue, a mango, your garden is graced with the appearance of the Moss of New Beginnings.
4. Castle on the Rock
Perhaps we have crossed paths with Br’er Rabbit. In this location, the colorful pictures you reveal are a Basset Hound, Swings, Bumble Bee, Branch of Briar, and a Mouse. The winds of change are blowing. Your garden now sports the Windmill of Everlasting Cycle.
5. In the WOODS
This location offers a menagerie of clues. Find a Zoo, Evidence, Chihuahua, Mister Cat, and a Scientist. There is something odd about that cat. Is he wearing boots? Finding all the clues in this location adds the Tree Stump House of Hospitality to your garden.
6. Snow Storm
What do Zucchini, Ice Cream, Winter Things, Elk, and a Van have in common? They are all items you find in the puzzles in this location. They may seem mundane, but solving these puzzles ushers the Fairy Queen of Magic into your garden.
7. Ancient River
Will the penguins ever escape this cryptic world? Along the Ancient River you find a Musical Fountain, Dinosaur, Gates, Squirrel, and a Conductor. For figuring out these mysterious puzzles, you are granted the Mushroom of Mystery.
8. Wonders of Nature
This level, for the most part, revels in the natural world. You discover a Cactus, Cannon, Gnome, Papaya, and Puppy. It must be the Gnome that allows the Vines of Chaos into your garden.
Enjoy the underwater scenery in this location as you reveal a Robot, Princess, Colosseum, Ram, and a Pickup Truck. Princesses are the stuff of fairy tales, so it seems fitting to earn the Cup of Fairy Tales after completing this location.
Stay warm as you travel through this snow covered landscape. Here you find Potatoes, Mountains, a Slide, Ducks, and a Flowerbed. As proof to your perseverance through the cold, your garden now sports the Heart of Protection.
Have we just gone in a giant circle? Fortunately, even though the background seems familiar the puzzles are not. Now this location features, a Rocking Chair, Window, Dodo, Cutlery, and a Museum. When you visit your garden next you find the Dragon Fly of New Life.
12. Abandoned Castle
This time through the Abandoned Castle you discover a Lemon, Owl, Garden, Safe, and Carousel. Once puzzling out these pictures, the Books of Memories appears in your garden.
While the background is again the Nature scene, the pictures you reveal are mostly manufactured. You see a Carpet, Theater, Collie, Dentistry, and a Seal. As you are coming closer to finding the way back home, the Ring of Supernatural is now in your garden.
14. Castle on the Rock
We again see the castle high up on the cliff, but this second time around definitely has much harder puzzles. This location hides a Road Kit, Secret, Swings, Lobster, and a Sky Diver. Now that you have the Secret, you gain the Scroll of Knowledge.
15. In the WOODS
After you fuel up at the Gas Station, you come across a Crane, Printer, Wild Apples, and a Water Park. The fun of the water park must be what brings the Bird of Happiness to you.
16. Snow Storm
Now you can use your puzzle solving skills to find a Party Popper, Baby, Bird of Prey, Stethoscope, and Saturn. The party continues when the Soup Bubbled of Childhood settles in your garden.
17. Ancient River
Can you feel how close you are to finding the way back? In this location you reveal a Helicopter, Kettle, Ostrich, Housewares and Cloudberry. To aid your search, you are granted the Magnifying Glass of Hidden Things.
18. Wonders of Nature
Keep fighting the good fight. Use the number grid clues to discover a Warrior, Watch, Circus, Basketball, and Onion Man. Solving all the puzzles in this location brings you the Bell of Insights. You’ll need that to solve the final two locations.
Back to the bottom of the sea you go. The colored tiles here create pictures of a Fried Egg, Philosopher, Bear, Eel, and Ecology. Now you are given the Key to the Unknown. Use that to unlock the final location in the penguin’s search.
Only five more puzzles to go before you find the magic door and bring the penguins back to the real world. The pictures you create here are Tennis, St. Bernard, Tulip, Kiwi, and Flower.
Congratulations! You have found the PORTAL. Wait. It is called PORTAL to a New Universe. But have the penguins actually made it home? Your garden is complete, but you need to play the next installment of Fantasy Mosaics to see where the penguins have gone.
• Fill in the biggest numbers first. Sometimes filling in large number going one way you gives you valuable clues for going the other way.
• Switch colors. If you are struggling, switching to a different color may help. Don’t be afraid to cycle through the colors many times as you solve these puzzles.
• Start from the outside. When you place a colored tile on the edge of the puzzle, you know exactly how many colored tiles you can mark off from that edge.
• Remember to use Hints and Starburst.
This walk through is meant to guide you through the game’s basics, and does not include serials, hacks, or cheats.
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