Good to know. I'll have a go at figuring it out today.
It doesn't matter, you can reset the puzzle by going back to the first platform again.
The direction you go trough a gate doesn't matter. You can't input using the same gate twice; the system I use is basically using "WRONG!!" markers in all the wrong gates and a "CORRECT!" marker on the first platform.
Well that was quick. Once I stopped slavically follow the bottom path that deceptively seems like the right one the solution practically leaped in my face and planted deadly alien eggs in my stomach.
Edit 2: Wait that didn't work. I input the correct code through two different routes and neither worked. *looks at solution*
Oh. Your solution doesn't even mention the correct route, only the trick. Guess I'll try some more! For the record, here are the routes I have tried:
Edit 3: I am standing outside the house of AWESOME. Guess I'll play something else while you apply some W40 to that rusted door. The solution was, of course, so simple that I completely overlooked it due to me overthinking everything.
I still have a giant backlog of arcade Shmups to go on. Plus, I haven't beat Kirbyvania yet! Or the original Super Mario Bros! I'll pencil it in for "sometime later".
I've just updated my Super Mario Bros. remake, by the way, in case you get so desperate for gameplay at work you consider playing it.
I gave another thought about the infinite ammo thing. Spoilered to keep post short:
Edited by zeddidragon, 19 July 2011 - 12:16 AM.