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21st May '18 3:07:29 AM StFan
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[[folder: Games Consisting Entirely of this Puzzle]]

* ''Deflektor'' on the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}
* ''Prism'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
* ''Laser Light'', a DOS game
* ''Lightspeed''
* ''Lumen'', an iOS game
* ''Mirror Magic'', an open source clone of Deflektor and Mindbender
* The Flash platformer ''Fireboy & Watergirl 2: The Light Temple'' introduces this mechanic, which is carried forward into later games in the series.
* ''Chromatron'' and ''Chromatron 2''
** These games up the ante by adding elements such as color filters, prisms and ''quantum entanglement''.
* ''[[http://www.khet.com/ Khet]]'', also known as Laser Chess, a board game
* ''[[http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?portfolio=the-rest-of-em Prisms of Light]]'', a Windows game made in Game Maker
* ''Laser'', which takes the puzzling to eleven with beamsplitters and whatnot. Given that when two beams collide, the one who came first - or was created first in the internal code! - has the right of way, you can generate puzzles bordering on MindScrew.

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[[folder: Games Consisting Entirely of this Puzzle]]

* ''Deflektor'' on the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}
* ''Prism'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
* ''Laser Light'', a DOS game
* ''Lightspeed''
* ''Lumen'', an iOS game
* ''Mirror Magic'', an open source clone of Deflektor and Mindbender
* The Flash platformer ''Fireboy
[[folder:Anime & Watergirl 2: The Light Temple'' introduces this mechanic, which Manga]]
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', such a puzzle
is carried forward into later games the key to unlocking a mechanism that reveals a hidden treasure in the series.
* ''Chromatron'' and ''Chromatron 2''
** These games up the ante by adding elements such as color filters, prisms and ''quantum entanglement''.
* ''[[http://www.khet.com/ Khet]]'', also known as Laser Chess, a board game
* ''[[http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?portfolio=the-rest-of-em Prisms
house of Light]]'', a Windows game made in Game Maker
* ''Laser'', which takes the puzzling to eleven with beamsplitters and whatnot. Given that when two beams collide, the one who came first - or was created first in the internal code! - has the right of way, you can generate puzzles bordering on MindScrew.
an ex-robber gone legit.



[[folder: Other Games]]

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[[folder: Other [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon'': Glim sets up a series of mirrors in her own room, so that the light of the morning sun would unfreeze her first, before her father who stayed downstairs (they are made of wax and turn solid with the cold of the night), so that he can't stop her going out to see the succession ceremony.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the film ''Film/{{Legend|1985}}'', the heroes must reflect a beam of sunshine all the way down to the bottom of hell.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had one of these, essentially. [[spoiler:Using orbiting mirrors to thaw a frozen Gotham city.]] A scene very early in the movie had the Bat-signal reflected by several mirrors until it was visible in Bruce's study. That movie might have been ridiculous overall, but in this one case, ChekhovsGun was clearly visible on the mantlepiece.
* While not a puzzle, ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the group enter a large, dim tomb. Evie angles a mirror on a stand to direct the sunlight above into several other mirrors positioned around the room, illuminating the room. The Series/MythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested]] this. While you can light a room this way, the constantly moving sun means it won't last long, and it is nowhere near the movie's level of light.
* A scene from ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has Brendan using a piece of a broken mirror to reflect a beam of sunlight into a basement.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "The Five Doctors": The First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan are in a building with reflective walls and a Dalek. They do something that includes sneaking up behind it, dropping to the floor, and by so doing maneuvering it to fire its death beam so the beam bounces off the mirrors and hits the Dalek.
** Something similar was used in the 2006 episode "Tooth and Claw," where a badly made telescope turns out to be designed to focus moonlight in some special way and then shine it through the Koh-i-Noor, which apparently [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Prince Albert had cut specifically for this purpose]], to zap a werewolf-alien before it kills Queen Victoria.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* The Toa Inika in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' were able to deflect Umbra's light form using shields of ice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video
Games]]
* Games Consisting Entirely of this Puzzle:
** ''Deflektor'' on the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}
** ''Prism'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
** ''Laser Light'', a DOS game
** ''Lightspeed''
** ''Lumen'', an iOS game
** ''Mirror Magic'', an open source clone of Deflektor and Mindbender
** The Flash platformer ''Fireboy & Watergirl 2: The Light Temple'' introduces this mechanic, which is carried forward into later games in the series.
** ''Chromatron'' and ''Chromatron 2''. These games up the ante by adding elements such as color filters, prisms and ''quantum entanglement''.
** ''[[http://www.khet.com/ Khet]]'', also known as Laser Chess, a board game
** ''[[http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?portfolio=the-rest-of-em Prisms of Light]]'', a Windows game made in Game Maker
** ''Laser'', which takes the puzzling to eleven with beamsplitters and whatnot. Given that when two beams collide, the one who came first -- or was created first in the internal code! -- has the right of way, you can generate puzzles bordering on MindScrew.



[[folder:Film]]
* In the film ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', the heroes must reflect a beam of sunshine all the way down to the bottom of hell.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had one of these, essentially. [[spoiler:Using orbiting mirrors to thaw a frozen Gotham city.]] A scene very early in the movie had the Bat-signal reflected by several mirrors until it was visible in Bruce's study. That movie might have been ridiculous overall, but in this one case, ChekhovsGun was clearly visible on the mantlepiece.
* While not a puzzle, ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the group enter a large, dim tomb. Evie angles a mirror on a stand to direct the sunlight above into several other mirrors positioned around the room, illuminating the room. The Series/MythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested]] this. While you can light a room this way, the constantly moving sun means it won't last long, and it is nowhere near the movie's level of light.
* A scene from ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has Brendan using a piece of a broken mirror to reflect a beam of sunlight into a basement.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Gabe from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' does this in a tabletop game of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', using a laser pointer and some 1'x1' art mirrors.
* In the film ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', the heroes must ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there is a point-and-click Flash where Jane has to solve one by rotating a set of lanterns to reflect a beam of sunshine all light off the way down to the bottom of hell.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had one of these, essentially. [[spoiler:Using orbiting
mirrors on ancient obelisks to thaw a frozen Gotham city.]] A scene very early in the movie had the Bat-signal reflected by several mirrors until it was visible in Bruce's study. That movie might have been ridiculous overall, but in this one case, ChekhovsGun was clearly visible on the mantlepiece.
* While not a puzzle, ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the group enter a large, dim tomb. Evie angles a mirror on a stand to direct the sunlight above
shine light into several other mirrors positioned around the room, illuminating the room. The Series/MythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested]] this. While you can light a room this way, the constantly moving sun means it won't last long, and it is nowhere near the movie's level of light.
* A scene from ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has Brendan using a piece of a broken mirror to reflect a beam of sunlight into a basement.
deep pits.



[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho,'' "The Five Doctors": The First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan are in a building with reflective walls and a Dalek. They do something that includes sneaking up behind it, dropping to the floor, and by so doing maneuvering it to fire its death beam so the beam bounces off the mirrors and hits the Dalek. Something similar was used in the 2006 episode "Tooth and Claw," where a badly made telescope turns out to be designed to focus moonlight in some special way and then shine it through the Koh-i-Noor, which apparently [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Prince Albert had cut specifically for this purpose]], to zap a werewolf-alien before it kills Queen Victoria.

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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho,'' "The Five Doctors": An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' revolves around this, a game of "Light Pinball". The First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan are in a building with reflective walls and a Dalek. They do something that includes sneaking up behind it, dropping to the floor, and by so doing maneuvering it to fire its death beam so the beam bounces off the objective is using mirrors and hits prisms to split a beam of light into the Dalek. Something similar was used in colors of the 2006 episode "Tooth rainbow and Claw," where a badly made telescope turns out to be designed to focus moonlight in some special way and then shine it through the Koh-i-Noor, which apparently [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Prince Albert had cut specifically for this purpose]], to zap a werewolf-alien before it kills Queen Victoria.redirect them into like-coloured eyes.



[[folder:Manga and Anime]]
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', such a puzzle is the key to unlocking a mechanism that reveals a hidden treasure in the house of an ex-robber gone legit.

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[[folder:Manga and Anime]]
[[folder:Real Life]]
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', such a puzzle is the key to unlocking a mechanism that reveals a hidden treasure Often an event in the house of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Physics_Olympiad International Physics Olympiad]].
* Setting up
an ex-robber gone legit.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_table optical table]], or adding more lasers to one, can easily be this.




[[folder:Toys]]
* The Toa Inika in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' were able to deflect Umbra's light form using shields of ice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Gabe from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' did this in a tabletop game of Dungeons and Dragons, using a laser pointer and some 1'x1' art mirrors.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there is a point-and-click Flash where Jane has to solve one by rotating a set of lanterns to reflect light off the mirrors on ancient obelisks to shine light into several deep pits.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' revolves around this, a game of 'Light Pinball'. The objective is using mirrors and prisms to split a beam of light into the colours of the rainbow and redirect them into like-coloured eyes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Often an event in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Physics_Olympiad International Physics Olympiad]].
* Setting up an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_table optical table]], or adding more lasers to one, can easily be this.
[[/folder]]
8th Feb '18 12:53:47 PM eroock
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This is cousin to the BlockPuzzle, and may sometimes be ThatOnePuzzle. Compare ReflectingLaser.

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This is cousin to the BlockPuzzle, and may sometimes be ThatOnePuzzle. Compare ReflectingLaser.
ReflectingLaser and SundialWaypoint.
13th Jan '18 7:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* The FanRemake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' has a minor one of these where you have to reflect sunlight through an anti-magic gemstone.

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* The FanRemake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuest King's Quest II]]'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheStones'', has a minor one of these where you have to reflect sunlight through an anti-magic gemstone.
13th Jan '18 7:38:00 PM nombretomado
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* The FanRemake of KingsQuestII has a minor one of these where you have to reflect sunlight through an anti-magic gemstone.

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* The FanRemake of KingsQuestII ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' has a minor one of these where you have to reflect sunlight through an anti-magic gemstone.
5th Jan '18 9:24:35 PM nombretomado
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* Three of these can be found in Vesplume Tower in ''InfiniteUndiscovery''.

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* Three of these can be found in Vesplume Tower in ''InfiniteUndiscovery''.''VideoGame/InfiniteUndiscovery''.
5th Jan '18 2:01:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''IcewindDale II'' has one in the Ice Temple.

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* ''IcewindDale ''VideoGame/IcewindDale II'' has one in the Ice Temple.
28th Nov '17 1:57:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* A staple of ''VideoGame/TheRoom'' games, usually involving crystals as the source of light, or as prisms.

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* A staple of ''VideoGame/TheRoom'' ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'' games, usually involving crystals as the source of light, or as prisms.
17th Nov '17 3:12:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* Some of the recent ''SpyroTheDragon'' games use these as a SolveTheSoupCans puzzle - you're even forced to [[FetchQuest collect the mirrors]] from around the area before starting the puzzle.

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* Some of the recent ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games use these as a SolveTheSoupCans puzzle - you're even forced to [[FetchQuest collect the mirrors]] from around the area before starting the puzzle.
11th Nov '17 2:43:24 PM dvorak
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* Weaponized in ''VideoGame/Command&Conquer3TiberiumWars'' by using the Viper fighter and Beam Artillery in conjunction. The Viper's special ability is to call on a nearby beam cannon to shoot at it, whereupon it uses its belly-mounted mirror to bounce the laser at a target, effectively doubling its range. This can be chained to other Vipers, until you have a beam cannon or two sitting at home bouncing its lasers off an entire network of Vipers.
24th Oct '17 4:14:07 PM bwburke94
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* There's a series of these in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'''s daily downloadable puzzles where you have to position mirrors so colored rays of light will be reflected a certain number of times before they hit same-colored ghosts. That puzzle series has a sequel in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy'', with the same premise. Like its predecessor, it's a series of daily downloadable puzzles.

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* This is a staple of the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series:
**
There's a series of these in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'''s daily downloadable puzzles where you have to position mirrors so colored rays of light will be reflected a certain number of times before they hit same-colored ghosts. That puzzle series has a sequel in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy'', with the same premise. Like its predecessor, premise.
** It also shows up in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsPhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', though
it's a series unsolvable at the time it's first encountered. The method of daily downloadable puzzles.solving it is important to the conclusion of the game.
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