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For the people with no patience: connect 5 - perfect solution
So, we finally got into town. Here we'd like to listen to the band standing here of course. But these guys are missing their instruments or have other problems with what's already there. So it's one of our jobs to fix the band by getting them some instruments and repairing the other instruments. Well, enter the oilpub at first. It's hard to miss, as the neon advertisment is showing you where to go.


While you're here, just peep into the next room. Look at that. The three bad guys all together. But we can't do anything about them. At least not now.
So get the itemflycatcher that is hanging around here in front of the door to the next room and get out of the oilpub. There are enough itemflys flying above the stinky keg in front of the oilpub. Catch some of them with the flycatcher. Now get back into the pub and release the flys onto the barkeeper. He is so distracted now that you can drag out the oil barrel and he won't even notice. The barrel makes a good drum and the drummer is happy and the robot shakes his shiny metal booty.

So, let's face one of the meanest riddles in machinarium. Get back into the pub and challenge the sitting robot for a game of connect five. The rules are that you win if you have 5 of your parts in a row, no matter if straight or diagonal and you can move wherever you want (unlike connect four, where you have to insert from the top).
This old guy is a tough guy for this game but you can beat him. At first, don't let him get 4 in a row, so once he has 3 in a row place one of your tokens to block him. Then you build diamonds all over the playfield, always keep an eye on you opponent and his rows and sooner or later you'll have built a catch-22 for him like in the picture below here. Then it should be obvious what to do next...


If you don't get it with this explanation, you might want to try Lamkin's version [1]. Look at the picture below.


The X marks the spot, no, wait, wrong adventure, it marks your opponent's first move. So place your first token directly above his screw. After that follow the order of the numbers in the picture. This should work just fine.

In case you can't get enough of the connect 5 game you can play it online here. Just click on Spiel starten. This game is not about who is first to have 5 in a row but who has the most 5 in a rows.

Once the other robot lost, he is very pissed and beats up the table. The itemscrews fly all through the pub. Collect itemall 5 of them. In case you are having trouble finding the 5 screws this picture of the location of the 5 screws might come in handy.


So pick up these 5 screws, get outside of the pub and give them to the saxophone player. This guy will be happy and play just for you.
Seems like the old lady doesn't like good music, as she throws a flowerpot after you and the music. Again. But this time there is even a small itemsunflower plant inside the flowerpot. Pick it up and then climb up the stairs, as there is nothing you can do here for the moment.


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Reader comments, opinions, alternate solutions and more:

1) Anne      (mail hidden)
wrote on: 2012-03-04 22:26:38

Ein riesen Dankeschön an Lamkin für den Lösungsvorschlag!!!
Es hat super geklappt!
2) Rosslyn      (mail hidden)
wrote on: 2012-05-28 01:22:27

I have a problem...the drummer used to have the oil can as his drum (which I did get from the bar), but something happened to it; maybe someone stole it from him? Is it gone for good? How can I get it back? Please help me figure this out, or else I can't get the radio thrown at me. Thanks!
3) ph0sph0R0us      (mail hidden)
wrote on: 2012-05-30 11:17:33

if the old lady already threw the empty pot at you it shouldn't really matter if the drummer has his drum or not.
4) Sabrina      (mail hidden)
wrote on: 2015-03-18 08:07:07

Hm, bei mir wir will sich der ROboter nicht übers Ohr hauen lassen. Variante 1 hatte bisher keinen Erfolg und Variante 2 verbaut er mir direkt immer ;)
5) selmiak      (mail hidden)
wrote on: 2015-03-19 13:28:32

Sabrina, welche Version, also auf welchem System spielt du denn?
Möglich, dass es bei einem Re-Release oder Port auf einem anderen System eine kleine Änderung gab.
Aber an sich musst du einfach nur immer weiter spielen, bei allen neueren Versionen (alle nach 2010) haben die Entwickler von Amanita Design den Roboter so eingestellt, dass er mit der Zeit schwächer spielt. Er schenkt dir aber trotzdem nichts, also musst du dich trotzdem noch anstrengen ;)

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