About Nurikabe in the past and in the future.
The theme this time is Nurikabe. The guests are MINE, Ogawa Minori, and Momotereu. They make a lot of wonderful puzzles. From Nikoli we have NyanBaz and Nob. Momotereu is also on the Nikoli staff, but today, he came here as an author.
NyanBazFirst of all, your thoughts on Nurikabe. There are a variety of pencil puzzles in the world. Among them, how do you think Nurikabe places?
NobHe would say that, Ogawa Minori is a wizard with Nansuke.
NobAbout Vol. 50 to 60 of Puzzle Communication Nikoli, Nurikabe the giant was always done by Momotereu.
NobIt would have been there. Nurikabe was born in the Nikoli thirties. (Note: It was Vol. 33 precisely. )
NyanBazThe Nurikabe from Ogawa Minori has a lot of diagonal lining up.Was it like that from the old days?
NobSymmetry was popular then.
NyanBazRecently you don't see it very much.
NobWhen it's a prime number, Shikaku is difficult. For example 59.
NyanBazThat is difficult all right. 59 would have to be 1x59 or 59x1. (laughs)
NobA black cell can't be alone, black cells have to hang together. Do you like it better when it is the white cells that set the pace?
NyanBazNurikabe means painting walls. Nurikabe is a puzzle of the walls when I look at the name.
NobThat's a quite advanced technique. The black cells are linked in a continuous wall. It's the equivalent of not dividing the board by white cells. Nurikabe is the puzzle where both white cells and black cells extend little by little. So in Nurikabe you have to watch both the white cells and the black cells.
NyanBazHowever, this keeping an eye on connections between white cells may be overlooked or forgotten. It's hard to understand from how the rules are written.
NyanBazSomeone who comes to a dead end with a difficult problem may follow how the white cells go and find the solution.
NyanBazDo you solve Nurikabe problems that other authors made?
NyanBazIs there a Nurikabe author that you pay special attention to?
NobSomething wonderful is bound to happen in his life.
NyanBazHow about you Momotereu?
NobWhat is it in Guten that you like?
NobThere are many methods we have prohibited with Nurikabe. For example, when one blank space becomes a white cell, but there is only one number that can be connected to this white cell. There are some contributions that center on this kind of thing and apply this method. Unfortunately they are not published.
NobSure. We don't want that.
NobIt may be less popular than before. There has been no new Nurikabe Pencil Puzzle Book published for a while. But Nurikabe is popular in nikoli.com.
NyanBazWell, Nurikabe may have survived because it appeared on computers. How about the future of Nurikabe? Will it continue forever into the future?
NobMito Komon! The actor playing the chief character in the series was replaced several times, but a chief character was always Mito Komon, and the drama continues.
NobDo you think there are new solving methods for Nurikabe?
NyanBazDo you have any thing you want to do with Nurikabe?
NobWhat did they call you there? Momo?
NyanBazHow about you Minori?
NobMinori you don't have to change anything. Do you have something you want to do with Nurikabe MINE?
NyanBazThat is a way out enthusiastic ambition. We are getting close to the end, I'll ask you for a word to Nurikabe fans all over the world and for the people who will solve Nurikabe from now on.
NyanBazMomotereu goes last. I expect to hear a comment on a vast and wonderful scale.
NyanBazThank you for today.
Discussion on Jan 2010 Published on Mar 28, 2013