Here is a basic example grid:
AB 1\/ 2\/ ××
The player must first modify the grid by switching the slashes
/ in as few moves as possible.
They then drop a bullet
• from their chosen letter with the intention of reaching a target
× at the bottom.
As the bullet drops, if it hits a
\ it will bounce right, and if it hits a
/ it will bounce left.
When the bullet moves horizontally, it must hit the same slash character it just hit in order to travel downwards.
If it hits the opposite slash character it will bounce back, causing an infinite loop. If it hits no slash, it will fall off the grid.
An answer to the example above might be:
2 moves: B1 A2 - drop from A
This example answer would result in:
AB 1\\ 2// •×
Using my Super-Advanced Randomiser (my 9 year old son), here's the first ever Bullet Drop™ challenge:
ABCDEFGHI 1/\\/\\/// 2\\/\//\/\ 3\//\/\\// 4/\/\\//\\ 5///\\\/// 6\\////\\\ 7/\\//\//\ 8///\\\/// 9\\\/\/\\\ ×××××××××