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Unblock-Car Game Solver

version (4.78 KB) by Bradley Knockel
Solves "Unblock Me" or "Sliding Cars" sort of puzzles


Updated 26 Jun 2021

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I have now converted this MATLAB code to C++ and Python to achieve much better performance! If you prefer C++ and Python, click the following link, and don't look back! I will no longer be updating the MATLAB version.
The most direct solution (fewest moves) can be searched for.
You can choose how "moves" are defined/counted.
To use, enter level information into puzzle.m, then run puzzle.m.
When a solution is found, a quick animation then a user-controlled mode help you view the solution (in addition to the solution being output to the Command Window).

Cite As

Bradley Knockel (2022). Unblock-Car Game Solver (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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