It would seem to me that since we have successfully tied the number of touches to the "Level" global variable then we could use the current number of touches (the result of whatever positive or negative numbers are generated through Forward or Reverse clicks) to a given sum and use that number as a method for defining which layout to load.
For example: If the player clicks forward button twice and the reverse once they would find themselves at the start frame of "animation2"...or from a value standpoint that would be +1 +1 -1 in the touches variable which would result in a +1 total number of touches (1+1-1=1). Maybe I am thinking about this all wrong but it seems that would allow me to essentially assign each animation a static touches value and that I could use that to direct a player to a specific layout. Am I heading in the right direction with this?[/QUOTE]
That would be correct way to think it, the touches variable represents the selected animation, which represents certain level. So you could add 'launch' button, or perhaps click on sprite event, that would start a certain layout depending on the touches variable.