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Welcome to our strategy guide for Mystery P.I. – Lost in Los Angeles.

Guide Overview

I. General Tips & Information
II. Walkthrough
1. Level 1
2. Level 2
3. Level 3
4. Level 4
5. Level 5
6. Level 6
7. Level 7
8. Level 8
9. Level 9
10. Level 10
11. Level 11
12. Level 12
13. Level 13
14. Level 14
15. Level 15
16. Level 16
17. Level 17
18. Level 18
19. Level 19
20. Level 20
21. Level 21
22. Level 22
23. Level 23
24. Level 24
25. Level 25

I. General Tips & Information
o Each level consists of (10) objects you will need to find. If you exit the game, it will automatically save upon quitting, also saving how many objects you’ve found for the level you left unfinished.
o In each level is hidden one film reel and one key (circled in gold in the guide). Collect both for each level to unlock the bonus modes in the main menu. (Note: there are no film reels or keys on bonus levels). If you miss them the first time around, you will be able to collect them when you revisit that area.
o In each level is also hidden a police officer’s badge (circled in light blue in the guide). Collect all 25 to receive 1,000,000 bonus points. If you miss them the first time around, you will be able to collect them when you revisit that area.
o In many levels, one of the items on the list will ‘appear in quotes like this’. This is actually a task, i.e., ‘open the tin can’. Find the can opener, and move it over the tin can, and click to complete the task.
o Items that appear in CAPS are very often literal words you will need to find.
o At the end of a level, you will have gotten enough clues to skip the remaining items on the list and move on to the next area. You can either choose to move on, or stay on the level to collect more points and thus a higher score.
o Hints are only limited to your score: hints cost 7,500 points each. After using a hint, the hint button will charge for a few moments before you can use it again. (Note: you can select "Unlimited Hints" in the game Options).
o To achieve higher scores: try finding two or more items on the list at a time before clicking/"finding" them– this will earn you 2,500, 3,500, 4,500 etc. extra points each per consecutive finds.
o Upon finding all 25 keys and reels, you will unlock to additional game modes:
-Unlimited Seek & Find allows you to revisit all locations and find all the hidden objects on those levels. There are over 2,100 objects to find!
-Match 3 Bonus Game allows you to play the Match 3 challenges separate from the bonus games at the end of each level.

II. Walkthrough
Level 1:
Locations: Beach House, Director’s Desk

Beach House (10)

Director’s Desk (10)

 

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Once you’ve collected enough clues, you will be taken to a Match 3 game. The goal is simple: turn all the gray squares blue in order to win. Turn squares blue by matching three in a row. Move pieces by clicking on the one you’d like to move and then the piece next to it you’d like to swap it with: you can only move/switch pieces that are adjacent to each other. If you’re in an area that needs pieces swapped but doesn’t have a possible alignment of three, line up three pieces in other places to change the layout of objects on the board: eventually you’ll get what you need. There are also pieces with arrows on either or all sides of them: match three with one of these pieces to turn a whole row, in the directions the arrows are pointing, blue. It’s possible to match more than three at a time or to get combos.

Level 2:
Locations: Aqueduct, Malibu Beach, Rodeo Drive

Aqueduct (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Crossword Puzzle (Bonus Level)
On the left is a list of words you will need to find. Click on the starting or ending letter of the word in the puzzle and drag it to the start/end letter to cross out the word. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Words may also be spelled backwards.

Level 3:
Locations: Health Spa, Purse, Sail Boat, Sand Castle

Health Spa (10)

Purse (10)

Sail Boat (10)

Sand Castle (10)

Matching Game (Bonus Level)
Click on the various tiles to find matching pictures/items. Note, they do not have to be exactly the same, but similar, i.e. Fish with fish, tooth to tooth, etc.

Level 4:
Locations: Roof Top Lounge, Salon, Surf Shop, Talk Show, Wild West Set

Roof Top Lounge (10)

Salon (10)

Surf Shop (10)

Talk Show (10)

Wild West Set (10)

Rotate the Pictures (Bonus Level)
Click on the circles to rotate them into their correct position. Your goal is to recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. It’s a good idea to work one horizontal row at a time, since if they are all aligned properly, the circles will disappear. This is a good area to pick up easy extra speed bonus points. The picture below has been numbered to show how many times you should click each tile to align it properly.

Level 5:
Locations: Film Strip, Gas Station, Kitchen

Film Strip (10)

Gas Station (10)

Kitchen (10)

Jigsaw Puzzle (Bonus Level)
Click on the puzzle pieces on the left and move them over their proper location on the picture board to assemble the jigsaw puzzle. Some pieces will need to be rotated: you can do so by right-clicking while holding that piece. You’ll know if a piece is correct if it lines up perfectly with the picture below.

Level 6:
Locations: Antique Car, Beverly Hills, Movie Premiere, Star’s Trailer

Antique Car (10)

Beverly Hills (10)

Movie Premiere (10)
(Note: Items from the list are circled in blue due to the area being so red.)

Star’s Trailer (10)

Swap the Tiles (Bonus Level)
Swap the tiles on the puzzle board to recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. You aren’t limited to moving pieces next to each other: you can swap any two pieces you like, even if they’re on opposite sides of the board.

Level 7:
Locations: Aqueduct, Director’s Desk, Hollywood Blvd., Home Theater, Sail Boat, Talk Show
Note: From here on out in the guide, it will be specifically mentioned if there is a key, reel, or badge available on the level. If you missed any from the earlier levels, now is your second chance to collect them.

Aqueduct (10)

Director’s Desk (10)

Hollywood Blvd. (10)
Note: Key, Reel, and Badge are available for this level.

Home Theater (10)
Note: Key, Reel, and Badge are available for this level.

Sail Boat (10)

Talk Show (10)

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Switch tiles that are adjacent to each other to make three-in-a-row or more combos to turn all the tiles blue. Match tiles with arrows to turn whole rows blue.

Level 8:
Locations: Film Strip, Malibu Beach, Rodeo Drive, Sand Castle

Film Strip (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Sand Castle (10)

Rotate the Pictures (Bonus Level)
Click on the round tiles to rotate them into their correct position. Your goal is to try and recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. Below are numbers on the tiles to show you how many times you will need to rotate them to get them into the proper position.

Level 9:
Locations: Beach House, Gas Station, Wild West Set

Beach House (10)

Gas Station (10)

Wild West Set (10)

Crossword Puzzle (Bonus Level)
On the left is a list of words you will need to find. Click on the starting or ending letter of the word in the puzzle and drag it to the start/end letter to cross out the word. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Words may also be spelled backwards.


Level 10:

Locations: Antique Car, Movie Premiere, Purse, Roof Top Lounge, Salon, Surf Shop

Antique Car (10)

Movie Premiere (10)

Purse (10)

Roof Top Lounge (10)

Salon (10)

Surf Shop (10)

Matching Game (Bonus Level)
Match the tiles on the board by clicking on them until you find a pair. Unlike the previous match game, you’ll want to find exact matches this time.

Level 11:
Locations: Beverly Hills, Director’s Desk, Kitchen, Sail Boat, Theater

Beverly Hills (10)

Director’s Desk (10)

Kitchen (10)

Sail Boat (10)

Theater (10)
Note: Key, reel, and badge are available for this level.

Jigsaw Puzzle (Bonus Level)
Complete the puzzle to get the next clue. You can rotate pieces by right clicking once you’ve clicked or are "holding" them. Your goal is to assemble the picture. Remember, you can check if the piece is in the right place because it will align perfectly with its background.

Level 12:
Locations: Aqueduct, Hollywood Blvd., Home Theater, Rodeo Drive, Star’s Trailer, Talk Show

Aqueduct (10)

Hollywood Blvd. (10)

Home theater (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Star’s Trailer (10)

Talk Show (10)

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Switch tiles that are adjacent to each other to make three-in-a-row or more combos to turn all the tiles blue. Match tiles with arrows to turn whole rows blue.

Level 13:
Locations: Beach House, Prop Store, Sand Castle, Surf Shop

Beach House (10)

Prop Store (10)
Note: Key, reel, and badge are available here.

Sand Castle (10)

Surf Shop (10)

Swap the Tiles (Bonus Level)
Swap the tiles on the puzzle board to recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. You aren’t limited to moving pieces next to each other: you can swap any two pieces you like, even if they’re on opposite sides of the board.

Level 14:
Locations: Antique Car, Film Strip, Health Spa, Malibu Beach, Purse

Antique Car (10)

Film Strip (10)

Health Spa (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Purse (10)

Crossword Puzzle (Bonus Level)
On the left is a list of words you will need to find. Click on the starting or ending letter of the word in the puzzle and drag it to the start/end letter to cross out the word. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Words may also be spelled backwards.

Level 15:
Locations: Beverly Hills, Gas Station, Movie Premiere, Rodeo Drive, Roof Top Lounge, Theater

Beverly Hills (10)

Gas Station (10)

Movie Premiere (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Roof Top Lounge (10)

Theater (10)

Matching Game (Bonus Level)
Match the tiles on the board by clicking on them until you find a pair. You can match exact pictures or similar pictures, i.e. Two different colored helmets.

Level 16:
Locations: Home Theater, Kitchen, Prop Store, Salon

Home Theater (10)

Kitchen (10)

Prop Store (10)

Salon (10)

Jigsaw Puzzle (Bonus Level)
Complete the puzzle to get the next clue. You can rotate pieces by right clicking once you’ve clicked or are "holding" them. Your goal is to assemble the picture. Remember, you can check if the piece is in the right place because it will align perfectly with its background.

Level 17:
Locations: Aqueduct, Health Spa, Hollywood Blvd., Sail Boat, Star’s Trailer, Surf Shop, Talk Show, Wild West Set

Aqueduct (10)

Health Spa (10)

Hollywood Blvd. (10)

Sail Boat (10)

Star’s Trailer (10)

Surf Shop (10)

Talk Show (10)

Wild West Set (10)

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Switch tiles that are adjacent to each other to make three-in-a-row or more combos to turn all the tiles blue. Match tiles with arrows to turn whole rows blue.

Level 18:
Locations: Antique Car, Beach House, Beverly Hills, Malibu Beach, Purse

Antique Car (10)

Beach House (10)

Beverly Hills (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Purse (10)

Rotate the Pictures (Bonus Level)
Click on the round tiles to rotate them into their correct position. Your goal is to try and recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. Below are numbers on the tiles to show you how many times you will need to rotate them to get them into the proper position.

Level 19:
Locations: Director’s Desk, Film Strip, Gas Station, Kitchen, Rodeo Drive, Sand Castle, Theater

Director’s Desk (10)

Film Strip (10)

Gas Station (10)

Kitchen (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Sand Castle (10)

Theater (10)

Crossword Puzzle (Bonus Level)
On the left is a list of words you will need to find. Click on the starting or ending letter of the word in the puzzle and drag it to the start/end letter to cross out the word. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Words may also be spelled backwards.

Level 20:
Locations: Home Theater, Malibu Beach, Movie Premiere, Prop Store, Roof Top Lounge, Talk Show

Home Theater (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Movie Premiere (10)

Prop Store (10)

Roof Top Lounge (10)

Talk Show (10)

Matching Game (Bonus Level)
Match the tiles on the board by clicking on them until you find a pair to retrieve the next clue.

Level 21:
Locations: Beach House, Health Spa, Hollywood Blvd., Salon, Star’s Trailer, Theater, Wild West Set

Beach House (10)

Health Spa (10)

Hollywood Blvd. (10)

Salon (10)

Star’s Trailer (10)

Theater (10)

Wild West Set (10)

Jigsaw Puzzle (Bonus Level)
Complete the puzzle to get the next clue. You can rotate pieces by right clicking once you’ve clicked or are "holding" them. Your goal is to assemble the picture. Remember, you can check if the piece is in the right place because it will align perfectly with its background.

Level 22:
Locations: Antique Car, Beverly Hills, Film Strip, Purse, Sail Boat

Antique Car (10)

Beverly Hills (10)

Film Strip (10)

Purse (10)

Sail Boat (10)

Rotate the Pictures (Bonus Level)
Click on the round tiles to rotate them into their correct position. Your goal is to try and recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. Below are numbers on the tiles to show you how many times you will need to rotate them to get them into the proper position.

Level 23:
Locations: Director’s Desk, Gas Station, Home Theater, Movie Premiere, Prop Store, Sand Castle

Director’s Desk (10)

Gas Station (10)

Home Theater (10)

Movie Premiere (10)

Prop Store (10)

Sand Castle (10)

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Switch tiles that are adjacent to each other to make three-in-a-row or more combos to turn all the tiles blue. Match tiles with arrows to turn whole rows blue.

Level 24:
Locations: Aqueduct, Beach House, Hollywood Blvd., Malibu Beach, Rodeo Drive, Roof Top Lounge, Surf Shop, Talk Show

Aqueduct (10)

Beach House (10)

Hollywood Blvd. (10)

Malibu Beach (10)

Rodeo Drive (10)

Roof Top Lounge (10)

Surf Shop (10)

Talk Show (10)

Jigsaw Puzzle (Bonus Level)
Complete the puzzle to get the next clue. You can rotate pieces by right clicking once you’ve clicked or are "holding" them. Your goal is to assemble the picture. Remember, you can check if the piece is in the right place because it will align perfectly with its background.

Level 25:
Locations: Health Spa, Kitchen, Prop Store, Purse, Sail Boat, Salon, Star’s Trailer, Theater, Wild West Set

Health Spa (10)

Kitchen (10)

Prop Store (10)

Purse (10)

Sail Boat (10)

Salon (10)

Star’s Trailer (10)

Theater (10)

Wild West Set (10)

Match 3 (Bonus Level)
Switch tiles that are adjacent to each other to make three-in-a-row or more combos to turn all the tiles blue. Match tiles with arrows to turn whole rows blue.

Final Area
Match the Clues
Match the clues you’ve recovered on the left of the screen to their proper outlines to piece all the evidence together.

Solve the Mystery
Once you’ve pieced all the evidence, you’ll be taken to a new area and type of puzzle. Click on the flashlight on the left to pick it up and find the light switch in the dark. It’s located below the camera near the lower left hand corner.

Now do the following:


1. Place the light from your inventory on its stand
2. Place the wheels from your inventory onto the front of the camera trolley
3. Click on the small crank to lower the camera
4. Use the wrench on the knob/bolt to open the camera and click on the red lever to make it roll


5. In the next screen, connect the cord to the disconnected ends to restore power to the TV
6. Place the cassette tape from your inventory into the TV/VCR to discover the code "214"
7. Click on the lock and put in the code "214" to unlock it
8. Pull the red lever to raise the curtain


9. Place the extra pipe from your inventory into its correct spot where the pipe is missing
10. Place the bucket from your inventory onto the rope end
11. Place the red wheel onto the water pipe and click on it to activate the water, voila!

Congratulations, you’ve found the missing film reel and completed the game!

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