General Information

  • When you first start the game, you will be asked to create a profile. You can create up to 3 additional profiles, for a total of 4. You are allowed a total of 8 characters for each profile name
  • Click on the Options button to adjust Music and Sound volumes, turn the Full Screen on and off, and view the Credits.
  • Click on Start Game, then Select Assignment. When you play for the first time, there will only be one.
  • Click on Easy or Normal for your chosen game mode.
  • Click on the Menu button, or press Esc on your keyboard, to Resume, change Options, exit to the Main Menu or Quit the game.
  • Please see the following screenshot for explanations of buttons on the game screen. To activate the Zoom feature, click on the button; to deactivate, right click anywhere on the screen. Your Journal will hold clues to solving some puzzles and minigames.
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  • Please see the following screenshot for explanations of buttons on the minigame screen. Click on the Help button to get instructions for the current minigame. The Skip button will be available once it’s fully charged. The Journal may hold information or clues for solving the current minigame.

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  • In Easy mode, the Hint and Skip buttons charge in 30 seconds, and the Change List button charges in 60 seconds. In Normal mode, the Hint and Skip buttons charge in 60 seconds, and the Change List button charges in 90 seconds.
  • If you use the Change List button, the list of items will change, but any items you’ve already found will remain “greyed” out.
  • Once you’ve completed all 3 stories, you can click on any of them and play the individual scenes or minigames.
  • You can Skip or quickly click through all cutscenes and dialogs with your mouse. Note: If you click to Continue, during a game scene, you may click on an object in a search list also.

Gameplay

  • In most scenes, you can collect objects in any order you like, however certain areas, or items, won’t be available until you complete another task.
  • Please refer to General Information for more detail on navigating scenes and using available features.
  • Before some of the Minigames, you’ll return to Dr. Artifact’s lab and use one of the machines to solve puzzles: The Projector (1), the Revealer (2), the Opener (3) and the Integrator (4). See the following screenshot for their locations.
  • If you choose not to continue to the next story, it will be available the next time you start the game.
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Notes:

  • It’s possible there will be an option to turn the Custom Cursor on and off, but not in the currently available game. Big Fish Games’ blog says it’s available, but customers are reporting that this feature is not in their purchased game. Perhaps, this will be added in a future update.
  • In Story 2, the image and name for the Disk, in Integrator Minigame 2, is different from the one on the Big Fish Games’ blog. In their blog, it’s called a Nebrae Disc, and is turquoise in color. In the customers’ game, it’s called a Boudi Disc, and is gold in color.
  • A number of customers are reporting frequent crashes (including this walkthrough writer). DO contact BigFish customer service and perhaps, an updated version will be released, soon.

Walkthrough

Watch the opening movie; at this point, you’ll be giventhe choiceto continue on your own or choose a short Tutorial.

Story 1 – The Key to the Forgotten City

Find the items (yellow) in the list. When complete, you’ll receive a Map. Note: your item list may be different.

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Projector Minigame 1

Click on the Projector (1 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Use the buttons at the bottom (green) to rotate the image; click and drag the image (blue) to move it into position. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the Axe (1), the Lever (2), use the Axe on the Key (3), collect the 4 pieces of Chain (magenta), use the Winch (A) to raise the Statue, use the Key on the Locked Chest (B) and use the Lever on the Large Rock (C). Find all 10 pieces of the Sarcophagus Seals: Sphinx (yellow), Scarab (blue), Pyramid (red). Note: some pieces will not appear until you perform certain tasks.

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Use the Sphinx, Scarab and Pyramid (green) on the slots in the Sarcophagus (1) then use the Lever (yellow) to open the lid (2). Collect the Key (magenta) then use it on the cover to the Sarcophagus (3).

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Find all 14 pieces to the Nefertiti Key (yellow) and use them on the Wall (green).

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Jigsaw Puzzle 1

Click and drag on each piece to move it; right click to rotate it. When they’re in the correct position, they will lock in place, and you won’t be able to move them again. Collect the Stone Disk (magenta – inset). See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Revealer Minigame 1

Click on the Revealer (2 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click on one of the chemicals (yellow), then click and drag your cursor over the picture to reveal which portions of the map react to each chemical. see the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items in the list (yellow). Note: your item list may be different.

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Find 9 leaves in the order they are attached to the vine (1 through 9).

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Find all 13 pairs of matching butterflies (a through m) and collect the God Head (green – note that the God Head doesn’t appear until you’ve collected all 13 pairs of butterflies).

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Collect the Broom (1) and the Spear Head (2) then combine them by clicking on one, then the other. Use it on the Panel (A) to deactivate the lasers. Collect the 4 Fuses (magenta) which will automatically go into the Electrical Box (B). After you complete the minigame, collect the Glue (3) then collect all the Statue Pieces (yellow). Use the Glue on each of the Statue Pieces then use each Statue Piece on the bases of the Broken Statues.

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Circuit Puzzle 1

Connect all the wires, from the energy source (red) to the receiver (green). Click on each connection to rotate them counter-clockwise; right click to rotate them clockwise. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. When complete, click on the lid of the Chest (cyan). Note: your item list may be different.

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Locks and Seals Puzzle

Remove the 11 Locks (yellow) and 7 Seals (cyan) and collect the Anubis head (magenta – inset).

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Projector Minigame 2

Click on the Projector (1 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Use the buttons at the bottom (green) to rotate the image; click and drag the image (blue) to move it into position. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Opener Minigame 1

Click on the Opener (3 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click and drag the Receiver bar to the left or right (green). Click and rotate the Emitter Wheels clockwise or counter-clockwise (cyan) to adjust the spacing between the light rays. The object is to line up all 5 light rays with the 5 Receivers. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different. Click on the Display Case (cyan), behind the Piece of Tablet.

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Find all 14 Statuettes (green). When complete, a panel opens on the right (yellow – inset); collect the half of Ra’s head.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Collect the Shovel (1) and use it on the pile of rubble. Collect the Pickaxe (2) and use it on the rock wall. Collect the Pruning Shears (3) and use it on the vines. Collect the Disk (4), combine it with the head of Ra and use it in the center slot above the door. Collect the pieces of the Tablets (yellow), use the Tablets (magenta) in the slots above the door, and use the Ankh (cyan) on the tablet with the empty slot.

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Find all 17 pieces of the Hex Key (yellow) and use them on the door.

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Jigsaw Puzzle 2

Click and drag on each piece to move it; right click to rotate it. When they’re in the correct position, they will lock in place, and you won’t be able to move them again. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Congratulations, you’ve completed Story 1. Watch the ending movie and click Yes to continue to story 2.

Story 2 – The Ghosts of Artifacts Past

Collect 19 of the 20 pieces of the Photo (yellow) and click on the Panel (cyan) in the back of the truck.

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Find all 25 scraps of Paper (yellow) including the remaining piece of the Photo (cyan).

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Integrator Minigame 1

Click on the Integrator (4 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click and drag on each piece to move it; right click to rotate it. When they’re in the correct position, they will lock in place, and you won’t be able to move them again. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Projector Minigame 3

Click on the Projector (1 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Use the buttons at the bottom (green) to rotate

the image, click and drag the image (blue) to move it into position. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Collect the Hammer (1) and use it on the bottom corner of the Headstone (A). Collect the Crowbar (2) and use it on the side of the Wheelbarrow (B). Collect the Shovel (3) and find the pieces of the Headstone Plate (yellow). Use the Headstone Plate (magenta) in the empty space on the Headstone (C).

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Find all 4 pieces of the Cross (green) and 3 of the 4 pieces of the Bell (yellow). Click on the Tree (1), complete the minigame and collect the remaining piece of the Bell. Use the Key on the Church Door (2), use the Bell on the Steeple (3) and use the Shovel on the Ground (4) under the Tree.

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Find all 20 Birds (yellow) in the Tree (1).

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Find all 9 pieces of the Lock Mechanism (yellow) and use it on the Chest (cyan). Complete the minigame and collect Disk Part 2 (magenta) from the Chest.

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Opener Minigame 2

Click and drag the Receiver bar to the left or right (green). Click and rotate the Emitter Wheels clockwise or counter-clockwise (cyan) to adjust the spacing between the light rays. The object is to line up all 8 light rays with the 8 Receivers. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Integrator Minigame 2

Click on the Integrator (4 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click and rotate (red) each ring (in either direction) to match up with the stationary outer ring. Once a ring is in the correct location, it will lock into place. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. When complete, click on the Stained Glass Window (1), complete the minigame and click on the Hatch (2). Note: your item list may be different and some areas won’t be available until you complete tasks.

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Jigsaw Puzzle 3

Click and drag on each piece to move it; right click to rotate it. When they’re in the correct position, they will lock in place, and you won’t be able to move them again. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Note the words (white) “Prayer” and “Faith.” Collect the Crowbar (A), Knife (B), Cupboard Handle (C), Organ Keys (a), 4 of 5 Books (yellow). Use the Crowbar (A) on the Loose Tile (1) and collect the Skull (D). Use the Knife (B) on the Rope (2) and collect the Rope (E) and the Torch (F). Use the Torch (F) on the Empty Holder (3), collect the Key (G), use it on the Book (4) and collect the Organ Keys (b). Use the Skull (D) on the Stand (5) and collect the Handle (H). Use the Cupboard Handle (C) on the Cupboard (6) and collect the Organ Keys (c) Use the Rope (E), then the Handle (H), on the Mechanism (7), click on the Handle and collect the last Book (yellow). Use the Books on the Book Shelves (8).

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Place the Books on the Shelves in the empty spaces, in correct alphabetical order. After you place the books on the shelves, click on each book to spell the word FAITH, in that exact order. See the following screenshot for the solution. Note: your books may be in a different, initial order.

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Clock Puzzle

After the door opens, click on the Mechanism. Click and rotate the Hands so the opening at the tip of each hand is over the same color as that on the base of each hand. The Blue hand moves all three hands, the Red hand moves itself and the Green hand and the Green hand only moves itself. See the following screenshots for a diagram and the solution.

  1. Move the Blue hand (A) from 10:00 o’clock to 12:00 o’clock (1). The Red hand will move to 11:00 o’clock and the Green hand will move to 7:00 o’clock.
  2. Move the Red hand (B) to the 3:00 o’clock position (2). The Green hand will move to 11:00 o’clock.
  3. Move the Green hand (C) to the 9:00 o’clock position (3).
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Click on the Cabinet (1). When you’ve found all the Organ Keys, click on the Organ (2). Use the Organ Keys on the keyboard. Note: you only need to use one of the Organ Keys; the rest will automatically be used.

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Find all 15 Organ Keys (green).

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Note the letters carved into the wood below the keys: A R P E G Y O (yellow). Look at your Notebook for a clue, or look at the screenshot for the solution.

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Remove all 15 boards, beginning with the topmost board. Note: you can’t remove a board if it’s covered by another. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Collect all 3 Gears (yellow) and 2 of 3 Handles (green). Use the Gears, from largest to smallest, in the bottom Circle (1), solve the Circle Puzzle, collect the 2 crosses (magenta) and place in the empty slots (2). Note the Faces (bottom left) and the Numbers (bottom right) in the base of the altar (white).

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Circle Puzzle 1

Click and rotate (in either direction) each ring until the Sun Face locks into place. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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There are now 4 puzzles on the Altar. You must solve A in order to solve B, and you must solve 1 in order to solve 2. Click on A then complete B; Click on 1 then complete 2 – solve them in that order. Note: you may complete 1 and 2 before you complete A and B, if you like.

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Puzzle A

Click on each square to rotate them into the correct position. When you’ve solved the puzzle, collect the Black Statuette (cyan – inset). See the following screenshot for the solution. Note the arrangement of the 5 blocks of color (yellow).

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Puzzle B

Using the clue (the arrangement of 5 blocks of color) from Puzzle A, click on each color in the puzzle, in the order shown (white). When you’ve solved the puzzle, collect the Black Statuette (cyan – inset) and the Golden Arrow (yellow). Use the Golden Arrow on the Compass. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Puzzle 1

Each time you click on a square, it changes its state and the state of the blocks adjacent to it (above, below, left or right). If the space is empty, it will be filled, and vice versa. The object is to fill in all the squares so you have a complete picture. There is a simple, step by step solution, but I didn’t manage to get it before I accidentally solved the puzzle. When you’ve solved the puzzle, collect the Black Statuette (cyan – inset). Note the clue (green). See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Puzzle 2

Using the clue from Puzzle 1, click on the compass directions to solve the puzzle: N E W S. When complete, collect the remaining Handle (green). See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Place each of the Black Statuettes into the Niches (cyan), check your Journal for the clue (it’s also located on the base of the altar, at the left), then click on each Statuette until they’re facing in the directions shown in the clue (green).

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Use the Handles (green) on the Safe (1), enter the combination from the clue (2) and collect the Manuscript (3).

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Revealer Minigame 2

Click on the Revealer (2 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click on one of the chemicals (yellow), then click and drag your cursor over the picture to reveal which portions of the manuscript react to each chemical. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Place the Disk (1) and the Cross (2) on the Altar (A). Find the Key (3) and use it on the Chest (B). Collect the Axe (4) and use it on the Bare Tree (C). Use the Twig (5) and on the Grass (D). Find the 8 pieces of the Stones (yellow) and use them in the spaces on the Lintels (E) in the order shown in the Journal (red – inset). Note: some items and areas won’t be available until you find certain items or perform certain tasks.

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Press the Buttons (A) in the correct order, from the clue in the Journal (red – inset). Find all 4 pieces of the Shield (white) and 2 pieces of the Sword (blue) and place them in the Altar (B).

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Click on the Stone in the indicated spots to break it open. Note: If you have your sound OFF, you will see a large cloud of DUST. If you have your sound ON, you will also hear a very loud THUMP. You may need to hit it in a few spots before you get the correct one. Click on it several times to crack the stone.

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Congratulations, you’ve completed Story 2. Watch the ending movie and click Yes to continue to story 3.

Story 3 – Artifacts from Afar

Find the items (yellow) in the list. When complete, click on the Safe (1), complete the puzzle and collect the Manuscript Page (2). Note: your item list may be different.

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Map Puzzle

Look at the Journal for the correct orientation of all 6 wheels (blue – inset). Click and rotate (in either direction) each wheel until the correct Symbol (magenta) is beneath each White Arrow (red). See the following screenshots for the solution.

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Revealer Minigame 3

Click on the Revealer (2 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click on one of the chemicals (yellow), then click and drag your cursor over the picture to reveal which portions of the map react to each chemical. see the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Opener Minigame 3

Click on the Opener (3 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click and drag the Receiver bar to the left or right (green). Click and rotate the Emitter Wheels clockwise or counter-clockwise (cyan) to adjust the spacing between the light rays. The object is to line up all 10 light rays with the 10 Receivers. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find all 21 Gear Parts (cyan).

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Integrator Minigame 3

Click on the Integrator (4 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click and drag on each piece to move it; right click to rotate it. When they’re in the correct position, they will lock in place, and you won’t be able to move them again. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Use Safe Mechanism 1 (a) on the Safe (1). Collect the Dust Rag (b) , Gold Key (c) and Crowbar (d). Use the Dust Rag (b) on the Mirror (2), use the Key (c) on the Trunk (3) and use the Crowbar (d) on the Loose Floor Board (4). Collect all 12 pieces of Safe Mechanism 2 (yellow); use Safe Mechanism 2 (e) on the Safe (1).

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Collect the Silver Key (a) and use it on the Right Drawer (1). Collect the Knife (b) and use it on the Chair Cushion (2) and the Left Drawer (3). Use the Crowbar (c) on the Carpet (4). Collect all 12 Fuses (yellow) and use them (d) on the Electric Lock (5) Complete the Circuit Puzzle then collect the Manuscript Page (red – inset).

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Circuit Puzzle 2

Connect all the wires, from the energy source (red) to the receiver (green). Click on each connection to rotate them counter-clockwise; right click to rotate them clockwise. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Collect the Knife (a) and use it on the Tarp (1). Collect the Key (b) and use it on the Lock (2). Collect the Anchor (red) and piece of Wood (yellow); collect the other 2 pieces of Wood (yellow). Use the Wood on the Plank (3), use the Plank on Boat 1 (4) and collect the Reel (white) and Rope (blue). Collect the Shovel (pink) and the Gun Stock (purple). Click on the lid to the Locker (5), use the Shovel (pink) on the Sand (6) and collect the Harpoon Spear (orange).

Combine the Harpoon Spear and the Gun Stock (A), combine the Anchor and Rope (B), combine the Harpoon Gun and the Reel (C) and combine the Harpoon/Reel and the Anchor/Rope (D). Use the Harpoon/Anchor on Boat 2 (E).

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Collect the 2 Hooks, the Chain and the Winch Handle (yellow). Use the Hooks on the Chains (1), use the Chain on the Winding Drum (2), use the Winch Handle on the Winch (3) and click on the Winch (4) to raise Boat 2 (red – inset). Click on the Chest (green) to put it on the dock. The Chest is locked; find the Key, unlock the Chest and collect the Periscope Part (5).

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Find all 20 keys (green):

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Collect the Red Handle (green) and 6 Gears (yellow). Click on the Fishing Pole (1), collect the Bobber (red), use the Bobber on the Bell (2), click on the Bell and collect the Key (magenta). Use the Key on the Lunch Box (3) and collect the Knife and the Cheese (orange). Use the Gears on the Lift (4). Complete the Gear Puzzle then use the knife on the Net (5).

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Gear Puzzle

Click and drag the 6 Gears into place. When you’ve placed them correctly, they’ll lock in place. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Collect the Cage (red), use the Cage on the Mouse (1), use the Cheese on the Cage (2) and collect the Hatch Handle (yellow – inset). Use the Hatch Handle on the Hatch (3), collect the Lift Handle (green) and use it on the Lift (4). Click on the Fish (5) for an object search.

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Find all 18 Fish (yellow) and collect the Raft Nozzle (magenta – inset).

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Click on the Lift (1), use the Valve Handle on the Periscope Box (2) and click to open. Collect the Pump (green) and use the Nozzle and the Pump on the Raft (3 & 4). Collect the Periscope Visor (yellow) and use it on the Periscope Box (5). Click on the Locker (6), collect the Periscope Part (blue) and use the Periscope Parts on top of the Periscope Box (7). Click on the Periscope Visor to see your next destination.

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Pull the Lever (1), collect the Machete (red) and use it on the Roof (2). Collect the Pestle (green) and use it on the Vase (3). Click on the Fruit Crate (4) for an object search. When complete, use the Alien Fork on the Force Field (5) and collect the 6 Alien Batteries (magenta). Use the Alien Batteries on the Robot (6) and click on the Center (7).

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Find all 21 Forks (red) including the strange Alien Fork (cyan).

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Use the Machete on the Watermelon (1), collect the Alien Key (magenta) and use it on the Machine (2), collect Pentagram Key (red), use it on the Cart (3). Find all 12 pieces to the Console, use it on the Video Display (4).

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Press the Red Button (1) on the Console, collect all 6 Planets (magenta) and use them on the Locked Box (2). When you’ve completed the Puzzle, collect the Alien Skull (green).

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Planet Puzzle

Click and rotate the Planets (in either direction) until they’re all in the correct order, as shown in the Journal (magenta- inset). See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Revealer Minigame 4

Click on the Revealer (2 – see the screenshot in the Gameplay section). Click on one of the chemicals (yellow), then click and drag your cursor over the picture to reveal which portions of the map react to each chemical. See the following screenshot for the solution.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Find the items (yellow) in the list. Note: your item list may be different.

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Use the Calendar on the Altar (1), collect the Machete (a), Matches (b), Straw (c) and 3 pieces of Rope (magenta). Use the Machete on the Shrubs (2), collect the Long Pole (d), use the Machete on the Manhole Cover (3) and click on the Rope (4). Combine the Long Pole and the Straw, use the Torch (blue) on the Square Hole (5) and use the Matches on the Torch (6). Collect all 8 pieces of Tile (yellow), place them in the Columns (7 & 8) according to the clue in the Journal (red – insets)

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Place the Skull on top of the Left Column (1), collect the Pole (green) and use it on the Loose Stone (2), collect all 4 pieces of the Tiles (yellow) and use them on the Columns (3 & 4) according to the clues in the Journal (red – insets), then Click on the Lock (5) and complete the Puzzle.

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Lock Puzzle

Click and rotate (in either direction) each piece until they all line up.

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Congratulations, you’ve completed Story 3! Watch the ending movie and the credits.

You have now unlocked all 3 stories and can play any scene you like. Note: if you exit before you complete your scene, your progress won’t be saved for that scene. See the following screenshot.

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