Mystery P.I. – Stolen in San Francisco – Game Introduction

Welcome the Mystery P.I. – Stolen in San Francisco walkthrough on Gamezebo. Mystery P.I. – Stolen in San Francisco is a hidden object adventure game played on the PC created by SpinTop Games. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to how to complete Mystery P.I. – Stolen in San Francisco.

A note about this walkthrough

Mystery P.I. – Stolen in San Francisco is a game that relies almost entirely on randomized objects. As a result, no two gaming experiences will be the same. Therefore, the guide, instead of being divided according to “levels”, will be divided into four sections: General Tips; Peace Signs, Keys, & Flashlights; Level End Mini-games, and The Final Puzzle.

General Tips

  • For the sake of the guide, Peace Signs will be circled in pink, Keys will be circled in green, and Flashlights will be circled in yellown. Collect all 25 Keys and Peace Signs to unlock bonus gameplay modes. Collect all 25 Flashlights to receive an additional +1 million score boost.
  • Objects listed in ‘quotes’ often require a specific action. I.e. ‘cut the butter’: use a knife on the butter stick, etc.
  • Objects often have more than one meaning, i.e. bat could refer to the animal or the baseball tool. It could even refer to a word in the picture ‘BAT’.
  • There are two modes available: Timed and Relaxed. This can be altered at any time from the Options menu.
  • Hints are available at the cost of a minor score deduction, and will recharge. For unlimited hints, check the Options menu.
  • The scoring system for Mystery P.I.: Stolen in San Francisco functions as follows:

-Finding a Hidden Object: +5,000

-Back-to-Back Matches: +2,500 (+ multiplier. Note multiplier does not work in relaxed mode)

-Perfect Investigation (all items): +25,000

-Time Remaining: +50 per second

-Hidden Key Found: +10,000

-Hidden Peace Sign Found: +10,000

-All Keys and Peace Signs Found: +100,000

-Hint Penalty: -7,500

-Random Clicking Penalty: -2,500

-Skip Puzzle Penalty: -10,000

Peace Signs, Keys, & Flashlights

The following section concentrates on the locations of the 25 Keys, Peace Signs, and Flashlights only. This section will be organized according to the order of appearance of each scene in the game. If you miss something the first time through, don’t worry: you can pick up the items in these scenes at any point of the game where these scenes occur.

  • Cable Car

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  • Crime Scene

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  • Japanese Garden

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  • Alcatraz

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  • House Boat

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  • Golden Gate Bridge

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  • Haight Ashbury

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  • Bunker

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  • Muni Light Rail

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  • Napa Valley

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  • Kitchen

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  • University

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  • Container Ship

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  • Theater Backstage

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  • Chinatown

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  • Aquarium

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  • Bus Stop

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  • Junkyard

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  • Factory

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  • Steiner Street

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  • Carousel

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  • Cash Register

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  • Museum

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  • Restaurant

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  • Barbary Plaque

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Level End Mini-games

This section concentrates specifically on the puzzles you will encounter at the end of each level. Puzzles will be listed according to level #.

Level 1

  • Click the differences between the two images to collect your next clue. The solution is shown below:

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Level 2

  • Remember and repeat the sequence shown by clicking on the appropriate icons to collect your next clue. Solutions may be randomized.

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 3

  • Rotate the tiles to match the picture on the left and collect your next clue. The completed picture is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 4

  • Make matches of 3 or more in order to turn all the gray squares blue. An example is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 5

  • Place the jigsaw pieces in order to complete the picture and collect your next clue. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 6

  • Swap any two tiles to complete the picture on the left and obtain your next clue. The completed picture is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 7

  • Find the words listed on the left to complete the word search and collect your next clue. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 8

  • Click on the differences between the two images to collect your next clue. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 9

  • Remember and repeat the sequence shown by clicking on the appropriate icons to collect your next clue. Solutions may be randomized.

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 10

  • Click to rotate the tiles to complete the picture. The completed picture is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 11

  • Make matches of 3 or more to turn all the gray squares blue. An example is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 12

  • Place the jigsaw pieces below; right click to rotate. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 13

  • Click to swap the tiles and recreate the thumbnail picture on the left. The completed picture is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 14

  • Click and drag over letters to find the words on the left. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 15

  • Click on the differences between the two pictures below. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 16

  • Remember and repeat the sequence shown by clicking on the appropriate icons to collect your next clue. Solutions may be randomized.

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 17

  • Click to rotate the tiles and complete the picture. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 18

  • Make matches of 3 or more to turn all the gray squares blue. An example is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 19

  • Place the jigsaw pieces below; right click to rotate. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 20

  • Click to swap the tiles and recreate the thumbnail picture. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 21

  • Click and drag over the letters to find the words listed on the left. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 22

  • Click on the differences between the two images. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 23

  • Remember and repeat the sequence shown by clicking on the appropriate icons to collect your next clue. Solutions may be randomized.

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 24

  • Click to rotate the tiles and complete the picture. The solution is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

Level 25

  • Make matches of 3 or more to turn the gray squares blue. An example is shown below:

Mystery P.I. - Stolen in San Francisco

The Final Puzzle

This section focusses specifically on the final puzzle of the game, which takes place upon completing level 25.

  • Place the strips to assemble the photo and locate the Missing Gold Bullion. The solution is shown below:

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Solve the Puzzle

  • Click around the scene and find items to help you solve the puzzle to find the stolen gold.

? 1. Restore the power: Click on the red outlet to hook it back into the TV: This will show you the appropriate locations for the levers on the power board. Move the levers so that they match the pattern on the TV/screenshot below to restore power.

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? 2. Restore the crane: Click on the puzzle on the right. Slide the dials as numbered below to slide the key into its proper location and restore the crane.

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? 3. Restore the controls: Use the screwdriver on the far right next to the thermos and the radio on the access panel below the power knobs to open it.

1. Use the light bulb on the broken bulb to repair it.

2. Use the wrench on the loose nut to tighten it.

3. Use the crowbar on the jammed debris to remove it.

Move the crane so that it’s positioned over the crate marked with an “X”, then press the button squared below to operate it.

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Congratulations, you’ve found the gold and solved the mystery!