Sinister City – Game Introduction

Welcome to the Sinister City walkthrough on Gamezebo. Sinister City is a hidden object/adventure game played on the PC created by JetDogs Studios. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to how to complete Sinister City.

How to Use this Walkthrough

  • This walkthrough is meant to be used as a guide to assist in solving mini-puzzles and acquiring all items in order to complete the game. You may explore locations in the order you wish, this walkthrough is written to take the most direct route to the game’s finish.
  • Inventory objects will be written in bold. For the most part, inventory objects can only be found in specific, hidden object hunt type scenes. You can only pick up these objects once a search has been started (i.e., the items to find appear at the top left-hand corner of your screen). For example, at the beginning of the game, you have to go to a cupboard to find invoices. Within a few minutes, you will be sent back to the same cupboard to find keys. Although you could see these keys when you were looking for invoices, you could not pick up the keys because that search had not yet been initiated. Actions or dialogue will initiate a new search.
  • The walkthrough will state, “Use the inventory item on the blah blah,” because it assumes you have the item. If you don’t have the item, on your keyboard, press CTRL+F (at the same time). In the text box, type the name of the item you are looking for and press ENTER. This will scan this page for the appearance of that word.

Gameplay and Tips

  • This is a hidden object adventure game. You will move from location to location solving hidden object hunts, mini-puzzles and picking up items to use in order to proceed in the game.

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  • Your task appears at the bottom of the scene.
  • You have the choice of playing in either Casual Mode or Advanced Mode (explained below under Starting the Game).
  • Items collected will be added to your inventory (located at the bottom of your screen). To use an inventory item, click on it and click on the area it needs to be used.
  • Hint system: You have unlimited hints however it takes time to recharge between uses. If you play on Casual mode, it takes about 30 seconds, Advanced takes about a minute.
  • Hint system: If you click on the hint (bottom left hand corner of screen), the scene will change and show you the scene you are looking for and, if applicable, the item you are looking for will be highlighted.
  • Mini-puzzles: You can skip a puzzle. There appears to be no penalty. Once you are in a puzzle, you cannot leave it. The Hint button provides instructions to solve the puzzle.
  • There is no timer or point system.

Starting the Game

  • Profile allows you to add a new profile (player).
  • Options allows you to adjust the volume to the sound, and music. You can also change the full screen mode, turn on the tutorial and change the difficulty level.
  • Exit quits the game.
  • Play starts/continues the game.
  • When you press Play for the first time, you are given the choice of difficulty settings:
  • Casual Mode: Hints generate faster and your cursor will turn red when it hovers over an item/area of interest (i.e., inventory item, scene to search, etc.). It also offers a tutorial.
  • Advanced Mode: Hints take longer to generate and your cursor does not change colour when hovering over an item/area of interest. No tutorial is offered.
  • Options allows you to change the difficulty setting during the game.
  • Note: There were a few instances during game play when the cursor did not turn red when it hovered over an item of interest.
  • When returning to the game, you are offered to either continue the game or start a new game. Starting a new game deletes your current process. You will get an “are you sure” message. You are then asked to choose the difficulty.

Walkthrough – Hotel

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  • After the introduction, enter the hotel (click on the door). If you are playing on Casual Mode, notice your cursor turns red when hovered over the door.

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  • Click on the hotel desk clerk to talk to him. When you are done, click on the cabinet to the left of the reception desk (indicated by a 2 in the screenshot above).

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  • Find the invoices. Some items have to be moved in order to find the item. Click on the plate to move it to reveal an invoice. There are four in this scene. Once you have found four, click on the Back tab.

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  • Click the shelves behind the reception desk.

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  • Find the remaining three invoices. Click the Back tab.

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  • Click on the invoices to take them from the inventory and give them to the hotel clerk (click on him). He then asks you to find room keys. Click on the cabinet to the left of the reception desk.

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  • Find the keys. Once you have found three, click on the Back tab. Click the shelves behind the reception desk.

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  • Find the remaining four keys. Once you are finished, click on the Back tab. Give the keys to the desk clerk.

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  • Give the photo to the desk clerk. After the dialogue, you follow the clerk into another room.

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  • Click on the box in the right hand corner.

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  • Take the one disk and one crystal. Click on the Back tab. Go through the door on the right (indicated by arrow in screenshot above).

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  • Click on the cabinet.

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  • Take the two disks and the three crystals. Click on the Back tab. Click the suitcase.

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  • Take the one disk and one crystal. Click on the Back tab. Leave the room (doorway on the left).
  • From the inventory, take the disks and crystals and put them on the hypnosis machine.
  • Mini-puzzle:

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  • Match the wire colours. Starting at the end of a wire spindle, trace the long wire to the end node. Match it to the node on the other side. The Hint button gives instructions to solve the puzzle. A full solution cannot be given as this puzzle is different with each play.
  • After the dialogue, you change scenes.

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  • Click on the ladder to start a new search for ladder rungs. Go up the path (right).

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  • Click on the clock (indicated by a star). This triggers a search for clock hands and figures. Click on the windmill.

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  • Take the three ladder rungs, four figures and one clock hand. Click on the Back tab. Click on the hole in the tree (left of clock).

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  • Take the two ladder rungs and five figures. Click on the Back tab. Leave the scene by going through the doorway on the left.

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  • Put the ladder rungs on the ladder (indicated by a rectangle).

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  • Take the clock hand and four figures. Click on the Back tab. Go up the path (right).

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  • Put the clock hands and the figures on the clock.
  • Mini-puzzle: Position (click and drag) the clock pieces on the clock. The shadows of the missing pieces are on the clock. Start with the gears and then place the other pieces.

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  • The screenshot above lists the locations in which to place the objects. You don’t need to follow the order listed, just be sure to place the gears first. Match each numbered piece to its numbered location. The completed clock looks like the screenshot below:

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  • Watch the cut scene.

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  • Click on the windmill.

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  • Take the five mirror shards and one key. Click on the Back tab. Click on the hole in the tree (left of clock).

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  • Take the four mirror shards and two keys. Click on the Back tab. Leave the scene by going through the doorway on the left. Click on the ladder.

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  • Take the four mirror shards and two keys. Click on the Back tab.

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  • First place the keys on the lock, then place the mirror shards on the broken mirror.
  • Mini-puzzle: Jigsaw puzzle. Click and drag the mirror shards to complete the mirror.
  • The completed picture is below:

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  • Leave the room (left doorway). Click on the hotel clerk.
  • Mini-puzzle: Recreate Count Orlok.

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  • Use the arrows on either side to scroll through and find the proper drawing of Count Orlok.
  • The completed picture is below:

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  • After the dialogue, find the equipment.

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  • Go through the doorway.

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  • Click on the box.

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  • Take the Aspen stake, the two spellblades, the two amulets, the three cloves of garlic and the vial of holy water. Click on the Back tab. Go through the door (right).

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  • Click on the cabinet.

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  • Take the two Aspen stakes, the spellblade, the amulet and the three vials of holy water. Click on the Back tab. Click on the suitcase (left).

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  • Take the Aspen stake, the spellblade, the two amulets, the two cloves of garlic and the vial of holy water. Click on the Back tab. Go through the door (left) and out the door on the left. Choose any item from the inventory and give it to the hotel clerk.
  • Mini-puzzle: Rearrange the toolkit. Click and drag the vampire hunting equipment into its proper pocket (based on the silhouette).

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  • After the dialogue, find the map.

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  • Go up the stairs.

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  • Talk to the director (indicated by a star) to initiate a search for his script. Click on the cart at the end of the hall.

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  • Take the five pieces of the director’s script. Click on the Back tab. Click on the electrical panel (left of director).

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  • Take the four pieces of the director’s script. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Give the director’s script to the director. After the dialogue, enter your room.

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  • Take the map piece from the wall. Click on the dresser against the wall.

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  • Take the three map pieces. Click on the Back tab. Click the dresser beside the bed.

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  • Take the three map pieces. Click on the Back tab. Leave the room.

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  • Go down the stairs.

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  • Leave the hotel.
  • Mini-puzzle: Jigsaw puzzle. Click and drag the pieces to recreate the map. Click on a piece to activate it. If you need to rotate it, left-click to rotate the piece clockwise, right-click to rotate the piece counter-clockwise.

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Castle

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  • Click on the crane (indicated by a rectangle) to start a search for gears. Click on the bird in the tree (indicated by a star) to start a search for beads. Click on the barrel (beside the stone pillar). Take the leg (indicated by a circle). Take the the gas can (indicated by a circle). Use it on the barrel to the get the full gas can. Click on the tree stump (indicated by a pentagon).

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  • Take the garden clippers, three beads and two gears. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Use the garden clippers on the bush.

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  • Take the three beads and two gears. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Click the ground (indicated by a circle).

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  • Take the four beads and two gears. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Give the beads to the bird in the tree to get the gear.

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  • Put the gears on the crane.
  • Mini-puzzle: Position (click and drag) the gears.

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  • Use the full gas tank on the crane.
  • Mini-puzzle: Position (click and drag) the wire pieces to connect all the wires.

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  • Use the leg on the crane. Click on the castle door. After the animation, click on the door again.
  • Mini-puzzle: Connect the rope. Starting from the far left, click on a node to active the rope, then click on the node nearest it. Click on the same node again and then bring the wire to the nearest node. Continue until they are all connected.

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  • Go through the drawbridge door.

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  • Click on the cabinet.

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  • Take the crowbar. Click on the Back tab. Go up the stairs to the first door (indicated by rectangle in screenshot above).

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  • Talk to Nina. Leave the room.

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  • Go up the stairs and enter the door.

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  • Talk to Count Orlok to initiate the search for the truth potion ingredients. Leave the room.

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  • Click on the cabinet.

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  • Take the bat wings, two plant roots, two coloured vials and two flowers. Click on the Back tab. Go up the stairs.

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  • Use the crowbar on the chest.

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  • Take the two bat wings, two plant roots, coloured vial and flower. Click on the Back tab. Leave the room and click the area behind the stairs.

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  • Take the two bat wings, two plant roots and three flowers. Take the helmet, then take the coloured vial. Click on the Back tab. Go up the stairs to Count Orlok’s room.

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  • Click on the fireplace.

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  • Put the helmet in the fireplace, then add the bat wings, plant roots, coloured vials, and flowers. Once completed, give the potion to Count Orlok. After the dialogue, leave the castle.

Pose as an Actor

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  • Talk to the security guard. Once back at the hotel, enter.

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  • Talk to Mr. Lumiere (indicated by a star). Then click on the cabinet to the left of the reception desk.

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  • Take the tripod and the key. Click on the Back tab.
  • Use the key on the chest against the wall (indicated by a rectangle in the screenshot above).

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  • Take the film and the camera. Click on the Back tab. Use any inventory item on Mr. Lumiere.

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  • Go through the doorway and continue through the right doorway.

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  • Take the cloak (indicated by a rectangle). Click on the cabinet.

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  • Take the top hat. Click on the Back tab. Click on the suitcase.

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  • Take the vampire fangs, jacket, and theatrical make-up. Click on the Back tab. Return to the hotel lobby and use any inventory item on Mr. Lumiere. Leave the hotel

TV Studio

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  • Give John’s actor headshot to the security guard.

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  • Talk to the Ipkis (indicated by a star) to initiate a search. Click on the toolbox to the left of Ipkis.

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  • Take the three plugs and two chips. Click on the Back tab. Click the chest on the far right wall.

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  • Take the two plugs and two chips. Click on the Back tab. Click the locker to the left of Ipkis.

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  • Take the three plugs and chip. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Use a chip or plug on the generator.
  • Mini-puzzle: Connect the wires. Click on the tiles to create a continuous conduit of wires.

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  • Talk to Ipkis.

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  • Click on the locker.

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  • Take the four plush bats. Click on the Back tab. Click on the toolbox (left of Ipkis).

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  • Take the plush bat. Click on the Back tab. Click on the chest on the far right.

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  • Take the four plush bats. Click on the Back tab. Give the plush bats to Ipkis.
  • Mini-puzzle: Operate the camera. As the puppet Ipkis floats about, click on the arrows to keep the puppet in the centre of the scene. As the puppet floats left, click and hold on the left arrow until he sways right, then click and hold on the right arrow. Continue through the story.
  • If you fail, it will let you restart. You will get the rhythm.
  • Once completed, click on Ipkis to continue speaking with him.

The Therapist

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  • Click on the door (indicated by a rectangle). Press the green button on the intercom. Once finished, click on the newspaper stand.

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  • Click the sandwich board (indicated by a rectangle). Click on the Back tab. Click the orange mailbox (indicated by pentagon in screenshot above). It’s locked. Click the newspaper stand and take the key (indicated by a circle). Click on the Back tab. Use the key on the mailbox.

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  • Take the six coins. Click on the Back tab. Click on the newspaper stand.

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  • Place the coins on the counter (according to the position in the screenshot), now take the four books on psychology. Click on the Back tab. Click on the mailbox.

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  • Take the two books on psychology. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Use the books on psychology on the therapist’s door.

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  • Click on the cabinet (near the door).

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  • Take the two test cards. Click on the Back tab. Click on the door (centre of room).

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  • Take the four test cards. Click on the Back tab. Click the plant near the door.

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  • Take the two test cards. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Give the test cards to the therapist.
  • Mini-puzzle: Memorize the test card (ink blot). When you are ready, click the test card. Nine test cards will appear; choose the one that matches the original test card shown. The colours will be different.

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  • No solution can be given as the test cards are different each time. To me, they looked like faces. The trick I used was to determine where the eyes and mouth were and that helped me choose the correct test card. You are finished once the progress meter is complete.
  • The therapist needs her tea bags. Click on the cabinet (near the door).

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  • Take the five tea bags. Click on the Back tab. Click on the door (centre of room).

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  • Take the three tea bags. Click on the Back tab. Click the plant near the door.

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  • Take the two tea bags. Click on the Back tab. Give the tea bags to the therapist.

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  • Take the perpetual motion machine off the desk. Click on the door (centre or room).

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  • Take the three perpetual motion machines. Click on the Back tab. Click on the cabinet (near the door).

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  • Take the perpetual motion machine. Click on the Back tab. Give the perpetual motion machines to the therapist.

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  • Click on the table nearest the door.
  • Mini-puzzle: Sort the pills based on the colour of the cup.

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  • When a cup is displayed, click on the pill of the same colour to add it to the cup (i.e., if a yellow cup is showing, click on a yellow pill). Continue until there are no pills left.
  • Give the cup to the therapist. After the dialogue, leave the office (door on the right).

Count Orlok’s Wife

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  • Click on the Vampire State Building.

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  • Click on Count Orlok’s wife.

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  • Take the ventilation cover (indicated by a rectangle). Click on the waste basket under the desk.

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  • Take the screwdriver, two screws and fan. Click on the Back tab. Click the panel in the middle of the room.

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  • Take the three fans. Click on the Back tab. Click the small cabinet by the pillar (left of scene).

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  • Take the two fans and two screws. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Click the panel in the middle of the room.

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  • Place the fans over the vents, then place the ventilation cover, then add the screws. Click on the Back tab. Talk to Count Orlok’s wife.

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  • Click on the waste basket under the desk.

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  • Take the floppy disk. Click on the Back tab. Click the panel in the middle of the room.

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  • Take the three floppy disks. Click on the Back tab. Click the small cabinet by the pillar (left of scene).

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  • Take the three floppy disks. Click on the Back tab. Use the floppy disks on the computer.
  • Mini-puzzle: Position the tiles so they match the existing string of tiles. The first step is to separate all the tiles at the bottom so you can see them better. Start with positioning the larger tiles, then work your way down to the smaller tiles.

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  • The screenshot above tries to give the solution using colour. Each tile is highlighted by a colour and its proper location is highlighted by the same colour. All single tiles are highlighted in dark green. Apologies if some colours are similar or if users of this walkthrough are colour blind. If so, use the screenshot as a guide for the placement of the tiles based on their size.
  • Now you have to make coffee.

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  • Click on the panel in the middle of the room.

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  • Take the coffee machine. Click on the Back tab. Click on the small cabinet by the pillar (left of scene).

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  • Take the sugar and the coffee. Click on the Back tab. Use any inventory item on Count Orlok’s wife.

Free Nina

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  • Enter the castle.

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  • Click on the top door.

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  • Use the magic amulet on Count Orlok. Leave the room.

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  • Click on the cabinet near the castle door.

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  • Take the two Nina’s door seals. Click on the Back tab. Click on the table under the stairs.

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  • Take the two Nina’s door seals. Click on the Back tab. Go up the stairs and click on the first door.

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  • Click on the chest.

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  • Take the three Nina’s door seals. Click on the Back tab.

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  • Use the Nina’s door seals on Nina’s door.
  • Mini-puzzle: Swap the crystals so the same coloured crystals are with their matching coloured tiles.

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  • You can only move one crystal at a time. Click on a crystal and click on the position to place it. Crystals cannot jump over other crystals; they can only be moved into an unoccupied position along an unoccupied path.

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TV Studio (again)

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  • Talk to the director (indicated by a star). Go out the door.

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  • Click on the ladder (indicated by a rectangle) to initiate a search for ladder rungs. Click on the case (right of scene).

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  • Take the four bulbs and the two ladder rungs. Click on the Back tab. Leave the room.

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  • Click on the toolbox (beside the director).

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  • Take the bulb. Click on the Back tab. Click on the chest (right of scene).

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  • Take the bulb and ladder rung. Click on the Back tab. Go through the door (right).

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  • Put the ladder rungs on the ladder.

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  • Put the bulbs in the lamps. Click on the Back tab. Go out the door (right). Talk to the director. Go through the door (right).

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  • Remove all the toys (non-vampire props) (there are four in the larger circle). Go out the door (right). Talk to the director.

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  • Click on the cabinet (left).

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  • Take the three clapboards. Click on the Back tab. Click on the toolbox (beside director).

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  • Take the clapboard. Click on the Back tab. Click on the chest (right of scene).

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  • Take the three clapboards. Click on the Back tab. Go out the door (right).

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  • Click on the case (right of scene).

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  • Take the three clapboards. Click on the Back tab. Go out the door (right). Talk to the director.
  • Give the clapboards to the director.

The End!!!!