Game Introduction – Night in the Opera

Welcome to the Night in the Opera walkthrough on Gamezebo. Night in the Opera is a combination Match-3 and Adventure Game created by Angler Games. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints and a strategy guide that will help you make it through your very own… Night in the Opera.

General Tips

  • Game play is linear. Advance by solving progressively difficult match-3 games, completing hidden object scenes and solving puzzles.
  • Begin play by creating a profile name. 
  • Select Options to adjust the Music or Sound volume. You may also toggle the Full or Wide Screen selections.

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  • Game Modes (for the match-3 games):
    • Timed – Earn additional money by completing the game board within the allotted time. The more time remaining, the more money is accumulated. A level must be replayed if time runs out before the board is cleared. 
    • Relaxed – Games are not timed. No money is awarded for completing a level quickly. The advantage is having the time to set up more and/or longer combinations (combo) or driving up the score by making more matches.
    • Modes cannot be switched during game play. Change modes by returning to the Main Menu, creating a new profile and starting a new game.

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  • The Hall
    • This is the main transition area between Match-3 and Adventure modes.
    • Sparkling music notes on a door (A) indicate a new room to explore.
    • Sparkles on the Play button (B) mean it is time to go to match-3 play.
    • The glowing Journal (C) shows new information has been added.
    • Click the Store button (D) to purchase available Bonuses for Match-3 play.
    • Open the Menu button (E) to change Options, view Help or return to the Main Menu.
    • Area specific Help (the question mark) is available on every screen.
  • Adventure play
    • Solve puzzles and play hidden object scenes to earn match-3 bonus items, obtain inventory items or collect information to solve the crime.
    • A Journal is kept to record story information. A glowing journal indicates new information.
    • Hidden object scenes are indicated by floating yellow music notes. Items listed in red required an extra step to find or complete.

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  • Match-3 Play – Tiles
    • Plaster – Requires one match to break it.
    • Marble – Two matches must be made on the tile to remove it.
    • Tape – One band of tape needs one match to break. Two bands require two matches to remove it.
    • Sealing Wax – This is a blocking tile. Make four matches next to it to remove the obstruction.
  • Match-3 Play – Scoring
    • The Score reflects the how many and how fast matches are made. The faster the matches and the longer the combination, the higher the score.
    • A Combo is made by swapping two tiles and creating two or more groups of at least three tiles.
    • The amount of Money awarded is dependent on the score, time remaining in timed mode and tiles and combinations made. Money is used in the store to buy bonuses for Match-3 boards.

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  • Store – Purchase bonus items to help clear match-3 boards. 
    • Spray (50) – Refreshes tiles in a within a 3×3 highlighted area. It does not break tiles.
    • Scissors (60) – Cuts one strip of police tape.
    • Glove (150) – Swaps any two chips.
    • Hammer (250) – Smashes Sealing Wax tiles.
    • Acid – Not available *.
    • Pistol – Not available *.
    • Bomb (850) – Removes tiles and one layer of an obstacle within a 5×5 area.
    • Fuse (300) – Burns all tiles and the first layer of obstacles on a selected line.
    • Joker (100) – Acts as a wildcard. It assumes the same tile pattern in a line or column of two or more tiles.
    • Pick – Not available *.

* The released version of the game used for this walkthrough indicated these items were earned and available for purchase; they were not. Notes are made in the walkthrough when this occurs. Your release may include them depending on when you access the game.

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  • Bonus Tile Characters – Four bonus tiles (A) appear randomly in the game. Make matches of three or more of their masks to acquire the characters. If not used, they carry forward.
    • Kaleidoscope (pink) – Shuffles the entire board.
    • Wizard (green) – Randomly changes 20% of the tiles to the same mask.
    • Magician (aqua) – Swap up to 10 pairs of adjacent tiles within 10 seconds. 
    • Detective (yellow) – See all possible swaps for 10 seconds. Swaps can be made during the 10 seconds and new possibilities are shown.
  • Bonus Scoring
    • Beans (green inset) are earned by making a match of five or more tiles.
    • Hot Chocolate – Fill the pot on the game board with beans. Click the pot for a burst of maximum scoring that lasts 10 seconds.
  • Cursor Symbols
    • Eye – Information is available about this object.
    • Hand – Pick up an item.
    • Gears – Interact with an item.
    • Magnifying Glass – Zoom in on an area.

Walkthrough Tips

  • There are a number of misspellings in this game. They are not noted in this walkthrough unless they are confusing or they affect play. Mislabeled items in hidden object scenes are indicated.
  • Match-3 game boards are shown when new tiles or introduced or to explain a scoring technique. Later boards are not shown.

Chapter 1 – The Crime

Hall

  • Speak with the Director.
  • An optional tutorial is offered.
  • Read the new Journal entry.
  • Enter the sparkling door to the victim’s rooms,

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Look around the sitting room.
  • Take the CANE’S KNOB from beneath the chair (A).
  • Note the torn paper on the table (B).
  • Inspect the broken wine glass (C).
  • Check out the missing tassel on the curtains (D).
  • Click the Hall button when it begins to sparkle (E). This indicates there is no more to do right now at this location.

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Hall

  • Click the sparking Play icon to begin Match-3 play.
  • There are three levels to complete.

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Level 1

  • The goal is to break the white tiles and collect the four inventory items (A) by driving them to the edges or to the bottom of the board (B).
  • Inventory items in Match-3 play are not added to the inventory bar for later use. They only represent the number of items on the board that need to be cleared.
  • Plaster (white) tiles require one match to break.
  • Optimize points by swapping two chips (C) to form two or more groups of at least three chips (D) for a Combo.
  • Gain more points by quickly making matches. The bar at the bottom (E) fills to show the multiplier in effect for quick matches.

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  • The scoring summary translates into the amount of money accumulated.
  • Timed mode players receive additional money for any remaining time.
  • The number and type of tile cleared also contributes to the amount received.
  • Please see the General Tips section of this walkthrough for complete scoring information.
  • Click the “continue” tab to go to level 2.

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Level 2

  • There are no inventory items to collect on this board.
  • There are more plaster tiles and a barrier bar (aqua) to work around.

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Level 3

  • Create a match of five or more tiles (A) to receive a Bean.
  • Double click the bean to remove it from the board and add to the pot (B).
  • Click the full pot to receive a burst of energy. For 10 seconds the bar at the bottom fills and the matches made during this period are worth 4 times as much.

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  • Completing Levels 1-3 opens the Music Room door and awards a recording of “Carmen”.

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Music Room

  • Click the album cover to put the record on the turntable and lower the needle (A).
  • Press the play arrow (B) to listen. 
  • Stop listening by pressing the stop button (red) or exiting the music room by clicking the “hall” button.
  • Return to the Hall. Enter the Diva’s sitting room.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Play the hidden object scene on the makeup table.
  • Open the center drawer to find the Seashell and Lemon.
  • Drag the dark side of the moon (red) from the flowers to the full moon (dashed red). Take the Crescent.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the first Match-3 Bonus: Spray.
  • Click the Hall button.

Hall

  • Click the Store button in the lower right corner.

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Store

  • The purse (A) shows the amount accumulated from Match-3 play.
  • The cost per bonus is shown above it (B). 
  • Add (+) to or subtract (-) from the number (aqua) you wish to purchase.
  • Click to OK button to conclude the transaction and return to the hall.

Hall

  • Click the “Play” button to open Match-3 play.

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Level 4

  • The Spray and the number purchased now show in the Bonus panel.
  • There is a new pink tile on the board. This is a marble tile. It requires two sets of matches to destroy it. The first match turns the pink tile white. The second match breaks the tile.
  • Use the Spray to refresh a 3×3 area on the board (A).
  • Note that only the masks are changed (B). The Spray does not destroy either the plaster or marble tiles.

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  • Make enough Combos to create Beans and fill the pot (A).
  • Click the pot. Notice the bar (B) has filled to the maximum number of points for a match.
  • This lasts for ten seconds. 
  • A good strategy is to use this when there are multiple matches visible.

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Level 5

  • A new tile is introduced: the crime scene Tape (A). A single line of tape requires one match to break.
  • The boards are becoming more complex. Note the two Marble tiles in the corner (B). Keep an eye for matches to clear the odd angles on the board. This is especially important in timed mode.
  • Complete Level 6 to receive FLASKS WITH REAGENTS for inventory.
  • Enter the Diva’s room.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Look closer at the broken wine glass (A).
  • Put the FLASKS WITH REAGENTS on the glass to open a puzzle.

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  • The goal is to test the wine with the chemicals to find the poison used to kill to diva.
  • Pick up the dropper and dip it in the wine glass (A).
  • Put the sample of wine in the beaker (B).
  • Look at the directions for the tests (C). 
  • Pour the contents from the flasks into the beaker in the order indicated for the first test: yellow, orange, purple and blue.
  • If the test is negative or the input order is incorrect, pour the contents of the beaker into the waste container.
  • Repeat the above process, beginning with the wine, for each possible poison. The tests must be done in the order shown on the sheet.
  • The results are added to the Journal.

Hall

  • Go to the Store to replenish the Spray supply if necessary.
  • Play Levels 7-9 of the Match-3

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Levels 7-9

  • There is a new mask beginning with Level 7. Make four matches of the colorful mask (pink) to obtain the Kaleidoscope bonus. Clicking this bonus reshuffles the entire board.
  • The Kaleidoscope bonus carries over to future levels if it is not used. Regenerate it by making another round of matches.
  • A new tile has been added. Sealed Wax (aqua) is an obstacle that requires four matches next to it to remove it.
  • A good strategy is to concentrate on removing the wax obstacle so other matches can be made more easily.
  • Collect the “Faust” record after completing Level 9.

Hall

  • Listen to the new record in the Music Room if desired.
  • Return to the Prima room.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Put the horn (red) on the horse (dashed red). Take the Unicorn.
  • Drag the bars (red) to the stripes (dashed red). Take the Checkered Handkerchief.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Scissors.

Hall

  • Buy the Scissors bonus in the Store for 60 coins each. These are used to cut the crime scene tape.
  • Play the Match-3 levels.

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Levels 10-12

  • Beginning with Level 10, an extra strip of crime scene tape has been added to some tiles.
  • Two sets of matches must be made to remove the tape. 
  • Remember you can return to the Store between levels to purchase more bonus items by clicking the Hall button on the bottom of the scoring summary.
  • Receive a KEY for inventory after completing Level 12.

Chapter 2 – The Director

Hall

  • The door to the Director’s office is now open.

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Director’s Office

  • Explore the Director’s Office.
  • Peer under the sofa (A) to find the hidden compartment.
  • Use the KEY to open the lock (B).
  • Screw the CANE’S KNOB on to the top of the cane.
  • Speak with the Director. Receive Journal information.
  • Return to the Hall. Play the next set of Match-3 games.

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Levels 13-15

  • Stock up on Scissors to play these three levels. They come in handy (especially in timed mode) to free those hard-to-get taped pieces.
  • The Kaleidoscope bonus is also helpful to speed up play when matches get harder to find.
  • Receive the “Orpheus and Eurydice” record after completing these levels.
  • Return to the Director’s Office.

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  • Play the hidden object scene in the back right corner.
  • Remove the painting to uncover a safe and find the Hand.
  • Attach the pair of wings to the Angel.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Joker.

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  • Use the Joker as a wildcard to make matches.
  • It does not destroy tiles or obstacles.

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Levels 16-18

  • Drag the Joker around the board and watch for the highlighted areas around the tiles.
  • In the above screenshot the Joker creates a combo by serving as the third gold mask in the row and the jester mask for the two masks in the column.
  • Complete these levels to receive a PASSWORD.

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Director’s Office

  • Zoom in on the wall safe (A).
  • Put the PASSWORD on the combination dial (B). The dial automatically spins to the correct numbers.
  • Take the PAPER PIECES from the safe (C).
  • Return to the Hall. Enter the Diva’s rooms.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Look closer at the torn piece of paper on the table (A).
  • Add the PAPER PIECES to the table (B) to open a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Attach the pieces to the bottom of the paper based on shape and content. The pieces do not rotate. Correctly placed pieces lock into position.
  • The completed document is shown (C).
  • Speak to the Director and read the Journal.
  • Return to the Hall for the next round of Match-3 play.

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Levels 19-21

  • Level 19 introduces a new bonus character: The Detective.
  • Once activated (A), press the detective to show all possible swaps (B).
  • The swaps are shown for 10 seconds. Swaps can be made during this period.
  • This bonus also carries forward to other levels.
  • Receive the “Prince Igor” record for completing these levels.
  • Enter the Director’s Office.

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Director’s Office

  • Play the hidden object scene on the desk.
  • Open the center drawer to find the Orchid (yellow).
  • Put the skull (red) on the hat (dashed red). Take the Pirate Hat.
  • Combine the design (aqua) on the other (dashed aqua) to complete a Wind rose.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive a Bonus Fuse.

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Store

  • Purchase the Fuse to burn all tiles and the first layer of obstacles on a selected line.
  • Play the next three Match-3 levels.

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Levels 22-24

  • Put one of the newly purchased Fuses on a tile in a row (A).
  • Note the Fuse destroys all of the Plaster tiles and removes the Tape from the two end Plaster and Tape tiles. It destroys all first level obstacles. 
  • Complete all three levels to receive a MAGNIFIER.
  • Return to the Director’s Office.

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Director’s Office

  • Examine the glass and bottle on the desk (A).
  • Use the MAGNIFIER to read the label on the bottle (B).
  • Speak with the Director and receive information for the Journal.

Match-3

  • Play Levels 25-27. There are no new bonuses or tiles.
  • Receive the “Don Giovanni” album.
  • Return to the Director’s Office.

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Director’s Office

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Open the center drawer to find the Cake.
  • Open the box in the drawer to find the Compass.
  • Put the mouse (red) in the helmet (dashed red). Take the Diver Mouse.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Pistol.

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Store

  • Purchase the Pistol if you can.
  • The released version of the game used for this walkthrough was never able to collect the Pistol bonus.
  • A new bonus, the Glove, was added (dashed green).
  • Use the Glove to switch any two chips on the board. Use this bonus for tight areas where it is hard to align three of the same tile. It is also good for timed mode to complete a match.
  • Play levels 28-30.
  • Receive a TASSEL for inventory.

Hall

  • The Baritone’s door is now open.
  • Enter the Diva’s rooms first.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Look closer at the curtain (A).
  • Attach the TASSEL to open the curtains.

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  • Examine the windowsill.
  • Take the SCRAP OF CLOTH.
  • Return to the Hall. Enter the Baritone’s room.

Chapter 3 – The Baritone

 

Baritone’s Room

  • Zoom in on the coat (A).
  • Match the SCRAP OF CLOTH to the missing coat piece (B).
  • Speak to the Baritone. Receive new Journal information.

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Levels 31-33

  • Beginning with Level 31a new Bonus Character is available: The Wizard.
  • Match the new masks (aqua) to activate the character.
  • Once activated (A), press the wizard to change 20% of the tiles to the wizard’s mask (B).
  • Complete all three levels to receive “Eugene Onegin”.

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Diva’s Room

  • Go through the curtain on the left (A) to enter the bedroom.
  • Play the hidden object scene (B) on the bed.

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  • Dip the paintbrush in the yellow paint (red) to paint stripes on the Bee (dashed red).
  • Drag the eyeball (aqua) to the Eye (dashed aqua).
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive a Bonus Pick.

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Store

  • Purchase the Pick if you can.
  • The version of the game used for this walkthrough was never able to collect the Pick bonus. No new bonuses were available.

Levels 34-36

  • There are no new options to demonstrate. 
  • The Pick bonus would be great to use on the Marble tiles.
  • Complete these three levels to receive a GEMSTONE.

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Baritone’s Room

  • Zoom in on the cabinet (A).
  • Place the GEMSTONE in the vacant slot (B) to open a puzzle.

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  • The goal is slide the gemstones up and down to retract all of the blades (pink inset) to open the cabinet.
  • Each gemstone affects two blades. If the associated blades are in the down position, sliding the gemstone will retract them. If one is down and one is up, sliding the gemstone will reverse their positions.
  • There is no reset button and exiting the puzzle (to the main menu) saves the progress.
  • Please refer to the numbers above the gems in the screenshot to see the relationship. The following lists which gems control which the blades.
    • Gem 1 – 3 and 7
    • Gem 2 – 1 and 8
    • Gem 3 – 4 and 8
    • Gem 4 – 2 and 7
    • Gem 5 – 2 and 6
    • Gem 6 – 3 and 5
    • Gem 7 – 1 and 5
    • Gem 8 – 8 and 2
  • Solution. Assuming all blades are in the starting position, slide these gemstones: 1, 3, 5 and 7.

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  • Remove the WINE’S LABEL from the bottle.
  • Return to the Diva’s Rooms.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Look at the wine bottle and glass on the table.
  • Put the WINE’S LABEL on the bottle.
  • Speak to the Baritone. Receive new Journal information.

Levels 37-39

  • There are no new tiles or bonuses.
  • Complete the three levels to receive “The Barber of Seville” record.

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Baritone’s Room

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Dip the quill in the bottle of ink (red) to get an inky Blot (dashed red).
  • Use the knife (aqua) to open the oyster and find the Pearl (dashed aqua).
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Hammer.

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Store

  • The new Hammer bonus is great for smashing Wax Seal tiles.
  • If you are running short of money, click the minus sign on a seldom-used item to reduce the number and get more money. 

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Levels 40-42

  • Notice the Hammer removes the Wax Seal with one whack.
  • It does not affect the Plaster tile under it.
  • Complete the three levels to receive a CANDLE.

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Baritone’s Room

  • Zoom in on the fireplace mantle (A).
  • Put the CANDLE on the mantle (B).
  • Pick up the blank piece of paper and place it over the candle flame (C).
  • Click the paper to reveal a message.
  • Speak with the Baritone. Receive information for the Journal.

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Levels 43-45

  • Beginning with Level 43 a new Bonus Character is available: The Magician.
  • Match the new masks (aqua) to activate the character.
  • Once activated (A), pressing the magician allows you to swap adjacent non-matching tiles for a 10-second period.
  • This is good for creating matches in hard to get places.
  • Complete the three levels to receive the “Rigoletto” record.

Hall

  • The door to the Soprano’s room is now open.
  • There isn’t anything to do in this room right now.
  • Enter the Baritone’s room.

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Baritone’s Room

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Put the ship (red) in the empty bottle (dashed red). Take the Ship in a bottle.
  • Use the key (aqua) to open the padlock (dashed aqua). Take the Unlocked padlock.
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Bomb.

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Store

  • The Bomb is the most expensive bonus.
  • It is capable of breaking all obstacles one state in a 5×5 area.
  • If you would rather spend the money on other bonuses, click the minus sign on the icon to add the amount (850) to the purse.

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Levels 46-48

  • Move the Bomb around the board to choose the highlighted 5×5 area it affects (A).
  • Click to explode it.
  • Note the results (B). The Marble tiles become Plaster. The Tape is removed from tiles.
  • Complete the three levels to receive a HAIRPIN.

Chapter 4 – The Soprano

Soprano’s Room

  • Inspect the table (A).
  • Use the HAIRPIN to unlock the casket (B).
  • Remove the top of the bottle (C).
  • Speak to the Soprano to receive new Journal information.

Levels 49-51

  • Complete these levels to receive the “Valkyrie” record.

Hall

  • Enter the Store if you previously received the Glove bonus instead of the Pistol.

Store

  • If you have purchased the Glove bonus, click the minus sign to delete the purchases.
  • The next scene awards the Bonus Glove and wipes out existing purchases.

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Soprano’s Room

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Put the bird (red) in the cage (dashed red). Take the Caged parrot.
  • Use the lipstick (aqua) to get Red lips (dashed aqua).
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Glove.

Store

  • Repurchase the Glove bonus if necessary.

Levels 52-54

  • Complete these levels to receive a NOTE.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Zoom in on the piano (A).
  • Add the NOTE to the empty slot to open a repeat-the-sequence puzzle.

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Round One

  • Please refer to the color-coded keys.
  • Click them in this order: green, yellow, green, yellow, aqua, green and pink.

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Round Two

  • Click the keys in this order: pink, aqua, aqua, yellow, aqua, green, pink and pink.

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Round Three

  • Click the keys in this order: aqua (x4), yellow, green, green, pink and orange.
  • A compartment opens revealing a bird. Information is added to the journal.
  • Click down once to exit the scene. 

Levels 55-57

  • No record or inventory item is provided after completing these levels.

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Soprano’s Room

  • Play the hidden object scene.
  • Open the pouch (pink) to find the Star.
  • Give the Archer (dashed red) the bow and arrow (red).
  • Find the rest of the listed objects.
  • Receive the Bonus Acid.

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Store

  • This is another awarded bonus never available in this released version.

Levels 58-60

  • Complete these levels to receive a DIAMOND.

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Diva’s Rooms

  • Enter the sitting room.
  • Go left to the bedroom.
  • Examine the bird on the headboard.
  • Insert the DIAMOND in the missing eye socket (yellow) to release the KEY (pink).
  • Use the KEY to open the door to the secret passageway.

Chapter 5 – The Impresario

 

Impresario’s Room

  • Pull back the curtain (A) to reveal the lab.
  • Look closer at the lab table (B). Examine the pictures; open the diary.
  • Note the two missing pages.
  • Click the down arrow to exit the lab.

Levels 61-63

  • Complete these three levels and receive DIARY PAGES.
  • Return to the Diva’s rooms, enter the bedroom and continue through the secret door.

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Impresario’s Room

  • Zoom in on the lab.
  • Attach the missing DIARY PAGES.
  • Watch the final cutscenes.

Congratulations! You have finished playing Night in the Opera.