Family Mystery - The Story of Amy Walkthrough, Cheats and Strategy Guide

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By David Tovey | Jul 8, 2009 |

Family Mystery - The Story of Amy Walkthrough

Welcome to Gamezebo's strategy guide for Family Mystery - The Story of Amy. As Amy looks through an album of old family pictures, she discovers her family's secret history. There are 31 Hidden Object scenes in all.

The game is divided into 19 scenes. 

This guide is divided into sections:

 

GENERAL TIPS (no spoilers)

  • The story for this game is very inconsistent with a lot of self-contradictions. So you can get the general idea of it, but don't try to follow too closely or it will just be confusing! At first I thought those were clues to a mystery, but they're not. They're just conflicting statements.
  • If you are trying to follow the story, remember that the album belongs to Amy's grandmother Jen. Melissa is Amy's mother. So if it calls someone Uncle Bob, it means the grandmother's uncle, who is Amy's greatgreatuncle.
  • Even though the album belongs to Grandmother Jen, some of the captions make it look like it belongs to Amy. The page about Melissa, who is Jen's daughter, is labeled "My Mother's Story." So quite often the story text doesn't match the captions.
  • The game itself is a Hidden Object game. You see a line drawing. As you find objects from the find list, those parts of the drawing fill in with color. When you find all objects, the entire photo fills in.
  • You can look at either the silhouettes of the objects to be found or a word list. You can switch back and forth between these at anytime by clicking on A or B at the bottom of the list. I found the silhouettes the most useful.
  • I found it very hard to tell what the objects were, even after I found them! Nothing is to scale, and the colors are not right for where they are in the photo. So a soft triangular shape might turn out to be a large beetle, a small hat, some kind of flower, or even a metal pitcher, but I wouldn't know until after I'd found it and the color filled in. And sometimes not even then! So just look for them as shapes.
  • The objects may be rotated in any direction, they don't have to point the way they do on the Find List.
  • You have a choice of two kinds of hints. If you click the hint button on the right, white sparkles will appear over an object. These are sometimes hard to see unless you're looking right at them.
  • If you click the hint button on the left, a big pink bubble will float from the bottom of the scene to the top. On its way up, it will pass over at least one hidden object.
  • If you take a long time between clicks, one of the hidden objects will wiggle a little to call attention to itself.
  • You can earn more hints by playing the mini-games. Otherwise they are optional. I have given the answer to the Quiz mini-game for each photo in its section.
  • When you complete a page in the album, you will go to the Family Tree and the next person will be unlocked.

 

SPOILERS!!!!!

WALKTHROUGH FOR ALL PHOTOS

  • There are 14 pages in the album, plus one bonus photo.
  • Each page can have from 1 to 3 photos.
  • Each photo can have 10 to 12 objects to find.
  • There are 31 photos altogether.

PAGE 1: AMY'S MOTHER, MELISSA

Melissa as a little girl

Quiz

What is flying in the sky?

An airplane.

Woodstock, 1969

Quiz

Which year was Woodstock held?

1969

PAGE 2: AMY'S FATHER, JOHN

Wedding Day, 1970

Quiz

What is in the bride's hand?

A bouquet of white flowers

Final Journey, 1970

What is Melissa Doing?

Waving

PAGE 3: AMY'S GRANDMOTHER, JEN

The album belongs to her.

Golden Gate Bridge 1937

What is flying off the man's head?

Toupee.

1942 Factory

How many boots?

Two.

Times Square 1945

How many flags?

Five.

PAGE 4: AMY'S GRANDFATHER, MAX

Although the caption says "Uncle Max," this is Amy's grandfather, Jen's husband.

Hoover Dam 1936

Quiz

Which states?

Arizona and Nevada.

Join the Navy 1936

Quiz

What instrument?

Bugle

Wedding of Jen and Max 1946

Quiz

How many weddings?

150,000 

PAGE 5: AMY'S GREATUNCLE, JACK (JEN'S BROTHER)

Magician, 1925

Quiz

How many spades?

13

Circus, 1952

Quiz

How many clowns?

4

PAGE 6: LISA, AMY'S OTHER GRANDMOTHER

Hollywood 1930

Quiz

Sign?

Hollywoodland

Mt. Rushmore 1941

Quiz

Which President?

Andrew Jackson

PAGE 7: JAMES, AMY'S OTHER GRANDFATHER

The family tree caption says James is a brother of Jen, but I don't think so. I think he's just Lisa's husband.

Empire State Building, 1931

Quiz

How many stories?

102.

Baseball 1933

Quiz

Which team?

NY Yankees 

PAGE 8: TOM, AMY'S GRANDUNCLE (JEN'S BROTHER)

Wall St 1929

Quiz

Day before what event?

Stock Market Crash.

Chicago 1931

Quiz

Ho many hats?

Four.

Hollywood 1955

Quiz

What is not in the picture?

Cockroach. 

PAGE 9: BRIAN, AMY'S GREATGRANDFATHER (JEN'S FATHER)

In his study, 1930

This picture is out of order in the album

Quiz

Parrot?

Smoking a pipe.

Harlem, 1920

This picture is out of order in the album

Quiz

Famous theatre?

Apollo 

PAGE 10: BOB, AMY'S GREATGREAT UNCLE (JEN'S UNCLE)

San Francisco, 1906

Quiz

Year of earthquake?

1906

Bank Vault, 1922

Quiz

How may bags?

Three

PAGE 11: SAM, AMY'S GREATGREATGRANDFATHER

It's hard to tell exactly because of the errors in the family tree, but I think this part of the story means that Jen's father's father killed Jen's mother's brother in 1922.

Wild West, 1890

Quiz

How many birds?

Three.

Bank Vault, 1922

Quiz

Animal standing?

Cat 

PAGE 12: STEPHANIE, AMY'S GREATGRANDMOTHER (JEN'S MOTHER)

Note that the picture on the family tree is wrong. It shows the little girl who is a customer in the grandmother's shop, not the grandmother.

Candy Store, 1905

Quiz

How many women?

Four 

PAGE 13: PETER, AMY'S GREATGREATGRANDFATHER (JEN'S GRANDFATHER) 

This picture is out of order in the album.

Ellis Island, 1892

Quiz

What does the dog have?

Sausages 

This picture is out of order in the album.

As a Servant, 1889

Quiz

What is not in the picture?

Tea Kettle 

PAGE 14: ANNA, AMY'S GREATGREATGRANDMOTHER (JEN'S GRANDMOTHER)

Princess Anna, 1885

Quiz

Which Family?

Hapsburgs

The Proposal, 1891

Quiz

The quiz asks what kind of dog "the girl" is holding, but it means the dog held by Anna's mother.

What kind of dog?

Chihuahua 

Now you will see a collage of all the photos. Click on it to go to the next step.

INSIDE COVER PHOTO: AMY'S TWIN SISTER

This picture makes no sense, since early on the story said that Melissa was 8 months pregnant when the plane her husband was flying crashed, that both Melissa and John died as a result of the crash, but that the hospital was able to save the baby (Amy). Yet here is a picture of a smiling, unbruised Melissa in a hospital bed holding two healthy beautiful twins. And the caption says this is the happiest day of Jen's life, when it should be the day her daughter Melissa died. Maybe it's part of a mystery that will be explained in the sequel, but I think it's just inconsistency in the story.

Twins, 1970

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