Golden Gate – Walkthrough

This walkthrough is divided into four sections. The first goes through the entire game, highlighting interesting and important places around San Francisco. The second section contains hints for solving specific puzzles in the game. The final section contains solutions for the puzzles.

Walkthrough

When the game starts you are standing in front of George Drussard’s house -- 2800 Broadway in the Pacific Heights area. Once you have retrieved the necklace (see below) a video clip will play near the stairway. If you enter the room on the left you will find a document sitting on the counter. Pick it up and read through it – this is the first Drussard letter. After picking up the letter turn to the right. In the next room you will find two closets. Inside one of the closets is a Jack-in-the-box. This is the first puzzle (Joey’s Toy). Solving the puzzle will give you some of Alex’s missing diary pages.

After you leave Drussard’s house head toward Chinatown. On a wall in an alley you will find an old chart posted on a wall. This cart is a clue to the Chart Puzzle on the Balcutha. After looking at leave Chinatown and head for Fisherman’s Warf.

Once you’ve reached Fisherman’s Warf find the Balcutha, it’s moored near Hyde Street Pier. Search the ship until you find the Chart Puzzle in one of the cabins. Solving this puzzle will give you the Avalon Necklace, which allows you to view video clips of the past. Make sure you look through the ship’s telescope after you solve the puzzle. Go back to 2800 Broadway and watch the video clip near the stairs.

After viewing the video clip head toward Lombard Street. As you climb the street you will find three odd bricks in the pavement. Note down the symbols on the bricks – you’ll need them later. Now head toward Chrissy Field.

Search around Chrissy Field and the grove nearby. You should pick up two things here -- a broken bottle containing more missing pages from Alex’s diary, and the Celestial Key. Also watch for a tree with hash marks carved into the trunk in the grove. After collecting everything find the video clip of Alex and Nate inside the grove. After watching the video hear toward Fort Point.

At Fort Point go through the tunnel and find the trash pile. Search it to find a pamphlet. Go to the top of the fort and look through the telescope. Leave Fort Point and go to Fort Gunnybags (the old mint). Solve the Magic Square Puzzle and go inside. Go up to the bell and solve the Bell Puzzle. After ringing the bell continue up until you find the vigilante letters.

Now go to Mission Dolores. Solve the Mission Tiles Puzzle, then search the tombs until you find a skull. Behind the skull is the Bestial Key. Get the key, then go to Golden Gate Park. Find the Esperance statue in the park and look at the designs in the corners.

Go to the Mechanical Museum at the Cliffhouse. Find the slot machine and solve the Egyptian Slots Puzzle. After retrieving the handle of the machine look around the museum until you Sutro Baths plaque. Head back to Fisherman’s Wharf and board the ferry to Angel Island.

After landing on Angel Island head to the Lighthouse. Solve the Lighthouse Puzzle, then go through the door and get the Ruby. Search the Island until you find the Bowsprint you saw through the Fort Point telescope. Solve the Angel Flute Puzzle. Get the Emerald and Sapphire.

Search the island until you find the clearing. This one can be tough -- you are looking for a shiny pink glow. When you find it pick up the Cryptogram and another Drussard letter. Now head toward the East Garrison and the Hospital.

Enter the Hospital and go upstairs. After you watch the video clip of Dr. Holden find the x-ray viewer. Look at the x-ray in the viewer, then look at Dr. Holden’s desk and pick up his journal. Leave the Hospital and go to Wallace Battery. Find the stove and get the Vestigial Key from inside it.

No go to the West Garrison and enter the Red House. Find and solve the 3-Lock Box Puzzle. Inside the box is the Caledon Treasure Map.

After retrieving the map go back to the Bowsprint and go up to the painted symbol of an Egyptian Eye. Take the rod you got from the Slot Machine and place it in the center of the eye. A cave will open in front of you. Go inside and find a letter from King William of Caledon and the treasure.

Congratulations – you’ve finished Golden Gate.

 

Puzzle Hints

Pacific Heights – 2800 Broadway, Joey’s Toy

Balcutha, Chart Puzzle

Fort Gunnybags, Magic Square

Fort Gunnybags, Bell Puzzle

Mission Dolores, Mission Tiles

Cliffhouse, Egyptian Slots

Lighthouse, Lighthouse Puzzle

Bowsprint, Angle Flute Puzzle

West Garrison, 3-Lock Box

 

Puzzle Solutions

Pacific Heights – 2800 Broadway, Joey’s Toy

Move the tines to the following positions from left to right (1 = bottom, 7 = top):

3, 7, 5, 1, 4, 6, 2

Balcutha, Chart Puzzle

If the chart pieces have never been moved toughing the following four handles will solve the puzzle:

Top-Right, Top-Right, Bottom-Right, Top-Left

Fort Gunnybags, Magic Square

Arrange the numbers in the following order:

4

9

2

3

5

7

8

1

6

 

Fort Gunnybags, Bell Puzzle

Set the four levers to (from left to right) Middle, Bottom, Bottom, Middle, then pull the handle on the right.

 

Mission Dolores, Mission Tiles

The correct arrangement of tiles reads:

William

tOf t

Caledon

(Died) 1789

Cliffhouse, Egyptian Slots

Set the wheels to Owl, Owl, Owl, then pull the handle.

 

Lighthouse, Lighthouse Puzzle

The quickest solution is to change the tiles in the following order: 4, 9, 2, 6, 7, 8, 3, 5, 1

 

Bowsprint, Angle Flute Puzzle

You must play four chords in the correct order to unlock the gems. In the following diagram a "-"means no hole is visible, a "o" indicates a visible hole. After setting the hole positions push the top of the ball to play the chord.

 

 

Right

Left

1

- o

- -

 

- -

o o

 

- -

o o

 

- o

o o

 

 

 

2

- -

o o

 

o o

o o

 

- o

o o

 

- o

- -

 

 

 

3

o o

- -

 

- o

o –

 

o o

- -

 

- -

o –

 

 

 

4

o o

o –

 

o o

- -

 

o o

o –

 

- o

- -

 

West Garrison, 3-Lock Box

There are two lids that you need to unlock. To unlock the first place the keys in the following order, left to right: Celestial (from the Grove), Vegetal (from the Wallace Battery), Bestial (from the Mission).

To unlock the second lid place the gems in the following order, left to right: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire.

 

Note: Opening to box incorrectly will return you to 2800 Broadway and you will be going insane as the Beast posses you (the screen colors will be distorted and the Beast will occasionally speak). To cure your insanity go to Mission Dolores and touch the Baptismal.