Solution (and Hints) for The 11th Hour: The Sequel To The 7th
1.} After the whole intro sequence (PG rating. Bastards.),
you'll wind up in the Foyer. Look familiar? Head off to the
right and go into the Library. Turn till you're facing the
fireplace. Note there's a bottle there. Your first "treasure
hunt" clue from the GameBook is "Winter Coat Worn For A Mixer."
Well, "Winter Coat" is actually an anagram for "Tonic Water."
So grab the bottle of tonic water. You get a new, short video
sequence. Now, since you're here, walk over to the bookshelf.
Note you get the pulsing brain icon when you sweep the cursor
across that area. Click on it, and you'll see a row of eight
books. The object is to put all the green books on the left,
and all the red books on the right. You can only move adjacent
pairs, and it has to be done in four moves. So, if the books
are set up like this:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Click on the line between 2&3 (they'll move to slots "9&10" on
the right) Then click on the line between 5&6 (they'll move to
the now open 2&3 slot) Then click on the line between 8&9, to
move those to the now open 5&6. Finally, click on 1&2 to move
them to slots 8&9. Puzzle solved, Library done.
2.} Exit the library and go upstairs. Using the GameBook's
map, you'll note that Brian Dutton's room is now open. Go in.
You'll note that your next clue is "Rolling rock, bottle cap."
Bottle cap...and rock is an anagram of "cork." You need a cork.
On the floor to the left of the old television, there's an
overturned, empty bottle of champagne. Grab the cork. This'll
open the Picture Gallery. There's also a cash register in
Dutton's room, and it's a puzzle. The idea is to get each half
of the register display to show the same amount. The amount
needed in each half is 81 cents. So, if the keys are set up
5 5 1 25 5 5 10 10
5 25 10 25 10 10 1 10
Press the left five keys in the top row, and then the left
three keys in the bottom row. That's all there is to that one.
Alternately, you can press the entire top row of keys, and then
the leftmost and rightmost keys on the bottom row...that'll
work, too. There are at least two other solutions, but hey,
this a walkthrough, not a "gimme every possibility in the world"
3.} Check your GameBook again. You wind up with "Artsy, excited
lecher." Anagram time again. Artsy is an anagram of "satyr."
Ya gotta find a satyr. (don't even try to tell me you don't know
what that is). Go back down to the Foyer, and check the table
to the left of the staircase. You'll see there's a section of
chessboard on it. Fans of The 7th Guest know what this
means...a pain in the ass. Anyway, the object of this puzzle in
this one is to reverse the positions of the knights; you can't
move a knight off the chessboard, either, which is a bit
strange. This is not all that simple. Even the GameBook hint
thingy says it takes 40 moves. So, here's the 40 move solution.
If the board is set up like this:
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Then, follow this move sequence: Knight at 1 to 4, then to 10,
then to 2, then to 8.
Knight at 7 to 1, then to 4, then to 10, then to 2.
Knight at 5 to 7, then to 1, then to 4, then to 10.
Knight at 6 to 4, then to 1, then to 7, then to 5.
Knight at 10 to 4, then to 1, then to 7.
Knight at 2 to 10, then to 4, then to 1.
Knight at 8 to 2, then to 10, then to 4, then to 6.
Knight at 1 to 4, then to 10, then to 2.
Knight at 7 to 1, then to 4, then to 10.
Knight at 6 to 4, then to 1, then to 7.
Knight at 10 to 4, then to 1.
Knight at 2 to 10, then to 4, then to 6. 40 moves, puzzle
4.} Well, you've still got to find that satyr. Check the clock
by the chessboard. Check the bottom section with the unmoving
pendulum. It's a secret passage to the Portrait Gallery.
Wander around until you find a painting with a fallen statue
piece (a body section) under it. Look at the painting above
it...a nude woman figure struggling with, you guessed it, a
satyr. Click on the satyr for another video sequence. Note:
Don't do the puzzle in this room yet; it triggers the end of the
"7 P.M." hour when you solve it. Check the GameBook for your
next clue..."A Heart Attack Could Put You In The Ground."
5.} No problem. Heart is an anagram for "Earth," and "ground"
is another hint to that. There's a globe in the Library. Go
back to the library and touch the globe. You'll get another
video sequence. Now, the Game Book says you want
"BattleGround." Wonderful. ANOTHER anagram. "Battle" is an
anagram for "Tablet." The tablet you want is in a room that
isn't open yet. Go back up to Dutton's room, and click on the
closet door (it's a bit tricky to get there, but you'll make it
eventually). This takes you to the Chapel. Go through here to
the arched doorway in the back, and go through into the Lab.
Head to the puzzle on the cabinet. This one's an Artifical
Intelligence game. You've got to get the mouse to go into the
orange hole. Placing a maze piece in a row causes the other
pieces in the row to slide over, or placing one in a column
causes the column to slide up or down. Worse yet, you can't put
a piece at a row that Stauf played on the last turn. After you
place a piece, you can move the mouse to any location along the
newly created path. As this is an AI game, you'll find this is
incredibly frustrating, and there is no set solution. My best
recommendation is actually to let Samantha beat him (that is,
keep whacking the Help key on the GameBook till she solves the
puzzle). The manual says "overuse of the Help feature may
weaken the connection between your helper and you." Yeah,
right. Just like the book in the Library in the 7th Guest, if
overused, would make it impossible to win. Wrong answer, folks.
So, if you really want to play, be my guest...there is no real
winning strategy, just a lot of luck. I suggest you just let
Samantha beat it. NOW, look at the green bottle next to the
puzzle. There's an asprin...or something...tablet next to it.
Click on it, to get another video sequence. And another
annoying clue..."Bars Deter Cuckoo Bird." Well, "bars deter" is
an anagram of "redbreast." A robin. Head through the arched
doorway with the levers & gears & stuff, through the crypt
(ewwww) and you'll wind up in Temple's Bedroom. Go out of
there, and head back to the Foyer. Go find the clock again, and
this time, look around the area. You'll find a crooked picture
of some birds in a tree. Click on the bird in the lower right
corner...it's a robin. Touch it, and you'll get a sequence with
Robin in the painting. The Game Book will beep, and you'll get
a neat sequence with a tentacle...
6.} Now the GameBook beeps again. "Modern Art Flourishes Under
The Sun." Well, that's an indication to go solve that painting
puzzle back in the portrait gallery again...modern art under a
picture of a girl in a dress, standing next to a giant
sunflower. So head through the clock (how fortunate, you're
right there as it is) and click on the Mondarin painting. This
is another Artifical Intelligence game (there's a total of
seven...sort of...in the game. Samantha can beat six of 'em).
The object is to choose the last possible space, and you can't
choose a space that is adjacent to a previously chosen space.
When you choose a space, all the spaces touching it brighten,
and when Stauf chooses one, all the pieces around it grey out.
As it's an AI game, there's no set solution, but here's a good
hint: there are two spaces you can choose to start with to have
any real chance of winning. These are the vertical rectangle to
the right of the center of the painting (that is, to the left of
the two big vertical rectangles on the right side of the
painting), or the "L" shaped piece at the bottom of the painting
in the middle (just above the long horizontal rectangle along
the bottom). The game should be over in about five moves.
Always remeber to start with one of those two moves, and you
might be able to pull off a win. If you get frustrated,
Samantha can beat it. Winning this one signals the end of the 7
P.M. hour, gives you a good long ending sequence for the first
part, and starts up the 8 P.M. hour. It's gonna get worse,
7.} You start off 8 P.M. with another treasure hunt
thing..."SkedAddled." Another anagram, this time..."Desk." So
you need a desk. No problem. There is a desk in the Library.
Sheesh. You keep going back in there! Talk about annoying. So
go click on the desk in the Library and you get another video
sequence. Now you get another clue..."Part of the body examined
in the doctor's office." Doesn't seem like much of a hint,
unless you think the clue is in "the doctor's office." Look
closely and you find "torso" in there. (last four letters of
"doctor's" and first letter of "office.") So you need a torso.
There was one under the picture of the satyr in the Portrait
Gallery. Sigh. Go back there and click on the torso on the
floor for yet another video sequence, and yet another clue.
"Libation for an affectionate puppy called Sounder." Weird
clue, but consider...what does an affectionate puppy do? Lick
people. Lick 'er. Liquor. Bad joke, but it's the clue you
want. (The "Sounder" bit is a clue that the words sound like
each other) Go back to Dutton's room again, and click on the
champagne bottle (which you got the cork from before). How
annoying. Guess what. Another video sequence, and another
clue..."Animal sullied street." Well, now...Animal. Obvious
clue, and "sullied" means messed up...it's "street" that's
messed up. Yep. Street is an anagram for "setter." An Irish
setter. Well, ya gotta go find an Irish Setter.
8.} Head upstairs and go into the Game Room. There's a puzzle
you've got to solve on the pool table...the white balls must be
changed into the first nine pool balls, in the proper order.
Click on a ball, it turns to the number 1 ball. There's only
one way you can do it, though, (Stauf's rules) so they can only
be done in a certain order. Even though it's on an angle, look
at it as a skewed square. Do it in this order:
7 8 9
6 4 1
5 2 3
Once you're all set with that, look around for the picture of
the dogs playing poker. One of the dogs is an Irish Setter.
Touch it, and the GameBook gives you a video sequence with an
interview between Robin and a doctor...Eileen's doctor.
Including a flashback scene of Eileen's hand sliced off at the
wrist...yay! Blood and gore! Plus, you get another clue (what
9.} Of course, it's completely messed up...it's like the whole
thing is in a code. Hope you're good at codebreaking. Okay, if
you're not, let's just say it's a pain. One of the GameBook
clues is "Xma'r translates to you'd" Big help. I suppose you
could figure it out from that, but if you don't want to..."Read
my face, but do not watch. I have hands with which to count,
but have no crotch. I have no legs and yet I run. If we were
related, you'd be the son of my son." Son of the
son...grandson. So this'd be the grandfather...clock. Yep.
Back to the foyer. Touch the clock pendulum and you'll
get...not a video sequence on the GameBook, but a scene in which
you encounter a ghost, or a reflection of a younger
Eileen...who's looking for her friend, Samantha. Oh yeah, and
you get another clue. It's another bunch o'gibberish. However,
this one is set up so that it looks like the entire message is
in English, just shifted one key to the right on a typewriter
keyboard. These wrap, by the way based on the GameBook's
keyboard, so...the first letter "Z," is really "M" shifted one
to the right. So, if you don't feel like puzzling through it,
the message is "My first is not bent around. My second means
lift her up or cut her to the ground." Not bent is "straight,"
and the second word...lift her up or cut her to the ground.
"Raise Her" or "Raze Her." Cute. You want a straight razor.
It's upstairs, in the bathroom.
10.} So, head up to the bathroom Go ahead. Look in the tub.
Cool! Full o' blood, with a skeleton in it! Look to the right
of the tub on the floor, and click on the drain. It's another
puzzle. You've got to swap the positions of the brown spiders
on the top with those of the white spiders on the bottom. You
can only move along straight lines from one point to the next.
It must be done in seven moves, and a move is complete when
another spider is selected (loosely translated, you don't have
to move a selected spider just ONCE). So...if the thing is set
up sorta like this:
Then move in this order:
#1: Select 1, move to 5.
#2: Select 3, move to 7, then move to 1
#3: Select 8, move to 4, then to 7
#4: Select 6, move to 2, then to 8, then to 4, then to 3
#5: Select 5, move to 6, then to 2, then to 8.
#6: Select 1, move to 5, then to 6.
#7: Select 7 and move it to 1. That's it.
No problem. Now pick up the straight razor on the edge of the
bathtub. Wonderful scene with Marie and Chuck. Fun chick. And
another clue..."Fruit Loop On Stove." Here's the clue broken
down...it's a fruit, and it has to do with a loop on a stove. A
loop is a ring, or an "O," and another word for stove is
"range." So "O-range." Go to the Dining Room, and touch the
orange in the still life picture. It animates with a truly sick
scene, and then you get another video sequence, this time with
"Dreams abound of arming the rebels. What of nocturnal horses'
schedules?" The clue not only tells you where the next thing
is, it also tells you what it is.
11.} "Arming the" is an anagram for "Nightmare," and "nocturnal
horse" should probably clue you in to that one too. As for
rebels...well, there's a room with a Confederate flag in it.
That's in Ed Knox's room. Once you're in there, there's an old
mirror. You have to slide the panes around in the mirror to
restore it to its original state. You have to use the
desilvering portions as your guide. The fact that your
flashlight beam is always reflected in it does NOT help matters
much. The biggest problem with this game is that 50% of the
time, it's in a configuration that CANNOT be solved. The
GameBook also suggests you use the desilvering sections of the
mirror as clues to the solution. When it can be solved, you
want to proceed from left to right, solving one column at a
time. This is a big pain. While you can eventually beat the
puzzle yourself if you keep resetting and trying again, it's
okay to let Samantha beat this one, as there is no REAL
strategy. The fact it can only be solved half the time makes me
call it an AI game, even though it really isn't (that's why I
call it the "sort of" seventh AI game). Just remember...if you
want to beat it yourself, always start by getting the left
column done first, and from then on, consider that section
frozen...then move to the next column and try to solve that,
then keep that frozen, etc. The panes should wind up set up as
follows (one of these will be missing):
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
Pane 1 has two desilvering portions; a larger, semi-elliptical
one up the top, and a smaller semi-elliptical one on the right
side of the pane halfway down.
Pane 2 has a big section missing, with the portion along the
left side still mostly intact, and some of the bottom still
Pane 3 has a majority of the pane missing, with only a little
at the bottom left.
Pane 4 also has a majority missing, with only a tiny bit in the
lower left corner, and the upper right corner left.
Pane 5 is mostly intact, save for a little desilvered section
on the left side.
Pane 6 is mostly intact, save for a little deslivered section
midway up on the right side.
Pane 7 has a thick, mostly horizontal deslivered section
running just above center (with the right edge extending upwards
to the top), and a tiny deslivered section on the right side
down the bottom)
Pane 8 has a mostly horizontal section at the top (obliterating
the entire upper left corner), and a smaller patch in the lower
Pane 9 has a horizontal patch that thins out as it runs left to
right in the top section of the mirror, and a second patch
obliterating a small section of the lower left corner.
Pane 10 is intact.
Terrible pain (I know, bad joke), especially since the missing
pane is random every time. You might just want to let Samantha
do this one if you get too frustrated, especially since you
really don't know if you can beat the damn thing or not until
you're almost finished! Anyway, whatever way you do manage to
beat it, after you win, go over to the painting over the
fireplace...fans of The 7th Guest will recall this is Fuseli's
"Nightmare." Touch the horse. Bingo. And a video sequence
involving Robin and the police chief. Next clue comes up
then..."A distant, ancient Castle Keep, this famous Prince a
place to sleep, To sleep, perchance to dream, of an upset
12.} After you finish going, "HUH?" you'll probably be really
confused. However, Shakespeare fans will pick up the "perchance
to dream" bit as something from one of his works, namely Hamlet.
Plus, it mentions "Prince," which should also clue you into
Hamlet. But, it's not Hamlet you're looking for...anyone who's
ever seen the parody of horror films called "Student Bodies"
must remember this joke. Hamlet...is a danish prince. A Great
Dane. And "upset teagarden" is an anagram of "Great Dane." So
you need a Great Dane. Sorry, the picture of the dogs playing
poker in the Game Room doesn't have one. There is a faded
picture of one in the Library (not AGAIN!) Go touch it, and
you'll wind up with a verrrry interesting "ghost" sequence,
including a bit with Marie in an impressive little costume, a
Great Dane morphing into the hotel manager, and Marie herself
morphing into an interesting monster. Fun chick. I like her.
Then you get yet another clue..."A man-horse on the fly sounds
like a wounded bull's eye." Well, I wish I could say this
wasn't a bad pun, but for those of you who like
mythology...Bulls-eye. Hit the bullseye, you hit the center.
Centaur, or man-horse. Bad pun. So you need to solve another
puzzle...this one ends the 8 p.m. hour. Naturally, this means
another AI game. Great. Actually, the "on the fly" also
indicates the centaur is winged. This is a big mistake on the
part of the game designers, actually. The actual puzzle is in
the Chapel (through Dutton's room), and it's the weird sculpture
with the triangle in the middle (the puzzle IS the triangle).
The mistake is that this is NOT a centaur. Not even close. If
it's anything, it's a winged Sphinx! The body shape is more
accurate for a Sphinx, but I suppose it could count, as it's the
only thing in the house even CLOSE to what you're supposed to be
looking for. Click on the triangle.
13.} This one's another AI game, and another pain. Once again,
I really recommend you just let Samantha beat these goddamn
games. They're very annoying. But, if you want somewhat of a
challenge (actually, this one's fairly simple), here's the
rules. Build an unbroken path that touches all three sides of
the triangular field, and touching a corner hexagon counts as
touching two sides at once. The key to this is simple: Always
start in the absolute middle hexagon. Stauf will try to block
you in one way or another. Just start building a path opposite
to where he blocks, and towards the nearest corner. Keep an eye
on Stauf's plays...once he sees what you're doing, he'll start
building traps to keep you from reaching the third side. If
that happens, start working the path towards the third side
instead, and go back to the corner problem when you get around
his trap. Stauf sort of gives up after a while, anyway, so if
you hang with it, you should be able to get through it...but if
you get sick of it, Samantha can beat it. Anyway, however you
beat it, sit down and wait. You've got another big video
sequence that shows you quite a bit more of what's happened.
And the end of the 8 p.m. hour. Time to move on to 9...nope, it
ain't over yet, folks.
14.} You start off the 9 p.m. hour with the clue "put an olive
in a stein, mix it up, and get the equivalent of a fool's London
subway." Another word for fool is boob. A London subway is
called a tube. "Olive in a stein" is an anagram of
television...a boob tube. The TV is back in Dutton's room.
Touch it, and you'll get a scene with Robin meeting
Samantha...your helper in this game. And another clue. "A
vital, instrumental part." This is a bad joke, again.
"Instrumental" indicates you want an instrument. And "A vital
part" is...an organ. So go touch the organ back in the chapel.
Great. You get an animation from the organ, and another clue
from Stauf..."22233642-736846873." Wonderful. Look at your
phone, and match up letters with the numbers to figure out what
the clue is. It actually reads "Academic Penthouse." An
academic penthouse is an Ivory Tower. Confused? Oh well.
Anyway, what you want is up in the attic. Head upstairs and
inside. You'll find a little train set. You've got to
rearrange the letters attached to the engine so that it reads
"Stauf" rather than "Faust." Gee, I wonder if that's where the
name came from. This one takes some time, and you've got to use
the two switches to change around the letters. Start by
clicking the left-hand switch, then move the letter "A" down and
around until it ends up left of the "F." Do the same with the
"U" and the "S." Then move the "T," then the "S," then the "U,"
and then the "A" to the bottom track. Move the "F" to the far
right of the top track. Now move the "A" to the top track to
the left of the "F." Move the "U" to the mid-point of the upper
track, then the "S" to the left of the "U," and the "T" to the
left of the "S." Move the "A" to the bottom track, followed by
the "T" and the "S" (you should have "STA") on the bottom track.
Move the "U" to the left of the "F." Now move the "S" from the
bottom track to the mid-point of the upper track. Move the "T"
from the bottom track to the left side of the "S." Then move
the "A" from the bottom track to the left side of the "U." Move
the "T" down and around the lower track so it's on the left side
of the "A." Then just push the "S" to the right against the "T"
on the top track. So much for that... Now walk over to the
chess table, and grab the only standing piece...a white rook, or
white "castle," or "ivory tower." You meet another ghost...this
one of a younger version of Samantha. And then you get another
15.} This one comes up with "Light piece from great orchestra."
The answer is hidden in "greaT ORCHestra." And it's a light
piece. So you need a torch. There's one on the altar in the
Chapel. Go touch it, and you get a scene with Chuck dropping
off a dead body at the Mansion. Great. Well, now you get
another clue..."cheesy object that sounds larger." Larger...or
greater. Cheese grater. That, of course, is in the kitchen.
Go over to the butcher's block, and you'll find a series of
eyeball plates arranged around a pentagram. This is another
puzzle. The object is to create five stacks of two plates on
every point of the star pattern. A plate must jump two plates,
stacked or not. Once moved, a plate cannot be moved again. At
least this one HAS a solution. Assume the plates are arranged
like this: (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are the five star points)
Then, do the following. Move 8 to 1. Move 6 to 3. Move 10 to
5. Move 4 to 7. Move 2 to 9. That's all there is to it. Now
turn right and look at the stove. There's a bloody cheese
grater there. Pick it up. COOL! Crawling, severed fingers!
Nice effect! Then the GameBook beeps, and you get another clue.
16.} "500=100=0" Those of us who are mathematically inclined
will say, "boy, is THAT a dumb equation." Consider, though. 0
is a round object. 500 in Roman numerals is "D," and 100 in
Roman numerals is "C." So "D=C=round object," or "D is C is
round object," or, if you will, "DISC is round object." So you
need a disc. Head up to the lab, and check out the small table
next to the French door. A case for...believe it or not..."The
7th Guest." Good grief, talk about advertising! You get
another short video clip. Then you wind up with another clue,
"Blend a teapot shot and the pearlies won't rot." Teapot shot
is an anagram for "Toothpaste." So go to the Bathroom (no, I
mean WALK to the bathroom) and check the sink. Touch the
toothpaste and it turns into a big green bug. Ick. Now the
GameBook gives you yet another clue. "Slyness holding shipment
in choppe?" Note that "choppe" is spelled in French style.
Sly...can be "guile," and a holding shipment is a "lot." So,
"Guile lot in choppe." Guillotine. Head off to Hamilton
Temple's room. You'll find a cube on the bookshelf in there,
which is yet another puzzle. Click on it. Your mission is to
get a path from one "arrow" face to the other. The trick here
is that the number of pips aren't really numbers, they indicate
direction. The direction you choose...defines the meaning of
the die face from which you move. So, basically, let's say you
start with a the four. Then you click on the one, to its right.
From now on, whenever you click on a four face, the next move
must be to the right. So, here's one solution (there's
several). Start by clicking on the four above the first arrow.
Then click on the three above it. (So four="up"). Then click
on the six above and to the right of the three (so three="up&to
the right"). Then click on the one down and to the right of the
six (so six="down& to the right"). Now click on the five to the
right of the one (so one="right") Finally, click on the three
below the five (so five="down") The puzzle will solve itself
from there (because the three will send the path automatically
up and to the right to another three, then up and to the right
again to the one, which shifts it right to the three, which
shifts it up and to the right...to the exit arrow). Now go
touch the guillotine...it slices down, but doesn't get you.
Then the GameBook has another vid sequence...this one of
Eileen's hand getting caught in the Mansion gate and...well, you
don't need to know the details, do you? Anyway, you'll get
another clue then..."Poor drainage could still produce a flower."
17.} "Drainage" is another anagram...for "Gardenia." Go to the
top of the stairs and look at the painting...yep. The big white
flower on the left at the bottom is a gardenia. Click it.
Nothing seems to happen, but you'll get a message as you start
to walk off. After a while, the GameBook beeps again, with
another clue..."Sounds like it got higher from wine." Got
higher...it "rose." Rose wine. But what you need is a rose,
the flower. Go to Martine Burden's bedroom. Go to the table
with the pyramid on it...it's another puzzle. For this one, you
have to click on letters. You must reveal two fifteen letter
words, and once a letter has been chosen, you may not pass
through that letter's space again. The outer corridor will
always remain open. After you do the first word, different
letters reappear to let you get the second word. Okay, the
words you want are "UNINTENTIONALLY STRAIGHTFORWARD," so here is
the order to click on the letters in:
3 7 12
14 8 11 5
15 9 10 2 1
4 6 1
14 7 2 10
13 15 8 3 9
Anyway, once you finish, go over to the vanity...and there's a
rose in a vase on it. Click on it, and a petal will fall off.
You turn around and run into...Martine Burden. Well, this is an
interesting little scene...and she just fades out afterwards.
Sorry, folks. I always thought she was a serious babe anyway.
Then the GameBook beeps again. Check it, for another clue (big
18.} "What kind of jewelry is angrier?" Well, well, another
anagram. "Angrier" is "earring." So head off to Julia Heine's
room. Go for the jewelry box. There's another puzzle, this one
in the pendant. The rules are simple: Each gem must be adjacent
to a gem of a matching color. You can rotate a cluster of gems
or swap positions with another cluster. So, here's a solution.
If the pendant is set up like this:
Then, swap 3 and 4. Swap 3 and 6. Swap 3 and 5. Then turn 6
twice, 5 twice, 4 five times, 3 four times, and 2 twice.
That'll do it. Next, go over to the vanity and pick up the
earring. You'll get a sick little sequence with a ripped-off
ear bleeding rather profusely. Nice. Then, guess what, the
game book beeps again. This one comes up with "You might hear a
well-mannered Cockney with a 60's hairstyle." Well-mannered
could mean how someone behaves...and a Cockney accent would make
that how someone "behoives," and a 60's hairstyle is...a
beehive. So you need a beehive. Go back up to the Attic and
click on the door past the staircase (you know, where ya finally
beat Stauf in the 7th Guest?).
19.} Up here is a blasted-out room. And a little beehive
honeycomb on the floor, which winds up with blood and honey in
it. This is another AI puzzle, and doubtless, fans of the 7th
Guest will recognize this as the goddamn cell game from that
one, except this time, Stauf has the blood and you have the
honey. Globules divide into two when moved to an adjacent cell,
and jumping two cells moves the globule without replicating.
Honey absorbs adjacent cells filled with blood, and vice versa.
Listen up, folks. Stauf responds in the same way you hit him.
Be aggressive, and he does the same. Play defensively, and he
does the same. There are 60 cells total, and you need 31 to
win. So, it's even WORSE than the lab puzzle from 7th Guest.
There is no set strategy, and it is a MAJOR pain in the ass.
So, to be simple, once you get frustrated, just let Samantha do
it...hell, it might even take HER a couple tries, but
eventually, she will beat Stauf if you just keep punching the
button. When you finally beat it, you'll get a long video
sequence, which shows a LOT of info about what's been going on
here...and an interesting thought. The house is alive, an alien
creature. It raped both Eileen and Samantha. Samantha had an
abortion, which left her paralyzed, but Eileen gave birth to
Marie...a daughter of the house itself. Eww. I don't even want
to think about that one for too long. Anyway, that triggers the
end of the 9 p.m. hour and the start of the 10 p.m. hour.
20.} You start off with a clue...big surprise..."Instrument is
sharp, but missing its head." Well, it's an instrument. And
it's "sharp," but missing its head...the first letter. So you
get "harp." That's in the music room, way downstairs. Great.
Head down there, and you'll find that the piano is blocking the
harp. On the mantle is a small game with all sorts of
furniture, and a piano. The idea is to move the pieces around
until you can move the piano off the board. This one is ROUGH.
Anyway, figure the pieces are arranged like this initially:
1 (lounge) 10 (piano) 2 (lounge)
6(chair) 7(chair) 8(chair) 9(chair)
4(lounge) 3 (table) 5 (lounge)
(It's tricky to look at it like that, but consider it as on an
angle. You only have two squares open, those to the "south of,"
or "down from" the endtable.)
3 towards the right side of the board, 7 towards the right side
of the board, 7 away from you, 6 away from you, 6 towards the
right side of the board, 4 towards the left side of the board, 3
towards you, 7 towards the right side of the board, 6 away from
you, 4 away from you, 1 towards the right side of the board, 1
towards the right side of the board, 10 towards you, 8 towards
the left side of the board, 8 towards the left side of the
board, 6 towards the left side of the board, 6 towards the left
side of the board, 7 towards the left side of the board, 7
towards the left side of the board, 5 towards you, 9 towards the
right side of the board, 9 towards the right side of the board,
2 towards the right side of the board, 2 towards the right side
of the board, 8 away from you, 6 away from you, 10 away from
you, 1 towards the left side of the board, 1 towards the left
side of the board, 4 towards you, 7 towards you, 7 towards the
right side of the board, 10 towards the right side of the board,
8 towards you, 8 towards you, 6 towards the left side of the
board, 6 towards you, 2 towards the left side of the board, 2
towards the left side of the board, 9 towards the left side of
the board, 9 towards the left side of the board, 5 away from
you, 7 away from you, 7 towards the right side of the board, 10
towards the right side of the board, 8 towards the right side of
the board, 8 away from you, 1 away from you, 4 towards the left
side of the board, 4 towards the left side of the board, 10
towards you, 9 towards you, 9 towards the right side of the
board, 5 towards the left side of the board, 7 away from you, 9
towards the right side of the board, 10 away from you, 4 towards
the right side of the board, 4 towards the right side of the
board, 1 towards you, 6 towards you, 8 towards you, 2 towards
you, 5 towards the left side of the board, 5 towards the left
side of the board, 10 away from you, 8 towards the right side of
the board, 8 towards the right side of the board, 6 towards the
right side of the board, 6 towards the right side of the board,
1 away from you, 4 towards the left side of the board, 4 towards
the left side of the board, 8 towards you, 8 towards the left
side of the board, 3 towards the left side of the board, 9
towards you, 9 towards you, 7 towards you, 7 towards you, 10
towards the right side of the board, 6 away from you, 6 away
from you, 8 away from you, 8 away from you, 3 towards the left
side of the board, 7 towards the left side of the board, 7
towards you, 10 towards you, 10 towards the right side of the
board. 90 moves, and the piano is off the board.
ALL RIGHT! Turn around, and note...the piano is now gone. You
can go touch the harp. Then the GameBook beeps with another
clue. This begins a good string of stuff without a puzzle.
21.} "A defective truck with a crane makes for a ball-busting
ballet." Truck and crane is an anagram for "nutcracker," but
for a good laugh, hit the Help key three times to hear Samantha
get a bit embarressed by the clue she gives out. Go upstairs to
the hallway and touch the nutcracker on the floor in the corner
down at the far right end of the hall. It animates for a
minute, then you get another video sequence...with Marie and
Chuck. Then you get another clue..."Look at key missing first
misprinted label." Key missing first...is ey. Then rearrange
the letters in label to get eball, and you get...eyeball. The
"look at" is also a clue. Go into the Game Room and click on
the little cue ball, painted like an eyeball. It spins around,
with cut nerves and blood...ick. Then you get ANOTHER
clue..."Disabled cutting edge." Hell with it. Without
explanation, you find "blade" inside "Disabled," which also
reflects the "cutting edge" bit. So you want a blade. Go into
Temple's bedroom and click on the hunting knife in the headboard
of the bed. You get another video, this one with Chuck
stabbing...something. Great. Just what you needed to see.
Then you get another clue, one of my favorites..."Unreasonable
reason." Unreasonable can mean crazy. A reason for doing
something is your motive. So crazy motive... or loco motive.
Go to the attic and touch the toy train. A neat little sequence
follows, and then you get yet another clue. "Paper used in
unusual theses." Theses mixed up is "sheets." Go to Martine
Burden's room and touch the bloody part of the bedsheet to get
another video sequence...this one with Chuck getting pulled into
the house with a bloody corpse. Then you get another
clue..."Adriot holding a sharp instrument." Well, this time
it's a different blade. Adroit means "clever." So the clue is
actually "Clever holding 'A'...sharp instrument," or "Cleaver."
Go to the kitchen and grab the meat cleaver embedded in the
door. Then you get a wonderful scene with Julia Heine (looking
younger than before), Chuck, and Stauf...and Chuck finally gets
the cleaver in the head. YAAAYYY!!! Of course, then you get
another clue from the GameBook. This one is "A desserted
Arthropod." An Arthropod is a type of crustacean. And it's a
dessert. Go to the Dining Room, and note the cake shaped like
a...yep...a Trilobyte. That's the AI puzzle for the end of the
10 p.m. hour.
22.} When you click on it, you wind up in a game of Connect
Four, with bonbons. You're playing against Stauf. The whole
mission is to get four of your bonbons connected in a row, four
connected in a column, or four connected in a diagonal before
Stauf does. THIS time, however, I happen to have a winning
strategy, but it all depends on Stauf's first move. There are
eight available columns, as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Always start in column 3 or column 6. If you start in column 3
and Stauf then opens with column 5, you've got him. If you
start in column 6 and he opens with column 4, you've got him.
Otherwise, I'd suggest you just reset the puzzle...or play him,
if you want the fun. Anyway, let's say you get the first
situation (you pick 3 and he takes 5). Play in this order,
using the columns above as a guide (the odd-numbered moves are
3 7 10
9 11 1 5 2
In that one, you win on the 11th move. Now, let's say the
other situation happens; you start in 6 and he takes 4. Play in
this order, using the columns above as a guide (once again, the
odd-numbered moves are yours):
6 7 2 15 1 9 13
You can win this one fairly easily. Then you get another long
sequence...Chuck stabbed the chief (who'd apparently been
sleeping with Robin) instead of Robin...so he got the axe. Or
the cleaver, in this case. And so on, up into showing Robin
entering the house...and the beginning of the eleventh hour. 11
23.} Once again, we start off with a clue. "663 264625 46 2
6455466." Another telephone message, and this one says "one
animal in a million." Is there an animal in "million?" Yup. A
lion. There's a lion sculpture at the top of the stairs. Go up
and touch it. You'll see a scene in which Robin is attacked by
a cougar. She and her sister drowned a kitten when they were
young, apparently. Hmmph. Bitch deserves to die, after all.
Anyway, you then get another clue. "Drink left at sea." Well,
left at sea is "port." Port wine is a drink. Head to the
Knox's bedroom and click on the wine glass on the table next to
the bed. Edward Knox appears, tries to warn you, and then his
head blows up. COOL! Then you get another clue..."Snake, baby,
trap." These are all words that are associated with "rattle."
So go to the Doll Room. On the bureau is a wooden puzzle with
tinker toys and chess bishops on it. This is another puzzle.
You have to interchange the white bishops on one side with the
black bishops on the other. You can move any piece in any
order, but it must move along a straight line, and cannot land
in line with a bishop of the opposite color. Okay, set the
"board" up like this:
2 6 10
1 5 9
Where the white bishops start on positions 9 and 10, and the
black bishops start on positions 1 and 2. Move 10 to 7. Move 1
to 8. Move 2 to 3. Move 7 to 4. Move 3 to 5. Move 8 to 10.
Move 9 to 6. Move 6 to 1. Move 4 to 6. Move 5 to 2. Move 10
to 5. Move 6 to 8. Move 5 to 7. Move 2 to 4. Move 8 to 3.
Move 7 to 10. Move 4 to 9. And move 3 to 2 to win. To the
left of the bureau, check the floorboards to find a trapdoor...a
passage to the nursery. Search around there, and you'll find
the rattle. Then you'll get a scene in the nursery...in which
Stauf offers Robin money, power, and all that wonderful kind of
stuff. Then the video ends...and you get another clue.
24.} "A letter from Greece is quite a number in Rome." Those of
you who know the Greek alphabet, raise your hands. Okay, one
Greek letter is XI, which is...guess what...eleven in Roman
numerals. Go back to the grandfather clock and click on the
eleven on the clock face. You get a long video in which...well,
we find out, sort of, what happened to Robin. Sort of. Then
you talk to Samantha again, who tells you to get out now...she
says you can't win. Not what you wanted to hear. Then the
GameBook beeps again with another clue..."This eight letter word
has "K-S-T" in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end."
But that would be nine letters just for the KSTKSTKST. Stupid
sounding, but it's another trick. It has "KST" in the middle,
"IN" the beginning, "AND" at the end. Or, "INKSTAND." Head
back to the Library (groan). When you click on the inkstand,
the pen writes down "Play in my doll house!" Head back to the
Doll Room, and click on the dollhouse. When you look inside,
you'll find that there's a little puzzle on the floor. The Help
button won't help you...Samantha says it's because the
connection is getting weak. This is deliberate, not because of
overusing the help feature. This is the last AI game, and
you've got to beat it on your own. It is, in fact, the game of
Pente, where the object is to get five of your pieces in a row,
or capture five pairs of your opponent's pieces. If you enclose
a pair of opponent's pieces with two of your own, you will
"capture" those pieces. The whole idea is to get an "open
four," or four connected piece of your color without one of
Stauf's on either end of the line of four. Get one of those,
and you've won, because you should be able to get five no matter
what Stauf tries. Luckily, when you play this the first time,
you get the first move...and Stauf plays rather half-heartedly.
After all, he doesn't mind you beating this one, considering
what you'll deal with next. If you go back and play again
later, though, he'll play much harder, and if you somehow manage
to go back and do it a third time, he starts looking five moves
ahead (nearly impossible to beat). Anyway, whenever you manage
to beat him, you're on to the final challenge.
25.} You go on to a long video, in which you're the contestant
in Stauf's game show. He opens up three doors, and you get to
pick which one you want. Behind the left door is Marie, in full
"slut" mode, offering herself up for you. In the middle is
Samantha, in a TV set, logically asking you to choose her.
Behind the right door is Robin, who you've been looking for the
whole time anyway...and she tells you that she loves you.
Okay, folks, it's decision time. Who do you pick? The lusty
Marie? Helpful Samantha? Or your former girlfriend, Robin?
Hmmm. Actually, I think it's pretty logical, but here's what
happens for each one you choose:
IF YOU PICK MARIE: Basically, you wind up back at a no-tell
motel. You and she start to get it on...and then she turns into
Stauf in a wig...who then reverts to his natural alien form and
proceeds to eat you alive. Literally.
IF YOU PICK ROBIN: Things seem great, as you go off together,
and apparently get married. Then YOU are found murdered, and
Robin is found to now be president of the brand-new Stauf
broadcasting company. Guess Samantha was right, and she said
Yes to Stauf after all.
IF YOU PICK SAMANTHA: You have a little conversation with
Samantha back at her house. Then you turn on the monitor...and
Stauf's house burns to the ground. This, of course, is the
ending you're "supposed" to pick in order to truly win the game.
End of story! GAME OVER, MAN!
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