NOIR: A Shadowy Thriller - Walkthrough
OpeningAt the start of the game you will be in Slayton's office. First thing to do is go to the desk. The intercom willbegin buzzing at random intervals. Turn to the intercom, which is behind the desk, and switch it on. You willhear the secretary give you instructions before she leaves the office. Jack Slayton is missing and the answer tohis disappearance may lie in the cases he was working on.
(Note: Once Secretary Premise is set to TRUE you can leave the office through the office door or go to anotherlocation via the map.)Open the right top desk drawer and get the rolodex key. Now use the key and open the rolodex. Flip the cards untilthe help telephone number comes up. Go to the phone and pick up the receiver, you will hear the first message fromthe Informant.After hearing the first Informant massage open the center desk drawer and remove the coin purse. Now you will beable to call the Informant from any pay phone.Open the middle right drawer and remove the flash light.Open the desk return all the way (two pulls are required) to get the combination to the wall safe (hidden behind thepicture): open the safe and get the gun.(Note: Now you are ready to investigate the cases in any order you like [with some exceptions - see casedescriptions below])Winthrop CaseSlayton's OfficeRead Winthrop file (right lower drawer of desk) and you learn that he hired Slayton to investigate the death of hisprize race horse Pegasus. Leave the office and go to the Race Track.Race Track:At the Race Track go to the stable doors. Look away from the stable doors and down to find the muddy footprints. Nowgo find Pegasus stall door and discover that it is locked. A video of Eddie the Jockey tells you that Pegasus was toohealthy to die of natural causes and he gives you permission to look in his stall.Unlock Pegasus stall and enter. Turn on the light and look at the close-up of Pegasus feed schedule. Now look at thebulletin board and see the close up of Mannies business card, also look at the close-up of the newspaper article aboutWinthrop Mansion. Find the saddle and look down to find the syringe hidden in the hay. Hmmm? Go to WinthropMansion.Winthrop Mansion:Look up immediately after entering through the gate and wait for the upstairs light to turn off. Enter the mansionthrough the window. Open the kitchen door to see a video of the staff discussing how Winthrop can't think straightsince Pegasus death and he is having financial problems as a result.Now find Winthrop's desk and discover several thank you letters from various charities. Look in the left desk drawerto find an insurance policy on Pegasus. Find the prescription for Pegasus medicine on the desk. In the right deskdrawer you will find Winthrop's contract with Pollock which states that if Winthrop defaults everything goes to Pollock.Go to the construction shack and knock on the door - see a video of a guard telling you to "Scram"!Go back to Slayton's office, open the closet and get the bourbon bottle. Go to Manorwood.ManorwoodEnter the construction shack and find the guard sleeping. Look at the second pair of boots from the left.Locate Pollock's desk and read the survey letter saying that there are vast oil deposits here, but money is needed todevelop them. Find the bank letter on the desk denying Pollock a loan. Read the note telling us that Winthrop isbacking out of the deal due to his being upset about Pegasus' death. Find the medicine vile hidden in Pollock's desk.Receive Informant's phone call that Pollock is coming ...(Note: there are three different endings to this case depending on your actions here, they are listed as A, B and C) A. Enter the closet and see video of Pollock discovering the missing vial of medicine and running away. Back at Slayton's office you will see a newspaper headline about Pegasus Killer Escaping to U.K. B. If after you receive the warning about Pollock coming you attempt to leave the shack without the gun Pollock will see you and the guard will shoot you. Back at Slayton's office you will see a newspaper headline saying Detective found in Gutter. (Note: depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your memory of this case) C. If after you receive the warning about Pollock you attempt to leave the shack with the gun Pollock will see you but you will win the shoot-out with the guard. Back at Slayton's office you will see a newspaper heading saying the same as in option A.Charlie CaseSlayton's Office:Read Charlie file which is in the briefcase under the wall map, learn that he is one of Slayton's snitches. Get CharlieKwan's wire recording from Slayton's safe and listen to it to learn that the Tong is upset over the loss of one of itsshipments from Hong Kong. Go to Chinatown.ChinatownOpen door to the opium den in the underground passages and look at the opium in the lab. See video of Charlie sayingthat the missing crate is in a warehouse. Discover the Warehouse address on the calendar.(Note: If you knock on the opium den door without the gun the Chinese thugs will shoot you. You will go to thenewspaper headline which says Chinese Tong Wage War. However you will not loose your memory of this case)Go to Warehouse from map in Jack's briefcase.WarehouseRelease the hand brake on the truck so that it rolls under the warehouse window. Climb on to the truck bed and enterthrough warehouse window.Inside turn on a Geiger counter found in the tool box. Take the Geiger counter. Examine the crate and discover that itis empty. Now look at the crates shipping label, it shows that it was shipped aboard a Chinese freighter.Go to the shipyards from map in Jack's briefcase.Cargo ShipEnter the hold of the cargo ship and discover the radioactive crate. Lift the netting off of the radioactive crate andexamine the shipping label to discover that the uranium is being shipped to Germany. Enter valve room. Turn largevalve covered in cobwebs to sink ship. (Note: if you attempt to go through the door of the cargo ships super structure after hearing the Chinese shipmateapproaching he will shoot you. You will go to the newspaper headline which reads Detective Found In Gutter.Depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your memory of this case.)Slayton's OfficeYou will see the newspaper headline about a sunken Chinese ship.Watkins CaseSlayton's OfficeRead Watkins file in the right lower drawer of the desk to learn that Watkins hired Slayton to test his company'ssecurity by breaking into his office. Get the Security badge and Watkins' wire recording from the wall safe. Listen tothe recording of Watkins requesting Slayton to investigate a security breach in his office. Go to Bradbury.BradburyFind Watkins office and enter it, this requires the right code on the door for the current day and the pattern listed onthe security badge.Day Security BadgeSun (Day=1) ---*-Mon (Day=2) *---*Tue (Day=3) -**--Wed (Day=4) *-**-Thur (Day=5)---**Fri (Day=6) -*--*Sat (Day=7) *-*-*Turn on the light in Watkins' office. Look up and see the broken skylight. Go up to the roof and look down through thelit skylight to see a dog's footprints on a bookcase in Watkins' office.(Note: You can not proceed further until after you get a confession from watkins for the max case and nile's photo inthe agnes case)After you take care of the other two cases (at least as much as you can) and return here the Informant calls you inWatkins' office to tell you to hide because the Nazis are coming. Turn off the office light and hide in the closet. Youwill then see Wo-Tan (the dog from the Agnes Case) retrieve one of the code books. Go to Mannie's bookstore.(It ís around the corner from Slayton's office)Mannie's BookstoreSee video of Mannie showing you his two books. Examine the two books to see the combination of the other two dialsfor Watkins' safe. Watch the video of Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up the cash and Mannie lets youexplore the book store.Go into the back room and throw the switch. Open the book case and the metal door behind it to discover the maproom. Examine the map room and find a printing press for the phony charity organizations. Also look at the blue printsfor Watkins' office. Discover Wo-Tan's crate in the map room closet.(Note: If you turn on the radio or attempt to release Wo-Tan while in the bookstore map room the Nazis will hypnotizeyou. You will go to the newspaper headline saying Detective found In Gutter. Depending on the difficulty level settingyou will loose your memory of this case.) Go to Bradbury.BradburyAfter discovering the secret combination from the three code books you saw in the bookstore unlock the vault andenter. Open the drawer in the vault desk and discover Joan's picture. Walk to the radio in the back of the vault.The Informant calls you in the vault to say that the Nazis are coming.Pick up the paper clip from the work bench. Now you need to stop the Nazis from entering the vault, insert the paperclip into the gears.(Note: If you fail to insert the paper clip into the gear in Watkins' vault in time the Nazis will enter the vault. You willthen see the headline saying Nazis Gain Foothold in U.S. and you will loose the game!)Slayton's OfficeSee the newspaper headline about the Nazis being defeated. You then get a call from the Mayor congratulating you.Harrison CaseSlayton's OfficeRead the Harrison file from the right lower desk drawer. You learn that Harrison's daughter, Alicia, has been missingfor a year. Slayton was going to ask Myer at Scheherezade what he knows. Take Alicia's photo from Harrison's file.Get Harrison's wire recording from the safe and listen to it. Also take the Film Reel from the safe. Put the film reel onthe projector found in the closet, turn on the motor and light switches. Now remove the painting over the projectorport on the other side of the closet to see Alicia's movie. Notice the brooch that Alicia's father gave to her.Go back to the desk and open the center drawer and look at secret knock on Scheherezade matchbook.Get Slayton's IOU's to Meyer Goolsby from the valuable papers booklet in Slayton's briefcase. Go to Scheherezade.ScheherezadeUse the secret knock to enter the night club. Show Alicia's photo to the Bartender ... he won't recognize it. Hesuggests you talk to Meyer instead. See a poster announcing that Joan's singing engagement at the night clubhas been canceled until further notice.Go and enter the hotel facility. Talk to Meyer at the reception desk and learn that you are accountable for Slayton'sIOU's. You can't come back until you pay up.Go back to Slayton's office and get Joan's key from the upper left drawer of the desk. Go to Joan's apartment.Joan's ApartmentUse the elevator key to gain access to Joan's floor. Go look at Joan's diary, it is in a drawer next to her bed. Shewrites that she took something from Meyer and is heading to San Diego. Inside Joan's closet is a brooch. You'll seea brief clip from the home movie showing that Joan's and Alicia's brooch are identical.Go back to Slayton's Office and see a newspaper headline announcing that Joan is Alicia. Get the cash from thewall safe. Go to Scheherezade.ScheherezadeEnter hotel side using the secret knock from the matchbook cover. See a video of Myer taking your money andallowing you to look around. Go upstairs.Watch a video of a thug as he walks into the room, sees you and turns around. Go to the bedroom and notice a bigmirror overlooking the bed. Open the mirror.Now find the lion room and look behind the curtain to discover a secret door, go through and enter the mirror room.Turn on a speaker which allows you to listen in on a conversation between the Mayor and a lady who is not his wife ....Meyer is angry at your discovery of the mirror room and tosses you out. You can't get into the private area ofScheherezade again, although you can still go to the night club. Go back to Slayton's Office.Slayton's OfficeHear a radio announcement about the scandals at Scheherezade and that torch singer Joan is really heiress Alicia.Max CaseSlayton's OfficeRead Max's file which is in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn that he has found a rare book that he wantedto get appraised at Mannie's bookstore. Get Max's book from the wall safe. Look at the design inside the front cover. Go to Mannie's bookstore.Mannie's BookstoreSee a video of Mannie showing you his book. Examine the one book to see the combination of the other two dials forWatkins' safe. You know see a video of Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up Max's book instead and Mannie kicks you out. Go to Max's apartment.Max's ApartmentEnter Max's apartment through the fire escape and find Max on the floor ... dead. Check his wallet and you verifythat it is Max. Now look at the note in his hand, it is from Phillip Watkins demanding the return of his book.Check the apartment and in the bathroom waste basket you find a train ticket to San Diego.Go back to Slayton's Office and get the baggage locker key from the upper left drawer of the desk. Go to Union Station.Union StationOpen one of the lockers with the baggage key. Inside is a note from Joan saying that she bought a ticket for theMoonliner. Find the Conductor and bring up Joan. The Conductor recalls Joan getting onto the train after giving abook to Max for safekeeping.Go back to Slayton's Office to see a newspaper headline about Max being found dead in his office.Return to Union Station and ask the Conductor of Track #5 about the Moonliner. He says that there are no more trainsto San Diego tonight.Go to Joan's apartment where you will find burned love letters from Watkins in the bathtub. They reveal he gave herthe book that got Max killed.Go to Watkins house where he confesses to having an affair with Joan after you confront him with the love letters.Agnes CaseSlayton's OfficeRead Agnes Simon's file in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn that she is a former silent film star. Now herdog, Wo-Tan, is a movie star and has been kidnapped.Get Agnes wire recording from the safe and listen to hear the special call she used for Wo-Tan. Go to Agnes Simon's house.Agnes' HouseThe butler lets you in only after Agnes insists. When you glance at the picture of Wo-Tan, Agnes appears and givesyou a photo of Niles, her valet who supposedly died in a swimming accident. The butler then throws you out. Go to Scheherezade.ScheherezadeUse the secret knock (found in the Harrison Case) to enter the night club. Show the Bartender the photo of Niles, hetells you however that he thinks it is a false lead.(Note: you can not continue with this case until after wo-tan steals the book in the watkins' case and myer kicks youout of the mirror room in the Harrison case.)Go back to Slayton's office where Agnes calls and tells you that a ransom note for Wo-Tan has arrived. Go to Agnes'house.Agnes' HouseThe butler again reluctantly lets you in. Agnes gives you the ransom note but the butler then throws you out. Go back to Slayton's office.Slayton's OfficeYour informant calls to remind you to take the wire recorder. Open the safe to get Agnes' wire and the wire recorder. Go to the Observatory.ObservatoryYou discover that Wo-Tan is being held in a box up on the roof. The thug that you saw in Scheherezade (HarrisonCase) brings you an extension cord so that you can work the wire recorder. Turning on the tape recorder plays therecording of Agnes' voice and Wo-Tan runs out of the box.(Note: If you attempt to open Wo-Tan's crate on the roof the Nazis will hypnotize you. You will then get thenewspaper headline stating Detective found in Gutter. Depending on the difficulty level setting you will looseyour memory of this case)Go back to Slayton's office and see a newspaper headline of Agnes re-united with her dog.ConclusionSlayton's OfficeOnce you have solved all six cases then go to the radio. Click the radio on and see a video of Jack Slayton explaininghis disappearance and introducing Joan. End Game.
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