The Arrival

Warning: The following is a detailed walkthrough of The Arrival. It will help you finish the game. Please, DO NOT READ FROM START TO FINISH. If you do, you'll ruin the game. Charlie Sheen will find you and punch you in the nose. He'll do it, too. I swear to God, he takes these things way too seriously.

The Arrival (walkthrough)


This walkthrough assumes you've read the instructions 

and are familiar with the user interface.  The data

disks that are found along the way have yellow tabs on

the right side.  When I refer to data disk 6, it means

the one with 6 yellow tabs on the right side.  I have

not included solutions to puzzles because the help in

the game is so good.  Hope this helps!

After the movie, you awake in your jail cell....

Jail Cell


1.  Click at the bottom center of the screen to get

    data disk 8.  Put it in inventory and click on it

    to listen to it.

2.  Click again in about the same spot to look at a

    floor tile.

3.  Click on the floor tile to see a message about

    where to look next.

4.  Click on the wall, just left of center, to get a

    close-up of the wall.

5.  Click on the wall to get the security code for the

    cell door.

6.  Click on door area to change the view of the room.

7.  Click on the security panel to the left of the door.

8.  Set security codes to the ones found on the wall:

    1st one, 9 clicks down

    2nd one, 5 clicks down

    3rd one, ok as it is

    4th one, 9 clicks down

9.  You leave your cell and are facing the one across

    the hall.

Jail cell across the hall


1.  Click on the cell door.

2.  Click on the person in the cell to get him to talk.

3.  This leaves you facing down the hall towards the

    other two cells.

4.  Click to go forward to center of cellblock.

5.  Turn completely around and click on the door of the

    cell beside yours.

Jail cell beside yours


1.  Click on case beside corpse at back of cell.

2.  Click on close-up of case to open it.

3.  Click on SCREWDRIVER in the case to get it.

4.  Click on the right corner of the cell to see the

    codes  4 up, 3 down, 2 down, 5 up.

5.  Turn around to face the red doorway at the end of

    the cellblock.

6.  Click on door of jail cell beside the red doorway

    to hear an alien sing tones that will be needed for

    a puzzle later.

7.  Explore the rest of the machines etc. for some 

    security views that will mean something after you 

    visit the places.

8.  As you face the red doorway, click on the vent

    above the domed machine to the left of the door.

Vent and robot lab


1.  Use the SCREWDRIVER on the vent to open it.

2.  Click on the now open vent.

3.  Click on the "box" in front of you in the vent


4.  Get INSECT-LIKE ROBOTS  and  GREEN KEY covered with


5.  Click twice on grate in front of you beyond the 


6.  Use INSECT-LIKE ROBOTS on the red robot in the

    right side of the robot lab.  Do not enter the room

    first or you'll die.

7.  Go into lab and click on the junk bin in the back

    left of the room.

8.  Get the ROBOTIC ARM from the junk bin.

9.  Click on the microwave at the workstation on your

    left.  Click again to get a close-up of the "oven".

10. Click on the green square to open the "oven".

11. Put the GREEN KEY with epoxy into the "oven".

12. Click the green square to close the "oven".

13. Click the red circle to melt the epoxy off the key.

14. Click green square and get the cleaned GREEN KEY.

15. Face the vent and click on the left side of the

    screen to go to the now dead robot.

16. Click to get the RED CREDIT CARD.

17. Click on vent and return to jail cell.

18. Go to red doorway of cellblock and use the 

    RED CREDIT CARD in the security panel to the left

    of the door to exit the cellblock.  Click on the

    door in front of you to enter the 4-way junction


4-way junction room - initial visit


Straight ahead is the recycling center

To your immediate right is the transformation machine.

Down the hall to your right is the Power Station and

  Transport section.

Down the hal to your left is the Science section.

1.  Turn to your right and click on the transformation

    machine to get the puzzle.  Remember SHIFT ? to

    get help if you need it.

2.  Turn right and go to the grey door with the yellow

    stripes (recycling center).

Recycling Center


1.  Click on console and use 4 up, 3 down, 2 down, 5 up

    code on the switches.

2.  Click on the end of the room to go to the elevator.

3.  Click on alcove area at the end of the room to 

    approach the elevator.

4.  Click on the elevator to go to the top of the bins.

5.  Click on grate in front of you to view bins.

6.  Click on the middle bin (it's a small hot spot).

7.  Click on brown patch just below the green light 

    (also a small hot spot) to get the UNIVERSAL


8.  Return to 4-way junction and turn right to go to

    door into the Science section.

9.  Click on the red door and then on the console to 

    its left.

10. Use ROBOTIC ARM in the security panel to unlock 

    the door.

11. Click on red door to enter walkway to Science 


12. Click on walkway to get to the Science section.

Science section 


Biology lab is through the door on your left.

Storage facility is through the door on your right.

There's an elevator farther to your left and a bit

  behind you.

The computer core is through the red door directly in

  front of you.

1.  Turn left and click the door to go to the Biology

    lab.  You enter a hallway area.  Click the yellow

    door to enter the actual lab.

2.  Do NOT go through the green fumes; you'll die.

3.  Go into the room on your left and click the alien

    there in the chains.  He asks you to lower the


4.  Return to the entry to the Science section and take

    the elevator UP to Engineering.

5.  In Engineering, click on the console to approach it

    and then click it again to get the puzzle.

6.  After solving the puzzle, click the console, exit

    the view, then click the console again to bring up

    the temperature control screen.

7.  Click on the Biology lab in the display.  It's at

    7 o'clock on the circle structure.

8.  Click repeatedly on the thermometer to lower the


9.  Exit console and face door to leave. 

10. Click on the 2nd bin from the door and get BLUE KEY

    and  DATA DISK 3.

11. Return to Biology lab and click on alien in chains.

12. He will give you a security key if you get him his


13. Click on the green button to the left of the alien.

14. Click on the machine to the left of the alien.

15. Click on the arrow on the machine to display the

    form of the alien and note the arrows on the four

    lines are positioned at:  7, 5, 6, 7.

16. Leave Biology lab and go to the Storage area. 

17. There are three storage closets.  Search them and

    make sure you get:


      DATA DISK 5

18. Return to Science section atrium and take elevator

    DOWN to Maintenance.

19. Click on robot at the end of the room to go there

    and click again to make him talk.

20. Use GREEN KEY on robot being fixed to enter the

    power supply puzzle.  It's a really tough one...

    the solution is:

      1-1  1-5  5-5

      3-1  1-4  4-5

      1-2  2-5  5-3

      4-3  3-3  3-2

      4-4  4-2  2-2

21. Get DATA DISK 1 (this one's yellow instead of red).

22. Return to 4-way Junction and on to Power Station


Power Station


As you enter from 4-way Junction:

  The Transport section is straight ahead.

  The safe is on your right.

  The "small" console is on the "pillar to your right as

    you come in the door.

  The "main" console is on your left.

1.  Click on puzzle by the red door and solve music

    puzzle.  Again, it's tough because it's not really

    the tones you heard from the alien in the cellblock.

    The solution is:  4-7-4-3-6.

2.  Click on red door to enter Power station.

3.  Turn right and click on the red safe on the wall.

4.  Click safe again to enter the pattern puzzle.

5.  Safe opens and you need to get:


      DATA DISK 2

6.  Return to the Science section.

Science section - visit 2


1.  Go into the computer core.

2.  Elevator is straight ahead, security computer is

    to your right, navigation computer is to your left.

3.  Enter the elevator and go up.

4.  Click on the console to get the pin-ball puzzle.

5.  Solve puzzle and get NAVIGATION CODE that looks

    like a helicoptor.

6.  Return to computer core and go to the security


7.  Use YELLOW CREDIT CARD on computer.

8.  In the upper left display on the console are a

    number of red "boxes".  Click on the bottom left

    red "box" to get a SECURITY CODE.  It looks like a


9.  Go to navigation computer and click on it.

10. Click on red button to get marbles puzzle.

11. After solving the puzzle, click the top icon in the

    console display.  The coordinates will remain in 

    the display at the bottom of the console.

12. Click on the displayed coordinates to get a

    NAVIGATION CODE that looks like a motorboat motor.

13. Now take the elevator in the computer core down.

14. Turn around so you're facing the elevator.

15. Click on the machines/displays to the left of the


16. Click the left green arrow once to get a display

    with red pulsing vertical bars and a blue box at

    the bottom.

17. Use the SECURITY CODE (it looks like a helmet)

    on the blue box at the bottom of the display.  This

    disarms the laser guns guarding the Earth Shuttle.

18. Click on the alien to the right of the elevator

    two times (and several more to get the full

    conversation).  He wants the skull from the

    mining colony.

19. Return to the Power Station.

Power Station - visit 2


1.  Click straight ahead in Power Station to go to the

    Transport section.

Transport Section


You enter facing a diagnostic display.

To your left is Short-range Transport.

To your right is Long-range Transport (Earth Shuttle).

1.  Go left to Short-range Transport and click on door.

2.  Outstation taxi in on the right, Moon shuttle is

    on the left.

3.  Click on door for Outstation taxi and solve the

    concentration puzzle.

4.  Use "helicoptor" NAVIGATION CODE on the yellow

    slot on the console.

5.  Click on the red button on the console to go to

    Outstation 1.



1.  Turn to your left to face the machine on the wall.

2.  Use the PAPER WITH BLUE LETTERHEAD on the machine.

3.  Turn to your right and click on the domed machine

    in the middle of the room to get the eyeball


4.  Solve the puzzle and get NAVIGATION CODE for the

    Moon mining colony.  It looks like a moon.

5.  Return to the taxi and use the "motorboat motor"

    NAVIGATION CODE on the blue slot on the console

    and press the red button to go to Outstation 2.



1.  Talk with the alien there to learn about need to

    get a battery.

2.  Return to the taxi and press the red button to

    return to the space station.

3.  Click on the Moon Shuttle red door and solve the

    concentration puzzle to enter it.  (Lots of CD

    swapping in here).

Moon Mining Colony


1.  Use "moon" NAVIGATION CODE in the slot of the

    moon shuttle console.

2.  Click on the display of the moon on the console.

3.  You arrive in the docking area and there is a train

    awaiting you.

4.  Click on the front of the train to make it go.

5.  At 1st stop, click on the small "building" at the

    bottom right of the screen to enter the storage


6.  In the storage room get GAS MASK.

7.  Click on Jenkins' corpse's left hand to get


8.  Return to train and click on front (top of screen)

    to continue forward.

9.  Next stop is ore processing station.  You've left

    the train and are looking at it.  Turn right and

    click straight ahead to make train go to next stop.

10. Next stop is a turntable.  Using a clock analogy,

    you enter at 6 o'clock.  The recycling center is

    the door at 9 o'clock.  The mine is the door at

    12 o'clock.  The shield activator is the door at

    3 o'clock.

11. Go to the recycling center, click the door a 9 


12. Click on the conveyor belts and then click on the

    various parts you need to make the battery as they

    go by.  The displayed bluepring shows the ones you

    need.  When the bluepring shows you have them all,

    click on it to get the BATTERY.

13. Return to turntable and go back to the Moon shuttle.

    (We'll be back).

14. Click on the space station display on the shuttle 

    console to return to the space station.

15.  Click on the Outstation taxi door.

Outstation 2 - visit 2


1.  Click the blue square if the blue station is not

    displayed on the taxi console, then click the red

    console button to go there.

2.  Click on the machine in the corner.

3.  Use BATTERY on the machine 


5.  Return to space station.

6.  Click on Moon Shuttle door and return to the moon.

Moon - visit 2


1.  Go to the train turntable.

2.  Click on the door at 3 o'clock to go to the shield


3.  Click on the sphere (shield activator), then click

    and solve each of the colored "Simon Says" puzzles

    in the dome to deactivate the force field.  The

    blue one is the hardest with 10 moves.  I recommend

    drawing a picture.

4.  Return to the turntable and go out the 12 o'clock

    door to go to the mine and the maze.



       __   5__   |________         (Two bars/underlines

      |  |     |        |  |  |      equal one click)

      |  |_____|   __ __|  |__|__

      |  |  |     |  |  |        |

      |  |  |   __|  |  |   _____|

      |  |1 |  |  |     |     |

      |__|__|__|  |__   |__   |__

         |        |  |     |

         |_____   |  |__   |__

      |  |     |     |        |  |

      |__|__   |__   |_____   |__|

            |     |  |     |  |

       __   |   __|  |   __|__|

         |  |     |  |  |  |  |

       __|  |__   |__|__|  |__|__ 4                     

      |  |  |     |  |     |  |      

      |  |__|   __|__|__   |  |__               

      |     |  |  |     |     |  |                              

      |_____|  |__|__   |   __|  |                                  

      |                    |                            

      |                    |

    ENTER                  3

5.  Get the skull (1).

6.  Go to the weapon room (2), turn right, and click

    on the crystal puzzle.  Solve it to disarm the


7.  Turn right and click on the door to go to the

    weapon console and click on it.

8.  Click on the 3 earth displays to get EARTH

    NAVIGATION CODE.  (It looks like the Earth).

9.  Turn right from the console and click on the panel

    to get DATA DISK 7.

10. Return to maze and go to the Alcove (3).

11. Click on the Knights Walk puzzle and solve it to

    get an ALIEN FOETUS.  Items marked (4) and (5) are

    store rooms with nothing you can get.

12. Leave maze.  You'll be instructed to unload the

    minerals from the train at the ore processing site.

13. Go through the turntable to the ore processing 


14. Turn left and click on the alien at the end of the


15. Turn right and click on the ladder.

16. Click to go down the ladder on the other side.

17. Click on the operations console.

18. Click on buttons left to right until train is


19. Return to train and to shuttle dock and to space


20. Leave Transport section and go (again) to Science


Science Section - visit 3


1.  Go to Biology lab.

2.  Use GAS MASK on the door with the green vapors.

3.  Set code 7567 on the left hand machine and click

    the button on the right hand machine.

4.  Get PILL - it should be brown and white.  If it's

    all white, the code is incorrect.

5.  Go to room with alien in chains and use PILL on


6.  Click on alien to get RED KEY and DATA DISK 4.

7.  Leave Biology lab and go to computer core.

8.  Take computer core elevator down.

9.  Give SKULL to alien and get NAVIGATION CODE - it

    looks like a disk with 3 spokes.

10. Go back to Short range transport, outstation taxi.



1.  Use NAVIGATION CODE (disk with 3 spokes) on the

    red slot of the taxi console and click the console

    red button.

2.  Do blob puzzle and get DATA DISK 6.

3.  Return to space station and go to Power Station

Power Station and End Game


1.  Go to yellow console (it's on the "pillar" 

    closest to the safe).

2.  Look at DATA DISK 6 to get console key codes.

3.  Use YELLOW KEY in console to lift lid.

4.  Click arrow keys:

      Right, Right, Left, Left, Up, Up, Down, Down,

      Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right

5.  Click the red button on the console.

6.  Turn to your right and click on the main Power

    Station console on the wall.

7.  Use RED KEY in red/black slot on console.

8.  Use BLUE KEY in blue/black slot on console.  The

    keyboard is now displayed.

9.  Look at DATA DISK 4 to get keys to type in.

    1)  bottom row, first key

    2)  bottom row, sixth key

    3)  middle row, eighth key

    4)  middle row, seventh key

    5)  top row, ninth key

    6)  top row, sixth key

10. Press the Enter key on the console keyboard.

    You now have 10 minutes to leave in the Earth


11. Go to the Transport section and turn right to go

    to the Long range transport area.

Earth Shuttle


1.  After entering Long range transport area, turn

    right and click on the red door at the end of the


2.  Click on the console in the room to approach it.

3.  Click the grey button at the bottom right on the

    console to close the red door to the room you just


4.  Click the yellow button at the top right of console

    to turn off the tractor beam and depressurize the


5.  Click the yellow button again to turn the tractor

    beam back on.

6.  Click the grey slide button in the top left of the

    console to represurrize the area.

7.  Click the red button on the lower left of console

    to power up the shuttle.

8.  Click the grey button on the lower right to open

    the door to the room you're in.

9.  Leave the room and go into the Earth Shuttle.

10. Use NAVIGATION CODE (the one that looks like the

    Earth) on the console.  You return to Earth.
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