Monday, March 9, 2015

Part 4 - Shining towers, monsters and whatnots

Part 4 - Shining towers and whatnots

Sup dude, been a while! Here's part 4 of the River of Alice walkthrough. It's pretty long but whatever right? Playing the game again is such a chore *sigh*

Walk back towards the fire river and cross the bridge, you'll end up by a cliffside, facing 3 apartment buildings. And a another little boy. If you talk to him about the shell necklace, he'll say he has it, but of course he won't give it to you.

If you resisted the urge to kick the boy and steal the necklace, you'll find out that the boy's telescope is broken and he wants to fix it. Open your items and pass him the spectacles you should have picked up on the way. I have no idea how it would help him (the glass maybe?) but he'll pass you the necklace after that.

After the boy starts looking through the window, you'll find that the lights in the apartments can be turned on. And it's time to start on the next puzzle!

 Here's the things you'll get when you walk back to the snail sloth. The 3 antennae on the roof are switches. the first on moves through the window horizontally and the second one does it vertically. The third one switches the lights on and off. Follow the picture and switch on the lights in the windows in white. Not all the windows can be switch but that won't be an issue.

Here's a game view of the lights.

Now click the apartment door and head inside.

Now you'll enter a very factory like room. In this room (which looks like a boiler room of some sorts) there's one of the most difficult puzzles in the game, or at least from what I remember. 

But before we get to that puzzle we have to find some items first.

The first one is a handle underneath this panel on the floor that goes to nowhere.
The other is this tiny little pipe on the floor near the fan.
After getting these two items, you put the pipe in the blue circle (as shown in the pic) and the handle in the gears. If I remember correctly (which is probably wrong bcos i haven't played this in a while) you can now select the gears to make the door open.

There's one more important thing however, which is this panel with the red plus sign on it, which drives the fan on the floor. This is the problematic puzzle which I was talking about. 
If you went back to Mr Sloth to check, he'll give you this piece of useless crap
and a warning about the monster in the room
Yup there's an eye monster, guarding all the important shit in the room. Now the plan is according to Mr Sloth is to mist up the room using the fan in the boiler room. The monster isn't a problem though, he won't attack you but he will prevent you from going to get stuff in the back of the room.

Touching the lamp would result in a glitch because your character technically can't reach it because of the monster. If you touch it the game will hang and if you didn't save then gg to you, I'll see you at the beginning of this walkthrough.

Before you leave the monster to it's own business, pick up the handle near the entrance of the room.

Enter the boiler room and place the handle on the small pipe you placed in the wall before.
Now that the red handle is connected, select both the red and blue handles on the wall again and steam would appear from the vent on the floor.

Back to the annoying puzzle.

The thing about this puzzle is you have to slide the panels to the appropriate place to make it work. Because I'm a benevolent soul
and have free time to waste now that I'm on my holidays here's a clearer version of the puzzle
The numbers is the order the pieces have to move first, starting with 1 move the pieces according to the arrow. If you mess up, you probably have to click the arrow on the top right and start again. But hey, at least you don't have to go all the way back to that stupid sloth to know about this crap.

If you get it right, then hurrah, the fan will start moving. Now all you need to do is turn the red handles on the pipes to make the steam move towards the left room. It shouldn't be hard, you can see where the steam is coming from through the puffs of smoke that appear occasionally. But just in case it's too hard for you still, here's what Mr Sloth has for you.

And if you really don't know then here's my benevolent soul here to save the day

Now mist would appear coming out of the door, but before you go in, go back to the gears and close the doors. Wait until the windows turn white inside from the mist and then open it again.

You can now head inside.

Now this is the part where it gets stupid. You have to blow onto the fog to move it away, which is physically impossible for a skinny girl like her. But the stupid part is not that, it's the fact that the god forsaken buttons are so small!

tbh i don't even know where the buttons are. But there are 3 of them glowing somewhere on the floor. Here's the general location of where they are. Just find them, click on the mouth like the picture above and watch her blow.

Now you can finally touch the lamp at the corner. Make sure to save just in case though. Turn it off and a small thingy will drop from inside the lamp. It looks like a box of some sort. 

Take the box to the car door on the right of the monsters and use it on the car door. A creepy bird mask would drop out from the window. Pick it up. We need it later.

Now walk up to the glowing tire and use your necklace on it. Congratulations! You got your next dragonfly!


  1. I have a light in the second tower that will not turn off.
    I can walk into the second building and into a room when I can click stuff but do nothing.

    1. The light I need to turn off is in that room but I cannot reach the switch and the stick won't work.

    2. You need to clean up the books underthe swich. Swing the clander then clean up the books so you can turn off the swich. Sorry I can't speak English very well. I wanna hope you help.

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