Monday, 16 January 2017

Delicious Emily’s New Beginning: Level 2 “The Patio” Walkthrough, Hints, FAQs + Tips





Emily's New Beginning Walkthrough: The Patio (Level 2)

In this walkthrough, I show you how to achieve Perfect scores, mice locations, how to complete tasks, and useful Hints and Tips.  

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Level 2-1

The Patio is now open for business!  Patrick feels a little left out as Emily's business is going smoothly.  Meanwhile Uncle Antonio is excited that his good old pizza oven is back in action.



Mouse Location: On the left of the Oven (01:43)
Mouse Level 2-1 Location

Customers: Kids 50%, Regulars 50%


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Level 2-2

Uncle Antonio is happy to help Emily in the Patio as it reminds him of the old days when he used to work in the restaurant. 


Mouse Location: Behind the potted plant (01:51)
Mouse Level 2-2 Location
Customers: Kids 20%, Regulars 80%


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Level 2-3

College students begin to visit The Patio, but they don’t like Paige, and Paige don’t like them!  How can Emily run a happy restaurant…? 

Mouse Location: Above the Score Line 1400 (03:11)
Mouse Level 2-3 Location
Customers: Kids 15%, Regulars 15%,  Hipsters 70%

Tips:
  • New customers "Hipsters" don't like Paige, and if you leave Paige too long with them, she gets upset, too!  Since we have 70% of Hipsters today, you should pick up Paige as soon as she starts wandering around.  

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Level 2-4

Emily has a surprise visit by her ex, Richard - she learns that he is splashing money on Emily’s competitor, Dainton Wu’s restaurants…! 


Mouse Location: Above the middle table by the wall (01:17)
Mouse Level 2-4 Location
Customers:  Kids 15%, Regulars 35%, Hipsters 50%

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Level 2-5


Julien the Critic is visiting The Patio today, and he is obsessed with cleanliness.  Emily must clean the tables as fast as she can!   


Tasks: Quickly clean tables 9 times
Mouse Location: Left of the cash registerer (02:21)
Mouse Level 2-5 Location
Customers: Foodies 20%, Kids 20%, Regulars 20%, Hipsters 40%

Tips:
  • Julien hates Paige, so don't let her wander around today.
  • You need to clean the tables before the countdown ends, but it's not too difficult as you have a cleaner!  

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Level 2-6

The competition between Uncle Antonio and Edward is getting fierce, but Paige already seems to know how to behave "politically correct"!


Mouse Location: Bottom left of the Gelato Wagon (02:09)
Mouse Level 2-6 Location
Customers: Foodies 30%, Kids 30%, Regulars 10%, Hipsters 30%


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Level 2-7

Angie returns to help Emily and decides to take Paige as a prop to research Emily’s competition…



Mouse Location: Behind the Bread Station (02:06)

Mouse Level 2-7 Location
Customers: Foodies 25%, Kids 25%, Regulars 25%, Hipsters 25%


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Level 2-8


Angie reports that none of Dainton Wu’s restaurants allows her to bring Paige.  Emily suspects that’s how they attract customers who don’t like babies...


Mouse Location: Behind the wheel of the Gelato Wagon (01:27)
Mouse Level 2-8 Location
CustomersFoodies 50%, Kids 0%, Regulars 35%, Hipsters 15%


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Level 2-9

A group of Hipsters seem to enjoy visiting The Patio and eating Emily’s pizzas, but they firmly tell her that Paige has to go…


Task: Feed the Hipsters 8 times
Mouse Location: On the Gelato Wagon (02:41)
Mouse Level 2-9 Location
Customers: Foodies 33%, Kids 33%, Regulars 1%, Hipsters 33%

Tips:
  • Today's task is to feed the Hipsters eight times.  Their table is not included in the chain bonus, so make sure you serve their food separately from other customers.

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Level 2-10

Emily is depressed as the college students don’t like Paige, but she'd rather have more kids in her restaurant.  Patrick comes up with an idea of opening a restaurant in his garden, which will be more family friendly.


Mouse Location: Behind the Entertainer (01:18)
Mouse Level 2-10 Location
Customers: Foodies 10%, Kids 10%, Regulars 10%, Hipsters 70%







Friday, 6 January 2017

Delicious Emily’s New Beginning: Level 1 “Emily’s Place” Walkthrough, Hints, FAQs + Tips





Welcome to my Delicious: Emily's New Beginning walkthrough!  In this walkthrough, I show you how to achieve Perfect scores, mice locations, how to complete tasks, and useful Hints and Tips.


Emily's New Beginning Walkthrough: Emily's Place (Level 1)


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1. Level 1-1


After the fabulous honeymoon, Emily and Patrick have welcomed a new addition to the family, their first daughter Paige.  But having taken a maternity leave for a year, Emily is desperate to reopen her restaurant again - can she cope with working and parenting at the same time?

Mouse Location: Behind the plant pot to the right of the front door

Customers: Regulars 100%

Tips:
  • Paige is now introduced to the restaurant and she can influence a customer's mood (Positive/Negative) as she wanders around.   Since today's customers are 100% Regulars, you can let her wander around as much as you like!
  • Before the game begins, you will be given a forecast of customers types.  Choose what to serve in your menu wisely so you can maximise tips.

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2. Level 1-2


It's not easy being a working mom! Evelyn says Emily is missing out on Paige's growth, and Bridget thinks having a child at workplace is a no-no...

Mouse Location: Above the Paige's pen (02:36)

Customers: Regulars 50%, Soccer Moms 50%

Tips:
  • Soccer Moms hate Paige!  So it's a good idea to upgrade Paige's toy to keep her on the spot.

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3. Level 1-3


Bridget suggests that Emily should throw an opening party, and of course Francois is up for it!  But will the plan go well...? 

Task: Prepare props for the party 3 times 
Mouse Location: Above the Counter on the right (02:04)

Customers: Regulars 60%, Soccer Mom 40%

Tips:
  • Here we go again!  While tending customers and Paige, you also have to prepare props for the opening party.  Luckily you now have Side the cleaner to help you clean the tables. 

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4. Level 1-4


Emily hears the celebrity chef called Dainton Wu has just opened a new restaurant in Snuggford.  How can Emily compete with such a pronounced chef?  Meanwhile, Paige is spoiled by her grandparents who are eager to impress her...

Mouse Location: Top of the stairs (02:23)

Customers:  Seniors 34%, Regulars 33%, Soccer Mom 33%

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5. Level 1-5


Francois comes up with the idea how to promote Emily's Place - to give away free samples of delicious pies at a bingo tournament!  But can Emily keep up with baking pies?

Tasks: Give pies to Francois 4 times
Mouse Location: Outside the middle window (02:09)

Customers: Seniors 70%, Regulars 15%, Soccer Moms 15%

Tips:
  • In this episode, you have to bake pies for four times.  Francois is not very patient, so it's a good idea to keep one pie in your tray and hand it over as soon as he turns up.
  • The mouse appears outside the middle window ("Emily's Place" logo) and can be obscured if the customers are sitting at the table.  

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6. Level 1-6


Paige has built a tower with blocks for the first time, but Tony gets too excited and breaks it!  Emily is gutted that she missed the special moment.  She tries to find the blocks so Paige can build it again...

Tasks: Find 8 Blocks
Mouse Location: To the right of the cash register (02:08)

Customers: Seniors 60%, Regulars 10%, Soccer Moms 30%

Tips:
  • Today's task is one of the hardest!  You have to locate eight blocks scattered around the restaurant, but some of them are very hard to spot, especially the one inside Paige's pen.  Try to complete the task before it gets busy.

Level 1-6 Tasks: Blocks Locations

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7. Level 1-7


Thanks to the promotion by Francois, now people are queuing up to buy Emily's delicious pies.  While dealing with the rush of customers, Emily forgets to look after Paige who nearly escapes from the restaurant!  How can she keep a closer eye on her from now on...?

Tasks: Retrieve Paige 6 times
Mouse Location: Above the middle window with logo (behind the stained glasses)

Customers: Seniors 50%, Regulars 40%, Soccer Mom 10%

Tips:
  • The mouse is extremely hard to spot on this level.  It appears behind the stained glasses above Emily's Place logo.

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8. Level 1-8


Edward takes his eyes off of the tool box in the restaurant, and look what Paige can do in 30 seconds!  Now Emily has to locate Edward's lost tools so he can work on the patio...

Tasks: Deliver Edward's tools 8 times
Mouse Location: Behind the Left Entrance Door (02:17)

Customers: Seniors 20%, Regulars 60%, Soccer Mom 20%

Tips:
  • Today's task is to find tools and hand them over to Edward (See the picture below).  The most difficult one to spot is the one under the drink counter.  

Level 1-8 Task: Tools Locations


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9. Level 1-9


Evelyn and Edward think Emily can't look after Paige properly, and they take her out to the zoo.  When they come back, Antonio and Bridget are waiting for her with a giraffe doll which is similar to the one she's given by her grandparents...

Mouse Location: Top of the Left Counter (02:09)

Customers: Seniors 25%, Regulars 50%, Soccer Moms 25%



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10. Level 1-10


The Patio is almost ready!  It's Emily's final day to work in the restaurant, and once it's finished she can bake pizzas instead of pies.

Mouse Location: To the right of the centre table (02:38)

Customers: Seniors 33%, Regulars 34%, Soccer Mom 33%





Sunday, 1 January 2017

Solitaire Showdown - Ultimate test for your Solitaire's speed and skills!


Solitaire Showdown Demonstration




Once upon a time, Microsoft Windows users were hooked for playing free card games such as Solitaire (aka Klondike), Spider Solitaire and Hearts.

Do you remember when you were frantically flipping the cards to get a win?  Yes I do!

Index

Classic Solitaire

Yes it's a win!


But as the name suggests, Solitaire is always a very solitary affair.

You win, that's it.

Nobody would tell you how brilliant you are by winning Solitaire.

You've got nobody to share your joy with, because nobody gives a damn if you've won on Solitaire or not.

You have no competition, you are only beating your own record, forever.

That's why it's called Solitaire.

But more you become skilful, you want to show off how brilliant you are at playing Solitaire.  Yet, we used to be forever left alone in the Solitaire lonely planet... until now.

Now we have a great news!

Qublix games has developed this brilliant competitive game for Solitaire fans, namely "Solitaire Showdown".

How brilliant is it?

Well, the rule is very simple.  You try to outplay the opponents with your Solitaire skills and speed.  You all start with the same sequences of a 52 card deck and try to add cards to the four foundations as fast as possible.

The first person to add a card to the foundations will get 15 points, and the rest of you will get 10 points for the same card.  If you think you have no more cards to play, you can "End" the game or you can CHEAT by using a ticket to reveal a card to add to the foundation.

I hate when people cheat by using tickets, but well, that's how the game works and how they make money.  If you want to win at all cost, you may purchase tickets using in app purchase options.  Or, you pray no one else cheats in the same tournament!

All in all, I love the mechanism of the game, having a competitive edge to Solitaire games and it's an ultimate way to show off your Solitaire skills to others.




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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Delicious Emily's Honeymoon Cruise Deluxe - Walkthrough, Hints, FAQs & Tips




Emily and Patrick are back!  After their romantic wedding on the lake, they are picked up by Jimmy's Cruise and begin their honeymoon... how exciting is that?  There is no longer a bonus challenge, but instead you need to earn 5 Golden Hearts in each episode to unlock the collectables.

In my video walkthrough, you can find out Mouse Locations, how to unlock bonuses and how to achieve Experts in the descriptions.

Delicious: Emily's Honeymoon Cruise Video Walkthrough 


If you want to be notified when the new episodes are uploaded, you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

Episode List (Click the link to watch the video):

Episode 1: Starts with a Splash! (The Pool Deck)
Episode 2: Coming Apart at the Seams (The Boutique)
Episode 3: No Time to Relax (The Spa)
Episode 4: Entertaining Possibilities (The Piano Lounge)
Episode 5: Kid Crazy (The Kid's Club)
Episode 6: Throwing Dirt (The Beach)
Episode 7: Not Entertained (The Piano Lounge)
Episode 8: The Grand Gestures (The Spa)
Episode 9: Fashion Victims (The Boutique)
Episode 10: Small Steps (The Kid's Club)
Episode 11: Revenge is Best Served Wet (The Pool Deck)
Episode 12: Landlocked (The Beach)
Episode 13: Stitching Up (The Boutique)
Episode 14: Trial and Error (The Spa)
Episode 15: A Magical Reunion (The Pool Deck)
Episode 16: Kid-Friendly (The Kid's Club)
Episode 17: End-Entertainment (The Piano Bar)
Episode 18: Epilogue (The Beach)

[Secret Mini Game]
Earn all Collectables to unlock "Speed Boat" game.  Once you've achieved it, click anywhere on the menu screen (it's random) to play the game.  


[Secret Story]
Earn all Collectables to unlock "Secret Story".  It contains spoiler.  


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Extra Tips, FAQs, and Hints

[FAQs]

Q: I can't finish the level in the Piano Lounge! Help!

A: There aren't enough customers in early stages in the Piano Lounge to clear the level (or to achieve the Expert goal), so you MUST raise your points by earning 'chain bonus'.  The hardest one is Episode 4, as you don't have the Entertainer so it's hard to keep the chain going without making the customers angry.  Here are some tips:

  • Upgrade as much as possible (except the Pianist)
  • The Pianist is rumoured to be broken, so don't use him
  • Earn chain bonus by cashing them at the till all at once, or serve them consecutively
  • Use Patrick and Emily in the chain while earning Golden Hearts; serve them first and chain other customers.  Don't serve Patrick and Emily last as it won't give you any chain bonus

Q: Where is the Mouse in Episode 17-4?

A: It's the most difficult one to spot, but it's probably the easiest one to catch.  The mouse is hiding underneath the Biscuit on the coffee table - since there are many customers who order 'coffee with biscuit', you should be able to catch it while you're playing.

Q: Where is the 10th Rose in Episode 4-3?

A: The hardest one to spot is behind the plant on the Red Piano Counter (see the image below).

Q: I can't take the Memorable Photo!

A: You need to collect all Golden Hearts in the previous and current Episodes to unlock the Memorable Moment.

[Hidden Object Search]

Episode 1-2: Find 5 Tools for Jimmy
You have to find five tools for Jimmy so the cruise can depart!  The hard one to find is hidden behind the plants in the middle.
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Episode 2-3: Find 8 Sawing Kits
When you're busy serving customers, finding hidden objects are one of the most annoying tasks!  Here is the location of all eight items:
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Episode 4-3: Find 10 Roses
In Episode 4-3, you must find 10 roses and some of which are so well-hidden that it will definitely make you crazy!  The most difficult one to spot is hidden behind the plants.
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Episode 5-1: Find 8 Tools
You need to find 8 tools to release Jimmy from the cupboard!  Here is the solution:
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Episode 6-4: Find 18 Beads
Fishing, serving and cleaning all by himself, the Beach Cafe run by Brad is absolutely hectic!  Now you have an extra task of finding 18 beads... you kidding? Well, here is the solution to ease your headache.
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Episode 9-2: Find 5 Inspirations
Angela needs to find some inspirations for her new collection.  Thankfully she only needs 5 items, so here you go:
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Episode 11-3: Find 8 Magazines
It's a straight forward Hidden Object game, but some of them are very hard to spot; especially the one behind the Deck Chairs and the another one before the plant.

Episode 12-2: Recycle 15 Items
It's not straight-forward Hidden Object search, as we have very demanding recycling bins - you have to find the right item when the Bins tell you which item to recycle next...  If you bring the wrong item, the bin won't accept it!
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Episode 14-4: Find 8 Parts of the Phone
Now the Spa has various items which need 'preparation', you want to finish this task as quickly.  Here is the solution:
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Episode 16-5: Find 16 Balls 
Patrick is shocked to see Emily showing a sign of 'motherhood' and drops 16 balls on the floor!  You want to finish this task as quickly as possible before the Club gets busy.


Episode 18: Shoo Away 8 Seagulls
Angela is showing a surprising talent as a wedding planner, and orders Brad to shoo away seagulls from the venue.  Send Brand to complete the task when the restaurant is not too busy!


[Collectables]

1. Collect 5 Golden Hearts to unlock "Francois"
2. Collect 10 Golden Hearts to unlock "Angela"
3. Collect 15 Golden Hearts to unlock "Brigid"
4. Collect 20 Golden Hearts to unlock "Evelyn and Edward"
5. Collect 25 Golden Hearts to unlock "Jimmy"
6. Collect 30 Golden Hearts to unlock "Brad"
7. Collect 35 Golden Hearts to unlock "John Tones"
8. Collect 40 Golden Hearts to unlock "Chuck the Delivery Guy"
9. Collect 45 Golden Hearts to unlock "Kate & Jewel"
10. Collect 50 Golden Hearts to unlock "Cruise Kids (Emma, Eric and Jayden)
11. Collect 55 Golden Hearts to unlock "Jimmy's Parrot"
12. Collect 60 Golden Hearts to unlock "Georgeopolos & Jenny-Lee"
13. Collect 65 Golden Hearts to unlock "Eddy and Freddy"
14. Collect 70 Golden Hearts to unlock "Uncle Antonio"
15. Collect 75 Golden Hearts to unlock "Josh"
16. Collect 80 Golden Hearts to unlock "Robodog 3000 XT"
17. Collect 85 Golden Hearts to unlock "Emily and Patrick"
18. Collect 90 Golden Hearts to unlock "Ivy"
19. Reach Exert on all levels to unlock "Harp Player"
20. Buy 61 Items in the Shop to unlock "Parcel on the Boat"
21. Find 90 Mice to unlock "Mouse" 




Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Walkthrough

 - Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions




Welcome to KittenChippy's Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Walkthrough!  This is a visual guide which shows tips and hints, where to find mice and how to reach Target scores on the Invitation Challenges.

Introduction

The creator of Delicious Emily series, Zylom, has took a brave turn by releasing the game on episode basis (25 Episodes in total), and it caused a little stir among the hard core Emily fans.

First of all, why can't we have the entire game at once?

If you're a time-management game fun like me, we don't like any sort of interruptions.  For example, this is what I usually do.  First, you skim through the whole game or at least half way through to assess the mechanism of the game.  Then you begin the real challenge.  You want to conquer everything, I mean, everything.  You want to unlock all available unlockables, earn all trophies, finish all stages in Expert level, etc.  At the moment, I have no choice but play one episode at a time, and that's it.

So it's a very strange experience so far, I play Emily Wonder Wedding as it's released, without fully grasping the whole picture of the game.

From the walkthrough maker point of view, it can be frustrating, too.  Because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I want to know everything about the game, then deliver everything the game can offer through my walkthroughs so people can appreciate the game more - unfortunately I don't know the whole game, yet.

Saying that, I wanted to make the walkthrough as best as I can, so my immediate goal is to show:

  1. Mouse Locations 
  2. How to achieve Expert score  
  3. How to complete the Invitation Challenges (hopefully in Expert)

**Additional Note**

Since I've written the above review, Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Premium Edition has been finally published.  Now that I know the whole game, I would like to add the following:

My verdict - 4.5 out of 5 stars

I would have given 5 starts if it wasn't released on weekly basis (the reason as stated previously).  But now that I did play the whole game from the beginning till the end without any interruptions, I could finally appreciate the entire game as it should be.  

Also I'm more than pleased that Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding has returned as a 'very challenging' game, like the first two games.  Cute graphics and interesting story aside, I always appreciate the good gameplay with a fair amount of difficulty, and Emily's Wonder Wedding definitely delivers it.

Of course it's shame that the game lacks 'the trophy system' and 'East Eggs', which added great replay values in the past.  But you can tailor-make Emily's wedding by choosing Wedding Dress, Bouquet, Ring, Finale, and who will receive the bouquet, so you will have plenty of replay options if you want to know all the outcomes.

I will add a separate page for Bonus Games and Extras for the Premium Edition later.

I hope you enjoy my walkthrough!

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Episode 1: Meeting Mother-In-Law & Inviting Amelie

Emily and Patrick finally decided to get married in June.  But Emily hasn't even met her mother-in-law... will their first encounter go well?



= Tasks =
Day 1: Choosing a wedding dress
You will make a very important choice today - you must decide Emily's wedding dress!  You can choose between a) Irish Tradition, b) Rose Passion or c) Diamond Glamour.  The decision will affect the story and Emily's wedding.

Day 2: Prepare for Brigid
Emily wants to put up a welcome banner and clean up the place before her mother-in-law, Brigid arrives.  There are three areas need to be attended white Emily's at work

=  Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Flower Counter (02:22)
Day 2: Under Emily's Tray (09:22)

= Invitation Challenge: Amelie - Find 25 Mice =
You have to find 25 Mice while you achieve Target Score so you can invite your friends to the wedding... but the restaurant gets busier more than ever!

Make sure you find all 25 mice before the restaurant closes, since no more mouse will appear afterward even if you still have customers to serve.  So keep an eye on closing time!

Tips: Once you catch over 20 mice, your priority should be catching mice (ignore angry customers), since you won't complete the task unless you catch all 25 mice.

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Episode 2: Heeding the Signs & Inviting Officer Jackson

Emily is having a hard time dealing with her superstitious mother-in-law, and still hasn't secured her wedding dress. She also chooses her Maid of Honor today.



= Tasks =
Day 2: Clean Snuggy (Bonus Score +125)

Snuggy has dropped into the sewer and has temporarily become 'Black Cat', a bad omen according to Brigid. Emily has to wash Snuggy in a bath.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Inside the Left Tree (02:55)
Day 2: By the Right Wall (08:39)

= Invitation Challenge: Officer Jackson Tips =
You will attempt to invite Officer Jackson who loves Emily's donuts. Your task is to serve him as the highest priority for 10 times & achieve Target Score. If you keep him waiting, he will receive an urgent call and it's GAME-OVER!

Following Amelie's challenge, this is another tricky one, so here is the tips:

Officer Jackson arrives on the bike and always orders 2 Donuts. As soon as you hear the bike sound, ignore other customers, add 2 Donuts in the tray and check him out as soon as possible.

Once he arrives for the 9th time, the Restaurant closes. Now you have 2 x OFFICER JACKSON (how can it be possible?). So serve the 1st Jackson, then immediately serve his clone who arrived on foot - Hooray, the challenge is completed!

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Episode 3: The Hand of Fate & Inviting Philippe

The bad luck continues at Emily's Place, and now Emily herself starts believing that the wedding is doomed. In Episode 3, you will attempt to invite Philippe, whom Emily met on the train to Paris.



= Tasks =
Day 2: Clean Windows (Bonus Score +175)
Pigeons have made mess on the shop windows, and Emily has to clean up 5 spots.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Gutter, Bottom Left (01:29)
Day 2: Right of the Flower Counter (08:45)

= Invitation Challenge: Philippe ~ Carry Only One Item =
Phew, this is a simple challenge compared with the previous episodes. Emily can only carry ONE ITEM at a time - can you still meet the target score?

The only tricky part in this challenge is customers at Patrick's Flower Shop, because you can't queue other actions until you create a bouquet and hand it to them. Otherwise, just keep serving everyone as fast as you can!

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Episode 4: The Legend of Lady Mary, Inviting Betty & Elvis

Evelyn believes that she's been married for 30 years because she dropped a penny in Lady Mary's well before her wedding. Emily is determined to try it, but she must fly to Ireland before the last full moon. Can she make it...?



= Tasks =
Day 2: Find the penny (Bonus Score +300)
Emily needs to look through the wedding boxes to find a penny given to Evelyn on her wedding day.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Behind the Left Window (01:48)
Day 2: In the Basket by the Register (09:39)

= Invitation Challenge: Betty and Elvis ~ Serve Large Tables without a Cleaner =
You need to serve five large tables without cleaner's help. Can you still make the target score?

Just like Episode 3, it's a straight-forward challenge which will test your time-management skill. Serve and clean tables as quick as you can, and you should be able to complete the challenge.

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Episode 5: Rocky Road to Ireland & Inviting Chuck

Emily discovers that the ticket to Ireland is too expensive, but someone comes to rescue. Now she is all set, and must make sure she takes everything she needs for the trip... but hasn't she forgot the most important stuff to take?



= Tasks =
Day 2: Carry 6 Suitcases

Emily is ready to fly to Dublin, and needs to load 6 suitcases on the cab.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Left Side of the Counter (02:57)
Day 2: By the Taxi's Trunk (08:04)

= Invitation Challenge: Chuck ~ Serve a VIP =
The challenge is similar to Officer Jackson's (Episode 2) - You must serve the VIP Lady as the highest priority. If she gets upset and leaves, it's game-over!

Unlike Officer Jackson, the VIP Lady's orders are randomized. As soon as the taxi arrives, stop Emily's action immediately (don't queue anything) and get ready to serve her.

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Episode 6: Without a Penny, Inviting Hunter, Stacy & Andy

Emily arrives in Ireland only to realize that she forgot to bring the most important item for the trip - the Penny! But it's not only the penny that is missing from the list...



= Tasks =
Day 2: 4 Photos placed in the album (Bonus +100)
Patrick has made a surprise visit to Ireland, and they had a wonderful day together. Now Emily wants to put photos in the album to keep the memory.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Windowsill (02:09)
Day 2: By the Door (08:50)

= Invitation Challenge: Hunter, Stacy & Andy ~ Serve a Party =
Flannery has to serve a party as well as visiting customers. Can you reach the target score before the time over?

It's a very demanding challenge as you have to "cook eggs" for most of the orders. As soon as you see 'eggs' pop up, start cooking them then prepare other dishes while you wait for them to be cooked.

You will receive +100 bonus if you bring the complete order (4 items) to each table, but if you're late, they will keep adding more items. So make sure you serve a complete order to increase your chance of winning the challenge!

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Episode 7: The Fighting Irish, Inviting Richard

Emily needs to get a bride's bouquet, but the Irish couple, Desmond and Ashling, have decided to call off their wedding. Is there a chance for them to get back together?



= Tasks =
Day 2: 6 Flower Deliveries (Bonus +150)
Despite the feud between Ashling and Desmond, Patrick decides to make a bouquet for the bride. Emily will receive 6 flower deliveries.

Day 2: Choosing Emily's Wedding Bouquet
Patrick offers Emily to make a bouquet for their wedding and you must make a choice! You can choose between a) Hand Tied Bouquet, b) Bag Bouquet or c) Cascading Bouquet. It will affect the mini-game and will appear on the wedding day.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Upstairs Window (01:56)
Day 2: Corner of the Drink & Biscuit Counter (11:24)

= Invitation Challenge: Richard ~ Don't Serve Francois =
You are going to invite Richard whom Emily had a brief fling in Emily's Holiday Season. Francois is on diet, so don't serve him - otherwise it's game-over!

You have to ignore Francois's order, rather than serving him, and it's probably as challenging as the 25 mouse challenge in Episode 1, because Francois will block the queue at the counter which make other customers wait. He also appears in disguise, so be warned!

But the trick is simple - just keep serving customers as quickly as you can (don't worry about chaining), then you should be able to reach the target.

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Episode 8: A Bad Penny Always Returns, Inviting Paul

Ashling complains that she and her fiancé Desmond are incompatible, but after listening to Emily's speech, she decides to give it another go one more day. But can they really make up the differences?



=Tasks=
Day 2: Chase 8 Sheep
Ashling and Desmond is getting married tonight, but sheep have invaded the restaurant. Emily has to chase them off before the restaurant closes.

=Mouse Locations=
Day 1: Top of the Counter Table (01:37)
Day 2: Left side of Flannery (09:42)

=Invitation Challenge: Paul=
Wow, it's another difficult challenge - you're dealing with angry customers who will leave if you're not quick enough. Can you still reach the target score?

Here are some tips:

1) Serve Counter customers as the highest priority.

2) Entertain seated customers non-stop. If they calm down or become 'Ecstatic (hearts around their heads)', they'll give you more tips which will help you to reach target score.

3) Buy new curtains or tables to increase customer's patience (in this video, I bought new curtains, but if you have enough cash, buy both).

It gets as hectic as Episode 1's Mice challenge, but is absolutely fun. Good luck!

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Episode 9: The Wedding Crasher, Inviting Jean-Paul & Nadia

Ashling and Desmond are now happily married and the wedding reception continues day and night. As the party finally ends, we see a mysterious woman visiting the Tavern...



=Tasks=
Day 2: Serve the Wedding Couple
Flannery decides to treat the wedded couple with free meals. Can Emily keep up with their endless orders?

=Mouse Locations=
Day 1: Over the green drape (01:59)
Day 2: Above the bell of the counter (09:33)

=Tips for Invitation Challenge: Jean-Paul & Nadia =

Who would have thought sheep can be so impatient? If they get hungry, they'll escape from the Tavern and it's game-over!

Feeding the sheep is your highest priority. Always keep one or two hay stocks in the tray so that you can feed the sheep immediately. Restocking takes time, so keep the basket filled whenever you have spare time.

After feeding all sheep, you should have spare time before the restaurant closes, so concentrate on chaining to reach the target score - Good luck!

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Penny Dreadfuls Sweeney Todd Walkthrough

- Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions

    


[Introduction]

This is my favorite HOG of all time.  East London is now one of the most fashionable places, yet there are historical buildings and streets, which are kept untouched since the old days. The game engrosses the atmosphere of dark and rainy London with beautifully crafted scenes and music.

I've been living in London for over a decade and know East London by heart, so I have no complain how Sweeney Todd has recreated the good old rainy London scenes.  When you visit now absolutely fashionable East London, you will be amazed once you turn and walk in a corner street, you discover historical scenes which are untouched by the modern society.

Take 'Hanbury Street', a notorious street made famous by Jack the Ripper as he murdered one of the victims - now it has hip record and fashion shops, but a few minutes walk from there, you will find Royal London Hospital, which accommodated the famous Joseph Merrick aka Elephant Man (yes, if you didn't know it, he is a real person who existed in the 18th century).

That's how I'm amazed by the scenes in East London daily, discovering historical buildings which are untouched and kept in immaculate conditions, and you are entering such an amazing journey by playing Penny Dreadfuls' Sweeney Todd.

Nowadays, we encounter 'forgettable Hidden Object games' which you don't want to go back and replay once you finish playing.  This is not.  The Hidden Object scenes are so gorgeous, or should I say, so detailed, that you have to go back and owed by incredible art works they've put in.  Soundtrack is equally amazing, thunderstorm, rain, footsteps... yes, I'm afraid that's what you hear in East London nowadays.  If you want to experience the atmosphere of East London, just play the game!

The game is based on the musical of the same title, so you have to endure (woops, sorry) some terrible singing.  But that's a very minor complaint, since there are so many low quality games with bad graphics, non-story and terrible HOG scenes, so I really appreciate high quality games such as Penny Dreadfuls' Sweeney Todd.


[Walkthrough] 

[1] Mark's Arrival (HD)

In the first Chapter, you're appointed by Inspector Fowler to investigate a disappearance of a young sailor Mark, who came back to London to reunite with his fiancé, Joanna. What happened to him after he visited the barber, Sweeney Todd...?



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Watchhouse Crest (04:32)

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[2] Johanna's Lament (HD)

It's time to investigate Mark's fiancé, Johanna. Mark brought back a costly pearl necklace for her but it has disappeared before she received it. Meanwhile, Reverent Lupin is planning to marry Johanna against her will unless Mark returns...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Bleeding Rose (08:30)
2) Numerology - Cash Register (12:02)

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[3] Lupin's Scheme (HD)

You must investigate your only suspect Reverend Lupin's mysterious disappearance, while the old Church is closed due to a foul stench. People are going missing but where are the bodies...?



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Counting Coppers - Bookshelf (12:27)
2) Sunday Candles (16:07)

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[4] Tobias' Discovery (HD)

A young snipe Tobias who works in a Barbershop has seen what his master has been up to. Sweeney Todd is confident that nobody will believe Tobias and locks him up in the Asylum - it's time to find more evidence to see if Tobias' story is true...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Reagents & Riddles - Lifeblood (10:07)

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[5] Mrs Lovett's Demise (HD)

Mrs Lovett's pies are extremely popular, but what's her secret recipe? It's time to investigate her since she seems to be close to Sweeney Todd. But as you follow her trace, the fate of Mrs Lovett is revealed...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Gargoyle Knockers (05:37)
2) Barber's Door (12:30)

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[6] Mark's Revelation & Ending (HD)

In the last chapter, you finally make a gruesome discovery in the Sewers. Can you catch Sweeney Todd before he flees? We will also discover the fate of Mark, Joanna and Tobias who went through the ordeal...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Skeleton Key (08:48)
2) Gridlock (09:43)
3) Mrs Lovett's Oven (17:50)

F.A.C.E.S. Collector’s Edition Walkthrough

- Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions

         


Introduction

If you love Sci-Fi TV series such as X-Files and Heroes with paranormal phenomenons and extrasensory perceptions, you would love F.A.C.E.S..  It isn't about ghosts, curses, or murder mysteries - it's about people who have an extraordinary ability and the consequences they must face because of it.

You have an ability to materialise objects from photographs, and your journey starts in the Asylum where you are used as a ginny pig for the project F.A.C.E.S. (Find and Combine Extraordinary Strengths) .  You discover that you are no longer any use for the project and will be disposed of tomorrow...

As you can imagine, anyone with an extraordinary ability has always a tragedy attached to it, and the game doesn't disappoint you if you are looking for a good plot line with such stigma.  The reason why I like this game is because it is a well-written tragic Sci-Fi story, and the way you discover and conquer your internal demon using your extraordinary ability is very satisfying.

Aside from the storyline, of course F.A.C.E.S. has a great gameplay.  The atmosphere in the Asylum is spooky and it has many areas you can explore, so it keeps you engaged as you discover new clues.  It has extensive amount of puzzles, but they are all fun and not too difficult that you want to press the skip buttons at the first instance.

There are many mysteries you have to solve as well, so you need to travel backwards and forwards.  Luckily, it's very easy to navigate around so you don't feel you've wasted time for all the tasks you need to complete.

Overall, F.A.C.E.S. is a high-quality Hidden Object game with good puzzles, mysteries and plot lines. The Bonus Contents (Part 8 & 9) will reveal why the whole tragic event has started, and it sure will hit you even harder as you discover the truth.


F.A.C.E.S. Collector's Edition Walkthrough

[1] Part 1 "The Asylum"

You have an extraordinary gift which enables you to materialise objects from photographs - but your gift has been misused by F.A.C.E.S. (Find and Combine Extraordinary Strengths) project.  Now that they have no use of you, you will be executed tomorrow. You must escape the Asylum after helping other patients who are also trapped here...



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[2] Part 2 "Jailbreak"

With the Skeleton Key, you are now free to leave the cell. On the 3rd Floor, you find another patient, Icarus, who can "fly". He is also due to be eliminated, but he can help you to escape if you turn the lights on for his wings and find a painkiller...



=Puzzle Solutions=
1) Cell Door Dial Lock Puzzle (0:25)
2) X-Ray Puzzle (07:16, Random)
3) Glass Shard Puzzle (10:13)
4) Basement Illumination Circuit Puzzle (14:33)
5) 3rd Floor Illumination Circuit Puzzle (15:00)

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