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************************************************************************ * * KQ-4 Helpful Hints file : 1.7 * * New items are marked with++ * * Spoiler warning! (this may ruin your game!) * ************************************************************************* * * In the parlor of the Haunted House is a hidden latch, which opens a * secret door <4 pts.> (Western Wall); thru the door get the shovel. <2 pts.> * * It gets dark at 9pm. * The moon is full so you can see and there are stars in the sky. * Zombies come out of their graves and chase you around. * One hides in the bushes and gets you when you try to enter the haunted house. * * * Haunted House after dark : *++ Have the Scarab from the witches with you. * * Get into the house after dark ; be careful * Find Ghosts ... each ghost requires an item from a grave. * Digging even once in the wrong place breaks the shovel. * In each case, you get 3 points for FINDING the item, and another 2 * for giving it to the ghost ... * Total for Ghosts = 25 pts. * * Ghost Where Grave Item * Found * * Baby Nursery W:"Hiram Bennet" Rattle * Chained Man Entry Hall W:"Newberry Will" Gold Coins * Woman in tears E.Bedroom E:"Betty Cowden" Locket * Lord of Manor Parlor/Hall W:"Lord Coningsby" Medal * Little Boy Attic above E:"Willy ... Abram's Bosom" Toy Horse * E. Bedroom * * Little Boy sat on chest; open chest; get sheet music <2 pts.>, * Play Sheet Music on organ in tower room. <4 pts.> * Find secret drawer in organ, get skeleton key. <2 pts> * Use skeleton key to open crypt. <3 pts> * Use Rope Ladder <2 pts> * ******************************************************************************* * * * * The Perils of Rosella (I've found the items marked with "x") * * * Items Where ? # points Use(s) * ====================================================================== * x Gold Ball Under Bridge 2 Drop into pond to * attract frog's * attention. * * x Frog By Pool 5, When TAKEn, and * KISSed * * x Small Crown By Pool, 2 Wear to avoid * from frog Zombies (sometimes * doesn't work) * Wear at Waterfall * to get into cave: 2pts * * x Board Behind Waterfall 2 Get Thru Cave Chasm, * At Entrance to Get to Little Island * Cave! With Magic Fruit * * x Shovel Haunted House Used to dig * Thru secret at graves for * door on W. Wall 2 ghost's things * of Parlor * * x Broken Shovel Whenever you dig in the wrong place! * * x Silver Baby Rattle W. Graveyard 2 3 points for giving * @ grave of "Hiram Bennet" to Baby Ghost! * * x Gold Coins W. Graveyard 2 3 points for giving * @ grave of "Newberry Will" to Miser's Ghost! * * x Locket E. Graveyard 2 3 points for giving * @ grave of "Betty Cowden" to Ghost of * Crying Woman! * * x Medal W. Graveyard 2 3 points for giving * @ grave of "Lord Coningsby" to Gentleman * Ghost! * * x Toy Horse E. Graveyard 2 3 points for giving * @ grave of "Willy" to little Boy's * Ghost! * * x Sheet Music In Chest 2 Play on Organ, 4pts * Boy Ghost Sits * On! * * x Skeleton Key In Secret Drawer 2 Use to get into * of Organ! Crypt, 3 pts. * * x Diamond Pouch At 7 Dwarve's 2 Trade w/fisherman * House, after for fishing pole * cleaning(5pts.)/eating! * * * x Worm By Stream just 2 Use as bait for * SOUTH of Haunted House fish, 1 pt. * Scare off Bird First!! * * x Fishing Pole From Fisherman! * x Baited Fishing Pole After Baiting ! 1 Catch Fish! * * x Dead Fish Fishing off 2 Throw at Pelican, 4pts * Wharf! * * x Shakespeare Book Haunted House 2 Trade with Minstrel * Parlor, E. Shelf for lute * * x Lute Minstrel 2 Play for Pan. * Trade with Pan * for Flute * * x Silver Flute Pan 2 Use to Charm Snake * @ Island in Swamp for * getting Magic Fruit : * 4pts. * * x Peacock Feather Genesta's Isle 2 Tickle Whale, 5pts * To Tickle Whale, Start at Lower Left * (or right) bottom of tongue and head * diagonally up ... you'll slip, but not * all the way down. You can then * continue until you reach the center * top of the tongue --- and TICKLE! * Swim NORTH to desert island. * * ++ NOTE : You will *NOT* be able to find the Whale at all unless you visit * ++ Lolotte's FIRST. She will tell you she wants the unicorn. * ++ Now go swimming, and you can find the Whale (sometimes). * * x Cupid's Bow Grecian Pool 2 Use to Shoot (4pts) * (Must approach Unicorn, to make * from South) friends w/Him! * * x Pandora's Box Mummy's Crypt 4 Give to Lolotte, 7pts. * NOTE : *NEVER* open Pandora's Box * Now that you've given Lolotte al* these * treasures, she give you your reward : all you * items are taken away by her goons, and you are * locked into a bedroom, and will marry her ugly * son (Edward) in the morning. * * Regain Pandora's Box AFTER killing * Lolotte : 2pts. * * x Glass Bottle Whale's Stomache 0 ??? * x Note In Bottle 0 ??? * * x Bone Just Inside Cave 2 Throw at Dog in * By Waterfall Ogre's House to get * Past Him (4pts) * Ogre's house is LOCKED until you deliver Unicorn to Lolotte, * and are told to get her the magic hen from the Ogre & Wife. * * x Lantern (unlit) Offer Diamonds 2 Light it to explore * Back to Dwarves cave beyond waterfall * @ Mine; Get Lamp * * x Magic Fruit Go thru Cave, * Over Chasm * Lay Board Across Chasm to cross (2pts. each direction) * Then walk DIRECTLY to the RIGHT to CROSS! * Thru Swamp (Jump! (2pts.) on plants) to little island * Use Board to cross to island * Use Flute to Charm Snake (4 pts.) * Take Fruit (10 pts.) * Note : DO *not* eat fruit! * * x Magic Hen In Ogre's House 4 pts * Giving Hen -> Lolotte : 7pts. * After giving hen to Lolotte, she will cheerfully * inform you that she "*almost* trusts you, but * not quite". NOW you have to get for her * PANDORA'S Box --- she doesn't know where it is. * After killing Lolotte, Taking Hen : 2pts. * After killing Lolotte, Giving Hen -> Genesta : 2pts. * * x Silver Whistle On Desert Isle, 2 pts * From Pelican Blow for Dolphin, 2pts. * Ride on Dolphin, 4pts. * * * x Golden Bridle On Desert Isle, 3 pts. * In Bow of ship Put on Unicorn, 3pts. * "Look Ground" Ride, Give Unicorn to * Give Unicorn -> Lolotte (7) * * x Axe Upstairs @ Ogre's House 2 pts. Chop 1 Living * After Getting the Axe, go downstairs, hide in Tree ... 4 pts * Closet, wait for Ogre to eat & sleep, take hen You can now * & Run like Blazes! (you can *just* get out safely Safely get past * If you do!) the trees! * * * x Witches' Glass Eye Witch's Cave 3 pts. Witches will * NOTE: Witches are NOT in cave until give Obsidian Scarab * Lolotte sends you to get Pandora's in return for their * Box. Must LEAVE cave ONCE with glass eye. * eye before offering to trade for Giving eye BACK * Scarab. to witches : 3pts * * * x Obsidian Scarab From Witch's 2 pts. * NOTE: Scarab is a powerful charm against undead. * You can now safely/easily get past all zombies, mummies, etc. * Dealing with ghosts, finding key, getting into mummy's crypt, * and getting Pandora's Box described above. ( :-> ) * One more thing : you will NOT find the witches UNLESS you first * Give Lolotte the Magic hen. * * x Rose Locked Bedroom 0 pts. * NOTE: Rose is from Edward, attached is a GOLD KEY. * * x Gold Key On Rose 2 * NOTE: Can use gold key to unlock bedroom door, and to * unlock Lolotte's Bedroom. (2pts each use) * Must carefully sneak past goons; don't get close to them!! * * 4pts ---> Most of remaining equipment is in Eastern KITCHEN cabinet; * Kitchen is thru NE door off Lolotte's throne room. * (You'll NEED the bow/arrow/fruit. But take everything. * Now, carefully sneak back up to Lolotte's Bedroom and * shoot her with Cupid's Arrow (8 pts). * * x Talisman From Dead 5 pts. * Lolotte! Must give to Genesta! * (10 pts!!!) * * FINAL NOTES : After getting the talisman you will be free to wander the * castle unmolested. In storage room, off stairs from Lolotte's room, * you will find the Hen (2pts.) and Pandora's Box (2pts). * Going outside, you will find a stable. Free the unicorn (4 pts). * * Must now go down mountain, cross Tamir, swim to Genesta's Island (she's * still too weak to transport you herself!). Give her the Talisman. * * Give Genesta back her hen : 2pts. * * Game is on automatic from then on. * * Finished with 226/230 points. * I might have missed finding the golden bridle and riding the unicorn * down the mountain --- and/or other thing(s). * * Anyone finds out, I'ld like to know.

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