The Last Express is a first person adventure game in which you are Robert
Cath, an American doctor who is a fugitive from justice. You are invited onto
the Orient express just before WWI by your old friend, Tyler Whitney (that's
him in the first movie.). Cath arrives late and jumps onto the train and then
the game begins. Here's how to win.
When you first get onto the train, take a right and go through the door. This
is the sleeping car. Move forward and turn around to take the magazine where
you will find the passenger list (it's not vital but can serve useful when you
are looking for other people's compartments.).
You'll see a conductor (Rene) walking down the hall towrds you. The 'speak'
cursor will automatically apper so just click on him. You'll ask him which
compartment is Tyler Whitney's. He'll mistake you for Whitney and tell you
that your compartment is number one. Simply walk down the hall and open the
door to number one.
I thinks it's obvious when I say that Tyler's dead. Look up and wlk towrd the
window. Open it up. Pick Tyler up and turn toward the window. Click on the
open window and you will throw Tyler off the train. Turn to the right and you
will see a jacket. Take the jacket and you will assume the identity of Tyler
Whitney. Close the window.
Underneath where you got the jacket there is a box (with nothing in it) and
under it there is a yellow/purple hankercheif. Click the 'hand' cursor on it
to add it to your inventory.
Use the 'look/go up' cursor to take the suitcase down from on top of the roof.
Take the scroll. If you can read Russian, then you can easily beat this game
but you probably can't so we'll have to find some other way to get it
translated. Walk out and go to the next sleeping car. Pass through this
sleeping car and go through the next door. You are now in the smoking car. You
can look at the clock here or sit down. Keep going through to the next door
and walk through. This is the dining car.
If Pascal the dining attendant does not seat you, sit down at the last table
(the one without people at it). In front of you, you will se a fat, bald
German. That's Herr Shmidt, Whitney's colleague from Germany. Click the
'speak' icon on him.
So Shmidt is having some merchandise put on the train at Munich, eh? Hmmmm....
Anyway, talk to the dark man sitting at the table in front of Herr Schmidt's.
His name is Alexi, a Russian anarchist and Romantic. He'll leave. On the table
after he leaves is a book. Take the book, open it, and take the paper inside
of it. He scribbled 10:40 on the paper. I won't tell you what that means for
fear of ruining the end of the game. Go walk around and explore for awhile.
Sooner or later, Rene will tell you that his excellency, Prince Kronos, wishes
to have you come to his private car.
Kronos' car is in the very back of the train, behind Rene's sleeping car.
Knock on the door and Kronos' servant Kahina will open the door and let you
in. Kronos will talk to you about how he is going to give you his rather heavy
breifcase when you give him something called a Firebird. When Kronos makes you
leave, walk around. Sooner or later a man will enter your compartment. Walk in
He knows you're not Tyler. When he looks down he will see the blood on the
floor and will think that you murdered Tyler. He'll want to kill you so here's
how to fight him. Put the 'backwards arrow' cursor near his stomach area and
every time that he attempts to stab you, click and you will dodge him. After a
few times of doing this, he will try stabbing at you in a different style so
simply click when the 'hand' cursor appears on his stomach (when he is in
He'll talk to you about Tyler. He's looking for the gold. Maybe this has some
connection to the Firebird. He'll leave abruptly. (His name is Milos and he is
You can start walking around and exploring again but when the trainmaster (the
short guy in the blue who walks around and says what station the train is
arriving at) walks down the hall saying that all passengers should return to
their compartments, go to the sleeping car just before the smoking car and go
into compartment A when the police are in the hall knocking on people's doors.
Go into the washroom and stay there until you hear the trainmaster saying that
the dining car has now reopened.
Later on, walk back to your compartmaent where the bed is made up. There will
be a 'speak' icon with a little 'Z' in it so click it on the bed so you can
sleep. After you fall asleep, you'll experience a period of darkness and weird
sounds and then you will wake up. Walk out the door and turn around and walk
back through it.
Ahhh! Tyler is on your bed. He'll pull an egg out of his mouth and say: "Why
don't you make it sing?"
Phew! Just a dream. Now you're really awake. Walk out the door and down the
hall to the next sleeping car. Knock on the door to compartment F. This is Ana
Wolffe's compartment. She an Austrian.
Ahhh! She's got a gun! It's a good thing that Vassily Alexandrovich has
interrupted her in time. Follow her down the hall where you will enter
Alexandrovich's compartment. You'll help him. Stay outside the door and listen
to Wolffe and Tatiana discussing "it".
Go back to your compartment and go to sleep. That's it for the first day!
You'll wake up on the second day. Go to Milos's compartment (check your
passenger list) and talk to him about Tyler's intentions. The trainmaster will
talk to Coudert (the other conductor) about how he thinks somebody stole the
master key which opens every compartment on the train.
Go to the dining car and talk to Tatiana. AWESOME! She says as a thanks for
your kind service to her grandfather that she will translate the scroll for
Go to the smoking car. Sit down and look at the table. There's a little beetle
walking around. You can try poking at it but you won't get very far. Take your
matchbox out of your inventory. Open it and click the 'hand' cursor on the
matches inside. Click with the 'back arrow' cursor to just hold the box. Catch
the beetle with the box by clicking it on it when it runs by.
When the little boy in the blue (Francois) is walking in the hall, click the
'matchbox' cursor on him. You'll negotiate a trade. He'll walk back to the
compartment he shares with his mother (FOLLOW HIM!) He'll trade you the
whistle for the matchbox.At 9:40 A.M., it is important that you bump into
Schmidt when you get to Munich.
After the merchandise is loaded onto the train, it will be lunchtime. Schmidt
will eat with Ana Wolffe. Talk to the new passenger, Mr. Abbot (he's the one
with the heavy English accent. He'll sum up what you've done so far as well as
give you some new clues. However, don't worry if you miss him because talking
to him is not exactly necessary but will add to the story.
Sooner or later, Schmidt and Wolffe will go into the smoking car to drink some
coffee. Sit down and Kronos will invite Wolffe to play in a concert with him
in his private car.
Rene will later tell you that you are invited to the concert. At 3:00, go to
Kronos' compartment and you'll see a small part of the concert. Get up and
walk down to compartment E (the one before Ana Wolffe's). Wait until a)
somebody walks down the hall or b) sombody talks to Coudert to go in. Once in,
open the window and climb out. Climb in Ana's window and look at the jewlry
box. Press the center ruby and take the master key.
Go to the place where the game first started off and use the key to open the
door to the outside. Climb onto the roof and walk toward the back of the
train. Smash the skylight and jump into Kronos' bedroom.
Use the 'magnifying glass' &look at the painting. Press the small circle and
it will open a small space. Take the breifcase and walk into the hallway. Walk
through the concert and put the breifcase under the couch in your compartment.
Lock your compartment with the key.
This one is the toughest to explain. Go to compartment 1 (Vassily
Alexandrovich) and go in the bathroom. See the little cabinet under the sink?
Open it. Take the large golden egg and exit through Vassily's compartment
again. He'll say something about it "singing for you". Walk out to the
hallway. Coudert will ask you how you got in there but you'll give him an
evasive nonanswer. Take the egg through to the dining car. See the red curtain
in the back that waiters walk in and out of? Walk through it. You may see a
cook yelling at his apprentice (depending on what time you go in) but they
will let you pass. Keep going to the baggage car where you will see the
trainmaster writing behind a door. Open the door and he will ask you if he can
help you. You can a) wait until he leaves or b) keep opening the door over and
over again. If you do this, he'll ask you to return to the dining car. You'll
be forced back there but then just go back and open the door. Good. He's not
there. Go through his office area to the back of the baggage car. You'll hear
the barking of Wolffe's dog, Maxwell. Click the 'hand' cursor on the cage once
to pet him. Do it again to open the cage. Max will run off. Put the egg into
Go into Herr Schmidt's compartment (#3) and read the letter in his breifcase.
When the concert is over, use the key to open your compartment and get the
breifcase. When Schmidt returns to his compartment knock on the door and show
him the breifcase. Kahina will threaten you with a gun when you come out. She
wants Kronos' gold back. She'll walk away so walk down to Kronos' car with the
breifcase and knock on the door. Kronos' will take the gold and the
Now then, head down to the baggage car and go to the second hallway in it. The
baggage compartment is open (it is usually sealed by a barred, iron door) so
let yourself in. Go to the back where there is a long wooden box. Open it. Ana
Wolffe will come in and demand your key. You'll begin to talk about Tyler's
death when Vesna (Milos' comrade) will come in and try to kill Ana. You save
Ana but now have to fight Vesna. This is like when you fought Milos' but
easier because you do not have to click the 'hand' cursor on her. You just
dodge her. Ana will try to shoot her but Vesna will just run off. Ana will
leave when she finds out that the train is reaching Vienna.
You start out in the dining car for dinner. Walk around for awhile.
Later, Tatiana will knock on the door to your compartment (when she is
standing outside the door, you can just walk in). Open it for her and she'll
tell you that Alexi is constructing a bomb to blow up the train and kill her
Go into Alexi's compartment through the bathroom. You'll need to use the key.
Look up on the luggage rack and take down the suitcase. Take the clock in
there which is actually a detonator. Mr. Abbot will come in and send you out
of the compartment. When the beds are made up, go to sleep. You'll dream about
Alexi being murdered which is actually true.
When you wake up, head down to Vassily Alexandrovich's comaprtment to talk to
a dying Alexi. He'll tell you about "the clock". This is another bomb that is
set to go off soon.
When you walk into Coudert's car (from Rene's) there is a powerbox. Open it.
See the cigar box?
DISARMING THE BOMB
Click on the cigar box (ONCE!!). Get the match from your inventory and put the
cursor over the pipe. Click it.
Don't open the box but turn it around until you see the hinges. Click the
'hand' cursor on these and you will be able to open the box.
Take the telegram from Tyler in your inventory and put it between the moving
Sooner or later George Abbot will go to the smoking car. Go talk to him. He'll
tell you about what he does and ask you to join the service. You'll refuse.
When you're done, you can go to Anna Wolffe's compartment. (This is optional
but it adds to the story.)
In any event, the Serbs will hijack the train at Budapest. Now this gets
exciting. Stalko will clonk you with a crowbar and you'll find yourself in the
baggage car, tied up. To free yourself, turn in any direction then look down
followed by looking up. This will knock your matches free. Look down and move
the cursor until it turns into a hand. Click and you will burn the ropes. Now
click up and you're free.
Click on the door. Ivo will come up with fists forward. Oh boy.... another
Wait for him to throw the first punch and dodge back. Then quickly click the
fist cursor above his head to punch him. Keep doing this to knock his lights
Walk through the door and free Anna. She'll talk to you and then run off.
Take a left and walk through the doors. You should hear some music. Walk down
through the two sleeping cars and take and stop at the connecting part. (You
can stop this time.) Open the door and climb onto the roof. Walk toward the
locomotive. You will be stopped by Svalko.
To fight Svalko, simply wait for him to strike first and punch him. Keep doing
this until the fist icon turns into an open palm. Click and you'll take his
Walk a little more and you'll here the sound of a sword being unsheathed. TURN
Okay this is the hardest fight in the game. Vesna has a sword and two basic
moves. She'll swing high and low. You have to click high or low to counteract
these moves. This took me a few times to figure out. After a little while,
Vesna will duck so DUCK!!! You'll go through a tunnel. You'll find yourself
hanging off of the train with Vesna trying to knock you off. You'll pull her
off. (This is all done for you.) Now, go back to where you first climbed atop
the train. Go to the dining car and unleash the passengers.
Now, go to the platform between Coudert's car and the smoking car and look
down. See that tile in the middle? Click on it and then click on it again to
let the passenger cars loose.
Now climb back on top of the train and go to the locomotive. Milos will pull a
gun on you but Ana will sneak up and shoot him.
She will then tell you that the train is slowing down. NOT FOR LONG! Turn to
the left and you will see a lever. Pull it. You'll be chased by the Serbian
army until you reach a bridge which crumbles behind you.
Go back to the dining car. You can talk to Tatiana and her grandfather but
Tatiana is kind of messed up now that Alexi's dead.
In the compartment before the baggage car is Ana. Go in and talk to her.
When she leaves. Go to the smoking car where you will meet KRONOS?!!!! Well,
it seems that he wants the firebird. Go get it in the baggage car. Bring it
back. Hurry in doing this because if you go to long, Kahina will kill you.
He wants you to open it. Well, if you look at it closely, it's actually a
strangely wraught map of the world with gems in key locations. You can figure
out how to open it by reading the firebird poem that you got from Tatiana or
you can read on.
Here's what gems to click and in what order.
1. Click on the blue gem in Austrailia.
2. Click on the blue gem in England.
3. Click on the red gem in Asia.
4. Click on the purple gem off the western coast of South America.
5. Click on the green gem in the middle east.
Stick you're finger in the now open hole and you will reveal the firebird.
Kronos will try to get Ana to make it sing but it won't work. He'll tell you
to close it. DON'T!!! Choose the whistle cursor from your inventory and blow
ENJOY THE AWESOME END SEQUENCE! This was a really cool game and I hope you