NANCY DREW MYSTERIES
THE FINAL SCENE
By Catalina Navarro
The game starts with Nancy Drew writing a letter to Bess, telling her
about her friend
Maya Nguyen, who is a reporter. She is doing a piece on Brady Armstrong and the
performance in the Royal Palladium Theater before it is demolished. After that
finished you are then taken backstage to the Men's dressing room. There Maya and
exchange a pep talk and then Maya goes in. Right after that you hear a test of
system and then you hear a scream coming from the dressing room. Click on the
and go in. Look around turn left and start moving to a table that has a
telephone on it.
The telephone starts ringing. Answer it; notice that it is coming from the
dressing room. The voice sounds altered and threatens to kill Maya if the
not stopped. Hang up and when you back away the phone rings again. Answer it; it
Joseph Hughes, the caretaker looking for Brady. Tell him about the kidnapping
and he will
comment about a secret door. Notice that the call comes from the projection
you hang up and back away Brady comes in and offers you his autograph. Tell him
kidnapping and tell him to go and look for the caretaker so he can help him.
When he exits the room, turn right to the make-up table and click on the
that it is locked. Now turn right till you see a closet, go to it and open the
door, you can't open the left one. Click on the top shelf and take the magicians
Close the door and turn left.
Go to the sink and click on the portrait above the sink. It opens
revealing a lever,
click on it. You hear a mechanism working. So turn around and go to the rack of
that are hanging in the left side of the room next to the table with a phone.
the clothes to reveal and open secret door. Go through and follow the path to
door click on it and go through the other closet. It is the women's dressing
hear somebody talking on the phone; it is Simone, Brady's agent. Talk to her and
cuts you off turn around. Look around and after your curiosity is satisfied exit
Turn left and notice a crate look down and see that there is a trap door
but you can't
open it. Look up and go to the far back of the stage where there are a lot of
up. Click on the second one from your right on the top row, untie it and click
until you hear a clunk (five times). Turn around and go back to the crate. There
of it is a hook, click on it and put it on the crate. Now turn around and go
back to the
ropes. Start pulling on it (five times) and then tie the rope around the peg
times). Leaving it the way you found it. Go back to where the crate was and
it is not there anymore. Now you can open the trap door.
Go down the steps and you arrive at the basement. Turn right and go all
the way down,
then turn right and go under the stairs to a safe-like door. Click on it, notice
there are buttons. It starts out, reading from left to right, with a heart,
crown, club and a spade. Okay first puzzle. Try to make them all spades. Go
ahead you try
and I'll wait here....
Give up? So soon. No matter. Click on the first button (heart) twice,
once, forth (club) once, first (heart) three times, second (diamond) once, third
three times and the fifth (spade) once. If you did it right it opens up
revealing a box.
There is a puzzle on it. There are 20 tiles, number them from 1 through 20
the upper left hand corner.
The tiles in spaces 7, 8, 9 and 12 will not be moved. Take the tile from
space 1 and
exchange it with the one in space 13. Take the tile that was in space 13 and put
space 1. Go to space 13 and twist the tile once. This is what we will do in the
spaces but I won't explain so thurouhly because I think it will confuse more
explain. I will just write the two tiles which will be interchanged and how many
the tile will receive.
Tile in space 5 with tile in space 14, twist tile in space 14 twice.
Tile in space 11
with tile in space 4, twist tile in space 4 twice. Tile in space 3 with tile in
twist tile in space 18 twice. Twist tile in space 19 once. Tile in space 17 with
space 2, twist tile in space 2 twice. Twist tile in space 6 once. Tile in space
tile in space 20, twist tile in space 20 once. Twist tile in space 1 twice. Tile
15 with tile in space 5, twist tile in space 5 once. Tile in space 11 with tile
15, twist tile in space 11 twice. Tile in space 17 with tile in space 10, twist
space 10 twice. Tile in space 17 with tile in space 15, twist tile in 17 three
Finally twist tile in space 16 three times. If you did it right the box will
revealing some spaces for missing gears. Now let us go look for them. But before
leave there is one more thing you need.
Turn around and go to the other side of the basement, where there is a
machine has a magician in it. Click on it and then click on the play button. He
up. Click on the play button once more. He asks you to find the ace of spades.
finishes shuffling the cards, click on the first square lighted button on your
is the ace of spades. Collect the prize; it is an exploding paper with a ring.
go read the instructions. Okay, now we are ready to look for the gears. Exit the
When you exit the basement, you see right in front of you two doors. One
is the women's
dressing room and the other does not have a sign. Go through the door without a
Once in the hall, go to the double doors that are right in front of you. Open
them and go
inside. It is a balcony. Look down and pick up a quarter that is on the floor.
around and exit the balcony. Turn left and walk down the hall, looking at all
portraits that are on the walls. At the end of the hall is a curtain. Go through
enter the lobby.
When you first enter the lobby, you see a door in the background and
slightly to your
right. Go there. Click forward and then turn right, click on the door and enter.
the ticket office.
To your right is a telephone click on it. Now on the wall right in front
of the phone is
a piece of paper, click on it. On the piece of paper you can see several phone
Write down the telephone pertaining to the police department, it is 555-1422.
away and click on the phone, dial the number. In this conversation you tell the
the kidnapping and you find out that you need to find evidence of the kidnapping
can't do anything. It is a conversation that you just hear and/or read but don't
participate. Now turn around and exit the ticket office.
There right in front of you is a young man, go to him. His name is
Nicholas. Talk to him
about the kidnapping. When the conversation is finished, back away and then
click on him
again to find out about the group he belongs to, Humans Against the Demolition
Illustrious Theaters. When that conversation is finished back away and turn
In the background you can see a piece of furniture that looks like a
game. Go to it, it
is a jazz machine. The object of the game is to take the single musical note to
dancers before the double musical notes eat you. Try it and once again I will
Finished?! Got impatient? Okay, here is the solution: up arrow, up
arrow, right arrow,
right arrow, up arrow, up arrow, right arrow, down arrow, down arrow, down
arrow, right arrow, up arrow, right arrow, right arrow, up arrow, up arrow,
up arrow, left arrow, up arrow and right arrow. Now take the coin that comes
out. It is a
token from the Royal Palladium Theater with the bust of J.J. Thompson. It looks
gear. Good, got one, we still need another one.
Back away and turn right so you can go up the stairs, when you get to
the top turn left
toward the poster on the wall that says to get your refreshments in the lobby.
and when you get to the door on your right go in. It is the projection room.
Go in and turn left till you see a man, it is Joseph Hughes, the care
taker. Talk to him
about the kidnapping. When the conversation ends turn to your right and go to a
full of stuff. It is on the right side of the control panel. Click on the table
on the right side of the table. You can see a slide laying there, take it. It
the poster you saw outside. Now go to the left side of the table and click on
projection manual. Look through it and notice that there is a key missing. Now
and go to the cabinet that is on the right side of the table. Open it and click
third shelf from the top, on some boxes. Take the projector's bulb.
Turn around and click on Joe again, and find out about what he is
planning to do after
the demolition, find out about J.J. Thompson, and where you can get blueprints
theater. Now exit the room and turn right to the other set of stairs. Click on
to go to the balcony.
Go all the way down to the railing. Wait! Save your game here. Now, look
at the railing
and you see that there is an ornament missing. Look over the railing and there
missing ornament on the ledge, but it is just out of your reach. Okay have to
something to get it with. Turn around and exit the balcony.
Go down the stairs and when you get the bottom turn around until you see
Click on him and find out about Louisa Falcone. Back away and go to the ticket
look around the office for the telephone to the County Administration Office.
couldn't find it either. So exit the room and notice that Nicholas is gone.
Go to his work place and look at the brochures. There! In one of the
brochures is the
County Administrations number. Now, armed with the number go back to the ticket
If you did it right you will have the number in the conversation window,
Bess's number. Well, what are you waiting for? Dial it.
When you get somebody on the line, she tells you they were taken a few
days ago. So you
are still on your own. Exit the room, with your head down.
Let's go back to search for something to pickup the ornament with. Turn
left and go to
the display that is under the stair case, just look at it. Now turn right and go
main auditorium. Click on the double doors that are on the right side of the
first came through.
When you enter, turn right and go to the main aisle. Turn left and go
all the way down
to the stage and turn around, now go back up the aisle, a click at a time. Be
notice a hot spot on the first seat of the left part of the theater. When you
get to the,
almost, last row, that is before the column. Click on the pink spot of the seat.
is chewing gum. ... But it is sticky. Well, Maya is my friend and I have to do
in my power. Wait! I have a stick, a magician's wand. Okay, using the stick
click on the
chewing gum. Now let's go back upstairs to the balcony and retrieve the missing
When you get the end of the aisle turn right and go forward until you
get to the double
doors. Turn left and enter the lobby, go forward to the staircase and turn
right, now up
the staircase and through the double doors. Go all the way down to the railing
over the railing. Now using the magician's wand click on the missing ornament.
we go back to the basement. Exit the balcony and down the stairs. Instead of
the way we came into the lobby, let's go the other way. \
When you get downstairs go forward to the curtains that are on the left
side of the jazz
machine. Enter the hallway, and while you are going down look at all the
pictures. Go all
the way down to the door.\Click on it and when enter you are backstage.
Before we go to the trapdoor, let's go to the men's dressing room.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Enter and talk to Brady, ask him where he was while the kidnapping
occurred. Now go to
the secret door, if it is closed, go to the portrait above the sink and pull the
Now go to the clothes rack and go to the women's dressing room.
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Simone Mueller and find out about the cancellation of the
performance. Exit the
room through the main door. When you are in the hallway go to your left and to
Go to the safe and the puzzle box inside. Open the safe and the puzzle
box, put the
missing ornament in the indentation to your left and the token on the smaller
indentation. Now click on the gear handle and a drawer opens. Take the key and
papers. They tell you about the trick Houdini preformed and how J.J. Thompson
pay the bet, so he made Houdini a partner. Okay. So let's go back upstairs.
Let's go to
the men's dressing room again.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Brady again, and find out about Simone. Now exit the room and go
the other door,
open it and turn left, all the way to the curtain and the lobby.
Once in the lobby go and talk to Nicholas and find out about possibility
demolition can be stopped due to the half ownership of Houdini. He offers to
on his computer and leaves. When you back off you hear Joe on the PA system
asking you to
go to the projection room because he has something to show you. So go up stairs
Enter and click on Joe. Joe shows you Maya press pass, he says that
Brady gave it to
him. He then suggests that you go and call the police. But of course you being
detective you are, you will first investigate something else first. So go to the
dressing room first.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Well, well, well Brady isn't there. Using the secret door see if Simone
is in HER
dressing room. Remember if the secret door is not open go through all the steps.
know... the portrait, lever and clothing rack. Once you're in the women's
go and talk to Simone. Yes, she is there.
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to her, and find out where Simone first met Brady. Just idle
knowledge. Okay, when
you finish talking to Simone, go back to Brady's room through the secret door.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Okay, so he is not there. Well, nothing left to do but obey Joe. So go
back to the
lobby, you know through the hallway.
Once in the lobby go to the ticket office and call the police.
Once inside call the police, you know the number: 555-1422. When they
answer and you
tell them what you found, they still won't help. They also tell you a few things
Nicholas Falcone., not very encouraging. Well, that is all you can do, so exit
office. When you exit you are encountered with Joe, who insists that you go and
Suddenly the scene changes, it goes black. That means you are asleep and when
up, get dressed and go to the theater you see a mob in front of the theater. So
you go in
and you are confronted with a funeral wreath and it is day 2.
Look at the funeral wreath, a bad omen. So go upstairs and talk to Joe
in the projection
Right before you go in look at the wanted poster taped to the door. Oh
my, there is even
a Maya foundation sponsored by Simone, huh. Oh well, go in and talk to Joe, find
about key making machine and no sign of Maya. Exit the room and let's go see
suspects. Simone and Brady, specifically.
Oh, look! Nicholas is back. Talk to him first and confront him with the
allegations. He says he is innocent. Well back away. Oh, wait! Forgot to ask him
his research. He says he found an in-law relative. Well, that is better than
go and call her.
Go to the ticket office and the number should be on a note beside the
phone. And when
you click on the phone it should appear in the conversation window under the
Administration number. It is 1-813-555-3247. Isn't it weird how all the
that are given on T.V., movies or anywhere public always start of with 555?
discerning thinking, good for the soul, but won't solve the mystery. So dial the
Eustacia Andropov answers; she talks to you a lot and finally gives you the
number to the
Congressional Library and indicates that you should talk to a Sherman Trout.
Dial that number and speak to Mr. Trout. He sounds fishy, huh? Well,
f\finally get him to search for the papers and ... WOW! He is going to send them
Well\, job well done, pat yourself on the back. Exit the office.
Go and talk to Nicholas again and tell him about the special delivery
you are waiting
on. Now go and make a little visit to Simone in the women's dressing room.
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to her and ask her about the posters and find out about a press
conference. Ask her
about the wreath, the gall. You can't get any more out of her, so go to the
dressing room, through the secret passage.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Brady. Doesn't he ever sit down? Or at least change the place
where he is at?
Ask him where he found the press pass. He is confused, balcony or basement.
he is being manipulated by Simone, oh poor thing. Might as well go to the lobby
what is happening.
When you arrive, you can hear talking outside; it must be the press
great! Now we can do some investigating. Go to the projection room.
Great! Joe isn't here. Let's see why he spends so much time in that
little corner. Go
to the corner where you have always found him and click on the table on the
right of the
telephone. There under the newspaper is a telegram. Read it, and find out that
brother, Jacob died six months earlier. And more importantly they never knew he
brother. Huh? Something is fishy. Okay, well let us see the projector.
Turn right and click on the projector, the part that is nearest the
clicking forward (three times) until you zoom in on the lens. Click on the lens
says that something is missing. Remember the slide we took yesterday that was on
table by the cabinet? Take that and put it on the slide holder. Now back away
click on the switch that is on the right side of the focus button. That lights
But the slide is not in focus. Turn the focus button three times and now you can
slide. It looks like the poster we saw earlier. Okay, take the slide again and
the projector. Now back away and go to the blue part of the projector. There is
hole but it is locked.
Turn right and go to the control panel, click on the number pad. Looks
like you need a
code. You can't do anything except push the play button on the tape player.
Well, that is
all we can do for now. Let's go and investigate Simone's room.
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Simone is not there, but her purse is. Click on it. Inside you find a
click on the red button (twice), and now click on the yellow button that has a
Maya's press pass! In the basement not the balcony. Boy, Brady can't lie to save
life. Great actor.
Now click on the billfold, well it is not a billfold it is a PDA. It
needs a code. Well
let's look through the cards. Starting from left to right you see: an agents
specialist in aromatherapy, a producer, a chiropractic service, a sushi bar, a
note, and a bill.
Let's look at the last two more closely. Georgie-bear, pet name? Look at
8-13*. Would that be 5* or 813*, for the PDA's code number.
So the kidnapper didn't send the wreath! It was Simone. Was she the
everything is pointing that way, but I need more evidence. Let's see what the
tell us. Let's try 5*, first. When I click on the 5, 813 appears and now click
four corners, the order doesn't matter. You're in. Now check the e-mail in-box.
e-mails from Maya. Now check the sent e-mails, so Georgie is the boyfriend.
is all. Now back away and open the drawer.
There's a bunch of make-up. Take a hairpin, it might come in handy. Okay
all done, now
let's go to Brady's room. Through the secret passage.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Look on the table where Brady is always standing. Click on the book, a
There is a piece of paper sticking out, click on it. He has some issues. Now
and go to the drawer that has always been locked. Using the handy hairpin open
drawer. There is a book in there, Stage Technician's Guide. It tells you how to
Houdini Transformation. Read it and if you need to right down the sequence of
instructions. There is a number written on the side in red ink. The text says
must enter the six digit security code, and this is a six digit number. So it
must be it:
121192. The procedure is:
1- Power on
2- Enter security code
3- Press left and right fader buttons
4- Lower left and right fader switches
5- Press magnet buttons
6- Raise fader switches up one notch
7- Press trapdoor button
8- Depress the lock switch; it is the button to the right of the panel with
magnet and trapdoor buttons.
Notice that there is a trick chair in the main auditorium and that there also
Okay we have all we can get right now. Let's go back to the projection
room to see if
these instructions work. Hoping of course that Joe isn't there.
When you exit the door to the backstage you here the creepy voice over
the PA system,
telling you that you are wasting time. Don't let that bother you, keep on going
Follow the above instructions and after you have finished click on the
on it several times, Nancy finally figures out that that's where the kidnapper
talking from all this time. Well, let's go to the stage to see if the
worked. Go through the main auditorium.
You are good! There they are the cages. Walk down to the stage and click
on any cage.
Go to the light fixture that is broken and hanging out. Look through the
Maya! You found her now to get in. The trapdoor closes revealing a trapdoor on
opposite ladder from the broken light. Click on the trapdoor and climb down the
When you get to the bottom turn left and see a door with a puzzle on it, try
pieces. They won't move. Well you need something. You have to go back and try to
some oil or grease. But you can't use the cages because there is no way to open
trapdoor. So turn around and go back, past the stairs to the other side of the
There is some sort of machine there. It could be the trick chair.
Click on the red button and a ledge comes down, get on it and click the
up arrow. You
arrive to a stair hanging on the wall. Climb up that now try to open the door.
move it so you start screaming for help. A voice answers, it sounds like Joe.
you found the secret room. He says it is the magician's room. He then opens the
and hands you a can of oil. Go back to the magicians door and using the can
By the looks of it, you have to move the pieces in order to get the
rabbit to the other
side. Now try it by yourself, and once again I will wait for you here...
There are four vertical pieces that move up and down, number them 1v
through 4v from
left to right. There is a smaller horizontal piece, let's name that one 1h and
vertical naming that one 2h, both of these pieces are above the rabbit. There
vertical and one horizontal pieces below the rabbit, number these A, B, C
the left and going to your right.; and there are two square pieces, name these
1s and 2s
starting with the top one.
Move: 3v up, 1h right, 4v up, A down, B right, 1s right, 2s up, A up, B
left, 1s down,
1s right, rabbit left, C up, 1s right, B right, A down, 2s down, rabbit left.
You did it!
Well, with a little help from a friend.
Go in to the magician's room.
Maya is gone! But she left her shoe and a piece of pizza. Well, since
you are here,
let's look around. From the pizza box turn left and goes to the book case. Look
book named Magic's Secrets vol. IVV. Read about the Phantom Message and what can
with the prize you got out of the magician's machine.
Turn left until you see the guillotine, click on it and see how it
works. Turn left
again and click on the chest and open it. Take the red rubber gloves. Turn left
and go to
the sarcophagus looking contraption on the wall, click on it. It opens revealing
entrance to the basement. Go through it.
It is right by the magician's game. Try it again. Oops, hope nobody saw
you, 'cause YOU
broke it. Turn around and go to the entrance. It is closed and electrified.
rubber gloves click on the keypad. I hope you know the number, 'cause I don't.
You can do
it by trial and error. Or ask nicely. Of course I will give it to you. It is
2,3,1,7,8,4,9,5,6. You are out of there.
When you exit the basement you are encountered with Brady. Go to the
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Simone and confront her with the pictures, the funeral wreath
and all that. When
you are finished, turn to her again and talk some more about Brady's feelings.
Brady's dressing room using the secret passage.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Brady, he has nothing to say. Go to the ticket office.
Talk to the police. Tell Sergeant Ramsey everything, but he still won't
do anything even
if he says he is sending somebody. Now go to the projection room. NOTE: If you
chance go backstage a visit the two dressing rooms, but instead of taking the
passage you use the hall behind the curtain. When you pass through the middle,
see rocks or cement falling DO NOT go forward, wait until the stage light falls.
can go back and forth with no problem.
Go inside and talk to Joe, tell him about finding Maya, and her
disappearing again. Tell
him that you talked to the police, and they might send someone later. After the
conversation ends and Joe tells you to go and get some rest that he will wait
police, walk out the door and the screen goes blank. That means you are going to
It opens outside the theater with the wrecking ball right in front of it
newspaper, talking about Maya's kidnapping and the ransom demand and how Brady
When you put down the newspaper you are in the ticket office. Before
exiting the room,
look by the phone and read the note. Joe wants to see you. So now go to the
Talk to Joe, talk about the ransom demand, how the police did not find
about his retirement, tell him about the falling stage light and about the voice
over the PA system, telling you to leave everything alone. Once you have
conversation exit the room and go to the women's dressing room.
WOMEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Simone and ask her about the ransom demand. That is all she has
to say. Go to
the men's dressing room.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Brady isn't there! He left his portfolio there... all alone. I think it
is time to do a
little more snooping, I mean detective work. Wow, sun tan lotion, progain and...
NOTEBOOK. Huh? Might as well read it. What evidence? What answer?
Take the pencil you might need it later. When you close the portfolio
Brady appears talk
to him, you won't get anything helpful from him. Go to the lobby.
Look at the key making machine, it is fixed. Go to the projection room.
Go to the projector's manual and go to the last page, where the key was.
pencil click on the indentation to see the type of key that you need. Write it
go back to the key making machine.
Click on the machine, using the quarter, you found in the balcony on the
dressing room side, click where it says 25 cents. Watch the machine. Now you are
presented with a lot of keys which have different designs on them. Starting from
side of the key you drew click on the keys that correspond to the design. When
said and done the keys you should push are: SIVO. Neat! The way the key is made.
take the key. Go to the men's dressing room.
MEN'S DRESSING ROOM
Talk to Brady and confront him about finding Maya's notebook. Find out
that he is the
descendent of J.J. Thompson and all his plans. But he won't stop the demolition.
to the lobby
Talk to Nicholas, he says that the package just arrived go to the ticket
the slide that is inside. Go and talk to Nicholas again. He will help you. SAVE
GAME. Now go back to the projection room.
Go and insert the slide. When you turn the projector on the light bulb
pops. Okay you
have anther one and the key. Go to the blue part of the projector and using the
just made open the panel. Using the light bulb you have change the bulbs. There
bottom left hand corner is another slide, take it. When you take it, you here
You can't waste time turn around and go directly to the cabinet click on it and
inside. Wait till the police leave no go on with what you were doing.
Go back to the projector. Turn the switch and now focus it and read
about a female
magician. Now change slides and insert the one you just found. When you focus
fall off. Well go get it. You find a tape recorder it has Joe's voice the first
heard. So he wasn't in the projection room like he said. And to the side is a
swapper. Okay so now we know who the kidnapper is. But we have to find Maya.
Look at the
slide, it shows another secret room.
Turn around and go to the light plug by the door. When you do Joe
appears and after
ranting a bit he lock you in. Notice that the clock to the left of the screen
into a sort of stop watch. Click on the light plug. Click on the switch and
door. Turn right and see the ladder. Climb up. See the door right in front. It
turn around and go back to the left side of the trapdoor is a safe. Using the
found in the puzzle box open the safe. There are a lot of keys. No time to go
one by one.
Take them all. When you finally open the door. Go in.
Maya is inside the machine to your left. You hear over the loudspeaker
demolition is going to start in 3 minutes. The sledge hammer won't work now. Go
back of the room and turn left and then left again to the power box. Joe steps
tries to prevent you from lighting the switch. Using the flash paper you won in
magician's game. Click it on Joe, after he is done talking, of course. Now go
the switch. The marquee lights up and you are saved.
Sit back and find out what happened to everyone. Once again Nancy Drew
saves the day.
Copyright March, 2003