(Note: Due to the multiple cases in Noir this walkthrough is broken out into 6
parts for ease of use, each part is labeled by its case title. [Winthrop Case,
Watkins Case, etc.] The opening section will be the same for all six cases. In
order to find out what happened to Slayton you will need to solve all six
At the start of the game you will be in Slaytonрs office. First thing to do is
go to the desk. The intercom will begin buzzing at random intervals. Turn to
the intercom, which is behind the desk, and switch it on. You will hear the
secretary give you instructions before she leaves the office. Jack Slayton is
missing and the answer to his disappearance may lie in the cases he was
(Note: Once Secretary Premise is set to TRUE you can leave the office through
the office door or go to another location via the map.)
Open the right top desk drawer and get the rolodex key. Now use the key and
open the rolodex. Flip the cards until the ¬Helpм telephone number comes up.
Go to the phone and pick up the receiver, you will hear the first message from
After hearing the first Informant massage open the center desk drawer and
remove the coin purse. Now you will be able to call the Informant from any pay
Open the middle right drawer and remove the flash light.
Open the desk return all the way (two pulls are required) to get the
combination to the wall safe (hidden behind the picture): open the safe and
get the gun.
(Note: Now you are ready to investigate the cases in any order you like [with
some exceptions - see case descriptions below])
Read Winthrop file (right lower drawer of desk) and you learn that he hired
Slayton to investigate the death of his prize race horse vPegasus.р
Leave the office and go to the Race Track.
At the Race Track go to the stable doors. Look away from the stable doors and
down to find the muddy footprints. Now go find Pegasusр stall door and
discover that itрs locked. A video of Eddie the Jockey tells you that Pegasus
was too healthy to die of natural causes and he gives you permission to look
in his stall.
Unlock Pegasusр stall and enter. Turn on the light and look at the close-up of
Pegasusр feed schedule. Now look at the bulletin board and see the close up of
Mannieрs business card, also look at the close-up of the newspaper article
about Winthrop Mansion. Find the saddle and look down to find the syringe
hidden in the hay. Hmmm?
Go to Winthrop Mansion.
Look up immediately after entering through the gate and wait for the upstairs
light to turn off.
Enter the mansion through the window. Open the kitchen door to see a video of
the staff discussing how Winthrop canрt think straight since Pegasusр death
and he is having financial problems as a result.
Now find Winthropрs desk and discover several thank you letters from various
charities. Look in the left desk drawer to find an insurance policy on
Pegasus. Find the prescription for Pegasusр medicine on the desk. In the right
desk drawer you will find Winthropрs contract with Pollock which states that
if Winthrop defaults everything goes to Pollock.
Go to the construction shack and knock on the door - see a video of a guard
telling you to ¬Scram!м
Go back to Slaytonрs office, open the closet and get the bourbon bottle.
Go to Manorwood.
Enter the construction shack and find the guard sleeping. Look at the second
pair of boots from the left.
Locate Pollockрs desk and read the survey letter saying that there are vast
oil deposits here, but money is needed to develop them. Find the bank letter
on the desk denying Pollock a loan. Read the note telling us that Winthrop is
backing out of the deal due to his being upset about Pegasusр death. Find the
medicine vile hidden in Pollockрs desk. Receive Informantрs phone call that
Pollock is coming ...
(Note: there are three different endingрs to this case depending on your
actions here, they are listed as A, B and C)
A. Enter the closet and see video of Pollock discovering the missing vial of
medicine and running away. Back at Slaytonрs office you will see a newspaper
headline about ¬Pegasus Killer Escaping to U.K.м
B. If after you receive the warning about Pollock coming you attempt to leave
the shack without the gun Pollock will see you and the guard will shoot you.
Back at Slaytonрs office you will see a newspaper headline saying ¬Detective
found in Gutter.м
(Note: depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your memory of
C. If after you receive the warning about Pollock you attempt to leave the
shack with the gun Pollock will see you but you will win the shoot-out with
the guard. Back at Slaytonрs office you will see a newspaper heading saying
the same as in option A.
Read Charlie file which is in the briefcase under the wall map, learn that he
is one of Slaytonрs snitches. Get Charlie Kwanрs wire recording from Slaytonрs
safe and listen to it to learn that the Tong is upset over the loss of one of
its shipments from Hong Kong.
Go to Chinatown.
Open door to the opium den in the underground passages and look at the opium
in the lab. See video of Charlie saying that the missing crate is in a
warehouse. Discover the Warehouse address on the calendar.
(Note: If you knock on the opium den door without the gun the Chinese thugs
will shoot you. You will go to the newspaper headline which says ¬Chinese Tong
Wage War.м However you will not loose your memory of this case)
Go to Warehouse from map in Jackрs briefcase.
Release the hand brake on the truck so that it rolls under the warehouse
window. Climb on to the truck bed and enter through warehouse window.
Inside turn on a Geiger counter found in the tool box. Take the Geiger
counter. Examine the crate and discover that it is empty. Now look at the
crateрs shipping label, it shows that it was shipped aboard a Chinese
Go to the shipyards from map in Jackрs briefcase.
Enter the hold of the cargo ship and discover the radioactive crate. Lift the
netting off of the radioactive crate and examine the shipping label to
discover that the uranium is being shipped to Germany.
Enter valve room. Turn large valve covered in cobwebs to sink ship.
(Note: if you attempt to go through the door of the cargo shipрs super
structure after hearing the Chinese shipmate approaching he will shoot you.
You will go to the newspaper headline which reads ¬Detective Found In Gutter.м
Depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your memory of this
You will see the newspaper headline about a sunken Chinese ship.
Read Watkins file in the right lower drawer of the desk to learn that Watkins
hired Slayton to test his companyрs security by breaking into his office. Get
the Security badge and Watkinsр wire recording from the wall safe. Listen to
the recording of Watkins requesting Slayton to investigate a security breach
in his office.
Go to Bradbury.
Find Watkins office and enter it, this requires the right code on the door for
the current day and the pattern listed on the security badge.
Day Security Badge
Sun (Day=1) ---*-
Mon (Day=2) *---*
Tue (Day=3) -**--
Wed (Day=4) *-**-
Thur (Day=5) ---**
Fri (Day=6) -*--*
Sat (Day=7) *-*-*
Turn on the light in Watkinsр office. Look up and see the broken skylight. Go
up to the roof and look down through the lit skylight to see a dogрs
footprints on a bookcase in Watkinsр office.
(Note: You can not proceed further until after you get a confession from
watkins for the vmax caseр and nileрs photo in the vagnes case!р)
After you take care of the other two cases (at least as much as you can) and
return here the Informant calls you in Watkinsр office to tell you to hide
because the Nazis are coming. Turn off the office light and hide in the
closet. You will then see Wo-Tan (the dog from the Agnes Case) retrieve one of
the code books.
Go to Mannieрs bookstore. (Itрs around the corner from Slaytonрs office)
See video of Mannie showing you his two books. Examine the two books to see
the combination of the other two dials for Watkinsр safe. Watch the video of
Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up the cash and Mannie lets you
explore the book store.
Go into the back room and throw the switch. Open the book case and the metal
door behind it to discover the map room. Examine the map room and find a
printing press for the phony charity organizations. Also look at the blue
prints for Watkinsр office. Discover Wo-Tanрs crate in the map room closet.
(Note: If you turn on the radio or attempt to release Wo-Tan while in the
bookstore map room the Nazis will hypnotize you. You will go to the newspaper
headline saying ¬Detective found In Gutter.м Depending on the difficulty level
setting you will loose your memory of this case.)
Go to Bradbury.
After discovering the secret combination from the three code books you saw in
the bookstore unlock the vault and enter. Open the drawer in the vault desk
and discover Joanрs picture. Walk to the radio in the back of the vault.
The Informant calls you in the vault to say that the Nazis are coming.
Pick up the paper clip from the work bench. Now you need to stop the Nazis
from entering the vault, insert the paper clip into the gears.
(Note: If you fail to insert the paper clip into the gear in Watkinsр vault in
time the Nazis will enter the vault. You will then see the headline saying
¬Nazis Gain Foothold in U.S.м and you will loose the game!)
See the newspaper headline about the Nazis being defeated. You then get a call
from the Mayor congratulating you.
Read the Harrison file from the right lower desk drawer. You learn that
Harrisonрs daughter, Alicia, has been missing for a year. Slayton was going to
ask Myer at Scheherezade what he knows. Take Aliciaрs photo from Harrisonрs
Get Harrisonрs wire recording from the safe and listen to it. Also take the
Film Reel from the safe. Put the film reel on the projector found in the
closet, turn on the motor and light switches. Now remove the painting over the
projector port on the other side of the closet to see Aliciaрs movie. Notice
the brooch that Aliciaрs father gave to her.
Go back to the desk and open the center drawer and look at secret knock on
Get Slaytonрs IOUрs to Meyer Goolsby from the valuable papers booklet in
Go to Scheherezade.
Use the secret knock to enter the night club. Show Aliciaрs photo to the
Bartender ... he wonрt recognize it. He suggests you talk to Meyer instead.
See a poster announcing that Joanрs singing engagement at the night club has
been canceled until further notice.
Go and enter the hotel facility. Talk to Meyer at the reception desk and learn
that you are accountable for Slaytonрs IOUрs. You canрt come back until you
Go back to Slaytonрs office and get Joanрs key from the upper left drawer of
Go to Joanрs apartment.
Use the elevator key to gain access to Joanрs floor. Go look at Joanрs diary,
it is in a drawer next to her bed. She writes that she took something from
Meyer and is heading to San Diego.
Inside Joanрs closet is a brooch. Youрll see a brief clip from the home movie
showing that Joanрs and Aliciaрs brooch are identical.
Go back to Slaytonрs Office and see a newspaper headline announcing that Joan
is Alicia. Get the cash from the wall safe.
Go to Scheherezade.
Enter hotel side using the secret knock from the matchbook cover. See a video
of Myer taking your money and allowing you to look around. Go upstairs.
Watch a video of a thug as he walks into the room, sees you and turns around.
Go to the bedroom and notice a big mirror overlooking the bed. Open the
Now find the lion room and look behind the curtain to discover a secret door,
go through and enter the mirror room. Turn on a speaker which allows you to
listen in on a conversation between the Mayor and a lady who is not his wife
Meyer is angry at your discovery of the mirror room and tosses you out. You
canрt get into the private area of Scheherezade again, although you can still
go to the night club.
Go back to Slaytonрs Office.
Hear a radio announcement about the scandals at Scheherezade and that torch
singer Joan is really heiress Alicia.
Read Maxрs file which is in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn that
he has found a rare book that he wanted to get appraised at Mannieрs
Get Maxрs book from the wall safe. Look at the design inside the front cover.
Go to Mannieрs bookstore.
See a video of Mannie showing you his book. Examine the one book to see the
combination of the other two dials for Watkinsр safe. You know see a video of
Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up Maxрs book instead and Mannie
kicks you out.
Go to Maxрs apartment.
Enter Maxрs apartment through the fire escape and find Max on the floor ...
dead. Check his wallet and you verify that it is Max. Now look at the note in
his hand, it is from Phillip Watkins demanding the return of his book.
Check the apartment and in the bathroom waste basket you find a train ticket
to San Diego.
Go back to Slaytonрs Office and get the baggage locker key from the upper left
drawer of the desk.
Go to Union Station.
Open one of the lockers with the baggage key. Inside is a note from Joan
saying that she bought a ticket for the Moonliner.
Find the Conductor and bring up Joan. The Conductor recalls Joan getting onto
the train after giving a book to Max for safekeeping.
Go back to Slaytonрs Office to see a newspaper headline about Max being found
dead in his office.
Return to Union Station and ask the Conductor of Track #5 about the Moonliner.
He says that there are no more trains to San Diego tonight.
Go to Joanрs apartment where you will find burned love letters from Watkins in
the bathtub. They reveal he gave her the book that got Max killed.
Go to Watkins house where he confesses to having an affair with Joan after you
confront him with the love letters.
Read Agnes Simonрs file in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn that
she is a former silent film star. Now her dog, Wo-Tan, is a movie star and has
Get Agnes wire recording from the safe and listen to hear the special call she
used for Wo-Tan.
Go to Agnes Simonрs house.
The butler lets you in only after Agnes insists. When you glance at the
picture of Wo-Tan, Agnes appears and gives you a photo of Niles, her valet who
supposedly died in a swimming accident. The butler then throws you out.
Go to Scheherezade.
Use the secret knock (found in the Harrison Case) to enter the night club.
Show the Bartender the photo of Niles, he tells you however that he thinks
itрs a false lead.
(Note: you can not continue with this case until after wo-tan steals the book
in the watkinsр case nad myer kicks you out of the mirror room in the Harrison
Go back to Slaytonрs office where Agnes calls and tells you that a ransom note
for Wo-Tan has arrived.
Go to Agnesр house.
The butler again reluctantly lets you in. Agnes gives you the ransom note but
the butler then throws you out.
Go back to Slaytonрs office.
Your informant calls to remind you to take the wire recorder. Open the safe to
get Agnesр wire and the wire recorder.
Go to the Observatory.
You discover that Wo-Tan is being held in a box up on the roof. The thug that
you saw in Scheherezade (Harrison Case) brings you an extension cord so that
you can work the wire recorder. Turning on the tape recorder plays the
recording of Agnesр voice and Wo-Tan runs out of the box.
(Note: If you attempt to open Wo-Tanрs crate on the roof the Nazis will
hypnotize you. You will then get the newspaper headline stating ¬Detective
found in Gutter.м Depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose
your memory of this case)
Go back to Slaytonрs office and see a newspaper headline of Agnes re-united
with her dog.
Once you have solved all six cases then go to the radio. Click the radio on
and see a video of Jack Slayton explaining his disappearance and introducing
Joan. End Game.