Skip Around the World: Finland

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Skip's landed in Finland in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and he's desperate to meet the famous "sauna guru"... but first he'll have to perform a few weird tasks as you travel around to actual locations and maybe learn a little in the process.

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Walkthrough

(When you talk to people, always explore all the available options.)

Hotel

  • Go inside and talk to the receptionist. This gets you a key and a hint about brochures.

  • Get the brochures from the rack on the wall next to the stairs. Look at the brochure; this will let you access the Santa's Village location, but first you have things to do in the hotel.

  • Go upstairs -- either the stairs or the elevator (Hissi) will work. Use the key to open room 202.

  • Get the candy from the pillows.

  • Go into the bathroom and get the towels.

  • Go back downstairs and go into the sauna (door nearest the stairs). Talk to the woman to gain the information that the sauna isn't hot & steamy enough.

  • Go left twice to see the map.

Santa's Village

  • Get the shawl from the snowman.

  • Go into the house and talk to Santa. This gives you the info that someone will need help finding their way to Santa, and gives you access to the observatory location.

  • Go back outside and go into the teepee-looking structure on the right (the one with a fish hanging above the entrance).

  • Talk to the shopkeeper; he tells you about the lost & found.

  • Take a map from the stand on the counter.

  • Go back outside, then go left to access the map.

Observatory

  • Click the domed building near the top of the map to go to the observatory.

  • Go into the observatory; the astronomer complains that now it's gonna be cold. Give him the shawl and the candy so he'll let you look through the telescope. This gives you access to the arena location.

  • Note that there's a first aid box on the wall next to the door, but you don't need anything from it at the moment.

  • Go outside, then go right to see the map.

Arena

  • Click the rock singer dude to go to the arena.

  • Pick up the paper on the ground on the left.

  • Talk to the horned fellow and make note of the jigsaw puzzle piece he is missing. (One inset, three outset.)

  • Talk to the puzzled guy holding a map. After ascertaining that he's the guy Santa was talking about, give him the map to Santa's Village.

  • Go left or right to see the map.

Santa's Village, take 2

  • Go in to see Santa and talk to him. Get the gift.

  • Go into the gift shop and talk to the cashier. Get the appropriate puzzle piece. (Top row middle)

Arena, take 2

Give the puzzle piece to the horned fellow and get the bucket.

Hotel, take 2

  • Click the golden statue icon near the bottom of the map to go to the hotel.

  • Go upstairs to your room and fill the bucket with water at the bathroom sink. (You need to turn the faucet on first, then use the bucket on it.)

  • Go downstairs and into the sauna. Use the bucket on the coals. Get the book from the woman. This gives you access to the ice pool location.

Ice Pool

  • Talk to the masochist in the water. This gives you access to the hotdog stand.

  • Go left or right to the map.

Hot Dog Stand

  • Click the sausage icon to go to the hotdog stand.

  • Talk to the vendor and try to get both menu items.

  • When the vendor tells you that the rye bread is for his daughter, give him the gift from Santa.

  • Either direction will take you back to the map.

Ice Pool, part 2

Give the masochist the hotdog, then the rye bread. Turns out he's not such a good masochist after all, eh?

Observatory, part deux

Go inside and click the first aid box. Get the vodka.

Ice Pool, once more with feeling

Give masochist guy some vodka to drown his sorrows. This gives you access to the sky-high restaurant location.

Restaurant

  • Click the space-needle-looking icon (just above the dot for Tampere) to go to the restaurant.

  • Go inside and try to talk to the blond guy.

  • Give the bear the book, then try talking to the blond guy again.

5 Comments

KKonShinobu Author Profile Page August 26, 2014 9:56 AM

Thank the Gods (the old and the new) for college breaks! A fresh cup of coffee and mornin' sunshine, here we go :D

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnsUk2AGEQi97qEj5i_i_HBcSFS6H260EU Author Profile Page August 26, 2014 11:13 AM

I should have waited until some clues or a walkthrough was posted. I'm stuck!

I love this game designer ... this is the kind of point-and-click that my granddaughter likes, and we can play them together. Cute storylines and dialogue. Even a bit of trivia about Finland :)

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnsUk2AGEQi97qEj5i_i_HBcSFS6H260EU Author Profile Page August 26, 2014 11:19 AM

Okay, I found the video walkthrough (I hate those) ... turns out that you need to "revisit" some of the characters and new "dialogue icons" will appear. Back to the game!

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baileydonk Author Profile Page August 26, 2014 7:57 PM

My dad was from Finland, so this game really tickled me... but I wanted to see the reindeer!

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Walkthrough

(When you talk to people, always explore all the available options.)

Hotel

  • Go inside and talk to the receptionist. This gets you a key and a hint about brochures.

  • Get the brochures from the rack on the wall next to the stairs. Look at the brochure; this will let you access the Santa's Village location, but first you have things to do in the hotel.

  • Go upstairs -- either the stairs or the elevator (Hissi) will work. Use the key to open room 202.

  • Get the candy from the pillows.

  • Go into the bathroom and get the towels.

  • Go back downstairs and go into the sauna (door nearest the stairs). Talk to the woman to gain the information that the sauna isn't hot & steamy enough.

  • Go left twice to see the map.

Santa's Village

  • Get the shawl from the snowman.

  • Go into the house and talk to Santa. This gives you the info that someone will need help finding their way to Santa, and gives you access to the observatory location.

  • Go back outside and go into the teepee-looking structure on the right (the one with a fish hanging above the entrance).

  • Talk to the shopkeeper; he tells you about the lost & found.

  • Take a map from the stand on the counter.

  • Go back outside, then go left to access the map.

Observatory

  • Click the domed building near the top of the map to go to the observatory.

  • Go into the observatory; the astronomer complains that now it's gonna be cold. Give him the shawl and the candy so he'll let you look through the telescope. This gives you access to the arena location.

  • Note that there's a first aid box on the wall next to the door, but you don't need anything from it at the moment.

  • Go outside, then go right to see the map.

Arena

  • Click the rock singer dude to go to the arena.

  • Pick up the paper on the ground on the left.

  • Talk to the horned fellow and make note of the jigsaw puzzle piece he is missing. (One inset, three outset.)

  • Talk to the puzzled guy holding a map. After ascertaining that he's the guy Santa was talking about, give him the map to Santa's Village.

  • Go left or right to see the map.

Santa's Village, take 2

  • Go in to see Santa and talk to him. Get the gift.

  • Go into the gift shop and talk to the cashier. Get the appropriate puzzle piece. (Top row middle)

Arena, take 2

Give the puzzle piece to the horned fellow and get the bucket.

Hotel, take 2

  • Click the golden statue icon near the bottom of the map to go to the hotel.

  • Go upstairs to your room and fill the bucket with water at the bathroom sink. (You need to turn the faucet on first, then use the bucket on it.)

  • Go downstairs and into the sauna. Use the bucket on the coals. Get the book from the woman. This gives you access to the ice pool location.

Ice Pool

  • Talk to the masochist in the water. This gives you access to the hotdog stand.

  • Go left or right to the map.

Hot Dog Stand

  • Click the sausage icon to go to the hotdog stand.

  • Talk to the vendor and try to get both menu items.

  • When the vendor tells you that the rye bread is for his daughter, give him the gift from Santa.

  • Either direction will take you back to the map.

Ice Pool, part 2

Give the masochist the hotdog, then the rye bread. Turns out he's not such a good masochist after all, eh?

Observatory, part deux

Go inside and click the first aid box. Get the vodka.

Ice Pool, once more with feeling

Give masochist guy some vodka to drown his sorrows. This gives you access to the sky-high restaurant location.

Restaurant

  • Click the space-needle-looking icon (just above the dot for Tampere) to go to the restaurant.

  • Go inside and try to talk to the blond guy.

  • Give the bear the book, then try talking to the blond guy again.

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