Fans of classic dystopian sci-fi films and avid escapers both know there is never enough of a good thing to go around: all movies fade to black, all escape games have an exit. If they're built right, with inventiveness and sentiment, you're always left wanting another. Metropolis Amnesia, a new escape game from Timefall, is not much more than a trailer: a teasing portion of puzzles and a few cleanly-designed rooms to investigate. Yet the convivial winks at cinematic cult favs give Metropolis Amnesia its heart, making it worth breaking for. The design is well-planned and easy to navigate, quickly completed near the 15-minute mark. In that span of time, as you explore this modern-decor flat, you need only be observant, jot a couple notes, employ a bit of deductive reasoning and make sense of a jumbled picture—not so easy as to insult your intelligence, just affable enough to enjoy while reminding you of that old favorite best watched with lights down and a bucket full of popcorn.
"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a Mediator, and this must be the heart." - Metropolis(1927)
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Metropolis Amnesia Walkthrough
You need to collect 16 picture tiles.
You must view clues before puzzles can be solved.
The tile puzzle must be completed before the end puzzle (computer) can be solved.
Don't hit [enter] after typing in answers. If you do, back up and start the puzzle again.
Screenshot: Completed Tile Puzzle/Picture
Click on the table in front of you. Take the tile (#1). Back up.
Go left. Click on the pillows. Take the tile (#2). Note the names of the movies on the three posters. Back Up.
Go left. You cannot take the thumbdrive yet. Note the colors/sizes of the squiggly candles. Back up.
Go left. Click the left-most cabinet. You see 4 yellow squares.
Remember the candles?
Red, Yellow, Green, Blue
Take the tile (#3). Take the silver key.
Open the other cabinet on this screen. Take the tile (#4). Back up.
Click the right two cabinets. Select the left cabinet. Note the grid. Select the right cabinet. Note the four circles. You cannot solve either puzzle yet. Back up.
Click the doors. Bring up the key pad. You cannot enter numbers yet. Back up. Click the doors again. Use the silver key.
Click the bench on the left. Take the two tiles (#5 and #6). Back up.
Click the bed. Take the tile (#7). Back up.
Click the shelves. Take the tile (#8). Click the books on the lower left. Note the name on the diary. Flip through the book and take the single tile (#9). Click out of the book. Note the black dots in each of the two grids. Back up.
Click on the left bottom cabinet of the desk. Take the tile (#10). Click on the cabinet. You need a three number sequence.
Remember the movie titles on the posters?
Four, Three, Seven
Take the tile (#11), the scissors, and the remote. Back up.
Click on the computer. You need that thumb drive! Back up.
Click on the poster board. Nothing to do here now. Back up twice.
Click on the TV. Use the remote on the TV. Note the number, 3554. Back up.
Click on the right cabinets below the TV. Click on the left cabinet and bring up the 4 x 4 grid. Combine the two grids from the bedroom.
B W W W
W B W B
W B B B
W B W W
Press the bottom button and open the cabinet. Take the tile (#12). Take the gold key.
Click on the right cabinet and bring up the four circles. Only shapes are available to you, but you can solve this.
3 5 5 4 - think number of sides
Triangle, Pentagon, Pentagon, Square
Take the tile (#13). Take the corkscrew. Back up.
Go left. Use the gold key on the deck door. Go toward the wine bottle. Take the tile (#14 and #15). Use the corkscrew on the wine. Take the prism from the glass. Back up twice.
Go left twice. Go to the shelf. Use the scissors on the thumbdrive. Back up. Click on the doors. Enter the bedroom.
Go forward to the picture on the far wall above the bed. Use the prism on the picture. Take the tile (#16). Back up.
Click on the computer. Use the thumbdrive. You need a user name and a password. The user name is:
The password is:
You don't know it yet!
Click on the cork board. Put the tiles on the board. Solve the puzzle.
The title of the movie is Metropolis.
When it is solved, it will tell you.
Click the computer again. The user name is:
The password is:
The code you get is:
Back up twice.
Click the doors. Select the key pad. Enter the code from the computer and press E. Click out of keypad. Click the door.
I hope this was helpful. This was my first walkthrough.
[Thank you, usmoo! I edited the "note" to add hint about solving last puzzle. - elle]
Posted by: usmoo | November 3, 2011 1:42 PM