Version 1.3 5/29/11 The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks A Walkthrough by Michael Gray AKA The Lost Gamer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Copyright 2011 For a list of all my various guides, check http://the_lost_gamer.tripod.com/guides.html Table of Contents: 001. General information 002. Video Walkthrough 003. Characters 004. Walkthrough 004a. Paris 004b. The Royal Express 004c. Vienna 004d. The Royal Express 004e. Prague 004f. The Royal Express 004g. Warsaw 004h. The Royal Express 004i. St. Petersburg 004j. The Romanov Treasure 005. Credits 001-General Information --------------------------------------------------------- This is a walkthrough for the game called "The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks" for the Nintendo DS. It's an adventure game with several puzzles. If you want to duplicate this guide on your website, or if you want to contact me, do so at email@example.com. 002-Video Walkthrough --------------------------------------------------------- For those of you who would like to watch how to beat the game, instead of reading how to beat the game, a set of videos can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F8008C31E8E44BD4 Links to the individual videos can also be found in this guide. 003-Characters --------------------------------------------------------- Frank and Joe Hardy: Brothers and amateur detectives. Frank has dark hair, and Joe has blonde hair. Alexey Konstantinov: A genius and art expert who has been asked to solve the mystery. He talks a lot, and he is pretty self-centered. Isabelle DuPont: A waitress on the Royal Express. Baron Von Ekartsburg: A bearded man who claims to be the heir to the Romanov Fortune. He is somewhat rude. Carol Stephenson-Hughes: A Cambridge professor who has been asked to solve the mystery. Fez Man: A mysterious villain who seems to be trying to kill everyone on the train. Samantha Quick: A mysterious stranger who calls the Hardy Boys from time to time. She is on the trail of the man in the fez. 004-Walkthrough --------------------------------------------------------- The Hardy Boys are going to Paris, where they have been asked to solve a mystery. Several other people have been asked to solve the mystery, too. It's about the legendary Romanov fortune, which was hidden on a train called the Royal Express. 004a-Paris --------------------------------------------------------- Video #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xfXtQTN1r0 The painting in the museum has a clue to finding the fortune, so that's the first stop of all of the fortune- hunters. However, the location of the museum is hidden on the map. The map puzzle is a simple nonograms puzzle. Fill out squares in the grid, according to the numbers. The solution is this: XX X XXXXX XXX X XXXXX The three blank squares are marked as locations you can visit in Paris. These are the river, Notre Dame, and the museum. Go to the museum and try to go inside. Oh no! The map is broken. Our heroes will have to fix the map, by finding all the missing map pieces. The first piece is automatically found for you. Go to Notre Dame, and pick up a map piece in the lower/right. Then, go to the river and pick up a map piece near the base of the statue. Look into the trash bin in the lower/left corner, and in the upper/left part of the trash bin, you find another map piece. Return to the museum. Now that you have all the map pieces, along with four fake ones, you need to rebuild the map. The piece with the red X goes in the upper/right corner. Figure out where the other pieces go, based on their shape and if the match the pieces that are already there (namely, the piece with the red X and the left-hand side of the map shown on the top screen). Once the puzzle is solved, the Hardy Boys can go inside the museum. Video #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jmy55VsUkM In the museum, go left. You can see a display about the Romanov children, who have five distinctive colors. Go left again to meet Alexey, the art critic and genius. Alexey is not very nice to the Hardy Boys, and he makes a huge fuss about the painting. This is the painting with the clue that will allegedly lead to the Romanov fortune. Examine it. This is a puzzle. Find the five matching objects. They are pear-shaped dolls, made up of five colors, just like the Romanov children. Those colors are red, green, blue, yellow and purple. To get you started, one doll is on the shoulder of the statue, and another is on the red tree. Once you find all five dolls, draw lines between them to form a star. Is the painting trying to say that a key in the hand of a statue will solve the mystery? Leave the painting and go right to meet Isabelle, who is a servant on the train. Talk with her, then leave the museum. You can now visit the train station, from the map area. Go to the train station to see a scene between the Baron and a man in a fez. Talk to the Baron after the scene is over. Go up two screens and pick up a piece of candy from the ground. Then go down a screen, and use the Golden Ticket from your inventory on the train to go inside. 004b-The Royal Express --------------------------------------------------------- Video #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ERhpkivLg The train has three compartments for our heroes to visit at this point in time: 1. The Sleeper, which has all the sleeping rooms. 2. The Salon, which has green furniture. 3. The Gallery, which has a lot of artwork. This first compartment has the sleeping rooms belonging to the various characters, but right now, you can't go inside any of them. Go to the next compartment, where you can look at various things. More importantly, you can meet Carol. She seems like a helpful lady. Talk to her about everything. Two things of note come up: the samovar, and the fact that the Hardys plan on snooping in her room as long as she's here. Go to the next compartment, where you have a lot of artwork. On the left wall is a samovar painting. It's another puzzle where you find five identical things in a painting. One item is inside the boot, another is on the red carpet, one is in between the two tree trunks on the left, one is the yellow thing in the bottom/left, and the last item is the blue one in the middle, sort of hidden by a hill of grass. Draw lines between the five items to form a star. This highlights a samovar. We'll have to make sure to find one. Step forward to the next part of the Gallery compartment. Check out the hand of the statue in the upper/left. It has a key, just like the painting in Paris pointed out! Video #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S307JmMgZn8 Examine the exhibit near the statue. It's the Russian Dolls that Isabelle said the Baron was examining earlier. You want to make a flower design appear on the front of the doll by moving the four levels of the doll left or right. Keep moving them until the flower appears. Make the flower picture appear on the front of the second doll. Then, for the third doll, take the key out of the inventory and use it on the keyhole. Turn the key with the stylus until the lock opens, and our heroes get a golden train piece. The only other thing that the Hardy Boys have to do on the train now is snoop in all of the various rooms, in the sleeper compartment. When searching rooms, tap on items with the DS stylus to get the items to disappear. If a guard catches you, tap on the circles that appear, and eventually the guard leaves. In Carol's room (Room 2), look in the corner of the cushions (on the left). In the corner is a piece of paper that shows Carol thinks the globe in the salon compartment is related to the diary in the salon compartment. In Alexey's room (Room 1), look in the corner of the cushions (on the left). Hidden at the bottom of a pile of things, you can find a picture of Isabelle. Once you leave Alexey's room, the Hardy Boys have a close run-in with the guard. Video #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv3qDa3Lhcw When you try to look in the Baron's room (Room 3), the Baron catches you. The Hardy Boys become upset, and they question the Baron's heritage. Go inside his room and look inside his suitcase. At the bottom of it is the family tree, which shows that the Baron is a Romanov. Once you meet Carol, solve the samovar painting puzzle, open the Russian doll in the Russian doll puzzle, and find a piece of evidence in the three sleeper rooms, you're finished with this part of the train trip. When you try to leave for another train car, the Hardys get a phone call from Samantha Quick, a mysterious woman. Samantha is on the trial of the man in the fez who bothered the Baron earlier. She sees this man on the tracks. Go forward and look at the tracks. The man in the fez left a piece of paper on the tracks, which looks like a timetable. The word on it is in...Turkish? More importantly, the fez man also left a bomb. Examine it, and Samantha decides to disarm it. This is kind of a tricky puzzle. The picture on the top screen says to make a RED connection. Grab the loose end of the red wire, which is the end touching the square in the middle. Draw a line from that to the red node, on the top row. Samantha puts the red wire in place. Next, do the same thing with the blue wire. Now you have to cut the yellow wire. Do this by moving the stylus across the wire, like you're drawing a line through it. The wire is cut. Then, cut the green wire, and cut the blue wire. Put the purple wire in place. Cut purple, cut red, connect brown, then cut brown. The next move you have to make is always detailed on the top screen, and you can retry the puzzle as many times as you want. Back away from the bomb once it's defused. Samantha calls the Hardy Boys, and she sends them the timetable. The game switches to the Hardy Boys. Look at the yellow plaque. It's a map of Vienna, Austria. That's our next location. 004c-Vienna --------------------------------------------------------- Video #6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S2eqm9h5iw The map of Vienna has a puzzle on it, just like the one in Paris. Hooray for nonograms! Here's the solution: XXXXXX X XX X XXXXXX XXXX X XX XXXXXX Just like in Paris, the Hardy Boys will collect scraps of paper. One is near the base of the statue on the street, specifically, on the right-hand side of the base. One is on the tree by the Ferris wheel. One is on a bench at the train station. Go forward a screen, and another piece of paper is in the trash can, underneath the hat. Go to the palace and tap on the ticket window. Put the ticket together. There are four pieces in total, and the final ticket reads "ADMIT ONE Vienna Museum". Once the ticket is reassembled, go inside the museum. Listen to Alexey argue with Carol, then talk with him. He lies about his relationship to Isabelle, saying he's never seen her before, even though he has her picture in his sleeper. Look at the painting. The five objects in this painting are oval-shaped. The red one is in front of the red planet, the green one is left of the book, the blue one is up/right of Earth, the yellow one is on the bottom of the page of the book, and the purple one is in the corner between the purple planet and the train tracks. Form a star between the five objects to get a clue: a key inside a book. This book is the Tsar's diary in the Salon carriage. Leave the painting, and then go right to see Carol. Talk to her about everything, and she lies about the fact that she is broke. She also says you need to solve the paintings in order, which is a hint telling us that we need to solve the puzzle behind painting #2 (the samovar painting) before solving the puzzle behind painting #3 (the key in the diary painting). We'll solve both painting puzzles during our next trip on the train, so let's return to the train now. Go right to reach the exit. Go through the exit, then go to the train station. Board the train. 004d-The Royal Express --------------------------------------------------------- Video #7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD_reuXdCgo During this train trip only, our heroes have access to two new compartments: the dining room and kitchen. These can be found by going through the door in the Gallery. First though, let's check for clues in the sleepers. In Alexey's room, under the newspapers in the bottom/right, you find a letter which says that Alexey is using his artistic talent to make forgeries. In Carol's room, in the bottom/right, there is a note to Carol which shows that she is completely broke. Head towards the Gallery. The guard isn't here anymore, so you can examine the display with the coins. And by "examine", I mean "take everything out of the display". Do that, then leave the Gallery into the now-open dining room. At the other end of the dining room is Isabelle. Talk to her about everything, and a fire will break out in the kitchen. Oh no! A scene occurs, in which our heroes rush into the kitchen and put out the fire. Talk to Isabelle again. She says that the mysterious man in the fez started the fire. She also says that the samovar is here in the room, which is important, because Painting #2 indicated that the samovar holds a clue. Isabelle will give you a key to this room, the kitchen. You'll only be able to use it in this section of the game. Video #8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQSgurz_QJI Explore the kitchen, if you want. When you try to leave the kitchen, you find that the Baron is blocking the path in the dining room. He is hungry, and he forces the Hardy Boys to make food for him. Use the key to open the door to the kitchen. Go to the stove to start a cooking minigame. First, use the stylus to cut the vegetables, by drawing vertical lines in the indicated places. Second, tap on the three vegetable pictures to add them to the soup pot. Now to add seasonings. Move the stylus left and right to add salt, and the salt meter on the left goes up. Make the meter go up to the green area and stop there. Do this for both the salt and the pepper. Finally, move the stylus in a clockwise or counter- clockwise circle, in order to imitate stirring the soup. The soup is then finished, and the Baron will leave. The next time you go to the dining room, you get a phone call from Samantha Quick. She is in Prague, on the trail of the Fez Man. She is really close to him, when the phone goes dead. Did she get captured? Now that the Baron is gone, you can solve the Samovar puzzle. The Baron left his boot in the dining car (on the shelf of the server's area, where Isabelle was standing), so pick that up. Go to the kitchen. You can pick up matches from a shelf here, and you can pick up coals from the ground, near the side of the boiler. Video #9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVzsX5otnNk The samovar itself is in a corner in this room. First, add the coals to the samovar. Second, add the matches. Third, add the boot, which acts as a bellows. Now, you need to drain all the water out of the samovar, by tapping the handle on the right. Then, move the boot up and down with the stylus, until the fire meter goes up all the way. Your reward is a golden train piece. So, solving the mystery behind Painting #2 leads to a golden train piece, just like solving the mystery behind Painting #1 did. I wonder what will happen if we solve the mystery behind Painting #3? Let's answer that question now. Painting #3 depicts a diary, which is the one in the Salon. You open it with coins, but you can't open it now. Go to the Baron's sleeper. Under his three suitcases, you find a coin. Return to the Salon. On the desk with the diary, near the base of the lamp, you can find another coin. In total, there are five coins: three from the display case in the Gallery, one from the desk in the Salon, and one from the Baron's room. Place all five coins in the holes on the diary in order to open it. Flip to the last page of the diary to find a key, just like Painting #3 indicated. The key works on the globe in this room. Carol is standing next to the globe, so you can talk to her if you want. Look at the globe, and specifically, look at the base of the globe. Use the key on the hole in the base. Spin the key around to open the glass. Use the tweezers from the display case in the Salon (the same display case you got the coins from) on the needle here. Step back. Use the needle on the top of the globe to open it. You get another golden train piece. We've solved the puzzles behind all of the paintings so far, so there's nothing else for us to do. Go to the Hardy Boys' room and look at the invitation to Prague to go there. In Prague, you will find another painting that leads to a golden carriage, and you will also find out what happened to Samantha Quick. 004e-Prague --------------------------------------------------------- Video #10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HY4ePZAXBY The map here has another nonogram puzzle. XXX XX XXX XX XXXXXXX X XXXX X X X XXXX X XXXXXXX We have two locations to visit at the start: the museum and the bridge. Go to the bridge. In the green trash can in the lower/right, under the garden gnome, you find an ID card. Go to the gallery. It seems that a careless patron damaged the painting, so it has been removed. Our heroes suspect that this is sabotage, and not an accident. Go to the right. The painting is inside the Restoration Room, where Alexey is talking to the guard. When you try to use the ID card to get inside the room, the guard stops you. Talk to Alexey, then use him to distract the guard. Thanks to the Hardy Boys' clever manipulation of Alexey's temper, he starts yelling at the guard. The guard becomes so distracted that he won't notice when the Hardy Boys use the ID card to enter the restoration room. Once you're in the room, turn around and pick up the tools on the counter. Then turn around and use the tools on the painting. You want to run your stylus over the touchscreen, in order to clean the painting. Make sure to run the stylus over every part of the painting; you can hear a sound effect every time you run the stylus over a new part of the painting. Once you've rubbed your stylus over the entire painting, you can examine it. This time, the five matching objects are triangles. The green triangle is above the green candy, in the upper part of the screen. The blue one is in the upper/left, above the blue candy. The yellow one is on the base of the cake. The purple one is under the rightmost hand of the cake. The fifth one is in the bottom/left hand corner. Make a star with the five objects, and your clue is that the cake is important. I'm guessing this means we'll have to solve a puzzle with the cake in the dining room, in order to get a golden train piece. Leave the museum, and you find a new area for you to go to: a street. Video #11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGYkLl8spnU This street is the Golden Street, and our heroes hope it has something to do with the Golden Bow that Samantha Quick mentioned, before the phone call was dropped. Go down the street, and check out the building to the left. At the top of the door, you find a note from Samantha. When you go backwards, Samantha calls. It turns out that she is completely fine, and she was never in any danger. She just turned off her phone unexpectedly. Talk to her about everything. She is wearing a wig to disguise herself, as she sneaks onto the train. Fez Man is on the train, too. Go on the train to have a minigame, where you tap on the footprints on the bottom screen. Don't tap the red footprints, and tap all the black footprints when they appear. Do this long enough, and you get part of a password: 2, 3, something, something. Samantha overhears a person giving the Fez Man orders. Fez Man is working for someone on the train? Who? Leave the train, and the game switches back to the Hardy Boys. Samantha suggests that the password is for the Children's Carriage, which is the carriage that leads off of the sleeper carriage. We haven't been there before, but we will go there soon. Go to the train station and board the train. 004f-The Royal Express --------------------------------------------------------- Video #12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asz5fNClMAY First off, try to go to the Salon. Isabelle appears. She promises to help the Hardy Boys by distracting the guard. The footprint tapping minigame happens again, and when you finish it, you learn that the password is 2, 3, 8, 6 and 5. Go to the door leading to the Children's Carriage, on the opposite end of the exit that leads to the Salon. Insert 2 3 8 6 5 on the keypad, and the door will unlock. Go forward twice to the castle. The Hardy Boys note that the castle looks familiar. It resembles the castle in a painting in the Gallery. Turn around, and go forward. By the corner of the easel, you have a clue. The bear has a key, and the girl has a snowglobe. Both the bear and the girl (which is really a doll) can be found in this room. You also find a cake decoration in the corner of the easel. Leave the Children's Carriage and go all the way to the Gallery. On the wall to the left, if you're facing the guard, you find the picture of the castle. The five things in this painting are stars. The yellow one is in the bottom/left part of the yellow balloon. The blue one is on the top of the screen. The purple one is on top of the tent on the left. The red one is on the tent, by the ribbon. The green on is on top of the bushes in the middle of the screen. Draw a star between the five stars to find that there is a snowglobe in the castle. Aha! Return to the Children's Carriage. Go to the castle in the back, and examine the tower to find a key. Turn around, then go to the table in this room. Use the key on the bear, then turn the key a few times, in order to get a golden key. Go towards the door that leads out of the Children's Carriage, where you can find the doll. Tap on the doll to find a snowglobe. Use the tweezers to pull out the two plugs in the base of the snowglobe. One plug is on the left, and another is on the right. A keyhole appears. Use the golden key on the keyhole. Turn it around and around until you find the golden train piece. Turn the key around some more, and the Hardy Boys will be able to pick it up. Video #13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QrMF8l_3wQ Okay, so there is only one more painting puzzle for us to solve here on the train. Remember the painting in Prague, which indicated the cake is important? That's the painting puzzle we have to solve. First, though, the game wants you to talk to the various characters. Go to the Salon, then talk to Carol about everything. She lies and says that she is rich, when we know for a fact that she is broke. Go to the Gallery and talk to Alexey. Our heroes ask him about forgery, because they suspect that he has forged a painting or two. At least, the evidence that was found inside Alexey's room indicates that this is a likely possibility. Now that we know where Alexey and Carol are, we know that they are NOT inside their rooms. The Hardy Boys decide to go the sleeper compartment and search the various rooms. In the Baron's room, under the suitcases, our heroes find a copy of the Rasputin's family tree. Oddly enough, this looks a lot more official than the certificate that shows the Baron is a Romanov. Could it be that the Baron is related to Rasputin, and not the Romanovs? Isabelle did mention that she thinks the Baron is related to Rasputin... In Alexey's room, in the area in the back, under the curtains, you find a threatening note. Someone is forcing him to do something, but the note doesn't say what. When you leave the room, you run into Isabelle. Why is SHE sneaking into Alexey's room? Our heroes talk to her for a bit, and she reveals that she has a crush on Alexey. She left a photo of herself in his room to catch his attention, but it didn't work. Carol's room is locked, so you can't search it. Instead, go to the Salon and talk with the Baron. He is sitting on a couch here, and he says that he would never have been allowed on this trip, if he didn't have a certificate which said he is a Romanov. Okay, so much for talking to people and searching rooms. Now it's time to solve that cake puzzle! The cake is in the gallery, and it needs three decorations. One decoration is in the corner of the easel, in the Children's Carriage. A second is on the table in the dining room, the table with the white tablecloth. The third is inside the cabinet in the dining room, the cabinet with a lot of white plates. Put the three ornaments on the cake. You can now spin around the three cake layers. Spin them around, so the ornament designs are complete, and you get a golden train piece. And that's it! Return to the Hardy Boys' room and pick up the train ticket to Warsaw. 004g-Warsaw --------------------------------------------------------- Video #14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Ks-7Q9AYA As you might expect, the map has a nonogram puzzle. XXXXXXX XXX XX XXX XX XXXXX XX X XXXX X XXXXXXX You can go to the street or the museum. Go to the street and take a piece of paper from the lamppost. Examine the trash in the lower/left, and under the banana peel, you find another piece of paper. When you try to go to the museum, you learn that someone stole the painting and replaced it with a forgery. Oh no! Pick up the two pieces of paper here, one on the ground in the bottom/right and one in the alcove on the left. Back away from the museum, and the Hardy Boys will decide to make fake police IDs for themselves. Put the pieces together to form an ID for the brother in blue, one which reads "Full Access" in red on the bottom. It says "Forensic Scientist" on top. With the fake ID in hand, you can enter the museum. Go left and pick up a piece of paper on the ground. It's a ticket to somewhere. Go through the door the ticket is close to. On the ground, under the window in this room, you find the other half of the ticket. Our heroes put the two ticket halves together. It's for the Lubanski Plaza. Samantha Quick calls, and by complete coincidence, she is there now. The game switches over to her. Talk to Alexey here. He has just left a building, and he seems upset. Once he leaves, talk to the girl. It's Isabelle! She gives Samantha the key to the building that Alexey just left. Use the key to get inside. Get inside the trunk, in this room. You have a challenge. You want to hold up the lid of the chest by sliding the stylus up. Remove the stylus once an exclamation mark appears above the characters on the top screen. Do this five times in a row, and the people inside the next room will leave, meaning it's okay for Samantha to go there. Video #15: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SbDQbvFbsY Go to the next room, where the two men were talking. Under the window, you can find a painting. Scrape off the fake layer of paint, by running the stylus all over the touchscreen, and the real painting is revealed. The five items this time are circles. The purple one is under the purple pillow. The red one is right of a bedpost, one is at the top of the screen, one is under the red bed, and one is under the blue bed, by the leftmost foot of the bed. Draw a star between the five objects. The clue is a window, but believe it or not, we won't actually solve this clue to get a golden train piece. Alexey has already found it. Samantha calls the Hardy Boys. This is the last time she will appear in the game. Aw... 004h-The Royal Express --------------------------------------------------------- Go back on the train. Go to the Salon and confront Alexey about his work as a forgerer. Then, return to the sleepers. You see Isabelle fight with Carol, but the Hardy Boys come to Isabelle's aid. Talk to Carol about everything. Video #16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxV4lXiOvA8 There is one more painting puzzle, in the Gallery. Remember the display case that used to have coins? Go there, and pick up the tools. Then look up at the painting. Use the tools on the painting to clean it up. Then, connect the five items. This time, they are ovals. The yellow one is in the upper/left. The red and green ones are on the green banner. The purple one is in the lower/left, on the dress. The blue one is left of the woman's face. Draw a star between all five things to find your next clue: a jewel box and a gold brick. This will be found inside the Children's Carriage. The Baron appears. Talk to him about everything. He notices that there is a castle in this painting, which is your clue to go to the castle in the Children's Carriage. Head that way now. Before going in the Children's Carriage, let's snoop around in the rooms for the final time. In the Baron's room, on the desk in the back, you find a note that makes it seem like the Baron and the Fez Guy are partners in crime. Now enter the Children's Carriage. Go to the castle, and press the gold brick, like the one from the painting. You can now go inside the castle itself. In the lower/right, you have a jewel box, like the one in the painting. It is missing some jewels. Five jewels, to be exact. One is in the light, above the mirror by the jewel box. Two jewels are on the sink in this room. Specifically, they are on the knobs to the water faucets. Go to the dresser in this room. One jewel is on the dress on the left, and the final jewel is on the hat box, above the dresser. Isabelle appears, and she admits that most of the things in the hat box were stolen from various people. Apparently, Isabelle is a kleptomaniac. Isabelle also reveals that the ballerina necklace she has comes from her grandmother. Her grandmother said that she is a Romanov princess, but that might not be true. Go to the jewelry box. Use all five jewels on the box, then turn on the light switch. Video #17: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbhP2URoMjA When you turn on the light switch, you get another golden train piece. All right! Time to leave the castle. The way to leave is by pulling on the lamp near the sink. This opens up an exit. Go to Alexey's sleeper. Under the desk, you can find his forgery materials, which pretty much proves that he forged the painting in Poland. Go to the Salon to look for Alexey. He walks past our heroes when they switch compartments, so turn around and return to Alexey's sleeper. Talk to him, and the Hardy Boys confront him. Alexey admits that he forged the painting, and he begrudgingly gives up the golden train piece that he found, after solving the mystery behind the painting. Go to the Salon. Have you examined the large diorama yet? Use all of your golden train pieces on the diorama. It seems that you are almost finished with this puzzle! There's just one more train piece to find, which means we'll have to look at the final painting, in St. Petersburg. There's only one more thing to do: find a clue inside Carol's sleeper. Under the pile of things in the bottom/left, you find a copy of the painting in Poland. Carol was probably lying when she said she never saw it before. Go to the Hardy Boys' sleeper and pick up the ticket. 004i-St. Petersburg --------------------------------------------------------- Video #18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSk2i_jMqQE Time for the final nonogram puzzle. This one is an eight by eight. XXXXXXXX XXXX XX XXXX XX XXXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX X XXXXX X Once again, Frank and Joe Hardy have to act like they're on litter patrol and pick up every piece of paper they can find. Go to the river and pick up a piece of paper on the railing. Then look in the trash for another piece of paper. At the train station, there are two pieces of paper, one on the first screen and one on the second screen. At the gallery, look at the entrance booth. Our heroes will then rearrange the pieces of paper to make a ticket. The ticket reads "Gallery Pass" in red, at the bottom. On the top, in the white banner design, there is one piece of writing in the middle, which reads "Gallery". Go inside the gallery once you make the ticket. Go all the way through the gallery to the end, where you find the painting. You have the painting cleaning puzzle again. Use the stylus to clear off the painting. The find the five matching objects. These are gears. One is right of the mustache of the guard in the bottom/right. One is under the arm of the soldier with a sword in his left hand. One is above the hat of the soldier in the lower/left. One is above the hat of the soldier in the lower/right. One is directly above the middle of the screen. Make a star appear, and the clue is gears. Isabelle is here. Look at her for a cutscene. It looks like she IS related to the Romanovs! After all, she looks just like one of the girls in the painting. When you try to leave, the Hardy Boys run into the Baron. He admits that he is related to Rasputin, which is why he wants the Romanov fortune. The Baron signs the ticket belonging to the Hardy Boys, so now we have a sample of the Baron's handwriting. The Hardy Boys then split up. One follows the Baron, and the other returns to the train. On the train, go forward a few steps to the desk. Grab the magnifying glass, and the Hardy Boy examines the two samples of handwriting that he has. The Baron's handwriting doesn't match the note found in the Baron's room. Who wrote the note, then? Video #19: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCqYdtpXT_s Time to solve the final painting puzzle. The gear machine is in here, but we need to find four gears. One is inside the clock in the corner of this room. One is on the shelf, on the desk in this room. One is on the faucet, for the sink. One is on the same wall as the clock, on the left. Then, examine the bottom of the diorama. Put all five gears into place. From left to right, they are red, yellow, purple, blue and green. Pull the lever and you get the final golden train piece. Leave the train compartment. Talk to Carol here about everything, and Joe gets her signature. Then, go down a screen and enter the train. When Joe looks at the diorama in the Salon carriage, he checks Carol's handwriting. It shows that SHE is the person who wrote the note in the Baron's room. Why was she trying to frame the Baron? Put the final train piece into the diorama in the Salon carriage, and... Joe finds a tiny map, then gets clobbered by the Fez Man. The train leaves the station, heading towards an unknown destination. Frank calls, and Joe describes the map to him. The game switches to Frank. He can now visit the location marked on the map, which is a village. Go there and talk to the old woman. It turns out that she is Anastasia Romanov, the lost Russian princess! She's still alive! In real life, Princess Anastasia died. However, this was not officially proven until the year this game was made. Anastasia is interested in the train, because it is something she remembers from her youth. She gives Frank the final piece of the train: a golden carriage. She also tells Frank where the Romanov Treasure is probably hidden: the Spring Palace. Anastasia is very interested in meeting Isabelle and seeing if Isabelle is indeed her great-granddaughter. 004j-The Romanov Treasure --------------------------------------------------------- Video #20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxh9lCY8t8s Go to the Spring Palace. The game switches to Joe, on the train. He is speaking with the culprit, who is none other than Carol. She is also going to the Spring Palace, along with her henchman, the Fez Man. Carol, Fez Man (whose real name is Jabar), Frank and Joe all arrive at the Spring Palace. They put the train pieces in place to open the door and reveal the treasure. However, because Carol doesn't have the golden train engine, which Frank got from Anastasia, the door doesn't stay open. It shuts and traps them inside. Needless to say, Frank and Joe need to escape before the door shuts. There are a few minigames to play, in order to escape. First is a memorization challenge. Tap the piles of gold, in the order indicated. The order is randomly determined each time you play the game. Do this for three locations in a row, to move on to the next challenge. Don't worry about messing up, because you get an infinite number of chances to win this challenge. The next challenge is the footprint tapping minigame again. Remember this? Tap on the footprints on the bottom screen. Don't tap the red footprints, and tap all the black footprints when they appear. Every time you tap, the Hardy Boys take a step. Take enough steps to reach the exit before the Fez Man does. If you're too slow, the exit will close before you reach it, or the Fez Man will catch you before you reach the exit. Again, you get an infinite number of chances to win this challenge. When you finish the footprint minigame, the Hardy Boys escape! They then get in contact with the police, and they return to arrest the criminals. The ending scenes then play. It turns out that Isabelle really IS the great-granddaughter of Princess Anastasia, and the two of them are happily reunited. Alexey is no longer being blackmailed into making forgeries, so he's happy. The Baron seems kind of upset that he didn't get any treasure, though. 005-Credits --------------------------------------------------------- This FAQ is copyright of The Lost Gamer, 2011. If you want to use any part of this FAQ, ask me first (instructions under general information).