The Guides: Puzzle Walkthrough and Solutions

The Guides
By: Luke Lisi and Kevin Bradford

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This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough with answers, tricks, solutions and help for the iOS and Android game The Guides. I will explain all the answers, so only look if you don’t mind spoilers. If you prefer to have a hint, you can ask in the comments section.

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Section 1:

1-1: Tap the blue circle. Then tap the red circled Y to continue to level 2.

1-2: Just tap the top circle, the one with a red dotted line around it.

1-3: Look at the numbers at the top and tap the circles in that order. So it goes brown, orange, brown, orange, orange, brown.

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1-4: Tap the bottom of the screen and type out “FOUR” then press “submit.”

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1-5: Pay attention to the colors. Notice that all “1’s” are orange and all “0’s” are blue. Using that information, fill in the missing numbers with 1 and 0.

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1-6: Copy the binary code next to the red X (01110011 01110100 01101111 01110000) into the binary decoder in the menu. This will translate to “stop”. Enter that into the “input” box and press “submit.”

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1-7: Notice it he photo says “Input settings: 4251” — so the answer is “4251”.

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1-8: The clue says “73 = ?” If you pay attention to the other numbers and letters, you’ll notice that “C” is missing. That’s the answer!

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1-9: Swipe down to see more of the screen and find the red “c” in the middle of the screen. It’s blinking, so may be a bit tricky to find. Tap on it when you find it.

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1-10: Find all the read letters and put them together to make “NIGHT”.

1-11: The hint is “<--- esreveR", so you want to read the red letters from the bottom to top this time. You get: "I AM ONLY HUMAN". 1-12: The hint is "primrose." That's a fancy word for "yellow." So put the yellow highlighted letter together to get "PERSISTENCE." IMG_7477

1-13: Rotate each circle until the orange, brown and black dots match up. There are various ways it could look at the end, but this is one of them:

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1-14: The hint is “Reference: 01.07”. That’s seen on the photo in level 1-7. So go look at that photo again and notice the word “Division” is highlighted in orange. Look at 14 again and notice the orange brackets. It’s telling you to divide the top number by the bottom number. So, XII/IV or 12/4 = 3. So the answer is “3” or “III”.

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1-15: There are three little orange arrows above the letters, pointing to the left. This tells you to go back three letters in the alphabet. The hint also tells you “a = x | b= y | c= z . . .”
So take VKLIW and use that to decode it. Go back three letters in the alphabet to get V = S, K = H, L = I, I = F, W = T. So the answer is “SHIFT.”

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1-16: If you go back to the menu, you’ll notice a new decoder. This one allows you to enter any letters and then shift them any number to get another letter. So for this, enter “PMOI E FEH WXEV” into the decoder. There are four orange dots, so enter “4” under “shift”. Press “submit” and you get the answer, “LIKE A BAD STAR”.

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1-17: The hint is “S > J > N > E > M” and is referencing the planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Earth, Mars. What you need to do is tap the circles in order from largest to smallest. Like so:

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1-18: This is Morse code. If you swipe the screen to the left, the game will tell you how to decode it. The answer is “SIGNAL”.

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1-19: This is Morse code again. You can use the new decoder in the menu for this. Enter “… -.- -.–” and you get the answer, “SKY”.

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1-20: Simply follow the numbers from 1 to 7 and put those letters together to make “DELAYED”.

1-21: Swipe the screen to the left and find the four letters hidden among the symbols: “sdvw”. The hint says “+3” so you need to enter “sdvw” into the decider and put “3” under shift. The answer will be “PAST”.

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1-22: Slide the overlaying image over to match up the lines. Than spell out the letters according to the numbers below them to get the answer: “CEREBRAL”.

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1-23: Enter the letters you see on the screen into the “a >> d” decoder. Then, count the number of orange dots in the circle. It’s 13. So enter “13” under “shift” and you get the answer: “IT IS SIMPLE”.

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1-24: This level is a bit confusing/backwards. You might think that the colors of the circles at the top relate to the ones from level 1-5. To an extent, you’re right. But they’re reversed. So for this level, orange circles are 0 and blue circles are 1. Enter it into the binary decoder to get: “SENSES”.

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1-25: You need to listen to the sounds for this level, so turn up the volume. If you tap the bottom circle, you should hear a sound like a whistle, which is different from the sounds the other circles make. You need to solve this through trial and error. Basically, start with the bottom one, then find the next one that makes the same sound. It should go like this: Bottom, Right, Top, Bottom, Right, Bottom. **Update: You actually don’t need the sounds. The sequence is the answer from the previous level, “SENSES” — South, East, North, South, East, South!

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William Hu
4 years ago

1-14: Note the roman numberals, and how they are written like a fraction. The answer is 12/4, which is three, or ‘iii’.

1-15: Caesar shift. You can use the decoder (shift 3). Answer is ‘shift’.

1-16: Shift 4 (four dots). Answer is ‘like a bad star’.

1-17: Press dots in reverse size order.

1-18: It’s morse code. Answer is ‘signal’.

1-19: Morse code again. Answer is ‘sky’.

1-20: Take the numbered letters in order to get the word ‘delayed’.

1-21: You can slide the screen to the left to reveal a computer interface. In the gibberish you can see the letters ‘sdvw’. Apply Caesar shift of 3 to get the word ‘past’.

1-22: Line up the 4 vertical dashes in the transparency with the red ones on the screen. Take the numbered letters in order to get ‘cerebral’.

1-23: Note the 13 dots spinning around. Apply Caesar shift of 13 to the text to get ‘it is simple’.

1-24. The series of black and white dots in the white panel at the top represents another binary code – white is 0, black is 1. Decode using binary to get ‘senses’.

1-25: No clue. The sequence must be given by another puzzle.

2-1,2,3: Tap both circles at the same time, then the top circle. Match the letters with their corresponding positions below by color to get ‘enigma’.

2-4: Read brown letters ; ‘the weeks’. Read orange letters: smtwtfs. They are the initials of the days of the week starting from sunday. So the highlighted s which is the solution is ‘saturday’.

2-5: Fill in the blanks with the letter that makes most sense, then take them all in order to get ‘accept’.

2-6: Swipe the screen to the left to see that a locking boolean value is set to ‘true’. Type ‘false’ to fix this.

2-7: Caesar shift 18 to get ‘note’.

2-8: Stuck.

Helpme
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Why do you Caesar shift 18 on 2-7

Domo
Reply to  Helpme
4 years ago

Make x=0
0Γ—2=y
Y=0
0+36=z
Z=36
36Γ·2=a
A=18
18-0=b
B=18

Mike Brown
Reply to  William Hu
4 years ago

“The next step is IMPORTANT…” Important is the answer.

I am stuck on 2-18…

Paul shield
Reply to  William Hu
4 years ago

I need help on 2-13

hilal
Reply to  Paul shield
4 years ago

Semaphore is the answer which is when u send messages with flags or smth

allen
Reply to  William Hu
4 years ago

2-8 answer is important

Jeran
Reply to  William Hu
4 years ago

Can I get a HINT for 2-18?

Katy
Reply to  William Hu
4 years ago

2-8 is important

Makinzie
Reply to  William Hu
3 years ago

Did you figure out 1-25??? If not its by sound, its a higher note, bottom, right, top, bottom, right, bottom. And then it’ll take you on

Jcflyingblade
4 years ago

1-25. The sequence is given in the previous answer “senses”. The dots represent compass points. s=South, e=East, n=North (West is not used). Spell “senses” using the compass points…
fq fp pfjmib

Scott
4 years ago

Bonus: It is not MAP-SCHRONOS it is 1) MAPS 2) CHRONOS. MAPS is used in the companion. I’m not yet sure what CHRONOS is used for.

Rick
4 years ago

I’m stuck on 2-22
The hint is D+V+R+S+N. And the picture shows add 13.

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Got it. Thanks

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Thanks for setting up this thread on 2-22. I’m stuck. Seems like I’ve tried every combination of letters involving the previous screen and adding 13, but nothing works. Can you be a bit more explicit?

Thanks!

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately yes I’m still stuck. I set the game aside for a bit hoping for some inspiration.

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yeah, I’ve tried turning DIVERSION, DVRSN, GROOM LAKE all into numbers using “1>>a” decoder. Adding them up and typing in that sum and also that sum + 13. Clearly I’m missing something basic.

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Ahhh…got it! Thanks!

Oscar
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Why is the answer to the second puzzle AURAS?

Nate
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Section 1-12 contains a document with file ID #3-108097, hence “as in 108097.” It has 5 paragraphs. The first letter of each of these spells out AURAS.

XXY
4 years ago

2-20. Swipe the screen to the left and you will see ‘System security key equlas the sum of null values’. The sum of null values (brown dots) is 10. That’s the clue for Shift 10.

By the way, I wonder why MCMLXIX means 1969.

XXY
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Ah! I’m sorry that I only knew I V X, and in my country Roman Numerals are only used as question numbers in English examination papers lol.

Domo
Reply to  XXY
4 years ago

Romain numerals

xxdy
4 years ago

how does the arrows spell out anything in 2-10. “The guide”, no pun, said that 2-10 arrows spell out roads. How is that even possible?

Rick
4 years ago

I need help again πŸ™
2-24. I can’t figure out the hint.
Thanks

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Still can’t figure it out ?

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Right. Thats the one that ends in ==
If i’m right, i just have to figure out which groups of letters or numbers to plug in, correct?

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Here’s the dumbest question of the day. I’m on the puzzle, but for the life of me I can’t remember how to get the letters on the screen.

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

If I’m not mistaken, just like the previous puzzle,you slide you finger up and down over the pic of the clouds to move the letters.

rick
4 years ago

Well, I still can’t figure out the puzzle.
Can you please tell me the answer?
Thanks

Me
4 years ago

The second answer in the compendium is “auras”. The first letters in the 5 paragraphs on the note with “important ” underlined

ausmapa
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I don’t get why “auras” is the answer. I can only see 4 paragraphs and the first letters in those paragraphs don’t spell auras…

Michelle
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
22 days ago

It is actually in the note from 1-12, FILE ID: 3-108,097. The first five letters of those paragraphs is AURAS.

Boothey
4 years ago

Any help with 2.11?

Ngraham
4 years ago

Stuck on 2-18

Helpme
4 years ago

Why is there a Caesar shift of 18?

yl
4 years ago

stuck on 2-17 – what’s the flashing r?

yl
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

so what’s the clue?

JC
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Also stuck on this one! I can’t see or hear any obvious clue – no ideas! Can see the three dots but unsure of what to decode! Further hints would be helpful πŸ™‚

JC
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

oh! well, that was unexpected! onwards and upwards!

hilal
4 years ago

Any help with 2.13?

Paul shield
4 years ago

Thats what I thought. Still having a hard time figuring out what the word is. I’ll get it eventually…if not ill be back begging

Paul shield
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Do the letters have to match up to the dots? Ie the first dot is white therefor the first letter is a white letter. Second dot is yellow second letter yellow etc

Paul shield
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Bingo! Thank you

hilal
4 years ago

Stuck on 2.14 πŸ™ what do all these circles mean and the (1,1)? Man this game gets hard !

Paul shield
4 years ago

I’m having a hard time with 2-18. Hints?

Paul shield
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yeah I could only come up with “xrxxe24xdx”

Rick
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Help with 2-18! I came to the same conclusion as Paul. Saw your comment and tried every letter in the alphabet to replace 24. Nothing worked. Any more hints? Multiple letters? Tried some of those also.

Miguel Reyes
4 years ago

HELP!!!! 2-11?!?!!?

Miguel Reyes
4 years ago

nvm 2-11 i solved it.. im stuck on 2-12… i need help

Patrick
4 years ago

Hey, first off, thanks for this!
Second, just a minor correction: the shifted phrase in the Caesar pic of the Compendium says, “Alea iacta est” – it’s a well-known Latin phrase meaning “the dice is cast”, i.e. ‘fate has been decided’.
Not sure if it will mean anything later, but just in case.

Paul Shield
4 years ago

Just finished! Great game. Any suggestions for another app like this?

Brendan
4 years ago

2.15 (satellite) – I can’t work this one out! Anybody got a clue?

hilal
4 years ago

I need help with 2-20 !! i’ve tried everything!

hilal
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yes I actually fo all I got is , cfikoqy now what ?

hilal
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I checked that, its 10 so its a shift by 10? But 8s still doesn’t make sense

hilal
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I did a shift to the lettres they gave me, svyaego which still doesn’t make sense, can u hive me the anwer cz its 2 am and I want to solve this puzzle and get on with my life ?

hilal
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Now I ΓΊnderstood what was wrong !! I wasn’t matching the numbers ! Anws thank you sooooooo much ❀ I can finally sleep ?

Pixnoelle
4 years ago

2.24 this one is spelled wrong…

imran
4 years ago

Help out at 2.11!!!!!