A Short Tale: Walkthrough Guide

76. Go to the chest below the easel and use the spinner on the flower box. Use the flowers clue to solve the puzzle. Take the poor alien toy that’s been stuck in there all this time.

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77. You should now have all three alien kids. Give them to their father. He’ll now be willing to help you get out of the room.

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78. Time to turn on the TV! This is a tricky puzzle. First, insert the game cartridge in the game console. Make sure the power is turned on.

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79. Now, pick up the TV remote. It has only one button on it, which is the mic. It would seem like the game wants you to talk into your phone’s microphone. But that’s not the case. What toy need to so is use the keyboard/piano to speak into it. First, use the hair clip to hold down the mic button. You’ll see it now says “I’m listening” without you needing to hold the button down.

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80. Now, head over to the keyboard. Remember the controls for the TV that you found in the closet? They tell you that “TV ON” is the command to turn on the TV. The second and third modes of the keyboard are the alphabet instead of musical notes! So switch to Mode 2. Then, tap the T and V keys. Last, turn the power OFF, then back ON. The TV mic will hear TV ON and turn on the TV.

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81. The TV should now be on and a clue about the moon phases is on the screen. Take a photo of it.

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82. Go back to the keyboard and this time tap T, V, Mode 3. This is because the coming channel is TV 3 and you need to play the game and enter some cheat codes.

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83. Go to the TV and pick up the game controller. You want to become invincible. But remember, LOVE is the only WEAPON required to feel INVINCIBLE in LIFE. So first, select the ENTER CHEAT CODE option and press START. FIRST, enter the EXTRA LOVE POTIONS cheat code. It goes Up, P, Right, Down, Right, Down, N, Q. Press START. Next, enter the ALL WEAPONS cheat code. It’s Right, P, Down, Right, Q, Q, Q, Up. Press START. Next, enter the INVINCIBILITY code. It’s O, N, N, Right, Q, Up, Right, Down. Press START. And last, enter the UNLIMITED LIVES code. It goes Up, Up, Left, O, N, Down, Right, Right. Press START and you’ll get another clue. Take a photo.

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84. Go back up above the book shelves and use the shapes clue from the TV to unlock Ben’s Money Box. You need to put the spinners on each of the four sets of shapes and press the red button after each one. Take the thread from inside.

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85. Go back to the closet and use the knife blade to cut the button off from the suit.

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86. Go back to the teddy bear and use the needle and thread to sew on the two button eyes. Now he can see and is willing to help you. Almost done!

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87. Last puzzle! We need to open the cash register. Use the clues you got from the moon poster and the one you got from the TV. Put them together to figure out which order to press the keys on the register. I included my photo from earlier to make it easier. It goes Cricket Bat, Tennis Ball, Cricket Bat, Kite, Apple, Kite, Apple, Cricket Bat, Cricket Bat. Take the piece of wooden track.

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88. Place the wooden track piece with the others and talk to the train. He’s now willing to help you.

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89. Go back to the main door and try to open it again. All the toys will help you. If they don’t, try talking to all of them again in case you missing something. Take the note from the teddy bear, which is from Ben, then watch the ending,

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Congratulations! You completed the game!

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Mike
4 years ago

Hey. Love the game. Thread disappeared after I picked up. Is this a bug??
Thanks

Graham Ranson - Glitch
Reply to  Mike
4 years ago

Sorry about this, very strange. Please go to the Save Game screen in Options and then select your save file and hit the Export button. If you follow the instructions there I can patch your save file.

SJ
Reply to  Graham Ranson - Glitch
4 years ago

Thanks Graham, but it WAS evil. ????

Anne
Reply to  Graham Ranson - Glitch
4 years ago

Hi

I’m having the same problem – the thread is gone. I have tried to export the game and it is currently in my clip-holder. Which email can I send it to?

Tj
4 years ago

Having trouble with the gear puzzle. My trouble not a bug. When you first get to the pencil box, it shows a picture other than the ones you show. What do I do with that? Step 37.

Nari
4 years ago

So I’ve talked to all the toys. They all say they will help, except the magic 8 ball. When it came to the dvd part, he never told me to do it no matter how many times I clicked him. I put them in order anyways bc that was the point that I became stuck and came to your site. I just went to the door and still couldn’t open it, I went back to all toys and the 8ball finally said arrange the DVDs. I went back and “arranged” them again. He smiled. I went to door and still won’t open. Went back to 8 ball and now he keeps saying I lost my train of thought and “ggrrrr”.

Teddy bear,alien,train,robot,vacuum, 8ball, am I missing a toy?

Nari
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Hmm I’m not sure what I missed with the train? I put the track pieces down…I talked to him and he is willing to help me.

Immo
4 years ago

Great game. Had to use the walkthrough, because i couldn’t find the needle. According to it needle is in the pinning wall. But there isn’t. Can you help.
Thanks

Immo
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I did. But there’s no needle, just the two notes. All items i got left are thread, 2 plastic buttons, small knife and inked brush. Maybe a bug.
Thanks and sorry for bothering on valentins day. Lol

Immo
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Geez!!!! You’re absolutely right.
Thanks a lot!!

Chucky
4 years ago

Two comments:
1) the needle is very easy to be missed out… it should go with a major hint like that without any highlighting
2) the train of thought is too devious and really pisses people off…. wish you didn’t do stuff like that ;-(

And except these two I solved the whole thing myself, sort of reasonably hard but doable.

Chucky
Reply to  Chucky
4 years ago

I mean it SHOULDN’T go with a major hint like that without any highlighting, sorry for the typo

Tony
Reply to  Chucky
4 years ago

The thing is everyone is different. I got the needle straight almost at the beginning with no issues. But that dial thing where you had to select numbers based upon cogs… even when I knew the answer I couldn’t get it to work. Had to use the screenshots literally.

Also it was letting me turn on the hairdryer and put the water pistol in front of it, so in my mind that was warm water! Nah.

Thank god for this walkthrough or there are a couple of bits I’d never have done. Glad to get most of it though without help. 🙂

Richie
4 years ago

Can anyone give me a hint regarding the lock on the suitcase in the closet? Please don’t spoil any other puzzles!

It seems to me that I should’ve been to solve this puzzle early in the game, but for some reason I can not figure out the 5 color-coded lock on the suitcase.

I’ve checked everywhere and everything and I’ve also solved some puzzles that were way more difficult than this one.

Any hints, without giving too much information, would be appreciated.

Andrea
Reply to  Richie
4 years ago

Check the picture you painted

Susy
4 years ago

I need to pick up the needle from the truck to use it on the teddy bear, but I can’t click on it. When I click on the truck it just gets me up to the easel… Anyone else experiencing this?

Susy
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yeah. But the zoom in on the button view is gone and doesnt show up anymore once i’ve put the needle in. Wherever i click on the truck it just takes me up the easel.

nasim
Reply to  Susy
3 years ago

Press the button behind tractor

AdventureGuy
4 years ago

I still can’t figure out the “Lost my Train of Thought” part. Why isn’t the solution in the walkthrough?

Ernst Wendrich
4 years ago

I tried it 3 times at least but the thread disapears before i could use it. I also tried mailing it 2 times to glitch but still no answer. Very frustrating.

Ernst Wendrich
Reply to  Ernst Wendrich
4 years ago

I recieved mail that a fix for this problem had been submitted to Apple ????

Ernst Wendrich
4 years ago

I’ll just play this great game again ????????

B
4 years ago

Can’t open red trunk even after setting clock to 5:00

B
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

That’s what your guide said above

B
4 years ago

Set all 3 clocks to to 5; nothing. Also tried house clock at 7 as its reversed. Nothing.

B
4 years ago

Finished. Don’t understand. What happened to Ben? Ok to reply privately.

B
4 years ago

Yahoo lost my e mails. Would like to know what happened to Ben!

Krista
4 years ago

Hi! Having an issue with going back to get the clue where the keyboard numbers were found the first time. Step 31. The clue isn’t there…

Sharkie
4 years ago

Have finished all except the dress up robot. I put all of the pieces on correctly, including the carabiner, but it isn’t saying it will help. It seems I haven’t done it correctly, because I can still move the pieces around…

D
4 years ago

The TV doesn’t turn on when I use the voice command. Is there something I’m missing?

Selena
4 years ago

Ok so I did everything.. Got my thread and needle, button on the bear but can’t sew it on. Am I missing a step? Got my sharp pencil point en brush with inked also in my bag (and thread and needle).

Selena
Reply to  Selena
4 years ago

Nevermind. Needed 2 buttons haha. Thanks for the wt!

Zhang Xiang
3 years ago

What was the whole point about taking a picture of the Allen VS Senator poster? It wasn’t used in any of the puzzles…

Isabelle
3 years ago

I used the knife to get a button…. But I only got one, how do I get the other?

Thank-you

KarenC
1 year ago

I can’t find one of the triangular yellow pieces…Can you tell me where it is?

Niina
Reply to  KarenC
11 months ago

This is what I’m stuck on as well. I looked through the walkthrough and it shows that it should be next to the empty Balls of Light box but there’s nothing there for me. I cannot open the box. So frustrating!!

Niina
Reply to  KarenC
11 months ago

And apparently this box I cannot open (due to the glitched triangle piece) houses the thing I’ve been waiting this whole game to get: the game cartridge. I’ve been so pumped to use the generic NES this whole time! >=\

Kyle
Reply to  KarenC
10 months ago

This took me a minute. You have to click the middle of the box to look behind it… Thank you angry tapping!

J W
1 day ago

What’s the logic behind the pencil box combination? There are multiple ways to make 5, 7, and 3 dots appear by spinning the knob, but it seems like you have to do it in a particular way and order.