Rusty Lake Roots: Complete Walkthrough Guide

The Last Dance:

[yout can also watch my video for The Last Dance, The Graveyard, and Roots here:

1. Solve all the sliding block puzzles to the right. Then take "The Vamderbooms’ Family Time” album from inside. Also, notice the arrows at the top: >>>>>. That’s a dance sequence.

You can watch this video I made for both the sliding block puzzles and the dance sequences:

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2. Place the record on the gramophone and turn the handle to play the music. Now, you need to tap Frank and Rose left or right to make them dance. For this song, the sequence goes Right, Right, Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Left, Left, Left, Right, Right. Or RRLLRRRLLLRR. Then take the key from Rose.

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3. Use the key to get the dress and The Lake Suite record. Also, notice the dance sequence written at the top of the cabinet: >>>>>.

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4. Put the dress on Rose. Play the record. Then have them dance in this sequence: RRRLRLRLLRRR. You can see it while they’re dancing if you position the camera just right.

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5. Take the needle from the broken gramophone and prick Rose’s finger with it. Tap the white box to collect her blood and complete the chapter. You now have all ten sacrifices!

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The Graveyard:

1. Take the bone from the dog. Then put it in the grave and take the shovel. Arrange the bones into a human skeleton. We’re still missing a few.

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2. Dig up Emma’s grave to get another bone.

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3. Dig up three more bones from Ida’s Samuel’s, and James’ graves. Albert’s is blocked and Mary’s has a locked box in it. To unlock it, add the months from Emma’s and Ida’s graves for the first two numbers (10 + 12 = 22) and the days from Samuel’s and Albert’s graves for the last two numbers (30 + 03 = 33). So enter 2233 to unlock the box. Take the piercer.

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4. Use the piercer on Albert’s grave and take the last bone.

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5. Place all the bones in the grave and reconstruct the skeleton. Open its mouth and take the last timepiece. Place it around Rose’s neck and tap the white box to complete the chapter.

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Roots:

1. Take the three timepieces from Rose, Leonard and Frank.

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2. Place them in the correct slots below the sacrifices and open them up. They all point to 2:45.

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3. Set the clock to 2:45 and put Emma inside it. The gate will open, revealing all ten sacrifices.

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4. Look at all the drawings on the wall. They tell you which body part each letter represents, as well as a couple of numbers to start you off. So this is what you know:

James’ tongue = J = 1 (I think this means the tongue weighs 1 LB)

Rose’s blood = R

Leonard’s foot = L

Frank’s hair = F = 3 (This is telling you which spot to place the hair, but is also telling you the weight of the hair)

Mary’s teeth = M

Samuel’s eye = S

Ida’s eye = I

Emma’s tears = E

Albert’s brain = A

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5. Balance all the sacrifices so they are level with each other. Frank’s hair is the starting point — place it on 3. We’re still missing William’s heart, but now you know where to place them all.

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6. Now this next part is confusing and I’m not even 100% sure about the logic. But this is how I understand it. After you balance them, you have James’ tongue resting on a 5LB weight. Since you know that his tongue weighs 1 LB, that means together they’re 6. I know, it’s a huge stretch and I really don’t like it. But apparently from that you’re supposed to understand that each weight + sacrifice balanced out with each other adds up to 6. If you have a better way to explain how you get 6, please share.

So if each sacrifice + numbered plate adds up to 6, then you subtract the weight of the plate to get the weight of the body part. It works out to 6 – 1 (Samuel & Iris’s eyes) = 5, 6 – 3 (Mary’s teeth & Albert’s brain) = 3, 6 – 4 (Emma’s tears) = 2, and 6 – 2 (Rose’s blood) = 4.

So for the chest, that gives you:

S = 5, M = 3, I = 5
E = 2, A = 3, R = 4

Open it up to get William’s heart and…the number 6 that we needed before??? It says “Balance the substance of your past lives.”

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7. Place the heart on the last scale. Some roots will grow from the tree and land in all the jars.

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8. Tap all the sacrifices. Then tap on the silhouette at the top of the tree. Drag all the sacrifices to William’s body (the silhouette) so he can be reborn. Tap through until you see the white box. Tap on it to complete the game.

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RustyFan

I’m in the flower garden – presumably using the bee to create an Orange flower like the one marked 1 in Roman Numerals. I can get an orange flower – but when I use the garden tool to pick it – it disappears? What about a little clue?

Jason

You need to match not only the color/petals, but the stem as well. All of the numbered flowers from the planter in the back take three colors of pollen to get the petals right, plus one or two of the stem combinations (which are all empty except for the green leafy one when you start).

Once you’ve matched the color just right, and chosen the right stem, pressing the flower again will automatically place it in your inventory. Keep in mind that certain colors may be used twice when creating each flower!

SiraenLor

The garden tool, or weasel, is only used to remove errors. When you get the right flower, it will automatically populate in your inventory or in the other pots. Ask Emma for advice 🙂

Rebecca Morris

Make sure when you tell the bee to go to the flower that you are not currently selecting the tool to harvest the flowers, that happened to me as well.

Willow

I had the exact same problem! The Garden ‘weasel’ removes your current flower- make sure you aren’t holding it when you try to use the bee!

Mikurunrun

You need to make it EXACTLY like the one she wants or it will disappear

CubeEscapeFan

When you see the orange flower, do not use the gardening tool, because the gardening tool is used to start over, which is why it disappears.

Lincoln

You can mix more than 2 flower dyes to make one flower. You also have to match up the leaves. I think for the orange flower it’s either 2 yellow and 1 red or 2 red and 1 yellow, some of them you also have to add the matching stem and leaves.

Jab3112000

If you miss collecting something— like tears— do we get the chance to go back at some point? Right now it says “you’ve already finished this chapter” if I try to go back.

No you can’t go and without tears the level can’t be finished.

Pat

I am hopelessly stuck on The Clock. I had all of the gears, and placed them incorrectly the first time. I tried dragging them away, and as soon as I dragged them away from the clock, they just disappeared. I have only one gear, and the rest are nowhere to be found, can’t finish the level. I can’t even figure out how to reset the level and start over. Anyone had this issue or know how to resolve it?

Rebecca Morris

This game is pretty early and still will have some bugs. Unfortunately I’d have to recommend restarting the level to get the gears back.

stuck

Wheres the last part?? I cant see the root part im stuck on the weighting scale with 9 sacrifices help meee

Rebecca

Look back at the drawings of the people, one of them tells you what weight a certain sacrifice should be placed on. After that, place the surrounding sacrifices on the other waits so that they all are balanced.

Batman

Can’t wait for the elixir to be finished. I find it frustrating that when experimenting, previously created elements will disappear from shelving when created again in the bowl. Still trying to figure out how to create the elements that make the elixir. Thanks for your help with these walkthroughs. For some areas, I was doing things *mostly* correctly but missed placement of an item or something like that.

Rebecca Morris

The elixir part is super frustrating. Though I think I’ve narrowed it down to the first and second boxes on the first shelf, and the middle box on the second shelf. If you place something in any of those three boxes and leave then they will disappear when you come back. It’s a small and annoying bug.

Iris

Can anyone explain to me why the bottom shelf in ‘the staircase’ has to be like that? I did it on my first try but just couldn’t figure out why the order of the symbols couldn’t be swapped.

rae

thanks for the guide!

i got the ff recipe while trying to figure out what I really needed to get before I got frustrated and finally checked your walkthrough!

stone + metal bar = blade
blade + tree = wood
wood + fire = campfire
campfire + air = coal
coal + fire = diamond

Zark84010

By typing CUBEESCAPE in the Ouija board in level Communication, Rose says, “My daughter will return to Rusty Lake.” Is the young lady from previous cube escape games her daughter…or William Vanderboom was reborn as a girl who was raised by rose as her daughter? (another thing, Rose, during the last dance, wore the same dress which is worn by the young lady).

Ben

Sand + Plant = Grain
Grain + Glass with Water = Vodka

Ben

Vodka + Fruit Juice = Rusty Lake Cocktail

Aimi

Could you please do a video of how to do the map in The Treasure? I must be placing the frog etc in the wrong place as I’ve tried countless times but can’t get it to work! 🙁

Jessica Marlowe

In the final level Roots/Elixir, after you drink the elixir and William is lying dead or the floor, did anyone else notice the arrow on his side pointing towards his nipple? I tried pushing it but nothing happened. Just curious if it ment anything.

Jessica Marlowe

Discard my last comment. I just remembered the arrow was a clue to one of the levels. My bad.

Ahmadjohn

How long I need to wait for baby to appear?

West

Diamond + Fish = White Cube

Thiago

Man where did the game say you should say rustylake on the Ouija board??? That was impossible to figure out.

Jordy

Not found in the guide:
In Albert’s chapter, when you get the emblem, there is a card of The Empress. If you click on it, you get the clue for Rose’s chapter:
“Tell Rose the letters in the names
R1 S4 J5 A6 M4
L1 I3 F5 E1”

Noni

It gives you the position (number) of the letter in the name that represents the capital letter in the paintings in chapter “roots”. For example, R1: R is for Rose, 1 is for 1st letter of the name, which is R.
S4: S is for Samuel, 4 is for 4th letter of the name, which is U. J5: for James, 5th letter, is S, and so on…
At the end, you spell RUSTYLAKE.

All the love from Greece!!

Kim Flury

Help! In “The Treasure” I cannot figure out how to jump the grasshoppers. Thanks, KC

Betsy

I also found lightbulb + crow egg = crow. Fish + diamond= white cube. Crow + white cube = black cube. Sand + algae = grain+ water= vodka+ fruit juice= rusty lake cocktail. Blade +electricity= blender+friut= fruit juice.

Betsy

I’ also curious why WShe Illiam is mixing elixer butt nakked.

Ryieane

Im at the elixir part..but when i enter the right code to the box below the bookcase..i cant open it..help meee

explaination

In the roots part, the clue for the code to the chest is the tongue is 1 but when put on the scale it’s 5, it’s a hard clue but it is there.

Dotty

Is there anyway that I can redo a level? I forgot to take the crow and dead mans timepiece and I can’t complete the game without it? I’ve tried to click on the tree part but it just tells me that I’ve already done this level. I really don’t want to do it all again it’s took me ages and that’s with your Walkthrough, which are excellent I may say. The detail in each level is so good? thank you??????
P.S. I am already a subscriber and have been for quite a while

Dotty

I’ve tried to reset the crow and dead mans timepiece (see comment before) but it still won’t let me reset it, cos I’ve already finished it. Does this mean I will have to start game over again?

Jacky

I’m trying to get the green grasshoppers over the brown but it’s not working very well. Any thoughts on how to do it?

Alberts love

I dont know what can I say about this game
This is legend
This is a dream
This is Mr owl

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