‘Stranger Things: The Game’ 100% Walkthrough: Eggo, VHS, Gnome, Heart Piece, Upgrades and Other Item Locations

Stranger Things: The Game
By: BonusXP, Inc.


This is a complete 100% walkthrough guide with a list of all collectible locations in the iOS and Android game, Stranger Things: The Game, by BonusXP. It’s a work in progress, so please bear with me.

Tips & Tricks | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Season 2 & Max | All Eggo, VHS, Gnome and Heart Locations

For the rest of my walkthrough, including videos, click here.

Thanks to Angie Cortes for making this incredible map with pools, chests, gnomes and other item locations!


Eggo Waffle Locations:

Eggo 1: Found hidden inside Hawkins lab.
Defeat the Hawkins Lab boss in Chapter 1.

Eggo 2: Found in the forest Maze.
Defeat the Forest Maze boss in Chapter 2.

Eggo 3: Found in the wreckage of a conspicuous Van.
Defeat the Conspicuous Van in Chapter 3.

Eggo 4: Found vacuum sealed in the sewers.
Defeat the Sewer boss in Chapter 4.

Eggo 5: Found in Hawkins Public Library. Defeat the Library boss in Chapter 5.

Eggo 6: Found deep in the Hawkins Lab Bunker.

Eggo 7: Found in the refrigerator of the Wheelers’ House.

Eggo 8: Found hidden inside BradleyΓÇÖs Big Buy.
Use Nancy to break through a wall in the upper right part of the store.

After you have all eight, find the door at the very top of the map and go through. Open the box to unlock Eleven as a playable character!

VHS Tape Locations:

VHS 1: Found inside Hawkins Lab.
In the room to the right of the boss.

VHS 2: Found deep in the forest Maze.
You need a key card to access it.

VHS 3: Found in Hawkins Middle School.
You need Will to squeeze through pipes with Will.

VHS 4: Found in the Sewers below Hawkins.

VHS 5: Found in Hawkins Public Library after escaping the Elite Guards.
You need to go looking for it after defeating the boss.

VHS 6: Found in the entrance of Hawkins Lab Bunker.

VHS 7: Found set aside in Hopper’s house.
Go back to Hopper’s house anytime to find this.

VHS 8: Found inside the Arcade.
Can be accessed at any point.

Once you have all eight, head to the movie theater and watch the clip from Season 2 of the show. It’s playing in theater 1.

Gnome Locations:

Gnome 1: David: David dreams of one day having his own television show.
Found behind Hopper’s home.

Gnome 2: Bumble: Bumble got lost hunting truffles after a hungry bear chased him away.
Found in the Forest Maze. You need Will to squeeze through a pipe.

Gnome 3: Grumble: Grumble claims to have visited the veil of shadows in a nearby stronghold.
There’s a small sliver of forest between the Lab and the Quarry and he can be found there.

Gnome 4: Tumble: Tumble has always been an active, sporty sort.
Found in the forest below the school.

Gnome 5: Sam: Sam never finished school and went back to complete his education.
Found in Hawkins Middle School using Nancy to break through a wall.

Gnome 6: Pipsy: PipsyΓÇÖs favorite food is pumpkin pie.
Found in the pumpkin patch.

Gnome 7: Tipsy: Tipsy had too much blackberry brandy and passed out in the woods.
Found in the forest west of the Sewers.

Gnome 8: Robil: Keep your eye on Robil or he’ll steal your sandwich.
Found in Hawkins Lab. You need Will to climb through a pipe in a room northeast of the entrance.

Gnome 9: Bobil: Bibil laves strong smelling cheese, which might explain why he was found down in the sewer.
Found in the Sewers. You need to use Will to squeeze through a pipe to access this gnome.

Gnome 10: Wigglebum: Wigglebum loves rainbows and other colorful lights.
Found in the Library, in a small room to the east of the entrance.

Gnome 11: Lord Twinklenose: Lord Twinklenose is just a big homebody.
Found in a house in the small town in the lower left area of the map below the graveyard.

Gnome 12: Pop: Pop loves hiking along mountaintops.
Found in the Quarry. You need to use Dustin to lure a bear away from a cave entrance.

There’s a small shed in the town that has four green chests. Each one has an upgrade for a specific character inside. You open one after you find 3 gnomes, another after 6, then 9, then the last at 12.


Heart Piece Locations:

Heart Piece 1: Found in Hawkins Lab after you return with Nancy.

Heart Piece 2: Destroy all five surveillance cameras in Hawkins Lab.

Heart Piece 3: Found west of Hopper’s home.

Heart Piece 4: In the forest. You need Dustin to use pudding to move the bear.

Heart Piece 5: Found in a small forest to the left of Castle Byers, which is to the left of Joyce’s home.

Heart Piece 6: You get this for giving Powell his handcuffs.

Heart Piece 7: Found in the corn maze.

Heart Piece 8: You get this after giving Mr. Clarke the Science Textbook.

Heart Piece 9: Found above the Librarian’s house by jumping over a ramp.

Heart Piece 10: Found in the bunker pipe maze.

Heart Piece 11: Found in the Sewers.

Heart Piece 12: Pop all the balloons in the sewers.

Heart Piece 13: In the Forest Maze. You need Will to access it through a pipe.

Heart Piece 14: Break all the fire alarms in Hawkins Middle School.

Heart Piece 15: Break all the owl/bird houses in Forest Maze.

Heart Piece 16: Collect all the overdue books the the Hawkins Library and hen open the chest near the front of the library.

Heart Piece 17: Smash all five aliens in jars in the Hawkins Bunker in Chapter 6.

Heart Piece 18: Give the Robot Toy to Bradley’s store clerk to get this one.

Heart Piece 19: Found in the Quarry.

Heart Piece 20: Get this after you give Tommy H. his Pocket Knife.

Heart Piece 21: Give Tommy the Bottle of Pop.

Heart Piece 22: Give the Hairspray to Carol.

Heart Piece 23: Give the Lipstick to Carol.

Heart Piece 24: Give the Keys to Joyce.

Heart Piece 25: Give the Phone to Joyce.

Heart Piece 26: Give the Blank Cassette to Jonathan.

Heart Piece 27: Give the Game Cartridge to Bradley’s Clerk.

Heart Piece 28: Give the Milk Carton to Mrs. Wheeler.

Heart Piece 29: Give the Pumpkin to Mrs. wheeler.

Heart Piece 30: You get this after giving Flo the Romance Novel in the Police Station.

Heart Piece 31: Give the Rubber Skeleton to Flo in the Police Station.

Heart Piece 32: You get this from giving the Police Badge to Callahan in the Police Station.

Heart Piece 33: You get this from giving the Ledger to Melvald.

Heart Piece 34: You need to talk to Jennifer while Will is selected.

Heart Piece 35: Above Hopper’s home. Use the ramp to get to it.

Heart Piece 36: Give the salt to the Hunting store clerk.

Heart Piece 37: Found in a mini sewers dungeon near Jennifer.

Heart Piece 38: This one’s tricky to find. You need to go to the southeast corner of the Garbage Dump/Junkyard, follow a little path down to a bike ramp and use the ramp to get to the island. The heart will be in a green chest.

Heart Piece 39: This is found in a house near the Librarian and Florist.

Heart Piece 40: Give the Movie Tickets to Steve.

Quest Items:

Hazmat Suit: Found in the Morgue. Used to get through the Gate to the Upside Down. Provides protection from the toxicity of the Upside Down.

Dynamite: Used to blow open the sewer entrance. Found in the Quarry.

Floral Bouquet: Grants Hopper +2 bonus to Apologies. Purchase from the Florist. Give to the Librarian to get Library Key.

Library Key: Get from the Librarian after you give her he Floral Bouquet. Unlocks the Library in Hawkins town square.


Camo Backpack: Upgrades Lucas’ backpack to hold another 25 ammo (rocks). To get the first one, give the UV Filter to Jonathan. To get the second, collect 3 gnomes and then open the first chest in the house with four chests. To get the third, give the Lab Blueprints to Callahan at the Police Station.

Aluminum Bat: Purchase at the shop for $250 coins. Gives Nancy a 2 damage attack.

Canadian Tuxedo: Gives Hopper +1 Damage and +1 Charge Range at Full Health. Found in a trash can behind the Librarian’s home.

Spiked Bat: Gives Nancy a 3 Damage attack.
Give Steve the Nails and he’ll give you the bat.

D-Cell Flashlight: Doubles Mike’s stun duration.
Find 6 Gnomes and unlock the second chest in the house with the four chests.

Lucky D20: Gives Will a 5 Damage critical strike.
Find 9 Gnomes and unlock the third chest in the house with the four chests.

Lunchbox: Gives Dustin +50 Pudding capacity.
Find 12 Gnomes and unlock the fourth chest in the house with the four chests.

Maple Syrup: Adds 1 Damage to Eleven’s attacks. Found by going through gym pool in the school.

Hockey Mask: Adds 1 Damage to Max’s attack. Found in house to the right of the school. There’s a blue car out front.

Other Items:

UV Lens Filter: Found in the Forest Maze. Give to Jonathan in exchange for a Camo Backpack.

Pocket Knife: Found in the Forest Maze. Give to Tommy.

Ledger: Give to Melvald to get Heart Piece 33.

Romance Novel: Found in Joyce’s house. Give to Flo in the Police Station to get Heart Piece 30.

Science Textbook: Found in a locker in the school. Give to Mr. Clarke.

Salt: Give to Hunting store clerk to get Heart Piece 36.

Blank Cassette: Found in a locker in Hawkins Middle School. Give to Jonathan.

Police Badge: Found in the Quarry. Give to Callahan at the Police Station to get Heart Piece 32.

Movie Tickets: Found in the movie theater. Give to Steve.

Donuts: Purchase at the shop. Give to Powell the cop to get a Cathode Ray Tube.

Phone: Purchase at the shop. Give to Joyce.

Lipstick: Found in the Sewers. Give to Carol at Bradley’s Store.

Robot Toy: Found in a house east of the school. Give to Bradley’s store clerk to get Heart Piece 18.

Cathode Ray Tube: Powell gives this to you in exchange for donuts.

Hawkins Lab Blueprints: Found in Hawkins Lab. Give to Callahan.

Hairspray: Buy in the shop for 100 coins.

Pumpkin: Found in the pumpkin patch.

Rubber skeleton: Found in the graveyard.

Nails: Found in the forest.

Handcuffs: Found in the forest.

Keys: Found in a small shack (Castle Byers) to the left of Joyce’s house. Give them to Joyce.

Nails: Give them to Steve to get a Spiked Bat for Nancy.

Bottle of Pop: Found in the Garbage Dump. Give to Tommy for a heart piece.

Break Pads: Found in the Garbage Dump (junkyard). Give to Callahan for some coins.

Game Cartridge: Found in Garbage Dump (junkyard). Give to Bradley’s Clerk for a heart piece.

Rubik’s Cube: Found in Quarry. Give to Florist Clerk for some coins.

Scrub Brush: Found in shed behind Byers’ home. Give to Hawk Theater Attendant for some coins.

See the new content update here, including how to unlock Max!

Tips & Tricks | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Season 2 & Max | All Eggo, VHS, Gnome and Heart Locations

This Post Has 110 Comments

  1. Bonzi

    Please help

    I need this locations;

    Heart Pieces: #5 #10 #31 and #34
    Gnome #1 and #2
    Eggo/Waffle #8

    1. dyveke1911

      The second gnome is in the Forest Maze, and you can find him by using will (: Its pretty close to the entrance so you should find it (:

    2. Bruna

      I can’t find gnome 1 and 11
      Can someon help me

    3. Imke H

      Please help!
      IΓÇÖm at 98.7% and I donΓÇÖt know what IΓÇÖm missing. I have all characters update, all heart pieces, all gnomes and all tools

      Please help me x

  2. Summer

    Pop is the twelfth gnome, you find him in the quarry. “Pop loves hiking along mountaintops.”

    1. Random person

      There is a crack wall in joyce home but I can’t break it because of the sofa.. How do is supposed to open it?

      1. bri

        it’s a window!! not meant to be broken

  3. Kaybear

    I’m 99.3% done with them game and idk what I’m missing. I have all the characters, hearts, tapes, gnomes, and eggos. Please help!!

    1. Callum

      Did you get the rewards for getting all the gnomes?

    2. Sara

      I was the same way, finally figured out I was missing a character upgrade

    3. Shulk Acacia

      There is a character that is blacked out in the select menu that says to look out for him when season 2 comes out. So maybe itΓÇÖs that?

    4. Sachin

      You are missing the lunchbox my friend. YouΓÇÖll find it in the remaining unlocked chest of the four in the house next to the school.

    5. vessa

      i had the same thing happen, turns out i had missed eleven’s syrup in the high school gym by using the pool. so that could be it, or you could be missing a quest item, anything could really happen in this game

  4. Herf

    Gnomes 8 & 12
    Hearts 27 & 34

  5. Christoph

    Does anyone know Jonathans location?
    I want to give him the empty cassette but I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t find him…

    1. AppUnwrapper

      He’s right below the Gate where you begin the second chapter.

      1. Christoph

        Awesome, thanks a lot

    2. Caroline

      He’s under the entrance to the forest maze…

    3. Brenda

      In the forest, near to where Steve is… under the forest maze tree

    4. bella

      he’s in the forest near steve’s house !!!

    5. Shulk Acacia

      Jonathan is in the south east forest

  6. Justina Hlavka

    I canΓÇÖt find Jennifer to talk to her with Will to get my last heart. Anybody know where she is

    1. Melissa

      She’s by the graveyard entrance

    2. 20-J

      SheΓÇÖs right in front on the sewer hole beside the graveyard/ below the pumpkin patch

  7. LISA

    What do I do once I have all the egos?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      There’s a door at the very top of the map. Go through it and open the box in there.

      1. Lisa

        I figured out where to get the lunch box. Unfortunately IΓÇÖm still missing gnome 10??

    2. Roland

      U can unlock El

  8. Aaron

    I have the nails but when I go to talk to Steve he just keeps saying he canΓÇÖt wait for Halloween. How do I give him the nails?!

    1. eden

      buy a bat from the hunting & camping store

    2. Eissac

      You have to have the aluminum bat from the hunting store first.

  9. Syunn

    How do you get to heart Piece #38! I know where it is and I can see the first path but there are 4 pine trees blocking my way down that path. ItΓÇÖs the last peice I need to get 100%

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You can see it in my last video. You need to enter the Garbage Dump and then follow a small southeast path to a ramp that will take you to the island.

  10. Julie

    I canΓÇÖt find #13 heart piece

    1. Sod

      Me too bro

  11. Cheyenne

    I need help with finding the second VHS tape. I think it’s located in the forest maze, but there’s a gate and I need a key to open it. I checked the maze many times but I can’t find an extra key to open it. I have 95.8% of the game completed and this is one of the last things I need in order to go to the movie theater to complete the game.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      If you’re that far, you might be able to find a key card at the Florist for $500.

      1. Alain

        The Florist is closed for restocking! When does he open?

  12. Kyle Trotter

    How do you get into the bunker!?!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      There’s a pipe with a bear blocking it. Lure him away with pudding!

  13. Valerie

    Where isnΓÇÖt the #10 gnome??
    I canΓÇÖt for the love of egos find him.

  14. Lisa

    IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m at 98.6% I have all eggos gnomes hear pieces and videotapes….what am I missing

  15. Renee

    Where exactly in the middle school do I find the pipes for vhs #3?

    1. Renee

      nevermind. to anyone who can’t find it, go to the bottom right side of the school and you’ll see a green chest but also a pipe, switch to will and go in the pipe. the tape is right in there.

  16. Renee

    where at in the library do i find vhs #5? I already had defeated everything in the library so I dont know where the guards were at.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You have to go back and defeat the new enemies that spawn after you beat the boss. The VHS is in one of the rooms close to the entrance but only after beating the boss first.

      1. Renee

        I found where its at.. in the library its near the upper left area for anyone who wants to know specifically where to find it.

  17. capybara

    Where can I find Mrs Wheeler?

  18. Chris Setchell

    There is a glitch in the bunker dungeon (classic mode) where you can get unlimited key cards. It’s the 2nd or 3rd level lift a female elite agent patrols infront of the lift. When killed she drops the card for collection but if you are killed she respawns and the card can be collected again. Do this several times to gain lots of key cards they remain in your inventory in every dungeon.

  19. Eli

    Where is the police station

      1. Derek

        I made it through the game in normal mode and was wondering if the VHS’s are only in classic?
        The only thing I missed was Nancy’s alternate outfit, does she not have one? If anyone remembers where they got it let me know.

        1. Dip

          Bro same thing! ThatΓÇÖs the only thing IΓÇÖm missing. Please tell me you found it?? IΓÇÖve looked everywhere. I have literally everything else. 99.3% complete. Help lol

          1. Mauricio

            It’s in the Middle School! After the first room, take the first right. In the last room, go through the pipe with Will!

  20. Nick

    Anyone know where to find the bag of salt?

  21. Emma

    I can’t find the 8th tape?

    1. Roland

      In the Arcade

  22. Emma

    I have the nails to give to steve but he’s just talking about halloween and not taking them ?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Do you have the aluminum bat? You might need that first.

      1. Emma

        Thank you !

  23. Skullworm

    i can’t find heart piece 13 and 14

  24. Bonnie

    Can you help me? I need this locations and how to access: tape/VHS #4 and gnome #9. I canΓÇÖt find them

      1. Bonnie

        But how can I access to the Sewers?

  25. Emma

    I can’t find heart #13

  26. Ajavieram

    Hey! Where do I find the Game Cartridge to get the heart piece 27? ItΓÇÖs the only thing I need.

    1. Eissac

      There is a place to dig up in the far upper right corner of the junk yard.

    2. Serenity

      The game cartridge is in the school, when you get inside go to the radio, there will be a locker in the upper right, the game cartridge is in it.

  27. Sondra

    I canΓÇÖt find the Eggo thatΓÇÖs supposed to be in the bunker. How do I find it

    1. StillFoxy

      From 1 to 6, the Eggos are bosses, you can get those by killing each boss in each chapter. The 7 is in Mrs. Wheeler’s house in the refrigerator and the 8 is inside Bradley’s Big Buy, you need Nancy to go through a broken wall and collect the last eggo. I hope i helped you =D.

  28. Samantha

    How do I get past the 7 lasers in the dungeon help!!!

    1. Serenity

      Click Click the 1st and 2nd to last switch

  29. ieatshapes

    I’m looking for heart 10 in the lab bunkers but can’t figure out how to access the secret room. I can see I nee Will for it, but where is the entrance pipe ?

  30. Ivan Bukov

    Doen anyone know games in this stlye for iphone?
    The only one which comes to my mind is pokemon but it was on Gameboy – but the gameplay is quit smilar. The Stranger Games is the first RPG which I see on iphone.

    1. Aron

      Graal online era (my fav) and all other graal games. They are really fun multiplayer games with this retro style to it

  31. Julie

    HOw do you remove those bears from infront of those three drain pipes?

    1. Nicolai

      Use Dustins lures

  32. Tyler

    I cannot find the gate for vhs 2 I have a key card and I know itΓÇÖs in the forest maze but I canΓÇÖt find it anywhere

  33. Simon

    How do i find nancey?

    1. StillFoxy

      In the forest maze, you need to solve a puzzle, after, you can pick it up as a playable character, and meet another lever to open the doors to the boss in the chapter 2

  34. Tiffany

    Does anyone know why Steve would accept my Nails?

    1. E

      You have to upgrade your bat to aluminum at the fish and game store first.

  35. Kimberley Zempke

    I canΓÇÖt find the brake pads help!

    1. Beetle

      Pads are in the junk yard. Very top right corner of map.

  36. Beetle

    I found an upgrade for eleven. You need to jump in the pool. In the basketball court at the end of the school stage.

  37. mamo

    hi! i’ve found the toy robot… easily… but i can’t take it! i’ve already talked with b bb … breadly’s womaan… plz help me!

  38. Kimi Ewing

    Does the game ever end? How do I know?!?

  39. Kittychan

    Where do i find the nails? I looked all over the forest but still can’t find it!

  40. ReBecca Baeza

    Where is the joystick?

    1. Shelby

      In the upside down part of the forest. Try going to neer the pumpkin patch and there should be an entrance.

  41. El

    Which character is Jennifer? I am missing heart piece 37 and I have no idea who Jennifer is.

    1. Annika

      Almost all the way to the left of the map below the woods sheΓÇÖll be crying and youΓÇÖll need to talk to her as Will.

  42. Mirjam

    Where is powell?!?

  43. Andrea

    Hey, can you tell me specific locations of the balloons and surveillance cameras?
    I’m missing one of each and it’s all I have left to correct hearts 2 and 12.
    In the sewers, when I open my map it says 4 of 5 of the balloons. But if I go into the Upside Down it says I have 5 of 5.
    I’m not sure if it’s the same at the Lab.

  44. Skalem

    Where is collahan?

  45. Yantur

    Collahan is inside the police station (sitting), Powell is the officer in front of Hawkins Lab. Where is the sewer with gnome 9? Where is Jonathan? The only things i’m missing…

  46. Louise Birks

    I have 99.3%. I have all eggos, vhs, gnomes, ,characters. I read that all charcters need upgrades.
    Hopper 1 damage, Lucas 1 damage, Nancy 3 damage, Mike 1 damage, Will 1 damage, Dustin 1 damage, Eleven 3 damage, Max 3 damage.
    I have 3 camo backpacks for lucas, alu and spiked bat for nancy, dcell flashlight for mike, lucky d20 for will, hockey mask for max, lunchbox for dustin, maple syrup for eleven.
    What else do i need to do. Thank you

    1. Mouramatt

      Me too. Let me know if you ever find out

      1. Rick

        Probably missing an “other item”, like the scrub brush that when you find only gives you coins

  47. Desireé

    How do I get to the boss in the sewers? Five and ice chapter 4. CanΓÇÖt find him

  48. Rich

    Where is the salt? I missed it on my play through and it’s location isn’t listed in the guide. It just says where to bring g to the salt

  49. Michael

    Map link is dead… where to find the map?

  50. Wompwomp

    Which sewer is heart piece #11 in?

  51. CrazyStrangerThingsFan

    Hi, does anyone know how to access the swimming pool in the school, to get the maple syrup? All the entrances seemed to be blocked.

  52. Ell

    Help, anyone know where i can find jonathan?

  53. Nicolly

    Me ajuda, o Steve n ta aceitando os nails
    ele so fala pros meninos sobre o halloween e pra nancy se cuidar
    oq eu façooo

  54. Aen

    how do i go to the chest beside the junk yard that is on a different island?

  55. Rachel

    i have the milk and pumpkin but mrs wheeler hasnt asked for it yet im done with the game besides that and the waffle in her freezer

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