Returner 77: Walkthrough Guide

Chapter 3, The River:

You can watch my video for this chapter here or continue to my step-by-step guide below.

1. Find and play video message 08.

2. Head to the left column and solve all four sliding tile puzzles.





3. Take the two uncharged crystal energy sticks with metal caps.

4. Head to the right column and solve the two puzzles there.



5. Charge each of the crystal energy sticks individually. Make sure to take them back.


6. Turn around and pick up the coded energy conducting crystal.


7. Place the energy crystal in the slot and solve the puzzle.


8. For the next puzzle, you need to move the groups of arrows around either on the top or bottom until all the black squares are lined up in the white boxes in the center. This will give you access to the boat.


9. Head onto the boat and turn the two dials so the symbol matches the one above. Press the symbol to open another compartment.


9. Place both energy sticks in the slots and solve another laser puzzle by rotating each crystal. The boat will start moving.


10. When the boat stops, press the button at the front to release some crystals. Then, you need to rotate the two pieces on the right to make the red and blue lights merge.


11. Now do the same for the left.


12. Next, press the glowing button to shoot a laser at some crystals. Do it again when the boat stops again.


13. Before getting off the boat, take the large charged crystal energy stick. Get off the boat and solve another symbol puzzle and then another maze puzzle.



14. Walk through the big open doors and watch video message 09. Then get on the new boat for more puzzles. This time, you need to spin the dials to match three symbols at once.


15. Place the large charged energy crystal in the slot, then solve another laser puzzle.


16. The boat will pull out again. When it comes to a stop, press the glowing button to release the red crystals again. Solve the two red and blue lights puzzles.



17. Press the glowing button and tHe boat will continue moving. Step off when it stops and solve another puzzle.


18. And another puzzle.


19. Before continuing, grab the coded energy conducting crystal that you just used. Continue on and watch video message 10. Then place the crystal in the slot and stand on the yellow circle to get beamed out of there and complete the chapter.



Click on the little numbers below to continue to Chapter 4, The Beginning, or click here.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. linda

    I didn’t wait for your review – bought the game today! Thank you for your recommendations.

      1. linda

        Still enjoying! I needed the w/t for the last 2 puzzles in the Hallway – now I’m back for a puzzle on the bridge.
        It’s a wonderfully lovely game! Sometimes I turn around and just look! Truly amazing artwork. You should see it on my iPad Pro 12.9″ WOW!

  2. Julian

    Hi- What is the logic behind the first three line drawing puzzles? I donΓÇÖt see a rational reason to chose these paths??

    1. Linda

      Click on the AI – it might take a couple of clicks because the AI is trying to not give away the answers. You will notice “energy squares” and the line must go through them before going to the center.

      1. Julian

        Hi, thanks. the ai doesnΓÇÖt offer a clue. But I still donΓÇÖt see the significance of the path even after knowing the right answer? There are many ways to navigate and go through the little connector pieces and still reach the middle. If you could explain a bit more that would be awesome! Thanks!

        1. Linda

          Julian, On a few screens, yes there was more than one solution, and then I just followed AppUnwrappers diagrams.

          I had done quite a few before I noticed the “energy” squares with a circle in them.

          I don’t know how Ms Unwrapper does it – but she always finds the way.

          Sorry I can’t be more help.

  3. Linda

    I guess the last update added the ending! I only realized it today but hadn’t quite finished replaying the entire game yet. I gotta have Heart first, lol.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      They added trickier puzzles! I finished it, but some of the puzzles annoyed me.

      1. Linda

        I can’t figure what to do? I am by the Arch with my “heart” but no idea what or where and the AI is no help 🙁

        1. AppUnwrapper

          Did you just start the new chapter? I was confused at first, too. ThereΓÇÖs a stairway that heads down to the right and towards the big red wormhole. ItΓÇÖs easy to miss.

          1. Linda

            Yes. I finally did find the staircase and am on my way again.
            Thank you very much!

            1. AppUnwrapper

              Yay! There are some tricky puzzles in this chapter.

  4. Charlie

    Good evening1

    IΓÇÖve gone almost all the way through and am now stuck at the triangle puzzle in The Den. Can not figure out how rotating the rings on one pedestal logically creates the code to rotate the rings on the other pedestal. There are lots of difficult puzzles but this one is insolvable. I even followed a YouTube video step by step and the codes I generate are different than the videoΓÇÖs. Peering at the rotating crystals in the background offer no clue. Help!

    1. Dave

      The number of lit arrows/triangles in each ring on the puzzle to the left equals the number of spaces the corresponding rings on the right puzzle will turn when the code shown on the left is entered on the right. Work to align the symbols

    2. Linds

      Genius! Thank you for your help Dave, I was really stuck on that bit.

  5. Purphoros

    I can’t find the lever that’s missing from one of the puzzles. Anyone have a hint?

    1. Purphoros

      Nevermind, I found it. Tip: you’re not looking for a lever.

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