Returner 77: Walkthrough Guide

Chapter 4, The Beginning:

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

1. Find the stairs. There’s a lot going on in this room. Walk into the mist in the center of the room to watch a cutscene. Look down at the symbols around you and make note of them. They each have little lines around them.




2. Then find video messages 11 & 13.

3. Go to the metal dome and match the symbols to the ones you saw on the floor, going by the little lines around them.




4. With this next puzzle, you need to move the little crystals around to other holes until the orb lands in the center.


5. And the next one.


6. And the last.


7. Walk towards the giant crystal and pick up the crystal triangle with metal cap.


8. Grab the energy conducting crystal stick from here:


9. Place the energy stick in this slot:


10. Place the triangle with the others and then solve the puzzle. It’s not easy! When you tap one triangle, the others all rotate. The goal is to get the little blue tips all in the center. You can follow my order below if you want.


11. Head to the door that’s lit up and tap three symbols to make one. It should glow green and then the doors will open.



12. Go through the door and head left to pick up the coded crystal. Then head right and place it in the slot and solve the puzzle.




13. Find the levitating metal sphere on the ground and place it on the pedestal with a sphere hologram. Solve the puzzle by lining up the light beams with the orbs. Then take the sphere back.




14. Move on to the next pedestal and solve the next puzzle. You need to get all the crystals pointing lasers at the center. There’s a blue one, purple one and yellow one. Make sure to solve them all. Then pick up the sphere again.




15. The last pedestal is missing an energy stick, so get it from the pedestal opposite of it and replace it.



16. Place the sphere on the pedestal and solve the last puzzle. This one is like Simon, where you have to watch which triangles turn purple and then tap them in that order. If you’re right, they’ll turn green. If you’re wrong, they turn red. You only have to repeat the one you mess up, thankfully. Keep going until all the triangles are green.


17. Pick up the levitating sphere again. Then go back through the door.

18. Now figure out which symbols to press on the other door to open it. Go through and watch video message 12.



19. Watch video message 12. Then place the sphere on the pedestal.

20. Go back through the door and zoom in on the glass that’s turning the beam into a prism. Rotate the metal around it until the beam hits the giant crystal.


21. The alien will hatch. And you’re…going to kill him? Turn around to face him and hold the triangle on his chest until he turns black. Take the alien heart. Then go through the hole in the floor and complete the episode.


Looks like it’s to be continued! 🙁

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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