Adventure Escape: Dark Ruins – Chapter 10 Walkthrough Guide

Adventure Escape: Dark Ruins
By: Haiku Games

Haiku Games is back with another Adventure Escape game, which picks up after the events in Hidden Ruins. Professor Burns and Rachel are back, and are likely going to get themselves into trouble. There are some tricky puzzles, so this walkthrough guide will help out with hints, tips, solutions and answers. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.


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Chapter 10, The Final Ritual:

You can watch my video for Chapter 10 or continue below for my step-by-step guide.

1. The room is filling up with water! Break off the goddess statue’s arms.

2. Use the arms on the flower-like tile to lift it up. Xochi will come through and summon the Storm Goddess!

3. Read the mural. Uhhh it says the murals were their downfall because the plaster for the murals used too many trees? It also explains the steps of the final ritual.

4. Tap on Peter. He’s turmoil-free, so he’s allowed to rise.

5. Tap on Rachel. She’s not turmoil-free, so she has to pass her test, which involves a memory of the day her parents were fighting.

6. Look at the family portrait. Lift up the couch cushions to find a handkerchief. There’s a bag on the table. Open it to find a gift. The ribbons are too tight to untie. Open the drawer and take the paper scissors. Rachel won’t use them on the ribbon, so open the glass cabinet and get the fabric scissors. Use them to open the package.

7. There was a puzzle inside! Use the handkerchief to dry it from her tears, first. Then use the paper scissors to cut out all the tokens. The family photo told you what her parents and grandfather look like. It also tells you what their four boats look like. Now you need to place them all on their boats using the information given. You can copy me if you’re stuck. Rachel passes her test and can rise.

8. Tap Professors Burns for his test. Grab the pick. Open both tents and grab the trowel and toothbrush.

9. Use the pickaxe and the trowel to dig through all the dirt. Find the promising dirt and take it.

10. Place the promising dirt on the sifting table. There’s a vase under all that dirt!

11. Use the toothbrush to clean off the vase. Then zoom in on the pattern on it.

12. Use the toothbrush to clean off the mural so you can see all the animals.

13. This puzzle is a little annoying. Look at the colors on the vase. The top is light blue, like the sky, the middle is brownish orange, like land, and the bottom is blue like water. There are four steps to the diagram on it. The first is in water, the second is in land, the third is in the sky, and the fourth is in water. So now, go to the mural and count up all the water animals in the first section of the mural. You get 3. Now, count the land animals in the second section. You get 2. Next, count the flying animals in the third section. You get 3. And last, count the water animals in the fourth section. You get 1.

So go to the door and enter 3231 to unlock it.

14. Tap on the entrance and see how Theresa died. Larissa is not a nice person, by the way.

15. Now tap on Xochi. She has to answer three questions.

Q: Which of my animals threatened you most?

A: Alligator

Q: What is the correct order of the final ritual?

A: Rise, open your heart, and sacrifice one.

Q: Why was this city flooded?

A: The Zolteca destroyed their forests.

16. And now, tap on Les for his test. Sounds like he didn’t get his doctor’s permission to go on this trip because he only has three weeks to live! But he’s not willing to accept that. Pick up the unsigned insurance form. Go through the hazardous waste to get a post-it scrap. Take the forceps from the counter, a brochure with a tiny tiny map, a doctor’s signed receipt, and a penlight from the drawer.

17. If you try to use the key in the cabinet, it falls. Use the penlight and forceps to get it back.

18. Use the cabinet key to unlock the cabinet and take out the microscope.

19. Take the x-rays down and place the unsigned insurance form and doctor’s signed receipt up there instead. Now use the penlight to trace the signature! Go slow and stay within the lines.

20. Use the microscope to look at the tiny tiny map. It shows you all the doctors’ offices on the first and second floors.

21. Tap on the computer screen. Add the sticky note. It says Z –> A. It’s telling you to tap on the doctors’ office windows in order from the names starting with Z all the way to A, so reverse alphabetical order. So it goes:

Zelaya = 2E
Torres = 1D
Stamm = 2B
Ruiz = 2D
Morales = 2A
Flores = 1E
Diaz = 1B
Araya = 1A

Press them in that order to unlock the computer.

22. Feed the insurance form into the scanner and send it.

23. Everyone passed their tests and Les is about to sacrifice himself. Everyone is oddly ok with it, but then the sheriff interrupts them. He wants to wipe out humanity. We have to stop him! Take the drone.

24. Use the drone to knock the sheriff into the water. He’s the sacrifice! Les gets to live! The end!

Congratulations! You completed the game!

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Mark s

    Love your walkthroughs! So helpful and entertaining. Thanks!

  2. Edith

    Very good page, clear. Thank you!!

  3. Melissa Phillips

    i had to quit because i could not do the handwriting,,

    1. Red

      – Slow and steady.
      – Try moving the pen from different grip points (up near the tip, halfway down the pen, etc).
      – Remember taking your finger off the screen counts as a fail, so you have to get it all in one long penstroke.
      – If you simply have unsteady hands, I recommend getting a friend to help.

  4. Red

    Thank you so much for the walkthroughs! Some of the puzzles are easy, some are challenging, and some are so ridiculous they rob the game of entertainment value. Your efforts to explain them make the whole thing more fun.

    1. Ping

      And now the update makes us pay for Stars to redeem hints 😡

  5. Jea NiΓö£ΓûÆa

    Thank you so much… If it weren’t for this post I couldn’t finish the puzzle in the garden.

  6. KCN

    These walk-throughs are very helpful when the game doesn’t seem to give enough clues for a level.

    1. Ping

      Agree! Some puzzles donΓÇÖt give enough information for us to work with.

  7. marimaru

    Rachel’s dad looks too old for Rachel’s mom, that grossed me out a lot

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