Very Little Nightmares
By: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe / Alike Studio
Very Little Nightmares is a mobile prequel to the popular console game Little Nightmares. You play as the little girl in a yellow raincoat who’s trapped in a mansion. It’s a horror-tinged puzzle adventure with some reflex-based sections thrown in. It can be tricky at times, so this walkthrough guide will help you if you get stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.
See my Jack-in-the-Box Locations Guide here.
Tip: Watch where the Nomes run off to. They often lead you to the jack-in-the-box.
Levels 1 – 3 | Levels 4 – 6 | Levels 7 – 9 | Levels 10 – 12 | Levels 13 – 15 | Levels 16 – 18 | Jack-in-the-Box Locations | Review
Pull the handle to make the hot air balloon drop. Then follow the Nomes into the other room.
Head straight. Don’t worry about falling on the first weak plank — you can pull yourself up. Go left to avoid the next weak plank. Then go up and then right and then up again. Continue straight. Take a detour for the jack-in-the-box if you’d like, then get back on the main path. Keep going straight. Halfway up the ramp, a metal cylinder will start rolling down. Quickly double-tap to go left onto the plank that’s out of its way. Then continue straight and up the ladder. Rip off the two planks covering the hole in the wall and go through.
In the next room, climb straight down the cages and onto the two tiny wooden planks. Close the cage door. Then climb back up and down the cage whose door you just closed. Cross the wooden plank to go right and then climb up and cross the next wooden plank. Push the long bar so it lands up against the wall. Climb back up to where the first plank is and cross it. Push the bar again. Go back to where you first encountered the bar and climb down further. Cross the final plank and make your way to the right. Climb up the cages and carefully cross the bar (don’t run) to the exit. Go through to complete Level 1.
If you want to get the jack-in-the-box, make sure to go through the crack in the wall on the shelf you start on. Then climb down the cages to the floor. Climb up to the red button and press it to open the door. Go through to the next room.
Notice the key above the closet. Open the left closet door and climb up the left side. Push the key down and then stay put until the guy in the wheelchair leaves. Once he’s gone, it’s safe to come down and take the key.
Grab the key and go back to the first room. Unlock the cage and then follow the other kid. Together you can open the next door. Head through to the next room.
Pull the lever to send the cart to the other side. Then, pull the lever again, but this time run fast to the little outcropping before the cart can come back this way and hit you.
Head up to the other side and pull the second lever. But climb up the cage and onto the box before the cart makes its way back to this slide. Then climb onto it and through the air vent to complete Level 2.
This level involves a lot of waiting and running to get pst spotlights. For the first one, hide behind the box closest to the spotlight. Then, when it looks away from you, make a run for it to the next box. Keep doing this until you get to a pile of boxes and cages. Climb them to the top and get off at the upper floor. Head left and flip the switch to turn on the power. Continue left and go through the hole in the wall to find the jack-in-the-box. Then head back all the way right. Step on the button to bring the elevator up. Then grab the crowbar.
Head left again and find the box near the edge. Use the crowbar to push it down. Then climb back down and continue sneaking and running until you get to a spotlight near a button. This time, you need to hide on the other side of the box, because it’s positioned differently. When the spotlight moves, run over to the button and stand on it for a very brief time, then run back. Keep doing this in short spurts to play it safe. When the elevator is all the way at the bottom, head back left and climb the boxes again to get to the upper floor. Head to the elevator but don’t touch the button! Instead, climb down the boxes and cages to get near the spotlight below. Wait until the spotlight moves out of the way and then run through the door.
In the next room, climb the boxes and cages to the shelf above. Walk along it and after the wheelchair guy leaves, use the hanging light to get down. Head through the door to complete Level 3.
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Levels 1 – 3 | Levels 4 – 6 | Levels 7 – 9 | Levels 10 – 12 | Levels 13 – 15 | Levels 16 – 18 | Jack-in-the-Box Locations
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App unwrapper, you are one quick son of a gun! This game just came out! I often read parts of your amazing walkthroughs! Thanks so much! Okay hereΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s where IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m stuck.. you mentioned getting a hanger in this part. ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s the XO puzzle. I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t figure out which order it goes in.. top to bottom, left to right. Stuck on this part. If you could give me a hint IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗d so appreciate it., yes I have the piece from the wall where the gnome is painting and thereΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s a big red candle.
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ll eventually add a video, but basically, notice that the XΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s are either left, middle or right. There are five of them. They go: Middle, Left, Right, Right, Left (I have it memorized because I restarted that level soooo many times). So just step on the X buttons in that order, making sure that you step back onto a non-button tile between each one.
Hi Appunwrapper! I am stuck in level 16, IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m in the room with the piano. I need to get to the moving platform. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it your awesome!
Ok, so you need to copy the sheet music on the wall, which is telling. You to run from the left side of the piano to the right. But you canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t step on any other keys. So to do that, climb onto the wooden part of the piano, go to the left side, then step onto the keys and go all the way right. That should reveal a ladder.
Please help IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m on level 13 when I finally pull the lever down to open a little get away the floating weird man comes and I donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t know what to do.
If it where I think you are you need to get the stream right place where it spray in front of the door then you pull the lever and the guy come in the doorway grab the string and it stream hits him and then run to the opening quick you can grab the string twice before he kill you on the third one hopefully this helps
How do you get the coat hanger?
ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s just hanging there once you get through that door upstairs.
hey app unwrapper! i beat the entire game already i just canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t find the jack in the box in level 10, have you found it yet??
Yep, I have all the jack-in-the-boxes here: https://www.appunwrapper.com/2019/05/30/very-little-nightmares-secret-jack-in-the-box-locations-guide/
I just need the last one because I havenΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t completed Level 17 yet.
So confused on 17. Been stuck for a while, just keep getting killed by the chandelier. Any idea what to do?
You have to just run out the door, but it apparently has to be from a specific spot. ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s kind of dumb and I only really got it by accident. But things only get worse fr there. ╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉ╬ô├⌐┬║
I used the hanger to pull the box down but then it got stuck on the side. How do I get the scarf down?
Did you already stretch out the scarf?
What do I do with electric box room? I set it up in the way it describes behind the door and I always get electrocuted.
I think the clue is wrong because I flipped the switches differently before seeing the clue and it worked. Try doing ON ON OFF ON.
Actually that seemed to be a glitch, too. IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m not sure what I did to get it to shut off. Hold on.
Try OFF ON OFF ON.
That was it! Thanks. Maybe the clue is right, but since the wires are tangled, you have to untangle to get that order. Idk
Oh didnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t think of that! That could be it!
I guess thatΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s why the door is hiding half of it.
Ok yeah the red wires are OFF and the yellow/green wires are ON, so that makes it easier. CanΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t believe I missed that. Updated my guide to explain it.
Hey! IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m on level 13 in the steam room where it opens a door in the ground. IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m blowing steam at the guy when he walks in but I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t ever make it to the hatch in time. Am I doing something wrong??
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m stuck on level 13 in the steam room where the door opens in the ground and no matter how much I try I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t make it to the hatch before the guy gets me. IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m blowing steam at him and then running to the door in the ground. Am I doing something wrong?
No, thatΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s all you need to do. If you got the correct pipe blowing steam, he should be distracted just long enough for you to run to the hatch.
Hey! I am missing one achievement in iOS Game Center after finding all jack-in-the-boxes and completing the game. I have these: Step by step, Work in progress, No way back, The End is Near, It’s all over now, What’s in the box? Hobby getting out of hand, Connoisseur & Collector, Lots of knick-knacks, Obsessive completist, Nightmare Architects, Curiosity killed the child, Death Master. The one I am missing is the one after Nightmare Architects and before Curiosity killed the child.
Can you please tell me how to get this?
Sorry, I donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t have that either. IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m guessing itΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s either a ridiculous number of deaths, or maybe dying in every possible way? Or maybe completing the game with no deaths? That seems insane. No idea what else it could be Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γòó thatΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s the problem with hidden achievements. :/
Not sure if you still need it but I just added it.
What is the hidden achievement? I still need to get it. Thanks.
ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s found near the beginning of the third level, but you have to complete the game to access it.
I have complete the game and done again 2nde and 3rde level but i didn’t find anything to complete this last hidden achievement 🙁 please help
ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s a secret room you can only access after you complete the game. ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s level 3 under the first security eye.
I’m stuck on 12
Which part? I explained how to get through it, but if you tell me which part is giving you trouble I can try to help.
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do.. can you help me ? Please?
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do… can u help me? Please?
I have both a video and a text explanation, but if you tell me where youΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗re stuck, IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ll try to help.
Is there anything more to do on level fourteen when you push the cart over? Just standing in the spot doesnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t seem to work. Glitch maybe?
Not sure which cart youΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗re referring to. Are you sure youΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗re on level 14?
Well 17 is sooooooo annoying… Just canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t get past the chandelier and no idea what to do╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉΓö£Γòó
Try positioning yourself differently near the door each time (left, middle, right) and then just run for it. It only gets worse from there!
After you get to bottom of the stair just run as fast as you can and you miss the chandelier
Im having trouble on Lvl 14 I got all the nomes but the bed isnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t breaking I got the nome in the toilet, the nome IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m the vase, the balloon nome, the painting nome, and the bathtub nome but when I stand in front of the bed its not breaking
Not sure why that is. You tried tapping on the bed? It could be a bug.
I was having that problem too. you found 7 gnomes. You have to drop through the twisty slide in the bedroom.
Which twisty slide?
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m having the exact same problem. Tapping on the bed doesnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t work, leaving the room & coming back doesnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t work. I closed & reopened the app: didnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t work. So frustrating.
You have to find all the gnomes. Toy box, the slide in the toy room, vase, picture, balloon, toilet, bathtub
Exactly. You probably missed the one in the toyroom slide and or box, they count as total on the bed along with the two in the two bathrooms, the one in the vase, the one behind the picture and the one on top of the wardrobe
I had the same problem ellie thanks for the hint, in the video it does not show the name of the toy box in the room
Hey thanks for all your walkthroughs! IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m stuck on level 15. When I move the food cart there is no hole for me to fall through and IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ve walked all over. Help!
ItΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s a loose plank. You wonΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t really notice its loose until you walk on it.
On level 15 I am having trouble reaching the jack in a box I fell through the floorboards but canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t seem to go very far left and canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t see a hole to crawl through
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m stuck on level 3 in the last spot light.
Did you do everything upstairs that you were supposed to?
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ve gotten all of the bones and am standing in front of the bed how long until it breaks?
IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m on level 10, trying to avoid the killer garbage. When you said Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║run like the dickens down the left pathΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ do you mean MY left, or the little girlΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s left? When I go down the path to MY left, I can get up on the box under the hook, but the only thing I can do from there is jump back down again… and get killed. When I go down the path to HER left… well, nothing happens except the aforementioned getting killed. IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ll keep trying, IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗d just like to know which side to hammer away at. Thanks!
I can’t seem to run fast enough to not fall off the log towards after running through the gate and turning right towards the end of the game…??
Holy crow! How fast do you have to be to run from one ironing board to another in level 12? I have been killed about a thousand times. Is there a secret to it? I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t get farther than right by the boxes.
Hi. First of all, many thanks for your excellent guides. With that out of the way… ╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉΓö£┬╜
Just installed, I’m on Level 2, after activating the lever i can’t sprint reliably, double tap doesn’t work as expected, I died several times. What am I doing wrong?
It just doesnΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t have very good controls. 🙁
Hi, where and what level is the grandfather clock in? Thank you
I’m having a problem with level 18. I keep getting caught half way down the wall. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to climb faster or something?
No itΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s just a really annoying part.
Hi, can you please tell me the trick to crossing that river on the thin log!!(just after the electric fence etc) I get half way across and then she just falls!
Can you recommend any other games similar to this one?
i cant seem to pass the barrel level idk if im missing something but my barrel keeps rolling all the way down the big ones,i have the two squares facing up on the barrel im just not sure how to get it to stop rolling on the second square pls help :((