Very Little Nightmares: Complete Walkthrough Guide

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

Level 1:

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.

Level 2:

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.

Level 3:

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 here’s where I’m stuck.. you mentioned getting a hanger in this part. It’s the XO puzzle. I can’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 I’d so appreciate it., yes I have the piece from the wall where the gnome is painting and there’s a big red candle.
Thanks again


Hi Appunwrapper! I am stuck in level 16, I’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!


How do you get the coat hanger?


hey app unwrapper! i beat the entire game already i just can’t find the jack in the box in level 10, have you found it yet??


So confused on 17. Been stuck for a while, just keep getting killed by the chandelier. Any idea what to do?


I used the hanger to pull the box down but then it got stuck on the side. How do I get the scarf down?


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.


Hey! I’m on level 13 in the steam room where it opens a door in the ground. I’m blowing steam at the guy when he walks in but I can’t ever make it to the hatch in time. Am I doing something wrong??


I’m stuck on level 13 in the steam room where the door opens in the ground and no matter how much I try I can’t make it to the hatch before the guy gets me. I’m blowing steam at him and then running to the door in the ground. Am I doing something wrong?


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?


I’m stuck on 12


I’m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do.. can you help me ? Please?


I’m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do… can u help me? Please?


Is there anything more to do on level fourteen when you push the cart over? Just standing in the spot doesn’t seem to work. Glitch maybe?


Well 17 is sooooooo annoying… Just can’t get past the chandelier and no idea what to do😔

Daniel Vignassi

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 isn’t breaking I got the nome in the toilet, the nome I’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


I’m having the exact same problem. Tapping on the bed doesn’t work, leaving the room & coming back doesn’t work. I closed & reopened the app: didn’t work. So frustrating.


Hey thanks for all your walkthroughs! I’m stuck on level 15. When I move the food cart there is no hole for me to fall through and I’ve walked all over. Help!


On level 15 I am having trouble reaching the jack in a box I fell through the floorboards but can’t seem to go very far left and can’t see a hole to crawl through

Nancy batts

I’m stuck on level 3 in the last spot light.

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