Adventure Escape Mysteries – The Echo Bay Murders: Chapter 8 Walkthrough Guide

Adventure Escape Mysteries – The Echo Bay Murders
By: Haiku Games

Haiku Games is back with a new Adventure Escape game, called The Echo Bay Murders. You play as Detective Kate Gray, as she travels to the coastal town of Echo Bay to investigate a missing persons case. This walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck on any of the puzzles in Chapter 8. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.

See all my other Adventure Escape guides here.


Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8

Chapter 8, Cabin in the Woods:

You can watch my video for Chapter 8 or continue below for my step-by-step guide.

1. Pick up the gas can. Also, notice the missing hose and broken valve. Then have Darius help you open the garage and head inside.

2. Grab the rake. Tap on the bulletin board and take the screwdriver. Also notice the torn photo. Look in the box on the chair and take the valve wheel. Also, notice the dog tags. And last, fill the mower with gas.

3. Turn on the mower. Kate will automatically mow the grass in front of the gate. Something gets stuck in the blades. Grab the dog tag from the mower.

4. Add the dog tag to the others in the box.

5. Leave the garage. Use the rake to reach the bolt cutters under the cabin.

6. Go back inside the garage. Use the bolt cutters to cut the chain to the right. Open the door and grab the key and torn photo.

7. Place the torn photo with the other half on the bulletin board to get a clue. Use the key to unlock the locked cabinet and take the hose and note from inside. Look at the note to get evidence added to your book.

8. Go back outside. Tap on where the hose should be and use the screwdriver to remove the broken valve wheel. Replace it with the new one and use the screwdriver to tighten it again. Add the hose. Use it to put out the fire. Look inside the fire pit to find a 4-digit combination lock.

9. Let’s figure out the passcode for the lock. The clues we’ll use are the dog tags, the list of Luca’s fallen friends, and the photograph of the skydiving troops. Notice the four numbers are scratched off on Bernard Wilson’s dog tag. I’ve organized the tags below based on the skydiving photo. Using that, you can see a pattern with the last four digits of each tag. Start with the first number of each to figure out the pattern and the number for the missing one. So it goes Mark Davis to Andrew Sanchez to Kobe Wong to Trevor Smith to Bernard Wilson. You end up with this:

13131, 86420, 98765, 01234

So take the last number from each and you get 1054. Enter that into the lock and head down.

10. Find the Rubik’s cube on the blue shelf. It’s a clue for something. Move the chair aside and open one of the drawers to get a puzzle piece. Open the lockers and grab the puzzle piece and sledgehammer. Ignore the locked locker for now.

11. Use the screwdriver to unbolt the left locker and then move it aside. Use the sledgehammer to break through the wall and reveal Ellie’s remains and get evidence for your book. Grab the puzzle piece.

12. Go back to the garage and use the sledgehammer on the cracked floor to get another puzzle piece.

13. Go back to the secret room and add all four puzzle pieces to the puzzle on the wall. Then solve the Triangles Puzzle by pressing the blue buttons to rotate the triangles until you complete the image. You can use my video if you need help. The resulting image is a clue. Notice the same numbers are on the Rubik’s cube.

14. Let’s work out the locker lock. We need five directions. First, more down the order in which the cars reached the finish line:

Red 9
Yellow 2
White 16
Blue 13
Orange 85
Green 44

Next, find Red 9 on the Rubik’s cube. You then go DOWN to reach Yellow 2, LEFT to reach White 16, UP to Blue 13, RIGHT to Orange 85, and LEFT to Green 44. The directions are based on the orientation of the numbers. So for the lock, it’s DOWN, LEFT, UP, RIGHT, LEFT or DLURL. Take the letter pieces and power cord from inside.

15. Use the power cord to plug in the security camera hard drive. We need to unlock the gate, but first we need to figure out the password. You’ll also get more evidence for your book. Add the letters to the board on the floor. Let’s figure out how to arrange them. The brown shapes can help you. In the end it should say:

EST. 1927

Take the letters and numbers with green arrows and you get LHYE17.

16. Now enter LHYE17 on the hard drive to unlock the side gate.

17. Head back up. Luca is there and shoots Darius! Shoot back and he drives off. Darius gives you the keys to the dirt bike in the shed. Head inside and use the keys with the dirt bike. Kate will head after Luca.

18. Now we have to solve the Forest Maze Puzzle. Search the map for tools that Kate can use to catch Luca, while avoiding his line of site. Press a glowing tile next to Kate to move her along the path. When next to an item, press it to pick it up. You can use my video if you need help.

19. Now we have the Shooting Puzzle, which is the same thing as before. You need to keep finding Luca and shoot at him until he runs out of health.

And now just watch the ending! Congratulations! You completed the game!

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. CJ

    Dog tag puzzle I worked out each numbers one at a time starting with last number first and worked out pattern 986-25-dcba. Paper always explains better but this four digit code comes in handy.

  2. Z

    The dog tags give you the code for the box in the firepit. Take the last number of each dog tag number, work out the pattern, then take the second last number, etc

  3. Para

    Fun fact, while you only need to figure out some of the letters for the sign puzzle, if you use all of the letters you will spell out “Lepat Fishing Company EST. 1927” It’s a very nice touch.

    Honestly, this was probably the best Adventure Escape in a while. Very dramatic, challenging but fair puzzles and it’s also nice to see Kate being so vulnerable. It humanizes her a lot. I’m looking forward to resisting the dark ruin gang too.

    1. Neko

      wow i just wondered bout it, thx 🙂
      i think this is the most dark n painful (physically mentally) story out of all the Detective Kate series which i rly enjoyed too.
      i can’t wait for what’s gonna happen to her next! hopefully trap maker’s sequence or smth including Kate n Murphy’s chit chat more╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉΓö£├æ

  4. Anch

    I just finished the game puzzle and it was definitely enjoyable this time. You may be wondering if there are 6 coloured cars, a Rubik cube and only 5 direction buttons to push. Start with number 9 (the most forward car), then track the directions to other numbers one by one from the Rubik cube (from 2nd forward to the last back of the cars in the picture), there you get your ΓÇ£direction answersΓÇ¥. Good luck!

  5. Georgina

    For the dog tag puzzle, I noticed that the number of the second tag in each column was 418 less than the one above it (1890-1472=418 and 3681-3263=418), so I took 418 from 1472 to give 1054. I think the solution above is more elegant though!

    1. Lol

      More elegant? It makes no sense, where they get all those 5 digit numbers from ffs

      1. Tracy

        I agree! I can’t figure out where she got those 5 digit numbers from. I did realize that the last 2 digits are 9 apart but I don’t understand where the first 3 come from. I’m still working on it though.

        1. Tracy

          Tada! Just figured it out!

  6. Firestarfires

    What about the last part?

  7. S

    Iit was a fun one, but the story feels a tad incomplete. We found Ava, one of the JL’s, his mother, and Ellie, but that leaves two more bodies from Darius’ notes. Did I forget finding two of them or were they never revealed?

  8. Prima

    Thoroughly enjoyed this most recent AE Mysteries game. One of my favorites from their list of games.
    Appunwrapper, many times I have relied on your help! Sometimes for just a hint, “What did I miss?” and also explanations of solutions. (these can sometimes be a stretch ╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£├╗Γö£├▒╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉΓö£├Ñ)
    These mystery games are so much more enjoyable with you by my side!
    I appreciate you for all of the details you include, in all of your hard work!!

  9. Finn

    Never felt so stupid in my life as now trying to solve the race puzzle :I Been doing it for two hours and still it s a mess. Just when I think I understand the logic on moving the pieces, I notice it doesn t work. Maybe I have some perceptual disorder I didn t know before this 😀

  10. Sean

    Thanks for your walkthrough. I have been stuck at the race car puzzle. Really not good with it. Spent 30 stars to go through until I saw your easy process. Genius! It is a moved one and it’s quite hard to be hunted all the time. Good work from AE. Anyway, my favorite ones are still Trapmaker 1, Allied Spies and The Covenant. See you in the next AE game. 🙂

  11. Carla

    Nothing like that subtle hint at Kate and Murphy finally (low-key) going on a date 🙂

  12. S3V3RIN

    this one had such a dark ending gd

  13. Anna

    I just want to thank you for making these walkthrough guides. I love adventure escape mysteries, and in each game there are some tough puzzles which I don’t get, (and the star hint system doesn’t really work for me, as it ends up wasting so many stars until getting to the point where I am stuck). So it’s great to know I can find the answers here. I also appreciate how clearly you have explained everything with screenshots and written directions and how i can just find the next hint here to move along enough. Thank you so much!

  14. Harrison

    I find your bike path solution impossible for my version. It’s literally impossible as by the time I take the river path he is directly guarding that path and it’s impossible to cross. This is the first time when literally using your videos to find it highly inaccurate.

  15. No sense

    Your dog tag solution makes literally zero sense.. where tf you get 13131 from? Lol

    1. Lora

      I don’t understand the 5 digit numbers either. got it from the response below yours and understood, but nowhere can i see where these 5 digit numbers are coming from….

  16. .

    I noticed a lot of comments wondering where the dog tag answers came from. I don’t know if everyone is still wondering, but I wanted to explain. So, it’s like follow a pattern for each digit, eg. If the first is 9856 and rhe second is 8665 then the third is 7474 what would be the last one? You can see that for the first digits, we’re subtracting 1. For the second digits we’re subtracting two, for the third digits we’re adding one, and for the fourth digits we’re subtracting one too. So, the fourth number would be 6283. And that’s the code for the fire place. (We figured out the scratched out numbers from the dog tag using the other complete dog tags, and that’s the fire pit password.) I hope everyone got it. Lemme know if you didn’t get my explanation.

  17. Large Marge

    Shooting the hell out of Patel at the end was the real reward. I needed a good cig after that.

  18. Kamilla

    If you already passed the first river, then first go for the upper tree taking the path after picking up the shovel, work your way towards the tree close to the cross, cut it, then use the ramp in front of you and take the shortest path towards it. Dig the cross with the shovel, take the key, and work your way towards the chest. Taking the tripwire, go and use the other ramp, then place the tripwire where you previously landed.

  19. Anne

    This was honestly a pretty good story, difficult tho. This site helps me so much if i really cant figure something out, ( Usually the puzzles involving a number code, i just cant make the connection lol ) thx for all the great help, appunwrapper!

  20. The puzzler

    Good game but occasionally the puzzles are more than a stretch. Dog tag puzzle. Just take first number of each tag (in the correct order) it then makes a pattern. 1313 so next number is 1…which of course is first number of code. Then do second number find pattern and so on. Makes sense after explained but how in the heck would anyone make that leap of logic without pure luck or help. Mostly however the puzzles are challenging and fair.

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