Castle of Dr.Brain
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CASTLE OF DR.BRAIN
The Hints are divided into 5 sections as follows:
1> The Castle Door, Elevator Maze
2> First Floor
3> Second Floor
4> Third Floor
5> The Basement
1 The Castle Door, Elevator Maze
Problem: How do I open the castle door?
Hint: When you press the doorbell, notice which stone flashes and plays a
tone. Click the hand cursor on that stone. Now two stones will flash and play
tones. Click the hand cursor on these stones in the same order they flashed.
Now, three stones will play, et c. Try it, it's fun!
Problem: Help! I'm lost in the mazes of the Stone Elevator!
Hint: A really fun way to get throughthese mazes is to just explore.
Try punching through as many walls as you can!Each maze has four levels to it.
You start at the bottom and work your way up to the top. Sometimes you have
to go up and then back down again to get through. If you get really stuck,
you may wish to sketch out each level to help you keep track of paths
you've already explored.
2 First Floor
Problem:The Math Marvel Puzzle Room has me stumped - Novice.
Eleven plus twenty-two equals thirty-three, ninety minus eighty equals ten, forty-two
times two equals eighty-four, and sixty divided by twenty equals three.
Problem: The Math Marvel Puzzle Room has me stumped - Standard.
Twelve plus twenty-three equals thirty-five, ninety-nine minus thirty-three equals
sixty-six, twenty-two times four equals eighty-eight, and fifty-six divided by
eight equals seven.
Problem: The Math Marvel Puzzle Room has me stumped -Expert.
Twelve plus eighteen equals thirty, sixty-five minus twenty-one
equals forty-four, five times fifteen equals seventy-five, and eighty-eight
divided by eleven equals eight.
Problem: Magic Square Puzzle solution -Novice.
Arrange the numbers from left to right. The numbers in the top
row are two, nine, and four. The numbers in the middle row are seven, five,
and three. Finally, the numbers in the last row are six, one, and eight.
Problem: Magic Square Puzzle solution - Standard.
Arrange the numbers
>from left to right. The numbers in the top row are sixteen, two, three, and
thirteen. The numbers in the second row are five, eleven, ten, and eight. The
numbers in the third row are nine, seven, six, and twelve. Finally, the
numbers in the bottom row are four, fourteen, fifteen, and one.
Problem: Magic Square Puzzle solution - Expert.
Arrange the numbers from left to right.
The numbers in the top row are thirty-one, three, five, and twenty-five. The
numbers in the second row are nine, twenty-one, nineteen, and fifteen. The
numbers in the third row are seventeen, thirteen, eleven, and twenty-three.
Finally, the numbers in the bottom row are seven, twenty-seven, twenty-nine,
Problem: 15-Sliding Tile Puzzle solution - Novice.
Start with the top row and work your way down. One useful technique is to
snake tiles into position. Let's say you want to place the first two
First, move the one tile just under the two position, and the two tile right
under it. Then mov e other tiles so that the empty square is in the two
position and slide both tiles up. Finally, empty the one position square,
slide the one tile over, then the two tile up. Work your way down the puzzle
Problem: 15-Sliding Tile Puzzle solution - Standard and Expert.
For starters, begin with the Novice solution. On the Standard and Expert
Level puzzles, the last two rows are a little trickier. Think of those squares
as points around a circle. Let's say you have most of the third row, but the
ten tile is out of order, like so -- nine, eleven, ten, and twelve. Move the
bottom row pieces until the empty square is underneath the ten tile. Then
slide the ten tile down and rotate both rows together, clearing the square
between the nine and eleven tiles, with the ten tile underneath it. Slide the
ten tile into position and rotate the pieces back into their correct rows.
When you complete the Expert Level puzzle, you'll form a picture of Dr.
Problem: I've run out of time in the Clock Room!
Did you notice the remote-control panel beside Dr. Brain's favorite cuckoo clock?
Press the top button to make the toy Elf start dancing. Press the second
button from the top to turn the clock off and the alarm on. Press the third
button from the top to start the clock once again and put away the cuckoo
bird. Finally, press the second button from the top to stop the clock,
followed by the bottom button to turn off the alarm, and then the top button
to stop the Elf from dancing. You'll have plenty of tim e now.
Problem: Acme Time Clock sand measurement - Novice.
Wait until the 25-second hourglass
runs out of sand, then immediately flip the 15-second hourglass. Click the
open button and the drawer will open. Problem: Acme Time Clock sand
measurement - Standard and Expert. Hint: Flip the 15-second hourglass three
times. Flip it the first time after the sand runs out of it. Flip it a second
time when the sand runs out of it again. Finally, flip it once more when the
35-second hourglass runs out. Click the open button and the draw er will open.
Problem: What times do I punch in the Clock Room? Hint: The time to punch on
the first card is four forty-eight. The time to punch on the second card is
eleven o'clock. The time to punch on the third card is one forty-five.
Problem:I can't fix the circuit in the computer room!
Starting from the lower left-hand side, place the battery in the first
position, the switch in the second position, the resistor in the third
position, the coil in the fourth position, and finally the capacitor in the
Problem: How do I use the binary conversion computer?
One fun strategy is to just twiddle each of the zeros to ones until you get
the light on right-hand side of each row to turn on. If you examine each
position in a row from right to left, you'll notice the numbers increase by a
power of two. This means wh en you change a zero to one in the right-most
column it's worth one, then increases to two in the next column, then four,
then eight, then sixteen, then thirty- two, then sixty-four, and finally
one-hundred and twenty-eight in the left-most column. The t otal to the far
left is simply a sum of these values.
Problem: How can I get through the robot maze?
To get through this maze, you'll need to go all the way around the
outer edges of the maze, moving from left to right. If a swirling circle sends
you back to the start of the maze, turn it off by first running the robot over
a plus symbol. As you move th e robot around the maze gather as many answer
cards as you can.
Problem: Which robot head do I use in the robot design room?
You may wish to use Iron face since it's the honest robot head and will
follow your program exactly. If you choose the dishonest Saucer head, it will
disobey your program exactly. Propeller head is dishonest half the time and
will disobey every second li ne of your program.
Problem: What is the program listing to get the blue book?
Program listing using the Iron-faced robot
head and the fork-shaped robot arm:
2. Move right
3. Move forward
4. Move left
5. Turn on
6. Move right
7. Move backward
8. Move left
9. Move left
Problem: What is the program listing to get the green plastic clue sheet?
Program listing using the Iron-faced robot head and the dart-gun robot arm:
2. Move left
3. Move forward
4. Move forward
5. Move forward
6. Move right
7. Move right
8. Turn on
9. Move left
Problem: What is the program listing to get the gray iron plaque?
Program listing using the Iron-faced robot head and the electromagnetic robot arm:
2. Move left
3. Move forward
4. Move forward
5. Move forward
6. Move right
7. Move left
8. Turn on
9. Move right
4> Third Floor
Problem:I need some tips on the Word Search Puzzle!
All of the words in this puzzle can be
found in the section of your game documentation entitled Dr. Brain's Ultra Top
Secret Decoder Grid. Here's a few to help get you started. Moving from left to
right, in the top row you'll find TicTacToe; in the secon d row, Golf; in the
third row, Jacks; in the eighth row, Chess; and in the tenth row, Cribbage.
Moving from right to left, in the second row you'll find Football; in the
third row, Dominos; in the fifth row, Poker and Hearts; in the seventh row,
Blackjac k; in the second to the bottom row, Checkers; and in the bottom row,
Horseshoes. Now you try. Examine each column, both from top to bottom and
bottom to top. Finally, look for any words spelled diagonally.
Problem: I can't figure out the Acrostics Puzzle.
You're trying to spell Parlor
Games. Therefore, from top to bottom, select these games: Spades, Hearts,
Cribbage, Blackjack, Poker, and Bridge to spell Parlor. Then select these
games: Backgammon, Tic-tac-toe, Dominoes, Checkers, and Chess to spell Games
Problem: I'm stumped by the Tangram Puzzle.
Arrange the tangram pieces to spell the word Enter.
Problem: I need a clue to solve the Jigsaw Puzzle!
One way to solve jigsaw puzzles is to look for edge and corner pieces
first. If a puzzle piece has a flat edge on the top, left, or right side,
place it along the edges of the screen. Then you can also look for like colors
or patterns and assemble these pieces right in the middle of the screen, then
place them into their final position. If your screen gets too cluttered, you
can always place pieces back into the box.
Problem: I keep hanging the Hangman Dummy!
Did you notice the chart on the wall? The most common letters to
guess are E, T, and A -- so you're usually better off to guess these letters
first. Some other common letters are O, I, N, S, H, R, D, L, and U. Some of
the words you'll encounter in this p uzzle: honest, antelope, entrance, train,
session, pattern, doctor, resistance, rental, password, brains, complete,
editorial, newspaper, magazine, western, and dentist.
Problem: How do I open Dr. Brain's Safe?
You can solve this puzzle by a process of elimination
and trial and error. On the first line, start by guessing all the same
symbols, for instance, all hearts. If you get one right, on the next line
guess one heart and two of another symbol, such as two oranges. If you get two
right, then guess one heart, one orange, and one of the remaining symbols. Now
just keep working with the symbols until they all fall in place.
Problem:Cipher Monitor message - Novice.
The Novice level message is "Your mind
is the key to every door. When you set your mind free, no lock can hold you,
no bars restrain you."
Problem: Cipher Monitor message - Standard.
The Standard level message is "Free from every earthen tide, past stars and
planets you must ride, until you reach the farther side."
Problem: Cipher Monitor message - Expert.
The Expert level message is "The elevators of
the mind only operate for those who keep their minds open to new
Problem: Where is Perseus?
Perseus is the constellation on the far left-hand side of the screen and is made up of
nine stars. If you examine closely the illustration of Perseus on the Novice
level setting, you can see which nine stars you'll need to choose.
Problem: Where is Ursa Major?
Ursa Major is just to the right of Perseus and is
made up of fifteen stars. If you examine closely the illustration of Ursa
Major on the Novice level setting, you can see which stars you'll need to
Problem:Where is Cancer?
Cancer is just to the right of Ursa
Major and is made up of seven stars. If you examine closely the illustration
of Cancer on the Novice level setting, you can see which seven stars you'll
need to choose.
Problem: Where is Orion?
Orion is on the far right side
of the screen and is made up of nineteen stars. If you examine closely the
illustration of Orion on the Novice level setting, you can see which nineteen
stars you'll need to choose.
Problem: What are the alien's homes?
Geoids live on Magma 4. Mastons live on Graviton. Winged Icarians live on Aerios.
Mechroids live on Metallica. Webbed Amphitons live on Oceania. Giras live on
Veldta. Strigers live on Stroud. Moleri live on Hollucidar.
Problem: How do I place the planets where they belong?
Remember the cosmic scroll from the
Hangman safe? Consider the first letter of each word in the clue: My Very
Energetic Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pies. Each word starts with the same letter
as the planets orbiting the sun, from nearest to farthest--Mercur y, Venus,
Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Problem: How do I open the desk drawer in Dr. Brain's Private Office?
Use the red key from
the Mastermind Safe to open Dr. Brain's desk drawer. You'll find Dr. Brain's
Secret Decoder Ring.
Problem: How do I use the job skills board?
Hint: Match the Memory card to the picture of the Simon Puzzle Pieces. Match the
Logic and Deduction Card to the picture of the Mastermind Safe.
Match the Follow Instructions Card to the picture of the Circuit Board.
Match the Mathematics Card to the card with the equation 2+2=4. Match the
Pattern Recognition Card to the picture of the Puzzle Piece.
Match the Programming Card to the picture of the Robot.
Match the Language Card to the card with the letters A-T-E,
T-E-A, and E- A-T arranged on it. Match the Ti meliness Card to the picture of
the Hourglass. Finally, match the Cosmic Consciousness Card with the picture
of the Stars.
Problem: Which books should I get from Dr. Brain's Private Bookcase?
Did you crack the Mastermind Safe in the Doce Amor Room?
Inside the Mastermind Safe was a step-by-step code sheet and a red key. Use
the red key from the Mastermind Safe to open Dr. Brain's desk drawer. You'll
find Dr. Brain's Secret Decoder Ring. Click Dr. Brain's Secret Decoder Ring on
the code sheet to decipher the message. Now you'll have a set of instructions
explaining how to arrange these books.