Midnight Castle Tips and Tricks

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Walkthroughs -- Share:

Midnight Castle is yours – but it holds so many secrets and such mysterious inhabitants! Uncover them all in Midnight Castle!

Whether you use this document as a reference when things get difficult or as a road map to get you from beginning to end, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. Use the walkthrough menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with.

Remember to visit the Big Fish Games Forums if you find you need more help. Have fun!


 
 
 
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Walkthrough Menu

Getting Started

Midnight Castle F2P

  • Begin by playing through the tutorial.
  • You will be prompted to select the Broken Carriage to play a HOP (A).
  • Upon completion of the first HOP, Prof. Pinfeathers will appear (B); he will be your guide throughout the game and give you quests and general information on what to do next.
  • Repairing items by completing quests is the primary objective to unlock new areas, HOPs, and additional quests.
  • You gain levels by completing quests (C).
  • Gaining levels will give you rewards and also allow you to unlock further objectives as you progress through the game.

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  • Every day there is a daily reward (D); be sure to play the game and collect yours.
  • If you would like to join in on a discussion about the game or meet other players, please visit the official forum at: http://forums.bigfishgames.com/forums/show/3653.page;jsessionid=EB34C560B2324BBE40B205749C868FB3

The User Interface

Midnight Castle F2P

  • This is the player profile and achievements tab (E); you can change your avatar, name, and view your achievements here.
  • The experience or XP bar (F) shows your current level, total experience gained, and how close to the next level you are.
  • This is your total number of coins (G).
  • This is your total number of diamonds (H).
  • Select the plus button (I) to access the bank; this is where coins and diamonds may be purchased.
  • The gear button (J) is the game settings; change the cursor, sound settings, view the credits, and switch between full screen and windowed mode here.
  • Your active quest givers are displayed here (K); select their portraits for additional information on each quest.
  • This is the current pet you are using (L); available at level 7.
  • This is your primary quest item (M); repairing this item by completing quests is the primary goal.
  • Your Inventory is here (N).
  • Access the Laboratory here (O); available automatically at level 5.
  • View your friends and interact with them in the Socials tab (P); available automatically at level 6.
  • Select the Back button to move back one screen as you navigate Midnight Castle (P1).

Hidden-Object Puzzles

Midnight Castle F2P

  • Completing HOPs (Hidden-object puzzles) is the main method of finding quest items and is also a good way of acquiring coins.
  • Each time you find an item, the multiplier bar (Q) will begin to deplete.
  • Finding another hidden item before it depletes will increase the multiplier to gain a higher total score.
  • The timer (R) will also be factored into your overall score; the less time used the higher your score will be.
  • You can stop the timer by selecting the pause button at any time (S).
  • The info button (T) will show you what quest items can be found by completing the current HOP.
  • Select the exit button (U) to leave the HOP.
  • Crystal balls (V) reveal every item currently displayed on the hidden object list for a few seconds.
  • Wands (W) automatically find every item currently displayed on the hidden object list.
  • Wands and Crystal Balls may be purchased with diamonds or won by playing side-games.
  • This is your hidden-object list (X).
  • Select the hint button (Y) to show where an item is; the hint button takes some time to re-charge.

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  • Upon completion of a HOP, you will see your statistics screen.
  • Your total score and statistics are shown here (Z).
  • The current HOP level and HOP experience bar are shown here (A).
  • The top player scores are shown here (B).
  • Your reward for completion is shown here (C).
  • The item you acquire for completing the HOP is shown here (D).
  • The total score is applied directly to the experience bar; when it reaches the end, the HOP will level up.
  • When a HOP levels up (E), it will increase in difficulty.
  • HOPs have a cool-down timer (F); the cool-down timer increases the higher level the HOP is.
  • The cool-down timer can be reset by spending diamonds.

Questing

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  • The primary means of advancing through the game is by completing quests to repair an item.
  • Active quests are shown here (G); select them to see what current tasks are available.
  • Select the Go To button (H) to teleport directly to your objective.
  • This number shows the current task quantity and completion status for each quest objective (I).
  • Accept the given quest here (J).

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  • Some quest objectives will require you to find an item to interact with another.
  • Selecting the Find button (K) will teleport you to the correct HOP to the find the required item; alternatively, you can also spend diamonds to obtain the required item.
  • The exclamation mark (L) indicates an NPC has new quests available.
  • The question mark (M) indicates that a quest can be completed.
  • When you finish a quest, press the Complete (N) button to finish it and collect your rewards.

Unlocks

Midnight Castle F2P

  • In order to unlock new areas, HOPs, and side-games certain requirements must be met.
  • In some cases, only a level and coin requirement must be met (O).
  • In other cases, you must also have a required item in addition to the level and coin requirement shown (P).
  • Bonus areas and mini-games require coins to unlock (Q).

Crafting Items and Pets

Midnight Castle F2P

  • At level 5, the Laboratory will be unlocked here (R).
  • Some quests require crafted items in order to complete them.
  • The list of items that can be crafted is located here (S); not all of them are available immediately.
  • The Laboratory can be used to craft a variety of items; crafted items require components found by questing, playing HOPs, mini-games, and also require coins (T).
  • If you can’t find the component needed to craft the item it can be purchased with diamonds, or sent to you by a friend, beginning at level 6 in the Socials tab; please see the Friends section for more information.
  • Once you have all of the required items, select the Craft button (U) to craft the item and then select the Get button to receive the item (V).

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  • At level 7, in addition to items, you can also craft new pets in the Pets tab the same way you craft items (W).
  • The Snow Griffin will be received automatically by reaching level 7, but there are other unique pets to craft (X).
  • Some crafted pets require postcards; get these by helping out a friend.
  • Only one pet may be employed at any time; you can change your active pet in the Inventory Pets tab as you craft new ones.
  • To use your pet, feed it the correct quantity and type of food shown here (Y); food may also be purchased with diamonds.
  • After your pet is fed, select it here (Z) and it will return with a treasure chest with extra rewards (A).
  • Your pet will then go to sleep; there is a cool-down until the pet wakes up again, but it can also be reset by spending diamonds (B).

The Inventory

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  • Your Inventory can be accessed here (C).
  • The Items tab holds items used for crafting, questing, and to complete airship shipments (D).
  • The Mark tab holds the marks you find (E); these are used for crafting and questing.
  • The Pets tab holds all pet-related materials (F) including the food you need to send them out on treasure hunts.
  • The Pets tab is also where crafted pets may be swapped in and out with the Set button (G).
  • Any inventory item may be sold for coins, but can also be gifted to friends, used to craft items, pets, or to complete airship shipments.

Friends

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  • At level 6, the Socials tab will be unlocked here (H).
  • Search for friends by entering their friends ID here (I).
  • New friend requests will be displayed here (J).
  • Your friends list is displayed here (K).
  • Invite and decline friend requests here (L).
  • This is your wish list; add any item you need to your wish list here (M) and a friend can send it to you.
  • Additional wish list slots may be purchased with diamonds.
  • Collect gifts your friends send you here (N).
  • Items your friends have added to their wish list will be displayed here (O).
  • If you want to help a friend and don’t have the item they need, you can purchase it with diamonds and send it to them.
  • Friends may only be helped a limited number of times per day (P).
  • Purchase VIP access here (P1); this will grant you special bonuses, exclusive avatars, and the rainbow dragon pet.
  • You will receive a postcard for helping out a friend; postcards can be used to craft additional pets.

Player Profile and Achievements

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  • Player Profile and Achievements can be found here (Q).
  • The player avatar can be changed here (R).
  • There are a variety of unique avatars to unlock through questing and by gaining achievements.
  • You can edit your player name here (S).
  • Your bank can be accessed here; purchase diamonds and coins here (T).
  • VIP access (U) can be purchased here; this will grant you special bonuses, exclusive avatars, and the rainbow dragon pet.
  • Your friends ID code is displayed here (V); this code will help your friends find you and add you to their friends list.
  • Your overall game statistics are shown here (V1).
  • There are many achievements to unlock; view them here (W).
  • Every time you obtain a new achievement, there will be a new reward; collect them here (X).
  • A trophy will also be shown on the avatar portrait when you have a new reward to collect (Y).

The Airship Tower

Midnight Castle F2P

  • The Airship Tower can be unlocked in the Castle Vicinity by spending coins here (Z).
  • Once it has been unlocked, you have sixteen hours to meet the item requirements (A) and send the airship away (B) to obtain rewards (C) and rating points (C1).
  • You can also purchase the items required with diamonds or use the find button to locate them yourself (D).
  • The airship will leave automatically every sixteen hours whether or not the items have been sent, but there will be no reward if the requirements are not met.
  • The airship has a cool-down after it leaves; it can be reset with diamonds (E).
  • Select the tower after the ship leaves to see the items needed for the next shipment (F).

The Dice Game

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  • The Dice Game can be unlocked in the Tavern by spending coins (G).
  • This is another method of acquiring coins and additional rewards in Midnight Castle.
  • New opponents with higher wagers will be unlocked as you progress through the game.
  • Choose your opponent here (H).
  • You also have a chance to win a rare item occasionally (I).
  • Select Roll (J) to play.

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  • On each roll you will spend the amount of coins shown here (K); the wager varies by the opponent chosen.
  • The Dice Game is a game of chance; winning or losing is random (L).
  • You can play the game three times; however, afterwards there is a cool-down that can be reset by spending diamonds (M).
  • Your remaining number of games is displayed here (N).

The Fortune Wheel

Midnight Castle F2P

  • The Fortune Wheel can be unlocked in the Bailey by spending coins (O).
  • The Fortune Wheel is a game of chance; to play the game select the Spin button (P).
  • There is one free spin per day, so be sure to use it; otherwise the game costs coins to play.
  • Each time you spin the wheel the coin cost increases; the cool-down timer resets the cost each day (Q).
  • Play often for a chance to win a jackpot and other rare prizes, such as eggs for crafting new pets.

Morphing Flowers

Midnight Castle F2P

  • Morphing Flowers are hidden in every location (R); be sure to keep an eye out for them.
  • Flowers can be found in a variety of locations on each screen (S).
  • The same flower will not re-spawn immediately, but each location has many spawn points for you to find.
  • Every time you find five flowers (T) you will be rewarded coins, or rarely a mark or a diamond.

Written by

Nathaniel is a Strategy Guide Writer for Big Fish Games. His love of games first emerged when he was four years old. Countless games later, his passion for and appreciation of the medium continue to grow; he enjoys all genres, from casual games and role-playing to action, sports, and racing. When he’s not gaming, he pursues his other interests of astronomy, mathematics, running, cycling, and hiking.