The Hardy Boys: The Perfect Crime Walkthrough

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Welcome to the The Hardy Boys: The Perfect Crime Walkthrough!

Help the Hardy Boys solve a crime wave and stop the Perfect Crime! It’s up to the Boys to follow the clues and crack the case!

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.

This document begins with a handy introduction to the game before going on to the complete Hardy Boys: The Perfect Crime game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

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!

This walkthrough was created by Margie B.

WALKTHROUGH MENU

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. CASE 1 – GRAND THEFT MOTORCYCLE
  3. CASE 2 – CORRUPT COMMISSIONER
  4. CASE 3 – TIME BOMB
  5. CASE 4 – BIGWIG THE SUBMARINE

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL TIPS

  • There are over 30 unique scenes that span across 70+ levels. Each hidden object scene contains a list of at least 10 items to find. You can play the game in Timed or Untimed mode.
  • There are several puzzles in the game. You cannot skip any of the puzzles, you have to solve them, or you will get stuck in the game. Fortunately, this walkthrough has the solutions to all the puzzles in the game. The puzzle solutions should be the same for everyone.
  • From the Options Menu you can choose a variety of settings in the game. You can turn the timer, the music, and the sound on and off. You can choose to play in Windowed or Full Screen Mode. You can also choose to play the game in English, Spanish, or French.
  • When you click on several incorrect items in the scene, it will disable your cursor temporarily. You will not be able to click on any items while your cursor has the black “X” on it.
  • There is a lot of dialogue in the game. Reading the dialogue does not affect the outcome of the game. You can skip the dialogue by clicking on the “ESC” button on your keyboard.
  • Some items in the game are mislabeled. For instance, you may be asked for a watch and the hint may point to a wall clock. Save your hints in case you run across some of these items, they will help you move along in the game.
  • The walkthrough contains a screenshot that shows the location of all the items for every scene in the game. The items on the list should be the same for everyone, but that is not a guarantee.

HINTS

  • You are given 3 hints per scene. There is nothing that tells you how many hints are still available to you. Just make sure that you keep count as you use your hints.
  • Click on the hint button in the lower left side of the scene, and one of the items on your list will sparkle for a few seconds. The hint sparkle goes away pretty quickly and can be hard to see. Make sure that you are always looking at the entire scene when you click on the hint, or you may miss it.
  • Even after using three hints, the game will still allow you to click on the hint button but you will not be able to see the sparkle in the scene.
  • Save your hints for the last minute, since there are very few to be had. Some of the items are very tiny in this game so it is best to save your hints for those types of items.
  • You will be able to view instructions for a mini-game right before you play it. If you need a reminder of what to do, you can click on the hint button to see the instructions again.

CASE 1 – GRAND THEFT MOTORCYCLE

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BEDROOM

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INSIDE THE THEATER COFFEE HOUSE

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  • Find all the items on the list.
  • When you click on the cash register in the lower left side a puzzle will appear. Solve the puzzle and then find the rest of the items on your list.

CODE BREAKER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • In this puzzle your goal is to correctly connect the matching LED lights by clicking on the nodes on the board and forming wires in the right places.
  • Click on the nodes in order to rotate them into their desired position. Left-clicking will make them move clockwise, and right-clicking will make them move counterclockwise.
  • The nodes that have four ends to them can only connect a wire in a straight line.
  • You will notice that at each end of the connection there are matching lights. From top to bottom, they are green, red, and purple.
  • Those colors will light up on the board once you’ve connected the nodes correctly. You will know that a wire has been connected correctly when you see two matching lights lit up at both ends of the puzzle.
  • Keep in mind that not all nodes need to be connected, and wires can cross over one another.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

OUTSIDE THE THEATER COFFEE HOUSE

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SAM’S HARDWARE – SHELVES

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SAM’S HARDWARE – CHECKOUT

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CHIEF COLLIG’S OFFICE

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EVIDENCE ROOM

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  • Click on the Fly Ash that is located on the right side of the floor. It looks like a brown powder. When you click on it, a puzzle will appear.

ANALYZE THE EVIDENCE PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to find the right combination of chemical reactions.
  • There are several chemicals on the table. Some of them are easier to spot than others. Make sure that you remember to click on the test tubes on the counter and also on the small container with the light blue liquid.
  • Click on any chemical and then look at the Petri dish on the counter. If you see a straight stream of fire, you will know that that chemical is the right choice. When you click on a chemical and you hear an explosion, you will know that that is the wrong chemical. At that point you will have to start the sequence over.
  • Once you click on the first correct chemical of the sequence, the color will appear on the left side of the page. If the next chemical you click on is not the next one in the sequence, you will have to start over again. Make sure that you always start with the first chemical that showed up correctly.
  • Once the sequences have been entered correctly, you will complete the puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution. The colors have been labeled with the names the game has given them. Since some of the colors look similar, please look at the screenshot for the right order. The solutions should be the same for everyone. The solution for this puzzle is:BLUE
    GREEN
    PINK

BEDROOM

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OUTSIDE THE THEATRE COFFEE HOUSE

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  • In this scene you must locate six letter pieces. They are highlighted yellow in the screenshot. Once all three pieces have been found, you will have to reassemble the letter.

TORN LETTER PUZZLE

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  • Reassemble the letter by dragging the torn pieces into the right positions.
  • Left-click on a piece of paper to grab it. Right-click on it to rotate the piece into the desired position.
  • Combine two correct pieces and they will stick together. Once all the pieces have been placed correctly, you will finish this puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

MOVIE THEATER

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SAM’S HARDWARE – SHELVES

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CHIEF COLLIG’S OFFICE

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MOVIE THEATER

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OFFICE AT MATHIAS CONSTRUCTION

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  • Click on the surfboard that is on the left side of the back wall, and a puzzle will appear. Once you complete the puzzle, continue looking for the items on the list.

SHORT CIRCUIT PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to connect all the nodes on the board by using only three wire pieces.
  • The wire can only be used in a straight line; it cannot be bent. In other words, if you’ve connected some nodes and one of the lights did not come on, that is considered a bent wire.
  • Click on the first node you want to connect and then click on the node that you wish to connect the first wire to. That will form a wire across all the nodes it touches.
  • Once you connect two nodes in a straight line, make sure that you look to see if all the nodes are lit. If they are not, you may have connected something incorrectly, or you simply may have to connect one more wire through the one that is not lit.
  • If you connect the last wire incorrectly, the game will start you from the beginning of the puzzle.
  • If you wish to disconnect a wire that you’ve placed, simply click on both ends to disconnect them.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

OFFICE

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  • Click on the large cover that is in the middle of the room and you will discover the motorcycle underneath. Continue looking for the rest of the items on the list.

CASE 2 – CORRUPT COMMISSIONER

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THE CLOSET

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HALL OF RECORDS

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BEHIND THE DRAWER PUZZLE

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  • Your goal is to arrange the files on a particular order in the cabinets.
  • You have to take into consideration the number and colors of the files in order to file them correctly.
  • Grab a file at the bottom of the scene and place it into one of the drawers.
  • You will know that all files are in place when you see the word “complete” appear on the screen.
  • The solution for this puzzle is as follows:
  • Top Left Drawer: Green #9, Smith/Minnesota.
  • Top Right Drawer: Yellow #18, Ericstein/ Maine
  • Lower Left Drawer: Red # 13, Zamboni/ Wyoming
  • Lower Right Drawer: Blue #15 Harrison/ Arizona

MOVIE THEATER

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OFFICE

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  • Click on the torn letter that is on the lower right side of the corkboard. Solve the letter puzzle and then continue searching for the rest of the items.

TORN LETTER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Reassemble the letter by dragging the torn pieces into the right positions.
  • Left-click on a piece of paper to grab it. Right-click on it to rotate the piece into the desired position.
  • Combine two correct pieces, and they will stick together. Once all the pieces have been placed correctly, you will finish this puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT STORE

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TOOLBOX

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EVIDENCE ROOM

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  • As soon as you enter the scene, the Analyze the Evidence Puzzle will pop up.

ANALYZE THE EVIDENCE PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to find the right combination of chemical reactions.
  • There are several chemicals on the table. Some of them are easier to spot than others. Make sure that you remember to click on the test tubes on the counter and also on the small container with the light blue liquid.
  • Click on any chemical and then look at the Petri dish on the counter. If you see a straight stream of fire, then you will know that chemical is the right choice. When you click on a chemical and you hear an explosion, then you will know that is the wrong chemical. At that point you will have to start the sequence over.
  • Once you click on the first correct chemical of the sequence, the color will appear on the left side of the page. If the next chemical you click on is not the next one in the sequence, then you will have to start over again. Make sure that you always start with the first chemical that showed up correctly.
  • Once the sequences have been entered correctly, you will complete the puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution. The colors have been labeled with the names the game has given them. Since some of the colors look similar, please look at the screenshot for the right order. The solutions should be the same for everyone. The solution for this puzzle is:ORANGE
    BROWN
    GREEN
    LIGHT BLUE
    RED

LOCKED IMPOUND LOT

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IMPOUNDED CAR

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CODE BREAKER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • In this puzzle your goal is to correctly connect the matching LED lights by clicking on the nodes on the board and forming wires in the right places.
  • Click on the nodes in order to rotate them in their desired position. Left-clicking will make them move clockwise and right-clicking will make them move counterclockwise.
  • The nodes that have four ends to them can only connect a wire in a straight line.
  • You will notice that at each end of the connection there are matching lights. From top to bottom, they are green, red, and purple.
  • Those colors will light up on the board once you’ve connected the nodes correctly. You will know that a wire has been connected correctly when you see 2 matching lights lit up at both ends of the puzzle.
  • Keep in mind that not all nodes need to be connected, and wires can cross over one another.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

ABANDONED HOTEL

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FRONT LOADER

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LEVER PUZZLE

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  • Watch Video on Big Fish Games Tips YouTube Channel
  • The goal in this puzzle is to place a symbol next to its matching symbols at the bottom of the page.
  • If you’re familiar with slider puzzles, this puzzle uses the same concept. You basically have to move the pieces from the top to their matching slots at the bottom.
  • Click on a lever to select it and then click on an empty space to place it there. Make sure that you move the piece out of the way because you cannot have a lever in the path of another lever.
  • The video link will provide you with a step-by-step solution for this puzzle.

FRONT LOADER CLOSE-UP

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EVIDENCE ROOM

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COMMISSIONER’S KITCHEN

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DOUGLAS’ HOME OFFICE

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CASE 3 – TIME BOMB

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HARDY BOYS’ BEDROOM

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CHIEF COLLIG’S OFFICE

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JACKSON LAWS’ OFFICE

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FERRIS WHEEL AT THE SEASIDE FAIR

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EVIDENCE ROOM

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  • When you click on the fly ash in the lower left side, it brings up the puzzle. Solve the puzzle and continue looking for items on the list.

ANALYZE THE EVIDENCE PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to find the right combination of chemical reactions.
  • There are several chemicals on the table. Some of them are easier to spot than others. Make sure that you remember to click on the test tubes on the counter and also on the small container with the light blue liquid.
  • Click on any chemical and then look at the Petri dish on the counter. If you see a straight stream of fire, then you will know that chemical is the right choice. When you click on a chemical and you hear an explosion, then you will know that is the wrong chemical. At that point you will have to start the sequence over.
  • Once you click on the first correct chemical of the sequence, the color will appear on the left side of the page. If the next chemical you click on is not the next one in the sequence, you will have to start over again. Make sure that you always start with the first chemical that showed up correctly.
  • Once the sequences have been entered correctly, you will complete the puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution. The colors have been labeled with the names the game has given them. Since some of the colors look similar, please look at the screenshot for the right order. The solutions should be the same for everyone. The solution for this puzzle is:RED
    BLUE
    LIGHT GREEN
    BROWN
    YELLOW
    PURPLE

MR WALLACE’S STORE SHELVES

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TILTS-A-LOT

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SHORT CIRCUIT PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to connect all the nodes on the board by using only four wire pieces.
  • The wire can only be used in a straight line, it cannot be bent. In other words, if you’ve connected some nodes and one of the lights did not come on, then that is considered a bent wire.
  • Click on the first node you want to connect and then click on the node that you wish to connect the first wire to. That will form a wire across all the nodes it touches.
  • Once you connect two nodes in a straight line, make sure that you look to see if all the nodes are lit. If they are not, you may have connected something incorrectly or you simply may have to connect one more wire through the one that is not lit.
  • If you connect the last wire incorrectly, the game will start you from the beginning of the puzzle.
  • If you wish to disconnect a wire that you’ve placed, simply click on both ends to disconnect them.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

CHIEF COLLIG’S OFFICE

The Perfect Crime

EVIDENCE ROOM

The Perfect Crime

  • As soon as you enter this room the puzzle will pop up. Solve it and continue looking for hidden objects.

BEHIND THE DRAWER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal is to arrange the files on a particular order in the cabinets.
  • You have to take into consideration the number and colors of the files in order to file them correctly.
  • Grab a file at the bottom of the scene and place it into one of the drawers.
  • You will know that all files are in place when you see the word “complete” appear on the screen.
  • The solution for this puzzle is as follows:
  • Top Left Drawer: Blue #84, Anderson/ Texas
  • Top Right Drawer: Red #22, Witwer/ North Carolina
  • Lower Left Drawer: Yellow #32, Donnelly/ Nevada
  • Lower Right Drawer: Green #62, Smedley/ Utah

THE SHOOTING GALLERY

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SPOOK SHACK

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  • The five letter pieces are highlighted in green in the screenshot. Once all the letter pieces have been found, you will have to assemble the letter.

TORN LETTER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Reassemble the letter by dragging the torn pieces into the right positions.
  • Left-click on a piece of paper to grab it. Right-click on it to rotate the piece into the desired position.
  • Combine two correct pieces and they will stick together. Once all the pieces have been placed correctly, you will finish this puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

JACKSON LAWS’ OFFICE

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JACKSON LAWS’ DESK

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  • The torn papers are highlighted in yellow. Once all the papers have been found, solve the puzzle and continue looking for objects.

TORN LETTER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Reassemble the letter by dragging the torn pieces into the right positions.
  • Left-click on a piece of paper to grab it. Right-click on it to rotate the piece into the desired position.
  • Combine two correct pieces and they will stick together. Once all the pieces have been placed correctly, you will finish this puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

CYCLOPEAN EYE RIDE

The Perfect Crime

THE BOMB

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CODE BREAKER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • In this puzzle your goal is to correctly connect the matching LED lights by clicking on the nodes on the board and forming wires in the right places.
  • Click on the nodes in order to rotate them into their desired positions. Left-clicking will make them move clockwise and right-clicking will make them move counterclockwise.
  • The nodes that have four ends to them can only connect a wire in a straight line.
  • You will notice that at each end of the connection there are matching lights. From top to bottom, they are green, red, and purple.
  • Those colors will light up on the board once you’ve connected the nodes correctly. You will know that a wire has been connected correctly when you see two matching lights lit up at both ends of the puzzle.
  • Keep in mind that not all nodes need to be connected and wires can cross over one another.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

CASE 4 – BIGWIG THE SUBMARINE

The Perfect Crime

WARSHIP

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  • The chapter opens with the boys being in their darkened room. A thief enters their room and kidnaps them. They wake up in what they think is a warship.
  • The code breaker puzzle will automatically appear once you’re done with the dialogue. Solve the puzzle and then come back to the scene to look for the items on the list.

CODE BREAKER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • In this puzzle your goal is to correctly connect the matching LED lights by clicking on the nodes on the board and forming wires in the right places.
  • Click on the nodes in order to rotate them into their desired positions. Left-clicking will make them move clockwise and right-clicking will make them move counterclockwise.
  • The nodes that have four ends to them can only connect a wire in a straight line.
  • You will notice that at each end of the connection there are matching lights. From top to bottom, they are green, red, and purple.
  • Those colors will light up on the board once you’ve connected the nodes correctly. You will know that a wire has been connected correctly when you see two matching lights lit up at both ends of the puzzle.
  • Keep in mind that not all nodes need to be connected, and wires can cross over one another.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

RUSSIAN SUBMARINE BRIDGE

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RUSSIAN SUBMARINE DECK

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THE HARBOR

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FISHING BOAT

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CHIEF COLLIG’S OFFICE

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EVIDENCE ROOM

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ANALYZE THE EVIDENCE PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to find the right combination of chemical reactions.
  • There are several chemicals on the table. Some of them are easier to spot than others. Make sure that you remember to click on the test tubes on the counter, and also on the small container with the light blue liquid.
  • Click on any chemical and then look at the Petri dish on the counter. If you see a straight stream of fire, then you will know that chemical is the right choice. When you click on a chemical and you hear an explosion, then you will know that is the wrong chemical. At that point you will have to start the sequence over.
  • Once you click on the first correct chemical of the sequence, the color will appear on the left side of the page. If the next chemical you click on is not the next one in the sequence, then you will have to start over again. Make sure that you always start with the first chemical that showed up correctly.
  • Once the sequences have been entered correctly, you will complete the puzzle.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution. The colors have been labeled with the names the game has given them. Since some of the colors look similar, please look at the screenshot for the right order. The solutions should be the same for everyone. The solution for this puzzle is:LIGHT GREEN
    PURPLE
    RED
    BLUE
    PINK
    YELLOW
    BROWN
    GREEN
    LIGHT BLUE

HOTEL

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MR. LAWS’ OFFICE

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RUSSIAN SUBMARINE BRIDGE

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FISHING BOAT

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REAR ENTRANCE OF MATHIAS CONSTRUCTION

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  • Click on the security hub that is on the left side of the door, and a Short Circuit Puzzle will appear.

SHORT CIRCUIT PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • Your goal in this puzzle is to connect all the nodes on the board by using only four wire pieces.
  • The wire can only be used in a straight line; it cannot be bent. In other words, if you’ve connected some nodes and one of the lights did not come on, then that is considered a bent wire.
  • Click on the first node you want to connect and then click on the node that you wish to connect the first wire to. That will form a wire across all the nodes it touches.
  • Once you connect two nodes in a straight line, make sure that you look to see if all the nodes are lit. If they are not, you may have connected something incorrectly or you simply may have to connect one more wire through the one that is not lit.
  • If you connect the last wire incorrectly, the game will start you from the beginning of the puzzle.
  • If you wish to disconnect a wire that you’ve placed, simply click on both ends to disconnect them.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

MATHIAS’ OFFICE

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CODE BREAKER PUZZLE

The Perfect Crime

  • In this puzzle your goal is to correctly connect the matching LED lights by clicking on the nodes on the board and forming wires in the right places.
  • Click on the nodes in order to rotate them into their desired positions. Left-clicking will make them move clockwise, and right-clicking will make them move counterclockwise.
  • The nodes that have four ends to them can only connect a wire in a straight line.
  • You will notice that at each end of the connection there are matching lights. From top to bottom, they are green, red, and purple.
  • Those colors will light up on the board once you’ve connected the nodes correctly. You will know that a wire has been connected correctly when you see two matching lights lit up at both ends of the puzzle.
  • Keep in mind that not all nodes need to be connected and that wires can cross over one another.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE CRACKED ALL THE CASES IN THE HARDY BOYS: THE PERFECT CRIME!

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