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  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: The Pyramid

Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Examine headphones (A).
  • Open suitcase (B).
  • Take note (C).
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  • Solution (D).
  • Take PYRAMID SYMBOL.
  • Go left.
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  • Take STRANGE BOOMERANG (E).
  • Walk down.
  • Open bag; take KEYRING (F).
  • Take photo; use KEYRING. Select key (G); open. Take TOOLBOX.
  • Open TOOLBOX; remove items. Take EMERGENCY LIGHT and HAMMER.
  • Go left.
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  • Use HAMMER (H).
  • Solution (I): stop red ball inside target 2x.
  • Walk down.
  • Read note (J).
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  • Take Gear Bag and Glyph Book (@).
  • Take PENCIL, Map, note, STRANGE BOOMERANGS, ENTRENCHING TOOL, and SIGNAL FLARE (K).
  • Examine ENTRENCHING TOOL.
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  • Use ENTRENCHING TOOL (L); receive TOOL HANDLE. Take EXCAVATION KIT.
  • Use EXCAVATION KIT (M); take Excavation Brush. Examine.
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  • Solution (N).
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  • Examine (O).
  • Open Gear Bag (P). Use Survival Hatchet (Q) on (O); place TOOL HANDLE.
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  • Solution (R).
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  • Examine beam (S).
  • Talk (T).
  • Examine beam 2x (S).
  • Solution (U): stop foot over beam.
  • Go up.
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  • Take CERAMIC CUP (V).
  • Move lamp; take TRUNK KEY (W). Use Survival Hatchet; remove wood. Take FLINT AND STEEL. Open bag; take SAWDUST (X). Open bag (Y); use CERAMIC CUP. Receive CUP OF RICE.
  • Take GOLDEN FANG (1/4) (Z). Examine book; take BLANK PAPER.
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  • Take STRANGE BOOMERANGS (A). Open Gear Bag; use Excavation Brush and Glyph Book (B) on snake (C). Use SAWDUST and FLINT AND STEEL. Take GOLDEN FANG (2/4).
  • Walk down.
  • Use TRUNK KEY (D); open.
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  • Play HOP; receive GOLDEN FANG (3/4) (E).
  • Use BLANK PAPER and PENCIL (F); take PUZZLE CLUE.
  • Walk forward.
  • Use PUZZLE CLUE (G).
  • Solution is random (H).
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  • Use Glyph Book (I). Use CUP OF RICE 3x (J); take GOLDEN FANG (4/4).
  • Place GOLDEN FANG (4/4) (K).
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  • Solution (L).
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  • Examine (M).
  • Go to Shore.
  • Take LARGE BONE (N). Remove plants; examine cloth. Use Survival Hatchet.
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  • Solution (O).
  • Take GEAR.
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  • Place PYRAMID SYMBOL (P); take STONE TOTEM (Q).
  • Take VINE ROPE (R); move plants. Place STONE TOTEM.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (S).
  • Take GEAR.
  • LARGE BONE on VINE ROPE; take IMPROVISED HOOK.
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  • Read note (T); use Glyph Book. Take note. Use EMERGENCY LIGHT; examine.
  • Use IMPROVISED HOOK. Solution (U): stop pointers over white lines.
  • Take GEAR.
  • Place 3 GEARS (V).
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  • Solution (W): Select (1) when spikes go down (2). Select (3) when fire goes out (4). Select (5) when fire starts (6).
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  • Play HOP; receive RESEARCHER’S BAG (X).
  • Examine scene.
  • Examine RESEARCHER’S BAG; move items. Take INCOMPLETE GAS MASK.
  • Use Survival Hatchet on scene; receive STRANGE VINES.
  • Use STRANGE VINES and STRANGE BOOMERANG (Y).
  • Move items; take GAS MASK FILTER and BAYONET (Z).
  • GAS MASK FILTER on INCOMPLETE GAS MASK; take GAS MASK.
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  • Take RATIONS (A).
  • Use GAS MASK. Place RATIONS; use BAYONET (B). Receive STICKY RATION.
  • Use Survival Hatchet; give STICKY RATION (C). Examine (D).
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  • Use SIGNAL FLARE (E).
  • Talk (F); read papers.
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine scene 3x.
  • Examine (G); take STONE BUTTON (1/2).
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  • Take STONE BUTTON (2/2) (H); use Glyph Book.
  • Examine stone 3x (I).
  • Use Excavation Brush (J); place STONE BUTTON (2/2).
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  • Solution (K).
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  • Take STRANGE BOOMERANGS (L).
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine (M); use Excavation Brush. Take BLUE STAR.
  • Examine (N); take SMALL PYRAMID (1/4) (O) and CERAMIC JUG (P).
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  • Take STONE PUPIL (Q).
  • Place STONE PUPIL (R).
  • Solution (S): move ball through maze.
  • Take SMALL-PYRAMID PART.
  • Walk down.
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  • Use CERAMIC JUG (T); receive JUG OF ACID. Take SMALL PYRAMID (2/4).
  • Place BLUE STAR; solution (U).
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  • Play HOP; receive GOLDEN IDOL (V).
  • Walk forward.
  • Use JUG Of ACID; take SMALL PYRAMID (3/4) (W).
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  • Place GOLDEN IDOL; take SMALL-PYRAMID PART (X).
  • Combine 2 SMALL-PYRAMID PARTS; take SMALL PYRAMID (4/4).
  • Place SMALL PYRAMID (4/4) (Y).
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine scene 4x.

Chapter 2: The Shaman’s Village

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  • Take VINE (Z). Examine 4x (A); take HARPOON.
  • VINE on HARPOON; receive HOOK HARPOON.
  • Use HOOK HARPOON (B); examine 3x.
  • Take HEAVY ROCK and INFINITY SYMBOL (C).
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  • Take MULTI-TOOL (D).
  • Use HEAVY ROCK 3x (E).
  • Take FOOD BOWL (F).
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  • Examine; take SHACKLE (G). Place INFINITY SYMBOL; take BONE DAGGER.
  • Examine; place FOOD BOWL (H). Take MOUSE IN BOWL.
  • Place MOUSE IN BOWL (I).
  • Use MULTI-TOOL (J).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (K).
  • Walk right.
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  • Talk; take SHAMAN’S STONE and EMPTY FOOD BOWL (L).
  • Take COCONUT, SCRIBBLED NOTES, and TRAVEL BAG (M).
  • Examine TRAVEL BAG; enter code (N). Take photo, DAD’S GLASSES, and FLOOR TILE (1/3).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Examine SCRIBBLED NOTES; arrange (O).
  • Take SLINGSHOT (P).
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  • Examine; use BONE DAGGER (Q). Receive ROPE.
  • Examine; use COCONUT. Examine. Use hammer; take SPEAR (R). Examine.
  • Examine SPEAR; place SHAMAN’S STONE. Take SHAMAN’S STAFF.
  • ROPE on SHACKLE; take GRAPPLING HOOK.
  • Use SHAMAN’S STAFF and GRAPPLING HOOK (S).
  • Go up.
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  • Examine scene 2x.
  • Take TRIBAL TOY and Gear Bag (T); examine (U).
  • Solution (V).
  • Open; take TOTEM EYE.
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  • Use Survival Hatchet (W); take WOODEN POLE.
  • Take LADLE (X).
  • Walk down.
  • Use WOODEN POLE (Y).
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  • Play HOP; receive TOTEM FACE (Z).
  • Take WET CLOTH (A). Use Survival Hatchet; receive FLUORESCENT MOSS.
  • Go up.
  • Place TOTEM FACE (B).
  • Walk right.
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  • Use WET CLOTH (C).
  • Play HOP; receive ANIMAL MASK (D).
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  • Move rugs; take TRIBAL MASK and REJUVENATION POTION RECIPE (E). Place EMPTY FOOD BOWL (F); turn handle. Take BOWL OF MEAD.
  • Use Glyph Book (G); take BONE NEEDLE and MAGENTA FLOWER (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Take MUSHROOM (I).
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  • Place REJUVENATION POTION RECIPE; place FLUORESCENT MOSS, BOWL OF MEAD, MAGENTA FLOWER, and MUSHROOM (J). Use LADLE; receive POTION. Place TRIBAL MASK and ANIMAL MASK (K); take FLOOR TILE (2/3).
  • Walk right.
  • Give POTION (L); take BONE INSET (M).
  • Walk down twice.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Place BONE INSET (N).
  • Play HOP; receive FLOOR TILE (3/3) (O).
  • Place FLOOR TILE (3/3) (P).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (Q).
  • Take DESIGN FOR CARVING.
  • Walk right.
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  • Place DESIGN FOR CARVING (R).
  • Play HOP; receive TRIANGULAR CARVING (S).
  • Walk down.
  • Place TOTEM EYE and TRIANGULAR CARVING (T); examine (U).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (V).
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  • Use SLINGSHOT (W).
  • Solution (X): select when circles intersect 3x.
  • Solution (Y): stop footprints over rocks.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take FISHERMAN’S HOOK (Z). Use Survival Hatchet (A); take WOODEN SPOON. Play HOP; receive SUPPLIES.
  • Use TRIBAL TOY; take TORCH and FISHERMAN’S NECKLACE (B).
  • Examine FISHERMAN’S NECKLACE; take STRING and FISHERMAN’S KEY.
  • Use FISHERMAN’S HOOK (C) and FISHERMAN’S KEY. Open; take MACHETE.
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  • Use SUPPLIES, TORCH, and MACHETE (D).
  • Use STRING and DAD’S GLASSES (E).

Chapter 3: N’ektah

Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take Shaman’s Crystal (F).
  • Use Survival Hatchet; take EXOTIC FRUIT and LEATHER BELT (G).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (H).
  • Receive BONE TOOTH.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Give EXOTIC FRUIT; use BONE TOOTH (I). Take HAPPY REPTILE and TILE.
  • Remove plants (J); take SHIP’S WHEEL. Use Glyph Book; place TILE (K).
  • Solution (L).
  • Take TRIANGULAR BUTTONS (1/2).
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  • Use HAPPY REPTILE (M).
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  • Solution (N).
  • Receive TRIANGULAR BUTTONS (2/2).
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  • Remove wheel; place SHIP’S WHEEL, LEATHER BELT, and TRIANGULAR BUTTONS (2/2) (O).
  • Examine (P).
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  • Solution (Q).
  • Walk forward.

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Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath

  • Solution (R).
  • Solution (S): (G-B)-(A-G-B)-(C-G-A)-(B-G-C)-(F-G-A)-(D-G-B)-(E-G-D)-(A-G-E)-(B-G-F).
  • Solution (T): K-I-K-Jx2-K-Hx2-Kx2.

Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath

  • Solution (U-V).
  • Solution (W): press center button when ball is in position shown.
  • Solution (X).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take BRANCH, PHOSPHORESCENT FUNGUS, and SACK OF FRUIT (Y).
  • Examine SACK OF FRUIT; take EMPTY SACK.
  • Use Glyph Book. Solution (Z): Ax3-Bx2.
  • Take PISTOL. Use EMPTY SACK; use WOODEN SPOON 2x. Receive DIRTY WOODEN SPOON and SACK OF SAND.
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  • Use SACK OF SAND (A); receive BURNT CLOTH.
  • Use Survival Hatchet; use DIRTY WOODEN SPOON (B). Receive SPOONFUL OF STICKY SAP.
  • Examine; use SPOONFUL OF STICKY SAP and BURNT CLOTH (C).
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  • Use SPOONFUL OF STICKY SAP (D); receive CEMENT-LIKE MIX.
  • Use CEMENT-LIKE MIX (E). Remove cloth (F); examine. Take ENERGY ORB.
  • Use Excavation Brush (G).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (H).
  • Use Glyph Book. Take SILVER BLADE; place ENERGY ORB.
  • Walk forward.
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  • Use Survival Hatchet; take BLOCK OF ICE (I).
  • Use Survival Hatchet (J). Take TINY PYRAMID; examine switch.
  • Examine (K).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (L).
  • Take EMPTY FLASK and HANDLE.
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  • Take N’EKTAH’S BOOMERANG (M). Use Survival Hatchet; receive LADDER HALF.
  • Place Shaman’s Crystal (N); take BOOMERANG (1/2) (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Receive CODE PLATE.
  • Use BRANCH; receive BRANCH TORCH (P). Use BLOCK OF ICE; take IRON RECTANGLE.
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  • Place LADDER HALF and TINY PYRAMID (Q); take COPPER RECTANGLE (R).
  • Walk forward.
  • Place IRON RECTANGLE, COPPER RECTANGLE (S), and CODE PLATE (T).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (U).
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  • Play HOP; receive ENERGY ORB (V).
  • Use BRANCH TORCH (W); place HANDLE (X).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (Y): B-Ax2-B-Ax4-B-A-B-Ax3-B.
  • Walk forward.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take LANTERN (Z).
  • Place N’EKTAH’S BOOMERANG (A); use Survival Hatchet. Take BOOMERANG (2/2) (B); place BOOMERANG (2/2) (A). Take OUROBOROS DISC.
  • Use EMPTY FLASK (C); receive FLASK OF WATER.
  • FLASK OF WATER on LANTERN; take EMBER.
  • Walk down.
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  • Place OUROBOROS DISC (D).
  • Play HOP; receive POD PLATE (E).
  • Walk down.
  • Place ENERGY ORB (F).
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  • Play HOP; receive GLOWING TOPAZ (G).
  • Walk forward twice.
  • Place PHOSPHORESCENT FUNGUS, EMBER, and GLOWING TOPAZ; take GOLDEN IDOL (H).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Place GOLDEN IDOL (I).
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  • Play HOP; receive AMETHYST (J).
  • Walk forward twice.
  • Place AMETHYST; solution (K).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take VIOLET CRYSTAL (L).
  • Use Shaman’s Crystal and VIOLET CRYSTAL (M); take LIT CANDLE (N).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Give SILVER BLADE and PISTOL (O).
  • Place Shaman’s Crystal and POD PLATE (P).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (Q).
  • Walk forward.

Chapter 4: Elsa

Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take WHEEL (R).
  • Examine scene.
  • Take POD PLATE (S).
  • Take PLANKS and ACIDIC FROG (T).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use Survival Hatchet (U) and ACIDIC FROG (V); receive CHAINS.
  • Give POD PLATE, CHAINS, and PLANKS (W); receive UNASSEMBLED RAFT.
  • Examine UNASSEMBLED RAFT 3x; take RAFT.
  • Place RAFT (X).
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  • Take HEXAGON SEAL and GOLDEN EYE (Y).
  • Examine GOLDEN EYE.
  • Use Survival Hatchet; take N’EKTAH’S BOOMERANG (Z).
  • Place Shaman’s Crystal and GOLDEN EYE (A).
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  • Examine (B); use LIT CANDLE (C). Use Excavation Brush; place HEXAGON SEAL (D). Take COPPER EYE.
  • Examine COPPER EYE.
  • Place COPPER EYE (E).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use N’EKTAH’S BOOMERANG (F); take ATLANTEAN SNAKE SEAL.
  • Place VIOLET CRYSTAL and ATLANTEAN SNAKE SEAL (G).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (H) Ax7-Bx6-Cx4-Dx7-Ex5.
  • Walk forward.
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  • Use Shaman’s Crystal (I).
  • Solution (J).
  • Take PYRAMID KNOB.
  • Place PYRAMID KNOB (K).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (L).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Play HOP; receive PUZZLE PYRAMID (M).
  • Use BONE NEEDLE; take PYRAMID FALCON and MIRROR SURFACE (N).
  • Take CRYSTAL CHUNK (O).
  • Survival Hatchet on CRYSTAL CHUNK; take CRYSTAL SHARDS and CRYSTAL PIECE.
  • Enter Portal Hall.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Examine; use MIRROR SURFACE (P). Take LASER PISTOL. Use Shaman’s Crystal (Q) and Glyph Book. Examine screen; take COORDINATES KEY.
  • Glyph Book on LASER PISTOL; use BONE NEEDLE and CRYSTAL SHARDS. Take CHARGED LASER PISTOL.
  • Place Shaman’s Crystal (R); use COORDINATES KEY (S).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Solution (T).
  • Examine; take COMPLETE COORDINATES KEY.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Examine; use CHARGED LASER PISTOL. Take STONE SWORD (U).
  • Use COMPLETE COORDINATES KEY (V).
  • Walk down.
  • Remove moss (W); give STONE SWORD. Take STONE FACE (X) and PYRAMID SNAKE.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • PYRAMID FALCON, CRYSTAL PIECE, and PYRAMID SNAKE on PUZZLE PYRAMID; solution (Y). Take PYRAMID CONSOLE KEY.
  • Walk left.
  • Place STONE FACE (Z); take PURPLE SPHERE.
  • Walk down twice.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use CHARGED LASER PISTOL (A).
  • Play HOP; receive PINK SPHERE (B).
  • Walk forward.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Place PURPLE SPHERE and PINK SPHERE; solution (C).
  • Take POWER GAUGE.
  • Place PYRAMID CONSOLE KEY and POWER GAUGE (D).
  • Solution (E): move ball through path without touching edges.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Play HOP; receive ANCIENT RELIC (F).
  • Place ANCIENT RELIC (G); take SCEPTER OF ENSNAREMENT (H).
  • Go left, then enter portal.
  • Examine keys (I); use Survival Hatchet. Take MOTOR OIL and TENNIS RACQUET (J).
  • Examine TENNIS RACQUET; take RACQUET HOOP.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use Survival Hatchet and MOTOR OIL (K); use Survival Hatchet. Receive SEBASTIAN’S STAFF.
  • Use Survival Hatchet; examine (L). Use RACQUET HOOP; move beam.
  • Walk right.
  • Use SEBASTIAN’S STAFF (M); examine scene 3x.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take FIRE AXE (N).
  • Take COIN (O).
  • Examine (P).
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use FIRE AXE (Q); receive LUG WRENCH.
  • Use LUG WRENCH (R); open. Take BOLT CUTTER.
  • Use COIN; take HOSE (S). Use BOLT CUTTER (T); press button.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Take LADDER SEGMENT (U).
  • Open ladder; place LADDER SEGMENT and HOSE (V).
  • Use SEBASTIAN’S STAFF 3x (W). Use SCEPTER OF ENSNAREMENT; use 3x.
  • Play HOP; examine scene.
Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath
  • Use Shaman’s Crystal 3x (X).
  • Use WHEEL; turn (Y).
  • Use Shaman’s Crystal (Z).
  • Solution is random (A).
  • Congratulations! You have completed Wanderlust: What Lies Beneath.

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