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Surviving High School
A Walkthrough by Michael Gray
AKA The Lost Gamer (email@example.com)
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Table of Contents:
001. General information
002a. Episode One
002b. Episode Two
002c. Episode Three
002d. Episode Four
002e. Episode Five
001. General Information
This is a walkthrough for the iOS game called "Surviving
High School". This guide covers Season One, which comes
free with the game. To contact me about this guide, use
my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to jgs, for the football picture seen at the top
of this guide.
To start the game, tap on "play/resume". To download more
games (at a price), tap on "more episodes". The first
season of the game is free.
002a. Episode One
The game starts with Owen, who is a transfer student at
Twin Branches High School. He meets Zoe. There are three
different things you can say to Zoe. Pick whichever
option you like best. She will react differently,
depending on which option you pick.
Owen introduces himself to Zoe. She shows him around, and
Zoe's friend Emily shows up. She reminds Zoe about
cheerleading practice after the pep rally. Owen says he
should have known Zoe was a cheerleader, and she asks
You have two options here. One is "nice" and the other is
"outgoing". If you pick outgoing, your score goes up.
This happens with pretty much every option in the game.
Some options give points, while other options don't.
A male student runs into Owen. Catch yourself, instead of
grabbing Zoe (which knocks you and Zoe down). The male
student, who is Nate, apologizes. He agrees to show Owen
around while the girls go to PE.
When the girls leave, Nate slams Owen against a locker
and tells him to stay away from Zoe. Insult Nate, and he
storms off, saying that you made the wrong enemy.
The game switches to Zoe and Emily in PE. Emily has a
relationship problem. She and Ben are celebrating their
one month anniversary, but in order to get to the
restaurant in time, they'd have to skip their last class
of the day.
Tell Emily that it's sometimes okay to break the rules,
seeing as she plans on doing this, no matter what you
say. A volleyball is hit towards Zoe. Hit the ball back
to win the volleyball game.
After PE, a girl named Maria says that the school is
going to hold an election for the Social Chair. Emily and
Maria convince Zoe to run for the position, by announcing
her candidacy right after the pep rally. It's the perfect
thing to cheer Zoe up, after her breakup with her
boyfriend, Howard (who left for college).
Back with Owen, he talks with Ben and Spencer. Spencer
tries to recruit Owen for the football team, but Owen
says no. Mr. Dean, the teacher, interrupts the
conversation. He tests Owen, by asking what the "A" in
"The Scarlet Letter" stands for. The answer is adultery.
During lunch, Owen goes to the cafeteria. A student named
Wes apepars. He knows a lot about what happens in the
school, and he offers to give Owen some information. You
can ask about Nate or Zoe. Nate is the team quarterback,
and he took Zoe to Homecoming. He plans on making Zoe his
girlfriend, but she turned him down when he asked her
Wes leaves, and Owen has to pick where to sit. The nerds
are playing a game, while the hipsters are going over
photos. Sit with the nerds, and they invite you to play
with them. Name your character Owengard for points. Sit
with the hipsters, and they show you their photographs.
Say you like the kitten picture.
The pep rally takes place after this. You control Zoe.
Pick all of the right answers before time runs out! The
right answers are "Go Twin Branches", "Beat the
Warriors", "Go! Fight! Win!", and "Go Squirrels!". You
get points for picking several correct answers.
After the pep rally, Zoe tries to announce that she's
running for Social Chair. Her announcement is interrupted
by Paige, who announces that SHE is running for Social
Chair. Paige's reputation for good parties proceeds her,
and after school, Zoe's friends decide to leave her.
Zoe can yell at them for abandoning her, but she should
say that she understands. After all, they're just trying
to do what's best for the cheerleading squad.
Owen sees Zoe working on posters, alone, as he leaves
school. He talks with her, and she admits she's thinking
about quitting. Tell her not to quit, before she starts.
Owen agrees to help Zoe, which makes her happy.
Owen and Zoe talk a bit, before he goes home. Grandma
Betty asks how the first day of school was. Tell her
about Zoe. Owen will mention going to the state
championship football game on Friday. Grandma isn't sure
that it's a good idea for Owen to get close to football
That night, Owen remembers the football experience at his
old school. His thoughts are interrupted when vandals
destroy the mailbox at his house. They warn him that he
can't run from what he did.
At the end of the chapter, you see what your score is.
Your score goes up, when you make certain choices during
the chapter. There are 100 points per episode, and if you
get 450 or higher over all five episodes, you see a bonus
Here are choices that get you points.
1. Tell Zoe "I was lost...until I found you."
2. Say cheerleaders are outgoing.
3. Catch yourself, instead of grabbing into Zoe.
4. Insult Nate.
5. Tell Maria that it's sometimes okay to break the
6. Hit the volleyball.
7. Say that the "A" in "The Scarlet Letter" stands for
8. Ask Wes about Nate.
9. If you sit with the nerds, name your character
Owengard. If you sit with the hipsters, say you like the
10. Pick the correct cheers during the pep rally.
11. Tell Zoe's friends that you understand their
12. Tell Zoe she shouldn't quit before she even starts.
13. Tell Grandma Betty that you met a girl.
002b. Episode Two
The next morning, Zoe is at her aunt's house, putting the
final touches on a few banners. Her cousin Sam asks if
she's really going to go through with the election. Tell
her that you'd be better at Social Chair than Paige.
Sam wants to know why Zoe is running. Tell her it's
because you really believe in it, not because you need
something to do.
When Owen arrives at school, Nate confronts him about
spending time with Zoe. Owen and Nate get pushy with each
other. Tell Nate that he thinks he's smart, but there's a
lot he doesn't know.
Nate asks why Owen left his previous school. He provokes
Owen into shoving him, and Owen gets in trouble with a
In school, Zoe is putting up a banner. Nate helps her,
and when she thanks him, he says he'll always be there
for her. Tell Nate that he doesn't have to do that.
Nate asks Zoe out on a date. Tell him that you're not
ready yet. Nate says that he'll wait for her. The
conversation changes to Paige's party, which is going to
Zoe decides to hold her own party, which will be better
than Paige's. She has to hold the party on Thursday, so
it'll take place before Paige's party. Ben isn't so sure
about having a party in the middle of the week. Tell him
that it's uncharted territory, to convince him.
Emily and Ben leave school early, for their anniversary
date. Zoe sees Owen and asks him to help spread the word
about the party. Owen isn't so sure, so convince him by
saying it'll really help you out.
Zoe and Owen will talk to three groups about the party.
Tell the theater people to use the party as research,
tell the nerds that there will be lots of games, and tell
the hipsters that Nick could write about the party. If
you pick the wrong answers, you upset the groups and you
have to start over.
After this, Paige talks to Zoe and Owen. Paige is upset
about Zoe's party. Owen steps forward. Tell him to back
off for points.
Zoe then goes to her friends on the cheerleading squad.
Convince them to come, by saying good things about the
party. The things you want to pick are "great music",
"hot guys", "fun dancing" and "delicious snacks".
Across the field, some football players get into a fight.
Zoe steps forward. She should yell at them to stop. Owen
will tackle Jacob to end the fight. Everyone is impressed
with Owen's football skills. He is invited to join the
team, and he runs away.
Zoe chases after him. Comfort him, and the two of them
will talk. Zoe explains how she wants to help everyone in
school. Owen is inspired by this, and he decides to help
the school by joining the football team.
Later, Nate talks with Wes. Wes has proof that Owen lied
about which school he came from. But why? Nate is
determined to find out.
You get points if you...
1. Tell Sam you'd be better at the Social Chair job than
2. Tell Sam you're running because you really believe in
3. Tell Nate that he thinks he's so smart.
4. Tell Nate he doesn't have to help out.
5. Tell Nate that you won't date him because you're not
6. Tell Ben that a mid-week party is uncharted territory.
7. Tell Owen that it will really help Zoe out if he works
8. Tell the theater people to think of the party as
9. Tell the nerds that the party will have games.
10. Say that Nick could write a story about the party.
11. Have Zoe decide to handle it herself.
12. Convince the cheerleaders to come to the party, based
on the fun dancing, hot guys, great music and delicious
13. Yell at the fighting football players.
14. Comfort Owen.
002c. Episode Three
Owen gets up early the next morning and discovers his
tires are slashed. Grandma Betty asks if he wants to talk
about it. Tell her that you can't talk right now, because
you're on the way to football practice.
Ben shows up early to school, to play with a beach ball
with his girlfriend. Hit the ball when she hits it at
Ben. The ball lands in the water, and Ben tosses Emily in
Emily pulls Ben into the pool, and the two are about to
kiss when Emily's father, the coach, appears. Tell Coach
Kessler that you were just messing around. He appreciates
the honesty, but he is still unhappy. He forces Emily to
do extra laps and orders Ben to leave.
At football practice, catch the ball. The football
players want to put Owen through some tests, before
letting him on the team. With this challenge, pick "run
really fast" and "sprint quickly" several times in order
The players force Owen to bench press some weight. You
can play it safe or go for a record. With this challenge,
pick "lift the weight" and "bench press well" several
times in order to win.
Your next challenge is to practice defensive moves.
Follow Spencer's instructions: backpedal, break right and
turn on the juice.
If you pass two out of the three tests, you make the
football team. Otherwise, you have to do the challenge
again from the beginning.
Ben and Zoe are buying things for the party. Decide to
buy a photo booth, and when Ben's dad asks what the
things are for, say it is for a school play. Ben tells
Zoe about the problems he's had with Emily's father, and
Zoe says that he should show he is responsible.
Back at football practice, Owen is asked to tackle Nate.
Dodge the lineman, and Owen goes straight for Nate. Owen
gets distracted with a memory of the last time he played
football, and Nate manages to throw a touchdown pass.
Ben goes to the Coach and asks for a chance to start
over. Coach is impressed, and he decides to give Ben a
shot. He asks Ben to show up tomorrow night for dinner.
Tell him tomorrow is perfect.
When Coach leaves, Emily talks to Ben about the party. Is
Ben really going to miss a party to have dinner at
Emily's house? The party IS at Ben's house, after all.
Ben says that Emily is much more important to him than a
party, and the two kiss.
On the way home, Owen gets a call from his grandmother.
She thinks someone is upstairs. Tell Grandma to try to
stay calm. Owen runs home, instead of taking a ride with
Zoe. By the time he arrives, the prowler is gone, and
Owen's room is trashed.
You get points if you...
1. Tell Grandma you can't talk right now.
2. Hit the ball.
3. Tell Coach that you were messing around.
4. Catch the ball.
5. Sprint quickly and run really fast in the hurdle
6. Bench press well and lift the weight in the bench
7. Show your moves by backpedalling, breaking right, then
turning on the juice.
8. Pick a photo booth.
9. Say the props are for a school play.
10. Dodge the lineman at practice.
11. Tell Coach that tomorrow is perfect.
12. Tell Grandma to try to stay calm.
002d. Episode Four
Zoe and Sam are preparing for the party. Sam mentions
some of the odd things about Owen. Admit that it's a
little strange. Sam suggests getting the truth out of
Owen, during a game of Truth or Date.
Ben calls Zoe and tells her that he won't be at the
party. This makes Zoe panic. Ben is nervous, himself, but
Emily tells him that the way to impress her dad is to be
responsible, academically serious and manly.
Ben leaves the car. Greet Emily's dad as Mr. Kessler. He
is impressed that you're being respectful. Give him a
firm handshake to further impress him.
Zoe is setting up the party, when Owen shows up early to
help. He asks for which snack to put out. Put out chips
and salsa. Owen then asks what music to put on. Put on
pop music. As for the TV, you should put on a videogame.
Zoe tries to talk to Owen after they set up, but the
guests interrupt. The party seems to be a success,
provided you made the correct decisions while setting up
Meanwhile, Ben is being interrogated by Mr. Kessler at
the dinner. Ben says that he plans to go to Kingston. Say
that Ben's ideal career is event coordinator.
After a series of questions, Mr. Kessler brings up the
fact that Emily and Ben ditched school to go on a date.
Have Ben admit the entire thing was his idea. Mr. Kessler
isn't happy, but he's glad that you at least told the
At the party, the three groups that Owen and Zoe invited
are enjoying themselves. Nate shows up and tries to cozy
up to Zoe. Tell him that you are looking for Paige.
Nate's conversation will be interrupted by Wes, who got
the information about Owen.
Zoe finds Owen and pulls him into another room. A game of
Truth or Dare is going on. Accept the dare, and when it's
Owen's turn, ask him what his first kiss was like. If you
ask about his old school, he clams up and refuses to say
Owen leaves, and Zoe follows. She asks about his old
school, and the party is interrupted by an angry
neighbor. He threatens to call the police.
Zoe sends a text to Ben, asking for help. When Ben
receives the text, he asks to be excused. Say it is
because you have to help a friend. Mr. Kessler is
impressed, when he learns that Zoe is the friend who
Ben tells Zoe that she needs to hide everyone, pretend to
be Ben's cousin from Wisconsin, then claim she was
watching TV. Do those three things, in that order, and
the neighbor is pleased.
Ben gets the approval of Emily's father, provided you did
everything correctly. The party continues, and Zoe talks
to Owen. She says that she doesn't care what happened in
the past, because she likes him for who he is now.
Nate interrupts. He shows a bobcat-covered folder to
Owen. He knows all about what happened at the previous
school, and he uses this information to blackmail Owen
into quitting the team and never talking to Zoe again.
You get points if you...
1. Admit Owen's actions are a little strange.
2. Greet Emily's father as Mr. Kessler.
3. Shake Mr. Kessler's hand firmly.
4. Set up the party with chips and salsa, pop music and a
4. Say you hope to be an event coordinator.
5. Take the blame for Emily ditching school.
6. Tell Nate you were looking for Page.
7. Accept a dare.
8. Ask Owen what his first kiss was like.
9. Say that you need to help a friend.
10. Tell everyone to hide.
11. Say you are from Wisconsin.
12. Claim you were watching TV.
002e. Episode Five
At school the next day, Paige corners Emily and tells her
that one party isn't going to stop her campaign. Answer
however you want to, and Paige responds in a mean
The football team members note that Owen did not show up
the practice that morning. Zoe wants to find Owen. When
asked why, say that you have a good feeling about him.
Zoe figures that Owen is at his old school, but which
school was that? Owen lied about what school he came
from. Remember that the folder Nate had last night had a
bobcat on it. This helps Zoe and Ben find Owen's old
They travel to the school and find some football players.
They ask why you want to see Owen. Say it's because he's
your friend. They don't know where Owen is, but they talk
a bit about what happened with Owen. He hurt someone
badly, during a football game.
Zoe and Ben travel to the apartment of the student who
was hurt. Owen is there, and he tells the entire story of
what happened. His football team was losing, and the
coach put a lot of pressure on them to win.
As Owen, say that you're going to go out there and win
this thing. When the Coach tells you to attack the other
team's star player, even if it's with an illegal tackle,
say that seems wrong. In the end, you have to tackle him.
Comfort Owen by saying he isn't that person anymore. Owen
agrees, and he goes inside the apartment to meet Ken. He
says that he has come to take responsibility for what
happened. Ken and Owen have a serious discussion, which
ends with Owen deciding to play for the football team.
On the way out, Owen runs into the vandal who has been
attacking him. This person is Ken's brother. Forgive him
for what happened. Owen talks with Ken's brother, then
Owen and Zoe go to the football game.
The team is upset that Owen showed up late. Tell them
that they need you to play. They reluctantly let you play
as the defensive linebacker. At the right time, you want
On the next play, you want to follow the plan that you
did in Episode Three. That is, you want to backpedal, cut
right and turn on the juice. After that, you're
challenged to keep playing. Select "play well" and "stop
the offense" several times to pass the challenge.
Towards the end of the game, the offense is having
trouble. Owen offers to go out there, as the linebacker.
Nate is suspicious, but tell him that you're there
because you both want to win.
Nate accepts this. When the play is in motion, block the
linebacker. Nate has a clear path to make a good pass,
and it turns out that Owen makes the winning play of the
You get points if you...
1. Say that you have a good feeling about Owen.
2. Remember that the mascot is a bobcat.
3. Say Owen is your friend.
4. Say you're going to go out there and win this thing.
5. Tell the Coach that his plan seems wrong.
6. Tackle Ken.
7. Console Owen by saying he's not that person anymore.
8. Tell Ken you came to take responsibility for what
9. Forgive Ken's brother.
10. Tell the team they need you to play.
11. Charge the other team.
12. Backpedal, cut right and turn on the juice.
13. Play well and stop the offense several times.
14. Tell Nate you're here because we want to win.
15. Block the linebacker.
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