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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders FAQ/Walkthrough

by dcruze   Updated to v1.0 on
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Purpose of this guide:
======================

This guide has been created to provide a "speedrun" walkthrough for the game,
hence it will take you through the game with the least amount of steps
required. You should be able to finish the game in well under an hour
following these steps.

If you want a more thorough and scenic walkthrough, you could hunt down
the original hint book or check out Game Cat's excellent walkthrough on
GameFAQs.


Version history:
================

Version 1.0 - 11/6-2013  Copyright dcruze (jan.o.kruse@gmail.com)

You are free to host this walkthrough on your site as long as you credit me
and don't make any changes to it.


Credits:
========

Thanks to David Fox and the rest of the staff at Lucasfilm Games for
creating this game, and to "Mike" who contributed a speedrun for the game
to www.adventure-speedruns.com which helped me in the process of writing
this.


Contact:
========

If you have some suggestions on how to improve it further, feel free to 
send me an e-mail and let me know.


Key:
====

[] = Denotes additional steps needed in the FM Towns version, disregard
     these if you're playing any other version.

<> = Optional extra steps in versions other than the FM Towns version.

() = If there are more than one item in the same room with the same name,
     I'll clarify which one inside of parantheses.

(RANDOM) = Certain things are randomized each game, you should write
           these down as you go along, since you'll need them later.


Walkthrough:
============

====( SAN FRANCISCO, CA )=====================================================

* Pick up Sushi in fish bowl, Use Sushi in fish bowl with lamp,
  Use torn wallpaper with plastic card, Open desk drawer, Pick up kazoo,
  Open door, Walk to door.

* Pull seat cushion, Pick up remote control, Open cabinet, 
  Pick up box of crayons, Open refrigerator, Pick up egg, Open door,
  Walk to door.

* Push doorbell (x3), Pick up stale bread, Walk to bus, Use kazoo, 
  Use CashCard in CashCard reader.

* Give CashCard to devotee, Walk to gate to planes.


====( AIRPLANE )==============================================================

(Optional: Here you can skip the cutscene to save time, making the plane land
in Seattle, then go back to San Francisco and then back to Seattle again.)

* Open door, Use toilet paper in sink, Turn on sink, Push call button,
  Open microwave oven, Use egg in microwave oven, Turn on microwave oven,
  Pick up cushion, Pick up lighter, Open bin (x6), Pick up oxygen tank.


====( SEATTLE, WA )===========================================================

* Walk to door, Pick up tree branch, Give peanuts to two-headed squirrel,
  Use tree branch with loose dirt, Walk to cave entrance.

* Use tree branch with abandoned bird nest, Use tree branch with fire pit, 
  Use bird nest with branch in pit, Use lighter on nest and branch, 
  Use yellow crayon on torn wallpaper, Use yellow crayon on strange markings,
  Walk to ankh door.

* Use remote control, Pick up blue crystal, Walk to door.

* Walk to cave exit.

* Walk to airport.

* Use reservations terminal (San Francisco, CA), Walk to gate to planes.


====( SAN FRANCISCO, CA )=====================================================

* Walk to door.

* Walk to 14th Avenue.

* Open (left) door, Walk to (left) door.

* Buy golf club, Buy wet suit, Buy tool kit, Open tool kit, Walk to door.

* [Open drop slot], Use blue crystal on drop slot,
  Use wire cutters on bobby pin sign (quickly).

* Switch to Annie, Pull blotter, Pick up CashCard, Walk to door.

* Walk to bus.

* Switch to Zak, Walk to door.

* Walk to bus.

* Walk to stairs.

* Use monkey wrench on pipe, Use stale bread in sink, Turn on switch,
  Pick up bread crumbs, Walk to door.

* Walk to bus, Use kazoo, Use CashCard in CashCard reader, Switch to Annie,
  Use CashCard in CashCard reader.

* Use reservations terminal (London, England), Walk to gate to planes.


====( LONDON, ENGLAND )=======================================================

* Switch to Zak.


====( SAN FRANCISCO, CA )=====================================================

* Use reservations terminal (London, England), Walk to gate to planes.


====( LONDON, ENGLAND )=======================================================

* Use reservations terminal (Katmandu, Nepal), Walk to gate to planes.


====( KATMANDU, NEPAL )=======================================================

Note: You need to set fire to the hay in the FM Towns and PC versions of the
game. If you're fast enough you can escape in the Amiga and C64 versions.

* Walk to outside, Give book to guard, Walk to door.

* Walk to statue (Guru), Walk to door.

* [Use lighter on hay], Pick up flagpole, Use CashCard in license plate.

* Use reservations terminal (Kinshasa, Zaire), Walk to gate to planes.


====( KINSHASA, ZAIRE )=======================================================

Note: Make sure you write down the sequence in the Shaman's dance, or save 
your game just before, since he will charge $1000 for you to see it again.

* Walk to outside.

* JUNGLE MAZE (Pick 5 different doors).

* Walk to door.

* Give golf club to Shaman.

* Watch the dance that "unlocks the door to the head" (FACE DOOR - RANDOM).

* Walk to jungle.

* JUNGLE MAZE

* Use reservations terminal (Cairo, Egypt), Walk to gate to planes.


====( CAIRO, EGYPT )==========================================================

* Use reservations terminal (Miami, FL), Walk to gate to planes.


====( MIAMI, FL )=============================================================

* Give book to bum, Use reservations terminal (Mexico City, Mexico),
  Walk to gate to planes.


====( MEXICO CITY, MEXICO )===================================================

* Use reservations terminal (Lima, Peru), Walk to gate to planes.


====( LIMA, PERU )============================================================

* Walk to outside.

* JUNGLE MAZE (Pick 3 different doors).

* Use bread crumbs on bird feeder, Use blue crystal on bird, 
  Fly to huge carving.

* Fly to (left) eye.

* Pick up scroll, Fly to window.

* Fly to valley.

* Give scroll to Zak, To Zak, Walk to jungle.

* JUNGLE MAZE.

* Use reservations terminal (Mexico City, Mexico), Walk to gate to planes.


====( MEXICO CITY, MEXICO )===================================================

(Optional: Use the lighter on the torches to get some light inside the maze.)

* Walk to door.

* JUNGLE MAZE (Pick 4 different doors).

* Walk to (center) temple entrance.

* MAYAN MAZE: 2nd Left, 1st Right, Right, Center.

* Switch to Melissa.


====( MARS )==================================================================

(Optional: The FACE MAZE is already lit in the FM Towns version, but you can
use the flashlight if you're playing other versions, or use the "What is"
command to find the doorways.)

* Open door, Walk to door, Pick up Digital Audio Tape,
  Pick up boom box, Open glove compartment, Pick up CashCards, Pick up fuse,
  Walk to door.

* Use CashCard in monolith (x3), Walk to (left) door.

* Use tokens in metal plate, Pick up burnt fuse, Use fuse in fuse box,
  Push (right) button, Walk to hostel door.

* Pick up vinyl tape, , ,
  Pick up ladder, Switch to Leslie.

* Walk to (left) door.

* Walk to hostel door.

* Pull covers, Pick up broom alien, Switch to Melissa.

* Give tokens to Leslie (x2), Walk to door.

* Walk to Mars door.

* Walk to huge face.

* Use ladder on door, (Push buttons according to the dance), Pick up ladder,
  Walk to great chamber.

* Walk to (left) massive door. 

* Use ladder on pedestal, Walk to crystal sphere,
  Use vinyl tape on Digital Audio Tape, Use Digital Audio Tape with boom box,
  Turn on boom box, Record, Push crystal sphere, , 
  Walk to doorway.

* FACE MAZE: Right, Blue (2nd Right), Right.

* Read strange markings (SPHINX - RANDOM).

* FACE MAZE: Purple (1st Left), Yellow (2nd Left), Left.

* Walk to Great Chamber.

* Walk to (center) massive door.

* Turn on boom box, Play, Walk to doorway.

* Walk to (right) doorway.

* Pick up ankh, Walk to door.

* Walk to (left) doorway.

* Walk to Great Chamber.

* Read strange markings (MEXICO - RANDOM), Walk to (right) massive door.

* Turn on boom box, Play, Walk to doorway.

* Walk to (right) doorway.

* Use ankh in panel, Pick up golden key, Walk to door.

* Walk to (left) doorway.

* Walk to Great Chamber, Switch to Zak.

====( MAYAN MAZE )============================================================

* Use yellow crayon with strange markings, Pick up crystal shard,
  Walk to door.

* MAYAN MAZE: Left, Center, 1st Left, Right.

* Walk to jungle.

* JUNGLE MAZE.

* Use reservation terminal (London, England), Walk to gate to planes.


====( LONDON, ENGLAND )=======================================================

* Give wallpaper map to Annie, Give yellow crayon to Annie, 
  Give wire cutters to Annie, Give crystal shard to Annie,
  Give flagpole to Annie, Give whiskey to Annie, Give scroll to Annie,
  Give crystal shard to Annie, Switch to Annie, Walk to door.

* Give whiskey to sentry, Use switch, Use wire cutters on fence,
  Walk to Stonehenge.

* Use flagpole with altar stone, Use crystal shard on altar stone (x2),
  Read scroll, Pick up yellow crystal, Walk to guard house.

* Walk to airport.

* Use reservation terminal (Cairo, Egypt), Walk to gate to planes.


====( CAIRO, EGYPT )==========================================================

* Walk to outside.

* Walk to (top) leg.

* Walk to the desert.

* Walk to (bottom) leg.

* Use yellow crayon on strange markings, Walk to secret entryway.

* SPHINX MAZE: Sun (x7), Eyes.

* Read hieroglyphics (RANDOM Sequence), (Push buttons according to sequence),
  Use yellow crayon on wallpaper map, 
  Read strange markings (MARS FACE CHAMBER - RANDOM), Walk to door.

* SPHINX MAZE: Right (x6), Left (x2).

* Walk to the desert.

* Walk to Cairo, Switch to Zak.


====( LONDON, ENGLAND )=======================================================

* Use reservation terminal (Cairo, Egypt), Walk to gate to planes.


====( CAIRO, EGYPT )==========================================================

* Switch to Annie, Give wallpaper map to Zak, Give yellow crayon to Zak,
  Give yellow crystal to Zak, Switch to Zak.

* Use reservation terminal (Kinshasa, Zaire), Walk to gate to planes.


====( KINSHASA, ZAIRE )=======================================================

* Walk to outside.

* JUNGLE MAZE.

* Walk to door.

* Give yellow crystal to Shaman.

* Use yellow crystal, Teleport to Mt. Rainier cave (top left dot).


====( MT. RAINIER CAVE )======================================================

* Walk to door.

* Walk to cave exit.

* Walk to airport.

* Use reservation terminal (Miami, FL), Walk to gate to planes.


====( MIAMI, FL )=============================================================

* Use reservation terminal (Bermuda Triangle), Walk to gate to planes.


====( BERMUDA TRIANGLE )======================================================

* Use parachute, Use kazoo, Use blue crystal on dolphin, Swim underwater.

* Pick up (right) seaweed, Pick up glowing object, Swim to surface.

* Give glowing object to Zak, To Zak, 
  Use yellow crystal, Teleport to Peruvian eye cave (bottom dot).


====( PERUVIAN EYE CAVE )=====================================================

* Pick up candelabra, Put on fish bowl, Put on oxygen tank,
  Put on wetsuit, Use duct tape on fish bowl,
  Use yellow crystal, Teleport to Mars face chamber.


====( MARS )==================================================================

* Use yellow crayon on strange markings, Walk to (center) tunnel.

* FACE MAZE: Right, Left.

* Walk to Great Chamber.

* Walk to exit.

* Walk to landing site.

* Walk to tram, Switch to Leslie.

* Walk to door.

* Walk to Mars door.

* Use broom alien on sand, Give token to Zak, Switch to Melissa.

* Walk to exit.

* Walk to landing site.

* Use token in tram, Switch to Zak, Use token in tram, Switch to Leslie,
  Use token in tram.


====( MARS PYRAMID )==========================================================

* Walk to pyramid.

* Use broom alien on sand pile, Switch to Zak.

* Walk to pyramid.

* Use bobby pin sign with keyhole, Switch to Leslie.

* Walk to door.

* Walk to doorway. 

* Push sarcophagus feet, Switch to Zak.

* Walk to door.

* Walk to doorway.

* Walk to stairs, Switch to Melissa.

* Walk to pyramid.

* Walk to door.

* Walk to doorway.

* Walk to stairs, Switch to Leslie.

* Walk to stairs, Switch to Zak.

* Walk to white crystal, Switch to Melissa, Use golden key in box,
  Push button, Switch to Zak, Pick up white crystal,
  Use yellow crystal, Teleport to Egyptian pyramid (right dot).


====( EGYPTIAN PYRAMID )======================================================

* Pull lever, Switch to Annie.

* Walk to outside.

* Walk to pyramid door.

* Walk to door.

* Walk to doorway.

* Walk to stairs.

* Push (left) switch, Switch to Zak, Pull lever, Use glowing object on base,
  Use candelabra with glowing object, Use white crystal in crystalabra,
  Use yellow crystal in crystalabra, Use blue crystal on crystalabra,
  Push (right) switch.


                                T H E     E N D ! 

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