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look at things
with the "Eye Cursor". In the walkthrough I call that "zoom in on
....." or sometimes also "View ....."
Often you come
in a close-up screen. To get out of a close-up again click with the " Go Back
things with your "Hand Cursor". In the walkthrough I call this
"Take the ........"
must do a
lot of talking in this game. You talk to other people by clicking on
them with your "Mouth cursor".
usually go by themselves at first, but then you get Talk Options / questions.
You then click
on an option / question to use it.
Always use them
all and always do that in the "top to bottom" order so you never miss
walkthrough I will only mention those conversation / question options that you really
need to use.
The working of the inventory is a bit complex.....I'll explain this in detail in the walkthrough where it is needed
The game starts with an introduction video
It is 1924 and in New Plaza, New York, a police force is about to arrest some accomplices of the kidnapping of little Daizy Armstrong.
The 2 thugs in the house are summoned to surrender and when they do not do it fast enough the officers begin to pierce the house with bullets.
The two men in the house then
make the right choice and with their hands raised they come out to be arrested.
Chapter 1: Prologue in Istanbul
skip 10 years because it is now 1934 and ......... Antoinette Marceau, a
"junior clerk" at the Express Line, the railway company which operates
the famous Orient Express railway, is on the quay of the port. Antoinette's
mission is to guide Hercule Poirot safely into the Orient Express and to make
sure that the famous Belgian detective will not lack anything during the long
journey to Paris.
is at the beginning of the market street which she has to follow to get to the
station. Further on in the street stands Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian
detective. Antoinette calls Poirot, but he does as he didnít hear it
and he continues his walk. Antoinette also moves on, to follow Poirot and you get control over
Antoinette. You will be now have understood that you are Antoinette in this game
and not Hercule Poirot. You
have to follow Poirot to the station. Every time you get to the next screen you
will see Poirot standing again. On the way to the station you will meet some
other travel companions and you need to do something to make them go out of
arrives at the next screen. At the bottom of the screen stands Chef Klaus, the check
the Orient Express train. Klaus is deliberating with the knife salesman about
which of the 2 chopping knives is the best chopping knife for chopping meat.
Klaus and the knife vendor are standing in the Antoinette's way. You do not have to speak to
Klaus. Just walk to the bottom of the screen and Klaus will automatically call
Antoinette. Klaus waves his two chopping knives while he asks Antoinette which
of the two chopping knives is the best to chop meat.
again with your mouth cursor on Poirot and he will go on again and Antoinette
too. Antoinette then arrives at the corner of the street, at the baskets
seller. Further on you see Poirot standing again at two men who standing in the
middle of the street, having a discussion. There also are 2 goats.
When Antoinette has looked at the goat, click again with your "mouth" on Poirot, which is further down the street. Antoinette screams at Poirot again, but either he is really deaf or he simply does not want to hear it. Poirot is walking again and Antoinette too. Antoinette lands at those two men and the grain cart. The two men block Antoinette's passage
the cart, which is on the left, are sacks of grain, but also a handful of loose
grains, but you cannot yet grasp those grains. Now go back a screen, through the
bottom right, and you are back on the screen with the two goats. Go back another
screen, via the right edge of the screen. Antoinette is then right in front of the
table with Pots.
with your "Eye" on the pot stall and Antoinette will now walk to it and you
will be in the close-up of this stall. You see the pots in the stall. The seller
is still busy talking to that guy in the brown jacket. So the seller pays no
attention to Antoinette. So grab the only pot you can grab and you have a
click with the "feet" at the bottom of the screen to exit the
close-up. Go back to Hardman and Foscarelli. Talk to these two gentlemen again
and Antoinette will give the Pot to Hardman and the two men will continue their
discussion on the sidewalk. Now grab the Grains of the Grain Cart.
again with your "mouth" on Poirot and again he saunter quietly,
without giving any indication that he has heard Antoinette. Well .... that is probably true.
Antoinette also continues, but is then stopped by the two older ladies. These
are Princess Dragomiroff and her companion Fraulein
poor Princess Dragomiroff has lost her parasol and Antoinette is asked if she
can to look for it. Give a rude answer. Schmidt then becomes a bit
pissed. Then give a polite answer and the Princess will ask extremely politely
if Antoinette is willing to look for her parasol.
... these two older ladies are stubborn. They do not want to give way, so there
is really nothing else to do than to go and look for that damned parasol for the
Princess. So go back 2 screens, to the screen with the two goats. You need the goat
that stands in front of the barrels. Click with your right mouse button to open
the Inventory screen. Take the cereal grains from your inventory Grain). Close
the inventory screen again with your right mouse button. Then click with your
"Gear" on the chewing goat and .......
is a bit lost and she ask Antoinette if she wants to accompany her to the train station because
Greta also travels with the Orient Express. Well done of Greta to get lost, while
she stand with her fat ass right in front of the entrance of the station. Give Greta two answers and the conversation will
automatically end. Greta will now follow Antoinette to the train.
to the next screen. On the next screen we finally end up at the main entrance
of the Sirkeci station. Unfortunately ..... two men are annoying standing in the middle
of the street and block the way to the station entrance. Click with the "feet"
on the two men and Antoinette walks towards them, followed by Greta. These are
Hector MacQueen and his boss Ratchett.
asks MacQueen whether "the statue" is loaded in the train. Apparently he
bought a souvenir here on the market. Hector MacQueen is employed by
Ratchett, who's not a pleasant gentleman. Antoinette asks if
the gentlemen would like to take a step aside so that she and Greta can continue
to the station. Ratchett doesnít want to do that and tries to be the popular guy.
Give an answer to Ratchett's remarks and finally finish with "Must I
summon the police?". Because of this, Ratchett will cool down and the 2 men
step aside. Then click with the "feet" on the doors of the station and
....... Antoinette and Greta arrive at the pavement in front of the main
entrance of the station:
with your "door cursor" on the doors and .... we end up in the Sirkeci
Station. Antoinette and Greta are standing in the hall of the station. You can
only go one way, and that is left in the hallway. So double-click with the
"feet" in the corridor on the left and on the next screen double-click
with the "feet" on the left edge of the screen.
to the ticket inspector and Antoinette shows him her train ticket for the Orient
Express. The inspector tears the card by half and in your inventory you now have
a "Ticket stub". Greta cannot find her ticket so soon, she stays
behind. Go through the gate onto the platform and then continue through the
bottom left and .........
to Pierre and ask Pierre for the Passenger Plan of the
train. Pierre gives this
and in your document section of your inventory you have, under "Maps"
now the Train Route and the Train Plan and the Train Manifesto. The Train
Manifesto contains the names and coupe numbers of all passengers in the Calais
carriage, but you cannot yet see the manifest in your inventory. Talk to Poirot
and use the first option to tell Poirot that you are a "Big Fan" of
him and also that you are very interested in crimes. Then talk to Pierre again
and say: "Give Monsieur Poirot my room, I will be quite comfortable in the
salon car". Poirot resist but agrees if Antoinette agrees to stay with
Greta Ohlsson in her compartment.
2019: This English translation by: Dick Leeuw with permission of Louis Koot