This walkthrough will tell you how to win the game if Syd or Razor is in your party. There may be other ways to win depending on which other kids are in your party, but this page will focus on winning using Syd or Razor's special abilities.
There are several ways to win the game. Each method depends on a particular kid who has a special ability. The kids with special abilities are Bernard, Syd, Razor, Wendy, and Michael. Since this is the Syd/Razor walkthrough, it will use Syd/Razor's special ability to win the game. But if you also have Bernard, Wendy, or Michael in your party, you can win the game with one of their methods instead. Just go to Bernard's Walkthrough, Wendy's Walkthrough, or Michael's Walkthrough.
IMPORTANT! Get the Package!!!
At some point during the game, someone (not you) will ring the doorbell, and a cut scene will occur that starts with Weird Ed saying "Oh! The doorbell!" This means that a package has been delivered next to the mailbox in front of the mansion.
If you don't have Bernard in your party, then you HAVE to get the STAMPS from the package that is delivered to the house! Otherwise, you won't be able to win the game!
The easiest way to ensure that you get the package is to make sure that someone is in the first room of the mansion, or somewhere else in Weird Ed's path (i.e. the path between his room and the front door) after the cut scene where he says "Oh! The doorbell!" This is because if Weird Ed catches a kid on the way to answer the door, he will forget about the package, so you can get the stamps from it whenever you feel like it. But if you ring the doorbell, Ed will come get the package (although you can still prevent him from getting it by letting him catch somebody), so keep that in mind.
Alternatively, just leave a kid outside near the mailbox, and when the cut scene occurs, switch to that kid, then GET the STAMPS from the PACKAGE, then GET the PACKAGE.
Open the Mansion
When the game begins, have a kid GO TO the left of the screen in order to reach the front of the mansion. Then have that kid PULL the door mat. You find a KEY. GET the KEY, then USE the KEY in the FRONT DOOR, which is the door on the right.
Remember, you might want to leave a kid outside in order to get the package when it arrives. Having a kid outside has the additional benefit of protecting that kid from being thrown into the dungeon, which you'll find is important later.
Get the Silver Key
Use the NEW KID command to switch to the other kid you brought with you (not Dave or Syd/Razor). Go into the mansion, then walk to the right, where there is a GARGOYLE on the right side of the stairs. PULL the GARGOYLE. The door to the right will open. Now use the NEW KID command to switch to SYD/RAZOR.
With Syd/Razor, go inside the mansion and go through the door that opened when the other kid pulled the gargoyle.
Beware! If you take too long, there will be a cut scene where Weird Ed will say that he is hungry, and he will leave his room. If the Weird Ed cut scene happens while you are still in the first room of the mansion (the room with the gargoyle), have your kids go all the way to the right side of this room and go through the door on the right. This way, when Weird Ed comes down the stairs in the first room of the mansion, he won't find any of the kids there. If he DOES find you, he will throw a kid into the dungeon. This will make things more difficult later, but there are ways to deal with this that I will discuss later.
Anyway, assuming that none of the kids has been thrown into the dungeon, one kid will still be standing in front of the gargoyle, and Syd/Razor is in a dark room. Have the gargoyle kid go to the right of this room and open the door there, then go through (this is just to prevent that kid from being thrown in the dungeon as described in the previous paragraph). Then switch back to Syd/Razor. Have him/her TURN ON the LIGHT SWITCH, which is to the left of his/her head somewhere (just move the cursor around until you find it).
Now that the lights are on, go to the left side of this room and you will see a SILVER KEY to the right of the FUSE BOX. GET the SILVER KEY.
Get the Cassette Tape
Now have Syd/Razor leave this room the way that he/she came in. Then in the first room of the mansion, go to the right side of the room and go through the door there. Then go all the way to the right in this room, open the door and go through. You'll be in a dark room. TURN ON the LAMP that is to your right. Then go all the way to the right side of this room and OPEN the LOOSE PANEL that is to the left of the phone. GET the CASSETTE TAPE that was behind the loose panel.
Get rid of the Green Tentacle
Now, if someone went into the kitchen and got caught by Nurse Edna or Weird Ed, and if the Weird Ed cut scene has already happened, the coast should be clear for Syd/Razor to go into the kitchen. If not, send one of the other kids first so that if Edna or Ed are in the kitchen, someone other than Syd/Razor will get thrown into the dungeon.
Syd/Razor should currently be in the library after getting the cassette tape from the loose panel. Have Syd/Razor go left until he/she is back in the first room of the mansion. Go to the left side of this room, then go through the door to the right of the grandfather clock. Syd/Razor is now in the kitchen. OPEN the REFRIGERATOR and get the CAN OF PEPSI.
Go to the right side of the room and go through the door there. Syd/Razor is now in the dining room. Go to the right side of this room and go through the door there. Syd/Razor is now in the pantry.
GET the GLASS JAR from the shelf. Then use the SILVER KEY in the door in the middle of the room, and go through. Syd/Razor is now standing beside a swimming pool. USE the GLASS JAR on the SWIMMING POOL to get some radioactive water.
Then have Syd/Razor stand in front of the ladder that goes down into the swimming pool.
Switch to the third kid (not Dave or Syd/Razor). The Weird Ed cutscene (where he says that he is hungry) might happen soon, so if it does, stay out of the kitchen and the first room of the mansion. Then wait for the second part of the cutscene, where Ed gets food from the refrigerator (or if a kid is in the kitchen, Ed will throw the kid into the dungeon). After that part happens, wait for a little while and then it will be safe to go into the kitchen. If Ed does catch the third kid, read how to get out of the dungeon for more information.
When you're ready, switch to the third kid (not Dave or Syd/Razor) if you haven't already, then go to the kitchen. If you wish, you can also go through the door on the right to reach the dining room, then go through the door on the right to reach the pantry, then GET the FRUIT DRINKS from the shelf, then go back to the kitchen. You don't really need this, but it changes a cut scene later.
Anyway, back in the kitchen, go to the left side of the room and go through the door to return to the first room of the mansion. If the Weird Ed "I'm hungry" scene still hasn't happened yet, be prepared to hide. If Ed does catch you, read how to get out of the dungeon for more information. Anyway, your third kid should be in the first room of the mansion. Go up the stairs.
You'll be standing in front of a STEEL SECURITY DOOR. If Weird Ed is coming, you can go through the left door or the right door to hide. Now, you can optionally go through the door on the left and GET the BOWL OF WAX FRUIT. You don't really need this item, but there is an upcoming scene that will be slightly different if you get it. Anyway, go back to the steel security door and OPEN it, then go through.
You will be in a hallway. If Weird Ed is coming, go into either of the two doors here. Otherwise, go to the far right and go up the stairs. You will find a Green Tentacle. Try to go up the stairs on the left side of the room. The Tentacle will block you. Now GIVE it the WAX FRUIT, then GIVE it the FRUIT DRINKS. The tentacle will let you pass. If you need to hide from Weird Ed, either go into the door in the room where the Tentacle blocked you, or go down the stairs and hide in one of the two doors in that hallway.
Optional: Get the Old Rusty Key
If you would like an easier way to get out of the dungeon, you can do so after you have gotten the Green Tentacle out of the way. First, you should already have the CASSETTE TAPE if you followed the instructions earlier on this page.
Go to the upstairs hallway and go into the first door (not the stairs, but the one to the right of the stairs). Go up the ladder and GET the RECORD from the shelf. Then go downstairs until you are in the room that has the steel security door, and a door to the left of that, and a door to the right of that. Go into the door on the right, USE the RECORD on the VICTROLA, then USE the CASSETTE TAPE on the CASSETTE RECORDER. TURN ON the CASSETTE RECORDER, then TURN ON the VICTROLA. After the glass shatters, TURN OFF the VICTROLA, then TURN OFF the CASSETTE RECORDER and GET the CASSETTE TAPE. Then go down to the first room of the mansion, then go through the far right door. OPEN the CABINET DOOR, then USE the CASSETTE TAPE in the CASSETTE PLAYER. TURN ON the CASSETTE PLAYER and wait for the chandelier to break. Then GET the OLD RUSTY KEY. This opens the dungeon door (the one on the right). If a kid in the dungeon has the OLD RUSTY KEY, he/she can open the dungeon door and let everyone out.
Be sure to GET the CASSETTE TAPE after you do this! You'll need it later!
Drain the Pool
Now go up the stairs from the room where the Tentacle blocked you. This hallway is where Weird Ed's room is, so if the "Gee, I'm hungry!" cutscene happens while you're here, you will need to hide very quickly. If that happens, it's probably best if you just go back down the stairs and go through the door in the room where the Tentacle blocked you. If Ed does catch you, read how to get out of the dungeon for more information.
Anyway, in the hallway above the room where the Tentacle blocked you, go to the right side of the hallway and go through the door between the two plants. USE the HUNK-O-MATIC MACHINE TM to become stronger. Now go all the way back to the outside of the mansion. PULL the bushes that are to the left of the stairs. Then OPEN the GRATING. Go into the grating, then go to the right side of the room. TURN ON the WATER VALVE. An alarm will start Wait for the cut scene where Dr. Fred will panic, saying that there will be a nuclear meltdown. He will make the Purple Tentacle check on the reactor.
Get the Glowing Key
If you aren't quick enough with this next part, the house will explode. After the cut scene, quickly switch to Syd/Razor and go down the ladder into the swimming pool. When you're at the bottom of the swimming pool, GET the GLOWING KEY which is below the number 20 on the left side of the pool. Then go back up the ladder to get out of the swimming pool. Then switch back to the kid who opened the water valve, and now TURN OFF the WATER VALVE. Don't do this while Syd/Razor is still in the pool or he/she will die!
Open the Garage Door
The kid who opened the grating to get into the basement and turn on the water valve should go into the kitchen, go through the doors on the right to reach the swimming pool, then OPEN the GATE and then OPEN the GARAGE DOOR. You have to use the Hunk-o-matic before you can open it.
Get the Envelope
Syd/Razor should now have a GLASS JAR full of radioactive water from the
swimming pool, and he/she should have gotten the CAN OF PEPSI from the
refrigerator earlier. Syd/Razor should now go to the hallway upstairs. The
doors in this hallway are as follows:
stairs---Dr. Fred's room---Nurse Edna's room---Weird Ed's room---Sarcophagus Room---Fireplace Room
Have Syd/Razor go into the Sarcophagus room.
Next, if the package has not arrived yet, you should have a kid ring the doorbell to make Weird Ed leave his room. If the package HAS arrived, then ringing the doorbell won't work. Instead, you have to send a kid into Weird Ed's room and let him/her get caught.
Either way, make Weird Ed leave his room, then switch back to Syd/Razor and wait for a moment to let Weird Ed leave his room. Syd/Razor should go into Ed's room, GET the HAMSTER, GET the CARD KEY that was behind the hamster, OPEN the PIGGY BANK and GET the three DIMEs that were inside. If Ed comes back before you are done, just GIVE him the HAMSTER and he will leave you alone. But don't try to open the piggy bank or take the dimes while Ed is there.
When you're done, have Syd/Razor leave Weird Ed's room and go back into the Sarcophagus room. Make sure that Syd/Razor has the CAN OF PEPSI (from the refrigerator) and the GLASS JAR full of radioactive water from the swimming pool, as well as at least two DIMEs.
Optional: Call Edna
Now you need to get into Nurse Edna's room (the second door in the upstairs hallway). One way to do this is to send one kid (preferably Syd/Razor) into Edna's room, then have another kid go into her room while she is taking the other kid to the dungeon. But if you have Bernard or Jeff in your party, there is another way, although it is more time-consuming. You can have Bernard/Jeff go into the door on the left side of the upstairs hallway (not the stairs, but the door next to that) and go up the ladder and GET the YELLOW KEY from the wall. Then have him go to the Sarcophagus room, USE the HUNK-O-MATIC, then go to the swimming pool, OPEN the GATE, and OPEN the GARAGE DOOR. Then USE the YELLOW KEY on the TRUNK (do NOT use it on the WEIRD EDSEL), then GET the TOOLS from the trunk. Also get the WATER FAUCET from the shelf. Then go to the Sarcophagus room and go through the door on the right. OPEN the SHOWER CURTAIN and USE the WATER FAUCET HANDLE on the WATER FAUCET. TURN ON the WATER FAUCET, then TURN OFF the WATER FAUCET. Make a note of the number that is on the wall. Then go into the room where you got the CASSETTE TAPE (from the first room of the mansion, go through the rooms to the right) then TURN ON the LAMP if it's not on, then go to the right side of the room and USE the TOOLS on the PHONE (only Bernard/Jeff can do this). Then after you dial Edna's number, a kid can go into Edna's room without getting caught.
Either way, have a kid (but not Syd/Razor) get into Nurse Edna's room without getting caught, then go up the ladder and TURN ON the light (near the middle of the room). PULL the PAINTING to reveal the safe.
Now if Syd/Razor is in the dungeon and nobody else is in the dungeon, have the other kid (not the one in the room with the safe) get caught by going into Nurse Edna's room.
In the dungeon, have Syd/Razor stand in front of the golden door (the one on the right), then have the other kid PUSH the LOOSE BRICK that is under one of the windows, then quickly switch to Syd/Razor and have him/her go out the door.
Now Syd/Razor should go to the upstairs hallway, go to the far right side, and go through the far right door. Have Syd/Razor USE the GLASS JAR on the POT FOR PLANT to make it grow, then USE the CAN OF PEPSI on the PLANT. Then GO TO the HATCH in the ceiling above the plant.
USE a DIME on the COIN SLOT (on the left side of the room) and then USE another DIME on the COIN SLOT. Then PUSH the RIGHT BUTTON, and then PUSH the RIGHT BUTTON again. Then USE the REALLY POWERFUL TELESCOPE. Make a note of the number that you see.
Now switch to the kid who is in the room with the safe. OPEN the SAFE and enter the number that you just saw. GET the ENVELOPE from inside. DON'T OPEN THE ENVELOPE!!! If you do, you won't be able to win the game!!!!
Then the kid who got the envelope needs to go back into Nurse Edna's room. If you have Bernard/Jeff, you can call Edna on the phone as described earlier on this page so the kid can go through Edna's room without getting caught. Otherwise, someone will have to get caught by Edna (either the kid in the room with the safe, or some other kid that you send in so that the kid can leave the safe room without getting caught).
Either way, you need to give Syd/Razor the envelope that you got from the safe. If two kids are in the dungeon, one of them can PUSH the LOOSE BRICK under one of the windows to make the door open so that the other kid can get out. Or if you get the old rusty key as described earlier, you can use the key to let everyone out of the dungeon.
Get the Demo Tape
Now have Syd/Razor take the CASSETTE TAPE into the music room, which is upstairs from the first room of the mansion, and on the right. USE the CASSETTE TAPE in the CASSETTE RECORDER, then TURN ON the CASSETTE RECORDER. Then have Syd/Razor USE the PIANO. After the song, TURN OFF the CASSETTE RECORDER and GET the CASSETTE TAPE.
Before you leave, TURN ON the TV. You need to watch the commercial.
If you want the old rusty key (as described earlier on this page), get it now! After this next part, you will not be able to get the old rusty key if you didn't get it before.
Now go to the upstairs hallway and go into the first door. Go up the ladder and you will be in the Green Tentacle's room. GET the YELLOW KEY from the wall if you haven't already. Now, if you haven't gotten the old rusty key as described earlier, this is your last chance! But it's optional, so it's your choice whether to get it or not.
Anyway, USE the CASSETTE TAPE in the MONDO STEREO. Then TURN ON the MONDO STEREO. The song that Syd/Razor played on the piano will play, and after listening to it, the Green Tentacle will give you the DEMO TAPE. GET the DEMO TAPE from the bed. You can't record over this demo tape, which is why you can't get the old rusty key after you get the demo tape.
Get the Recording Contract
Now that you have the Green Tentacle's demo tape, take the GLASS JAR to the kitchen. TURN ON the FAUCET, then USE the GLASS JAR on the FAUCET, then TURN OFF the FAUCET. Now OPEN the MICROWAVE OVEN, USE the GLASS JAR on the MICROWAVE (but make sure you put normal water into the glass jar, because microwaving the radioactive water will kill you!), and USE the ENVELOPE in the MICROWAVE OVEN. Then CLOSE the MICROWAVE OVEN and TURN ON the MICROWAVE OVEN. After it's done, OPEN the MICROWAVE OVEN and get the ENVELOPE. Now you can safely OPEN the ENVELOPE. You will find a QUARTER inside, although you don't really need it.
Now go to the upstairs hallway and go through the door all the way to the right. USE the ENVELOPE in the TYPEWRITER to address it to Mark Eteer (you have to watch the TV in the music room first, so do that if you haven't already). Then USE the CASSETTE TAPE in the ENVELOPE, then USE the STAMPS on the ENVELOPE. If you don't have the stamps, then you need to wait for the mailman to ring the doorbell, then you need to go outside and PULL the STAMPS off of the PACKAGE. If the mailman already rang the doorbell and there's no package outside, then hopefully Bernard is in your party, because otherwise there is no way to get the stamps, so there is no way to win the game! If this happens, but you do have Bernard in your party, switch to Bernard's Walkthrough to complete the game.
So now, with the demo tape in the stamped envelope, addressed to Mark Eteer, go outside and OPEN the MAILBOX, USE the ENVELOPE on the MAILBOX, CLOSE the MAILBOX, and PULL the FLAG on the mailbox. Now go inside and make sure that nobody is outside, because the mailman won't show up if anybody is outside.
Eventually you will see a cut scene where Mark Eteer listens to the demo tape and mails a recording contract. After that cut scene, wait a little while and then check the mailbox to GET the RECORDING CONTRACT.
Go to the Green Tentacle's room and GIVE it the RECORDING CONTRACT.
Did you use the Hunk-o-matic in the Sarcophagus room, then go through the swimming pool gate and open the garage door? If not, do it now!
Get into the Secret Lab
Now give one kid the GLOWING KEY, the CARD KEY, and the YELLOW KEY. Have that kid get sent to the dungeon by going into Edna's room.
In the dungeon, USE the GLOWING KEY on both of the padlocks. Then OPEN the INNER DOOR and enter the number 0000. The door will open.
Go through the door to the "Seckrit Lab". Try to go through the door on the right and the Purple Tentacle will stop you. But then the Green Tentacle will help you because you got him a recording contract. After the tentacles leave, go through the door on the right.
You will find Dr. Fred and Sandy. You can ignore Fred. OPEN the LOCKER and GET the RADIATION SUIT. You will automatically put it on. Then go to the right and USE the CARD KEY in the CARD SLOT. Go through the door. The meteor will shoot beams at you, but the radiation suit will protect you.
There is a switch on the red machine on the left side of the room TURN OFF the SWITCH.
Then, GET the METEOR and OPEN the DOOR on the right. Go through. If the garage door is closed, you can't beat the game!
But if the garage door is open, then USE the YELLOW KEY on the TRUNK (don't use it on the Weird Edsel!!!!!), then USE the METEOR in the TRUNK. Then CLOSE the TRUNK. Finally, USE the YELLOW KEY on the WEIRD EDSEL.
If you accidentally used the yellow key on the Edsel instead of opening the trunk with it, then go through the gate, then go to the first room of the mansion, then go to the upstairs hallway, then go into the door on the far right. GIVE the METEOR to the PLANT. (Don't give it to the POT FOR PLANT.)
Congratulations! You won the game!