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Tools in Inventory

There are 4 tools available to use when playing Hidden Object games - Eyeglass; Lightning in a Bottle; Magic Lantern; and Flying Time. Each tool's function remains the same for every Hidden Object Location in every available game mode.

Two of the Tools, the Eyeglass and Flying Time Tools, can also be used in Puzzle games. The function of these Tools in Puzzles varies between the Puzzles and Puzzle modes.

Tools can be won by winning some Hidden Object Games. Tools can also be won as a reward for combining certain Collections, and for completing certain Achievements. If you are stuck, tools can be bought in the Store using Rubies.

Types of ToolsEdit

There are currently 4 tools available in the game:

  1. Eyeglass
  2. Lightning in a Bottle
  3. Magic Lantern
  4. Flying Time

Some tools, such as the Magic Lantern can only be used in certain Hidden Object Modes. Other tools, such as the Eyeglass, may have different functions in Puzzle games than in Hidden Object games.

Tools can be won by winning some Hidden Object Games. Tools can also be won as a reward for combining certain Collections, and for completing certain Achievements. If you are stuck, tools can be bought in the Store using Rubies.

Tools during Picture investigationsEdit

EyeglassEdit

In all Hidden Object game Modes the Eyeglass tool will point out 1 object when used.

Eyeglass Tool

The object will light up for a few seconds after the Eyeglass finds it, highlighting its location within the image.

In Night Mode the Eyeglass will point to an object even if it is in a darkened portion of the picture. The object will light up revealing its location, and you can tap the object to find it without moving the light circle to its location.

The Eyeglass tool will also simultaneously point out and light up both objects in the a pair if used in Match mode, so it helps to find a single pair of items not a single item.

Lightning in a BottleEdit

In all Hidden Object Modes the Lightning in a Bottle tool will remove up to 3 objects from the picture at a time. Up to three random items will fly off the picture at the same time when the Lightning in a Bottle tool is used. You cannot pick which items are removed, they are chosen at random (unless they are the last items left to be found).
Lightning in a Bottle Tool

If less than 3 items are left to find in the list of objects (e.g. just 2 or 1 left to find) then the remaining items will be removed. To get the most out of Lightning in a Bottle Tools, it is best to use when 3 or more items remain.

In Night Mode the Lightning in a Bottle will remove the objects even if they are in a darkened portion of the picture. The objects will light up revealing their location before flying off the screen, so you can get a sense of where they were hidden even if they are in a darkened portion of the screen.

The Lightning in a Bottle tool will also simultaneously remove 3 pairs if used in Match mode, so it helps to find pairs of items not a single items.

Magic LanternEdit

The Magic Lantern tool can only be used in Night mode. It cannot be used in any other game mode or while playing Hidden Object Locations that have anomalies (i.e. it cannot help remove the black smoke clouds in the Dark Entities anomaly).
Magic Lantern Tool

The Magic Lantern lights the entire picture for 35 seconds when activated. After the 35 seconds run out, the picture will return to night mode, with most of the picture darkened and only a small light circle remaining that you must drag around the picture to reveal items.

You can activate another Magic Lantern as soon as the first runs out, and use as many as you need to keep the picture fully revealed until you find all the items.

When playing Hidden Object Locations in any other game mode than night mode, the Magic Lantern tools will have a brown background in the tools section at the bottom of the screen (next to item list) to indicate that they cannot be used. The other tools, which all can be used in every mode, will have blue backgrounds to indicate that they can be used. When playing Hidden Object Locations in Night mode, the Magic Lanterns will have the regular blue background in the tools section to show that they can be used (even if you don't have any in your inventory).

Flying TimeEdit

In all Hidden Object modes the Flying Time tool will add 45 extra seconds to your time limit. You can use as many Flying Time Tools as you want during any Hidden Object game, there is no limit to how high the overall time left on the clock can reach.

Flying Time Tool

If you run out of time in any Hidden Object game you will be given the option to use a Flying Time and recover the game for a further 45 seconds (or longer if you then use more Flying Times once the game restarts). As soon as the timer runs out, a notification window will appear asking you if you want to save the game by using a Flying Time.

If you have any Flying Times in your Inventory you can choose between two options - 'Use' or 'Cancel'. Pressing 'Use' will restore the game and add 45 seconds to the timer. You can then try to find the remaining items before time runs out again or use more Flying Times to further increase the time remaining. If you press 'Cancel', you will not use the Flying Time and the a new notification window will appear informing you that you have run out of time and failed the game.

If you do not have any Flying Times in your Inventory the Flying Time notification window will still appear, and you can use this window to buy Flying Times using Rubies (you can also purchase Rubies in the Bank if you do not have enough to buy a Flying Time and will still be returned to the game afterwards to finish finding the items). If you do not want to purchase a Flying Time with Rubies you can still press 'Cancel' and fail the game instead.

Tools during PuzzlesEdit

Some tools will have slightly different functions in Puzzle games than they do in Hidden Object games, and not all tools are available to use during Puzzle games:

Treasure BoxEdit

There are two tools available to use in Treasure Box - the Eyeglass and the Flying Time.

Treasure Box is unique among the Puzzles in Seeker's Notes: Mysteries of Darkwood, as it has different game modes (like the Hidden Object Locations do). What happens when you use Tools in Treasure Box depends on the Puzzle mode you are playing.

Treasure Box has 2 different win parameters and 3 different game modes. The win parameters are 'Step' (you must complete the puzzle in a certain number of moves) and 'Time' (you must complete the puzzle in a certain amount of time). You can have any Puzzle mode appear with either win parameter so there are 6 different possible combinations available when playing Treasure Box (the 3 different Puzzle modes with the 'Step' parameter and the 3 different Puzzle modes with the 'Time' parameter).

What the Flying Time Tool does while playing Treasure Box depends on which win parameter is in place for that game, and what the Eyeglass does while playing Treasure Box depends on which Puzzle mode is in place for that game.

Flying TimeEdit

  • When the 'Step' win condition is in place, you must complete the Puzzle in a certain number of moves. Using a Flying Time will add 5 moves.
  • When the 'Time' win condition is in place, you must complete the Puzzle within a certain amount of time. Using a Flying Time will add 45 seconds.

EyeglassEdit

  • In Palette mode you must remove a fixed number of certain colour gems from the board by making matches. The Eyeglass will remove one of these Gems from the board when used.
  • In Plates mode you must remove all the plates from the board by making matches on top of them. The Eyeglass tool will remove one plate from the board when used.
  • In Stargazer mode you must navigate the suns, moons and Saturns into caskets at the base of the board by removing gems in the way from making matches. The Eyeglass tool will remove one gem in the way of one object you are trying to maneuver.

MosaicEdit

There are two tools available to use while playing Mosaic. Mosaic does not have different Puzzle modes like Treasure box, so the Tools always have the same function when playing Mosaic.

  • Using a Flying Time in Mosaic will add 45 seconds to the timer.
  • Using an Eyeglass in Mosaic will move one tile into its correct position. The tile will be swapped with the tile currently in its correct position. No other tiles will move (so it does not shuffle the tiles in the same way as moving it across a number of tiles yourself would, it simple swaps places with the tile in its correct position).

Ancient CardsEdit

There are two tools available to use in Ancient Cards. Ancient Cards does not have different Puzzle modes like Treasure box, so the Tools always have the same function when playing Ancient Cards.

  • The Flying Time adds 45 seconds to the game's timer.
  • The Eyeglass overturns all cards revealing their images for 3 seconds.

Finding ToolsEdit

Some Tools can be won by winning some Hidden Object Locations once they reach a certain Rank. The Hidden Object Locations that can potentially reward Tools are Special Item Locations.

All Tools can also be won as rewards for combining Collections or completing certain Achievements in the game. Occasionally, you will receive a tool as a random thank you gift from a friend.

Below is a list of the most common ways to find each of the tools in the game. See List of Collections and List of Achievement Levels for full details of collections and awards.

Tool Icon Can Be Found Collections that reward tool Achivements that reward tool
Eyeglass
Eyeglass Tool
Clothing Store Lost Languages; Reporter's Satchel; Herbal Tea; Pirate Gear; Fishing Tackle; Rare Coins;
Lightning in a Bottle
Lightning in a Bottle Tool
N/A Tasty Baked Goods; Dynastic Records; Sports Equipment; Ancient Plate; Hunting Dogs; Golden Armor; Weather Forecast
Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern Tool
Garden Legends of Asgard; Chemistry Set; Tarot Deck; Bowl of Cookies; Amazing Insects; Holiday Fireworks; Gentleman's Things
Flying Time
Flying Time Tool
Dressing Room Valuable Cufflinks; Legacy of the Olympians; Ancient Treasure; Model Town

In addition to individual tools, it may also be possible to win a Chests that reward Tools when opened. There are currently 2 Chests in the game that reward Tools: The Tool Kit Chest, which contains 3 each of all the different tools, and the Item-Hunting Kit, which contains 10 each of all the different tools.

Buying Tools in the StoreEdit

Tools can also be bought in the Store using Rubies.

Below is a table of the prices of tools in the shop, in order of affordability:

Tool Price for 1 Price for 5 Price for 10
Eyeglass
Eyeglass Tool
1 Ruby 5 Rubies 7 Rubies
Lightning in a Bottle
Lightning in a Bottle Tool
10 Rubies 40 Rubies 70 Rubies
Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern Tool
10 Rubies 40 Rubies 70 Rubies
Flying Time
Flying Time Tool
10 Rubies 40 Rubies 70 Rubies

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