(Mirror Daily – United States)A good horror survival video game is not considered to be complete without challenging puzzles. Evidently, the Resident Evil series has an ample supply of mind-twisting puzzles which players must solve to progress through the game’s story.
While some of the puzzle encountered during such games can be as simple as combining two objects to obtain a third one, others can be more challenging to solve. The Resident Evil series did not entertain its players by solely relying on creepy music, jump scare, and sinister interiors – its puzzles were equally daunting.
Resident Evil 7, the latest installment in the Resident Evil franchise, has many entertaining, clever and well-constructed puzzle, but none of them as discouraging and hard to crack as the so-called Happy Birthday puzzle.
We know that puzzle frustration is part of any good game, but, at some point, the line between fervent answer searching and rage quit become very thin. So, to help you enjoy the game’s story, we have decided to put together a small guide on how to solve the Happy Birthday puzzle from Resident Evil 7.
Word of caution – the following section contains spoilers, meaning that if you still want to crack the puzzle on your own, you should quit while there’ still time. Now, here’s what to do to solve the challenging Happy Birthday puzzle.
First of all, you’ve got to be in the right location. Explore the environment a bit. After a while, you will receive the following messages on your screen: ‘ Happy Birthday!!’ and, of course ‘Experiment: Can trespassing idiots solve puzzles?’. After received these messages, the Happy Birthday puzzle will start.
Don’t freak out too much, but you are going to get dragged into another room. After arriving there, look behind you and pick up the candle located near the cadaver. Get up from the floor, and make your way toward the kitchen. Don’t forget to equip the candle.
In the kitchen, look at the birthday cake and the dripping water. In a few seconds, the candle you were carrying will go out, and a light will appear. Leave the kitchen, and go back to the room you came from. If you look closely, you will see an entrance that leads to a bathroom. Head into the bathroom.
In this room, you will see a dirty toilet bowl, and something hidden on the bottom. To grab the object, you will have to flush the toilet using the handle. Flushing the toilet will cause it to overflow, and it will reveal a dirty telescope. Pick up the dirty telescope and equip it. Head towards the spraying water with the telescope equipped to clean it.
Leave the bathroom, cross the room, and head back in the kitchen. At the far end, you will see a bank of flashing monitors. Equip the clean telescope and look at the monitors. Several symbols will flash on the screens. Remember them because they are the combination to the lock found in the room with the cake.
Go back to cake and search for the combination lock. There, enter this sequence: hanged man, gravestone, and fetus. A cabinet door will be unlocked. Look at the cabinet and open the door. Inside you will find a straw doll. Pick up the straw doll and equip it.
Go back to the kitchen, and look for the stove. Turn on the stove and toss the straw doll on the flame. Pick up the dummy finger and equip it. Head back to the room where you found the cadaver and attach the dummy finger to it.
Now, you will have to go back to the stove and light the extinguished candle. With the lit candle equipped, go past the bank of monitors to the door secured with a rope. Use the candle to set the rope ablaze. Unlock the door.
The next room contains inflated balloons. Go to the right corner and pick up the deflated balloon. Leave the balloon room and return to the kitchen. Equip the deflated balloon and use it on gas pipe that’s sticking out of the wall. Continue inflating the balloon until it pops.
Once the balloon explodes, it will drive a quill through your stomach and nail through your hand. Go back to the room with the cadaver and look at his hand. After inspecting his hand, go back to the cake room. In a corner, you will see a keg filled with a black liquid. Use the winding on the keg.
Go back to the cadaver room and use the winding key on him. The cadaver will tell you a couple of jokes and will draw a fancy tattoo on your arm. Look at the tattoo to make out the combination which you will need in the balloon room – Loser.
Go back to the room filled with balloons and type in the combination tattooed on your arm. In the next room, look for a wall with a sign that says ‘Here.’ Inspect the sign and pick up the valve handle. Go back to the room with the cake and attach the valve handle to the pipe on your left. Turn the valve handle to stop the water.
After turning off the water, head back towards the kitchen, and light the candle on the stove. Go to the birthday cake and place the candle on top. That’s it!
Follow our step by step guide, and you won’t have any trouble solving the infamous Resident Evil 7 Happy Birthday puzzle.
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