COMPLETE WALKTHRU FOR "DANGER IN THE DARK":
Go to the Automat Get change for your dollar by pressing on the change window on the left, then pressing on your dollar. You will get 19 nickels. Get your 20th nickel by pressing on the change window again. Notice that the 5th nickel from the right on the bottom row is a Canadian 1945 "Victory" nickel. Do NOT spend this nickel! Go up to the Automat and buy the "Firesign"-ish food item (always either Clam Cakes or Groat Cakes) for one nickel. Eat it to find a penny (press on yourself, then the item in your hand). Buy the Cold Cereal (if you eat it, you find they are corn flakes). Go outside and go to the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank next to the Paranoid Theater. Exchange the corn (flakes) to get the chemicals (press on the teller, then the corn flakes). Note that you can also do this with the corn, but corn costs 5 cents more. You have to discover that the cheaper cereal is also made of corn. Go into Loew's Theater, go to the lobby (see the young lovers make a reservation at the Astor for "Mr. & Mrs. John Smith" and that they will be there in an hour). Pour the chemicals on the gumball machine (press on machine, then chemicals) to unclog the penny slot. Get a gumball (press on machine, then the penny). Leave. Notice that you only have one "hour" of in-game time to use the "Mr. & Mrs. John Smith" reservation information. Time only passes when you are in Times Square. There are two public clocks, one on BOZO's clothing store, and one way up on the Paranoid Theatre building. Go into Danceland by the Automat. Buy one dance ticket (remember not to spend your Canadian nickel). There are always 3 dancers wearing the correct-colored dress, and either 2 dancers in the opposite color, or one in the opposite color and one in a gray dress. Two of the three dancers wearing the correct color will be smoking; the other dancer must either be Nancy or the USO dancer (the remaining dancers, according to the blackboard, either smoke or are wearing the opposite color dress). Since the USO dancer won't accept your dance ticket, you can safely talk to the dancer wearing the correct color who isn't smoking. If she's Nancy, you've found her. If she's the USO dancer, she will tell you the name of one of the other dancers wearing the correct color dress, and mention her hair color (the two smoking dancers wearing the correct color dress always have opposite hair colors). This means Nancy must be the OTHER one - pick the dancer wearing the right color dress whose hair color is the opposite of the dancer described by the USO dancer. Note that if one dancer is wearing a gray dress, the USO dancer doesn't mention the color of the other dancer's dress - you can still figure it out, since you know the name of the dancer wearing the opposite color dress. After you've found Nancy as above, give her the gumball (press on Nancy, then the gumball) and she will give you her hair bow, which you wear as a tie. This costs you 25 cents total, as opposed to buying the clown tie for 35 cents, or the woman's wig for 40 cents (you might figure out that buying the wig is cheaper than buying the clown tie and a dance ticket - "women" don't have to buy a dance ticket to talk to the dancers, and you can also get into the Paranoid Theater without a tie). Go into the Paranoid Theater. Buy 6 cigars for 25 cents, buy and eat the top & leftmost boxes of cracker-bax to get the whistle and compass. Notice the compass will point to the magnetic Canadian nickel (you can temporarily "spend" the Canadian nickel by buying more cigars but cancelling before you spend enough). The other box has a worthless, two-bit ring. Don't buy it. Go outside and into BOZO's. Buy a clown nose and leave. Have fun honking your nose and blowing your whistle. Enter Nighthawks Cafe (under the Ersatz Bros. Coffee sign). Buy a Groat Cluster from the vending machine and leave. Go into the Automat and go to the tables. Give the woman a Groat Cluster to get matches (from "Rococo's Bar"). She pays you back the 5 cents you spent on the Groat Cluster, too. Here's where you get your first Hopper Toad. Notice that if you blow your whistle, you get a returning toad "croak". Light a cigar (press on yourself, then a cigar), and BEFORE you blow a smoke ring (automatic after a few seconds), press your whistle. The toad will jump through the hoop and you have found one toad. Notice that if you blow your whistle again, there is no returning "croak", because the toad is gone. Repeat for the lobby of the Hotel Astor for toad #2 and back at Nighthawks for toad #3. Both movie theaters (Loew's and the Paranoid) are Hopper paintings, but you are only allowed to smoke in the one without air condition- ing (which one it is, is random, but that theater will advertise it). Buy a ticket for the theater that does NOT have air conditioning and get toad #4. Go outside to the subway entrance at the base of the Times building. Honk your nose to get into the garage after 8 PM. Visit each of the 4 offices, using your whistle to find the one with a toad. Get toad #5 and leave. Toad #6 is at the other end of a subway ride, but to save the cost of a return fare, you need to do that dead last. So it's time to find Rocky Rococo's alias. Go to Nighthawk's and buy a Groat Cluster. If you've been paying attention, you only have your Canadian nickel after buying it. Go to the subway station and into the subway entrance. Notice that Rococo's shadow is vaguely visible on either the left or right side. Go that way so Rococo will steal your Canadian nickel. Go back into Times Square. Notice that the compass now moves to track the stolen nickel... It will point you to the Hotel Astor; enter it. First, find out Rococo's room number by taking the elevator up to floor 9 and noting when the compass starts to move. Go to that floor and move along until you find the exact room number (the compass will point to the door). Remember that number and return to the lobby. Go to the hotel clerk and tell him your name is "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith". Find the name listed under that room number and remember it. Go outside. Go to the Automat and go to the tables. Give the woman another Groat Cluster for another nickel. Go back to the automat machine and press on all four coin return slots - one will have a nickel. Go to Loew's lobby and use the payphone. Tell Bradshaw the name you found in the hotel registry to get credit for finding Rococo. Go back outside. Go to the subway and to the turnstiles. The signs have been rearranged and altered, but not stolen or replaced, so you can assume that two turnstiles lead uptown and one downtown (If you've been reading the motogram messages on the Times building, you know that a toad has been sighted downtown). Notice that the warning sign says some of the signs are now true, and some false -- that means that they aren't all true, or all false. There is always only one arrangement that results in a mixture of true & false. The arrows indicate that a sign is for the pointed-to turnstile, not the turnstile the sign is over. As it turns out, you just have to pick the turnstile that has NO sign indicating where it's going. Get the last toad for a perfect score of 666!