Mad Father walkthrough part 3: down with abomination!

Young girl, Aya, stands terrified before nightmarish abomination. How she found herself in this situation? How it all begun? Nevermind. We must preserve and go.

Additional education.

While monster cannot move, it is wise to get away. Go up stairs back to East Hall. Most logical thing to do now is, of course, opening safe. From Code Memo and known information we can conclude that code is 7482 (that’s it, seven, four, eight, two). Go to Mom’s Bedroom and enter it (Z, select proper numbers from keypad and OK). Safe contains mom’s belongings.

Sniff, sniff...

There’s a lamp there. It might be useful… I guess I’ll take it! Just borrowing this, mom…

Something else fell out.

? This is… Mom’s perfume…

Uh, oh… flashback incoming! Alert! I repeat, FLASHBA-

Is he still at work?

Kids always walk in, eh?

Doctor…

…Eh? Fat… her?

Wild domestic mom suddenly appears.

Aya, there you are! Doesn’t your father always tell you not to go into the basement?

M… Mom…

Mother checks door.

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

I can’t believe this… some girl he picked up on the street! I won’t forgive him…

Mom rans away to her room.

Rrgh… this stupid thing…!!

…and in fit of rage throws perfume outside. Aya takes it.

Mom’s usually so nice, but she seemed so different then…

Flashback ends.

This perfume… I put it back on her dresser after that, but… she took care of it… that’s good. After all, mom got this from father on their anniversary… so I’m sure mom loved father to the very end… I’ll take it as a charm… alright mom?

In my circle people that talk with dead are called necromants. Okay, leave alone that cellphone, flash grenades, shotgun, 50 shells, first-aid kit and walk out of Mom’s room. What? I swear, they were inside!

Visit your room again – red-eyed stranger is obviously gone long ago. Oh, Snowball waked up. It is dangerous to go alone! Take him.

Here, Showball! Snowball loves father too, don’t you?

Why screen darkens? Oh for love of nonexistant God, not this again!

Snowball! Snowbaaall! Where are you?

Aya looks around.

Aww, poor rabbit.

I’m worried…

Small white animal with long ears runs into courtyard.

Snowball!

Rabbit runs into Aya’s lap.

WFound!here did you get to? I was so worried when you disappeared! I couldn’t wrap up that wound with you running around! Wait, huh? Your wound’s healed…

Father enters scene.

Whew… what a troublesome rabbit.

Father!

Aya, try to not let Snowball out of your sight, will you? The rabbit made a mess of the kitchen.

Sorry… Snowball must’ve been trying to get a bite of Maria’s cooking again, huh… did you find Snowball, father?

Yes, and healed that leg wound while I was at it.

Good thing father’s around, huh Snowball? Thank you, father!

Snowball’s a member of the family, treated as well as any other.

Yeah!

Out of flashback.

Let’s go save father together!

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Checking out things again in her room… la la la laaa… wait, why the hell there are animal corpses in her drawers?! Let’s pretend nothing happened.

NWhy you can't - you know - STEP OVER these books?!ext tPosessed book? Great.hing to do is returning back to Archives. Remember, you ran away prematurely due to some pesky ghost. Wuss.

Time to read rest of shelves, bottom row, from right. At fourth shelf you will find “The Flame Egg”.

Ah, I remember this book… there’s a girl who has the mysterious power to control fire… and she goes to a journey to find the family she’s been separated from. Proclaiming “Burn all those in my way!”, she did exactly that to all her foes. But I think in the end, her power got out of control and destroyed the world… so she never met her family in the end. She was all alone. A poor girl all alone… If I lose father, I’ll be alone too… I don’t want it… I have to save father quick!

Last interesting thing on shelfs is handwritten memo.

“Humans are beautiful. But that beauty soon fades. That is the law of this world. But I have overturned it. After years of research, I have found “eternal beauty”.

A body that will never fade even in death. A body as fresh as when they were still alive. They have eternal beauty within their grasp.”

Oh, and ghost left Pendant. Take this, obviously. Return to Mom’s bedroom and use Pendant when you are on pool of blood.

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Familiar child enters room.

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Collina!

MAMAAA…

AGhostly hug.ya moves out of way, Collina runs to mother and hug her. They dissapear, leaving gem. Good job, you just saved first two souls. There will be more later.

Time to enter place where we weren’t before: Cafateria! You already have key, so it is matter of going to Entrance Hall and using middle large door.

Where this blood trail leads to...?

Little messy here, noiEw, ew.ses from those hall zombies can be still heard, yet another crow (how many there are?), and something is behind curtain… dead body?! If you walk away, body with horrible cuts will fall to floor, revealing seventh gem on windowsill. Of course, to get it, you must stand on corpse. How fun.

Go right, to Kitchen. Other noise starts to be clearer… like something voraciously eating meat in mess… oh, shit, this is giant zombie dog!

Very wise, Aya.

At leOoh, new kind of rabbit hole!ast it is busy, so you can partially explore kitchen. Open underside of sink – eighth gem will fall out. In gas cooker you will find Oil. This carpet looks unhinged, try to flatten corner… wait. Thers is something under it.

Heh, another secret passage? I guess this kind of mansion is full of them.

Open it (stand on it and Z), obviously.

Kill it with fire!

Yikes… it’s pitch black… oh… the lamp!

Not very much is visible in Storehouse Entrance. Door is locked. Next to it is hole in wall. Aya will not fit in, but her companion will. Yes, Snowball, we count on you!

Please, Snowball…

WeWhat. are in control of miniscule brain of this small mammal. Run left, up and right – you will find Lighter Oil. Take it in teeth and return back. That was short.

Control back to Aya. Snowball runs away, but Aya manages to get Lighter Oil, so all is good. But you… may not want to check wall hole again, as something red flows out. A little unsettled, we decide to go back. Suddenly darkness.

Oh no! The light went out?! …

You can hear her tries to light it up again.

Why won’t it work? Please…

BEHIND YOU

! Was someone… behind me…? Just imagining it…

Maybe Aya thinks that, but I am sure Mom’s Perfume was in inventory just a while ago. Oookay… I think we better get out. Up to Kitchen, exit left to Caf- AAAH this dog! Run away! In Cafateria some mindless monsters from nowhere roams around table. Don’t stay in their way and all will be fine. Go back to Entrance Hall and right into East Hall. It changed a little.

Letters written in blood never go out of style.

Yes, indeed. It is as you think – we have everything needed to kill abomination below. Go and stand before this blasphemy. First, use Lighter Oil to fill Empty Lighter.

What else?

With it move forward…

I can’t get through here… what should I do… ! It’s like in The Flame Egg… “Burn all those in my way!” Yeah! I can burn it! But… how…?

…and confirm use of oil and lighter. Aya will throw oil at flesh and light it.

Don't do it at home, kids. OH WAIT.

IT HURTS… HELP… ME…

Ah… No…

Aya runs away, scared by what she did. When she goes back, only bloody smear is visible on floor.

Last discoveries.

Go right. You will find yourself Outside Laboratory.

What horrors wait inside?

FatThis bucket does not have hole.her’s laboratory and it’s terrible content can wait. Walk down to Taxidermy Room. Its fairly dark here, but you can take Wood Bucket next to entrance.

Walk down and left, checking shelves. Aya will not like what she discovers.

Obligatory deformites and other curiosities of Nature.

Gross…!

When walking away, Aya will notice something fell out. Ew, Eyeball Bottle? Yet again heroine of horror game, that just balked at gross things on shelves, apparently don’t have any problems at all with pocketing bottle with eyeballs. Huh.

TiNow we have something to put out fire.me to put out fire in Reception Room! Up, left,  up, left, left through Entrance Hall, enter Reception Room and walk into Courtyard. Use Wodden Bucket on pond to fill it with water. Transport filled bucked to fire and use Z. Excellent, enter fireplace.

Extreme close up.

There is no doubt, someone cries! Push out wood to uncover hole. Somewhere down girl weeps. How, why, for how long? We don’t know how to help. Nothing more left to do – time to enter laboratory. Save before – you have crow literally next to lab door.

! Maria!

Aya runs to assistant.

What happened here?

You’re wounded…

Ah… But I will be fine… forget me. Escape somewhere safe… It is… dangerous here…

Where’s father? I heard him scream from my room…

Ah…! I must save the doctor!

Maria tries to stand, but falls back.

Oof…

You can’t go with that wound!

But…

Maria, what happened to father?

The doctor is further in… his wife, she…

! His wife…? My mom? What do you mean?! Maria!

Maria!

My, it seems she’s passed out.

How convenient. Aya notices someone in other corner of laboratory.

You again…

This baldie is up to nothing good, I am sure.

Deeper into underground maze…

What did Maria see? Mom passed away, right…? What’s going on here? Don’t tell me the curse…

You’ll only be able to confirm your suspicions by pressing on, won’t you?

Ogre enters other door out of laboratory.

What a weird guy…

You are in control. Check out Maria twice – you will find Room Key.

Do you want to know another part of truth?They show her the way.Remember door in Archives? That’s her room – and now you have her key. Walk there – on your way you will be haunted multiple times by same ghost, looking very, very sad.

IIt is very small and humble room.n West Passage, door to Archives opens by itself. How inviting. After witnessing last ghost enter Maria’s room.

Only interesting thing inside is bookshelf, where you find diary.

Could this be… Maria’s diary?

“Doctor, it has been a year to the day since I came to this mansion. I will never forget that day…”

Please… food… food…

Found on the street.

Food… somebody…

Father notices her and comes closer.

A bum…? (She could be a fine subject with some work…)

Well, it wasn’t unexpected way of acquiring subjects. No one will notice or care about vanishing hobos and other homeless.

It’s pitiful to see one so skinny… come to my home, please. I’ll give you clothes and delicious meals.

Fatten them first!

After that unsurprisingly she lands in cell.

Her days are numbered. Or they are?...

I’ll tell my family about you.

Family…?

I have a wife and a girl turning 7. I’m sure they would welcome you.

Family…

Alfred walks away. Maria notices someone badly hurt on bed. Is this ghost that appeared before Aya  on way to her room?

Ah… ooh… oogh…

(Is this person like me…?)

Oof… ugh…

(What awful injuries… it must hurt… perhaps I could do something…)

Maria tries to find something in shelfs.

Whew… hew…

(My skirt won’t be enough cloth… but the only other cloth I have is…)

SWhy she did it, anyway?he continues her work, halfnaked. When Aya’s father discovers it, he is amazed by it.

(I’m surprised… he was about to die, but he recovered overnight… it seems he was given excellent treatment.) Did you treat him?

*ding* Maria just avoided fate of this victim.

How handy… You’re exceptionally talented.

Please. I…

(I couldn’t let this go to waste…)

What’s your name?

Ah…? Uh… I’m… I am… Maria…

Maria, hm? An appropriate name.

Father crouch next to her.

Maria, would you be my assistant?

Oh…?

I do not wish to lose you. Please, stay with me.

…!

Well…? Will you entrust me with the rest of your life?

Maria smiles for the first time.

Yes…

So, instead of becoming victim of Alfred’s mad experiments, Maria becomes accomplice instead. Yay?

“I was so happy… so happy you had saved me. I was alone, but you made me needed. You gave me love. As long as I am needed, I will stay with you. How would I live without you… I love you, doctor…”

… I never really knew anything about Maria, after all… Maria must really love father, too.

GHe is unfortunately alive, if unconscious.o back to Laboratory and enter door. In long corridor, lined up with vats, body in labcoat lies far away, at end.

Father!

Aya runs towards him, but someone familiar appears.

What an evil eyes.

M… mom? Is that you?

Mom and father’s body suddely moves away through door.

Oh, my.

No way… was that really mom…? There’s no way I mistook her… that was mom… why was even mom…? It must be the curse, right?

Haven’t you noticed?

Ogre moves in sight from one of vats.

This tragedy was brought about by the power of a woman’s curse. The malice for your father… that malice turned to a curse, seeking out your father’s death.

Could that woman be…

So you do realize. Yes, your mother.

That can’t be!

Why do you think that?

Because mom loved father! Mom even understood father’s work… and father loved mom in return. Wasn’t mom happy? I couldn’t believe she has a grudge against father… but… maybe mom didn’t like father and Maria… I don’t want it to be true… but…

So you’ll go find the truth?

Aya exits corridor.

What horrible truth awaits? What possibly could be worse than we already know? We will discover it, eventually. Look forward to part 4!

Mad Father walkthrough part 2: what is happening?

Hello! In first part we got background of story and got bored out from zilion flashbacks. Time for some real action! Well, as much action as can be in game that basically is adventure with small element of agility.

Hauntings.

Okay, so we are in cursed mansion where living dead walks around. How quaint. Aya wants to save her unworthy wannabe Mengele. On other hand, we meet this horribly maimed boy (all signs points to him being another dad’s victim, only more sentient in his current state) that wanted her to go with him. Well, choice is obvious. Go right. East hall is empty, maybe he went to attic?

Why every attic must be like that?

Noisy here, this constant squeaking grates on my nerves. No trace of one-eyed boy, though. More dissapointingly, ladder is broken. Only tantalizing hint of something up there – probably gem – is visible in distance. Ah well, time to go back: down, left, lef… wait, next to your room (left from crow) is another room that we did not yet visited. Mom’s room. Enter.

Who is here...?

What is this, another uninvited guest? Walk closer to reprimand hi- AAAAH!

It is not very healthy, miss.

GIVE! MY DAUGHTER!!

Aya whimpers and wisely runs away from ghost. Uuuuh. I’m not sure if it is good idea to return back, but… what worst could happen? Horrible death? Whatever.

But no one is here now. Just pool of blood and Archives Key. Very good, archives should give us some information. I wonder, maybe they have Necronomicon? Explore room. Nothing much to do, and safe with Mom’s personal effects is inaccessible. Normally Aya would not even think about breaking in, but clearly it is not normal situation. Still, we need to know code. Leave room, this feeling that someone watch me from window is unsettling.

Okay, after all of this go left to finally reach entrance hall. What are those scrathing sounds? Why something looking like health bar is on upper right corner of screen? Look carefully down…

Ew, his lower body is gone.

Zombie attack.See? In fact, there are two of them, randomly moving around. If you get too close, they will leap at you with surprising speed. On very bottom of hall is mansion’s exit. Of course Aya don’t want to run away from mansion, so no way to end game early and leave father to his fate. Booo. At least you can find gem there (now you have two). Swipe it under nose of zombies and run away back to upper part of screen, exiting stage left. You probably will take some damage, but it gets reset when you change places. Don’t let them surround Aya in corner, it will ensure your death.

You are now at West Passage with two doors. Closer one leads to… archives! How lucky. Now it is probably good moment to talk more about inventory. Call it up with X. You will see that inventory have in fact two tabs: ITEM and KEY ITEM. Currently you have Archives Key in gray font. This means item is used automatically. White font would indicate item that have to be used by hand.

Okay, since Archives Key is used automatically, just go to door.

A lot of books around. What forbidden knowledge dwells here?

Beside crow (save point), there are countless bookcases and mysterious door marked as “???”. It is unsurprisingly locked. Time for metodic comb of bookcases, starting from upper right from crow. First one is diary.

“Xuary Xth

This is a nightmare… how could this have happened…

I… killed a bird… just like…”

What the hell? Whose diary it is? And why this book on table in right upper corner moved by itself? Try another shelfs – fourth from crow will yeld “Data on live experimentation”.

Sounds dark… and exactly what we need, even if Aya do not want to know anything about her beloved daddy.

Egh, this handsome guy will never woo another girl for sure.

Girl will get Code Memo. Click Z to close book. Huh, I thought this game will be harde-

MAMA… MAMA…

What the-

You, you. Don't get closer...

H E L P . . .

Ghost embraces Aya. Suddenly you are in lab. Small girl is strapped to table. Maria stands unhelpfully next to her, and…

Father!!

I wanna go hooome! I wanna see mamaaa!

Don’t worry. I shall take you to her. Once this is all over.

Nooo! I wanna go now! Mama! MAMAAA!

Father walks to table with syringe. I have bad feeling.

Don’t fret. Everything will be fine. We just wish to test this medicine. It may hurt a bit… but not much. You will soon feel such relief.

I always had needle phobia.

Stop…

Father injects “medicine”.

Nn… ah… ahhhHHH!

Stop! I don’t want this!!

Ah… gh… gah…  …gghh…

Aw, you don't like when Dad's working?

Vision ends, but ghost remains in archive room, lying on the floor.

Mama… ma… ma…

…!

Ew, let’s get outta here. In West Passage, check out Code Memo. X, Z (as memo is already selected).

1 Barrels in 1st floor east hall

2 Chandeliers in entrance hall

3 Red dolls in doll room

4 Paintings in reception room

Hmm… I don’t know what language this is, but I think I learned a little of it once… let’s see if I can remember…

Gee, riddle. Seems like amount of given things is needed digit to safe. You vaguely remember there were four chandeliers in entrance hall. We will need to look for rest.

Safe riddle.

For now, check other door – it is locked. Wait, what it is?

This crawling zombie is unexpectedly shy.

After noticing you, it runs away. If you enter West Passage again and make sure crawler does not see you, it will slither all way down, seemingly vanishing in wall. Walk there to discover down there secret room with gem.

This screenshot was done later, when Aya acquired light source.

It is very damn dark there, but you will have no problem with moving and taking precious stone. Count is at three now.

Walk north to Doll Room. Excellent, time to count red dolls.

As anime Another teaches us, every and each doll is inherently creepy.

UTheir smile is creepy.gh, they are watching me. With their dead eyes. They looks so realistic. Like they were alive… shudder. Six of them are red. Wait, there is someting on throne (for whom?). Fourth gem.  You should also check that curtain. Two more red dolls?! Why I hear crying noises…? Leave this accursed room at once!

So in fact there are eight red dolls. Okay, that takes care of two digits of code. Let find rest. Move back to entrance hall. It have three doors at lower floor, requiring Benny Hill with those two zombies. At left, door leads to West Hall, at right to East Hall. Central big door leads to cafateria, but it is currently locked.

For now, go down to left door – if you are fast, zombies should not even spot you. You will find yourself in West Hall, first floor. Door at right leads to Reception Room, where we have to count paintings.

What a cosy place, with sofas, fireplace and all.

Well, we have one crow (good moment to save game now) and two paintings. Still, better to check out room just in case there are hidden some additional paintings, like these damn dolls. If you get close to fire, you will hear something, creeping out Aya. Other interesting thing is Mona Lisa painting that visibly shakes, when you are close. Check it in more detail with Z key. Suddenly-

Ah, good old quick time event.

Some monster bites on poor girl! As you can guess, you have to hit Z button like monkey on speed. If you manage it before health drops to zero, girl runs away. Okay, taking in account previous experience we should be able to safely return. It takes nerve to use Z again on painting – now with big hole in – but you manage to move it. Enter inside.

Nice little garden.

In I am not short!! I am just height challenged.well you find fifth gem instead of Sadako. If you want to bring this bucket on bottom to pond (presumably to put out fire), bad news – it have hole. Maybe we are supposed to fix it?

Anyway we have last business (for now) here. You noticed this inconspicuous stool? It is movable. Push it with Z key. Don’t worry, if you made mistake, after leaving and returning to this room stool will teleport back to its usual place nearby crow.

You are supposed to move stool to cabinet at left upper corner – it will stay there even after leaving room. Now you will be able to reach upper shelf (Z to jump on stool) and take Cutting Knife. Well, it is not same as, say, chainsaw, but better than nothing, right?

Time to go to door at left in West Hall – to Bathroom.

Uh, that liquid in bathtub is not water...

Door to porcelain throne is sadly inaccessible. But we have here something more interesting – neglected cardboard box! Walk to box and use Cutting Knife on it, as it is closed with a lot of duct tape.

OkaHow to use items 101.y, this is last time when we will explain it in detail. Pull up inventory with X key. As you can see, both owned items are white. You can use either of them – find it on list, ensure highlight is at it and push Z. Code Memo will show again this riddle (three digits already known, good work). Using Cutting Knife on box will give you Empty Lighter.

Wait, that’s all? Just damn lighter?

NowEW. time to get this intriguing item on bathroom floor. AH! Something horrible and bloody jumped out and… lies on floor? It don’t seem to move… even walking over it does not anything, but it is disguisting anyway. Uegh.

So take item in corner – it is Cafateria Key. Now walk down to exit.

Who expected that zombie suddenly wakes up when you leave and try to horribly murder Aya? In retrospect, it was better to leave to right from key than going bottom… anyway, we are out and-

It... moves... by itself.

It walks away. Girl is obviously nonplussed.

Why was that doll mowing? Is that part of the curse, too…?

Time to go to right side of first floor! Leave West Hall and go up to avoid these two zombies (I probably have to name them). If they notice you, just leave screen and return back. Enter right door in same way as you entered left. Now Aya is in East Hall. Oh, another crow. Locked “???” door. And barrels that we were supposed to count. Save game.

At least it looks safe.

Seven barrels. See, I told you it was not hard. While we are here, enter right bottom door. Aya descends on long stairs down. Some strange sounds can be heard.

There’s something here…

Jesus Christ!

What IS that?!

Indeed, what is that horrible abomination, with shivering body,  flailing limbs and screaming, disorted faces? Aya obviously cannot go through here, as things stand now.

How we will go past this thing? What is in safe? Will we be able to know what happened here? What is nature of curse and why it animates dolls too? Here is part 3!