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    Walkthrough by marc5third3

    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/25/11 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    L A      N O I R E : R E E F E R      M A D N E S S
    
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    1) Table of Contents
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    1) Table of Contents
    2) Walthrough
      2.0 Case Briefing
      2.1 Police Station
      2.2 Mike Lyman’s Bar
      2.3 Juan Garcia Cruz’s House
      2.4 Parnell’s Soup Company Factory
      2.5 20th Century Market
      2.6 Parnell’s Soup Company Factory (Second Visit)
      2.7 Masangkay Metals Warehouse
    3) Version History
    4) Legal Information
    
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    2) Walkthrough
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    LA Noire: Reefer Madness is a DLC (Downloadable Content) for LA Noire, that is
    listed as a Vice case. It can be played during the story after The Black
    Caesar, but if you already finished the story or it didn’t start, you can
    access this case from the Cases option on the Main Menu when you start up the
    game.
    
    This walkthrough will get you through the case with all the clues and
    interviews perfectly, getting you 5 stars. There’s an achievement you will miss
    out on when going for 5 stars, but this is covered in more detail at the bottom
    of this section.
    
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    2.0 CASE BRIEFING
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    Freddie Calhoun, a drug addict, is willing to reveal information about a huge
    marijuana operation to the police... for fifty dollars. Despite doubt in the
    usefulness of his information, Roy and Phelps decide to talk to him.
    
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    2.1 POLICE STATION
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    After the briefing, head downstairs out of the police station and outside.
    Enter the car and set a course for Lyman’s Bar on Hollywood Blvd., where you
    are to meet up with Freddie.
    
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    2.2 MIKE LYMAN’S BAR
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    Once you arrive, enter the bar and approach the bartender. As you get close,
    Roy points Freddie out in the back. Follow Roy and talk with Freddie.
    
    After an informative exchange of dialog (and a foreshadow of the dangers
    ahead), head back to the police car and drive to Cruz’s Residence to the
    southwest.
    
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    2.3 JUAN GARCIA CRUZ’S HOUSE
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    |CLUE CHECKLIST:           \
    |[ ] = ‘Masangkay’          \
    |[ ] = Juan’s Silver Dollar  \
    |[ ] = Soup Cans              \
    |[ ] = Tijuana Dope Shipments  \
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    Be very careful here! If you stay in one spot for too long, the bullets will
    chip a bit of the wall away and possibly hit you. Also, whatever you do, do not
    get out of cover while behind the wall, or you will instantly die.
    
    With the warning out of the way, stay in cover and head right. Switch cover
    positions and continue right until you reach the end of the wall next to a car.
    Now, make sure you are fully healed before this next part, or you might die.
    Get out of cover and RUN behind the car and get in cover next to it. Once you
    move along the side of the car to the back, you are safe for awhile. Get out of
    cover and run to the backyard of the house. Head to the back door of the house
    and kick it open. Head through the rooms until you are in the kitchen. Hurry up
    and get in cover next to the doorway, as one of the gunmen will rush you.
    Quickly shoot him down before he can kill you. Once he’s dead, get out of
    cover, and very, very slowly walk through the doorway with your gun pointed in
    the hallway to the left. You should be able to eventually he the second
    gunman’s arm. Start shooting it, and he should fall soon after.
    
    After that intense action sequence, it’s time to begin looking for clues! Start
    out by looking on the boxes next to the dead body to find a notepad with the
    name “Masangkay” on it, adding the clue ‘MASANGKAY’. This clue doesn’t vibrate,
    so I missed it first play through. Next, start examining the dead gunman (Juan
    Garcia Cruz) right in front of you. Look in his right coat pocket for his
    license, which updates his information. Look in his left coat pocket for the
    GUNMAN’S (Juan’s) SILVER DOLLAR clue!
    
    End the body examination, and head down the hall the second gunman was in and
    take a left into the bedroom. Examine the boxes at the back against the broken
    bed to find a newspaper, which adds the 20TH CENTURY MARKET location. Also, step
    back and examine the boxes themselves to add the PARNELL’S SOUP COMPANY (?)
    location. These are all the clues inside the house. You can open the brown book
    on the kitchen counter to see some pretty good drawings, but they aren’t a
    clue.
    
    Now, from now until you finish investigating this area, keep an eye out for the
    phone icon, and go to it immediately when it appears. This is because I’ve had
    some trouble where the icon doesn’t show, so it’s best to finish the call ASAP
    when it does show. This updates the address on Parnell’s Soup Company.
    
    Head outside the house the same way you got in during the action sequence, and
    head to the shed in the backyard. Enter and examine the shelf to the left with
    4 cans on it. Open the right closed can for a funny surprise, and then try to
    open the left closed can to open a secret area of the shed! Before continuing
    with the peek in the secret area, go back into the house and use the phone in
    the living room to call KGPL to get an updated address on Parnell’s Soup
    Company. In the secret area, approach the can opener to use it to open the left
    can of soup. Inside you find, surprisingly, soup... err, marijuana. This adds
    the SOUP CANS clue! Next open the right soup can to find more marijuana.
    
    Next, head to the desk with the blue delivery ledger in this secret area. Open
    it and tap any of the “Tijuana” names, adding the TIGUANA DOPE SHIPMENTS clue.
    These are all the clues. Head back to your car and head to Parnell’s Soup Co.
    Factory.
    
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    2.4 PARNELL’S SOUP COMPANY FACTORY
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    |[ ] = Sergio’s Silver Dollar \
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    Enter the factory and talk to the receptionist. Follow her up the stairs and
    into the owner’s office. After Roy’s pleasant greeting and exchange, open the
    employee records and tap on the name “Jorge Garcia Cruz”, adding him as a POI.
    Now, you interview Howard Parnell!
    
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    INTERVIEW: HOWARD PARNELL
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    QUESTION: Factory sealed soup cans
    ANSWER: He has a very fake, innocent reply when you ask him about the cans, but
    no real tells other than this. However, you have no real proof to connect him
    with it, so say DOUBT.
    
    QUESTION: Parnell’s Soup Company
    ANSWER: His answer’s uneasy, and his facial expression afterwards confirms his
    nerves. Select DOUBT.
    
    QUESTION: Knowledge of Cruz Brothers
    ANSWER: While there are no big tells, the likelihood that he’d not know the
    brother of one of the workers and their operation is extremely unlikely, so
    select DOUBT.
    
    QUESTION: Inside man Jorge Garcia (unlocked after Knowledge of Cruz Brothers)
    ANSWER: His answer’s reasonable and believable, and there are no signs of real
    discomfort, so select TRUTH.
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    Time to begin the searching! Follow Parnell out of his office, down the hall,
    and into the main factory area. Follow Parnell and listen to his tour of the
    place. Once you reach the Packaging and Distribution area, you meet Sergio, who
    becomes a POI. Head to the blue book and tap on any of the “20th Century Market”
    names. Talk to Sergio to get the SERGIO’S SILVER DOLLAR clue! Interesting...
    Now, another interview commences with him.
    
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    INTERVIEW: SERGIO ROJAS
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    QUESTION: Factory sealed soup cans
    ANSWER: He looks away from you and gives a very curious look after he answers,
    so it’s obviously DOUBT.
    
    QUESTION: 20TH CENTURY MARKET
    ANSWER: He denies knowing Juan, but remember the fact they both happened to
    have the exact same silver dollar, so select LIE, and then JUAN’S SILVER
    DOLLAR.
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    Leave the factory and head back to your car, and then set a destination for 20th
    Century Market.
    
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    2.5 20TH CENTURY MARKET
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    |[ ] = Shopkeeper’s Silver Dollar \
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    Watch the cut scene, and afterwards chase down the Grocery Clerk. This is an
    extremely easy chase. Just follow him until you go outside, and then tap A to
    sprint and tackle him in the parking lot.
    
    You see the clerk show you a little bit of marijuana, and after an emptying of
    his pockets, you find the SHOPKEEPER’S SILVER DOLLAR clue, linking him with
    Juan and Sergio! He will also show his identification, so his name gets
    revealed as Airto Sanchez. Following this is an interview with him.
    
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    INTERVIEW: AIRTO SANCHEZ
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    QUESTION: Knowledge of ‘E.J.’
    ANSWER: He plays as innocent, but the fact that he has a silver dollar like the
    others says otherwise. Select LIE, then SERGIO’S SILVER DOLLAR.
    
    QUESTION: Parnell’s Soup shipments
    ANSWER: His smug expression and looking away lead to DOUBT being the right
    choice, as there’s no proof pinning him with knowledge of the soup cans.
    
    QUESTION: Juan and Jorge Cruz
    ANSWER: It sounds reasonable, and he doesn’t look away. Select TRUTH.
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    Following this is a cut scene moving you to...
    
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    2.6 PARNELL’S SOUP COMPANY FACTORY (SECOND VISIT)
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    |[ ] = Ernesto’s Silver Dollar \
    |[ ] = Boxed marijuana shipment \
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    Run into the factory, smash open the doors the two police officers are
    surrounding on the bottom floor, and charge into cover inside the main factory
    area. Shoot down all the people inside. Going along the right side to the back
    area’s good for easier accuracy.
    
    Once everyone’s down, follow the cop into the room, and investigate the dead
    body. Look in his shirt pocket for his identification (and also the address of
    the Tijuana delivery area). Next, look in his left hand for, wait for it, the
    GUNMAN’S (Ernesto’s) SILVER DOLLAR clue!
    
    Leave the body and the room, and approach the boxes straight ahead of the door
    as you leave (next to Roy) and examine them to find a lot of marijuana as the
    BOXED MARIJUANA SHIPMENT clue.
    
    Run to the complete opposite end of the main factory area to the staircase next
    to the dumpsters, and take it up to the above floor. Walk forward to the dead
    body and examine it. Look in his left hand for a huge wad of cash. Next, look
    in his shirt pocket for ANOTHER silver dollar (JORGE’S SILVER DOLLAR)! After
    this and the following cut scene, examine the table to be brought up to the 5
    coins.
    
    The minor puzzle here involves moving the coins around until they are in
    alphabetical order based on the black ink printing on each coin. From left to
    right, it should read:
    
    MAS ANG KAY MET ALS
    
    This is Masangkay Metals! The address is handed over, so leave the factory and
    head to Masangkay Metals.
    
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    2.7 MASANGKAY METALS WAREHOUSE
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    Facing the gate, run right all the way to the intersection, and turn left while
    still staying on the sidewalk you are on. Follow it until you find an alley to
    your left. Enter the alley and run down it until you see a pipe on the left
    brick wall. Climb the pipe to the top and run across the roof northwest towards
    your car. You should see another pipe on the edge of the roof. Take it down to
    be on the other side of the fence. Run around the building until you reach the
    back area, and Phelps pulls his gun out. You know what this means...
    
    Go through the opening in the back to enter the warehouse, and run for cover
    behind the flatbed. Take out all the gunmen and continue straight ahead to the
    other end. Go through the doorway and up the stairs. Go straight to the door in
    front of you and kick it open. Go inside and carefully shoot the gunman in the
    other room across from you. Continue out the other side and kill another
    gunman. Run forward and kill the third gunman in the room by the stairs. Go up
    these and take down the three gunmen up here. Follow Roy to the door and bust
    it open with your foot.
    
    Enjoy the ending cut scene. Case closed!
    
    If you want the Achievement “High Flyer”, you must go from Juan’s house
    straight to the 20th Century Market, but this lowers your star rating since you
    skip part of the case, so I didn’t include it in the main walkthrough.
    
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    3) Version History
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    VERSION 1.0 – July 25, 2011
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    Finished the main walkthrough, Table of Contents, Version History, and Legal
    Information. The guide should be complete and not need any major updates.
    
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    4) Legal Information
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    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
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    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
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    If you attempt to steal it, you are breaking the law, and you could risk losing
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    If you are a good guy and you find a site not listed above that is stealing,
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