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    THE CAT AND THE COUP (BETA) - WALKTHROUGH
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     Version 01.00 [08/29/11]
     This document is copyrighted  2011 by Lynn Brown A.K.A. enigmaopoeia
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/3667.html
    
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    | [00] TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                     |
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     [01] INTRODUCTION
     [02] MENUS
     [03] WALKTHROUGH
     [04] FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
     [05] REVISION HISTORY
     [06] LEGAL INFORMATION
     [07] SPECIAL THANKS
    
    [NOTE:  Please use CTRL + F to navigate through my guide better!]
    
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    | [01] INTRODUCTION                                                          |
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    The Cat and the Coup is a Documentry Video Game made by Peter Brinson and
    Kurosh ValaNejad, and released on June 15th, 2011 for the PC and Mac.
    
    The Cat and the Coup is a documentary videogame in which you play the cat of
    Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of
    Iran.  During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his
    downfall.  As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of
    his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on
    his lap and scratching him.
    
    There are unmarked spoilers in this document.  I written this in a way to
    allow the player to experience the most fulfillment out of this game.  I hope
    you enjoy playing this game as much as I did!
    
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    | [02] CONTROLS                                                              |
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    You can move the black cat by using the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys.
    The Spacebar is the action key where it allows the cat to perform an action
    necessary to move onto the room.
    
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    | [03] WALKTHROUGH                                                           |
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    Coax Dr. Mossadegh out of each room...
    
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         | MARCH 5, 1967                                                    |
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    Press any arrow key to stop grooming yourself.  You will notice there is a
    white outline on top of the nightstand.  While you are on the floor, press the
    Up arrow key to climb on top of the nightstand and thus will automatically
    position yourself over the outline.
    
    Then press the Spacebar to swipe at the pendulum bob.  It will roll off to the
    left and opens up the door to the next area.  The spirit of Dr. Mossadegh will
    rise from his body and follow him into the next room.
    
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         | AUGUST 4, 1956                                                   |
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    This room seesaws left to right.  Meaning if you stand on the left side, the
    right door will open; and if you stand on the right side, the left door will
    open.  Knowing this, make your way toward the bureau in the center and
    position yourself on the top left side of the bureau.  Swipe the ink bottle,
    it will fall to the right side of the room near the stack.
    
    Now continue to stay on top left side of the bureau, and the ink bottle will
    slowly roll toward the left side door and stop there.  Dr. Mossadegh will
    follow it and just as he is past the left side window, quickly move to the top
    right side of the bureau and the left side door will open.  If you have done
    this correctly, Dr. Mossadegh will open the door in the other direction.
    
    Follow him, and you'll both slide down the slope and past the arm onto the
    next room covered by a red curtain.
    
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         | DECEMBER 20, 1953                                                |
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    Press the Spacebar on the sandbag to swipe it away and it will reveal Dr.
    Mossadegh sitting as a bunch of papers flies off the desk.  At this moment,
    he may or may not stand up and start picking up the papers.  The sandbag will
    also make a hole in the ground.
    
    Regardless whether Dr. Mossadegh is up from the desk or not, climb up on top
    of the podium to the right.  Then swipe the ornamental head off the man's
    shoulders.  The ornamental head will fall to the floor and is now attached to
    a chain.  Walk to the other side of the room and the ornamental head will roll
    toward the opposite side.  If Dr. Mossadegh is walking about, he will start
    rolling on top of the ornamental head.  You have only a few moments before the
    ornamental head will recoil back into his body.  As it recoils, the impact
    from either the ornamental ball or from Dr. Mossadegh's weight will cause a
    hole in the floor.  Then you have to knock off the ornamental head from his
    shoulders again.
    
    You have to break the floor twice in order to proceed onto the next area.  If
    you are skillful enough, you can try to make another hole where the sandbag
    initially made.  Or you can make the ornamental head roll to the far left side
    of the room and make two brand new holes there.
    
    Once you are done, Dr. Mossadegh will fall through the hole and you should
    follow suit.  However, if he's at his desk, just go through the hole alone and
    Dr. Mossadegh will automatically be in the next room.
    
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         | AUGUST 20, 1953                                                  |
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    The next room is the same as the seesaw room present in August 4, 1956.  There
    are two objects on the shelf above Dr. Mossadegh.  You need to bring one
    object to each of the men outside of this room to proceed.
    
    First knock down one of the objects and as it falls onto the ground, quickly
    move to the other side of the shelf.  The object will roll toward the closed
    door on the opposite side.  Once the item is near the door, quickly change
    position to the other side of the shelf.  If you have done this correctly, the
    door on the opposite side will open and the object will roll into the man's
    hands.  As he's cheering, four people will come out and start pushing the wall
    toward Dr. Mossadegh.
    Repeat this for the other side.  When both men receive their objects, the
    eight men will push Dr. Mossadegh out of the room as he falls into a building
    and onto the next room.  As usual, follow him.
    
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         | OCTOBER 23, 1951                                                 |
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    In this next room, President Harry S. Truman is sitting on a chair and there
    is a chair next to him.  Dr. Mossadegh will sit across from President Truman.
    You have to knock Dr. Mossadegh off of his chair three times in order to reach
    the next room.
    
    First stand next to Dr. Mossadegh and you should see a white outline on his
    lap.  Press the Spacebar to take a nap on his lap, then press the Spacebar
    again and you will scratch at Dr. Mossadegh and his chair will tip backward.
    However, President Truman reaches out to keep him from falling.  While they're
    both holding hands, climb up on the mantle and the golden samovar, a large vat
    with a tea pot on top, will slide around.  As the samovar is sliding above Dr.
    Mossadegh's head, swipe at it and the force will knock him out his seat.
    
    As Dr. Mossadegh composes himself, President Truman will scoot up closer to
    him.  Repeat this process two more times to get Dr. Mossadegh to fall out of
    this room onto the next and final room.
    
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         | MARCH 20, 1951                                                   |
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    After the long fall and once the cat is out of the bag, Dr. Mossadegh will
    pace around the room talking to himself.  You can climb up onto the crystal
    chandeliers and they will swing back and forth.  Basically, you have to swing
    off the chandelier to knock down Dr. Mossadegh three times onto the floor.
    
    Climb on top of the crystal chandelier above Dr. Mossadegh.  Then press the
    Down arrow key and Spacebar to pounce off of his back.  If you have done this
    correctly, Dr. Mossadegh will hit the floor hard and his fists will go through
    the floor as oil starts gushing into the room.  Do this two more times and
    eventually the room fills up with oil.  As it rises toward Dr. Mossadegh, he
    falls asleep as the oil carries him to the heavens.
    
    Watch the epilogue as the timeline of 16 years of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh's
    life from March 20th, 1951 to March 5th, 1967 is played out before you.
    
    Congratulations, you've beaten The Cat and the Coup!
    
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    | [04] FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                            |
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         | GENERAL QUESTIONS                                                |
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    [Q:  HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH THIS GAME?]
     A:  It takes about 8 to 10 minutes to beat, this game is pretty short.
    
    [Q:  HOW MANY ENDINGS DOES THIS GAME HAVE?]
     A:  This game only has one ending.
    
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    | [05] REVISION HISTORY                                                      |
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     v01.00 [08/29/11] = Created this guide.
    
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    | [06] LEGAL INFORMATION                                                     |
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    [AUTHOR:]
     This document is copyrighted  2011 by Lynn Brown A.K.A. enigmaopoeia
     If you have any information you would like to submit to this document, send
      an e-mail to "enigmaopoeia[at]gmail[dot]com".  I will include your submission
      in the next update with proper credit given.  Also due to my busy schedule, I
      am unable to reply to every e-mail I receive.
    
    [DISCLAIMER:]
     The latest version of this document can always be found at GameFAQs.  This
      document may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
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      violation of copyright.  All trademarks and copyrights contained in this
      document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.
     The Cat and the Coup  Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad.
    
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    | [07] SPECIAL THANKS                                                        |
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    My thanks to the following below who contributed to this document!
    
     GameFAQs @ http://www.gamefaqs.com for hosting my guides.
    
    I also want to thank you for reading this guide!
    
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