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    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/14/17 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    • GAME: Judge Dee: The City God Case
    • SYSTEM: Playstation 3
    • TITLE: Walkthrough
    • VERSION: 1.0 (5/13/2017)
    • AUTHOR: Paul Rudoff
    • E-MAIL: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/email.htm
    • WEBSITE: http://www.spookcentral.tk

    INTRODUCTION

    Judge Dee: The City God Case is a storyline-driven hidden object game with a few other puzzles thrown into the mix. On Easy mode, you can skip all puzzles without consequence, though the hidden object and "cure" puzzles must be played. The PlayStation 3 version of the game includes 15 trophies (no Platinum), and I will note when they pop in the walkthrough. Following this walkthrough will get you all trophies. (Trophy data may be slightly off as I was not originally noting them, and am going to fit them in based on memory.)

    This walkthrough will guide you through the storyline, but it will not solve the puzzles for you. You will have to find the hidden objects for yourself. It's not overly hard, though I suggest sitting close to the TV as the items are tiny. You can use the in-game hint option to find items, but it isn't always very useful. It flashes an item for a second or two, and unless you already know where to look, you may not even see it, rendering the hint useless.

    Screenshot Color Code:

    • Yellow: Talk To People
    • Blue: Examine/Play Puzzle
    • Red: Found Item (tiny items to click on/obtain in the scene)
    • Green: Next Step

    All images in this walkthrough come from this walkthrough by an unknown author; possibly the game's original publisher:

    http://cdn1.macgamestore.com/macgamesarcade/manuals/Judge-Dee-The-City-God-Case.pdf

    This walkthrough, which is incorrectly listed on MacGameStore.com as a manual, is missing a few steps. Conversely, it helped me fill in some information that I was missing. My walkthrough is, essentially, an updated version of that walkthrough.

    In Chapter 1, it is a good idea to talk to everyone in the village. This may be required for the "Interrogation Expert" trophy. So even if I don't mention talking to someone, talk to them anyway.

    CHAPTER 1 – THE PALACE

    Scene 1: South Gate

    • Click on the Scroll icon which is flashing [A].
    • Click on the Bamboo sticks leaning against the wall, then use the Eye to examine, and the Hand to take it [B].
    • Found Item: Bamboo Stick.
    • Open the inventory then close it [C].
    • Talk with the beggar (Lunatic).

    • Click on the cart and examine (by using the Dragon icon) [D].
    • GAME: Hidden Object (complete to get: Scroll Case).
    • Talk to the guard (Guard Ho).
    • Click on the guard, then on the Hand icon. Give the letter to the guard..

    • Found Item: Get the piece of artifact right on the floor.
    • Click on the open door.

    Scene 2: Main Street

    • Click the miniature map then close it [A].
    • Click the player of Go and examine [B].
    • GAME: Alone in the Dark (you win 2 Dragon points).

    • Talk to the guard.
    • Click on the door to the left [C].
    • Click on the open door to the right.

    Scene 3: Vestibule

    • Talk to Shizhang (Shizhang Lin).
    • Click on her and use the Dragon icon.
    • GAME: TANGRAM - The Courtesan.

    Scene 4: Meeting Room

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECT - The Tin Key (complete to get: Tin Key).
    • Go back to the "Vestibule".

    Scene 5: Vestibule

    • Found Item: Get the Coal on the table.
    • Examine the lock next to the left door.
    • GAME: PICK THE LOCK - Open the lock.
    • Go to the open door.
    Trophy Obtained: Psychology Expert

    You interrogate with finesse and get valuable information.

    Scene 6: Study Hall

    • Talk to Bo.
    • Examine the game board.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Gloves (complete to get: Stained White Silk Gloves).
    • Go back to the "Vestibule".

    Scene 7: Vestibule

    • Click on the right door and on the Hand icon. Use the key.
    • Go to the Shen's House.

    Scene 8: Shen's House

    • Talk to Shen.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Shen's Mess (complete to get: Tin Soldier).
    • Go back to the "Vestibule", "Main Street".

    Scene 9: Main Street

    • Go to the door to the left.

    Scene 10: Feng's House

    • Talk to Feng.
    • Found Item: Get the Red Crystals in the vase.
    • Go back to "Main Street".

    Scene 11: Main Street

    • Go to the front way.

    Scene 12: Crossroads

    • Found Item: Get the Saltpeter which landed on the floor.
    • Examine the calendar to the left.
    • GAME: ITEMS IN THE RIGHT PLACE - The Zodiac Signs.
    • Go to the Temple (new door opened).

    Scene 13: Temple

    • Found Item: Get the Sulfur in the vase.
    • Talk to Mu Fai.

    • Examine the offerings.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Temple Offerings (complete to get: Silver Ring).
    • Go back to the "Crossroads".

    Scene 14: Marketplace

    • Talk to the vendors (doing it now will pop the trophy noted below).
    • Go straight.
    Trophy Obtained: Interrogation Expert

    You interrogate systematically... Everyone gives you information.

    Scene 15: North Gate

    • Talk to Old Monk.
    • Combine Bamboo + Coal (to get: Bamboo Stick Filled with Coal).
    • Combine it with Saltpeter (to get: Bamboo Stick With Coal and Saltpeter).
    • Combine it with Sulfur (to get: Bamboo Stick Filled with Black Powder).
    • Combine it with Red crystals (to get: Fireworks).
    • Give it to Old Monk.
    Trophy Obtained: Handicraft Expert

    An imperial judge can also be good with his hands.

    CHAPTER 2 – THE OLD MONASTERY

    Scene 1: Monastery

    • Found Item: Get the Chinese Strawberry on the tree.
    • Found Item: Get the item named The Selection.
    • Examine the door.
    • GAME: TANGRAM - The Heart.
    • Go through the door.

    Scene 2: Prayer Room

    • Examine the box.
    • GAME: MYSTIC BOX - The Dragons Box (complete to get: The Two Candidates).
    • Go to the left door.

    Scene 3: Dining Room

    • Found Item: Get the Mouse.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Dining Room (complete to get: The Tiger).
    • Go to the next room.

    Scene 4: Dormitory

    • Examine the stuff.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Dormitory (complete to get: The Tigress).
    • Go back to the "Dining Room", Prayer Room".

    Scene 5: Prayer Room

    • Examine the door to the right.
    • GAME: ITEMS IN THE RIGHT PLACE - The 12 Gemstones.
    • Go to the new open door.

    Scene 6: Library

    • Found Item: Get the Jar of Alcohol.
    • Use the Hand icon on the hole and pick the Mouse in the inventory.
    • Go to the door.
    Trophy Obtained: Secret Passages Expert

    A small mouse has helped you to solve a great mystery.

    Scene 7: Secret Cell

    • Examine the pile of card.
    • GAME: MEMORY - The Secret (complete to get: The Murder).
    • Go back to the "Library", "Prayer Room", "Monastery", "North Gate", "Marketplace", "Crossroads", "Temple".

    Scene 8: Temple

    • Talk to Mu Fai.
    • Found Item: Get the Spice Bag next to the music instrument.

    • Examine the offerings.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Touch The Altar (complete to get: Prophetic Scroll).
    • Go back to the "Crossroads", "Main Street", "Vestibule".
    Trophy Obtained: Information Expert

    Collecting written evidence to reconstruct a story is certainly a good thing.

    Scene 9: Vestibule

    • Talk to Yee.
    • Go to the "Study Hall".

    Scene 10: Study Hall

    • Talk to Bo.
    • Examine the board.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - A Strange Letter (complete to get: Threatening Letter).
    • Go back to the "Vestibule", "Main Street", "Feng's House".

    Scene 11: Feng's House

    • Talk to the sisters (Mei and Jun).
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Another Letter (complete to get: Feng's Letter).

    • Talk to Feng.
    • Go back to the "Main Street", "Crossroads".
    Trophy Obtained: Imperial Prosecutor

    A judge must sometimes be harsh to bring out the truth.

    Scene 12: Crossroads

    • Talk to the Guard.
    • Combine alcohol with Chinese strawberry (get: Jar of Strawberries).
    • Combine it with the Spice bag (get: Jar with Aphrodisiac).
    • Give it to the guard.
    Trophy Obtained: Crafty Magistrate

    A little bit of cunning can sometimes make it unnecessary to use force.

    CHAPTER 3 – THE LIFE OF LIN

    Scene 1: Slums

    • Talk to Li and Zhen.
    • Found Item: Get the Red Ocher in next to Zhen.
    • Go to the left door.

    Scene 2: Great Flower's

    • Talk to Fei Yen.
    • Examine the table to the left.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Lin's Possessions (complete to get: Scroll Case).

    • Found Item: Get the Piece of artifact on the floor to the left.
    • Found Item: Get the Zhezhi Flower on the shelf behind Fei Yen.
    • Go back to the "Slums".

    Scene 3: Slums

    • Give item Zhezhi flower to the girl (to win one Dragon point and 1,000 additional points).
    • Go to the right door which is now open.
    Trophy Obtained: Gallant Investigator

    Offering a flower... is a poem per se.

    Scene 4: Ling's Home

    • Found Item: Get the White Lead on the shelf.
    • Examine the box on the floor.
    • GAME: MYSTIC BOX - The Gems Box (complete to get: White Silk Gloves).

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Ling's Belongings (complete to get: Ling's Diary).

    • Talk to Jin.
    • Go back to the "Slums", "Crossroads".

    Scene 5: Crossroads

    • Talk to the kid.
    • Go to the "Marketplace".

    Scene 6: Marketplace

    • Talk to Street Vendor [A], the Street Artisan [B] and the Merchant [C].
    • Give the White Silk Gloves to the Merchant [C] (tou win one Dragon point and 1,000 additional points).
    • Go to the left door.

    Scene 7: Herbalist's Shop

    • Talk to Yao.
    • Give her the pair of Fine Silk Gloves.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - A Strange Coin (complete to get: Brand New Coin).
    • Found Item: The Mortar.
    • Go back to the "Marketplace".

    Scene 8: Marketplace

    • Go to the door to the right.

    Scene 9: General Store

    • Talk to Tu.
    • Give her the Toy Soldier.
    • Found Item: Vinegar.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Bazaar (complete to get: Brand New Coin).
    • Come back to the "Marketplace", "Crossroads".

    Scene 10: Crossroads

    • Give the Brand New Coin to the child on the right (to win one Dragon point and 1,000 additional points).
    • Go to the "Slums".
    Trophy Obtained: Generous Magistrate

    Is it not said that to be generous is to be great?

    Scene 11: Slums

    • Examine the right door.
    • GAME: TANGRAM - The Magistrate.
    • Go to the right door.

    Scene 12: Ling's Home

    • Use the Dragon icon with Ling [A].
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Murder Scene (complete to get: Old Letter).
    • Examine the cards [B].
    • GAME: MEMORY - The Mess (complete to get: Book).

    • Found Item: Get the Brand New Coin on the table.
    • Found Item: Get the Warm Tea on the table.
    • Found Item: Get the Book on the floor to the right.
    • Go back to the "Slums", "Crossroads", "Marketplace", "North Gate".

    Scene 13: North Gate

    • Talk to the guard blocking the door (Guard Fu).
    • Combine Vinegar + Red Ocher (to get: Red Lipstick.
    • Combine White Lead + Mortar (to get: Foundation Cosmetic).
    • Combine Red Lipstick + Foundation (to get: Makeup Box).
    • Give the Makeup Box to the guard.
    • Go to the door.

    Scene 14: Wild Garden

    • Examine the door.
    • GAME: PICK THE LOCK - The Lock.
    • Go to the door.

    Scene 15: Shack

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Workshop Key (complete to get: Key).
    • Use the Key with the door.
    • Go into it.

    Scene 16: Workshop

    • Examine the table [A].
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Workshop (complete to get: Small Key).

    • Examine the scroll painting [B].
    • GAME: DOU SHOU QI - Chinese Game (complete to get: Piece of Artifact).
    • Combine Scroll Case + Key (to get: Message).
    • Read the Message.
    • Go back to "Shack", "Wild Garden".

    CHAPTER 4 – FUNERAL & SECRET CLASSROOM

    Scene 1: Crossroads

    • Talk to Feng, Yee and Shizhang Lin.
    • Examine the tribute.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Tribute (complete to get: Blue Flower).

    • Examine the citizens to the right.
    • GAME: DOU SHOU QI - Disperse!
    • Found Item: Paper Swan.
    • Go back to "Main Street", "Feng's House".
    Trophy Obtained: Wise Investigator

    Even during tragic moments, a systematic search is sometimes necessary.

    Scene 2: Feng's House

    • Go to the door.

    Scene 3: Mei and Jun's

    • Talk to Mei & Jun.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Vanity (complete to get: Blue Flower).

    • Examine the letter on the floor to the left.
    • GAME: TANGRAM - The Propeller (complete to get: Hemp Paper).
    • Go back to "Feng's House", "Main Street", "Vestibule" (Palace), "Meeting Room".

    Scene 4: Meeting Room

    • Talk to Lin.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - Money (complete to get: Brand New Coin).
    • Go back to "Vestibule", "Shen's House" (on the right).
    Trophy Obtained: Enlightened Magistrate

    The most hidden truths always come out in the open.

    Scene 5: Shen's House

    • Talk to Shen.
    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Monkey Head (complete to get: Piece of Artifact).

    • Examine the box on the floor.
    • GAME: MYSTIC BOX - The Monkeys Box (complete to get: Scroll Case Key).
    • Combine: Locked Scroll Case + Small Key (to get: Message).
    • Read it.
    • Go back to the "Vestibule", "Main Street", "Crossroads", "Marketplace", "North Gate".

    Scene 6: North Gate

    • Talk to Lumberjack.
    • Give him the Brand New Coin (to win one Dragon point and 1,000 additional points).
    • Go back to the "Marketplace", "Herbalist's Shop" (on the left).

    Scene 7: Herbalist's Shop

    • Examine the cards.
    • GAME: MEMORY - The Fragment (complete to get: Piece of Artifact, Secret Key).
    • Give the Secret Key to the door.
    • Go inside.
    Trophy Obtained: Master Of Secrets

    You have discovered another hidden room... Now you must find out its secret.

    Scene 8: The Secret Classroom

    • Examine the table on the right.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Wood Block (complete to get: Book).
    • Examine the berries.
    • GAME: ITEMS IN THE RIGHT PLACE - The 12 Berries (complete to get: Purple Berries).

    • Found Item: Get the Blue Flower on the shelf.
    • Found Item: Get the Purple Ping on the floor.
    • Come back.

    CHAPTER 5 – PRISON & TREAT THE CURSED

    Scene 1: Marketplace

    • Go to the right door.

    Scene 2: General Store

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Mandrake (complete to get: Mandrake).
    • Found Item: Vitriol.
    • Go back to the "Marketplace", "Herbalist's Shop".
    Trophy Obtained: Poison Expert

    Your mastery of the medical arts has helped you to immediately identify this poison.

    Scene 3: Herbalist's Shop

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Golden Key (complete to get: Golden Key).
    • Go back to "Marketplace", "Crossroads", "Main Street", "Feng's House", "Mei and Jun's".

    Scene 4: Mei and Jun's

    • Talk to Mei & Jun.
    • Combine: Purple Ink + Mandrake (complete to get: Healing Potion).
    • Give it to them.
    • Click on Mei and Jun and use the Dragon icon.
    • GAME: CURE - Cure Mei and Jun.

    • Found Item: Get the Salt Crystals.
    • Go back to "Main Street", "Crossroads", "Slums", "Ling's Home".

    Scene 5: Ling's Home

    • Examine the floor.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Ginger (complete to get: Ginger).
    • Go back to the "Slums", "Crossroads", "Main Street", "Vestibule" (Palace), "Shen's House".

    Scene 6: Shen's House

    • Talk to Bo.
    • Combine: Purple Berries + Ginger (complete to get: Strong Healing Potion).
    • Give the potion to Bo.
    • Click on BO and use the Dragon icon.
    • GAME: CURE - Cure Bo.
    • Go back to "Vestibule", "Main Street", "Crossroads", "Slums".
    Trophy Obtained: Imperial Doctor

    Your reputation as a healer will soon reach the imperial court.

    Scene 7: Slums

    • Go to the street.

    Scene 8: Prison

    • Examine the door.
    • GAME: TANGRAM - The Bird.
    • Go inside the prison.

    Scene 9: Jail Cell

    • Talk to Guard Ho.
    • Click on the Guard and use the Dragon icon.
    • GAME: DOU SHOU QI - The Gambler.
    • Go to the door.

    Scene 10: Old Cell

    • Examine the door.
    • GAME: PICK THE LOCK - Open the prison.
    • Go to the door.

    Scene 11: Dungeon

    • Examine the cell.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Rusty Key (complete to get: The Rusty Key).
    • Use the Rusty key on the door.
    • Go to the door.

    Scene 12: Scholar's Cell

    • Talk to the Crazy Man.
    • Combine Vitriol + Salt Crystals (to get: Spirits of Salt).
    • Give it to him.
    Trophy Obtained: Master Of Truth

    Truth can be strange at times... Men's motives also.

    (If you're strictly going after trophies, you will now have the last one and don't need to finish the game. That said, the end is not far away and if you went this far, you might as well finish it.)

    Scene 13: Prison

    • Go back to "Slums", "Crossroads", "Main Street", "Feng's House".

    Scene 14: Feng's House

    • Examine the table.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Tiger (complete to get: The Tiger).
    • Go back to "Main Street", "Crossroads", "Marketplace", "North Gate".

    Scene 15: North Gate

    • Talk to the Old Monk.
    • Click on him and use the Dragon icon.
    • GAME: MYSTIC BOX - The Monastery Box (complete to get: Map).
    • Give the Map to the Old Monk.
    • Go to the Door.

    Scene 16: Monastery

    • Give the Golden Key to the lock on the garden door.
    • Go to the Willow Tree.

    Scene 17: Willow Tree

    • Examine the ground.
    • GAME: HIDDEN OBJECTS - The Tiger's Bane (complete to get: Asiatic Pennywort).
    • Found Item: Kong Li Figurine.

    • Give Kong Li Figurine to the Altar.
    • Give Tiger Figurine to the Altar.
    • Give Zhezhi Swan to the Altar.
    • Give Silver Ring to the Altar.
    • Go to Shen's House (Palace).

    Scene 18: Shen's House

    • Talk to Shen.
    • Combine Blue Flower + Asiatic Pennywort (to get: Potion Antidote).
    • Give it to Shen.
    • GAME: CURE - Cure Shen.

    The End.

    REVISION HISTORY

    Ver. 1.0 (5/13/2017) - The very first version of this guide.

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE & DISCLAIMER

    This document is copyright 2017 by Paul Rudoff. Judge Dee: The City God Case is copyright 2012 by Bigben Interactive. This document is not associated with or endorsed by anyone else involved in the making of the game.

    This document may NOT be reproduced, redistributed, sold (in any way, shape, or form), published in a magazine, or put anywhere on the Internet EXCEPT at GameFaqs.com.

    This copyright notice and disclaimer may be updated by me from time to time without notice to you.

    Any rights expressly and not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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