Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Video Guide (DS)

16 October 2011
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This Professor Layton and the Last Specter walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this beloved Adventure game series of brainteasing puzzles and RPG gameplay for DS (Also plays on 3DS!).

Professor Layton and the Last Specter is also known as Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call. It continues the award-winning and best-selling single-player adventure brain teaser series and is the fourth entry in the Professor Layton franchise following the previous games, which included: Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. This game however is a prequel and takes place before the events of Curious Village. Which also means no previous experience with the Professor Layton series is required to enjoy Last Specter!

The events of the game also immediately precede those of the animated feature Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva while also serving as the first title in a new trilogy of Professor Layton prequel games. In addition to the single-player adventure that serves as the game’s main campaign, Professor Layton and the Last Specter contains a full 100-hour RPG called “Professor Layton’s London Life”!

All of the aspects of the series that fans have grown to love and adore return once again in Professor Layton and the Last Specter, including interesting puzzles ranging from Brain Teasers to Conundrums to Riddles, the return of your favorite characters, an incredible music score, engrossing animations, tons of full-motion video animated movie scenes, an amazing amount of spoken dialogue from your favorite characters and great graphics. Additions to the series include an all-new in-game help system and a redesigned in-game inventory. This game also features the return of free weekly downloadable puzzles as Downloadable Content released post-launch!

Professor Layton and the Last Specter is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 years old or older. This game includes Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence and Simulated Gambling.

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Index of Professor Layton and the Last Specter Guides:

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough

Professor Layton is Back with a Puzzling Prequel – The 4th entry in the Professor Layton series of adventure games begins an all-new prequel series, so fans can see where the adventure started! The storyline is set three years before the events seen in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. The game begins with Professor Hershel Layton being delivered a letter from an old schoolmate of his named Clark Triton. This letter tells of a mysterious Shadow Giant that appears and wrecks havoc in Clark Triton’s home town. Layton then heads off towards the town of Misthallery with his new assistant Emmy in tow in order to investigate this mystery. Could this latest event of the shadow creature’s destruction be linked to the folklore of the village involving a “specter”? Find out in Professor Layton and the Last Specter, while also discovering the origins of how Professor Layton first met his apprentice, Luke Triton!

Bonus RPG: Professor Layton’s London Life – A bonus 100-hour RPG is included along with the single-player quest at no extra charge! This fully-featured 8-bit RPG campaign is available to play in full from the moment you pop the game cartridge in, and is a fully seperate adventure! A number of your favorite characters are featured and players are able to customize their main character with special clothing items. Many Items and furniture can be discovered and unlocked. These items must be used as players explore the town, talk with and help villagers, and are used to gain access to new areas of the city and perform tasks that will help the villagers in need. It’s like having two full games in one! Enjoy!

Key Game Features:

  • Classic Professor Layton Puzzle-Based Gameplay Returns – Play tons and tons of brain teasers, conundrums and riddles as you help solve the mystery of the Specter in the game’s single-player quest. A built-in help system and inventory are included along with incredible music, engrossing animations and beloved characters!
  • Start Of New Prequel Series – Professor Layton and the Last Specter begins a new prequel series that is set before the events in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. The storyline in the game is also set before the animated film “Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva”. This game reveals how Hershel Layton met his current assistant Luke Triton.
  • Full 100-Hour RPG “Professor Layton’s London Life” Included For Free! – Expanding the gameplay on offer beyond anything you could hope for, is a free fully-featured RPG available to play from the beginning! Huzzuh!
  • More Puzzles Than Ever! – Professor Layton and the Last Specter includes over 170 puzzles and mind-bending brainteasers for players to solve! Additionally you can download a new puzzle every week! The main quest contains a total of 155 puzzles to solve within the main campaign’s storyline; with 15 additional Challenge Puzzles to unlock. Also included are 20 Mini Puzzles to solve located in your Trunk. And this doesn’t even begin to factor-in all the gameplay found within the Professor Layton’s London’s Life RPG!
  • Free Downloadable Content in the Form of New Weekly Puzzles! – Post launch a new puzzle will be available to download for free every week! This infinitely expands the replay value of Professor Layton and the Last Specter! (broadband Internet connection required)

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 1 – Intro, Opening Music and Puzzle #1 – Hidden Message

In part one we listen to the incredible Last Specter Main Theme, watch the introduction and opening scenes. Meet Layton’s new apprentice Emmy, and tackle Puzzle #1: Hidden Message.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 2 – Tutorial

Part 2 mostly focuses on tutorials. We arrive in the town of Misthallery and do a bit of exploring. We learn about Hint Coins and how to Navigate using the Shoe Icon in the lower right. We also get the Trunk (icon in the upper right) which houses a lot of information. We take a look at the first journal entries and watch the first “Episode”.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 3 – Bridge

In part 3 we finally get to explore the town a bit. We also run into an impassable bridge that serves as a story puzzle where you must cut the rope in exactly the right spot. We also have a tough time solving Puzzle #2: Tourist Spotting.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 4 – Package

In part 4, we tackle Puzzle #3: Pick A Package which nearly picks US apart. As we figure it out, barely, we’re dropped into a brainteaser that gets the best of us in Puzzle #4: Reloading the Cart.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 5 – Bucky

In part 5 we finally solve that very frustrating cart puzzle. Following that, we get blocked off by a determined police officer who wants us to solve five puzzles before he’ll let us pass… and we get a glimpse at the library. Although we can’t get inside. Finally, we meet Bucky. Bucky and his boat. And a puzzle…

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 6 – Animal Crossings

In part 6 we try and deduce why animals need to cross rivers…. Animal Crossing! Get it? After finally beating this tough puzzle (either that or my brain sucks), we finally make it to the Mayor’s House! And who exactly is the mayor?

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 7 – Specter Story

In part 7 we finally get to meet the big cahuna who has been the main goal up to this point, Mr. Triton! Who is also the Mayor. But before meeting Clark and learning some more backstory, we must solve two puzzles. Puzzle #6: The Mailbox Panels and Puzzle #7: Mopping Up!

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 8 – Luke Foretells

In part 8, Luke has been in a funk lately, and we head out to meet the young future-apprentice. But before we can reach him, we are forced to solve a “Door Puzzle” that doesn’t require us doing anything. Hmm. We also learn that Luke may have supernatural powers! Can it really be? Finally, we solve Puzzle #8: Mirror Ballroom.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 9 – Train

We finally exit the mansion in Part 9, and head back into town. We get our first mini-game in the Toy Train, and solve the first track, while also solving Puzzle #9 – Certain Curtains.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Walkthrough Part 10 – Rats

In part 10 we go exploring to new parts of town with Luke tagging along and acting as a tour guide. We must head to North Ely and the hotel on Great Ely Street. We also solve a Tetris-style block-siding puzzle to give a rat his cheese in Puzzle #10: Rat Rations.


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