Mean Streets

Mean Streets

AKA Tex Murphy

Year:  1989

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  GOG, Moby Games, Adventure Gamers, Steam


Introduction

You need to use your transport to get to specific nav code locations; you can either use manual control or automatically fly to nav codes that you input yourself.

Carl Linsky's Office (4663)

After picking the lock you will find there is nothing of use here.

Sylvia Linsky (4421)

Ask Sylvia about CARL LINSKY to get the nav code of his apartment. Also ask her about INSURANCE.

John Richards (4670)

Ask John about CARL LINSKY, then leave again. You will receive a fax of his autopsy when you return to your speeder.

Delores Lightbody (4920)

Ask Delores about CARL LINSKY and SYLVIA LINSKY, then about PETER DULL to get his nav code.

Steve Clements (4680)

Ask Steve about CARL LINSKY, then about BASH DAGOT to get his nav code.

Carl Linsky's Apartment (4660)

Turn on the switch just to the right. Look at the fax machine, then look at the message and take it. Walk down to the bar at the bottom right. Take the whiskey, then look at the bar and open the bar door. Open the shoe box inside, then look at the papers and take them. Next go to the coffee table. Look at the chess set and the note, then take the note. Now go over to the desk at the top left of the room. Look at the chair and take the desk key. Now look at the desk and open the drwer. Take the digital tape and look at the grade sheet, then take it. Turn on the digital tape player (you will automatically use the tape you picked up).

Next look at the display cabinet; you could open it with a slot screwdriver. Look in the trash can and read the lease and note, then take them both. Walk to the wooden cabinet just to the right and look at it, then open the door. Open the book and look at the combination, then take it. Also take the cabinet key. Next look at the painting on the wall here and move it to reveal a safe. Open the safe and take the $1000.

Peter Dull (4674)

Ask Peter about CARL LINSKY.

Bash Dagot (4657)

Survive the gunfight, then ask Bash about CARL LINSKY and threaten him. Ask him about BLAZE WIENER and threaten him again to get his nav code.

Blaze Wiener (1715)

You will automatically talk to Blaze and realise it is a dead end.

Warehouse (4675)

Survive another gunfight to end up inside the warehouse office. Look at the crates on the right, and take the oil and the safe key. Take the step ladder from here, and look at the storage shelf, then at the piece of tape. Go down to the bottom right corner and search the crates to find some ammunition to take. Look at the machine, then make your way to the main desk with the computer. Look at the newspaper, then at desk, fax machine and fax message. Take the message with you.

Go to the top left crates and open the safe (using the key). Look at the insurance policy and take it. Look at the boxes and open one to find a lamp that you can sell later.

Head to the desk in the upper part of the room. Look at the desk and open the drawer to find a watch to take. Next look at the check ledger. Open the cabinet door and open the band-aid can to find the blue passcard. Take the other items to sell later. Back out of the cabinet and look at the calendar. Now look at the file cabinet and open the drawer (with the key from Carl Linsky's apartment). Look at the list, then take it with you. Go back to the first desk and look at the computer (you will use the blue passcard). Enter the password BISHOP to see Carl's notes.

Vanessa (Viewphone)

Ask Vanessa about MTC, LAW AND ORDER, SANDRA LARSEN, CAL DAVIS, MAURICE GRIBBLE and DAVID POPE. You will gradually receive faxes about each of these topics in your speeder.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about JOHN KLAUS for $600, SONNY FLETCHER for $1000 and J SAINT GIDEON for $500. The faxes will come to you in your speeder over the next few minutes.

Frank Schimming (4650)

Ask Frank about CARL LINSKY and CAL DAVIS but he won't give you any useful information. You will get an anonymous fax soon after returning to your speeder, warning you to get off the case.

Maurice Gribble (8231)

You will automatically talk to Maurice and realise it is a dead end.

David Pope (6211)

You will automatically talk to David and realise it is another dead end.

Cal Davis' Lab (3720)

After entering you have 10 minutes to turn off the alarm. Head to the right wall and move the rat cages. Open the circuit box and turn off the switch. While you are here, take the cabinet key and open the rat cages, then pick up the slot screwdriver. Look at the cigarette on the floor here.

Now walk to the upper middle part of the screen. Look at the workbench and open the drawer, then look inside. Look at the memo and take it. Back out and look at the cage and the box inside - you can't get it. Go to the bench at the bottom right and look at the book here. Next go to the bench at the bottom left and turn on the table lamp so you can pick up a file cabinet key. Go to the desk at the top left. Open the wall cabinet and take the galium arsenide to sell later.

Go back to the far top right and look at the file cabinet, then open the drawer (with the key). Look at the invoice and take it.

Go to the display cabinet and open it, then take the statue. You now have 5 minutes to turn off the alarm. Go to the bar at the bottom right and look at it. Open the bar door, move the shoe box and turn off the switch.

Smiley Monroe (3614)

Ask Smiley about CAL DAVIS and bribe him with $500. Next ask him about AARON STERNWOOD and bribe him with $200 to get his nav code.

Aaron Sternwood (0439)

Ask Aaron about CAL DAVIS and NEXUS.

Sandra Larsen (4599)

Ask Sandra about CARL LINSKY and DELORES LIGHTBODY.

Delores Lightbody (4920)

Ask Delores about SANDRA LARSEN and then JOHN KLAUS to get his nav code.

John Klaus (7012)

Ask John about CARL LINSKY and OVERLORD. Then ask for his PASSCARD and PASSWORD to get the green passcard.

J Saint Gideon (3891)

Ask J about CARL LINSKY and MTC.

Sonny Fletcher (5170)

Ask Sonny about CARL LINSKY and bribe him with $500. Next ask about WANDA PECK and bribe him with $300 to get her nav code.

Wanda Peck (4621)

Ask Wanda about MTC and OVERLORD, then about LARRY HAMMOND and RON MEAT. Finally ask her about LAW AND ORDER and bribe her with $800.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about RON MEAT for $800, and wait for her fax to arrive to learn his nav code.

Ron Meat (4525)

Ask Ron about LARRY HAMMOND and threaten him to get his nav code.

Larry Hammond (4935)

Ask Larry about OVERLORD and MTC, then ask about ROBERT KNOTT, TOM GRIFFITH and CAL DAVIS. Finally ask about ED BRADLEY to get his nav code.

Vanessa (Viewphone)

Ask Vanessa about JEROME MILBOURNE and she will fax you his nav code.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about TOM GRIFFITH for $800 and ARNOLD DWEEB for $500, and her faxes will arrive shortly.

Tom Griffith (4590)

Survive a gunfight, then ask Tom about OVERLORD, LARRY HAMMOND, FRANK SCHIMMING and ROBERT KNOTT.

Jerome Milbourne (4623)

You will automatically find out that Jerome is on vacation.

Ed Bradley (7312)

Ed will only tell you to find Arnold Dweeb for more information.

Arnold Dweeb (4610)

Ask Arnold about MTC and bribe him with $3000 to get a list of names with some nav codes. You will get another anonymous fax soon after returning to your speeder, warning you again to get off the case.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about RON MORGAN for $800, GREG CALL for $500, BIG JIM SLADE for $200, BOSWORTH CLARK for $800 and SAM JONES for $500. You will then receive a series of faxes from Lee with information on all of them.

Della Lang (2111)

Ask Della about MTC and RON MORGAN to get his nav code.

Ron Morgan's Cabin (1998)

Go to the bottom left corner of the room and look at the couch, then move the cushion to find a handcuff key. Next look at the end table and look in the ashtray to find a desk key. Go over to the desk in the top right corner and look at it, then open the drawer (with the key). Look at the mortgage book to learn the nav code of a beach house. Go to the rug on the right and move it, then move the floorboard and open the compartment. Look at the deed to learn the nav code of a property in Bakersfield. Take the jewels, ammunition and deed.

Next walk over to the TV and look at it, then open the panel and take the lockbox key. Now go to the left and open the moose head to find $500 cash. Look in the fireplace and look at the note, then take it. Move the side chair and take the Phillips screwdriver.

Bakersfield (1710)

You will automatically search the area and come up with nothing.

Beach House (6470)

After entering you have 5 minutes to turn off the alarm. Go to the table in the middle of the room and look at the console, then turn off switch 3. Turn on switch 2 to reveal a safe in the table. Go to the kitchenette at the bottom right and look at the fridge, then take the video tape. Open the fridge and taste the juice, then take the key. Go back to the table and open the safe (with the key). Take the $3000 from inside the safe.

Now go to the desk at the top right. Look at the bookcase and open the chess book, then look at the memo. Turn on the answering machine on the desk. Move the lamp and take the fish food that you find. Next head to the fish tank in the bottom left. Look at the base of the tank and open the door, then look at the book. Now move the base of the tank to get a desk key. Since you have the fish food you can look in the fish tank and take the red passcard. Go back to the desk and open the drawer (with the key), then take the watch to sell later. Now look at the computer (you will use the red passcard). Enter the password STALEMATE to see Ron's notes.

Jorge Valdez (4931)

You will automatically realise Jorge has no useful information.

Brenda Perry (4577)

Similarly, Brenda can not provide any information to help you.

Steve Clements (4680)

Ask about BIG JIM SLADE and GREG CALL to get his nav code.

Greg Call's Apartment (4753)

Survive a gunfight and you will automatically find a map with the nav code 8911 circled on it.

Greg Call's Lab (8911)

Go to the desk at the top right. Move the fax machine and take the desk key, then look at the desk, open the drawer (with the key) and take the $500 and ammunition. Now go to the flat file on the right. Open the flat file and look at the map to see nav code 1700 circled.

Now walk to the glass chamber at the bottom of the room. Look at the chamber, then take the circuit box key. If you accidentally try to get or move the vial, move the stalagmite and press the button to open the door again. Head to the cabinet at the top left and open the cabinet (with the oil you got earlier), then take the diamonds to sell later. Also pick up the 10 foot pole.

Lost Dutchman Mine (1700)

You will automatically look around and discover nothing here.

Cal Davis' Lab (3720)

After entering you have 10 minutes to turn off the alarm (again). Head to the right wall and move the rat cages. Open the circuit box and turn off the switch. Now go over and look at the big cage, then get the box (using the 10 foot pole) to get the orange passcard and $1000. Go to the left desk and look at the computer (you will use the orange passcard). Enter the password CHECKMATE to see Ron's notes.

Ron Meat (4525)

Ask Ron about BIG JIM SLADE.

Peter Dull (4674)

Ask Peter about BOSWORTH CLARK to get his nav code.

Bosworth Clark's Lab (9932)

Go to the table at the bottom left and look at the cigarette butts, then look at the matches to see a nav code and pick them up. Look at the list, then move the broken glass and take the cabinet key. Go to the cabinet in the top left and open the door (with the key), then open the cannister and take the stocks and bonds to sell later. Also take the satellite transmission unit.

Now go over to the body and look at it. Move the body and open the wallet, then take the money from inside. Also look at the appointment book and open it. Next move the calendar, open the compartment and take some more stocks. Head over to the far right and look at the cabinet, then take the gloves. Move the sandwich and take the file cabinet key. Go back to the body and look at the panel, then open the drawer (with the key) and take the data from inside.

Big Surf Hotel (5162)

You will automatically look around and get a few names and bits of information.

Greg Call's Lab (8911)

Walk to the bottom right and move the vine (with the gloves). Look at the shelf and take the purple passcard. Now go to the desk at the top right and look at the computer (you will use the purple passcard). Enter the password KNIGHT to see Ron's notes.

John Klaus (7012)

Ask John about SAM JONES to get his nav code.

Sam Jones (0021)

Survive a gunfight, then ask Sam about his PASSCARD and threaten him to get the yellow passcard. Next ask him about his PASSWORD and threaten him again to get it.

Vanessa (Viewphone)

Ask Vanessa about LOLA LOVETOY and she will fax you her nav code.

Lola Lovetoy (4603)

Ask Lola about MTC and bribe her with $500. Next ask her about FRANK SCHIMMING and bribe her with $500 to get the nav code of an apartment they shared.

Lola Lovetoy's Apartment (4605)

Survive a gunfight to get inside. Now go to the top left dresser, look at the dresser, and open the drawer. Open the matchbox and take the bus station locker key. While you are still here, move the mirror and use the button behind it. Now walk to the bed and look at the bed, then the ashtray and cigarette butts. Move the art to reveal a burglar alarm switch; don't use it yet.

Walk to the far right. Move the cabinet and open the satchel, then take the $5000 from within. Open the panel and press the button to deactivate the force field over on the bottom left desk. Go to the bottom right desk and look at the desk, then at the hit list to find Robert Knott's nav code. Now go to the bottom left desk. Open the suitcase. Look at the shirts then the note to get the bus station's nav code, then take the ammo. Move the suitcase and take the jewelry box key. Now take the mood globe. You have 5 minutes to turn off the alarm. Go back to the bed and press the switch behind the art on the wall. Finally go to the top left dresser and open the jewelry box (with the key) so you can take the bracelet.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about HARRY RICE for $500, and her fax will arrive shortly.

Harry Rice's Apartment (1231)

You will automatically find out that Harry has already fled.

Air Bus Station (5194)

You will automatically search and find the black passcard.

Bosworth Clark's Lab (9932)

Go over and look at the computer (you will use the black passcard). Enter the password ROOK to see Bosworth's notes.

Robert Knott (0132)

Survive a gunfight, then ask Robert about MTC to get the Law and Order nav code. Ask him about CARL LINSKY, CAL DAVIS, TOM GRIFFITH and then GIDEON ENTERPRISES and he will be killed. Back at your speeder you will get a fax from Big Jim Slade asking you to meet.

Big Jim Slade (4921)

Survive a gunfight to reach another conversation. Ask Big Jim about BIG JIM SLADE, CARL LINSKY, CAL DAVIS, TOM GRIFFITH, GIDEON ENTERPRISES, MTC and OVERLORD. He will die from his wounds about now.

Law and Order (5037)

Survive yet another gunfight. After entering you have 10 minutes to turn off the alarm. Go to the counter at the bottom left and look at the work station. Look at the control panel and use the switch. Now walk to the closet at the top right corner of the room and open it, then move the shelf and press the button.

Still at the closet, open the coat and look at the pad of paper to see a safe combination, then take it. Now move the picture here to reveal a safe, and open the safe (with the combination). Take the gray passcard and the $5000. Next look at the firearms cabinet and open the drawer, then take the ammunition.

Walk to the bottom right table and open the tool box, then look at the plans. Go back to the counter at the bottom left. Move the answering machine and take the file cabinet key. Look at the work station and turn on the printer, then look at the letter that comes out. Look at the cabinet here and open the cabinet door, then look at the memo and take it.

Go to the top left file cabinet, look at it, open the drawer (with the key) and look at the memo. Look at the book case here, and open the book you find.

Vanessa (Viewphone)

Ask Vanessa about MELBA WIEDBUSH and STANFORD DEMILLE and she will fax you their nav codes.

Lee Chin (Viewphone)

Ask Lee about BAZIL MALLORY for $200, and her fax will arrive shortly.

Melba Wiedbush (4122)

You will automatically realise Melba knows nothing.

Stanford Demille (3199)

Survive a gunfight, only to realise Stanford will tell you nothing.

Sonny Fletcher (5170)

Ask Sonny about BAZIL MALLORY and bribe him with $700 to get his nav code.

Bazil Mallory (2713)

Survive a gunfight, then ask Bazil about LAW AND ORDER and threaten him. Ask him about MTC and threaten him again to get your last nav code.

Alcatraz Island (4550)

Save your game before leaving the speeder. You will be knocked out, then left in a boiler room. Walk to the boxes at the bottom left and move them, then pick up the small metal key. Walk over to the small table and look at the notes here to see instructions for the furnace. Go to the machine on the top right and open the panel. Open the box and take the gas mask. Go to the bottom right and look at the control panel. Press the switch then immediately start walking left and go through the door while it is still open.

Survive a gunfight, then you need to match the passcards with their passwords (these will appear in random order):

  • Black: ROOK
  • Blue: BISHOP
  • Gray: KING
  • Green: PAWN
  • Orange: CHECKMATE
  • Purple: KNIGHT
  • Red: STALEMATE
  • Yellow: QUEEN