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Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the first game in the Professor Layton series. It follows Professor Layton and Luke on their quest to find the Golden Apple, a mysterious inheritance hidden somewhere in the village of St. Mystere.
- Chapter 1: Reinhold Manor Awaits
- Chapter 2: The Fugitive Feline
- Chapter 3: The Missing Servant
- Chapter 4: Night Falls
- Chapter 5: The Hunt Begins
- Chapter 6: The Elusive Tower
- Chapter 7: The Abandoned Park
- Chapter 8: The Shadowy Intruder
- Chapter 9: The Tower's Secret
1. The Golden Apple
The late Baron Reinhold hid this item in St. Mystere just before dying, and has promised the whole of his fortune to the one who finds it.
No one has any clue what the Golden Apple might be or where it is hidden.
|The Golden Apple turned out to be Flora, the daughter of Baron Reinhold.
The name and legend surrounding the Golden Apple were created by the baron to help him find a suitable guardian for his daughter.
2. Noise at the Manor
When the professor first met Lady Dahlia, Reinhold Manor was rocked by a noise so loud it shook the walls of the mansion and scared off Claudia.
What could the source of that noise be?
|The noise that shook the mansion and scared off Claudia was caused by Don Paolo's flying machine making an emergency crash landing in St. Mystere.|
3. The Vanishing Crank
Someone has stolen the crank that controls St. Mystere's drawbridge, the sole portal in and out of the village. Until the crank is recovered, there is no way to leave the village.
Why would somebody want to steal a drawbridge crank?
|Bruno, caretaker to all of St. Mystere, was the one who stole the crank for the bridge. His intent was to prevent Layton and Luke from leaving the village, so they would seek out the Golden Apple and fufil the late Baron Reinhold's last wish.|
4. Cog Discovery
A small cog with an intricately carved insignia was recovered from the scene of Simon's murder. Perhaps the murderer dropped it when fleeing the scene.
|The small cogs recovered by Layton and Luke came loose from Simon and Ramon when they mw-collapsed. The cogs, along with the mysterious disappearances he observed around the village, convinced Layton that all the villagers in St. Mystere were robots.|
5. Lady Dahlia
Baron Reinhold's late wife Violet is pictured cradling a baby in a photograph on Lady Dahlia's desk. While the two women seem to be complete strangers to each other, their resemblance to each other is too uncanny to be a coincidence.
What's really going on here?
|It's revealed that Lady Dahlia is a robot originally constructed to resemble and behave like the baron's late wife in every way imaginable.
Along with her grave in the grounds of the mansion, this was another tribute to the baron's love for Violet.
6. Village Disappearances
Rumor has it that a number of villagers have disappeared recently. Oddly enough, those who disappear (or are abducted, as some suggest) often do so after complaining of general fatigue or other minor health issues.
|The abductions around the village were actually the work of Bruno, who moved under the cover of night to retrieve his broken robots. Bruno would bring robots back to the tower to repair them and then return them to the village. As none of the villagers knew they were actually robots, it's only natural that they were terrified by the strange old man.|
7. Mysterious Rumbling
Walking the streets of St. Mystere at night, a thunderous rumbling occasionally fills the air. The noise is rumored to come from the tower, but no one seems to know the origin of the sound. Villagers claim that the noise has increased in frequency as of late.
|The loud noise emanating from the tower was the whirring of the machines Bruno used to repair the robots of St. Mystere.
It's been several years since the creation of St. Mystere. Maintenance becomes necessary more frequently as machines age, hence the reports of increased noise at night from the villagers.
8. Ramon's Memory
When Layton and Luke finally tracked down Ramon, they were shocked to see him being kidnapped by an old man. Shortly thereafter, Ramon returned to the mansion with no memory of ever being abducted or stuffed into a sack.
What's happened to Ramon's memory?
|As a robot with several years on him, it was only natural that Ramon would break down sooner or later.|
He was quickly taken for repair, then promptly returned to the village, blissfully unaware that he had just undergone a tune-up.
9. Inspector Chelmey
Though Chelmey claims to dislike all sweets, a scrap of newspaper Luke found claimed that his favorite food in all the world is cakes.
That being the case, why did Chelmey fly into such a rage when Matthew brought him cakes at the manor?
|What a shock! Who could have imagined that Don Paolo, self-proclaimed arch-enemy of the professor, was posing as the Inspector in an effort to steal the Reinhold fortune? The true Inspector Chelmey never set foot in St. Mystere and is probably at home in London enjoying tea and cakes right now.|
10. The Tower Key
Deep underground on the edge of the village, the professor and Luke found an unusual key shaped like the tower. Whole the connection between the key and the tower seems certain, what the key unlocks remains a mystery.
|The note left by the baron in Archibald's desk gave Layton the clue he needed to realise the key would fit into the wall in the north of the village. From there, the professor and Luke could access the path to the tower.|
- Granny Riddleton
- Baron Augustus Reinhold
- Gordon Reinhold
Boxarts & Logo
- Curious Village takes place about a few weeks after the events of Azran Legacy.
- This is the first game in the Layton series where the US, UK and AU versions all hold the same name.
- Main article: Gallery:Curious Village
|Layton Kyouju to Fushigi na Machi Original Soundtrack|
|Release date: Unknown|
|Publisher: FRAME (distributed by King Records)|
|Composer: Tomohito Nishiura, Layton Grand Caravan Orchestra|
|1||Professor Layton's Theme||2:10|
|2||The Adventure Begins||0:29|
|7||The Plot Thickens||2:10|
|8||Down the Tubes||3:22|
|9||The Veil of Night||3:55|
|11||Pursuit in the Night||2:27|
|12||The Mysterious Girl||3:56|
|13||Deserted Amusement Park||2:46|
|14||The Great Don Paolo||3:14|
|15||The Village Awakens||1:45|
|16||The Looming Tower||4:58|
|17||Memories of St. Mystere||3:07|
|20||Professor Layton's Theme (Live Version)||3:36|
|21||The Veil of Night (Live Version)||5:30|
|22||The Looming Tower (Live Version)||4:42|
|23||End Theme (Live Version)||2:51|
|24||About Town (High Quality)||3:16|
|25||Baron Reinhold (High Quality)||2:44|
|26||The Village Awakens (High Quality)||1:47|
|Professor Layton series|