The Little Acre Walkthrough

3. Story walkthrough

After the New Game cutscene has finished, do the following instructions:

• Click the shirt on Dougal (the dog).
• Whilst Dougal is yawning, take the ITEM: STICK from his mouth.
• Open the inventory with cn_Y, select the stick, and click the trousers on the chair to the left. You get ITEM: SANDWICH.
• Click on the boots under the bed.
• Use ITEM: SANDWICH on Dougal. You get ITEM: HALF SANDWICH.
• Use ITEM: STICK on Dougal. He will roll over, his breath stinking, which will make Lily (the younger child) roll over in her bed.
• Use ITEM: HALF SANDWICH on the Sweater (on Lily's bed). Dougal will eat ITEM: HALF SANDWICH.
• Every few seconds, you will see Dougal yawn with the sweater in his mouth. When he's yawning, use ITEM: STICK on the sweater in Dougal's mouth. You will lose ITEM: STICK.
• Click the ladder where Dougal goes down, and the scene will end, unlocking the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,887 tracked gamers (100% - TA Ratio = 1.00) 2,894

• You're now in the main part of the house. Pick up the jug on the table. You will get ITEM: EMPTY JUG.
• Go through the door to the left, to go into the front garden.

• Move to the mailbox and open it. Take everything inside the mailbox. After the voice of Nina reads the letter, you will get ITEM: CRYSTAL.
• Go back inside the house.

• Move towards the camera for the camera to zoom out, and move to the right a little. You will see a wooden stool. Take it. You will get ITEM: STOOL.
• Go through the door to the right (NOT the door next to the ladder you climbed down earlier from the bedroom).
• Walk to the right and then use ITEM: EMPTY JUG on the red water pump, then use the pump. The handle will break, and you will get ITEM: HANDLE. You will lose ITEM: EMPTY JUG.
• Use ITEM: HANDLE on the shed door. You will lose ITEM: HANDLE. Go inside the shed.

• In front of you, on the floor, is a pitchfork. Pick up ITEM: PITCHFORK.
• Leave the shed.

• Go back to the water pump, and use ITEM: PITCHFORK on the wooden stump next to the water pump. This will turn your pitchfork into a hammer. Use the hammer on the broken pump. You will lose ITEM: PITCHFORK.
• Pick up the water-filled jug. You gain ITEM: JUG OF WATER.
• Go back inside your house.

• Go into Arthur's room, which is the room closest to the ladder to your bedroom.

• Click the machine at the back of the room.
• Use ITEM: JUG OF WATER on the funnel. You will lose ITEM: JUG OF WATER.
• Use ITEM: CRYSTAL in the middle of the square slot on the machine. You will lose ITEM: CRYSTAL.
• Back out from the slot for now, and set the Ohm Switch (top left) to '4'.
• Set the Weight switch to '3' (bottom left).
• Back out from the machine with cn_B and then press the red button on the floor next to the bed.
• With the blind down, you will now see a pattern on the back wall to the right. This is different in every game, so make a note of this.
• Take the mask on the bed. You will get ITEM: MASK.
• Zoom in on the machine again.
- DO NOT input the code on the wall yet. Instead, input the following code:
Image 1

This will unlock the following achievement:
Phone home in The Little Acre
Phone home28 (25)
Where did you get that pattern?
  • Unlocked by 2,261 tracked gamers (78% - TA Ratio = 1.13) 2,894
• Now input the code that was on the wall. This will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,659 tracked gamers (92% - TA Ratio = 1.04) 2,894

• Leave the room.

• Leave the house through the door to the right.

• Go into the shed.
• Inside the shed, activate the lights by the door. For me, this was by using cn_A.
• You will see a glowing item to the top right of the shed. Use ITEM: STOOL on this item.
• Pick up the item that is now on the floor. You will get ITEM: PUZZLE BOX.
• Leave the shed.

• Go into the house.
• Use ITEM: MASK on Dougal. You will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,630 tracked gamers (91% - TA Ratio = 1.04) 2,894
• Use ITEM: PUZZLE BOX on Lily.
• You now have ITEM: PUZZLE BOX in your hand. If you get this wrong, you will miss an achievement, and you will have to restart the entire game. Do the following combination:
Image 2
• If you do this correctly, this will unlock the following achievement:
When in doubt, dance it out in The Little Acre
Solved the dance puzzle on your 1st try
  • Unlocked by 2,328 tracked gamers (80% - TA Ratio = 1.11) 2,894
- If this doesn't pop, and you're not on the speedrun playthrough, start a new game, you made a mistake. Before restarting, check that the achievement isn't unlocked in your achievements menu on your Xbox One. Sometimes the achievement doesn't pop up on screen.
• You will lose ITEM: PUZZLE BOX. It will open, and you can take ITEM: KEY.
• Leave the house via the door to the right to go into the back yard.

• Go into the shed.
• Use ITEM: KEY on the keyhole inside the machine's capsule.

• You will now be playing as Lily.
• Click the table where Aidan originally got the jug.
• Click the bag of oats.
• Click the cooking pot behind Dougal. This will cause him to tug down a bit of clothing that you set on fire. This is unavoidable.
• Click Dougal, and then click the bottom of the cupboard to the left. The prompt will be 'Use Dougal with Cupboard'.
• Now use Lily to open the cupboard door. This will cause the cupboard to start to fall over. Dougal will protect Lily, and Lily will get a bowl and put it on the table.
• You must do the following action as quick as possible to get an achievement. Click Dougal, then the door to the left. Then click the sack of oats above the door to Arthur's room.
- If you do this quick enough, you'll unlock the following achievement:
Silly doggy in The Little Acre
Distracted Dougal once only
  • Unlocked by 2,367 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894
• Lily will now put the sack of oats on the table. Click the table for the final scene of this area. This will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,582 tracked gamers (89% - TA Ratio = 1.05) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Aidan. Press cn_A. You will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,576 tracked gamers (89% - TA Ratio = 1.05) 2,894
• Walk up the small stairs and click on the items there.
• Click on the hat, and then the orb, to gain ITEM: HAT and ITEM: ORB.
• Move over to the far left of the room. You must do the following instructions as quick as possible to get a missable achievement.
1) Use ITEM: ORB on left-most console's Empty Socket.
2) Use cn_X to pick the orb back up and then cn_Y to select ITEM: ORB from your inventory, and put it in the console next to the one you just put it in with cn_A. If you do this quick enough, you should unlock the following achievement:
But if you turn it this way … in The Little Acre
only placed the orb once
  • Unlocked by 2,063 tracked gamers (71% - TA Ratio = 1.18) 2,894
- If you are not quick enough, DO NOT reattempt or do anything else, as this will void the achievement. Press cn_guide to load up the guide from the left of the screen. Press cn_start on The Little Acre, and press Quit. Then load the game up again. This will let you continue from the room from the autosave after you picked up the hat and orb, allowing you another attempt.
• Leave the room.

• You will now be playing as Lily.
• Move to the right of the house, you will see Dougal. Press cn_A on the wrench sticking out of the tractor engine, then press cn_A again to get ITEM: ROPE.
• Go to the left to the coal bunker and click the prompt to get ITEM: BONE.
• Move to the right of the area and use ITEM: ROPE on the Tree Branch.
• Go to the slingshot, and get yourself seated in it with cn_X.
• Use ITEM: BONE with Dougal. I love Dougal's expression here.

• We are now at Lily's Shoppe. A cutscene will play out, and you'll get ITEM: SWORD.
• Use ITEM: SWORD on Evil Gnome. You will get the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,468 tracked gamers (85% - TA Ratio = 1.08) 2,894
• Go into the house.

• You will now be playing as Aidan. Press the gold-orb lamp, then go across the raised platforms.
• Click the next gold orb.
• Click the blue orb.
• Go through the door.

• You will now be playing as Lily again.
• Go into Arthur's room, and pick up the Teddy Bear. You now have ITEM: TEDDY.
- Press the red button on the floor. Blind goes down. Blind goes up. Blind goes down. Blind goes up. Note that you can get this achievement with Aidan, but it's funnier here, I feel. Keep pressing the red button on the floor until the following achievement pops:
Blind goes up! in The Little Acre
Ok, we get it.
  • Unlocked by 2,304 tracked gamers (80% - TA Ratio = 1.12) 2,894
• Leave Arthur's room, and then leave the house to the back yard (right door), and go to the shed.

• Inside the shed, you'll see a box with rolls of paper in. In the box with the taller rolls of paper, directly to the left of the table, take ITEM: NOTE.
• Use ITEM: TEDDY on the machine that Aidan got into. By the way, note the star trek reference in the speech here.
• Use ITEM: NOTE on Dougal.
• Use the adventure machine as Lily. You will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,453 tracked gamers (85% - TA Ratio = 1.08) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Aidan. click the gold orb. In this area, there are five gold orbs and one blue orb.
• Starting from the blue orb at the top, number the gold orbs anti-clockwise, so top left is 1, middle left is 2, bottom left is 3, middle is 4, and top right is 5.
• Click the orbs in this order, following the path made of platforms as you do: 3, 2, 4, 5, blue orb, 2, 4, then leave the room through the door at the top right of the screen.

• You will now be playing as Lily. Leave the room.

• You will now be playing as Aidan. Go diagonally up to the right.

• You will now be playing as Lily. Hit the gold orb.
• Progress forward slightly. Before going to the next gold orb, there is a missable acheivement. When you go near the second gold orb, there will be a swamp monster who sticks his tentacle-tongue out and grabs Lily. Very quickly, you need to press cn_Y to bring up your inventory, and cn_A on your sword, and use it on the tentacle tongue. If you manage to do this in under 5 seconds, you will pop the following achievement:
Didn't panic in The Little Acre
Attacked the swamp monster in less than 5 seconds
  • Unlocked by 2,226 tracked gamers (77% - TA Ratio = 1.13) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Aidan. Follow Merr through the door, to see him working on a machine.

• Click the glove directly to the left of Merr. You will get ITEM: GLOVE.
• Go through the doorless arch to the right, and use ITEM: GLOVE on the blue light at the top right of the screen. You will lose ITEM: GLOVE and get ITEM: CRYSTAL.
• Go back through the arch, and use ITEM: CRYSTAL on the slot directly to the right of Merr on the machine he's working on. You will lose ITEM: CRYSTAL.
• Use ITEM: HAT on the slot directly above where you put the crystal, in front of the sixteen cube shapes.
• Go to the overturned toolbox (next to Merr), and pick up ITEM: SCREWDRIVER.
• Go through the doorless archway to the right, and up the ramp.
- Touch the purple plant at the top of the ramp ten times. You will unlock the following achievement:
Wibble wobble in The Little Acre
Apparently you’re ready for this jelly
  • Unlocked by 2,163 tracked gamers (75% - TA Ratio = 1.15) 2,894

• Use ITEM: SCREWDRIVER on the purple plant. You will lose ITEM: SCREWDRIVER.
• Go to the bit of the room to the left of Merr, which looks like a hooded archway coming into the room, and you'll see a grid of 16 flowers. Use the same solution that you used near the start of the game:
Image 1
• This will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,406 tracked gamers (83% - TA Ratio = 1.09) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Lily. Go up the path to meet Bugsy.
• After a cutscene with Aidan and Nina, grab ITEM: VINE hanging from the ledge to the right of the screen.
• Just to the left of where the vine was, there will be a ledge highlighted with cn_B. Use Bugsy with this platform, and he'll push Lily up.
• Move to the right, and jump into the yellow 'piranha-plant'-shaped thing, and you'll move down to where you started.
• Use the 'doggy door' and go down the path. You'll have a small scene with Bugsy and a bat-squirrel.
• Go up and to the right. Below and to the right of the top-right piranha plant is ITEM: BIRREL FUR. Take it.
• Go back to Bugsy and use ITEM: BIRREL FUR on Bugsy.
• Follow Bugsy back up to the piranha plants, and go into the middle-bottom one (It was cn_A prompt for me). This will unlock the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,389 tracked gamers (83% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Aidan.
• Go left, and you'll find yourself on the catwalk in the background. Go up the ladder.
• Use ITEM: MASK on the cat hanging from the ivy to the left.
• Take ITEM: KEY from the broken flowerpot.
• Use ITEM: KEY on the padlock of the vent below the window. You will lose ITEM: KEY and gain ITEM: PADLOCK.
• Use ITEM: PADLOCK on the door handle.
• Open the vent, and the cat will go inside and attack the man.
• Climb through the window.

• Climb through the window directly above the oven.
• Attempt to go right to Nina's Lab, and the bird will squawk at you. The bird will drop a feather. You need to be quick to take ITEM: FEATHER otherwise it will blow away. If you fail, just move right again and repeat the process until you get the feather.
• Use ITEM: FEATHER on the cat. The cat will frighten the bird.
• Move right to Nina's Lab.

• You're now inside Nina's Lab. Go into the door behind you. She will now task you to get a cavity magnetron.
• Leave the room, and go to the right, and up the elevator.

• You're now back where you came from. You're also apparently called Gerry. Go to the oven. The game calls this a microwave oven, but it isn't. You'll get ITEM: MAGNETRON from the oven. The elevator is now also offline.
• Climb out of the window above the oven, again. You will unlock the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,376 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

• Use ITEM: MAGNETRON on the big drop at the bottom of the screen. This will unlock the following achievement:
No way to treat an ancient manuscript in The Little Acre
Tried to lose the cavity magnetron
  • Unlocked by 2,084 tracked gamers (72% - TA Ratio = 1.17) 2,894
• Move right to Nina's Lab.

• Go through the door behind you to see Nina. Use ITEM: MAGNETRON with Nina.
• Go through the portal that opens up. This will unlock the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,375 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Lily.
• Go up the path. Lily will cry at Arthur's gravestone. This will unlock the following achievement:
Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,373 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

• You will now be playing as Aidan.
• Follow the path around for a cutscene.

• You'll now be fighting the illusion monster with both Aidan and Lily on the screen. Trigger Aidan using the prompt, then quickly use Bugsy on the ledge up and to the right of him and Lily. This should get Bugsy to push Lily up onto the ledge.
• Go up the ramp/stairs with Lily, and then when you're on the platform above the illusion monster, use ITEM: VINE on him.
• Use Bugsy with the vine.
• Use the Aidan prompt to have Lily jump onto Aidan, and back down to the ground.
• Use the vine in Bugsy's mouth with the turret (this is the thing that looks like a bottle with a teat on it). This will unlock the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,367 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

• Go down the path to the left to see Merr.
• As Lily, go up into the building above you.
• Go up to the pool of water with the glowing flowers in, and watch the cutscene.
• After the cutscene, click the glove on the right side of the machine below you. After speaking to Nina, click it again to get ITEM: GLOVE.
• Leave the room by going diagonally to the bottom left.

• Go back around to the Illusion Monster, and use ITEM: GLOVE on the gas coming from his mouth.
• Use the button prompt on the Illusion Monster's stomach. Bugsy is adorable. This will unlock the following achievement:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,362 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894

Following the final cutscene, you will get awarded the following achievements, if you've followed this guide without using any hints or solutions:

Secret Achievement in The Little Acre
Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 2,362 tracked gamers (82% - TA Ratio = 1.10) 2,894
Probably used a walkthrough in The Little Acre
Didn't ask for any hints
  • Unlocked by 2,269 tracked gamers (78% - TA Ratio = 1.12) 2,894
Let go of my hand in The Little Acre
Didn't ask for any solutions
  • Unlocked by 2,285 tracked gamers (79% - TA Ratio = 1.12) 2,894

If you managed to complete the game in under 1 hour of in-game time, you'll also unlock the following achievement:

The Little Speedrun in The Little Acre
Beat the game in less than 1 hour
  • Unlocked by 1,836 tracked gamers (63% - TA Ratio = 1.25) 2,894
If you didn't manage this, don't worry, start a new game, and follow this guide again, following ONLY the commands beginning with •s.

There's one last thing to do, and this is really quick. Start a new game. After the starting cutscene, press cn_Y to open your inventory, select 'Notes', and then 'Hint?', and then 'Solution'. This will pop the final achievement:

It's dangerous to go alone in The Little Acre
Ask for a solution
  • Unlocked by 2,284 tracked gamers (79% - TA Ratio = 1.12) 2,894

Congrats on your 1000G!

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