Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug: Chapter Seven: Inside the Cave

Our Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug Walkthrough is the perfect detective's dossier on helping you locate the lost treasure of Captain Kidd and sooth LeGrand's biting obsession. In this Dark Tales Walkthrough, you'll find a treasure trove of vital information including custom screenshots, solutions to mini-games and puzzles, as well as detailed instructions to help you crack the code on this classic twist of the famed short story by Edgar Allan Poe.


  • Go into the cave.
  • Zoom into the lantern; collect the empty lamp.
  • Move back one time.



  • Give Arthur the empty lamp.
  • Put the 5 fireflies into the empty lamp.
  • Collect the lamp with fireflies.
  • Go into the cave.



  • Zoom into the lamp with fireflies; place it down on the stone where it was found.
  • Zoom into the skeleton; collect the boot and the stick.
  • Zoom into the lever; click the panel and collect the bolt.
  • Move to the right and go further into the cave.



  • Zoom into the kettle; collect the smoldering ember.
  • Zoom into the winch; collect the pirate flag.
  • Put the bolt on the chain.
  • Zoom into the lever; hang the mace on the hook.
  • Zoom into the raised boat access to access a hidden objects area.


Hidden Object Area 1

  • Find the pictured items.
  • Collect the hook.
  • Use the hook to collect the bucket; collect the trident.
  • Collect the net.
  • Place the trident onto the pole.
  • Collect the knife.
  • Cut the sack using the knife; collect the rune.
  • Throw the net onto the fish.
  • Use the fish on the octopus.
  • Collect the 2nd rune.
  • Insert the 2 runes onto the chest; collect the ice axe.



  • Zoom into the water, click the stone.
  • Use the ice axe on the starfish; collect the stone starfish.
  • Zoom into the raised boat to access a hidden objects area.


Hidden Object Area 2

  • Find the pictured items.
  • Collect the bucket.
  • Use the bucket on the algae.
  • Collect the dragon head.
  • Click the net; collect the head.
  • Place the head onto the warrior; collect the dragon.
  • Put the dragon head on the front of the boat.
  • Collect the helmet.
  • Put the helmet onto the Valkyrie; collect the hammer.
  • Hit the shield with the hammer; collect the 2nd dragon.
  • Insert the 2 dragons onto the front of the chest; collect the dynamite.
  • Move back one time.



  • Zoom into the lever; insert the stone starfish into the slot.
  • Click the lever.
  • Zoom into the bug; insert the 3 insect gears onto it to trigger a puzzle.


Bug Puzzle

  • Place the bugs onto the matching shapes.
  • Move the platform to fit the shapes.
  • Move forward to the new opening.



  • Zoom into the pack and open it.
  • Put the small lens onto the larger one; collect the spyglass.
  • Zoom into the overhanging rock, place the dynamite onto it.
  • Use the smoldering ember on the dynamite.



  • Zoom into the end of the path.
  • Place the spyglass onto the tripod; examine it to obtain the code 354.
  • Zoom into the chest and use the code 354 to collect the sickle.
  • Collect the sign.
  • Move back two times.



  • Zoom into the sign post and place the sign onto it.
  • Collect the key.
  • Zoom into the bushes, cut them using the sickle.
  • Move forward two times to the large tree.



  • Zoom into the ground; collect the dry wood.
  • Move back two times; move into the cave and down into the chamber.



  • Zoom into the kettle; put the dry wood beneath it.
  • Put the boot by the base of the kettle; collect the amulet.
  • Move back two times and go forward.



  • Zoom into the bush.
  • Place the peg leg stick onto the saw blade and collect the saw.
  • Use the saw on the branches.
  • Zoom into the amulets; place the amulet by them to trigger a puzzle.


Symbol Puzzle

  • Move the symbols so that they are matched together.
  • Collect the amanita fungus and the mop.



  • Zoom into the rocks, mop them using the mop.
  • Collect the gold hand and the shovel handle.
  • Move forward.



  • Zoom into the plants and feed them the amanita fungus.
  • Zoom into the hat; collect the old hat.
  • Zoom into the skull; place the gold hand onto it.
  • Collect the 2nd key.
  • Zoom into the hole.
  • Place the shovel handle onto the shovel head.
  • Dig the hole.



  • Zoom into the skeleton on the right; collect the saber.
  • Place the pirate flag on the hilt; collect the saber.
  • Move back two times.


Old Hat

  • Give Arthur the old hat.
  • Collect the little bird.
  • Move forward to the tree.



  • Zoom into the bird; give it the little bird.
  • Crack the egg and collect the 3rd key.
  • Move into the hole.



  • Zoom into the chest; cut the vines using the sabre.
  • Insert the 3 keys into the matching locks.



  • Zoom into the sack; click the mirror.