Welcome to TheNerdStash.com’s Manual Samuel Wiki for Playstation 4. This guide will help you maneuver your way through the next 24 hours of Samuel’s Life.
Title: Manual Samuel
Available On: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Perfectly Paranormal
Publisher: Curve Digital
Where to Buy: PSN, Xbox Store, Steam
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 1) – (The Coffee Shop and Hell)
The game begins with the player taking control of protagonist Samuel. Samuel is an obnoxious and spoilt young man, who sits at a coffee shop ignoring his aggravated girlfriend. Samuel’s girlfriend, furious that he has forgotten her birthday for the third year in a row swings a bottle as hard as she can into Samuel’s Face. Sam is dazed from being struck in the head. At this point, the player will learn some of the basic mechanics of the game. L1 and R1 control Sam’s left and right hands. R2 and L2 control Sam’s right and left foot. If you try and move one foot twice in a row without moving the other, Sam will fall to the ground and attempt to move forward while doing the splits. The right analog stick controls which direction Sam is moving in. The up button is used to correct Sam’s back, which can at times go limp, leaving Sam in a slumped mess. While trying to leave the coffee shop Sam will accidentally startle a baby, whose mother will, in turn, throw coffee in Sam’s eyes. The player will then learn that the X button controls Sam’s ability to blink, which if not used regularly enough will cause him to go blind. The player must then go and pay for their coffee (with a choice to tip) and then exit the coffee shop. Sam crosses the road, trying to reach his girlfriend, when he is struck by a large truck, killing him.
Sam wakes up in Hell and promptly runs into Death, who is attempting to do a kickflip on his skateboard. Death offers Sam a deal. Instead of spending the rest of eternity in hell, Death will offer Sam a chance at life once more. All he has to do is survive 24 hours. Sam agrees and wakes up in his home, back on Earth. However, for the next 24 hours, Sam must manually perform tasks such as move his limbs, blink and breathe. We have already established many of the game’s mechanics from our interaction within the coffee shop. The player will also now have to manually breathe in and out using the square and circle button, as well as take part in mini games that allow Sam to drink coffee and eat food.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 2) – Sam’s House
The first task you need to complete is brushing your teeth. Don’t attempt to breathe in while brushing your teeth or you will choke on the water in your mouth. Then attempt to go to the toilet without peeing on yourself or on the floor. Then you must proceed to the shower and wash your body. From there leave the bedroom and go and get dressed. Go and play the arcade game, Flappy Rooster by the stairs, until the cabinet flies off through the ceiling. Proceed to the breakfast table and eat your morning meal, but once again, be careful not to breathe in while eating or you’ll choke. Then head over and use the coffee machine to make your morning cup of Joe. Make sure you blow on the coffee so it doesn’t burn you when you try to drink it. Don’t blow too hard either, or you’ll turn blue and pass out.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 3) – A Drive with Death
After exiting the house, move towards your car, where Death is attempting a kickflip. Here you will have to drive a manual car. Use L1 and R1 to swerve the steering wheel left and right. By moving the left stick you can also move your right hand to the gear stick and push L1 to change gears. Control the clutch with R2 and switch between the brake and accelerator with the right stick and then push down on each peddle with L2. While driving you’ll have to dodge several old ladies carelessly walking across the road. Try to stay on the left side of the screen as much as possible as it is easier to swerve to the right than the left, as at times you’ll have your right hand on the gear stick instead of the wheel and won’t have time to transition to the wheel and swerve to the left in time. You’ll later pick up the character War, who needs assistance in killing civilians. When War yells to stop move your foot from the accelerator to the brake and stop as quickly as possible. Towards the end of your ride, you will hit a man, killing him on the road. You’ll then enter a stare off with Death who asks you to blink twice if you’re willing to offer the stranger your last Shred of Life (a ticket that can restore life). You can hold out on blinking but will eventually go blind and be stuck with a white screen.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 4) – Robocorp
You then enter your work, Robocorp. First, go to the front desk and play a short mini-game where you try and ask the employee at the desk for a new key card. The elevator is out, so you will have to take the stairs. Take the climb slow, as one wrong foot will send you plummeting to the bottom. Once entering your office you have the choice to either make a cup of coffee or go and play another round of Flappy Rooster. Upon attempting to play the arcade cabinet, Ingrid your secretary will alert you to the fact that your father wants to speak with you. Take the elevator to Samuel Senior’s office. Tired of Sam always showing up late, his father sends him to work as a Liphidium Inserter in the storage room. Once in the storage room pull the red lever to the left of the robots, this will cause Liphidium to be produced by the red machine on the left-most side of the room. Pick up the Liphidium and place it in each of the robots. Then you will need to place the material in the large machine on the other side of the room behind the automated door. Pull the red lever on the right of the room then return to the Liphidium dispenser as quickly as possible and cross the room and through the automated door, with the Liphidium, before it closes. After completing this task twice, Death will attempt to perform a kickflip, which will result in him breaking a pipe, which in turn releases Liphidium all over the robots. This cause the robot’s level of consciousness to become too high, and the break out of the Robocorp facility. Sam must escape the storage room. Be careful to not breathe in, as the fumes in the air will cause Sam to go blind. In a meeting where Robocorp executives try and decide what to do next, Death forces Samuel to volunteer to deal with the robots, who are now heading towards an orphanage.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 5) – Saving the Orphanage
Sam moves through town, outfitted with an enormous mech suit. Primarily you’ll be using your machine gun to take out enemies, as the rocket launcher has a relatively slow reload time. You’ll also want to use your shield to stop enemy bullets. The shield will not, however, defend against missiles or charging enemies. When facing the larger missile launching robots, you’ll want to shoot down their missiles and then immediately switch to your own missile launcher, in order to lay down a large amount of damage. After one shot, return to using your machine gun and wait for them to fire again. There will also be some enemies who are protected by energy-based shields. Switch from your machine gun to your throwing arm and hurl Death towards them, to disable the shield. Be warned however that as long as Death is not riding on your back, you will have to manually breathe once more. As you reach the orphanage you’ll face a boss, the Maidbot.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 6) – Maidbot Boss Fight
The Maidbot will start the fight with its shield up. Defend against its machine gun fire with your shield and then move forward to dodge the incoming missile fire from above. The Maidbot will then return to the ground and fire a heat seeking missile barrage. Shoot down the missiles as the reticule hovers over them and turns green. Then fire back with a missile and as many machine gun rounds as you can, before the Maidbots shield returns. Block the machine gun fire, then dodge the mines deployed in the same manner you dodged the missile barrage from above. Shoot down the heat seeking missiles and then fire on the Maidbot. When you get the Maidbot down to half health, the Flappy Rooster arcade cabinet you jettisoned from your home earlier in the game will collide with the robot. You’ll then fire three missiles to finish off the job. The Maidbot will try to escape by ejecting its head from its body. The rockets will follow the head straight into the orphanage, killing all the orphans. Death runs off, and while looking at a skateboard through the window of a shop, is confronted by Satan. Meanwhile, Sam returns home. Walk through Sam’s house, until you reach his bedroom. It is there that you will meet with War who in turn kills you, sending you back to Hell.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 7) – Hell
Walk towards the job booth, where you will be supplied a job for the rest of eternity. Upon reaching the booth you will realize you do not have enough shreds of life and will be placed in jail by the guards of Hell. Death will help you escape from Jail. You will then wear the skin of one of the demon guards and use it to progress. Death tells you to meet him at the spot you first arrived in Hell. Along the way, you will have to fight numerous demonic guards. Block with L1 and R1 when the guards swing their swords. Attack them when they are running towards you to knock them back. Upon reaching the point in which you arrived in Hell, you will be confronted by Satan.
Manual Samuel Wiki (Part 8) – Satan Boss Fight
When fighting Satan you will have to remember several move combinations. When he stomps his foot, move as quickly as possible towards Satan as fireballs rain from the sky. When Satan begins to raise up into the air before breathing fire, run towards him and attack. When he swings from the side, you will only be able to dodge by making yourself fall over. When he swings from above hold down the block buttons as long as possible, and if the sword is on fire, blow outwards to cool it down. After defending against Satan’s attacks you will receive a chance to try and speak to Satan. It is these moments that lower his health. Upon defeating Satan Death will finally land a kickflip over Satan’s head, triggering the game’s ending.
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