The Walkthrough is a guide for Minotaur Hotel (Visual Novel). Though the adaptation has its changes, most choices for The Friendly Master Route (which the document focuses on), seem to be based off the ones that appear in Minotaur Hotel (Quest). Members of the game's development team assisted in the construction of the Walkthrough.
Foreword[edit | edit source]
This official walkthrough is meant to help players going on their second playthrough and later, who want help to figure out what they can do to see all the content in the game.
Keep in mind that Minotaur Hotel is best played blind. If this is your first time playing, relying on this walkthrough will worsen your experience.
For the sake of brevity, this walkthrough will not cover all possible choices the player can make. We will explain and discuss the ones with the greater impact and general guidelines.
Prologue[edit | edit source]
In the Prologue you'll be asked to type in your name and select a background.
There is no canonical or predetermined name to your character. As for the backgrounds, they are as follows:
- Humanities: Associated with human and social sciences. Players who pick this background will enjoy a greater familiarity with public speaking, persuasion, negotiation and experience with laws and contracts.
- Leader: A natural leader, players who pick this background display a particularly high confidence and are talented with managing conflict resolution.
- Arts: Experienced with many forms of art, ranging from literature, cinema, music and art history. This background confers a greater familiarity with architecture as well, which allows for more renovations to the Hotel which increase how often you recruit new staff members.
- Technology: Associated with engineering, IT and other tech-related expertises, which grants bonuses on Research & Development.
- Maths: A highly insightful mathematical savant. This background displays extra information on the Exploration screen.
- Speedrunner: A joke background. Characters will have a very low opinion of you, and you may be a tad cringe-worthy. However, with this background your expeditions to the valley with a high Danger stat have a chance to give you double the loot. Not recommended for your first playthrough.
There is no correct choice, pick whatever you prefer or identify yourself with. Do note, however, that the Speedrunner background leads to a "joke route" where most characters will have a very low opinion of you.
Chapter 1[edit | edit source]
In this Chapter you'll find the Hotel and start exploring it.
First you'll investigate a room where you pick what you search first — you'll examine all documents regardless of your choice.
After you enter the cold room you'll be given a number of choices on how to treat the injured minotaur. If you want Asterion to like you, make sure to try and help him a few times — at least 4 should be enough. That said, don't go overboard. Proposing to help him shower can make him uncomfortable.
Chapter 2[edit | edit source]
Start the Chapter by greeting Asterion, then ask where you can find the wine.
When you go to the storage you can examine some of the trinkets lying around. Each background has different content in this scene.
Later in the chapter, suggest that Asterion use a glass.
Chapter 3[edit | edit source]
Asterion starts wearing his old clothes, but you can give him a different shirt. Each background gets a unique design. If you don't get the shirt now you will get it later down the road, so feel free to go with whichever choice you like the most.
Sending him out will cause a significant amount of distress and reduce his trust in you — which will have irreversible and long-lasting effects going forward. If you do send him out, however, you'll get the Mirror of Hestia without having to bargain with Argos.
If you don't send Asterion out, then you'll have to negotiate. Players with the Humanities and Leader background can leverage their experience to trick Argos early on. This leads to the player getting the Mirror of Hestia without signing the contract.
The remaining players will have to analyze the contract offered by Argos. One article has a catch: it's the one that mentions the rights to inspect the Foreman's home, which applies symmetrically — which means that Argos would be authorized to enter the Hotel.
Picking a "Route"[edit | edit source]
Roughly speaking, the events of Minotaur Hotel can unfold in three main ways:
- Asterion and the Master will develop a bond so close it eventually becomes romantic;
- Asterion and the Master only go as far as becoming good friends, and
- The Master follows the example of Clément and becomes abusive.
This walkthrough will focus on the first option. We may publish additional versions focusing on how to access the other two.
Until we do so, however, if you want to access the second route then be lukewarm towards Asterion and send him to the Valley once. In the aftermath of these events try to redeem yourself.
If you want the third option, then send Asterion to the Valley two or more times.
Chapter 4[edit | edit source]
At the start of the Chapter you can promise Asterion you'll never send him to the Valley. This will significantly raise his trust in you, but if you break your promise it'll make him trust you a lot less down the road. Comfort him to help him calm down.
In the Lounge you can choose how you'd like the place to be. This choice has an important effect in the story:
- If you pick "Classy and scenic, but strict" then your first guest will be Kota, the dragon from the East, and he'll become the manager of the lounge.
- If you pick "Fun and rowdy... perhaps even horny" then Luke will be the first guest, and he'll be the lounge manager.
This choice affects a number of scenes going forward. Keep in mind, however, that they are equally as good — none brings a gameplay advantage over the other, and there's no punishment for picking any of them. In other words, pick whatever you want.
When you start discussing some topics with Asterion there are a few noteworthy points:
- If you have the Arts background you'll get an extra option after you pick the first topic — you'll end up discussing the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which will make you connect with Asterion a bit more.
- Regardless, in the first conversation you can push Asterion to talk a bit more, which he will appreciate.
Chapter 5[edit | edit source]
Here you'll be able to pick how Asterion dresses. If you want him to like you, make sure he's dressing appropriately.
Pushing him to wear only a loincloth will make him wary of you. Trying to get him naked will fail, as he's not allowed to expose himself to the guests in this way.
After breakfast, go along with him to the reception.
Making Asterion Wear the Loincloth[edit | edit source]
If you push Asterion to wear only his loincloth in public, eventually he'll come and talk with you about the reactions he's been getting. You can double down on your lie or come clean. Insisting on it will make Asterion trust you less and less.
Luke and Kota's Introduction[edit | edit source]
Kota's introduction has no choices. Luke's, however, has: if you pick "Avert your eyes" you won't see the sex scene. This option is the only one available if you are playing with Safe for Work Mode turned on.
If you picked the Speedrunner background there's some special dialogue if you picked "Avert your eyes".
Chapters 6 & 7[edit | edit source]
The choices in Chapter 6 do not affect anything.
In Chapter 7 Asterion will become uncomfortable the more you ask and pry for the reason as to why the Master can control his appearance.
Asking him what color he wants will make him trust you more. If you have been treating Asterion particularly well so far, after you pick that option you'll get the choice to tell him "I won't hurt you," which leads to you petting him.
For now you can pick white, brown or black fur and they are all equally good.
Chapter 8[edit | edit source]
Asterion will appreciate it if you intervene during Luke's and Kota's confrontation. He will also appreciate it if, afterwards, you call him "Our fine host" or "A man."
Chapter 9[edit | edit source]
If you are on your way towards the romance route with Asterion, Chapter 9 should have no significant choices. However, if you sent Asterion to the Valley he will have a panic attack here.
If you allow Luke to deal with it the outcome will be better. Doing it yourself may lead to a very uncomfortable situation.
Chapter 10[edit | edit source]
During breakfast you can either make a sandwich or tell cow puns, which leads to two very different scenes. There's also a variation if you are playing as a Speedrunner.
In the Bedrock you can give Asterion a neckerchief or a wristband, pick whichever you prefer. Then you'll be introduced to the Research & Development mechanic. For now all you can do is assign both Asterion and your lounge manager to R&D.
Later that night Asterion will have a conversation with whichever character was the second to arrive at the Hotel.
Lounge Manager[edit | edit source]
At the start of Chapter 10 the other guest will be unavailable, and at the end of it Asterion will have a conversation with said guest which reveals a reasonable amount of their past.
Chapter 11[edit | edit source]
You'll meet Argos again. The way he treats you varies greatly depending on the outcome of your first interaction with him. There are four ways it might have gone:
- You sent Asterion to the Valley;
- You tricked Argos with a Humanities or Leader perk;
- You accepted the contract without contesting it;
- You contested the wrong article, and
- You contested the right article.
Each one of those leads to different dialogue. And later, if you picked the Leader background you can negotiate with Argos to have five chances at interrogating him instead of three.
Question the 6th statement to get a bonus item later, when you explore the Valley, and investigate the 9th to unlock a different outcome to this quest.
Now you must juggle two projects: exploring the valley to get Argos' wine and research how to get Internet to the Hotel. Luke and Kota aren't in good terms so they can't work on the same project yet. If you want Asterion to like you, don't send him to the Valley.
Chapter 12[edit | edit source]
If you questioned Argos' 9th statement you should be able to find a loophole to his quest in this Chapter. You can make a sacrifice either to Hestia, Hades or Hermes. Since Asterion will be busy conducting the ceremony, he won't be available in the management screen but as of this Chapter Luke and Kota can work together.
If you were successful in the sacrifice, Argos will give you the Wine Bottle. Otherwise, Luke or Kota will punch him and grab the bottle, leaving Argos to mess with a creature of the valley.
If you managed to catch Argos' two charades (the contract and the sacrifice) he will become enthusiastic with your wits and hug you.
Chapter 13[edit | edit source]
Each background gets an unique choice when teaching Asterion how to use the Internet. When given the chance, hold his hand.