By: Jennifer Zavala
Do you like scary stories and games? I myself don’t but if you do like scary things, check out the game Five Nights At Freddy’s, (FNAF). So get your blanket, your teddy bear and your phone and hope that YOU don’t get a call!
Five Nights At Freddy’s is a point-and-click survival game that includes many jumpscares! It was created by Scott Cawthon and was first released August 8, 2014. During the first 3 games(FNAF, FNAF 2, FNAF 3), the player works as a security guard in a place called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza” and is able to use many things, including access to security cameras, to survive against animatronic characters for five nights. Early in the game, you will get a call from “Phone Guy”. Phone Guy is actually the previous night guard that worked there. He worked in The Office, and he helps you by giving you information about the behavior of the animatronics. However, you will not get a call during the 5th night. The 4th Night is the last time you will hear Phone Guy. People say that Freddy killed him on Night 4, but it was actually Chica.
In the first game, you will find Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie(the Rabbit), Chica(the Chicken), Foxy(the Pirate Fox) and Golden Freddy, also known as Fredbear.
(Forgot to check Pirate Cove, huh? Didn’t slam the door in time :/)
FNAF 2 includes brand-new looking animatronics. This includes Toy Freddy, Toy Chica, Toy Bonnie, Toy Mangle, Balloon Boy (BB), the Marionette (or Puppet), a Bare Endoskeleton, JJ(a purple, girly version of Balloon Boy), Shadow Bonnie(also called RWQFSFASXC, not sure why), Shadow Freddy and, if you’re lucky, you might find a paperpal wondering around!
(Why do I always
forget to wind
up the music box?)
The third game consists of only 7 animatronics. That would be Springtrap(Spring Bonnie), Phantom Freddy, Phantom Chica, Phantom Balloon Boy, Phantom Puppet, Phantom Mangle and Phantom Foxy.
(OM MY GOSH, HE’S RIGHT THERE... DON’T… MOVE)
The fourth game, however is quite different than the first three. The fourth game takes place in the house of a young child. You have to run on your feet and close doors and you have to defend yourself from the nightmares versions of the animatronics. That would mean Nightmare Freddy, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, Nightmare Fredbear, Plushtrap, Nightmare and Nightmare Balloon Boy. You can also find Jack-O-Bonnie, Jack-O-Chica, Nightmare Mangle and Nightmarionette(TTE) in the exclusive Halloween Edition.
(I look into the hallway and I find Nightmare Foxy… I almost fainted)
And finally, in FNAF 5: Sister Location(the newest game), there is Circus Baby, Ballora, Funtime Freddy and BonBon, Funtime Foxy, Ennard, Bidybabs, Minireenas, Yenndo, and Lolbit. Plus, in a Custom Night, you can find Bonnet and Electrobab. During the 5th game, FNAF: Sister Location, you will spend 5 night at Circus Baby’s Pizza World, instead of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. You will find the “Funtime” versions of the animatronics, but most of the animatronics are new ones. You will start in an elevator and you will go around, throughout different rooms, completing a variety of tasks for the five nights.
(look at Funtime Foxy there… wonder if he can see me…wait, is Funtime Foxy a male or female?)
The Five Nights At Freddy’s series is truly scary and unique. It is well-known around the globe, but if you play it, you WILL get nightmares. So if you are willing to play it, grab your phone, an extra pair of clothes, your blanket and your teddy bear. Quick tip, try to use headphones. Since you guys have PROBABLY never played any of the FNAF games, I’ll give some quick tips.
Five Nights at Freddy’s-Tips
- Keep the doors open. The doors waste the MOST energy. Only close the doors when you hear or see an animatronic near. Then open the doors again when you see them leave.
-Only use the lights and door when you hear or see someone coming. Sometimes, on the right-side door, you will see a shadow coming, then close the doors and shine the light.
-Always know how your enemies move. Chica will be quick and will go for you on the right-side door. So always check where Chica is, using the cameras. Bonnie is always moving around, but you will find him lurking by the left-side door. If you feel Bonnie near, flicker the lights on and off, but make sure Bonnie isn’t already at the door. Freddy is harder to predict, but he will most likely go throughout all the camera system before getting to you. If you notice that the cameras start to go dark, you know Freddy is near. Watching him seems to make him slower, but also remember that he can break doors! Foxy will most likely stay in Pirate’s Cove, but he doesn’t like being watched. If you hear running on the left side, it must be Foxy. So slam the left-side door before Foxy gets in. You may also occasionally see signs in camera 1C that say "IT'S ME!" and if you see this, immediately slam the left door down because it is most likely Foxy coming towards you, ready to attack.
-Be careful is you see glowing eyes. You may go to a camera and see glowing eyes, but no one there. This means that it’s Freddy.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2-Tips to be prepared
-Listen to Phone Guy’s messages. Phone guy actually gives different tips and information each night.
-If you see an animatronic down the hallway, you’re not in danger… yet. But if you try to put on the Freddy mask when they have already entered the office, then you have no chance of surviving.
-ALWAYS keep the music box wound up. If you don’t wound it up, the Puppet will seriously just kill. So, don’t think that Freddy mask will fool him.
-If the music box is not wound up and it runs out of, well, music, not all hope will be lost. If the music box runs out of steam, but you see the Puppet rising up from the box, keep winding up the music box and that shall keep him(or her) at bay. But if you notice that the box is open and if the Puppet is nowhere to be seen, then you’re dead.
-Keep in mind, that Balloon Boy can’t hurt you. But, he can still disable your security monitor and flashlight. Worse of all, if he giggles, he will attract all the animatronics near. If you see him in the vents, put your mask, and he should eventually leave.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3-Tips to stay alive(at least for a little while)
-Springtrap doesn’t come out until night 2, so take the first night as some time to look around and see the rooms’ layout.
- Know that jumpscares will disable the vents. So always be aware of that.
- If you see Freddy or Foxy, quickly raise up one of the monitors.
- If you see Springtrap in the vents, seal them!
-You probably already know this( not all people know this) but the phantom animatronics will jumpscare you. But if they do, it won’t kill you. Only Springtrap can actually kill you.
-If you see Springtrap starting at you, just stare back and hope for the best. Don’t put up any of the monitors and don’t even move.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4-Tips to survive the night
-If you hear anything out of the ordinary, close the doors!
- If you hear the closet door creak, then know that it’s probably Foxy.
- Constantly check behind you, just in case! There could be lots if the Little Freddies, or Freddy himself, so be careful!
-When you check the closet door, always be ready to slam the door immediately. It could be Foxy, ready to pounce, but if you see him there, slam the door as fast as you can, and you might actually have a chance of surviving.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location-How to get the REAL ending
-Focus on the main 3 goals; getting Baby’s secret key card, access Ennard’s secret room, and surviving the night while Ennard stalks you.
-When you have Baby’s keycard, don’t follow the instructions Baby gives you when you go back to Funtime Foxy’s auditorium. Instead, move your mouse towards the right side of the screen, while pressing shift, W and D so that you are moving north-east. That should get you into the secret room.
-When you are surviving the night, with Ennard wandering, listen to the movement. If you hear a lot of movement on the right side, close the right door. If you hear a lot of movement on the left side, close the left door.If you hear movement above you, close the upper shaft. Or if you hear movement all around you, Ennard is trying to scare you out, but he isn’t going to attack immediately.
-Use the monitor to always know where Ennard is.
-Try not to keep the door closed for very long. When Ennard is outside the doors, always know when he leaves. Just try to conserve as much energy as you can.
-Survive until 6 a.m. and you’ll see the game’s ending. Enjoy!