How to Find All the Memories at the Vale of Tears in Alice: Madness Returns

Five Parts:First MemorySecond MemoryThird MemoryFourth MemoryFifth Memory

The Vale of Tears is the tutorial area of Alice: Madness Returns. In it, you can find five memories that shed some light on Alice and her plight. Collecting all of these is required for an achievement or trophy. If you're having difficulty finding all five memories in the Vale of Tears, see Step 1 below.

Part 1
First Memory

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    Head up the path to your left. As soon as you finish speaking with Cheshire Cat, start walking up the sloping path to the left of the creek.
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    Grab the first memory. It is located at the top of the platform near the ledge, and looks like a glowing silver house. You should see it directly in front of you. Press the Action button to grab the memory.

Part 2
Second Memory

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    Continue up the path until you reach the dominoes. This is the Jumping tutorial. The dominoes will form a bridge for you to cross the gap.
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    Jump across the gap. Keep heading forward until you see more domino blocks. This is the Twirl tutorial. Twirl will allow you to jump farther by spinning you through the air.
    • To do a Twirl, press Jump and press Jump again while you're in the air. You can twirl up to three times, but only need to twirl once to reach the domino.
    • If you fall you can climb back up and try again.
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    Continue down the path. Jump down from the ledge once you get to the platform across the Domino blocks. You will see the girl in white jump down from the ledge first.
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    Grab the second memory. It is directly in your path at the bottom of the ledge. Grabbing the memory will make some mushrooms appear ahead.

Part 3
Third Memory

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    Jump up the mushrooms. The mushrooms act like platforms, allowing you to jump off of them. Jump from mushroom to mushroom to reach the next ledge. Use the glowing mushroom to boost up to the higher spot.
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    Grab the third memory. Ignore the next glowing mushroom for the moment. Instead, jump over it and grab the third memory.

Part 4
Fourth Memory

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    Jump on the glowing mushroom. Use the glowing mushroom to climb up the next ledge. You'll see a huge bottle with violet liquid pouring out.
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    Approach the bottle. Jump down the ledge and head towards the huge bottle. You'll be shown a small cutscene.
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    Return to the ledge you jumped down from. After the cutscene, move back towards the ledge. In the left corner, you'll see another memory next to a keyhole. Grab the memory.
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    Grab the memory and enter the keyhole by shrinking down (Left + Ctrl button).

Part 5
Fifth Memory

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    Go through the keyhole. Use your new shrinking ability and walk through the keyhole. Keep going through the keyhole until you arrive at the exit. You'll see a glowing mushroom.
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    Jump on the glowing mushroom to boost you up. You'll notice you're back at the platform before you jumped down to the Drink Me potion (where you got the 4th memory).
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    Find the next keyhole. You can see the next keyhole from the top of the mushroom jump. Approach from the right angle and land on the ledge with the keyhole. It will have arrows pointing to it.
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    Go through this keyhole. The keyhole will bend to the left a little. Keep walking until you get to the exit.
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    Jump down the ledges. At the bottom of the ledges, you will see another keyhole in a corner. Shrink down to see the arrows pointing to it.
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    Keep walking through the hole until you find the exit. You'll see some stacked-up blocks. You will need to shrink again to pass through them. Once you pass underneath, you will find yourself in a chamber with plants on the ground.
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    Find the memory. Continue around, past the glowing mushroom in the ground. Behind the rock with the moss on top, you will see the fifth memory. Grab it.[1]

Tips

  • Don't ignore the purple flowers. Stand on them and shrink (Left + Ctrl button), then release the shrink button, and the flowers will give you teeth.
  • Pick up as many teeth as possible; they're used to upgrade all of your weapons.

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