Resident Evil 4: Village Chief's House & Crystal Marble Puzzle Guide

The Resident Evil 4 puzzle in the Village Chief’s House is a tough nut to crack, especially the Crystal Marble part. We’ll show you how to do it.

Resident Evil 4 Village Chief puzzle
Resident Evil 4 - Village Chief's House & Crystal Marble Puzzle Guide | © Capcom

The Resident Evil 4 Remake adds a bunch of new content and remixes some classic stuff from the original. This is particularly true for the Village area and the Village Chief’s manor, which is a completely new part of the region.

Here you will find a tough new puzzle, which you’ll need to solve to get the Insignia key and progress through the main story: the Crystal Marble puzzle. We’ll show you how to solve it.

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Resident Evil 4: Village Chief's House & Crystal Marble Puzzle Explained

When you arrive in the Village Chief’s House, you should first explore a bit until you find a book. This book will give you hints for the first puzzle in the house, the symbol lock. It’s a Resident Evil game, of course there’s a lock with symbols.

Resident Evil 4 Symbol Lock
The solution to the symbol lock. | © Capcom

The correct answer for this puzzle is basically spelled out in the book: Put in the symbols for Crop, Pig and Baby to open the lock and acquire the Crystal Marble.

Now, this is where things get tricky. Go upstairs and insert the marble in the locked door. Now you’ll need to rotate the marble until the bubbles inside form the Las Plagas insigna, which you can see in the background.

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This is arguably the worst puzzle in the game, but you got this. Knowing that you need this exact shape is already a good starter, as the formless marbles are quite disorienting at first. Turn and twist the marble until you see any shape forming up, either the wings, the tail, anything will do.

Resident Evil 4 Crystal Marble
Resident Evil 4 Crystal Marble. | © Capcom

Follow this up until the marbles become more and more solid. As soon as you have a good shape going overall, turn the marble until you have the insignia the right sight up to finish the puzzle. Check the image above to see what it's supposed to look like in the end.