Your friend has been murdered, and he left you a map with the location of two shipwrecks marked on it. Your goal is to to recover the sunken treasure from one of the wrecks while at the same time trying to keep from being double-crossed by other people on Hardscrabble Island. Cutthroats is unique in that it has two separate endings. Partway through the game it is indicated that you must dive to one of the two wrecks found on your map. You win the game by salvaging that one wreck. The next time you play, you can go back and salvage the other, which has a completely different set of puzzles.
GET UP. GET NOTE. READ NOTE. DROP NOTE. I. WIND WATCH. OPEN DRESSER. GET KEY. OPEN DOOR. N. CLOSE DOOR. LOCK DOOR. N. N. E. E. E. E. S.
SIT. ORDER FOOD. EAT FOOD. ORDER WATER. DRINK WATER. WAIT. WAIT. WAIT. YES. GET UP. N. W. W. W. W. SW. SW. NW.
WAIT FOR PETE. YES (until he arrives). SAVE. WAIT. (At this point, Johnny will pull out either a dinner plate or a gold coin.) EXAMINE IT. (If it's the coin, you'll want to salvage the Sao Vera. If it's the plate, you should salvage the S. S. Leviathan.) SE. NE. NE. S. S. UNLOCK DOOR. OPEN DOOR. S.
GET PASSBOOK. (If you're going to be salvaging the Leviathan, then type LOOK IN CLOSET. GET SUIT, TANK, MASK AND FLIPPERS.) DROP KEY. N. N. N. E. E. S. S. E. E. SE. S. SW. N.
WITHDRAW $603. DROP PASSBOOK. S. NE. SE. WAIT FOR JOHNNY. YES (until he arrives). SHOW MONEY TO JOHNNY. (Johnny will then ask if the wreck is over 200 feet deep. Answer YES for the Sao Vera, answer NO for the Leviathan.) NW. N. N. NW. W. S.
WAIT (until McGinty leaves and Johnny rents a boat). PAY MONEY. BUY FLASHLIGHT AND REPELLANT. (If you are salvaging the Leviathan also BUY PUTTY, C CELL AND MAGNET. RENT COMPRESSOR.) N. E. S.
SIT. ORDER WATER. DRINK WATER. WAIT (until Johnny says the deals on). GET UP. N. SE. S. S. SW. W. W. WAIT (until McGinty and Weasel make a deal). E. E. NE. N. NW. W. W. W.
OPEN WINDOW. LOOK THROUGH WINDOW. WAIT. (Alternate looking through the window and waiting until McGinty has been in and out of the office.) N. GET ENVELOPE. N. E. N. (GO EAST, If you're going to the Mary Margaret and the Sao Vera. GO WEST, If you're going to the Night Wind and the Leviathan. Use the appropriate section below for the wreck you are salvaging.)
N. D. PUT ENVELOPE UNDER BED. N. WAIT FOR BOY. YES (until he arrives). GET ALL EXCEPT MACHINE. WAIT (until Johnny asks for minutes). LATITUDE IS 40. LONGITUDE IS 45. S. S. DRINK WATER. WAIT (until Johnny tells you to get some sleep). N. GET IN BUNK. WAIT. GET UP. GET ENVELOPE. S. DRINK WATER. EAT. S. S. EXAMINE ENVELOPE. GIVE ENVELOPE TO JOHNNY. N. U. WEAR SUIT. CONNECT HOSE TO SUIT. START COMPRESSOR. DIVE. OPEN CANISTER. TURN FLASHLIGHT ON. D (seven times).
D. S. GET BAR. S. S. MOVE BUNKS WITH BAR. PUT BAR UNDER BUNKS. S. D. N. N. PUSH CHEST NORTH. EXAMINE SKELETONS. EXAMINE SCABBARD. GET SWORD. PUSH CHEST NORTH. PUSH OAK CHEST WEST. WAIT (until the orange line swings into view). GET LINE. TIE LINE TO CHEST. E. PUSH CHEST SOUTH. AGAIN. AGAIN. AGAIN. GET ON CHEST. UP. N. N. PUSH CASK NORTH. AGAIN. GET ON CASK. CUT ROPE WITH SWORD. CLIMB ROPE. U (eight times).
S. DROP FLIPPERS AND MASK. D. N. N. PUT ENVELOPE UNDER BUNK. N. WAIT FOR BOY. YES (until he arrives). OPEN DRILL. GET C BATTERY. PUT C BATTERY IN DRILL. CLOSE DRILL. FILL SCUBA TANK WITH AIR. GET ALL EXCEPT COMPRESSOR. WAIT (until Johnny asks for minutes). LATITUDE IS 25. LONGITUDE IS 25. S. S. DRINK WATER. WAIT (until Johnny tells you to get some sleep). N. GET IN BUNK. WAIT. GET UP. GET ENVELOPE. S. DRINK WATER. EAT. S. S. EXAMINE ENVELOPE. GIVE ENVELOPE TO JOHNNY. N. U. GET SUIT. WEAR SUIT. GET FLIPPERS AND MASK. WEAR FLIPPERS. WEAR MASK. WEAR TANK. DIVE. OPEN CANISTER. TURN FLASHLIGHT ON. D. D.
D. D. S. OPEN DOOR. S. PUT MAGNET ON MINE. TURN ON MAGNET. DROP MAGNET. UP. REMOVE TANK. S. S. TURN ON DRILL. DRILL SAFE. TURN DRILL OFF. GET CASE. N. N. WEAR TANK. D. N. U. TURN ON DRILL. DRILL CASE. OPEN TUBE. PUT GLOB ON CASE. D. N. U. U. U. U. U.