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Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
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2.7
Windows
82
3.9

Advertising Blurbs

Her Interactive Product Page (Nov. 2010):

    Nancy Drew®:
    Message in a Haunted Mansion

    Discover Who — or What — is Behind the Mysterious Accidents in a House Full of Secrets!

    Nancy Drew is invited by a friend to San Francisco to assist in the renovation of a Victorian mansion. But, there are other uninvited guests, visitors from the past--spirits who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects that there is another force at work: greed. In a house full of trap doors and secret tunnels, breaking glass and suspicious fires, one misstep and Nancy won't stand a ghost of a chance in Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion!

    $9.99 (+shipping if applicable)

    Key Features

    • Learn to identify Chinese characters known as “hanzi.”


    • Discover the source and motivations behind the ghostly hauntings


    • Help renovate an historic Victorian mansion


    • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Nov 25, 2010.

Press Release - Windows:

    HER INTERACTIVE TO LAUNCH THIRD NANCY DREW INTERACTIVE MYSTERY GAME
    "Message in a Haunted Mansion" to Deliver Chills and Thrills



    BELLEVUE, Wash - Nancy Drew is back, and this time she's ready to take on the lurking presence that is wreaking havoc in an old, Victorian mansion.

    In Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion, Her Interactive, Inc. once again brings Nancy into the computer age, and it's up to players to use their sleuthing skills to solve this high-tech mystery.

    In Message in a Haunted Mansion, due for an November 2000 release, legendary teen detective Nancy Drew is invited by a friend to San Francisco to assist in the renovation of a charming Victorian mansion. But there may be other uninvited guests as well - unsettled spirits who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects that there is another force at work - greed. According to legend, a fortune in long-lost gold is hidden somewhere on the property, and it seems that someone is determined to take it. But in a house full of trapdoors and secret tunnels, breaking glass and suspicious fires, finding the truth won't be easy. One misstep, and Nancy won't stand a ghost of a chance.

    As with all of their games, Her Interactive relied upon the feedback of girls in the design and development of the game to ensure that the content and the game play matched girls' interests.

    The release of Message in a Haunted Mansion follows Her Interactive's second Nancy Drew game, the hugely popular Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger. Stay Tuned for Danger received awards and accolades from industry experts, including a 2000 Parents' Choice Gold Award for software for 10-18 year olds, National Parenting Award for best software, the National Parenting Publications Gold Award for best elementary software, and the Coalition for Quality Children's Media (Kids First® endorsement).

    About Nancy Drew
    Having debuted in 1930 and still going strong in 2001, Nancy Drew is the smart, independent, gutsy, and resourceful eighteen-year-old detective who can crack the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.

    About DreamCatcher
    Started in 1996, DreamCatcher is a successful and growing publisher of PC and console
    software entertainment with mass appeal. The company is known for publishing leading
    interactive titles at an affordable price. DreamCatcher is based in Toronto, Canada. Visit the company web site at www.dreamcatchergames.com.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and publishes award-winning games that offer role-playing, mystery, and adventure that girls and women find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew series offers exciting gameplay without violence or gender stereotypes. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jul 16, 2005.

Press Release - Game Boy Advance:

    NANCY DREW: MESSAGE IN A HAUNTED MANSION SHIPS FOR THE NINTENDO® GAME BOY® ADVANCE
    Award Winning PC Game Debuts on Most Popular Console Machine



    BELLEVUE, Wash., November 13, 2001 - Her Interactive, a leading developer of interactive entertainment for girls, today announced the release of Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion for Nintendo of America's Game Boy? Advance handheld video game system. The mystery adventure game is the first Game Boy Advance installment of the highly acclaimed Nancy Drew CD-ROM mystery series and is geared toward girls ages eight and up.

    "We are very excited to create a game for the most popular handheld game system, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance," said Megan Gaiser, president of Her Interactive. "We have an established fan base of girls and women attracted to our popular mystery games on the PC and are looking forward to offering Message in a Haunted Mansion to the Game Boy Advance market."

    Message in a Haunted Mansion players assume the identity of teenage super-sleuth Nancy Drew as she unravels the mysterious happenings inside a haunted mansion. The story begins when Nancy is invited by a friend to San Francisco to assist in the renovation of a charming Victorian mansion. As Nancy winds her way through a richly, detailed and historically accurate three-level Victorian mansion, she finds out that there may be uninvited guests as well - perhaps visitors from the past - who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects another force is at work: greed. According to legend, a fortune in long-lost gold is hidden somewhere on the property and someone is determined to find it. But in a house full of trapdoors and secret tunnels, breaking glass and suspicious fires, finding the truth isn't easy. One misstep and Nancy won't stand a chance.

    As players search for clues hidden in every nook and cranny of the old mansion, they can use tools such as keys and crowbars in order to access rooms and solve puzzles. Included with the game is a Players' Manual that offers descriptions of clues, tools and characters to help players progress.

    Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion, published and distributed by DreamCatcher Interactive, has a suggested retail price of US $39.99 and carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone). The game is available through Amazon, and other online outlets, and through retail outlets nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Electronics Boutique and Best Buy.

    About Nancy Drew
    Having debuted in 1930 and still going strong in 2001, Nancy Drew is the smart, independent, gutsy, and resourceful eighteen-year-old detective who can crack the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.

    About DreamCatcher
    Started in 1996, DreamCatcher is a successful and growing publisher of PC and console
    software entertainment with mass appeal. The company is known for publishing leading
    interactive titles at an affordable price. DreamCatcher is based in Toronto, Canada. Visit the company web site at www.dreamcatchergames.com.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and publishes award-winning games that offer role-playing, mystery, and adventure that girls and women find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew series offers exciting gameplay without violence or gender stereotypes. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jul 16, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    Detect deep, dark secrets in foggy San Francisco.



    In this first-person adventure, the world's favorite girl detective sleuths out the shady goings-on that swirl about a tottering old San Francisco manse like a chilly November fog off the Golden Gate.

    Nancy ventures to Babylon by the Bay to visit Rose Green, a pal who's spent her last dime to buy a California Street fixer with the goal of converting it to a bed & breakfast. But when a series of strange accidents stymie Rose's lofty goals, the intrepid Ms. Drew grabs her magnifying glass and starts investigating.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jan 31, 2005.

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island Setup:

    Follow Your Hunches as You Investigate!



    Discover who- or what- is behind the mysterious accidents in a house full of secrets!

    Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion


    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Aug 23, 2004.

Back Cover (DreamCatcher version):

    Follow Your Hunches as You Explore a Huge Victorian Mansion

    You, as Nancy Drew, have just crossed the threshold to danger and intrigue into a fully interactive, three-dimensional mansion riddled with secrets, shadows and hidden passageways.

    Interview fellow guests, poke into dusty nooks, and uncover cryptic messages. Clues, dead-ends and trickery abound... but success is at hand with some daring and resourcefulness.

  • 20+ hours of game play
  • Realistic characters, each with a secret to hide
  • "Second Chance" option - without starting over
  • Rich, interactive, 360-degree, 3-D graphics
  • Multi-story mansion with lots of hidden crannies to explore
  • Original musical score and captivating sound effects
  • Built-in game hints (but only if you want them!)
  • Two "Spy IQ" levels of difficulty
  • Great opportunities for collaborative sleuthing with Mom, sis, and friends!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Jul 19, 2003.

2001 Dreamcatcher Sales Catalog:
    Cross the threshold
    to danger and intrigue into a fully interactive, three-dimensional mansion riddled with secrets, shadows and hidden passageways.



    Incredible 360 degree 3D graphics and an original soundtrack draw you into this multi-story mansion with lots of hidden crannies to explore.



    Interview fellow guests, poke into dusty nooks, and uncover cryptic messages. Clues, dead-ends and trickery abound ... but success is at hand with some daring and resourcefulness.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Nov 14, 2001.

Dreamcatcher's Web Page:
    In Message in a Haunted Mansion, Nancy has flown to San Francisco to help out an old family friend who is turning a beautiful but dilapidated Victorian house into a bed-and-breakfast establishment. Nancy gets set to help with the renovation and is told about the strange goings-on and accidents. Always eager to solve a mystery, Nancy is determined to uncover the cause of the ‘accidents’ plaguing the renovation of the old mansion. Some believe that the mansion is haunted…

    Roll up your sleeves, get out your detective’s notebook, grab your magnifying glass and step into the world of Nancy Drew with your very own mystery to solve!

    Features:

    Realistic characters, each with a secret to hide

    Rich, interactive, 360-degree 3D Graphics

    Built-in game hints and a ‘second chance’ option

    Three Spy IQ levels of difficulty

    Hours and hours of game play – great for individual play or for collaborative sleuthing with Mom, Sis or friends!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Oct 12, 2001.