Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill (Windows)

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Detective story star Nancy Drew's first adventure game is set in the region of her Aunt Eloise's castle in Florida. Nancy stumbles upon a murder mystery and feels determined to solve it.

The game is a first-person point & click adventure using mouse control. Many objects can be zoomed in on to examine clues. Over 75 cryptic puzzles must be solved before the killer can be unmasked. A junior mode featuring less of the difficult puzzles is provided.


Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows One of the easiest word puzzles in the game
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows A view of inside the school library
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows An example of a harder puzzle
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows Hector "Hulk" Sanchez, the school's star football player

Alternate Titles

  • "Nancy Drew 1" -- Informal name

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Good game for the whole family Jeanne (75480) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews Sep 14, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventurearchiv Nov 06, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 06, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb 23, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Feb 23, 2005 B 75
Quandary Oct, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers May 18, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill has won the following awards:

  • Superkids Software Awards, The Best of 1999
  • Best Software for Girls, The Review Zone: Best of 1999
  • Kids Domain, Gold Bear Award: "Thinking Games" Category
  • Coalition for Quality Children's Media, Kids First® All Star Rating, 1999
  • The Review Corner, Best Adventure Software of 1999: Award of Excellence
  • Good Housekeeping, 1999 Top 10 CD-ROM, August 1999
  • Mothering Magazine, "Top Notch Pre-teen Media," July/August 1999
  • Parents' Choice Honors 1999
  • Teen People Online, Editor's Choice: "Best Mystery Game for Girls"

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