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Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave (Windows)

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In this point-and-click 1st-person adventure game, Nancy travels to Hawaii to be a research assistant for Dr. Quigley Kim. When she arrives, the locals warn her to stay away from the Hilihili research compound because it is "evil" and has some connection to the legend of Kane 'Okala, a man sacrificed to a hungry volcano. Along with the legend, Nancy is also on the lookout for Dr. Kim who has gone missing, and the cause of some invasive beetles that are damaging the island's plant life. She soon discovers that Joe and Frank Hardy are also on the island for reasons of their own.

Navigate on foot or in a GPS-equipped SUV. Switch between playing as Nancy or one of the Hardy boys depending upon the situation at hand. Mini-games, which provide breaks in the mystery, are included within the game. These include making Hawaiian jewelry, collecting sea shells, fishing, and snorkeling.

As in previous Nancy Drew mystery games, players can pick to be either a Junior or Senior Detective, call friends for help and hints, and choose "Second Chance" if they make a mistake. The ability to change the background of the game screen (aka "skins") is new and the overall introduction and interface is the same as in the prior game in the series, Nancy Drew: Danger by Design.


Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Windows Catch the right number and kind of fish for Big Island Mike.
Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Windows Surfer Girl
Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Windows Nancy meets Frank and Joe Hardy on the beach.
Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Windows Nancy starts her adventure here.

Alternate Titles

  • "Nancy Drew 15" -- Common Name
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: La Créature de Kapu Cave" -- French Title

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Game Vortex Nov 05, 2006 93 out of 100 93
GamerDad Nov 20, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 04, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Adventurearchiv Jan 06, 2007 74 out of 100 74
GameZone Oct 30, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Just Adventure Oct 20, 2006 C+ 58
GamingExcellence Oct 30, 2006 5.6 out of 10 56 Sep 14, 2007 10 out of 20 50 Mar 09, 2008 10 out of 20 50
Detroit Free Press (Freep) Dec 10, 2006 2 out of 4 50


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Unlike most of the previous Nancy Drew games, Creature of Kapu Cave is an entirely new story and not based on a previously published Nancy Drew book.

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Jeanne (75620) added Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave (Windows) on Oct 14, 2006