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Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Windows)

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Description

The famous teenage detective goes on vacation starring in her 10th adventure game - this time out west to a real western-style ranch. Her vacation turns into a mystery when the ghost of the former ranch owner rides in on his ghostly horse! Nancy finds herself in the middle of a dangerous and vengeful plot.

Based on "best-selling Nancy Drew book of all time", Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch is a point-and-click adventure game with puzzles to solve, interactive non-player characters, and items to find and use. A larger game window is introduced in this game with icons at the bottom for the main menu, inventory, journal, mobile phone and help. The inventory screen is much larger than in previous games, and Nancy can use her phone to connect to the internet.

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Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows One of two mini-games; get the roadrunner into the hole before the coyotes catch him.
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows This is Shadow Ranch, with the cabin on the left side.
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows Dry Creek, an old abandoned city north of Shadow Ranch.
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows Mary Yazzie, owner of Mary's Gifts, she is the only NPC outside Shadow Ranch.

Alternate Titles

  • "Нэнси Дрю: Тайна ранчо теней" -- Russian Title
  • "Nancy Drew 10" -- Informal Name
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: Le Secret de Shadow Ranch" -- French Title

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The Press Says

Edutaining Kids Aug, 2004 A 100
GameZone Aug 14, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Aug, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamerDad Oct 29, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Sep, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventurearchiv Oct 07, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Puntaeclicca.it Aug, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers 2004 B- 67
Adventure Gamers Aug 09, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure Jul 22, 2004 C 50

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Trivia

The original book The Secret at Shadow Ranch was written by Mildred A. (Wirt) Benson (1905-2002) and published in 1931 under the pen-name of Carolyn Keene, using outlines written and edited by Harriet S. Adams (1892-1982).

In 1965 it was published again with a revised story, with updated subject matter and social content for a new generation of readers. The outline and manuscript for the revised book were written by Grace Grote and edited by Harriet S. Adams.

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Jeanne (75617) added Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Windows) on Jul 21, 2004