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Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island (Windows)

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Her Interactive product page (2010):

    Nancy Drew®:
    Danger on Deception Island

    Plunge into danger to bring a mysterious island's secrets to the surface!

    George's friend, Katie Firestone, invites you as Nancy to Deception Island for a whale-watching excursion, the sleuth arrives to find Katie's tour boat heavily vandalized. A threatening note warns Katie to "stop meddling." Apparently, Snake Horse Harbor is divided over an orphaned Orca whale that recently appeared in the channel and has apparently decided to stay. What was a simple vandalism case begins to unfold into something more mysterious and sinister. Can Nancy find the culprit, or will she be too late to “Save the Whales?”

    $14.99 (+shipping if applicable)

    Key Features

    • Kayak in clear coastal waters and shadowy sea caves

    • Solve puzzles using Morse Code and the Anagram Buster

    • Build sandcastles, dig for clams, and play chess

    • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Dec 05, 2010.

Press Release:

    HER INTERACTIVE SHIPS NANCY DREW®: DANGER ON DECEPTION ISLAND



    BELLEVUE, Wash., September 30, 2003 - Her Interactive, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages, today shipped Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island for the PC. The mystery adventure game gives Nancy a break as she embarks on an action-packed vacation, but she gets more action than she bargained for when she climbs aboard a whale-watching boat that has been vandalized. Fans aged 10 and up take on the role of Nancy Drew to solve the latest mystery in this ninth game of the highly acclaimed Nancy Drew CD-ROM series.

    Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island is set in the San Juan Islands' town of Snake Horse Harbor. The townspeople are divided over what to do about an orphaned orca whale that has appeared in the channel and decided to stay. They're also on edge due to a series of unsolved burglaries; and now the local whale-watching boat has been sabotaged and a threatening note left for Nancy's host, boat owner Katie Firestone.

    Firestone, a biologist, has been vocal about helping the whale, but someone apparently considers it meddling and wants her stopped. Are Katie&'s efforts contributing to the greater good of the town and the orca? Are the burglaries, vandalism and whale debate somehow connected?

    As Nancy Drew, players must question Katie and others to root out what and who is behind the disturbing events, including Jenna Deblin, a passionate conservationist who disagrees with Katie's research; aggressive businessman Andy Jason who will stop at nothing to grow his business; and Holt Scotto, a fourth generation fisherman looking to curry favor with the locals as he seeks a public office.

    Players will need to solve several mysteries throughout the game and figure out a myriad of puzzles in their search for clues. As they travel through the seaside community of Snake Horse, players will also put the game's GPS tool to use as they travel via kayak into dangerous currents, walk along rocky beaches, navigate around orcas and through the islands surrounded by fog and uncharted sea caves.

    As with other Nancy Drew games, players who need tips can tap Nancy's pals, Ned, Bess, George and the Hardy Boys, or visit the online message boards found at www.herinteractive.com to ask for and share information with other Nancy Drew fans.

    The game features two levels of difficulty: junior detective for new players and senior detective for more seasoned Nancy Drew players. Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island is priced at $19.99 (SRP).

    Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone). The game is distributed in the U.S. by Atari (NASDAQ: ATAR), and is available through online and storefront retail outlets nationwide. Official strategy guides for the game are available for $9.99 at www.nancydrewgames.com.

    System requirements for the game include: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP; 200 MHz Pentium processor; 16MB RAM; 200 MB available hard disk space; 16-bit color graphics video card; 8x CD-ROM drive; 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card; mouse and speakers.

    About Nancy Drew
    Having debuted in 1930 and still going strong in 2003, 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 Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for mystery fans 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 games offer exciting game play without violence or gender stereotypes, and have received four consecutive Parents' Choice Gold Awards. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 16, 2005.

Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Setup:

    Navigate Risky Waters as Nancy Drew to Snag a Slippery Foe!



    Uncover the Secret Lurking within this Fog-Enshrouded Island

    Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island


    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Aug 23, 2004.

Atari US website:
    Overview:
    When George’s friend, Katie Firestone, invites Nancy to Deception Island in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest for a whale-watching excursion, the sleuth arrives to find Katie’s tour boat heavily vandalized. A threatening note warns Katie to “stop meddling.” As Nancy investigates, she learns that the town of Snake Horse Harbor is up in arms over an orphaned female orca whale that recently appeared in the channel and has apparently decided to stay. No one has yet figured out what pod she’s from, and it seems that everyone has a different idea of what should be done about her. But one person seems to stand in way of everyone's plans: a meddling Katie Firestone! As Nancy begins to question her allies, a simple vandalism case begins to unfold into something more mysterious… and sinister.

    Features:
    First true outdoor adventure in the series has Nancy Drew kayaking, bicycling and beachcombing among other activities Full interactive experience of Northwest Coast environment including rocky beaches, sea caves, deadly fog and dangerous currents Up-close interaction with one of the sea’s most mysterious creatures, the orca whale Multiple unfolding mysteries that are intertwined throughout the gameplay such as a trashed boat, a string of burglaries, an orphaned orca and an eccentric hermit New puzzles that tie directly to storyline and give important clues Original high-quality music and sound effects Built-in game hints Great opportunity for collaborative sleuthing with family and friends 20+ hours of game play Two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective, so both experienced and new detectives can have fun

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Aug 07, 2004.

Back Cover:

    Trouble Runs Deep in the Icy Currents Off Snake Horse Harbor

    A much-anticipated vacation to a remote island in the Pacific Northwest abruptly runs aground when you, as Nancy Drew, discover that an unseen assailant has vandalized the whale-watching boat owned by your host, Katie Firestone. But that's just the first in a string of nasty "accidents." Is the trouble in Snake Horse Harbor related to the orphaned orca whale roaming the nearby channel, or is there a deeper threat shrouded in the approaching fog? Set a course for Danger on Deception Island!

  • 20 hours of thrilling game play
  • Kayak in dangerous coastal waters and shadowy sea caves
  • Choose from two difficulty settings: Junior and Senior Detective
  • Use Nancys cell phone to research topics and clues
  • Phone Nancy's friends for game hints whenever you want
  • Click on the "Second Chance" option and forget your fear of making mistakes
  • Solve the mystery on your own or team up with your family and friends

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Feb 13, 2004.

Inside Foldouts:

    Navigate Risky Waters as Nancy Drew to Snag a Slippery Foe!

    Shipwrecks, shanghais and sea monsters; Snake Horse Harbor's troubled past is older than the abandoned lighthouse, but locals thought the bad times were over. Then a lone orca appears in the harbor, launching a heated dispute: What do do with the orphan whale? When someone begins taking destructive measures to deep-six the town's good intentions, it's up to you, as Nancy Drew, to net the culprit before he or she drags you to the bottom!

    Few folks will admit anything about the area's shameful history, but some old clues won't wash away.

    Lost whales tell no tales -- or do they? Learn about orcas and other sea creatures at the Center for Observation and Appreciation of Marine Life.

    Local tempers boil at the Hot Kettle Cafe. Is a vandalized whale-watching boat a random act or is there deeper trouble to be dredged?

    Meaningful messages or foolish flotsam? Floating bottles lead Nancy Drew on a kayak cruise through a dangerous sea cave maze.

    Roving sea monsters, hidden valuables, midnight smugglers and shanghaied pioneers. Nancy must glean facts from fish tales.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Feb 13, 2004.

Her Interactive web site:
    In Danger on Deception Island, you, as Nancy Drew, are investigating a string of mysterious events on Deception Island. Try this adventure by foot, bike, and kayak! Navigate sea caves, boats, and the surrounding waters in your kayak. Hop on your bike to explore the Whale Center, Hot Kettle Cafe, and Lighthouse. Walk around town or hit the sandy beach to discover a lighthouse, build sandcastles and more!

    When George’s friend, Katie Firestone, invites Nancy to Deception Island in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest for a whale-watching excursion, the sleuth arrives to find Katie’s tour boat heavily vandalized. A threatening note warns Katie to “stop meddling.” As Nancy investigates, she learns that the town of Snake Horse Harbor is up in arms over an orphaned Orca whale that recently appeared in the channel and has apparently decided to stay.

    No one has yet figured out what pod sheÂ’s from, and it seems that everyone has a different idea of what should be done about her. But one person seems to stand in way of everyone's plans: a meddling Katie Firestone! As Nancy begins to question her allies, a simple vandalism case begins to unfold into something more mysteriousÂ…and sinister.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Oct 02, 2003.