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Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion (Windows)

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Description

In this third game starring Nancy Drew, the famous teen detective has to solve a mystery in a Victorian mansion in San Francisco. The villa seems to be inhabited by ghosts... but this is not all. Somewhere in this strange house lies a treasure. That's why she's not the only one interested in this mansion. Could it be the antique dealer, the handy-man, the retired teacher, the owner of the estate or someone else? Everyone has something to hide and Nancy must find out who is behind the strange happenings going on.

The game is a standard point-and-click adventure game that includes two difficulty choices (Junior and Senior Detective) and a Second Chance is offered to players who make a fatal mistake. There are a large number of puzzles to be solved, some of which are slightly different depending upon the difficulty level chosen. Setting the time of day in Nancy's bedroom is necessary for certain events to occur or the availability of some in-game characters.

Compared to the previous Nancy Drew games, Message In The Haunted Mansion underwent big changes in design. It is 360 degree with full motion freedom.

Screenshots

Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion Windows Abby - A Psychic...and Rose's business partner
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion Windows Set the clock so Nancy will wake at the appropriate time
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion Windows Solve the inlay puzzle
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion Windows Dreamcatcher

Alternate Titles

  • "The Mystery Adventures of Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion" -- GBA title
  • "Nancy Drew 3" -- aka

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User Reviews

A must play for adventurers (of any age) who love a good mystery Jeanne (75627) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Quandary Nov, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
UHS (Universal Hint System) Jun 27, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameBoomers Mar 13, 2006 B+ 83
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Dec, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure 2001 B- 67
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 22, 2007 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Children's Software Revue, 2001 All Star Software Award Parents' Choice Gold Award 2000 Nancy Drew: Message In A Haunted Mansion has won the following awards:

  • National Parenting Center, Seal of Approval 2001
  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, 2001
  • Outstanding Achievement in Computer Programs
  • Amazon.com, Best Software of 2000
  • Kids' Domain, Gold Bear Award
  • The Review Corner, "Highly recommended!" Five out of five star rating
  • Way Cool Software Review, 10 out of 10 rating, WAY COOL!
  • Choosing Children's Software, Best Girls' Software

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    אולג 小奥 (168670) added Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion (Windows) on Aug 29, 2001
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