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Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (Windows)

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Description

Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Nancy Drew, this is the 12th in the series of point-and-click, 1st person adventure games in which you take the role of the famous teen detective.

Taking place in the town of Titusville during the Depression era, the surroundings, clothing and manner of speaking are representative of the early 1930s.

A friend asks Nancy to go see 17 year old Emily Crandall who runs the lovely Lilac Inn. Money is tight, but a kindly neighbor tells her she will inherit his estate after his death. But, when he dies, the will leaves everything to someone else! In addition to this unexpected and suspicious occurrence, there have been some strange things happening of late. For instance, various things have disappeared and suddenly reappeared .. strange whispers have been heard in the halls when no one is about .. items on the walls move suddenly on their own. Nancy deduces that there is more to Emily's predicament than meets the eye. Determined to get to the bottom of it all, Nancy settles in to solve the mystery.

During your investigation, explore the town of Titusville, talk to its people, find and use inventory objects, and solve unusual adventure-type puzzles.

Screenshots

Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Emily, who invited Nancy here
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Driving through Titusville - watch out for the potholes!
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Talking to Mr. Topham
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows The only telephone is on the front porch

Alternate Titles

  • "Нэнси Дрю: Секрет старинных часов" -- Russian spelling
  • "Nancy Drew 12" -- Informal name
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: Le Mystère de l'Horloge" -- French title

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User Reviews

A fun game for when it's raining outside and just play with yourself or with friends or family, it's a fantastic game! erika hvistendahl (12) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Good who-dun-nit keeps you guessing until the end Jeanne (75620) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

The Press Says

Edutaining Kids Aug, 2005 A 100
Game industry News (GiN) Oct 03, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameBoomers Aug 16, 2005 B+ 83
Adventure Gamers Aug 16, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Aug 08, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jun 04, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Quandary Aug, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Puntaeclicca.it Oct, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 24, 2006 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

There are many references to other Nancy Drew games in this one. For instance ..

From "Curse of Blackmoor Manor"
- Song on Emily's record
- Farmer Johnson's 2nd telegram "tip"

The carousel horse, posters and postcards in Topham's house are all from "Haunted Carousel".

The "Zagnad the Magnificent" poster in Topham's house is from the "Final Scene".

In the General Store you'll see a poster which comes from "Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake".

And there are more.

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Jeanne (75620) added Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (Windows) on Jul 14, 2005