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Detective story star Nancy Drew's first adventure game is set in Florida, at Paseo Del Mar High School. An unpopular student there is murdered, and Nancy feels determined to solve it.

The game is a first-person point & click adventure using mouse control. Many objects can be zoomed in on to examine clues. Over 75 cryptic puzzles must be solved before the killer can be unmasked. A junior mode featuring less of the difficult puzzles is provided.


Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows Hector "Hulk" Sanchez, the school's star football player
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows Finding your way around the High School can be confusing. Finding this map makes it a bit easier.
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows Both Junior and Senior Detectives will need to solve this slider puzzle. The Master Detective version is more complex.
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Windows Looking inside things is part of the fun

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Alternate Titles

  • "Нэнси Дрю: Секреты могут убивать" -- Russian spelling
  • "Nancy Drew 1" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Good game for the whole family Jeanne (76226) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews Sep 14, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb 23, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 06, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Adventurearchiv Nov 06, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Just Adventure Feb 23, 2005 B 75
Quandary Oct, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers May 18, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill has won the following awards:

  • Superkids Software Awards, The Best of 1999
  • Best Software for Girls, The Review Zone: Best of 1999
  • Kids Domain, Gold Bear Award: "Thinking Games" Category
  • Coalition for Quality Children's Media, Kids First® All Star Rating, 1999
  • The Review Corner, Best Adventure Software of 1999: Award of Excellence
  • Good Housekeeping, 1999 Top 10 CD-ROM, August 1999
  • Mothering Magazine, "Top Notch Pre-teen Media," July/August 1999
  • Parents' Choice Honors 1999
  • Teen People Online, Editor's Choice: "Best Mystery Game for Girls"

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