Dogs of Moon Lake
||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (NANCYD7PR)
Ages 10 and up
Track Down the Truth to Silence the
You, as Nancy Drew, must pick up the cold trail left by a
sinister character from long ago in this intriguing 3-D interactive mystery.
Decipher cryptic puzzles, search through shadowy woods, creepy old houses,
interview suspicious characters, and dodge danger to sniff out the truth behind
local legends and solve the mystery of the Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.
A friends frantic note sends Nancy on the trail of a
mysterious pack of dogs, whose glowing eyes and mournful howls threaten to
chase her and her friend away forever. Locals say that the dogs have come back
from the grave to protect the secrets of their master, who died long ago and
was buried next to his beloved dogs.
Players, as Nancy
Drew, must use their detective skills to track the history of Mike Malone, the
notorious gangster who once lived in the lakeside cabin recently purchased by
Nancys friend. Are the ghostly legends true, or is there a flesh and
blood answer to the dogs haunting howls? To solve the case Nancy ventures
into the deep, dark woods surrounding the lake. Like a bird dog hot on a scent,
she hunts down the history of Moon Lake and its residents in search of clues.
Along the way she meets a variety of fascinating characters, all with something
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium 166 MHz or faster
processor, 16 MB RAM, 150 MB hard disk space, 8x or faster CD-ROM drive,
DirectX 7.0-compatible, 16-bit SVGA video card, 16-bit Microsoft
Windows-compatible sound card, Mouse, speakers.
Review by Emily Sheehan (age 13)
"You are Nancy Drew and you are invited by your friend,
Sally McDonald, to stay at her house to find out just why these Ghost Dogs keep
attacking. Sally abandons you because she does not enjoy being around the Ghost
Dogs. So you are left there alone, at one scary lake, in one scary house, with
a pack of scary dogs after you. Could this adventure get much better?"
"As I mentioned
the game is full of mini puzzles. I didnt have many problems with these.
I love doing them, but Dad pointed me in the right direction with some. They
were all quite different though. They ranged from putting together a puzzle, to
pulling levers, to completing mazes. For some of them you were given
instructions as to what to do, and others you just had to fiddle around
"The graphics and sound were once again impressive. The lip
sync fitted the voices well, and the actors doing the voices for the parts
played them well. There were good sound effects, such as squeaky floor boards
and crickets at night. The music helped set the mood; I found if the music was
spooky I tended to be a little more cautious.
"Over all I enjoyed playing the game, but I thought the end
was all a bit too sudden. Id give it an eight and a half out of ten."
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