Danger on Deception Island
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (NANCYD9PR)
Ages 10 and up
A from Just Adventure
from Four Fat Chicks
Trouble Runs Deep In Snake Horse
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 Georges 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 Katies 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 shes 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
Sea worthy? Hang out with your host
and whale watching tour owner, Katie Firestone.
Tourist or Traveler? There aren't
very many whales in River Heights, so enjoy the Orcas.
Sleuth-Powered! You can cover more
ground--er, water if you use paddle power.
Explore sea caves and the channel.
Don't go outside the markers and use your GPS!!
Bike Safety: Now more than ever.
Remember to put your bike helmet on!
Swim with the Big Fish. Visit the whale museum to learn
about marine life.
Decode it! Discover a message in a
bottle or two, or three.
You'll spend a lot of time outside, but rest
assured, there are spooky inside areas too.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP: Processor: Pentium 200 Mhz or
Higher ;Video Card: SVGA Video Card ;Hard Drive: 160 MB HD CD-ROM: 8x or Faster
;RAM: 16 MB RAM
Just Adventure by Ryan Casey
"In this new
adventure, Nancy has arrived at Deception Island for a relaxing whale watching
vacation with marine biologist Katie Firestone. (You know, of course, that in
Nancy Drews Detective Dictionary, there is no listing for
vacation.) However, upon arrival, things literally start falling
apart from the very beginning Katies boat is vandalized!
Nancys seen worse crimes than this, but Katie refuses to call in the
sheriff. So, off goes everybodys favorite sleuth on another fun-tastic
"Compared to previous games, I think this is a one-way
competition. Deception Island is truly the game that Nancy Drew and mystery
fans have been waiting for. The puzzles are better, the concept is better, and
the historical piece of the puzzle is intriguing, as well..."
Four Fat Chicks by Scout
"There were some decent characterizations, with just enough
true-to-life stuff to keep the game from bogging down in saccharine sweetness.
Like life in any confined piece of real estate, tensions run high between the
opposing camps. Nancy, much to her credit, does a good job of remaining the
objective observer, even when Katie herself is implicated late in the
"Nancy Drew Danger on Deception
Island is a solid kids' game with straight-ahead puzzles and pleasant graphics.
You can buy this game for your child without giving a second thought to
age-appropriate material. I suspect the adult fans of this game will like it a
lot. Nonfans take heed. As I mentioned above, I haven't played any of the prior
eight games so I'll leave the compare and contrast to others. For me it was a
nice interlude from my more adult fare and did exactly what it was supposed to
do, the way a freezer should make ice cubes or a battery should power a radio.
Nothing extra special, not great, not terrible. Just Nancy Drew doing what
Nancy Drew do."
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