Parents' Guide to

Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Drive Nancy Drew's car to solve a mystery!

Game Windows 2005
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This 12th interactive mystery by Her Interactive offers a compelling storyline kids will want to solve. It has all the Her Interactive trademarks: first-person play as Nancy Drew, intriguing characters, a rich storyline that is constantly branching, fabulous graphics, a "second chance" button so Nancy never dies, and challenging puzzles. Compared with others in this series, Secret of the Old Clock is easier and less scary, making it a good entry for kids as young as age 10.

Cyber-sleuths will enjoy the period music, a playable mini-golf course, research in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a nice variety of classic and novel puzzles. Testers particularly enjoyed a Rube-Goldberg type sequence when they solve a puzzle to focus light from a window to hit a radiometer. Playing this software with another person can be a terrific bonding experience for parents and kids -- especially mothers and daughters.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Her Interactive
  • Release date: October 12, 2005
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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