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Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Enigmatic puzzles and scary storms highlight this mystery.

Game Mac , Windows 2010
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If you've played any of the previous Nancy Drew games, you may feel like the puzzles in Nancy Drew: Trail fo the Twister have ramped up the challenge factor a bit. You'll also be impressed by the graphics and animation as well, because they are stunning. While you are basically free to roam around as you please, the story has a very linear arc to it, which is good in that it prevents you from possibly missing out on any important information. The puzzles, when they come along, are very nicely integrated into the story, even when they don't provide any clues to the mystery at hand. Early in the game, for example, you need to file away a bunch of folders -- sounds boring, but it ends up being a rather fun logic puzzle. One aspect that could use a little work is the driving -- Nancy can hop in a car to drive from place to place around the Oklahoma town she's in, but navigating the maze-like roads with a computer mouse can be sloppy. All in all, though, this is another wonderful addition to an already great series.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Her Interactive
  • Release date: June 29, 2010
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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