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Platform: Windows Vista, Mac OS X Intel, Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X

Rating: 3.4 / 5.0 (46 votes)

Released: 2010-06-29

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Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister by Her Interactive

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Brand: Her Interactive Category: Games Platform: Windows Vista ESRB: Everyone


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Description

Apprehend a Saboteur Stirring up Turbulent Trouble! $100,000,000 is at stake in this competition to discover a formula to predict tornado touchdowns. But when equipment starts failing and crew members are injured, you as Nancy Drew, must join the team to keep them in the competition. Is it just bad luck that's plaguing the storm chasers or is someone sabotaging their chances of winning?

Features

  • Playable on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Play as Nancy Drew and go undercover as a storm chaser
  • Immerse yourself in meteorology by studying clouds, reading Doppler data, and surviving tornadoes
  • Collect pennies by playing arcade games to purchase candy from the store
  • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

Editorial Review

Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister is a single player point-and-click adventure for play on either the PC or Mac computer platforms. Based on the Nancy Drew novel, The Mystery of Tornado Alley, the game tasks the player to solve the mystery behind a string of accidents surrounding a $100 million competition involving tornado storm tracking. The game features classic Nancy Drew investigative gameplay, multiple non-player characters and a wealth in-game items to interact with, meteorological tools and theory, puzzle-solving gameplay and varying difficulty levels.

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Interacting with a non-player character in Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

Classic Nancy Drew sleuthing.
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Puzzle play example from Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

Integral puzzle-solving play.
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In-game computer from Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

Loads of item interaction.
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Rendering of a tornado touching down in a farmer's field from Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

Immersion into storm tracking science.
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Apprehend a Saboteur Stirring up Turbulent Trouble
$100,000,000 is at stake in this competition to discover a formula to predict tornado touchdowns. But when equipment starts failing and crew members are injured, playing as Nancy Drew you must join the team to keep them in the competition. Is it just bad luck that's plaguing the storm chasers or is someone sabotaging their chances of winning in Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister?

Gameplay
Like other games in the popular Nancy Drew series, Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister is a single player mystery adventure game with additional puzzle-solving elements and the ability to read case files, save clues and items found, etc. Players assume the roll of teenage sleuth Nancy Drew, going under cover as a tornado researcher/storm chaser, utilizing the familiar point-and-click game mechanic to explore game areas and interact with non-player characters and in-game items. In order to solve this mystery you will also need to immerse yourself in the science of storm tracking. With the help of the Canute storm chasing team that is just what you will do. To help gather the data, and keep the team safe, the chase team brings along trucks full of equipment, including the actual trucks themselves. A sampling of the hardware players can expect to come across are: weather balloons, doppler radar, wind speed measuring devices, computers, cameras and more. Pay attention to all of this because eventually you will be tested on it in a number of ways, not the least of which being sleuthing in game areas rife with tornado activity.

The game also contains an economy that revolves around mini-game play. Players collect pennies through a variety of mini-games that will allow for the purchase of additional items in-game. These in turn allow for further progress in other aspects of the game. Additional gameplay features include adjustable difficulty settings.

Key Game Features

  • Play as Nancy Drew and go undercover as a storm chaser
  • Immerse yourself in meteorology by studying clouds, reading Doppler data, and surviving tornadoes
  • Collect pennies by playing arcade games to purchase candy from the store
  • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels
  • Playable on both PC and Mac platforms

Minimum System Requirements

PC: Mac:
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 OS X 10.5.8 Leopard/10.6.3 Snow Leopard
Processor: 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU Intel processor
RAM: 256 MB 512 MB
Hard drive: 1.1 GB or more
Drive: 24 x CD-ROM
Video card: 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card Intel GMA 950, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
Sound card: 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card  
Other: Mouse and speakers

More Details

Publisher: Her Interactive Category: Games Binding: CD-ROM Language: English

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