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#20 Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships

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Nancy Drew®: Ransom of the Seven Ships

Dive into Danger to Rescue Bess from Kidnappers! Your friend Bess Marvin is kidnapped and the only chance you have to save her is by solving a 300-year-old Bahamian mystery! Dangerous waters keep treasure hunters from exploring the reefs around Dread Isle, but this remote island might hide the riches of El Toro’s lost fleet! Can you, as Nancy Drew, track down the treasure before time runs out?

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to increases in printing costs, we are unable to offer a physical strategy guide for Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships. However, we still offer digital versions of our strategy guides with every game.

Game Features

  • Play as Nancy Drew and George – see her best friends, George Fayne and Bess Marvin, for the first time
  • Immerse yourself in the Bahamas diving, sailing, and interacting with island wildlife
  • Play mini-games with the monkeys at the research center to earn fun prizes
  • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

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ESRB Rating:

esrb_E_mildviolence

 

Ages:

10 to Adult

 

Status:

Retail Release July 2009

 

Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7

 

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of hard drive space
  • 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 24X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers

Game Assets

“As the franchise continues to grow and improve, with a casual game series, Nancy Drew Dossiers, also gaining popularity, now is the time to get on board with the ubiquitous teen detective and her international crime solving. The little touches that the developers and artists include make the series stand out all the more, and after twenty (yes, twenty!) PC adventures, it is clear that Nancy Drew is still going strong.“~Just Adventure   “The bottom line is that this is an entertaining mystery for fans and newbies to this series. It is the kind of game that parents and kids can play together. And its seaside vistas will make you feel like you are on vacation. Not bad for $20.“ ~USAToday

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“With hours and hours of casual gameplay, a solid plot, tons of educational content, gorgeous graphics, and a bevy of challenging puzzles, Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships is no mere child’s game.“ ~Casual Gameplay

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Wonderfully Lighthearted!

Jul 28, 2014 by SpyGirl

I really enjoy this game each time I play it. I love the scenery and the music most of all. The plot is good and unique, and despite the fact that Bess has been kidnapped, there's such a light, carefree feel throughout the game.
Graphics are wonderful, and to me, George looks best here than in any other game. She looks like the George I've always pictured!
The activities are good, such as rock climbing, diving, sailing and digging. (although it would have been nice if these had been first person instead of third person.)
The only thing that I have against RAN is that there are too many puzzles, all of which are incredibly hard. HOWEVER: For this game (every time I play it) I use hints. Most games I try not to use hints the first time, but this one I did and still do. But in RAN's defense, the plot requires these puzzles, so I understand why they're there.
Oh, and the games you can play with the friendly monkeys are SO much fun!
Ransom of the Seven Ships is a magnificent game that no one should pass up!


Vacation Paradise

Apr 25, 2014 by Maurice

When I need a mental vacation I go to Dread Isle. What a place! Beautiful beaches, lots of sunshine, scuba diving, cave diving, and sailing. Then to top it off buried treasure and kidnappers...an adventure in paradise. I got a big laugh from the bird. I enjoyed waiting in the lobby just to listen to its hilarious remarks. Thank you.


Better than people think

Apr 25, 2014 by Will L.

This game is widely criticized, I've noticed, for three things. 1. Too few characters. 2. Too much third-person perspective. 3. Too hard and too many puzzles. I want to say that while these things may be true, there are other things that bring this game up much higher than the average person may think. While there are few characters (We have Johnny, George, and Bess) there is also interaction with animals like parrots and monkeys that do and say humorous things. And it has you guessing throughout the whole game about other people that could be involved. But why criticize the characters when Bess and George were shown for the first time and with the awesome twist as for the culprit. This is a remote island, don't forget. For the third-person perspective, I will admit, there is a lot. But the activities really require it. There is golf cart driving, scuba diving, rock climbing, and sailing that are third-person. There isn't an easier way to navigate without having third-person. Lastly, there may be a couple more puzzles than usual, but they weren't any harder than other games, and after all, we are on a hunt for pirate treasure! Nancy Drew wouldn't be Nancy Drew without puzzles, don't forget. This game definitely earned a higher place on the list of favorites than it got.


Good plot, but too much off the ground play

Apr 23, 2014 by Christina

I wanted to like this game. The idea of it was better than the actual execution. I think it just involved too much off the ground play.


4.5 5.0 4 4 I really enjoy this game each time I play it. I love the scenery and the music most of all. The plot is good and unique, and despite the fact that Bess has been kidnapped, there's Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships

George Fayne

George is one of Nancy’s best friends and is sensible and matter-of-fact about life. She is the one who remembers the small details and is the best with technology. On Dread Isle, she feels helpless when Bess is kidnapped and is trying to fix a satellite phone.

 

 

Nancy Drew Character: George

 

 

Bess Marvin

Bess is a little boy crazy, but she’s great with people and is able to persuade them to do anything! With an awesome fashion sense and a cheery disposition, she can be coaxed into helping Nancy on a case. But when Bess is kidnapped on Dread Isle, she’ll need Nancy’s help to escape…

 

 

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Johnny Rolle

Johnny is stuck on Dread Isle and can’t leave until he repairs his boat that the monkeys trashed. Since he’s been on the island longer than Nancy and George, perhaps he can help find Bess, or was he the one who kidnapped her in the first place?

 

 

Nancy Drew Character: Johnny

 

 

Coucou

Coucou is a smart-talking double yellow headed Amazon parrot. She hears the secrets people whisper, but won’t tell unless you give her a treat!

Nancy Drew Character: Coucou

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