Nancy Drew Madness!

This month, we want to know what you think is the best all-time Nancy Drew game. Each day, we will present to you one of the game duels shown in the brackets below on Facebook. Once the picture is posted, cast your vote!

To choose which game you think is better, follow the instructions on our Facebook page image. Either “like” or “comment” on the respective game to let your voice be heard! You only have 24 hours to vote, then the winning game will be added to the next bracket level shown.

Here is the grand “Nancy Drew Madness” chart:

Click on the image for a larger view.

This will be updated each time a winner is declared. Like us on Facebook and come back every day to cast your vote on the next set of dueling games! (And please refrain from cheating by posting multiple comments, thanks!)

~Little Jackalope~

23 responses to “Nancy Drew Madness!”

  1. Emily in Wisconsin says:

    This is cool. Arglefumph posted something like this on twitter. So exciting! I’ll be happy to vote.

  2. Gina Is A Nancy Drew Fan says:

    Question: Will GTH be available on iPod touch? Please get back to me!!!!!!!!!!
    -Gina

  3. nerdalert says:

    What about the weekend puzzle?

  4. Mary says:

    WE NEED TO BRING BACK STAY TUNED FOR DANGER. THAT WAS THE BEST GAME EVER!! If we brought back Secrets Can Kill, then we should definitely be able to get STFD back again too.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Too bad I don’t have a Facebook account. It would’ve been nice if this tournament was also held on your Tumblr and Twitter accounts – especially Tumblr, since there are so many Nancy Drew fans there and votes could be cast by reblogs. I’m looking forward to seeing the final winner, though!

  6. I actually ended up battling the brackets myself. I figured since HER is doing this, I might as well see what my all time best game would be.
    I made sure not to judge by which I like most, and included time play, story, graphics, and gameplay.
    For the final two competitors, I got The Phantom of Venice and The Captive Curse. And the winner is… The Captive Curse.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Legend of the Crystal Skull
    The Phantom of Venice
    Message in a Haunted Mansion
    Treasure in the Royal Tower
    The Final Scene
    Secret of the Scarlet Hand
    Warnings at Waverly Academy
    Trail of the Twister
    Shadow at the Water’s Edge
    Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED
    The Captive Curse
    Alibi in Ashes
    Tomb of the Lost Queen
    Danger by Design
    Ghost of Thorton Hall
    The Silent Spy

  8. @Gina Is A Nancy Drew Fan — We will not be offering it on smaller devices like phones and iPods because the games are too detailed and would not be the best playing experience. We are looking into it still, but we are more focused on making GTH available on Android tablets and the Kindle Fire at the moment.

    @nerdalert — Check out the following post I made later in the day. It includes the weekend puzzle answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Mary — We would love to have STD remastered…however, not enough people like SCK REMASTERED. Also, if we spent time to work on STD, we would have to push back our newer games a year out. We couldn’t work on both at the same time.

  9. Emma Carter says:

    I do hope Herinteractive can remaster Stay Tuned for Danger someday! The original ND games are my favorites and I think they appeal to those of us who started playing when the games first came out.

  10. Ruthie says:

    Cool, I hope my favorite wins!

    Also, I hope that there are more playable characters in the future (for instance, you get to play George, Bess, & Ned just like in Alibi in Ashes). I think it’s more fun that way.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Anyone else think that The Silent Spy is going to be the winner?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Either Silent Spy or Alibi in Ashes. Those were my favs.

  13. Chune says:

    My last two was Blackmoor and WAc. I had a pretty hard time deciding. But WAC won in the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m just curious… Will those that make it to the final two or even final four be looked at more closely for what the fans like and dislike for future games? I’ve been playing since The Scarlet Hand came out and there are some obvious trends and I’ve found that usually a really strong game is followed by a less popular game or a shorter game. Additionally, some of your best games in my opinion (and by best I mean plot-line, mini-games, etc. not interface) are your “older” ones such as Ghost Dogs and (my all-time favorite) Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon. However, I think that some games (such as Ransom) had real potential plot-wise but fell short. While it is cool to go “abroad” that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be an amazing game it is the content. Haunting of M is a good example of a great location and plot but the ending was ridiculous and caused me to dislike the game. But when Nancy went to Egypt, I think that’s my favorite of the “newer” Nancy Drew games. While I appreciate you all expanding the market and grabbing the attention if the younger fans, don’t forget that it’s the now older fans who have supported you through the years. It would be nice if Nancy could grow along with us or there could be a tribute to the old-style of the games with the plots (they felt more plausible, less randomly put together). Ghost of Thorton was spooky, which was awesome, but to be mature doesn’t necessarily mean scary. More adult issues like you presented in SPY would be amazing. And I realize not everyone wants that sort of thing so perhaps HER is at a point where they should think about splitting the line. Keep the current line of games with the style but add a more mature version for the now mid-twenties fan base. I don’t know; I obviously don’t work for you guys but it’s a fans opinion. The feel of the older games (I use the word older hesitantly) which lasts until Venice or maybe even Crystal Skull were in my opinion, the best. But I have liked several newer games such as Tomb and Waters Edge, and Warnings. Who knows, perhaps I’m just biased; but a revival of the old school characters or plots (come on. Nancy is stuck on a train? Classic.) thanks for reading my long comment which was more like a massive collection of rants!
    Thanks

    • Yes ! I feel the same ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss the more classic elements of the “older” Nancy Drew games. Well said, anonymous.

    • Anonymous says:

      I completely agree about having more “realistic” plots for the games! I am also a mid-twenties gamer and I have been with these games since the first one came out. Part of the reason I love them so much is because of the history they are based in, but the newer games feel slightly contrived. I want my conversations with characters to be part of the game play and give me pertinent information– not just be conversations that don’t lead to something else later in the game (i.e.Ned and Nancy’s fight in Captive Curse). I was so hoping Ned would show up, but then it didn’t turn into part of the larger mystery. I don’t agree that the series should split, but that meshes the old more in-depth plots with the new graphics would give the series the edge it needs.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I have to agree with what Anonymous said (I’m just curious… Will those that make it to the final two or even final four be looked…)

    The whole think is pretty much word for word what I think. I really loved the older ones but I feel like the new ones are getting shorter and more random. I feel like I have to ask for more hints because I’m finding myself wonder what to do next and then seeing it I’m like “well how was I suppose to know that?” But I do love you guys and I now after 29 games its hard to come up with new storie lines but I feel like you rushed some of the games a bit too much. But as I said I love you guys and am still addicted to your games.

  16. Anonymous says:

    how does one get a birthday shoutout in this blog?

  17. Shubham Shah says:

    I hope the makers of nancy drew make the next game based on India
    I would definitely love it

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Little Jackalope I noticed that the games which are liked instead of
    commented on for voting almost always won. Just thought I’d mention it.

    CLJdancingsparkles

  19. Anonymous says:

    My all time favorite is Treasure in the Royal Tower, the first Nancy Drew game I ever played when I was younger. I love all the other older fans commenting how the “older” games are their faces too. While I still play the new ones and enjoy them a lot, I feel sometimes they are really random and in some instances, much too cheesy. I think it says a lot from the fans that the final four are all older games. I would love to see Nancy Drew games taken back to their roots, but I’m a loyal fan and I’m just glad there are Nancy Drew games period to play.

  20. tooobsessedwnancydrew says:

    hi, could you please remaster danger on deception island? it would mean the world to me, and I’ve never been able to play it because it never worked on my computer, and I’ve tried everything under the sun to get it to work, and yet, it hasn’t . I want to play it so bad.
    thank you
    – tooobsessedwnancydrew

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