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Nancy Drew®: Danger on Deception Island

Plunge into Danger to Bring a Mysterious Island’s Secrets to the Surface!

George’s friend, Katie Firestone, invites you, as Nancy Drew, to Deception Island for a whale-watching excursion, the sleuth arrives to find Katie’s tour boat heavily vandalized. A threatening note warns Katie to “stop meddling.” Apparently, Snake Horse Harbor is divided over an orphaned orca whale that recently appeared in the channel and has apparently decided to stay. What was a simple vandalism case begins to unfold into something more mysterious and sinister. Can Nancy find the culprit, or will she be too late to “Save the Whales?”

Bonus strategy guide for mystery adventure game: Danger on Deception Island

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Game Features

  • Kayak in clear coastal waters and shadowy sea caves
  • Solve puzzles using Morse Code and the Anagram Buster
  • Build sandcastles, dig for clams, and play chess
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels
  • Solve a Morse code puzzle
  • Learn and use Maritime flags
  • Decode the Maritime alphabet
  • Learn nautical terms
  • Enter GPS Coordinates to find new places

 

Game Characteristics

 

  • Point & Click Gameplay
  • Mystery Adventure Genre
  • Interactive Storyline
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • Rich and Intriguing Characters
  • Single Player Game
  • First Person POV
  • Subtle Hints System
  • Challenging Puzzles
  • Gorgeous Environments
  • Detective Investigation
  • Immersive Controls
  • Realistic Settings

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ESRB Rating:

esrb_E_mildviolence

 

Price:

$9.99

 

Ages:

10 to Adult

 

Status:

Retail Release October 2003

 

Operating System:

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

 

Additional installation instructions may be required for Windows Vista/7. Click here for more information.

 

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 200Mhz Pentium
  • 16MB RAM
  • 160 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card
  • 16-bit Window-compatible stereo sound card
  • 8X CD ROM
  • Mouse and Speakers

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Deception Island is truly the game that Nancy Drew and mystery fans have been waiting for. The puzzles are better, the concept is better, and the historical piece of the puzzle is intriguing, as well. ~Just Adventure

 

“Deception Island to me has it all: a wide range of game environments, a host of credible characters, well-crafted graphics and ambiance, and a great plot that weaves the curiosities of the past with the present day mysteries into one entertaining package. Then they threw in some diverting side events just for fun. Toss it all together and you have one charming game, sure to give adventure players their money’s worth and more. So without any reservations, I highly recommend this game.” ~GameBoomers

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“In short, there is much to recommend Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island. Unless you’re already something of a nautical buff, you’ll learn a lot about sailing and whales. It’s a very creative game, and I can’t imagine a better title for your child to enjoy.” ~Armchair Arcade

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 14 reviews
My Favourite ND Game

Echoing many others, this is my all-time favourite Nancy Drew Game. The setting and music is amazing, and I can never think of clams or the lochness monster without thinking of this game. Fun puzzles, a universe that feels, for whatever reason, more expansive than some of the other games (maybe it's all the kayaking), and THE best conclusion of any of the games. Highly recommend.

Delightful Dolphin Deception

This one was pretty easy, I only went on the website once. There were only a few puzzles, it was a lot of doing tasks for people. I loved the mysterious characters, kayaking, and especially learning about dolphins! There's an awesome twist at the end and it gets pretty suspenseful! Has been one of my favorites for a long time!

The cover is my phone case

This game is perfect. It is easily the best ND game out there (still). The location is haunting, yet beautiful and the plot is interesting yet easy to follow. The music is once again superb. My favorite ND game (and my phone case). A must buy.

Calm and Entertaining

Great game. Great plot. This game really captured the goal of giving the player a view of a realistic scenery. The music was really calming and the ocean theme was great.

More character interaction would have been nice though. The baddie at the end was a plot twist for me and really added a special touch to the game. Not my favorite ND game but overall worth the money.

Save The Whale!

Nancy is visiting Katie Firestone, a friend of George's, in the San Juan Islands. Katie is having some trouble, someone trashed her boat, also there's an orphaned whale stirring up trouble and people are fighting over what should be done with it.

This is a really immersive, the music is great the scenes really make you feel like you are there, You get to eat clam chowder, play catch with the orca, build sand castles, hunt for messages in bottles, go clam digging, plus the games at Whale World are a lot of fun.

Run-around Nancy

Definitely not a fan of this game. The main character barely says anything. Nancy takes forever to get from here to there on her bike or kayak. Oh...the kayak....I had problems getting around the water and finding my way back to dock. Not enough fun things in the water to make it worth it. The worst part are the puzzles. They are too easy and VERY boring...nothing like some of the other fantastic Nancy Drew games out there where you have to try a few times to get the game figured out. They were all very short.

Game Review

After the previous game this one took off. It has everything ND players expect, and I would recommend this one out of all other ND games for first time players. It delves you into the best of ND, from the mystery to the players to the puzzles. There's a balance between challenging and interesting, hard and manageable and historical background and plot.

There's lots of locations to see again, which is always a bonus in a game. You really get to explore and literally interact with everyone which is pretty cool.

High Re-play Value

This is not my favorite for any particular reason, however it is the game I have played the most. Really high re-play value even if I can't exactly pin-point why. Loved learning the letters that were represented by the flags and the words, and this may have been my first exposure to geocaching. Well done, always a pleasure.

I am always left wondering about that cat poster that appears on the refrigerator though... it is on a bulletin board in The Haunted Carousel too. It looks like a lost cat flier and that makes me sad 🙁

Wonderful Scenery and Gameplay

Danger on Deception Island is my most favorite Nancy Drew game I've ever played. I've been playing these games for several years, and have found this one to be the most calm/easier to solve. I love the orca graphics and characters. The plot twist really got me though! Overall, this is a fantasticly put together game, and I would recommend to anyone wondering which Nancy Drew game to play next.

Favorite ND Game!

This is by far my most favorite ND game of all time! The story line, characters, music, puzzles, and setting are all fantastic. The puzzles can be completed by mainly using common sense and are difficult, but not too difficult to figure out. I absolutely love playing this game over and over and would recommend you playing this game!

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Andy Jason

A rival whale watching tour owner, Andy obviously would like to keep the orca near to bring more business. However, when Katie’s boat is damaged, it’s curious that he should be the only tour operator left in the area…

 

Andy Jason, rival whale watching tour owner

 

 

Holt Scotto

Holt is an influential veteran fisherman who would like nothing more than to get rid of the orca that is eating the fish in his waters and causing the fishing ships to detour around the harbor. Could he be the one sabotaging Snake Horse Harbor to intimidate the orca supporters?

 

Holt Scotto, veteran fisherman

 

 

Jenna Deblin

The owner of the local coffee shop, Jenna, is a very adamant conversationalist who believes the orca should be rejoined with its pod immediately and by any means possible. Does any means possible include damaging boats and leaving threats?

 

Jenna Deblin, local coffee shop owner

 

 

Katie Firestone

Katie is a marine biologist who owns a whale watching tour and is able to take scientists and tourists up close to the orca with her permit. Her studies theorize that the whale is sick, and she thinks it should go to the aquarium for further research. Did her unpopular opinions land her in hot water?

 

Katie Firestone, marine biologist

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