Venture into the Past and Outwit a Criminal Before Time Runs Out!
It’s 1930 and Nancy Drew is asked to visit Emily Crandall, in Titusville, a girl whom Nancy knows only through a mutual friend. She and her mother had been counting on the generosity of their kindly but strange neighbor, Josiah Crowley, to leave them part of his estate to support the inn they own. But in his will, everything was left to Richard Topham, his ESP teacher. A contested will, a suffering girl, suspicious psychics — can Nancy solve the mystery before time runs out in Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock?
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10 to Adult
Retail Release July 2005
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“The good news is that the mini-games are designed well and offer engaging play (I really enjoyed MasterMind!), and the atmosphere of the 1930’s is also fun.” ~PC GameZone
“The Secret of the Old Clock brings the number of games in the Nancy Drew series to an even dozen. While this is an impressive accomplishment for any series, that’s not Clock’s only distinction. The game is based on the first book in the Nancy Drew canon, the game’s release date is the 75th anniversary of that book’s publication, and the game is done in period, right down to Nancy’s more-or-less Model A roadster. Clock carries all this baggage effortlessly, providing players with one of the most sprightly entries in the series.” ~FourFatChicks
“Like a cake, Her Interactive has all the ingredients – dialogue, voice work, and story – to cook up a confection that will be enjoyed by both Junior and Senior detectives. They even add a few new things such as an in-game map and a roadster (cool!) to get around in.” ~Adventure Gamers
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This game was the first I ever played by myself at the age of around 7-8. For about 1 or 2 years I had watched my siblings playing other games. It was a game that wasn't very hard for someone of a younger age, they could pick up how to play and the task lists. Going back now, I would most likely have hardly any trouble with the puzzles.
The settings really gave you the 1900's feeling. Old fashioned typewriters, the low fuel tank (;) and the telegram deliveries. Although in many games you have a slight puzzle that makes you go bonkers, CLK had the problems of fishing, but it was engaging and something that had ways of skipping. It was a keypoint at a stage to move forwards.
Although I haven't played this game for about 5 years, my brother and I still find ourselves saying the Zippy 'chant' and the Telegram man. 🙂
This was very very fun. driving was enjoyable but i would like it if there was more cars on the road like in trail of the twister. it was also fun catching fish. i love the book for secret of the old clock but ive only read the 50s one so im not sure how close this is to the original 30s books. the ending was pretty good i liked the atmosphere and the golf. music is great. characters were likable especially Jim and Emily.
I liked the puzzles in this game. I was able to figure them out without having to search online, which I liked. I did not like having to drive to each location. Steering with the keyboard is not the easiest. ***Slight spoiler*** At the end, it was challenging trying to chase the suspect.
I feel that the game ended abruptly. I felt that I still had a few steps left.
This was the very first game I played at about 6 or 7. It's classic and true to the books and while its much different from the rest of the games, it had me hooked for life. Something about the characters and the setting mixed with the music gives it this lively yet eerie feel. The change of setting and time period hit the nail on the head s far as execution.
This was my first Nancy Drew game. I liked it so much that I became a fan and now own most of the Nancy Drew games. Yet Secret of the Old Clock is my favorite. It is a great game, and I'm so glad that it can still be played on Windows 10 all these years later!
I loved the setting, the plot, the music, the time, everything! It was quite easy, which was fun for once. But it was over so soon! That was a shame...
Set in the 30's play the story that started it all, Nancy Drew visits the Lilac Inn to see Helen Corning whose mother has recently died, strange things are happening at the Inn, jewelry disappears, the stove explodes and Helen seems to be losing it.
Use a coin phone on the porch, play mini golf, learn about hobo signs, drive Nancy's blue roadster, deliver telegrams, sort pies. This game is so great, I love that it is set in the 30's and has all these old things and references to old things everywhere, it's so much fun. Definitely a great choice to play.
this was my favorite one. PLEASE make more like this one! i like the fact that it's in an old town looking scene 🙂 thanks
Every part of this was awesome. It was quite an easy ND, which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. It does require a lot of thinking, but in such a way that it's still relaxing. This whole experience was beautiful. You didn't really need to talk to characters a lot, which means you don't spend a lot of time just talking and talking and talking, but just clicking and solving the mystery. You are very well guided throughout the story with a good task list that gives you a nice overview of what you've done and what you've still got to do.
This game is definitely one of my faves, because it's so relaxing and yet brain-cracking.
J'ai eu le jeu en anglais mais j'ai voulu le jouer en français. C'est très amusant dans chaque langue. Ils ont traduit le jeu bien. L'argot de 1930 est intéressant. Les graphiques, le mystère, et les personnes sont bien. C'est un peu facile mais ça c'est bien pour les débutants.
A good-natured but secretly desperate businessman is trying to make it through the end of the Depression. The bank he owns is teetering on the brink of failure. Jim has been helpful to Emily and her mom, but he’s desperate for money. How far would he go to save his bank?
A self-proclaimed expert on ESP, Richard Topham lives near the Lilac Inn in the house that once belonged to Josiah Crowley. How did he inherit Josiah’s estate and money? Richard runs the School for the Study and Development of Paranormal Powers, but is his act just a hoax?
Seventeen year-old Emily runs the Lilac Inn. She is plagued by strange occurrences – objects on the wall move, whispers call from the shadows, things mysteriously disappear and then reappear… Is Emily just stressed out or are things really amiss?
Gloria Crandall, Emily’s mother, asked Jane to look after her daughter in case anything happened to her. She’s doing her best to help Emily, but doesn’t know much about raising kids or running an inn. Could Jane have a hidden agenda?