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#19 Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy

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10 to Adult
Retail Release October 2008

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Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy

Unveil a Ghostly Legend and Find a Vanished Groom! Touted as the most romantic event to grace the ruined halls of Ireland’s Castle Malloy, the Simmons-Mallory wedding was supposed to be a fairytale beginning, but now the groom is missing! Did a banshee crash the wedding or is this a case of cold feet? Can you, as Nancy Drew, unravel the knot of scattered clues and scary superstitions? You’ll need to catch more than a bridal bouquet to make this a happily ever after!

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“Great example of the mystery genre adventure game. Perfect for those of us with a nostalgic love of point-and-clicks.“ ~IGN

“This is a fun adventure! Fans of Nancy Drew will be pleased, and any adventure game fan will enjoy it, even adults. The puzzles are well-designed and challenging.“~PC GameZone

“I have a self-satisfied smile on my face, knowing that as usual Ms. Drew and the gang have managed to solve the mystery again, and in doing so, they've created yet another hit for Her Interactive.“ ~Just Adventure

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 15 reviews
 by dd

I had my doubts at first about this game because it seemed spooky and I thought I wouldn't like the setting. Well I was wrong!! I'm glad I gave it a chance! It almost reminds me of Danger on Deception island in a way. It's very involved, it's not something thats done right away which I really like. Some of the other games can be quite fast. The only thing that I wil say is that if you are used to puzzles being directly connected to the story, dont expect all of them to be for this one. In some cases there are more... visual clues rather than relating clues. I definitely overthought some of them.
Great game overall!!!!

 by Jillian Laura Mathews
The Haunting Of Castle Malloy

This game is so beautiful!!!!! I got this game in a two pack case
with Legend Of The Crystal Skull from my brother and my sister-in-law and my 2 year old nephew and 4 year old niece for
Christmas last year! I love how Nancy gets to be a maid of honor if only we knew what her dress looked like-Blue or Pink maybe?

 by Sara
The Gateway Game

This was the first game I really got into Nancy Drew, and probably what I'd recommend for new Nancy Drew players. The setting is beautiful, most of the puzzles are entertaining, and it's overall a must-have Nancy Drew game. My only complaints are that SOME of the puzzles (I'm looking at you, massive slider puzzle and chemical challenge) are much more challenging then the rest of the game, and, of course, the fact that this was before the games started porting the game to Mac. Overall, If you can get it, then you should.

 by Angela
Oh those crazy Irish peoples!

Now this is an interesting way to start off a game: with a car crash! Was not expecting that at all (good one, HI). Oh, I must say this because it was totally awesome... JET PACK!!!!! YOU GET TO TRAVEL BY JET PACK! WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!! *ahem*

So, Nancy is sent to Ireland to be a Maid of Honor for Kyler's wedding. I am not surprised that they wanted to get married in a castle. I am surprised they would want to get married in a castle that is half blown to bits. I did love getting to explore the grounds (watch out for the first step by the cliff.. it is a doozy). I think that is from years of playing RPGs with world view, and then town view (yeah I am a bit old school). Thank you for putting the sign up that took me to the Screaming Banshee, instead of having to walk there. Speaking of the SB, I still like the dart game at Waverly Academy more than the dart game in this bar, but it was not a bad game. I loved the Difference Detective game. I wish there was a unending supply of difference pictures in this game, but I know that cannot be (sigh). The juice mixing game was okay. It was more time consuming than anything, and not really a great way to earn money (not that you really needed it beyond playing the two arcade games one time unless you were going for the achievement).

In order for Nancy to get anywhere with the cantankerous castle caretaker, she has to corral the sheep, and then shear them. This was one of the most amusing parts of the game. It was funny how the sheep would actually look bare if it was done incorrectly. And even though it did look a bit ridiculous, the first time a sheep popped up with a mohawk and purple bows, I had an unexpected LOL moment. I am amazed that they got wool in the bags, since the sheep appeared to have more wool than what they started with after a successful woolcut.

This game is not without that one puzzle that makes you want to pull your hair out. In this one, it was cleaning up the chemicals. I don't think I could tell you how many times I blew up that little clean up area trying to get to the key (still better than my driving in Trail of the Twister). Oh wait... did I say one annoying puzzle? Crossing the bog should come with a warning label. Warning: Crossing the bog could be hazardous to your computer's health.

Most of the characters really were not memorable. Kyler was eh, Kit was good until he lied (horrible liar). I was glad we didn't have to talk to the caretaker much, because there were only so many times I could listen to him say the same thing over and over and over (good people, good people, good people..... AUGH!!!!!). Never fear! Bess, George and Ned to the rescue! The phone calls are a great way to get to speak with people that had personality and learn all about Amazing Abs at the party of the decade THAT YOU ARE MISSING because you have to attend a wedding at half a castle.

The banshee was quite scary when you finally got the chance to meet her. Wow... what a sad story for the banshee. When you finally get the whole story, everything about the banshee makes sense (although I am sorry.... she is still completely SCARY looking). While the story was a bit sad, I appreciated the fact that HI was able to put together such a complex timeline of events that started all the way back in WWII, and they did quite an admirable job. For this reason, the game gets 5 stars.

 by Miri
Brides and Banshees

Nancy is in Ireland, she's going to be Kyler Mallory's maid of honor, but as soon as she arrives she discovers that the groom has vanished into thin air!

Was he spirited away by fairies, did he get cold feet, or was he taken away by someone all too human?

Explore the ruins of Castle Malloy, is there really a Banshee stalking the dark lonely grounds? Visit the local pub, play the drums, make drinks, and play difference detective! I love the Irish music in this...I wish we'd gotten to play in an Irish city though. Great game, wonderful atmosphere.

 by Leah Fouts

This game takes place in Ireland,You will love the characters and be captivated by the storyline. If you love Ireland you will love this game!

 by Ashley
Wonderfully captivating!

Haunting of Castle Malloy was wonderful! It had a great plot. I loved the characters and the splash of Ireland facts. The countryside in the game is amazing. It really felt like an old castle close to the middle of nowhere, where anything, and everything could jump out of the shadows. It wasn't your typical Find the missing person game. The puzzles are unique just like the plot. And getting a glimpse of people who had been in Nancy's life previously was great. I always love those little tidbits. I highly recommend this game for any Nancy Drew lover, and especially for any one who loves adventure games!

 by Kimberlee Cervi

One of the coolest Nancy Drew games I have ever played! and it is also one of the scariest! This game will make u jump if you wear headphones. Its happened to me:) I recommend this game for any Nancy Drew fan!

 by Kayla
My favorite

This game was definitely my favorite. Mostly because I've been to Ireland. I love all of the Nancy Drew games! They're challenging and keep your brain working. You learn a lot.

 by Lizzie Ries
The Haunting of Castle Malloy

This is by far one of my favorite games in my collection. This game includes some of the classic puzzles with a twist, you'll find yourself learning a lot about Irish lore among other things. This is one of those games I keep coming back too, even though I know how it ends just because the story line and puzzles that come with it are so amazing, not to mention the astounding graphics of the castle.

If you are new to ND games, I would definitely recommend this one to add to your beginning collection as it one of the best.

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ESRB Rating:





10 to Adult


Retail Release October 2008

Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 128 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
  • Help make bouquets and seating charts for the wedding
  • Join a band and play the Irish drum
  • Play arcade games at the Screaming Banshee Inn
  • Experience Irish lore & culture
  • Identify and sort chemicals
  • Use a printing press
  • Develop an herbal remedy
  • Learn about Zodiac constellations & seasons
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels

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

Kyler Mallory

Kyler is now engaged to Matt Simmons and is excited to hold her wedding at Castle Malloy. Her grandfather recently passed away and he never spoke about his childhood. Kyler is just now learning about her true family history — did she find something she wants to hide from?

Kyler Mallory, bride

Matt Simmons

A travel and sailing free-lance writer for magazines. Known for his dry wit, Matt loves to play pranks on others. He’s marrying Kyler and wants to make the occasion something no one will ever forget, but has he gone too far this time?

Matt Simmons, missing groom

Kit Foley

Matt’s best friend and accomplice on sailing trips. Kit was born in the US and moved to London when he was young, but he never picked up the British accent. He currently works as a land developer, but he may be here for other reasons than just to help out with the wedding…

Kit Foley, Matt’s best friend

Donal Delany

As Castle Malloy’s ever-present caretaker, he’s the resident expert on Irish mythology and lore, which might explain his overly superstitious nature. This Irish born gentleman isn’t particularly fond of foreigners and he’s the first to admit it. Did he kidnap Matt to protect the castle from being cursed?

Donal Delany, Castle Malloy’s Caretaker

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