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Nancy Drew®: Treasure in the Royal Tower

Follow Ancient Clues to Find Marie Antoinette’s Legendary Secret!

While snowed-in at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that’s as strange as its history. The castle is a riddle, full of dead-ends and detours that hint at a legend left behind by Marie Antoinette! Solve baffling puzzles, search concealed rooms, interview evasive suspects, and sidestep danger on the hunt for a secret that the doomed queen was desperate to hide in Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower.

Please Note: The physical version of this game is sold out and has been officially retired, however, the digital download version is still available.

Free walkthrough guide for mystery adventure game Nancy Drew: Treasure in a Royal Tower

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Game Features

  • Hit the slopes for a ski adventure, but watch out for avalanches!
  • Learn about Marie Antoinette and her historic castle
  • Assist with housekeeping duties while snooping for clues
  • 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

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ESRB Rating:

esrb_E_mildviolence

 

Price:

$9.99

 

Ages:

10 to Adult

 

Status:

Retail Release June 2001

 

Operating System:

Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

 

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

 

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 150MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card
  • 8X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers

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“Every step Nancy takes builds on what she has learned and it all rolls out in a very logical way. This allows a player to advance without a lot of the frustrations found in other games and really helps to get the gumshoe juices flowing. This helps to provide the game a nice equilibrium to gameplay, which benefits those looking for a challenging, but enjoyable gaming experience.” ~Adventure Gamers

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“The storyline is greatly enhanced by its historical elements. Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette has always been a controversial figure, and it’s good fun to have a character in the game who’s bent on proving a wildly revisionist picture of the doomed queen.” ~Just Adventure

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“On the plus side, as we said before, Treasure in the Royal Tower delivers the expected puzzles and riddles. Without saying they’re all realistic situations (they aren’t), they are fun to solve.” ~Gamer’s Info

 

“I must say that I have enjoyed the other games more than this game. The story is interesting, though not exciting enough that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The puzzles are fun to solve, though some of them can be too challenging for younger gamers. Even though the game may not be the best in the series, Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower is still a welcomed challenge for fans of Nancy Drew.” ~ Adventure Classic Gaming

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 29 reviews
A classic favorite

This game is a classic but I love the mystery, plot and puzzles in this game. I really miss playing it but I remember getting lost multiple times in this game. 😀

A Classic

This game has an amazing story. I love how the writers tie Marie Antoinette into the plot line and how eccentric Prof. Hotchkiss is! The castle is beautiful and the music is great. Harpsichord Enchantment might be one of my all-time favorite Nancy Drew Game songs.

One of my favorites!

This is one of my favorite Nancy Drew games out of all the other Nancy Drew games I've played. What I've noticed is the old ones are a little easier and alot short while the newer ones get challenging and a re a little longer. Overall, I wish I could play this game again! 🙂

You'll treasure this one

This one was medium, I used the website once and called Ned a bunch (if you ask him what your next move should be twice he'll tell you exactly what to do;)). I loved learning about Marrie Antoinette and the puzzles, it was a good balance between talking and the puzzles. The one thing I hated was the big castle. The people and places are really far apart and I got lost A LOT (there are a ton of dead ends) and going back an forth between super far places got so old. Overall though it was cool and a good one for history buffs and educational game lovers.

AMAZING

Still my favorite after so many games! After disappointing new games, it's always nice to replay the best old ones.

A Royal Winner

Nancy's vacationing in Wisconsin, but someone isn't there for leisure, someone has been busy vandalizing the library and stealing things.

This mystery involves learning about Marie Antoinette, which I really enjoyed, we meet Professor Hotchkiss for the first time, I love her! Exploring the castle, finding hidden passages and learning a long lost royal secret, this game is tops!

Got me hooked!

This game got me hooked to the ND games. I was a kid when I first played this game, but I loved it so much, and learned so much from it! This is one game I'd pay bank to have remastered into a Mac game. I loved the secret passages ways, and the mystery behind every door. The history of the entire game really kept me engaged, but I really learned a lot by having to apply that knowledge throughout the game.

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I really liked this game while playing. The mystery kept you up on your toes, you get to explore an ancient building with secret passageways (which are the best) and everything isn't super easy. Treasure in the Royal Tower was rated to be the best ND game of all time. I don't know that it's the absolute best, but it's a classic and a favorite of many.

I downplay this one because sometimes the instructions are not clear. It's hard to always know what you are doing, and some of the things you are asked to do are quite hard to find and accomplish. If you aren't into reading everything HER has listed for you in a game (like me) then you loose out on certain things. But overall, this is a timeless game with a very good plot and some great characters (one extremely great one in particular...).

Oldie but Goodie!

I've played a lot of Nancy Drew games and I have to say honestly some of the older games are just as awesome as the new ones! So take a chance and play some of the awesome older Nancy Drew games. This game is perfect if you are interested in the French Revolution or Marie Antoinette. If you're in the mood for a winter type game and sneaking around at night after hours then this is the game for you.

The Best!

This was the first Nancy Drew game I played. It's the game that started my obsession. Still my favourite above all. Love the layout and the characters. The puzzles were great too!

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Dexter Egan

Adopted by the castle’s creator when he was just a child, Dexter is now the caretaker. Are there secrets about the castle that he’s trying to hide?

 

Dexter Egan, castle caretaker

 

 

Jacques Brunais

A former Olympic skier who has now retired as a ski instructor, Jacques is in charge of the ski equipment. His father helped move the castle to Wickford, so perhaps his ties to the castle run deeper than meets the eye?

 

Jacques Brunais, former Olympic skier

 

 

Lisa Ostrum

Lisa is a photojournalist interested in historical castles with storied pasts, but she knows more than she’s letting on. Could she have an ulterior motive for picking this castle for her story?

 

Lisa Ostrum, photojournalist

 

 

Professor Hotchkiss

Chatty and knowledgeable, Professor Hotchkiss is the person to ask for all things related to Marie Antoinette. Is she trying to keep the treasure hidden by the doomed queen for herself?

 

Professor Hotchkiss, expert on the castle history

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