This past summer I played my first 'Nancy Drew' video game, Nancy Drew: Danger by Design
for the PC. I picked it up because a) it kept appearing high on sales charts and b) because I grew up on Nancy Drew, and, if she's part of my video game world, I should, at least, check in on her. What I found was surprizing.
Nancy Drew Danger by Design
was one of the hardest puzzle games I've ever played. That's not to say the gameplay was hard. After all, it's a "point and click" game. I'm purely talking about the puzzles. So, what you have is a game that's easy to pick up, but quite challenging once you're into it. This made it the perfect game for those who might not be comfortable with "video games".
As I played through the PC game, I kept thinking about how perfect such a title would fit on a Nintendo DS, particularly because the Nancy Drew
title was trying to do with games what Nintendo has been trying to do to gaming machines, and that's make people who don't play video games play video games. So, it came as little more than a pleasant surprise to receive a press release from Majesco today stating the company is publishing its first Nancy Drew
title for the Nintendo DS, Nancy Drew and The Secret of the Olde World Park
. I predict high sales for this one.
Expect to see this new Nancy Drew
title on store shelves later this year. In the meantime, checkout our Danger by Design
lB Nancy Drew Danger by Design Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
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'Nancy Drew(TM)' Makes Her Debut on the Nintendo DS(TM) as Majesco Entertainment Announces 'Nancy Drew and The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park'
EDISON, N.J., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's most recognizable teen sleuth unravels an interactive mystery in Nancy Drew(TM) and The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park, a new game for the Nintendo DS from Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:COOL). Developed by Gorilla Systems Co. and scheduled for worldwide release later this year, Nancy Drew(TM) lets fans become the world's most recognizable teen detective in a Touch Screen based adventure.
"Today's Nancy Drew is a very strong, female lead heroine whose independence and perseverance make her an excellent role model," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing. "Our new Nintendo DS game captures the spirit of this classic character and brings Nancy to life in an interactive, graphic novel inspired world."
In Nancy Drew(TM) and The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park, players assume the role of the teenage super sleuth as she works to solve the mystery of the missing billionaire, Thaddeus Belmont. Players must collect clues, decipher puzzles, follow suspects, sneak into areas and much more as they use their deductive reasoning skills to progress through 15 increasingly difficult chapters. Touch Screen play is incorporated into unique conversation and unlocking mini-games, but players will also use the stylus in Nancy's Clue Journal to access maps, inventory and tasks.
For more information about Nancy Drew(TM) as well as Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit http://www.majescoentertainment.com/.
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About Majesco Entertainment Company
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, with an international operation based in Bristol, UK, Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:COOL) is an innovative provider of digital entertainment products and content, with a focus on publishing video games for leading portable systems and the Wii(TM) console. Current product line highlights include Cooking Mama for the Nintendo DS(TM), Bust-A-Move Bash! for the Wii(TM) console and JAWS(TM) Unleashed, as well as digital entertainment products like Strawberry Shortcake(TM) Dance Dance Revolution(R). More information about Majesco can be found online at http://www.majescoentertainment.com/.