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Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy #1185639
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Started this today but am not sure if I like it. I don't really care for the method used to get from one location to another and I am not seeing/finding much in the way of clues or information. Just puzzles that need to be figured out on my own and some that appear to be missing pieces but you don't know that either. Then, I made some drinks but didn't get any tips!

Or am I just being a block head again? Don't answer that lol.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185661
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You will need money in this game.
Tips are based upon speed and accuracy of making the drinks.
Be sure to follow the flow of the orders.

You will be walking through much of the mystery.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185673
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The top-down view for the walking wasn't my favorite, but I got used to it. I think this game has some really interesting puzzles and situations. I also think this game is one of the more difficult Nancy Drews. Nothing is really handed to you. Overall, I liked it quite a bit.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185689
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Thanks LadyLinda and Marian. I'll see how it goes. It will get played one way or the other.

I don't think that the "walking" is very Nancy Drew(ish). It doesn't look or feel right (not the fact that she's walking, maybe it is just that top down view making it weird) and when the blue outline is there sometimes I can't get into it or whatever I'm supposed to be doing/accessing.

I guess I was too slow with making the drinks but the first time the bartender did tell me to take the tips, only there weren't any to take and that confused me a little. The second time I made a mistake and I thought I saw something disappear in the tip jar.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185695
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I hope you enjoy the game after you have gotten into it more.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185724
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Making a (very) little bit of progress. I at least made some tips today.

Do you remember or know off-hand if you have to win those games at the inn? I tried each of them once but did not beat either of them. I'm not saying I won't try them again but I don't want to waste my money right now if I don't have to.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185728
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The darts game and the Difference Detective game both award prizes that you will need later on in the game.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185733
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when I play I use this page to help with difference detective. I also always save before putting money into the machines.

I have found using the arrow keys is easiest for when Nancy walks


~Jen
Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185734
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Thanks for the tips, Jen. Nice to see you here. You are a great source of information and help for Nancy Drew games. wave

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185735
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Thanks Marian. I guess I knew that I would have to win at least once. Since I am better now at getting tips I had tried the darts and difference detective games again. It took a couple of tries on spotting the differences before I won a whistle. I still haven't won at the darts game but I finally understand the instructions. I did get the score down to 0 but I had not used all the darts so I still lost. Hopefully, I'll be able to win it a few times to get whatever I need.

Thanks for the link for the difference detective scenes NDLVR. If I get frustrated, I'll use it! Also, thanks for the tip about saving first. An excellent idea.

I made it through the bog but other than trying to beat those games at the inn, I'm stuck for the night (don't know what else to do). Tomorrow is another day though so maybe I'll figure something out then!

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185740
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One standard adventure game trick is to save before trying something. Then if it doesn't work out, load the saved game and try again. This is especially helpful to get past the games at the inn. If a game seems too hard at the Senior level, play the Junior level first. That will make some of the puzzles easier, for example the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in the library to light the lantern.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185785
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Thanks Timotek. My brain knows this but it often forgets stuff. I already did the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.

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Today I managed to win both games at the inn several times but all I got out of it was a doll. All the other times I got more coins and I also got a coin when I solved the new doll puzzle. Kind of disappointing. I'm stuck and no clues or useful items coming my way. I guess if it goes the same tomorrow I'll be consulting the walkthrough. frown

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185828
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I remember when I played this game. I got very good at the darts game. I remember just keeping playing darts just to see how far I could go. I got the score over 1000 before I quit.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185918
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Yay! I made some progress today without using the walkthrough. Of course, I'm stuck again, but maybe tomorrow I will figure something else out. shocked

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185920
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Good for you. And the stuckness will most likely be temporary. smile

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1185993
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Marian. I did get further today but again I'm stuck. Not sure if I'll try again later or wait until tomorrow.

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Progress is being made. smile

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1186142
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I got a little further today but I am finding the game kind of tedious. I managed to get through the drumming puzzle but only because the game felt sorry for me, I'm guessing. The highest score I got was 47. I don't know how many I was supposed to get but that was not enough to get the runes book. A few tries later I only scored a 38 but he said that was good and gave me the book??

And I still don't really like the walking. It looks cartoonish to me.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1186162
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The walkthrough says this about the drum puzzle:

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The puzzle is forgiving and will accept a low score, if you replay continuously.


I wish there were more puzzles like that; I appreciate that feature.

Re: Nancy Drew 19: Haunting of Castle Malloy [Re: oldbroad] #1186180
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I've managed to still stay away from the walkthrough. I also appreciate that feature Marian. I was about to give up and see if you could send me a save or direct me to one. I ended up just taking a break and giving it another try.

Thanks. wave

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This is by no means an easy game and you are doing very well so far. smile

I have said before that I really appreciate the fact that within this series the games are often quite different from one another. Inevitably there will be things that players don't like about a particular game, but no one could accuse them of making the same game over and over.

My memory may be failing me, but I am pretty sure that this is the only game where we see Nancy walking from a top-down view throughout the game.

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There is one more, Marian. Ransom Of The Seven Ships (game #20) Nancy does the treasure hunt for El Torro's journal and you see Nancy from above/behind like this


~Jen
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Thanks, Jen! That is something I had forgotten. I stand corrected. smile

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I agree with you Marian that the games are all different and that keeps them exciting. I know that every time I play one I sound like I don't like them but I do. There are sometimes some things I don't like in them though and they do make me crazy!

Again today, made some progress but am again stuck now. I just can't seem to get very far without getting stuck.

I'm now flying rather than scurrying around on the ground. witch

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