Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave

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Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave
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Developer(s) Her Interactive
Publisher(s) DreamCatcher
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA October 1, 2006
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

The Creature of Kapu Cave is the 15th installment in the Nancy Drew point-and-click adventure game series by Her Interactive. The game is available for play on Microsoft Windows platforms. It has an ESRB rating of E for moments of mild violence and peril. Players take on the first-person view of fictional amateur sleuth Nancy Drew and must solve the mystery through interrogation of suspects, solving puzzles, and discovering clues. There are two levels of gameplay, Junior and Senior detective modes, each offering a different difficulty level of puzzles and hints, however neither of these changes affect the actual plot of the game. The game is loosely based on a book entitled Mystery on Maui (1998).[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Nancy Drew goes to Hawaii to serve as a research assistant to Dr. Quigley Kim, an entomologist. A devastating scourge is destroying the local pineapple crop. Residents are whispering that a secretive research compound has awoken the legendary Kāne 'Ōkala, a man who was killed in a volcano centuries ago and now prowls the Big Island wreaking havoc. Upon arriving, Nancy discovers Dr. Kim's camp has been ravaged, and Dr. Kim is missing. Coincidentally, the Hardy Boys are also on the island to complete a top-secret mission, so the three amateur detectives must team up to solve the mystery.

Development[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Nancy Drew - Nancy is an eighteen-year old amateur detective from the fictional town of River Heights in the United States. She is the main playable character in the game, and the player solves portions of the mystery from her perspective.
  • Frank Hardy and Joe Hardy - Frank and Joe are amateur detectives and old friends of Nancy. They are in Hawaii to investigate the Mapu family for a company who plans on offering Pua a lucrative endorsement contract. They assist Nancy with her case and provide her with helpful information. Frank and Joe are also playable characters, and the player solves portions of the mystery from their perspective.
  • Big Island Mike Mapu - Mike Mapu runs "Big Island Mike's Immersion Excursions" with the help of his daughter Pua, but it seems like the tourists just aren't interested. He practically has to force tourists to catch fish, string necklaces, and go snorkeling. Could there be something shady about the way he does business?
  • Dr. Quigley Kim - Dr. Kim is an absent-minded entomologist who has a tendency to digress. She is working hard to gain fame and funding. Too bad all the money is going to Dr. Craven's sophisticated facility instead. How far would she go to discover the latest breakthrough in entomology?
  • Dr. Malachi Craven - Dr. Craven is the highly temperamental director of operations at the Hilihili Research Facility. He has attracted the funds of many investors. Dr. Craven keeps his work highly secretive, so no one knows what's happening in his lab. What is he working on that he wants to keep top-secret?
  • Pua Mapu - Pua is a world-class surfer and the daughter of Big Island Mike. She helps run the business and spends every moment of her free time surfing or teaching others to surf. Could this seemingly sweet girl be hiding a dark secret?

Cast[edit]

  • Nancy Drew - Lani Minella
  • Frank Hardy - Jonah Von Spreecken
  • Joe Hardy - Rob Jones
  • Ned Nickerson - Scott Carty
  • Big Island Mike Mapu - Ross Douglas
  • Dr. Quigley Kim / Phone Recording - Leslie Wadsworth
  • Malachi Craven - Dan Murphy
  • Pua Mapu - Judith Knowles
  • Richard Aikens / Pawnbroker / Johnny Kuto / Yellow Suit Guard - Don Darryl Rivera
  • Gate Guard - RFA Krolmeister
  • Dr. Kim's Employer - Anne Grant [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], The Creature of Kapu Cave Teaser Trailer
  2. ^ "Nancy Drew The Creature of Kapu Cave | Girl Games Online". Herinteractive.com. 
  3. ^ "Nancy Drew The Creature of Kapu Cave IMDb". 
Preceded by
Nancy Drew: Danger By Design
Nancy Drew Computer Games Succeeded by
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek