Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
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The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is the sixteenth in the Nancy Drew computer game series. It is loosely based on the books The Mystery Of The Mother Wolf (#164) and Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland (#175), in the Nancy Drew Digest Paperback series. The game is a combination of interactive dialog, puzzles, and real-time mini-games. If player selects "Junior Detective" at the beginning of the game, some puzzles are less difficult, and a dynamic checklist of incomplete tasks is available. The game differs from those earlier in the series: Nancy does not have a cell phone, none of her friends Bess Marvin, George Fayne, Frank Hardy, or Joe Hardy have a role, and the size of the game window is again increased.
In this game, Nancy Drew travels to Alberta, Canada, to stay at Icicle Creek Lodge. The innkeeper, Chantal Moique, has requested that Nancy come out to the inn in order to investigate a series of accidents that have happened at the lodge. Besides the accidents, there has been a strange white wolf loitering around the inn, howling at night and appearing right before the accidents happen, and then mysteriously disappearing. As soon as Nancy arrives at the inn, she witnesses a major accident, followed by an ominous howl from the infamous wolf. Also, if the game is not completed in time, all guests could leave and you may have to restart the entire game.
Ollie Randall — Ollie is the handyman at the lodge. He is a rather gruff man, who believes that the best way to deal with the wolf would be to "get rid of it".
Yanni Volkstaia — Paranoid, Volkstaia is an Olympic cross-country skier who believes that his competitors are out to get him. He is very egotistical. He does not like the situation with the wolf.
Guadalupe Comillo — Bird watcher Guadalupe likes to gossip and is concerned about the environment. She is into animals and is part of an environmentalist group.
Bill Kessler — A guest staying at the Lodge who likes to play Fox and Geese with Lou. He came for ice fishing but is not so excited about the situation with the wolf.
Lou Talbot — A guest who likes to play Fox and Geese with Bill. He attends a college in Brea, California, and likes art. He thinks the accidents going on are "colorful".
Tino Balducci — An acquaintance of Drew's, Balducci was a main character in Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, and can now be called for hints. Nancy finds him quite overbearing.
Chantal Moique — The owner of the lodge who asks Drew to solve the case. You only talk to her on the phone for information.
Ned Nickerson — Drew's boyfriend. You only talk to him on the phone.
Freddie Randall aka Snow Princess — Ollie's young daughter, Freddie, built a snow fort and stays in it all day. She is always up for a snowball fight.
Isis — The infamous white wolf, who Nancy eventually befriends.
Julius Macquade - The man who found Isis as a puppy when her mother was shot by a hunter while he started living in the wilderness. Since Isis refuses to leave him, he decided that Isis can be his companion. He got sick months later and had to leave Isis and the his cabin to go to the hospital, he died in the hospital. His diary can be found when Nancy finds his cabin. He cares deeply for Isis, as shown in the last page of his diary saying "The possibility that she would think I abandoned her just breaks my heart. She has come to mean the world to me..." You never actually meet him.
Sheriff Mahihkan — The local sheriff who investigated the bunkhouse explosion. He can only be reached by phone.
- Nancy Drew and Freddie — Lani Minella
- Ollie Randall — Mark Shone
- Chantal Moique — Kate Jaeger
- Bill Kessler — Jonah von Spreecken
- Lou Talbot — Gabriel Baron
- Yanni Volkstaia — Evan Newton
- Guadalupe Comillo — Kate Wisniewski
- Sheriff Mahihkan and other voices — Keith Dahlgren
- Ned Nickerson — Scott Carty
- Tino Balducci — Jeff Minnerly
- Nikki Sabatini and other voices — Amy Broomhall
- Additional Voices — K. Brian Neel
Second Chances 
- Starting a fire in the kitchen
- Hitting too many cracks while snow shoveling and being fired
- Missing too many meals and being fired
- Getting too cold/having hypothermia
- Catching a mine while ice fishing
- Starting an avalanche at Avalanche Ridge
- Blowing up by hitting too many objects on the snowmobile
- Not fixing the water pipes in time while stuck in the sauna
- Letting the culprit escape
New User Interface 
The White Wolf of Icicle Creek introduces the second user interface to appear in the Nancy Drew PC Games series. The new interface features a larger gameplay area, a more modern look, and Nancy's desk is now used as the main menu, versus the bookcase of the two previous interfaces. Also, the classic ND theme is gone.
Easter Egg 
To find the Easter egg, the player must continually use the washroom in the lodge, (this will only happen after Comillo has been kicked out of the lodge) until Nancy sings a little song (apparently while washing her hands) - "Call 1-555-MYSTICO and prepare to be amazed!" Dialing this secret number puts her in contact with "Mystico the Magnificent", a magician. Humorous conversations can be made with him. If Nancy asks for "a reason for living", the magician will angrily shout, citing all of the people who have called for Nancy's help in each game ("What am I?...a family friend? A concerned investor?"). Asking about "danger" will have Mystico cite all of the culprits from each game ("What am I?...a thug? a washed up actor?"). If you ask for a hint, Mystico will shout, citing all of the people or animals who gave Nancy some hints in each game ("What am I?...a group of underage detectives? a parrot?"). Finally, Nancy can ask for a wonderful treasure, which sends her back to the ice fishing pond. She can then claim the egg; if she uses it to dial, Mystico will hypnotize her over the phone. You can now open the locked door called Chinook across from Nancy's room and if you set her alarm to any time, she will have a scary dream in which Nancy comments later that her "subconscious needs to get a life".
The Creature of Kapu Cave
|Nancy Drew Computer Games||Succeeded by
Legend of the Crystal Skull