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Second Chances are when Nancy or whoever the player is make a Fatal Error that results in injury, death, being removed from the case or letting a villain get away. In the first 15 games, the player will be redirected to the Main Menu, where the "Second Chance" option will be available, or they can load a game. In games 16 and 17, the player will automatically be returned to the game as if the Second Chance button was clicked (and in game 17, the player will receive a tip as well). Starting with The Phantom of Venice, the player will be given a black screen and be presented with one of many scenarios of good news and bad news, and then be asked if they want to try again. Saying "Yes" will put them back in the game like a Second Chance, and saying "No" will bring up the title and take the player back to Nancy's desk (or the Main Menu in games 26 and 27). There is no longer a "No" option starting with game 28. The games will also start automatically making game saves for each Second Chance scenario with The Phantom of Venice, whether the player used one or not. Do not look at this page if you do not want spoilers for the endings of the games. This page reveals the culprits of the games.

Secrets Can KillEdit

  • Fail to stop the gas leak in the diner and it will blow up.
  • Fail to stop the boiler from exploding in time and the school will blow up.
  • Allow the villain to kill you.

Secrets Can Kill: RemasteredEdit

  • Enter a wrong combination in the safe three times and the security cage will drop around Nancy.
    • The Good News: Aunt Eloise went to Tampa to visit an old friend. The Bad News: You now know how long you can survive without food or water.
    • The Good News: You now understand what Aunt Eloise warned you about in her letter. The Bad News: You now understand what Aunt Eloise warned you about in her letter.
    • The Good News: You met a cute firefighter! The Bad News: Detective Beech didn't look very cute when he kicked you off the case.
    • The Good News: The neighbors heard you screams for help and came running. The Bad News: They thought you were a burglar and called the police.
    • The Bad News: Aunt Eloise couldn't find the switch to retract the bars. The Good News: You made for a highly entertaining evening for the nosy neighbors.
    • The Good News: You're safe! The Bad News: Detective Beech thinks you're too "unsafe" for undercover work. You're fired!
  • Fail to stop the gas leak in the diner and it will blow up.
    • The Good News: You got the bolt cutters! The Bad News: They're not terribly helpful when you're in a full body cast.
    • The Good News: You have a new hair-do! The Bad News: The singed look isn't terribly in right now.
    • Thank you for calling the second chance hotline. All of our operators are currently busy. Please call again.
    • Breaking News: Amateur Detective found in wreckage of Diner. Her career was also found in the wreckage...
    • The Good News: No one got hurt! The Bad News: Until Maxine saw what you did to her diner!
  • Set off the alarm on the soda machine in front of Connie and she'll turn you in.
    • The Good News: They removed the annoying soda machine. The Bad News: They removed YOU as well!
    • The Bad News: You've been kicked off the case! The Good News: With all the time wasted at the beach, you've perfected your back stroke!
    • The Good News: Connie won School Monitor of the year! The Bad News: It's because she finally caught the soda alarm prankster - you!
    • The Good News: The ringing in your ears from the alarm has stopped. The Bad News: Detective Beech is still yelling at you for blowing your cover. You're out of assignment :(
    • A wise person once said Grape, Grape, Orange, Cool In front of Connie? What a fool
  • Fail to stop the boiler from exploding in time and the school will blow up.
    • The Good News: You now know who was responsible for the explosion. The Bad News: Uhhhh - it was you.
    • The Good News: You got an awesome tan on your trip to Florida! The Bad News: That is if you consider 3rd degree burns a "tan".
    • The Good News: Detective Beech heard the explosion and came running! The Bad News: After he saw you were ok, he helped you to your feet to fire you.
    • The Good News: You're okay! The Bad News: You're fired!
  • Allow the villain to get away.
    • The Good News: You still have your health! The Bad News: HE GOT AWAY!!!
    • The Good News: You're famous! The Bad News: For waking from a coma after 80 years.
    • The Good News: You're done with your case! The Bad News: You're done as a detective.
    • The Bad News: You have a nasty scar on your head. The Good News: You can easily win nasty scar contests.
    • Knock Knock: Who's there? Beech. Beech who? He Beech'ed you to the journal.

Stay Tuned for DangerEdit

  • Pull the fire alarm in the studio and get kicked off the case.
  • Allow the bomb to explode.
  • Get caught by Ralph while sneaking around the studio at night.
  • Allow the villain to kill Nancy.

Message in a Haunted MansionEdit

  • Unhook the chandelier and crash it.
  • Fall down the well in the tunnels under the basement.
  • Get caught in Abby's room.
  • Get caught looking in Louis' briefcase (this takes a while but it is possible and it is real).
  • Let Louis know you were in his briefcase and get sent home by Rose.
  • Allow the fire to burn down the mansion.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

Treasure in the Royal TowerEdit

  • Get caught snooping in the library, either with the alarm on or when Dexter is about to come in.
  • Try to jump to the ladder on the wall when on top of the elevator.
  • Get crushed by the elevator by trying to get into the tower when the elevator is on the second floor.
  • Freeze to death when locked outside. As a Senior Detective, this is possible any time you go outside.
  • Set off the ski lift twice when you're not in danger. Dexter will make you leave.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

The Final SceneEdit

  • Get knocked out by the crate when trying to raise it.
  • Fall off the balcony trying to grab the gear.
  • Get electrified trying to open the booby trapped gate.
  • Get hit by the falling light backstage on Day 2.
  • Get caught by the police evacuating the building on Day 3.
  • Fail to stop the demolition and go down with the building.

Secret of the Scarlet HandEdit

  • Carry the tzolkein stones around for too long and drop them, destroying them.
  • Stick your hand in the HAM radio and get electrocuted.
  • Go into the stairway hall at the end of the temple puzzles without the glow stick and break your leg.
  • Don't escape from the monolith in time and Nancy will suffocate.

Ghost Dogs of Moon LakeEdit

  • Step on the rotten floorboards and fall through them.
  • Pump the gas over and over in the shed and choke on the fumes.
  • Use the motorboat without repairing it and it will blow up, killing Nancy.
  • Don't use the lifejacket and Nancy will drown.
  • Fall down the hole in the cemetery passage without using the flashlight.
  • Blow up in the shed.
  • Allow the fire to spread to the forest.
  • Open the vault in the well without draining it and flood the room.
  • Allow the villain to kill you.

The Haunted CarouselEdit

  • Fall off the carousel by leaning too far off trying to grab the brass ring.
  • Fix the card reader wrong and fry the whole system.
  • Try to solder in the card reader as it is turned on and get electrocuted (this is also possible using the soldering gun in the box in the roller coaster).
  • Allow the roller coaster to run over Nancy.
  • Activate the carousel while beneath it and get impaled by the poles.
  • Leave the iron on and leave the hotel, burning it down.
  • Use the lathe without safety goggles and get wood in Nancy's eyes.
  • Allow the giant puffer fish to crush Nancy.
  • Allow the villain to kill Nancy.

Danger on Deception IslandEdit

  • Go biking without a helmet and crash.
  • Eat a bad sandwich.
  • Give Katie a bad sandwich and give her food poisoning.
  • Give Holt two female Dungeness crabs and get arrested.
  • Go kayaking without the life vest and helmet and drown.
  • Go beyond the channel markers and get lost forever.
  • Go beyond the "danger" buoys and wreck the kayak.
  • Slip on the rocks on the sand castle island and bump your head.
  • Let the falling chunk of the lighthouse hit you.
  • Get caught by the people on the boat.
  • Allow the villain to kill you.

The Secret of Shadow RanchEdit

  • Pick unripe vegetables too much and get kicked off the ranch.
  • Allow the angry hen to hurt Nancy by contionously attacking her.
  • Burn the kitchen by using the stove incorrectly.
  • Give the horses food poisoning.
  • Give the chickens food poisoning.
  • Don't repair the fence and let the coyotes get the chickens.
  • Try to go riding without Tex's permission or take the saddle out of the stalls and he'll kick you off the ranch.
  • Get stung by the scorpion near the bank.
  • Get bitten by the rattlesnake under Zebra Rock.
  • Push the key off of the wall hook without pulling up the chair, causing it to fall in a floorboard and Nancy will be unable to escape the jail cell.
  • Allow the villain to find you.

Curse of Blackmoor ManorEdit

  • Knock on Mrs. Drake's door at night and scare her and get off the case.
  • Feed Loulou bad cake and kill her.
  • Get eaten by the giant plant.
  • Go into the spots around the rotating chamber marked with the devil sign and get crushed.
  • Do the alchemy puzzle wrong and blow up the door.
  • Let the box fall on you at the end.

Secret of the Old ClockEdit

  • Don't tighten the lug nuts on the spare tire without using a tool if Nancy gets a flat and the roadster will be wrecked.
  • Fall off the bridge while trying to grab the receipt flying around the Lilac Inn.
  • Get caught by Richard while snooping around in his home either by letting Uri keep talking, waiting for his session to be over or knocking over the vase near his calendar.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

Last Train to Blue Moon CanyonEdit

  • Pull the emergency brake. (This is only possible before someone else does.)
  • Pull the wheel that releases the steam through the train before connecting all the pipes and the train will be flooded with steam. (Can be stopped by turning it back in time.)
  • Pull the boards in the mine out of order (or the wrong board) and have it collapse.
  • Take a wrong turn on the tracks (or not hit the switch) at the end and either fall, get stuck in the mine forever or blow up.

Danger by DesignEdit

  • Fail to answer the phone in time and Minette will fire you.
  • Interrupt Minette while she's fitting Jing Jing and get fired.
  • Knock over the chemicals in Dieter's darkroom and they will explode.
  • Get caught by the police in the underground tunnels (and keep doing so for multiple newspapers).
  • Don't come up for air while skin diving and drown.
  • Get caught in the fan while skin diving.
  • Fail to deactivate the paint bomb and Minette will set it off.
  • Allow the villain to kill you.

The Creature of Kapu CaveEdit

  • Fertilize the plants improperly and Malachi will make you leave.
  • Get caught looking at the employee roster at Hilihili.
  • Get caught impersonating a worker in the plant room at the Hilihili.
  • Drown while snorkeling by reaching for shells too long.
  • Fall into the lava in Kapu Cave.
  • Get the element puzzle wrong and Nancy will be shot with a dart.
  • Get the story puzzle wrong and Nancy will be crushed by the boulder.
  • Take a wrong passage while snorkeling (or wait too long to decide) and get sucked in.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

The White Wolf of Icicle CreekEdit

  • Burn the food while cooking.
  • Stay out in the cold too long and Nancy will freeze to death.
  • Shovel over too many thin spots on the pond and Nancy will fall in.
  • Bump into too many things while snowmobiling and the snowmobile will crash.
  • Catch a mine while ice fishing and the shack will blow up.
  • Go through Avalanche Ridge without snowshoes and Nancy will get caught in an avalanche.
  • Pass out in the sauna by not turning on the cold water in time.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

Legend of the Crystal SkullEdit

  • Get bitten by the spider too many times and Nancy will die.
  • Get stung by the wasps too many times and Nancy will have to go home. Do it again for the tip.
  • Go out the emergency door at Zeke's and Bess will get arrested. Do it again for the tip.
  • Allow Bernie to eat Nancy.
  • Allow the villain to get away.

The Phantom of VeniceEdit

  • Get hit by the falling pot.
    • The Good News: Margherita got twice the amount she paid for the urn from insurance. The Bad News: Her insurace rates have doubled because of the traumatic head wound that's taken you off the case. Ciao!
    • The Good News: The urn only gave you a concussion. The Bad News: The pomegranate-size lump on your head is causing everyone to run from you in terror. Tah-tah time.
    • The Good News: Margherita never really liked that urn. The Bad News: You're still suffering from amnesia and you have no idea who Margherita is.
  • Get stung by the bees too many times.
    • The Good News: You're not allergic to bee stings! The Bad News: Your hands are too swollen to hold your magnifying glass. Arrivederci!
    • The Good News: Bees won't sting you if you blow smoke at them first. The Bad News: The bees just smoked you. Big time.
    • The Good News: The bees stopped stinging you when you dropped the smoker. The Bad News: It took you a loonngg time to drop the smoker. Hello, River Heights!
    • The Good News: You didn't seriously injure any bees! The Bad News: The bees didn't return the favor.
  • Get caught snooping in Antonio's office. You could also go into his office while he's there.
    • The Good News: You only spent half the day in jail. The Bad News: You spent the other half on the phone getting chewed out (and fired) by Prudence Rutherford.
    • The Good News: Sophia pulled some strings and got you out of jail. The Bad News: She also pulled you off the case and got you a one-way ticket home.
    • The Good News: The GdiF put up your bail. The Bad News: You have to be smuggled out of the country dressed as a goat herder. Baahhh!
  • Set off the alarm by trying to open the door to Zattere.
    • The Good News: When the alarm went off and people came running, everyone thought you were just some kid goofing around with something you shouldn't've been. The Bad News: They weren't all that wrong.
    • The Good News: You learned that Italian locks are extremely sensitive. The Bad News: You're not likely to run into many Italian locks where you're going - home.
    • The Good News: The police officers that answered the alarm were incredibly good-looking and polite. The Bad News: Hel-lo? They arrested you, remember?
  • Set off the alarm by trying to enter Zaterre without the thermal suit on.
    • The Good News: Gina wasn't kidding about needing a thermal suit to get past the Palazzo Zattere's security system. The Bad News: That's pretty much the bad news, too.
  • Allow the phantom to get away during the stakeout.
    • The Good News: The guy who got away was a thief and not a serial killer. The Bad News: The agents you were working with now think you're bad news.
    • The Good News: No one got hurt during the stakeout. The Bad News: No one got caught during the stakeout.
    • The Good News: By allowing him to get away, you made Nico very happy. The Bad News: You made everyone else within a fifty mile radius extremely unhappy.
  • Go down the tunnel at the end without grabbing the flashlight and Nancy will fall into the wells below. There is nothing presented after this.
  • Don't stop the room at the end from flooding in time and Nancy will drown.
    • The Good News: You found an air pocket! The Bad News: You didn't get rescued until long after Helena had escaped.
    • The Good News: Luigi the gondolier saved you from drowning. The Bad News: By the time you got to shore, Helena was long gone.
    • The Good News: You can hold your breath for a long time. The Bad News: In this case, you needed gills.
  • Allow the villain to get away.
    • The Good News: You found Helena's bug! The Bad News: She found it first, and smashed it to bits before disappearing without a trace.
    • The Good News: Your name is in every paper! The Bad News: They're all asking the same question: How could you let Helena escape? Ouch.
    • The Good News: The pigeons still like you. The Bad News: The police? Not so much.

The Haunting of Castle MalloyEdit

  • Try to get across the gap in the stairs and Nancy will fall to the bottom.
    • The Good News: You didn't break your neck falling through that hole in the stairs. The Bad News: You broke pretty much everything else. Can you say "traction"?
    • The Bad News: You were too badly injured in the fall to be Kyler's maid of honor. The Good News: The dress she had wanted to wear looked awful and itched like crazy.
    • The Good News: You didn't miss clearing the hole in the staircase by that much. The Bad News: You missed clearing the hole in the staircase by THAT much.
  • Go to the edge of the map and just drop off the cliffs.
    • The Good News: Your lamp magically turned into a parasail and you floated down to the rocks below. The Bad News: Just kidding. It turned into an anvil made by ACME. Beep-beep!
    • The Good News: The cliff wasn't that high. The Bad News: It was still a cliff.
    • The Good News: There were only two rocks at the bottom of the cliff. The Bad News: You managed to hit both of them.
  • Take a wrong turn while crossing the bog or don't use the plank and Nancy will fall into it.
    • The Good News: After a while, the bog felt like a nice warm mudbath. The Bad News: This is because you'd gone into shock.
    • The Good News: By the time Kit and Kyler arrived, you'd only sunk up to your waist. The Bad News: When they tried to pull you out, they sank in up to their chins.
    • The Good News: You only fell in as far as your knees. The Bad News: You fell in head first.
  • Start the jetpack incorrectly and it will explode.
    • The Good News: No one was hurt when the jetpack exploded. The Bad News: Except you, of course.
    • The Good News: Watching the jetpack blow up was actually kind of fun... The Bad News: ...for exactly one one thousandth of a second. After that? Not so much.
    • The Good News: The explosion didn't damage your face. The Bad News: That's pretty much the ONLY part of your body it didn't damage.
  • Go too far out over the ocean using the jetpack and it will run out of fuel, making Nancy fall into the water.
    • The Good News: A passing ship saw you fall into the ocean as your jetpack gave out. The Bad News: That was the LAST they saw of you.
    • The Good News: At least you were above water when you ran out of fuel. The Bad News: Falling into a body of water from any height above 150 feet is like falling onto concrete. Doh!
    • The Good News: Your jetpack was secured to your back so well that it cushioned your fall when you hit the water. The Bad News: It casued you to sink like a rock for the same reason.
  • Knock over a chemical while sorting them or put one in the wrong box and it will explode.
    • The Good News: The smoke you created when you spilled those chemicals was a very pretty color. The Bad News: The toxic fumes you created weren't quite as pleasant.
    • The Good News: Chemical burns aren't painful. The Bad News: Oops. I thought you were a super hero. Never mind.
    • The Good News: Manipulating those bottles of chemicals got you thinking about going into chemistry. The Bad News: You'll have to stop going into physical therapy, first.
    • The Good News: Every cloud has a silver lining. The Bad News: Except a cloud of chemicals. Do-overs!
    • The Good News: The chemicals you released into the environment weren't toxic to humans. The Bad News: They were toxic to pretty much everything else. When it comes to ecological disasters, you rule, dude!
    • The Good News: The chemical explosion blew the silo doors wide open. The Bad News: But only because it blew you and Matt straight into them. Ouch.
    • The Good News: You get another one of these Good News Bad News things. The Bad News: I can't think of anything funny!!
  • Incorrectly launch the rocket and it will collapse.
    • The Good News: When the rocket exploded, it could be seen for miles. The Bad News: Buried under rubble, you and Matt weren't seen for DAYS.
    • The Good News: Launcing that rocket makes you a rocket scientist. The Bad News: Causing it to explode makes you a BAD rocket scientist.
    • The Good News: No one was hurt and nothing got damaged when the rocket exploded. The Bad News: I'm totally lying.

Ransom of the Seven ShipsEdit

  • Incorrectly distribute the water in the golf cart battery and it will blow up.
    • The Good News: When the battery blew up, you didn't catch fire. The Bad News: The golf cart, the shed and most of the resort did.
    • The Good News: You didn't panic when the battery exploded. The Bad News: That's because the concussion knocked you out cold.
    • The Good News: You didn't burn your hands when the battery blew up. The Bad News: You burned them when you tried to put out your hair.
    • The Good News: You can chalk this up to another learning experience. The Bad News: You're rapidly running out of chalk.
  • Keep running into things with the sailboat and it will collapse.
    • The Good News: It wasn't your boat. The Bad News: But it WAS your life.
    • The Good News: You are an excellent swimmer. The Bad News: So are the three sharks coming up behind you.
    • The Good News: You crawled onto a piece of wood as the boat sank and used it to stay afloat while you paddled toward shore. The Bad News: All that splashing soon made you go from first mate to shark bait.
    • The Good News: A deep-sea fishing boat saw you sink and immediately changed course to rescue you. The Bad News: They came across a school of marlin and, well...hey, it was either you or the marlin, and the guys on board HAD paid a lot of money, so...
    • The Good News: You managed to swim to a nearby reef to await rescue. The Bad News: It was low tide. When the tide rolled back in, you rolled back out.
  • Stay underwater too long and Nancy will drown.
    • The Good News: Two dolphins saw your plight, pulled you back to the island, and nudged you up onto the beach with their noses. The Bad News: Neither of them knew CPR.
    • The Good News: You were spotted floating in the water by a passing boat. The Bad News: This was after it had run you over.
    • The Good News: Just as you were blacking out, you bumped into a fellow diver. The Bad News: He was out of air, too.
    • The Good News: You were plucked from the water by helicopter, given CPR by a handsome paramedic, flown to Nassau, and treated for two weeks in their finest hospital. The Bad News: Your father just got the bills. Buh-bye, college!
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  • Get stung by the jellyfish too many times and Nancy will pass out.
    • The Good News: No animals were injured in the filming of the last scene. The Bad News: Except you, of course.
    • The Good News: The welts by all those tentacles will go away eventually. The Bad News: People run screaming from the room before you can tell them that.
    • The Good News: Getting stung by all those jellyfish only hurt for a couple of seconds. The Bad News: Then the poison kicked in. Toodles!
  • Surface too quickly at Half Moon Bay and Nancy will pass out.
    • The Good News: Summoning every ounce of strength, thumbing your nose at the laws of physics, you pulled yourself to the surface and survived! The Bad News: Liar, liar, pants on fire!
    • The Good News: As you were sinking to the bottom, George appeared out of nowhere, grabbed you and pulled you to the surface. The Bad News: Can you say "hallucination"?
    • The Good News: You were within swimming distance of the island when you went down. The Bad News: It's real hard to swim when you've lost consciousness.
    • The Good News: You were spotted by a passing submarine. The Bad News: Its crew mistook you for a sleeping sea turtle and kept on going.
  • Get hit by the rocks that are incredibly unrealistically being thrown at Nancy while she climbs the cliffs too many times and she will fall.
    • The Good News: The view you got as you fell was spectacular. The Bad News: The view as you hit the ground, not so much.
    • The Good News: Some thick brush growing out from the side of the cliff broke your fall. The Bad News: For all of like three tenths of a second.
    • The Good News: You have a very hard head. The Bad News: It wasn't quite hard enough.
    • The Good News: Falling all that way didn't hurt a bit. The Bad News: Then you hit the ground. That hurt a lot.
    • The Good News: The vegetation at the base of the cliff was nice and thick, like a big green cushion. The Bad News: You landed on the golf cart.
  • Time the turning of the hourglasses incorrectly and the cave will collapse.
    • The Good News: It takes a lot more than some little ole cave-in to bring Nancy Drew down! The Bad News: It was the ensuing lack of oxygen that did you in.
    • The Good News: The cave-in opened a way back up to the surface. The Bad News: It opened because the boulder that had been blocking it fell on you, squishing you like a grape.
    • The Good News: Only one rock fell on your head when the cave collapsed. The Bad News: The rock was the size of a dorm room freezer. Ouch.
    • The Good News: You managed to dive back into the water and swim away as the cave collapsed. The Bad News: You forgot to put on your air tank. And that big breath you took when you dove in? Not big enough.
    • The Good News: You didn't totally freak out when the cave collapsed and buried you alive. The Bad News: That's because as you turned to flee, you ran smack into a stalactice and knocked yourself out.
  • Try the wrong keyhole too many times at the end and El Toro will cut the rope holding up everything above the chamber.
    • The Good News: Someone finally heard you and Bess calling from a tiny hole in all the rocks and answered you. The Bad News: It was Dwayne. Who answered by plugging up the hole.
    • The Good News: You and Bess passed the time while waiting to be rescued by talking about your favorite foods. The Bad News: Bess started looking at you reeaall funny...
    • The Good News: Going by instincts honed by years of detective work, you stuck the head back on the skeleton, causing a secret door to open and allowing you to escape! The Bad News: I'm totally messing with you.
    • The Good News: The room only filled halfway up with rocks. The Bad News: The rest of the room filled up with water.
    • The Good News: The cave-in revealed more priceless artifacts. The Bad News: Buried under a pile of rubble, you're about to become one of them.

Warnings at Waverly AcademyEdit

  • Get too many demerits and get expelled. You can get demerits by failing to perform snack shop duties, entering the locked classroom in the daytime, getting caught sneaking around at night, knocking on people's doors during after hours, trying to climb the tree in the daytime and pulling the fire alarm.
    • The Good News: It's not like expulsion is permanent. The Bad News: Oh it is? Wow, you are in so much trouble.
    • The Good News: Now you don't have to worry about solving the mystery. The Bad News: What else is there? Bowling? Television? I'm bored already!
    • The Good News: In a parallel universe Nancy Drew is getting accepted into Waverly right now. The Bad News: All flights to that universe have been booked, sorry.
    • The Good News: There are worse things than getting expelled. The Bad News: Like getting the Black Cat get away... Oh, wait.
    • The Bad News: You got expelled. The Good News: ...
  • Climb up the tree wrong and fall down.
    • The Good News: You didn't suffer any permanent brain damage in the fall. The Bad News: Nancy Drew? Sorry. Never heard of her.
    • The Good News: No one saw you fall out of the tree. The Bad News: At least not until the surveillance video was posted online. Three million hits? Oh no!
    • The Good News: You actually caught yourself at the last second. The Bad News: Then later, you fell out of a different tree. Some things are just meant to happen.
    • The Good News: You really showed that tree who's boss. The Bad News: Turns out, it's the tree.
    • The Good News: You didn't break your leg when you fell out of the tree! The Bad News: You did break your leg when you hit the ground.
  • Get split in half by the pendulum axe.
    • The Good News: Don't worry, the Black Cat will probably give up soon anyway. The Bad News: Psych! That's never going to happen.
    • The Good News: You dodged the pendulum at the last second and escaped through a secret door. The Bad News: Waiting on the other side of the door was another pendulum. They always work in pairs.
    • The Good News: The pendulum missed you and crashed through the wall. The Bad News: Waiting for you on the other side of the wall: Angry bears.
    • The Good News: You paid attention in your first aid classes. The Bad News: No one else did.

Trail of the TwisterEdit

  • Hit too many things and crash the car.
    • As your car spins out of control, suddenly everything starts to make sense! It suddenly becomes clear that the person behind the sabotage is...
    • The Good News: You're not the first intern to damage one of the chase team's vehicles. The Bad News: You are the first intern to completely and totally destroy one beyond any possible hope of repair.
    • The Good News: This probably seems like a bad thing now, but trust me, it beats sitting at home bored. The Bad News: Just kidding, being at home is great! There are snacks there!
    • The Good News: Your car will eventually be found. The Bad News: If that's the good news, then pretty much everything else is going to be bad news.
    • The Good News: You'll be a better driver for the experience. The Bad News: ...ten years from now when you're finally allowed behind the wheel again.
    • The Good News: You survived the crash. The Bad News: Now you have to explain what happened to Scott. Good luck with that. We'd love to help you...but it sounds scary. So...bye.
  • Go into a hailstorm when the GPS is malfunctioning and get trapped in the hail.
    • The Good News: Hail's not that bad, think of it as slightly hard rain. The Bad News: Just kidding! Hail is really bad! It's made of sharp, angry, high-speed rocks of ice falling from the sky.
    • The Good News: This is how Frost got his nickname, maybe you'll get one too. The Bad News: Yours will probably be something like, Unlucky Debris Magnet.
    • Thank you for calling the second chance hotline. All of our operators are currently busy. Please call again.
    • The Good News: Now you'll have a great story to tell all of the other storm chasers. The Bad News: If you actually remember what happened.
    • The News: Our top story today, construction of the community recreation center is nearing completion. The Weather: SO MUCH DEADLY HAIL! DON'T GO OUTSIDE!
  • Get caught in the twister.
    • The Good News: You finally unlocked the door. The Bad News: Behind the door was...wait for it...ANOTHER TORNADO. [This is only available if you exit the tornado shelter doors as the storm is still going on.]
    • The Bad News: You were picked up by the twister and thrown into the next town. The Really Bad News: The next town is called Sharoprocklesberg. Probably not the best place to land.
    • The Good News: You got to experience the thrill of flight! The incredibly wild sensation of zinging through a rapidly moving funnel cloud! The Bad News: The landing...yeah, that's not going to be so fun.
    • The Good News: You're going to get a front row seat to see the tornado. The Bad News: It's probably going to be one of those shows that requires audience participation.
    • The Good News: The tornado died down before reaching the Grange. The Bad News: You were crushed in an avalanche of keys. Someone around here has really got a weird key thing.
    • The Bad News: You were hit with a barrage of high-speed debris. The Good News: Frosty took some really cool pictures...so that's kind of a silver lining, right?
    • The Good News: You got a record breaking amount of storm data. The Bad News: Did I say data? I meant injuries.
    • The Bad News: You were knocked unconcious by flying debris. The Worse News: You were knocked conscious by more flying debris. Yeah, it works that way.
    • The Good News: You were airlifted to the best hospital in the region. The Bad News: By a tornado.

Shadow at the Water's EdgeEdit

  • Ask Miwako about the mysterious article and get kicked out of the ryokan.
    • The Good News: Now you have the chance to really experience downtown Kyoto. The Bad News: By dragging your suitcase behind you, looking for a place to stay.
    • The Good News: Perhaps your Japanese dictionary has a phrase or two to deal with this precarious social situation. The Bad News: As it turns out, no. But you can ask where the library is.
    • The Good News: You finally have more time to spend with Bess and George being a tourist. The Bad News: The ghost haunting the Ryokan Hiei has more time to terrify tourists.
    • The Good News: At least it was Miwako who caught you, and not some creepy ghost! The Bad News: What? Miwako's still in her room! But...That can't be!
  • Leave the tea pot steaming for too long and Miwako will catch Nancy and kick her out. The results are the same as the last Second Chance.
  • Trigger Suk while it is still in guard mode. Apparently Nancy is dumb enough to get mauled by a robotic cat.
    • The Good News: It's just a robotic cat. The Bad News: A furious robotic cat, programmed to be remorseless.
    • The News: You were mauled by a robotic cat. The Cable News Headline: Cat-astrophe! Could your toys be plotting against you?
    • The Good News: Suki's battery will eventually run out. The Bad News: That's when the backup battery kicks in.
    • It Could Be Worse: You could be under attack from a real cat - and also a robot. This is probably better than that would be.
    • The Good News: Suki was actually sent here to protect you. The Bad News: That thing Ren is building...I wouldn't turn my back on it if I were you.
  • Don't open the balcony door in time when Nancy is trapped in the bedroom and a piece of wood will fall on her?...
    • The Good News: That plank is finally on the ground, right where it wanted to be. The Bad News: All of the good news in the scenario is plank-related.
    • The Bad News: You were knocked out by a falling board. An Unrelated And Seriously Understated Fact: Mars is pretty far away.
    • The Good News: Scientists say that a blow to the head may inspire moments of clarity...and also a sense of deja vu. The Bad News: Scientists say that a blow to the head may inspire moments of clarity...and also a sense of deja vu. The Good News: Scientists say that a blow to the head may inspire moments of clarity...and also a sense of deja vu.
    • The Good News: Gravity still works! The Bad News: People just won't stop putting heavy things above that door!
    • The News: You were hit in the head with a plank of wood. The Headline: Dastardly Dangling Dowel Decomissions Detective Drew.
  • Fail to cut the ropes in time and Nancy will be drowned by the yurei.
    • The Good News: There is oxygen in water. The Bad News: What do you mean it doesn't work that way? Wow. Being a human is rough some days.
    • The Bad News: You were just drowned by a ghost. The Good News: The inscription on your tombstone is going to be the coolest ever.
    • The Good News: You'll be forever remembered... The Bad News: ...as the inquisitive ghost who says "It's loooooooooocked."
    • The News: You were drowned by a ghost. The Headline: Daring Drew Drowns During Debacle.
    • The Good News: Now you know long you can hold your breath. The Bad News: It is less time than presently required.
  • Allow the villain to get away.
    • The Good News: There was no ghost. The Bad News: Not being able to catch a ghost would have been reasonable.
    • The Good News: Ren got away so no more creepy ghosts. The Bad News: Wait...what's that over there?!
    • The Good News: You don't have to tell everyone back home you couldn't solve the case. The Bad News: Bess and George have already told everyone.
    • The Good News: The case is closed! The Bad News: If it were open it would say "Case not solved".
    • There once was a Nancy from River Heights Suspects she'd often have dead to rights But then came Rentaro Who got away.
    • The Good News: Rentaro's gone! The Bad News: Oh wait, we were trying to catch him! Bad News: Rentaro's gone!
    • The Good News: At least you learned how to make bento. The Bad News: I guess we'll call this one Nancy Drew and the case of the How to Make Bento.
    • The Good News: At least it was just a ghost puppet, and not a ghost. The Bad News: A world full of ghost puppets may in fact be scarier than a world full of actual ghosts. True story.
    • The Good News: There are other cases to be solved. The Bad News: Those tend to go to successful detectives.

The Captive CurseEdit

  • Pull the lever in the passage to the courtyard and get staked by the portcullis.
    • The Good News: The gates work! The Bad News: They HATE you.
    • The Good News: Now you know what happens when you pull that lever. The Bad News: Spikes. Spikes are ALWAYS the bad news.
    • The Good News: So you got staked, at least we won't be subjecting you to any awful steak-related puns. The Bad News: Despite being such a great medium, it will be hard for you to grill suspects after such a rare accident.
    • The Good News: You're on the cover of this month's Smashed By A Gate Magazine. The Bad News: No one really reads that magazine.
    • The Good News: There's nothing more fashionable than a body piercing. The Bad News: Oh wait, did I say fashionable? I meant deadly.
  • Get caught snooping by Anja.
    • The Good News: Anja doesn't stay mad for long. The Bad News: You're about to find out why.
    • The Bad News: Anja looks really, really mad. The Good News: Hey, look! A sale on t-shirts!
    • The Good News: At least it was Anja, and not the monster. The Bad News: Unlike monsters, Anja isn't warded off by garlic. So, there goes that plan.
    • The Good News: Getting caught snooping isn't the worst thing in the world. The Bad News: Getting kicked out and spending the night in a monster-filled woods might be.
  • Get caught snooping by Karl.
    • The Good News: You get to spend some quality time with Karl. The Bad News: By "quality time", we mean "getting yelled at and kicked out" time.
    • The Good News: If you think about it, things could be much worse. The Bad News: ...and you will have plenty of time to think about it on the plane ride home after Karl kicks you out.
    • The Bad News: Karl caught you. The Awkward News: While you were snooping in his office, he was off doing something really nice for you - he was baking you a cake!
    • The Bad News: You've angered the Bürgermeister. The Good News: Of all the Meisters to anger, Bürgermeister is the most fun.
    • The Bad News: Karl caught you red-handed. The Good News: If you compliment his game enough, he'll forget this ever happened.
  • Get caught snooping in Renate's bag.
    • The Good News: Renate doesn't stay angry for long. The Bad News: After a few seconds she transitions to furious.
    • The Bad News: You've been caught by Renate. The Worse News: Now people all over Europe will hear the tale of the snooping detective. Spoiler Alert: You're the villain of the story.
    • The Good News: You can outrun Renate. The Bad News: It'll just look really embarrassing when it's happening.
    • The Good News: You don't have to listen to Renate's snoring now. The Bad News: You do have to listen to some yelling.
    • The News: In Germany it is considered a compliment to snoop through someone's bag. The Correction: Earlier today, this publication ran an article that made some incorrect statements about Germany. We offer our apologies.
  • Fall through the trap door in the dungeon.
    • The Good News: Trap doors are awesome! The Bad News: You know, you're going to be down here for a while, so how about you just focus on the good news.
    • Stay tuned for the following public service announcement brought to you by trap-door awareness society. Please, don't jump down trap doors for no reason.
    • The Good News: You get to do thar marking the passing of days by scratching lines into a wall thing! The Bad News: FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
    • The Bad News: You fell down a hole and are trapped forever. The Good News: ...hang on, I'm going to have to call this one in...just a second...ok, just got confirmation, there is just no good news to be had.
    • The Good News: Something broke your fall. The Bad News: It was the monster!
  • Open the furnace without the shield and get completely engulfed in flames.
    • The Good News: You survived. The Bad News: You're just a bit...melty.
    • The Good News: You experienced a sudden flash of inspiration. The Bad News: I'm sorry, I meant to say: You experienced a sudden flash of incineration.
    • The Good News: You don't have to worry about that summer tan. The Bad News: Because you're not going outside again for a long, long time.
    • The Good News: You're safe from the castle's monster. The Bad News: But not from the furnace's monster. Yes. There is a furnace monster. That's how bad today is going for you.
    • The Good News: You just had a blast - The Bad News: furnace.
  • Allow the monster to attack you at the end.
    • The Good News: The monster is more afraid of you than you are of it. The Bad News: When the monster is afraid, it punches indiscriminately.
    • The News: Castle Finster Monster On Rampage! The Sports: First round of Monster VS Drew ends in a knock out. There'll be no celebrating in River Heights tonight.
    • The News: Tensions Continue To Mount In Dungeon. The Weather: Bad news for travellers, the high pressure system in the north pretty much guarantees monster crushings throughout the weekend, so be sure to pack an umbrella.
    • The Good News: It looks like you're finally going to get that meddling Nancy Drew. The Bad News: Oh, wait, I'm sorry. This is supposed to be the Good News / Bad News for the monster...well, this is a bit awkward...so...how's things?
    • The Bad News: You're trapped in a weird castle and were just attacked by a monster. The Good News: You're meeting new people. That's nice.
    • Monster Escape Tip #8: If you're being chased by a slower monster, it's considered polite to fall or stumble every few seconds.
    • The Good News: Now you get to see all of your friends. The Bad News: At the hospital.
    • The Good News: That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The Bad News: Unless we're talking about getting punched into a trap door. That's actually really bad for you.
    • The Good News: This means your "getting attacked" punch card is full. The Bad News: That means the next monster attack is free. Hmm.
    • The Good News: If you survive, your monster encounter will be known the world over. The Bad News: You probably won't.
    • The Good News: You have no memory of your monster encounter. The Bad News: Or pretty much anything else.
    • The Good News: Monsters may look mean, but they are just very misunderstood creatures. They're quite peaceful by nature. The Bad News: Wait, no. Sorry. I was thinking of lobsters. Monsters are awful.

Alibi in AshesEdit

  • Choke on the smoke in the very first sequence where Nancy has to stack things to escape through the window (this takes a quite a long time but it is possible).
    • Nine Out Of Ten Nancys Agree: Breathing oxygen is necessary.
    • The Good News: You paid attention in fire safety class. The Bad News: The fire payed attention in kill Nancy class.
    • Nancy Tip 357: If you find yourself trapped in a smoke filled room...don't take...a break...to...write a tip...you will...diiiiiiiii
    • At least you died doing what you loved. Escaping buildings.
  • Open one of the doors in Town Hall and immediately get engulfed in flames.
    • The Good News: You're alive. The Bad News: You're fired!
    • The Bad News: You were engulfed in flames. The Good News: You had the presence of mind to yell "Oh no! I'm being engulfed in flames!" Way to keep it classy.
    • The Bad News: You're stuck in a horriffic fire! The Really Bad News: You left your get out of fire free card at home.
    • Knock knock. Who's there? ALL OF THE FIRE, EVER.
    • The Good News: It's nothing to worry about. It's just a little fire. The Bad News: You know who said that? A flame-proof giant, that's who.
  • Try to enter Town Hall and get arrested.
    • The Good News: At least it's just the police, and not a monster of some sort. The Bad News: Wait a second! Why do their badges say Special Monsters Unit?!
    • The Good News: You can explain that this was all a giant misunderstanding. The Bad News: From the back of the police car.
    • The Good News: The police are here! This is also the bad news.
    • The Good News: A swift response from police is a strong indicator of a healthy town. The Bad News: ...Is an example of the things you will have to listen to your lawyer say tomorrow.
    • The Bad News For You: You are in SO much trouble. The Good News For Me: I'm not!
  • Get caught trying to leave jail.
    • The Good News: This beats being trapped in a burning building. The Bad News: If that's the good news, do I even have to mention the bad news?
    • The Good News: With all of the mysteries we've been through together, we can handle anything! The Even Better News: With such loyal, smart, and all around great friends, there's no mystery we can't solve!
    • Nine Out Of Ten Nancys Agree: When escaping from jail, avoid using the front door if at all possible.
    • The Good News: Now you know how to break out of jail. The Bad News: And...now you know that's probably not going to happen.
  • Get caught snooping at Scoop by Toni.
    • The Bad News: You've been caught breaking into the workplace of a city council member! The Good News: Welcome to the exciting world of politics!
    • The Good News: You made like a banana split. The Bad News: Now you walk the rocky road of getting caught.
    • I Scream. You Scream. We all scream. Because you got caught.
    • The Good News: You found some sweet clues. The Bad News: You got scooped.
    • The Bad News: You got caught. The Good News: You got caught in an ice cream shop. Some cases definitely have their perks.
  • Get caught snooping in the antique store by Alexei.
    • The Good News: Alexei wouldn't hurt a fly. The Bad News: We're not sure about his policy for humans, though.
    • The Good News: You found a way to take the heat off of Nancy! The Bad News: By getting arrested yourself.
    • The Good News: You found a rare antique! The Bad News: His name is Alexei, and he is furious!
    • The Good News: Alexei is used to people snooping around in his shop. The Bad News: So much that he'd developed an elaborate series of lengthy lectures for people just like you. Sit tight. This'll take a while.
  • Get caught by Brenda while snooping in her van.
    • The Good News: The truth will eventually come out. The Bad News: When it does, everyone will be too busy watching Brenda's special to notice.
    • Don't worry, we've all been caught breaking into a news reporter's van. I'm kidding. You're alone on this one. Let us know how that goes for you.
    • The Good News: Your plan to distract Brenda worked! The Bad News: Brenda's plan to press charges against you is also going to work.
    • The Good News: You're going to be famous! The Bad News: You'll be the lead story in Brenda's Criminal of the Week segment.
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  • Allow the villain to follow through with the plot to get the town to turn against Nancy.
    • The Good News: You're number one! The Bad News: Public enemy number one.
    • Don't let this get you down, in our eyes - you're a work of art. Because you've been framed.
    • Brenda may have ended your career, but at least you still have your...I'm sorry this is just too depressing. I should go.

Tomb of the Lost QueenEdit

  • Drink too much water and die.
    • FUN FACT: You just died from hyponatremia! FUN FACT: The fun fact button is stuck. FUN FACT: We're working on fixing that.
    • Fact: Water is one of the few liquids that expands when it freezes. More Important Fact: If you drink that much water, it will totally kill you.
    • FUN FACT: The average human body is composed of roughly 60% water. SAD FACT: At this point you're at about 100%.
    • FUN FACT: 97% of the Earth's water is saline, or salt water. Of the Earth's freshwater, about two thirds is in the form of ice. You just drank the other third.
  • Get caught snooping by Lily.
    • The Bad News: Lily caught you snooping in her things. The Good News: At a cursed and mummy-filled tomb, there are worse things that could be happening right now.
    • The Good News: You'll get a nice tan on the walk back to Cairo. The Bad News: Followed by a really bad burn.
    • Don't worry, maybe you'll talk your way out of this. Wait a second...I'm the second chance screen. So...I guess you couldn't.
    • The Good News: There's nothing better than being in the middle of an enormous dessert. The Bad News: You're about one 's' short.
    • Fact: The word snoop comes from the Dutch snoepen, meaning to eat something in secret. Now it just means the thing you sorta had some trouble with back there.
  • Move the rocks incorrectly and Dylan will die.
    • MUMMY FACTS! Although mummies are most often associated with ancient Egypt, many ancient cultures practiced this form of preservation. So many cultures can share the blame for any nightmares you experience after playing this game.
    • EGYPTOLOGY FACTS! At 6'7", Giovanni Battista Belzoni is probably the tallest modern Egyptologist. The former circus strongman was responsible for transporting a 7-ton bust of Ramses II to England. It took him 17 days and 130 men just to tow the statue to the Nile.
    • MUMMY FACTS! The oldest known deliberate mummy was found in the Camarones Valley in Chile, and dates from around 5050 BCE. Yes, accidental mummies also exist. But it's best not to think about that.
    • CURSES! The most famous curse of all time struck Howard Carter's ill-dated team. Eight members of the Carter expedition mysteriously died in the years following the opening of KV62.
    • CURSES! Arthur Conan Doyle suspected that Howard Carter's team may have been plagued by 'elementals' created by Tutankhamen's priests to guard the royal tomb from interference by modern explorers.
  • Put the wrong mouse in the hole and Nancy will be buried in sand.
    • EGYPTOLOGY FACTS! Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian history and culture from the 5th millenium BCE until 400 CE. Egyptology is also one of the least creative names for anything ever. It's just Egypt + ology. Try harder, scientists!
    • EGYPTOLOGY FACTS! The first Egyptologists were the ancient Egyptians themselves. Thutmose IV even undertook a restoration of the Sphinx. He was into Egyptology before it even had a name, which is why some historians refer to him as 'The Hipster Pharaoh'.
    • MUMMY FACTS! No one is certain who invented the mummification procedure, but experts are certain that it must have been a bit of a hard sell at first.
    • MUMMY FACTS! Over one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats.
    • EGYPTOLOGY FACTS! Father Claude Sicard, an early visitor to Egypt, produced the earliest known map of the country. If you are planning a visit, you should probably not use this map.
  • Step on the wrong tiles in the true tomb and Nancy will fall through them.
    • The Good News: You found the stone to not step on. The Bad News: You found the stone to not step on.
    • The Good News: You've just won a free trip to a museum! The Bad News: 2000 years from now. The Worst News: As an exhibit.
    • 'To spruce up your hallways, consider rigging stones to drop suddenly. The danger of guests plummeting to their untimely deaths is sure to spice up even the dullest dinner party.' An excerpt from Better Tombs and Gardens, issue 2000 circa 2000 B.C.E.
    • When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a homicidal bridge, you have clearly done something to make life angry.
    • The terminal velocity of a falling human is about 250 feet per second. Just a fun fact for you to think about for the next .75 seconds.
  • Handle the cobra wrong and it will bite Nancy.
    • The term for a fear of snakes is ophidiophobia. It is worth noting that there is no term for a snake being afraid of a human.
    • The Good News: You survived the snake bite. The Bad News: But not the snake venom.
    • As the old saying goes: Red skies at night, sailor's delight. Snake on your bunk - leave the country.
    • Did you know that King Cobras are said to be colorblind? This is one of the many reasons they prefer classic cinema.
    • How can you tell if a cobra is about to strike? He's holding a sign that reads 'Better Conditions For Cobras Now!'
  • Press the buttons on the final coffin in the wrong order and they will spray Nancy with poison.
    • Alien enthusiasts believe that many of the figures in hieroglyphs are proof that aliens exist. Enthusiastic aliens, on the other hand, are just a pleasure to be around.
    • The Bad News: You just died. The Good News: You managed to die in a beautiful tomb, so that's convenient.
    • If you look closely you might catch what appear to be U.F.O.s, flashlights, and even strange alien creatures in Egyptian hieroglyphs. This is definitive proof...that hieroglyphs are awesome.
    • The term booby trap is said to come from the Spanish word bobo meaning fool. This fact brought to you by the Insult to Injury Bureau, adding insult to injury since 1845.
  • Choose the wrong heads for the Gods at the end and Nancy will fall.
    • Gravity of responsible for keeping everyone on Earth from flying off into the frozen void of outer space. So I guess your complaints about it killing you seem pretty selfish right about now.
    • Ancient Egyptians developed many technologies still in use today. Unfortunately handrails and crash mats are not on that list of innovations.
    • The Bad News: You fell. The Worse News: You landed.
    • "I think you underestimated..." *Puts on Sunglasses* "...the gravity of the situation." YEAAAHHHHH!!!
    • Fact: Most falls over ten feet are deadly. Fact: All falls under ten feet are hilarious.
  • Allow the villain to get away.
    • MUMMY FACTS! In the Middle Ages, many thought mummies possessed healing properties. Egyptian mummies would be ground into a powder that would then be used as medicine. This is one of the many reasons to avoid traveling back in time to the Middle Ages.
    • MUMMY FACTS! In the 19th century, European aristocrats enjoyed throwing mummy unwrapping parties. This barely indulgent practice, that destroyed hundreds of mummies, is the sort of thing people did before television existed.
    • EGYPTOLOGY FACTS! During the early days of Egyptology many artifacts were simply taken out of the country without permission. Debate still rages whether these artifacts can remain in foreign museums, or be returned to Egyptian authorities.
    • CURSES! Bad news for you! Curses have scientific backing! Samples taken from an unopened sarcophagues showed elevated levels of toxic gasses, which could easily prove deadly!
    • MUMMY MYTHS! An early urban myth claims that mummies were sometimes used as fuel for locomotives. It is unlikely this ever occured. However, if you have a train, and are late, and have no coal but a lot of mummies lying around...I guess it's an option.

The Deadly DeviceEdit

  • Take too long to turn the power grid off and it will blow up.
    • Detective Ettiquette: After blowing up a state of the art lab, it's always best to send a handwritten note of apology.
    • The Good News: You're going out in a bang. The Bad News: You're going out in a bang.
    • The Bad News: Everybody died. The Good News: There's no one left to be mad at you.
  • Get caught snooping by Gray and Nancy will have to leave.
    • The Good News: It doesn't look like Gray could catch you if you made a run for it. The Bad News: He could lock you in and unleash the mechanized security attack hounds! We think. He might not have those.
    • The Good News: You'll finally get to see all that Colorado has to offer. The Bad News: During the ten hour hike back into town.
    • The Good News: Getting caught by Gray won't stand in the way of you solving the case. The Bad News: The one way ticket home Victor sends you, will.
    • The Good News: Getting caught snooping sure beats getting electrocuted. The Bad News: You'll probably agree with that statement even more in a few hours.
    • The Bad News: You got caught snooping. The Good News: You're Nancy Drew, Caught Snooping is your middle name! Carson's a good guesser.
  • Blow up the beaker when mixing solutions incorrectly.
    • Don't be discouraged, mixing chemicals is just like cooking. Or what cooking would be like if it mainly involved throwing dynamite into the sun.
    • Chemistry: n. A scientific discipline that should almost never involve guessing. Explosion: n. See Chemistry.
    • Detective Tip #4,267: Mixing chemicals is like deciding where everyone sits at a wedding reception. Some combinations are pleasant, and some as you now know, make everything explode.
    • What do you with a detective who mixes chemicals together haphazardly? Barium.
    • The old saying goes: Mix twice, measure - BOOM!
  • Get electrocuted by the Tesla coil when exiting the control booth during a high power test.
    • It's been said that Nikola Tesla had uncanny insight into the future. Which is why he wrote "Sorry, Nancy." on his original Tesla coil schematics.
    • Detective Tip #1,435: When considering entering a room with an active Tesla coil, this pneumonic device will help you decide if it's safe to continue: Tesla coil at night, sailor's delight. Tesla coil on...You will die.
    • The Good News: You survived a crazy lightning filled brush with death! The Bad News: Instead of developing a super power, you forgot all of the state capitals.
    • The Bad News: You were electrocuted! The Good News: Your hair look really cool right now.
    • For best results, make sure your Nancy Drew is fully charged before removing power source.
  • Suffocate in the photo lab.
    • The Good News: You don't need oxygen to breathe! The Bad News: But you do need it to stay alive.
    • Don't forget, you need oxygen to live! This message has been approved by friends of oxygen, and The Committee for Breathing Oxygen.
    • The Good News: At the last moment you find an oxygen tank! Maybe you'll find a way to open it in time! The Bad News: This is the second chance screen, so... you know.
    • The Good News: You practiced holding your breath. The Bad News: And now you've perfected it.
  • Don't escape the vents in time and Nancy will overheat.
    • The Good News: A few hours later, you came to, more or less unharmed. The Bad News: In the exact same spot.
    • You should not have gotten lost in the air ducts! This message has been approved by the committe for ineffectual hindsight.
    • Obvious Detective Tip #1,254: When trapped in air ducts, try to get out. You definitely don't want to just stay in there until you suffocate.
    • Detective Tip #425: If you find yourself lost in a labyrinthine series of air ducts... Then you are living your life right my friend.
    • The Apt News: You just suffocated in a metaphor, Nancy Drew.
  • Take too long to turn the power grid off when Mason is using the coil and everything will blow up.
    • The Good News: An exciting opportunity has opened up for a brilliant research scientist. The Bad News: Is the subtext.
    • Detective Tip #3,67: When saving a researcher from electrocution, do not do that.
    • The Bad News: The sudden electrical discharge has allowed the lab to become self aware. The Good News: All human problems are a thing of the past, now. Relax. Human curfew is fast approaching. You must be very tired.
  • Fail to fix the elevator in time and it will fall.
    • Fun Fact: Many people have lived through an elevator crash to tell the tale. "Owwww." Goes the tale, "Take me to the hospital."
    • Detective Tip #1,354: If you ever find yourself trapped in a free falling elevator...Try to jump right before the elevator lands. This won't save you, but it's always good to have goals.
    • Elevator Tip: Always select only the floor you wish to visit. Never push the button that causes the elevator to plummet to the Earth like a ton of bricks.
    • Look at the bright side...You just saved yourself 4 valuable seconds of travel time.
  • Get caught snooping in Niko's office when Victor's using it.
    • What do you call a detective who gets caught snooping? Unemployed.
    • Years from now, you'll look back at this and laugh, and laugh. In your Laugh Therapy for Disgraced Detectives class.
    • The Good News: You solved the case! The Bad News: The Case of Who Just Got Fired! It was you.
    • The Good News: Victor wasn't offended that you were in his office. The Bad News: He was furious.
    • Nancy, this is the person who writes the second chance texts. Please, please stop getting caught. I have a thing to get to in like an hour. Seriously, you're killing me here.
  • Don't bring up the lightning rod in time and Nancy will be electrocuted.
    • The Good News: Now you finally understand the difference between AC and DC. The Bad News: And the difference between the ER and the ICU.
    • The Good News: A brilliant escape plan strikes you like a bolt from the blue. The Bad News: At the same time a brilliant bolt of electricity strikes you like a bolt from the blue.
    • The Good News: Now Victor will serve an even longer jail sentence. The Bad News: For Nancy Drewicide.

Ghost of Thornton HallEdit

  • Try jiggling the door in the showroom before unlocking it with the scales and a scythe will fall and hurt Nancy. This will also happen if you say the wrong phrase and Harper doesn't open the door.
  • Linger too long on the stack of debris in the ruins and the wood from above will fall down on top of Nancy.
  • Tell Jessalyn you'll tell everyone where she is and Harper will knock you out.
  • Get caught snooping in Clara's briefcase.
  • Dig in the wrong spot and be exposed to fumes (and a ghost attack).

The Silent SpyEdit

  • Find a bad hiding spot or don't hide at all when Moira's house is raided and Revenant will abduct Nancy.
  • Stay in Bridget's room too long and she will come in and find you.
  • Overheat the computer or make it too cold and Ewan will make you leave if you don't hide.
  • Press the wrong buttons in the elevator when you have to get back to the computer room and Nancy will be gassed.
  • Take too long to get out of the garbage compactor and Nancy and Zoe will be crushed.
  • Take too long to dismantle the bomb and it will unleash the virus.

The Shattered MedallionEdit

  • Don't step back when the mobile falls from the ceiling in the Puzzle Palace and Nancy will be hit by it.
  • Don't go back to the surface in time when the submarine starts failing and it will shut down.
  • After hearing Kiri talk while in the earthquake simulator, try it again and don't go under the table. It will go out of control and the lamp will hit Nancy.
  • During the rock slide near the waterfall, don't get out of the way in time and Nancy will be crushed by the rock.
  • Hack at the wrong area with the pickaxe in the cave and it will collapse on Nancy.
  • Don't win the sudden death match and Kiri will win the game.
  • Take a wrong turn while on the raft at the end and it will crash.

Labyrinth of Lies Edit

  • Don't disarm the alarm in the workshop and Nancy will be caught and forced to leave.
  • Don't step out of the way of the boulder in one of the Underworld sets and Nancy will be crushed.
  • Try to cross the river of fire without raising the bridge and Nancy will burn.
  • Fail to trap the villain and they will kill Nancy.
  • Make too many mistakes in the seed puzzle at the end and the floor will open, causing Nancy to fall into the fire.

Sea of Darkness Edit

  • Take too long to open the hatch in the lighthouse when the windows come down and Nancy will freeze to death.
  • Get caught snooping in Elisabet's bag. For some reason, this takes an entire five minutes, but it is possible.
  • Take too long to reopen the bilge when Nancy gets trapped in it and she will drown.
  • Hack in the wrong area in the ice caves and they will fall upon Nancy. (This appears to be the "ending" second chance, although she can do this anytime in the game.)

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