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Nancy Drew: The Trail of the Twister Walkthrough & Cheats

Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister Walkthrough guides you through this adventure game of menacing storms with detailed instructions and screenshots. Choose your playing level of Junior or Senior Detective and discover who may be sabotaging your team of storm chasers. Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister is a fun mystery game for all ages.
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Chapter 1: Day 1

Author: Date: May-21-2012

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  • Proceed toward the farmhouse directly in front of you.

  • Click to remove each item of debris in front of the door.

  • Underneath the debris, you will find a METAL BOX. Click to open and receive the METAL BOX.

  • Read the note inside.

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  • Enter the farmhouse and read and receive DEBBIE’S NOTE attached to the banister.

  • Debbie’s note outlines tasks that must be accomplished. They are:


    • Take the tornado quiz on the computer in the cellar

    • File away the stack of papers in the dining room

    • Drive to the General Store and meet Pa


  • Go to the television and turn it on. There may be no reception. If you turn it off and on several times, you may receive an award.

  • Zoom into the coffee table. Pick up the Pa Penny. A penny icon will appear in the top left corner of the screen. It will keep a running total of your collected Pa Pennies. As mentioned in the introduction, you can collect these for spending later in the game.

  • Move into the Dining Room.

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  • Zoom into the filing cabinet in the right-hand corner of the room.

  • Review DEBBIE’S NOTE to learn about her filing system.

  • File the folders correctly based on the information in DEBBIE’S NOTE. The junior and senior solutions differ. The senior solution is Degree/red, Canute/orange, Animals/yellow, Budget/green, Findings/Blue, and Grange Theatre/purple.

  • Grab the label to the right and drop it on the correctly colored tab.

  • Once the files are labeled correctly, grab the folders from on top of the cabinet (one at a time) and move them to their appropriate slots according to the symbols on the correctly ordered tabs.

  • Click down to leave the file cabinet.

  • Zoom into the wastepaper basket adjacent to the file cabinet to find a receipt for Ma and Pa’s Cellar.

  • Leave the Dining Room and enter the Cellar (the door is in the stairwell wall).

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  • Zoom into the laptop on top of the dryer.

  • Click to start the laptop. You may choose to look at the gallery, although it is not mandatory at this point. If you choose to do so, you will notice several photos with strange codes.

  • Click on the Twister Trivia icon to play the quiz. The answers are: 1C, 2C, 3D, 4B, 5A, 6C, 7A, and 8D. Correctly answering the quiz on your first try may result in an award.

  • At this time, the team returns and you get to meet everyone. Responding repeatedly in either the negative or the affirmative may result in an award.

  • While facing Scott, zoom into the left side of the office to read the newspaper clipping located on top of the book. The clipping details Ma’s death and Scott’s expertise on the subject of tornadoes.

  • Zoom into the map on the wall directly in front of you to learn more about tornado wind speeds.

  • While facing the door, zoom into the left side of the room.

  • Turn off/on the radio.

  • Note a pile of dried corn under the table. As you attempt to leave the office, Scott will finish his speech.

  • In the Dining Room, talk to Debbie who is sitting at the dining table.

  • Debbie will present you with another “to do” list.

  • Show Debbie the METAL BOX. You must complete three tasks before you can go to sleep.

  • Go to the Living Room for the first.

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  • Zoom into the wall to the left of the television. This is the wall opposite the one with the door leading to the cellar.

  • Click on the grid paper on the wall with post-it notes.

  • Click again to flip the top sheet and find the County Siren Chart. The object of this task is to arrange the warning sirens so that the box shown on the map is completely filled with overlapping circles/sirens. See screenshot for solution.

  • Return to the Cellar.



  • Take the Twister Trivia quiz again to learn what you need for a disaster kit. The object of this task is to assemble a disaster kit for Scott. (In the process of performing this task, you will accomplish a second task which is to “Go to Ma and Pa’s and introduce myself.”)

  • After taking the test, exit the laptop and turn left to the far end of the cellar.

  • Zoom into the bottom shelves to see the current disaster kit, as well as another mouse.

  • Zoom into the Surface Chart located on the right part of the shelving. Introduce yourself to Frosty, the media guy.

  • You need several supplies to assemble a new disaster kit, so you need to visit the General Store.

  • Exit the farmhouse and get in the blue car.

  • Input your starting point and destination in the GPS.

  • Drive forward until the road turns. Follow the turn around to the store. (Frequent car drives may earn you an award.)



  • Enter the General Store and introduce yourself to Pa.

  • Take the Pa Penny he offers you.

  • Zoom into the newspaper under the counter to the left to read about the storm team, as well as their competition.

  • Buy the items needed for the disaster kit. The storm team has a line of credit at the store. However, you must buy wisely in order to purchase everything you need.

  • Pick up the following items:


    • Bleach with the green tag (it may be behind you and to the right)

    • Can Opener with the blue tag (on the left at the end of the aisle)

    • Duct tape with the blue tag (to the left of the can openers)

    • Flashlight with the blue tag, but red carton. The flashlight is actually green and will require you to buy green batteries as well.

    • Granola bars with blue tag, Flavor Mountain brand (on the shelves across from Pa)

    • Salt and Sugar both with green tags (located near the granola bars)

    • Toothpaste in the green box (to the left of the candy display

    • Water with green tag and blue cap (inside the cooler)



  • Return to the counter and pay for the items.

  • Receive the GROCERY BAG.

  • Upon leaving the General Store, you may want to enter the Oklahoma Museum to explore it.



  • Zoom into the Homesteader Display.

  • Note that a divining rod is missing.

  • Check all the exhibits and read about them now to avoid doubling back and revisiting this area. If desired, you can play Land Rush and earn five Pa Pennies.

  • Zoom into the Dust Bowl display on the right to note the mousetrap.

  • Remember to talk to Pa one more time before returning to the farmhouse.

  • Return to the farmhouse cellar.

  • Place the GROCERY BAG on the shelves.

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  • Exit the Farmhouse and turn to view the cornfields.

  • Open the ground hatch by clicking and zoom in for a closer look at the sprinkler system.

  • The object of the puzzle is to open six valves without any of them being in the same vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. See screenshot for solution.

  • Upon solving the puzzle, the pump will automatically come online.

  • The senior detective solution, moving by horizontal rows, left to right, is: first row-fifth valve; second row-second valve; third row-fourth valve; fourth row-seventh valve; fifth row-third valve; and sixth row-eighth valve; seventh row-sixth valve; and eighth row-first valve.

  • After solving this puzzle, enter the barn located outside the farmhouse by the cars.

  • Open the double doors.

  • Move towards the front of the car and meet Chase. Chase needs help repairing the LED display in the car.

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  • The object of this puzzle is to arrange the numbers on the display so that no two consecutive numbers are adjacent either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

  • See screenshot for solution.

  • When done, remember to speak to Chase.

  • Read the newspaper clipping on the tool cart next to him.

  • Turn around and zoom into the wooden shelf.

  • Pick up and examine the suspiciously “cut” hose laying there.

  • Return the hose to the shelf and move to the work table.



  • Optional game: On the work table you can earn some Pa Pennies by solving a game wiring weather balloon boards. See the work table for an example and explanation.

  • Return to the Farmhouse and go upstairs.

  • Day 1 is complete.

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