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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 3: Day 3

Author: Date: May-21-2012


  • Talk to Debbie. She wants you to:


    • Talk to Scott

    • Relocate the prairie dogs


  • Go to Scott’s office and talk to Scott.

  • Scott asks you to help get rid of the mice.

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  • Exit the Farmhouse and go to the Barn.

  • Talk to Chase.

  • Chase has a machine to trap mice, but it needs a new tube.

  • Receive the TUBE.

  • Exit the Barn and drive the blue car to the General Store.

  • When you arrive, talk to Pa.

  • He’ll switch your TUBE for a larger one, in exchange for you updating his snack display.

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  • Turn right and zoom into the snack display.

  • The object of the game is to arrange the snacks so they all fit in the space provided.

  • Drag and drop to move snacks. Right click to rotate.

  • See screenshot for solution.

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  • Talk to Pa upon completion of this game and receive the LARGE WHITE TUBE.

  • Talk to Pa a second time. He will lend you his mousetrap if you update the Fujita Scale display in the museum.

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  • Enter the museum and zoom into the exhibit at the far end of the room.

  • Zoom into the Fujita Scale.

  • Arrange the labels so they are in their accurate locations on the scale.

  • See screenshot for solution.

  • Upon completion, talk to Pa again. He’ll give you the mousetrap now.

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  • Return to the museum and pick up the mousetrap on the right side of the Dust Bowl display.

  • Don’t forget to buy some bait to set the mousetrap.

  • Before leaving the store, buy 3 Moon Chunk Cheese snacks with your Pa Pennies.

  • If you don’t have enough, play the optional Land Rush game in the museum to earn more.

  • Return to the farmhouse.

  • Enter the Barn and give Chase the LARGE WHITE TUBE.

  • Receive the Prairie Dog Vacuum.

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  • Move to the cornfield by going around the Farmhouse.

  • Zoom into the prairie dogs on the left.

  • Vacuum the prairie dog holes to suck up the prairie dogs.

  • Attempt to catch several at once to prevent escape.

  • Move from hole to hole until all are caught.

  • Once you've caught all the prairie dogs, exit the corn field and move to the area to the right of the barn. You will see an enclosure with several holes there.

  • Use the vacuum to release the prairie dogs to this new location.

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  • Back up and zoom into the flower box on the left.

  • Pick up another metal box like the first.

  • Read the message inside.

  • Receive the MONEY BOX.

  • Return the vacuum to Chase in the Barn.

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  • Go to Scotts office and turn to face the door.

  • Zoom into the table with the radio until you're in an extreme close-up under the table next to a pile of dried corn.

  • Put the mousetrap next to the corn.

  • Click the grocery bag to select the cheese snack.

  • Place it inside the mousetrap to entice the mice. This triggers a puzzle.

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  • The object of the puzzle is to put a mouse in every square of the trap, including the rotating center.

  • When a mouse moves to the center, rotate and usher it out into one of the hallways.

  • When it gets to the far end, click on the border to trap the mouse in that square.

  • Continue to section off mice or move them to a new area.

  • See screenshot for solution.

  • Once all mice are caught, the trap will close.

  • Take the trap and return it to inventory.

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  • Exit the Farmhouse and get in the blue car.

  • Drive to the Springhouse.

  • Zoom into the door.

  • Release the mice at the hole underneath.

  • Return to the Farmhouse and talk to Debbie.

  • Debbie says a twister had been sighted and you must leave now.

  • Ride with Frosty in the blue car.


  • Begin by going north and then west (left) until the road turns to the north.

  • Then west again.

  • Head north at the first intersection.

  • You will see a small turn-off on the north side of the road.

  • Pull in to see the twister.

  • Frosty will tell you if you go off course.

  • During the twister, the video camera malfunctions.

  • Solve a puzzle to fix it.

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  • Place black numbers from the bottom of the screen into the slots above so that the numbers are connected sequentially horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

  • See screenshot for solution.

  • You don’t fix the camera in time and the twister disappears. Return to the farm house.


  • Day 3 is complete.

  • If desired, you can return to the cellar to read the clippings on Frosty’s desk. Talk to Scott.

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