All right, I'm back in town. I have a lot to say about my trip to Illinois, seeing a bishop's ordination, visiting the Lincoln museum, meeting family members I didn't know I had, and going to the National Shrine of St. Therese Lisieux, the Little Flower.
But first, I imagine people want to hear about my walkthrough for Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister.
I beat the game on Junior Mode and took notes about the various puzzles. My notes are basically a list of all the puzzles in the game, separated by day. Here are my notes in their entirity:
Do the filing
Take the computer quiz
Make a disaster kit by buying the right materials from Pa
Fix the town siren scheme
Fix the sprinkler system
See Chase and fix the dashboard
Learn about photography with Frosty.
Fix the sensors in the field.
Relocate prarie dogs
--Talk to Chase. He needs a bigger pipe.
--Talk to Pa. He wants you to fix his candy display before he gives you a pipe.
--Fix the candy display and get the pipe.
--Give the pipe to Scott.
--Take the pipe to Chase.
--Use the new prarie dog machine to relocate the prarie dogs.
Talk to Scott and learn that you should get rid of the mice
--Ask Pa about the mousetrap
--Fix the fujita scale display
--Get the mousetrap
--Get some cheese
--Use mousetrap in Scott's office
Examine whatever our late night saboteur did
Chase a Tornado
Talk to Chase
See What's Up with The Antenna
Snoop around When They're gone?
Learn about Frosty
Fix the TV
Go storm chasing
Fix more equipment
My notes for days four and five are really bad, because I forgot to take notes while I went along, and I had to guess/remember what I did then.
I took pictures of all the puzzle solutions. For example, here's the solution to the tricky Fujita Scale Puzzle, where you have to place 24 different notes on the board in the right locations.
I have ten or so pictures like that. When I replay the game, solving the puzzles should be easy now because I have all the solutions on hand.
The tough part now is getting all the awards, or what is called "unlocking all the achievements" in the world of videogames. There are twelve awards in total, and I only got three the first time around.
I'm pretty sure that you get Candy Dispenser by giving a lot of candy to people, and you get Quiz Wiz by getting a perfect score on the tornado quiz. I'm not sure how to get the easter egg, glass half full, homesteader, or super sleuth. It's going to be hard to unlock those awards when I don't know how to do that; I'll keep an eye out on the Nancy Drew message boards. Unless you guys out there have ideas?
Plus, I'm playing the special edition, so I should have a bonus thirteenth award. Hmmm...I wonder what it could be!
So I think I'm prepared to do my walkthrough on Senior Mode. It's just the awards odds and ends that I need to figure out.