- Players can now drive a car as Nancy Drew. They move around town by manipulating the car through the city streets
- Graphics and sound that recreate vintage clothing, cars, radio shows and slang right out of the 1930s.
- Resources that can be depleted (i.e., earning and spending money, gas, etc.)
- A new cast of characters to interact with and extract clues from such as Emily Crandall, a 17-year-old left alone by her mom's untimely death to manage the family Inn
- Richard Topham, an expert on ESP who lives near the Inn
- and Jane Willoughby, the best friend of Emily's mother who is now Emily's distracted guardian.
- A mini-golf game within the game.
- A series of mind bending events that occur throughout the game: Nancy must figure them out in order to solve the mystery.
- New retro puzzles that harken back to the 1930s, support the storyline and provide hints that help players to work through the game.
- Original high-quality music and sound effects.
- 20+ hours of game play.
- Two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective, so both experienced and new detectives can have fun.
The Hardy Boys have invited, you, as Nancy Drew, on a train ride out West hosted by beautiful and prominent socialite, Lori Girard. Lori has gathered the greatest minds in mystery to solve a century-old secret and the haunted train is their best clue. The luxurious train once belonged to Jake Hurley, a wealthy adventurer, on a journey to find the mother lode during mining mania. Shortly after the trip began, Jake's wife, Camille met an untimely end. Although her death broke his heart, Jake pressed on. Many years passed, and one day, Jake's train was found in Blue Moon Canyon with the engineer slumped over in the car - dead. No one knows what happened to Jake... Climb aboard as Nancy Drew and see if you can uncover the truth at the end of the line!
- Gather clues and interrogate suspects for hours of thrilling game play
- Enjoy ingenious puzzles that will test your sleuthing skill
- New camera phone lets you capture images that could help you crack the case
- Choose junior or senior detective level.