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Curse of Blackmoor Manor Walkthrough
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Curse of Blackmoor Manor Spoilers
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Possible Deaths in Curse of Blackmoor Manor
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Plot Holes in Curse of Blackmoor Manor
Easter Eggs and Optional Actions
Plot Summary and Character Subplots
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Curse of Blackmoor Manor Death Scenarios
This is an unavoidable spoiler, but there are a limited number of possible deaths in Curse of Blackmoor Manor, and some of them are creative. You may not have experienced
all of them, and may be curious. (-: So, here's a list:
*You can be eaten by the carnivorous plant if you keep bothering it. (If you haven't seen this one yet, go and try it... it's really funny!)
*You can be crushed by the ceiling if you step into one of the "devil" rooms in the moving rooms maze.
*You can explode the alchemy door if you choose a really bad chemical combination.
*You can suffocate in the airless cage in the endgame if you don't step back in time.
You can also lose the game without dying if you kill Loulou the parrot or wake Leticia during the night. I don't believe there's any way to let Jane die in the
endgame (I dawdled around the room for a long time waiting to see if anything happened, and it didn't.)
Easter Eggs and Optional Actions
There is an easter egg in Curse of Blackmoor Manor... click on Jane's false teeth ten times to unlock some weird sound effects from the
teeth and the phone and possibly a bizarre dream. (I learned about this easter egg from a friend, but had a very hard time getting the dream to
trigger... I think you have to have had the real nightmare for this ever to happen, and even then, I had to sleep for 24 hours (till 6 PM and then
again till 6 AM) for it to work. The dream
was short and nothing to write home about anyway, so don't fret if you couldn't see it.)
As usual in the later Nancy Drew mysteries, several references are also made to previous games, including Brady Anderson posters in Jane's room (from The Final
Scene), the Bul game from Secret of the Scarlet Hand, and an incongruous reference to Secret of Shadow Ranch in Nigel's memoirs.
There are also a number of actions you can take in the game which are entirely optional to the plot. To give them a try, follow this link:
Curse of Blackmoor Manor Options.
Spoilers: Plot Holes
The plot of Blackmoor Manor held together reasonably well (if you're willing to suspend your disbelief about the magic hair growth lotion, that is,) but there
were a few questions remaining for me at the end:
1) What on earth was the point of the guinea pig subplot? I googled it afterwards and some people seem to believe it died because Jane was using it to test
Linda's hair growth lotion on. That makes sense insofar as Jane seems to feel guilty and upset about its death.
However, if you ask Hugh about the guinea pig on the telephone, the information he gives you makes that impossible-- Jane
owned the guinea pig in the United States, and it died long before they ever moved back to Blackmoor. So it couldn't possibly have been part of her scheme
to chase Linda out of the manor. (Nor, as I originally suspected, could it have been an animal sacrifice to her cult.) The only thing I can guess is that the letter
about the guinea pig is supposed to be a hint about Jane's dishonesty... in other words, she tricked her uncle into giving her medicine for a guinea pig that
had died long ago, kind of the 10-year-old equivalent of skipping an exam to attend the 'funeral' of a grandmother who died years ago.
2) Who sent Jane and Nancy those threatening notes? I guess it must have been Jane, but she didn't confess to it at the end, and it just doesn't make
sense for her to send a threatening note to herself anyway (since she wasn't trying to trick Nancy into blaming Linda for it or anything.) This part just
seemed out of place.
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