Reviews and Problems with The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks
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The Hardy Boys Treasure on the Tracks
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Mystery Games have become all the rage lately, especially on the Nintendo DS. So what can a developer do to distinguish themselves in a crowded field? Having The Hardy Boys headline caught my eye. I read their mystery novels as a kid, and always wanted to solve some mysteries myself.
Detective game is fun and educational but a bit convoluted.
Common Sense Media
12 June 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this adventure game is completely innocuous. There is no sexuality, no profanity, and, aside from one somewhat tense scene in which a bomb may or may not explode (if it does, players will hear a boom sound and see a picture of flames filling the screen), no violence.
Summary: You’re better off spending your $20 on an old Shaun Cassidy record or one of the two DVD box sets of the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mysteries. At least there you’ll find something to enjoy and possibly even challenge “the little grey cells”, to quote Hercule Poirot.
Pros: It’s set on a train.
Cons: Not many people to interact with., Skips over the long history of the Hardy Boys (in print since 1927!) in favor of the recent, vastly inferior and rather stupid Papercutz take (“A.T.A.C.”, anyone??? ‘Nuff said!!!), Extremely short game. Five stops don’t make a train trip, or a mystery. Much li...
The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks review (DS)
1 November 2009
Excerpt: The Hardy Boys are leaving the safety of Bayport behind, traveling half-a-world away from home for a one-of-a-kind treasure hunt. Every year, a select group of seekers gathers on the Royal Express, winding their way across the rails of Europe in search of a mythical golden train, the purported lost...
NDS Review - 'The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks'
18 September 2009
Summary: In The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks, players assume the role of Frank and Joe Hardy who have been invited onboard the Royal Express, an extravagant rail line traveling from Paris to St. Petersburg.