On the first of each month I will be featuring not only a Nancy Drew game, but also the books the game was based off of. Some games are strikingly similar to the book and some are only loosely based but every single game has originated from a book.
August's featured game is
Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
It's the last month of summer, so what's a better way to spend it than at a haunted lake house? DOG was one of my earlier games, back when the creepier games, such as this one, really freaked me out. My brother and I got this game from the library before we owned them all and we started this quite late at night. All was going well until the dogs started howling at the beginning and I clicked like mad to get back into the house. Then one of the dogs threw itself onto the door and I about leaped a good foot into the air, causing the keyboard and mouse to fly up as well. I think I was about ten.
DOG was actually based off of not just one book, but two! Well, one book and a short story if you want to be specific: #167 in the main series, Mystery by Moonlight, and Ghost Dogs of Whispering Oaks which is in the Nancy Drew Ghost Stories book. Now, I haven't read Mystery by Moonlight but I do have the Ghost Stories book. The story in that is very similar to DOG, but a bit ridiculous in comparison, I think. The dogs in that were people dressed up to look like "ghost dogs." Umm, what? Haha, but the other stories in the compilation are pretty good.