Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft Impressions

We watch the boys defy their mother's orders in this Wii adventure.

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The Hardy Boys are barely old enough to drive, but that doesn't stop them from thwarting the ignorant adults who are always getting caught in their own web of lies. Hardy Boy: The Hidden Theft is a brand-new adventure in the series, and though it borrows some of the main characters from the literary works, the story is brand-new. We watched a demonstration of their daring escape today.

When a rich old man has the contents of his safe mysteriously stolen right from under his upturned nose, he immediately calls the best crime busters in the city: the cops. Of course, the police officers know their limitations, so they call up the Hardy boys to do their jobs for them. Classy folk, but the Hardys get results, so the boys in blue don't care about this breach of duty. The cops clearly recognize the brothers' brilliance, but their family does not, given that the boys find themselves trapped in their house, grounded after they were caught speeding.

We saw the boys use their problem-solving abilities to escape the vicelike hold that their mother has over them. During some moments, the boys will have to separate, and we saw this situation demonstrated for us. Frank may be older and wiser, but he fears trees above everything else, so he's too scared to climb out the window and shimmy down his oxygen-producing friend. Younger brother Joe has no such reservations, though, so he leaps down in style, tasting the sweet air of freedom.

Once outside, Joe rings the doorbell and dives into the bushes, drawing his nosey mother away from the kitchen. Once distracted, Frank could sneak down stares, grabbing the motorcycle keys from the kitchen table. The Hardy Boys don't have any respect for lawbreakers or their parents as they willfully disobey their orders, escaping punishment like master criminals.

We were told that Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft would clock in at more than 20 hours, a sizable length for an adventure game. The game is currently scheduled for release this October, so check back later to see if the boys can foil another caper.

Discussion

16 comments
Hardy701
Hardy701

lol the books were awesome... dont know about the game though... wish it was more of a mature game - then it would be a lot better

noheartsniper
noheartsniper

epic fail.... and if this is supposed to be a kids game as its looks like it, then this will teach kids so many great things. "go on jimmy jump out that window if joe from the hardy boys can do it then you can too"

campbell153
campbell153

Book= Game? really? is this going to work?

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

By any chance is the one of the left Jeff and the right Matt? LOL

alz619
alz619

Nawwww books are gay Wrestlers are cool. :(

afrosud12
afrosud12

I think i'm getting a clue :)

BigBoi17
BigBoi17

SWANTON BOMB! THE SWANTON BOMB!!!!!!!!

J_78
J_78

I still don't want a Wii!

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

I was never much of a Hardy boys fan, much prefered (Alfred Hitchcock presents) The Three Invesigators, now those were great young adult mystery novels :)

jadefury27
jadefury27

lol i know they're a book series but for some reason the wrestlers came to mind. hit a swanton bomb on the suspect!

pakhair
pakhair

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm........... CONFUSED.............

sequekhan
sequekhan

Books stay as books, movies stay as movies, games stay as games. Keep the crossovers to a minimum, as it rarely works well ...

MrHanky35
MrHanky35

i have never read the books, but im getting such a raging clue right now :P

masterpg14
masterpg14

i used to read the books and liked them. i can see this ending badly,but if they make it an open world game,it just might be good.