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The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft
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Developer(s) XPEC Entertainment Inc.[1]
Publisher(s) The Adventure Company (DreamCatcher Inc.)[1]
Release date October 3, 2008
Modes Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: E10+
Platform(s) PC CD
Series The Hardy Boys
Offical trailer for The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is the first installment in the video game series by JoWooD and DreamCatcher Inc., based on The Hardy Boys. It was released in the fall of 2008. Young Hollywood stars Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley voice Frank and Joe Hardy.[1]

As well as PC CD, the game was released for the Nintendo Wii console. The Wii version of the game was completed in 2009, almost one year after the PC version.


This game is rated Everyone 10 and up for mild blood and mild violence.

Plot summary

From official press release: "In The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft, the vault of the Spencer Mansion is robbed, and the Bayport Police call on the Hardy Boys to help tie up some loose ends, but they soon find themselves in the middle of a major criminal investigation that takes them on an adventure all over Bayport, and even into New York City. But the pieces don't add up, and Frank and Joe find themselves embroiled in a drama of sinister proportions. Is the recent theft linked to something from the past? Can Frank and Joe find and decipher the clues in time to prevent another crime from happening?"[2]


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  • Bayport
    • Bayport Police Station
    • Hardy Home
    • Spencer Mansion
    • Bayport Street
    • Get Snippy
    • Mug Shots
  • New York City
    • Manhattan

Businesses and organizations


  • This game was originally going to be called The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure, based on the first Hardy Boys book printed The Tower Treasure. However, while elements of that story remain in the final game, the game is an Undercover Brothers continuity adventure.
  • In the August 2009 (Issue 244) issue of Nintendo Power Magazine, the game was listed as having just been added to the release radar, and was expected sometime between July and December 2009, from Dreamcatcher to be adapted for the Wii.


Main article: The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft/Gallery

Game features

From Hardy Boys Game website:

  • Features the voice and likeness of Hollywood teen stars Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley as Frank and Joe Hardy;
  • Play as Two of History's Most Famous Literary Detectives and interact with Fenton and Laura Hardy, the Hardy Boys’ friend Chet Morton and others;
  • Experience the Hardy World on your PC – the literary world of the Hardys’ is brought to life! Check out the Hardy Home, Bayport Police Station and the various places most have only experienced through the pages of a book;
  • Cell Phone Feature – use your cell phone to give pal Nancy Drew and other characters a call and get insight on the case;
  • Search For Clues – super-sleuth your way to solving the small mysteries along the way as you help the Bayport Police catch the culprit;
  • Mystery Solving Mini-Games – each mini-game solved throughout the investigation gives players valuable pieces of evidence to help solve the case;
  • Choose Your Dialogue – choose from a variety of responses to make your Hardy Boys’ experience your own!



  • Director: Mike Adams
  • Writer: Scott Nixon[4]



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