The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft (originally to be titled The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure) is the first title in The Hardy Boys PC game series created by JoWood Productions and The Adventure Company. The game was released September 30, 2008.
The vault of the Spencer Mansion is robbed, and the Bayport Police call on brother detectives Frank and Joe Hardy for help to tie up some loose ends. The teen sleuths soon find themselves in the middle of a major criminal investigation that takes them out of their hometown Bayport, and into New York City. But the pieces don't add up, and Frank and Joe find themselves embroiled in a drama of sinister proportions, and they begin to suspect the recent theft is somehow linked to something from the past.
Samuel Spencer - The old man who owns Spencer Mansion and who got robbed. He thinks the thief is his brother, Thomas. He looks innocent but is he hiding something The Hardys don't know about?
Thomas Spencer - The brother of Samuel who lives in the caretaker's residence near the mansion with his wife, Mary. He said he will never steal for Samuel. Is he telling the truth?
Mary Spencer - The wife of Thomas and the sister-in-law of Samuel who has disibility. She also lives in the caretaker's residence. She said Samuel burned down the sanitarium where she lived when she was a girl. Did she steal from Samuel because of revenge?
Dougal Siepp - An owner of a masquerade emporium in Manhattan who is friends with Mary. When The Hardys investigated the mansion, his hair and blood are found. Is the evidence really Siepp's? Or is there another person who has the same hair and blood as his?
Lily Spencer - The daughter of Thomas and Mary who hangs out at a cafe called Mug Shots in Bayport. She goes to the same school where Frank and Joe goes. Frank has a crush on her.
Fenton Hardy - Frank and Joe's father who is helping them investigate the Spencer case. You can talk to him in the den in The Hardy Residence.
Laura Hardy - Frank and Joe's mother who is strict.
Chief Collig - He is the chief of Bayport Police who is good friends with The Hardys. You can talk to him about the people related to the game.
Gertrude Hardy - Frank and Joe's aunt and Fenton's sister.
Chet Morton - One of Frank and Joe's bestfriends. He can be called on the phone one time and he can be talked to in person two times. One time in the barber shop and another time in Mug Shots cafe.
Iola Morton - Joe's girlfriend. She helps The Hardys when she examines the evidences Frank and Joe showed to her.
Nancy Drew - Frank and Joe's long time friend and amateur detective who you can call one time on the phone. In the video game box, she is said to be a special guest.
Differences from The Tower Treasure
- In The Tower Treasure, the Applegate Mansion was robbed.
- It stayed in Bayport (for the Hardy Boys, Fenton went to talk to the thief).
- It didn't link to some past event.
Frank Hardy: Jesse McCartney
Joe Hardy: Cody Linley