Murder! (Amiga)

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After personalizing your character, you enter the game where everyone is a suspect. The murder has occurred and whoever did it is nicely camouflaged within the party crowd in the house. However, the time is crucial as you have limited time (2 hours or so) to solve the mystery and make an arrest. With skills at your disposal, you will be able to take fingerprints from almost anything, write in your detective notebook about conversations you find intriguing, and slowly but surely, outlining your suspect. Alas, many love affairs, plots, intrigues and what all not among other characters may be uncovered in your investigations, but that mustn't cloud your judgment for why you are here, to solve the Murder!

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Murder! Amiga Company logo and title
Murder! Amiga Opening screen lets you customize your character, place of events, and level of expertise
Murder! Amiga Main Title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The One Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Oct, 1990 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Retrogaming.it Jun 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1990 805 out of 1000 80
Amiga Computing Oct, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1990 5 out of 12 42

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Trivia

Cancelled C64 version

A C64 version was completed, and reviewed by Commodore Format (Issue 1, Oct 90, p81, 82%), The Games Machine, and Zzap! (Issue 65, Sep 90, p10, 93%) magazines, but no trace of the game existed. For many years the story remained (aptly) a total mystery, with the game's designers and programmer Chris Walsh all believing it had been released. In 2015 Bob Kendrick, US Gold's production head of the time, revealed that a decision was made by US Gold not to release the game. He doesn't remember exactly why, but a combination of mastering delays, possible confusion over whether the game would have to be disk-only, and poor sales of the other versions may have been factors. The game is currently believed to be lost - almost everybody known to have seen the released game has been tracked down by the website Games That Weren't, and nobody seems to possess anything now.

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MAT (140134) added Murder! (Amiga) on Sep 15, 2004
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