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Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (Commodore 64)

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Description

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of security." Shortly afterwards he finds out that the Crown Jewels belonging to the royal family were stolen. The fact is kept in secret, and Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes best friend and associate, must retrieve them within forty-eight hours to avert a world-wide scandal.

In this text adventure the player controls Dr. Watson, exploring familiar locations in London, questioning suspects and solving puzzles. The interaction with the game world is performed by typing combinations of verbs and objects. Descriptions of locations must be read and studied carefully, as they may contain clues vital to solving the game.

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Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Commodore 64 Loading screen
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Commodore 64 Beginning of the game
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Commodore 64 Copyright notice
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Commodore 64 We've pulled Holmes away from his depression and can now talk to the visitor.

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1988 899 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1988 86 out of 100 86

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Bob Bates was the only external Infcom writer.

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Martin Smith (63164) added Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (Commodore 64) on Mar 09, 2006
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