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The Clue!

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
4.4
Amiga CD32
...
...
DOS
70
3.6
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Description

You play Matt Stuvysant, a man of Polish descent and criminal persuasion. You arrive in London with nothing but the clothes on your back and a desire to become the greatest criminal mind this century. Once getting a room and meeting some accomplices, you must begin your career. Starting with small shops and gradually working your way up to the theft of the Crown Jewels.

The game allows you to control almost every aspect of the crime, from choosing the target building and accomplices to actually planning the burglary itself.

Screenshots

The Clue! Amiga Title
The Clue! DOS Fat Man's Pub, the local rumor mill
The Clue! DOS Kung Fu pops! (No kidding, says so in the game!)...
The Clue! Amiga CD32 I arrive at Victoria station in the morning.

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Clou!" -- German title

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The Press Says

Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Jun, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Jul, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Freegame.cz DOS Sep 14, 2001 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

Freeware release

The original German version of the game, called Der Clou!, can be downloaded for free from developer Neo's company website. The add-on Profidisk is also available. Be warned, however, as it's rather difficult to get the DOS-only game to run on modern machines. Detailed instructions on this topic can be found on the website, too.

In addition to having been released into the public domain, The Clue! has also become open source. The complete source code can be found on the company website and on the project's SourceForge page.

References

While visiting the car dealer, a picture of actor Humphrey Bogart is hanging on the wall in the background.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Genre Mix in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by John David Karlgren and Zack Green.
Contributed to by Gav Powell (25), Kabushi (122204) and Martin Smith (63160)