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Killed Until Dead

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MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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5.0
Amstrad CPC
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5.0
Commodore 64
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4.8
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Description

Killed Until Dead is a sophisticated mystery game with a leaning towards humor. The player has to solve every aspect of a murder case before it happens. The five biggest mystery writers in the world have gathered together at a hotel and one of them will be offing another unless Hercule Holmes can crack the case.

Gameplay is a cross between the board-game Clue and the paper-based logic puzzles in which the player must eliminate clues in sequence. To solve the forthcoming murder, you will have to search the suspects' rooms and confront them with the evidence and set the hotel's security cameras to record secret meetings.

By questioning the suspects as to what they know about certain people, rooms and objects, they may reveal combinations they know will not be involved in the murder - perhaps if it involves the gun, the killer will not be Lord Peter Flimsey, for example. However, there's a catch. If he accuses the wrong suspect, he might be the one who's Killed Until Dead - they don't take kindly to false accusation.

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Killed Until Dead Commodore 64 Broke into Sydney's room.
Killed Until Dead Commodore 64 Spying on Sydney and Claudia.
Killed Until Dead Amstrad CPC Your desk
Killed Until Dead Amstrad CPC A couple of obvious puns here - I like Peter Flimsey

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 76 out of 100 76

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The main character's name, "Hercule Holmes" is a combination of the names of two famous fictional detectives; Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes.
Contributed to by Terrence Bosky (5234), Kabushi (126978), Martin Smith (63136) and Ricky Derocher (14414)