DescriptionThe Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - The Case of the Serrated Scalpel
is a verb-based point-and-click graphic adventure game.
“Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot!”
London, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous private investigator, and his faithful companion Dr. Watson, are called to the scene of a gruesome crime: a young actress has been murdered in an alley behind her theatre. Not surprisingly, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Lestrade is clueless. Was it the work of the Ripper? Sherlock Holmes is not so sure -- the circumstantial evidence indicates a much more intricate crime. The shrewd detective begins the hunt.The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
is a classical crime story with two distinguished, sympathetic protagonists. In the role of Sherlock Holmes, you travel through London in the search for clues. Interesting locations are gradually added to a city map. Your most important source of information are dialogues with suspects, witnesses and other people – and with Dr. Watson, who will readily comment on the situation. When talking to persons, you may chose one of several lines that seems most appropriate. Watson notes down all conversations in his journal, where you can access them if needed. Pleasingly true to the novels, Holmes will solve many puzzles through sharp observations and thorough searches of every location (thus discovering clues and deducing connections) as well as clever interrogations.
The handling of the game by means of verbs is simple and accurate. Readers of the Sherlock Holmes stories will recognize many acquaintances, from Lestrade to Miss Hudson, from Inspector Gregson to Toby the hound. The game’s introduction, cut-scenes and ending feature digitized speech.
For more information on Sherlock Holmes, see the Trivia and Links sections.
- "福尔摩斯：开膛手杰克" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
- "תעלומת שרלוק הולמס" -- Hebrew spelling
- "Los archivos secretos de Sherlock Holmes: el caso del escalpelo mellado" -- Spanish Title
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|Adventure Classic Gaming
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|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
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The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
is the first part of a series of adventure games called “Electronic Arts Interactive Stories”. Holmes’ last line in this adventure is “There is a master criminal who thinks he is already more than a match for me.” Although this could simply be an allusion to Holmes’ arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty, it more likely a suggestion of the sequel. There is one other “Lost File” of the famous English detective, the sequel The Case of the Rose Tattoo
, which is quite different in style, using video-captured characters and rendered backgrounds.
The Disk version and CD-Rom version of The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes are exactly the same. Voice-overs are included in the intro, the cut scene at St Pancras Station and the last scene.
The 3DO-version is a full talkie, and instead of the painted portraits video-actors are shown.
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- Power Play
- Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Adventure in 1992