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Sanma no Meitantei (NES)

Sanma no Meitantei Screenshots

NES version

Sanma no Meitantei NES Title Screen

Title Screen

Sanma no Meitantei NES A scene from the dramatic opening.

A scene from the dramatic opening.

Sanma no Meitantei NES The map of Osaka starts out a little small...

The map of Osaka starts out a little small...

Sanma no Meitantei NES ...but you get to see much more of the city as things progress.

...but you get to see much more of the city as things progress.

Sanma no Meitantei NES You'll be running into quite a few of Sanma's fellow comedians on this case...

You'll be running into quite a few of Sanma's fellow comedians on this case...

Sanma no Meitantei NES ...and filing their pictures into this convenient dossier.

...and filing their pictures into this convenient dossier.

Sanma no Meitantei NES A "dodge the falling objects" minigame.

A "dodge the falling objects" minigame.

Sanma no Meitantei NES Dance gymnastics were so popular in the eighties, not even murder mystery minigames were safe.

Dance gymnastics were so popular in the eighties, not even murder mystery minigames were safe.

Sanma no Meitantei NES "Space Crab"--a game that bears more than a passing resemblance to Galaxian.  (It even plays the original music.)

"Space Crab"--a game that bears more than a passing resemblance to Galaxian. (It even plays the original music.)