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Description

The Elk Moon Murder is a full motion video adventure game. You take on the part of rookie detective with the Santa Fe police. Anna Elk Moon, a famous native American artist, has been murdered and you have five days to solve the mystery, before "the big boys muscle in", as your chief inspector tells you.

The game features a point & click interface. You have eight hours a day, while almost every action you take decreases 15 minutes of your time. Puzzle solving is not part of the game really. Instead you have to listen to the usual suspects, order forensics and shoot photos. Your goal is to come up with an arrest warrant at the end of the game.

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Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS Interrogate suspects via multiple choice
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The title screen
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS A scene from the game
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The town a murder happened in

Alternate Titles

  • "Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder - Fear the Desert" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

PC Games Macintosh Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Games DOS Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Macintosh Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 50 out of 100 50
Quandary Windows Sep, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Entertainment Weekly Windows Aug 16, 1996 C- 42
GameSpot Windows Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Amanda Donohoe, who is a well known actor in the TV series "L.A. Law" makes a brief appearance as one of the suspects in the game.
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