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Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
60
2.6
Macintosh
69
...
Windows
56
2.7
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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 The title screen
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The town a murder happened in
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS Interrogate suspects via multiple choice
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The local people

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Games Macintosh Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 70 out of 100 70
Just Adventure Windows Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Gamesmania DOS 1996 50 out of 100 50
Entertainment Weekly Windows Aug 16, 1996 C- 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot DOS Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Created by Shannon Gilligan, producer of the award-winning "Virtual Murder Series", and Sam Egan, writer-producer of "Northern Exposure".
Contributed to by Corn Popper (69521) and Isdaron (681)