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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 A scene from the game
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The local people
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS Interrogate suspects via multiple choice

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Windows 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 B+ 83
PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 7.2 out of 10 72
Just Adventure Windows Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Adventure Gamers Windows Feb 27, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 50 out of 100 50
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1996 49 out of 100 49
Entertainment Weekly Windows Aug 16, 1996 C- 42
GameSpot Windows Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 40
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Nov 14, 1998 1 out of 5 20

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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 (69507) and Isdaron (678)