Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
DOS
60
3.4
Macintosh
69
5.0
Windows
56
3.0
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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 local people
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The town a murder happened in
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS The title screen
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS A scene from the game

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Aug 15, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score DOS Oct, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Just Adventure Windows Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Gamesmania.de Windows 1996 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Windows Aug, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Entertainment Weekly Windows Aug 16, 1996 C- 42
GameSpot DOS Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Windows Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 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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