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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 A scene from the game
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 Interrogate suspects via multiple choice

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 B+ 83
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 70 out of 100 70
High Score DOS Oct, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Just Adventure Windows Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Gamesmania DOS 1996 50 out of 100 50
Adventure Gamers Windows Feb 27, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Quandary Windows Sep, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Windows Aug, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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