Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Critic Score User Score
Apple II
...
3.9
Commodore 64
...
3.9
DOS
74
3.7
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Description

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of security". Shortly afterwards he finds out that the Crown Jewels belonging to the royal family were stolen. The fact is kept in secret, and Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes best friend and associate, must retrieve them within forty-eight hours to avert a world-wide scandal.

In this text adventure the player controls Dr. Watson, exploring familiar locations in London, questioning suspects and solving puzzles. The interaction with the game world is performed by typing combinations of verbs and objects. Descriptions of locations must be read carefully, as they may contain clues vital to solving the game.

Screenshots

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Atari ST Sherlock wants you to lead the way!
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Atari ST A government agent arrives with a secret mission - "We want you to find the Ark before the Nazis do..." - Opps, wrong story!
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Amiga In Holmes' Bedroom.
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Commodore 64 Copyright notice

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User Reviews

An interesting, lavish experiment that's a little too linear DOS Colin Rowsell (45)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1988 899 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 899 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1988 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1988 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1988 8.75 out of 12 73
Happy Computer DOS Apr, 1988 70 out of 100 70
SPAG DOS Mar 02, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

After having completed Arthur and Sherlock Holmes, Designer Bob Bates worked on a third historical text adventure, based on the story of Robin Hood. However, the project was scrapped when Infocom closed its doors.

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