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The Mystery of the Mummy (Windows)

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The Mystery of the Mummy was inspired by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The player is Sherlock Holmes in this point-and-click first-person adventure game.

Lord Montcalfe, a well-known Egyptologist, is missing and is believed by the police to have committed suicide. His daughter, Elisabeth, insists that he is still alive and calls upon her fiancé's cousin, Sherlock Holmes, to prove her theories. Arriving at the manor, Holmes finds that Lord Montcalfe was suffering from a deep paranoia. It seems he had made a terrible mistake and triggered what he believed to be a mummy's curse. Trying to shield himself and others from that curse, he had booby trapped his own home with elaborate locks, some of which were designed to kill anyone who tried to tamper with them.

Holmes investigates mostly in solitary fashion without the aid of his normal sidekick, Watson. Other people in the game appear only in the cut-scenes. Puzzles become more difficult as the story progresses. Find illusive inventory objects and read many documents for clues as you search the secret passages and elaborately decorated rooms of the Montcalfe Manor.

Screenshots

The Mystery of the Mummy Windows Ah, a pixel-hunt.  An important object is within your grasp.
The Mystery of the Mummy Windows The prescient Mr. Holmes.
The Mystery of the Mummy Windows "Now that you are all gathered together."
The Mystery of the Mummy Windows Quaint Victoriana

Alternate Titles

  • "木乃伊的秘密" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Шерлок Холмс: 5 египетских статуэток" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Tajemnica Mumii" -- Polish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Le mystère de la momie" -- French title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Il Mistero della Mummia" -- Italian title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: el misterio de la momia" -- Spanish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes DS: The Mystery of the Mummy" -- Nintendo DS Title (US)
  • "Sherlock Holmes DS: Das Geheimnis der Mumie" -- German Nintendo DS title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Das Geheimnis der Mumie" -- German title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Curse of the Mummy" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Without A Clue Terrence Bosky (5235) 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars

The Press Says

RPGDOT May 04, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Adventurespiele May 19, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Nov, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventurearchiv Dec 27, 2002 69 out of 100 69
Just Adventure Jan 27, 2003 B- 67
Adventure-Treff Jul 24, 2003 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Feb 03, 2003 5.4 out of 10 54
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 09, 2002 9 out of 20 45
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2003 44 out of 100 44
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 28, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Anachronism

The nonogram (grid puzzle off the library) in Act V is an anachronism. This type of puzzle was created in 1987 by Non Ishida.

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Jeanne (75624) added The Mystery of the Mummy (Windows) on Dec 05, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (30546)