Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring (Windows)

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Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson have been invited to a reception in Sherringford Hall. The wealthy industrial Sir Bromsby wants to commemorate the return of his daughter to England. As the host climbs the stage and starts to deliver his welcome speech, he is shot. Suspicion is immediately drawn towards his daughter, but Holmes decides to thoroughly investigate the case.

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring is a third-person point-and-click adventure set in 19th century England. Players control both Holmes and Watson, interrogating witnesses and suspects, and searching for material clues and evidence. Basic inventory equipment are a test tube, a tape measure and a magnifying glass, all of which can be used to examine the environment and other objects found. A few times in the game the player is taken to Holmes' lab desk, to analyze some substances or tissues.

Notes of all findings and conversations are automatically written down in a diary for future reference. At the end of each of the five days the game is divided in, a quiz has to be filled in correctly to progress.

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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Sherlock's journal records all of the conversations
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows With the help of your zooming glass you can investigate certain areas in more detail
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Gloomy Abbeys and more.
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Sherlock questioning the maid

Alternate Titles

  • "银耳环疑案" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Шерлок Холмс: Загадка серебряной сережки" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring" -- Wii title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring" -- Windows UK title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Případ stříbrné naušnice" -- Czech title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: L’Orecchino d’Argento" -- Italian title
  • "Sherlock Holmes i tajemnica srebrnego kolczyka" -- Polish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: El Pendiente de Plata" -- Spanish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Case of Sherringford Hall" -- Working title
  • "Les Aventures de Sherlock Holmes : la Boucle d'Argent" -- French title
  • "Das Geheimnis des silbernen Ohrrings" -- German title
  • "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring" -- UK title

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User Reviews

“Really, Holmes. You go too far!” Jeanne (75500) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars
Another curious incident in the night-time Terrence Bosky (5227) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Oct 11, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de Nov 24, 2004 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Dec 10, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Adventure Gamers Aug 27, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
games xtreme Sep 20, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 19, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Gamers Europe Sep 20, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 64 out of 100 64
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Sep, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Novel

The end credits note that the game was based on a novel by Jalil Amr. This doesn't refer to a published novel, but to something along the lines of fanfiction. Emailing Frogwares for more information about it, would result in a reply from the company's CEO Waël Amr stating: "The author wishes the novel not to be public and anyway it’s in French!"

References

Much of the game takes place at Sherringford Hall. Sherringford Hope (or Holmes) and Ormond Sacker were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original name choices for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John (or James) Watson.

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Jeanne (75500) added Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring (Windows) on Sep 02, 2004
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