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Hugo II: Whodunit? is the second game in the Hugo adventure game series.

Hugo and his wife, Penelope, arrive to stay at the mansion that belongs to Hugo's Great Uncle Horace. Penelope falls asleep in the bedroom, while Hugo accidentally finds a bookcase passage and is locked in a secret room. Penelope wakes up, only to witness Uncle Horace's murder through the keyhole. The player controls Penelope (and later, briefly, Hugo) and must solve the murder.

Much like its predecessor, Hugo's House of Horrors, Hugo II: Whodunit? is an adventure game in the style of Sierra's AGI games. The player moves Penelope with arrow keys and types in commands on the bottom of the screen.


Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS Bedroom
Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS The Mansion
Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS Hugo's dead Uncle
Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS French Maid

Promo Images

Hugo II: Whodunit? Screenshot The two top screens are from Hugo's Mystery Adventure in which Hugo and Penelope get swept up in a murder whodunit in the quiet charm of the English countryside when they visit the cottage of Hugo's Great Uncle Horace (top left). Next to it we see Penelope thoughtfully staring at two iron gates with no sign of a lock or any way to open them. The good news is that she has worked out that they are electric gates and the way to open them lies inside the gardener's shed. The bad news is that the gardener appears to have designs on poor Penelope who must deal with him first. Harder and much more extensive than game one, it abounds with red-herrings and tricky puzzles as you work your way around (and under) the grounds of the cottage to the final startling revelation of the murderer's identity.

Alternate Titles

  • "Hugo's Mystery Adventure" -- Windows title

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PC Review (UK) Jun, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Corner Feb 02, 2018 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Retro Spirit Dec 07, 2009 1.5 out of 6 25
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Oct 20, 2021 1 out of 6 17


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Two Penelopes: When trying to cross the Chasm to get the Moldy Banana, purposely fall into the pit. Before you stop spinning press left or right, another Penelope will appear. Unfortunately, it has no use.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) added Hugo II: Whodunit? (DOS) on Mar 26, 2000
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