Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring
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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.
- Шерлок Холмс: Загадка серебряной сережки - Russian spelling
- 银耳环疑案 - Chinese spelling (simplified)
- Fictional character: Sherlock Holmes
- Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series
- Games with classical music
- Inspiration: Literature
- Middleware: Bink Video
- Physical Bonus Content: Movie / TV Series
- Protagonist: P.I. (Private Investigator)
- Setting: Belle Époque
- Setting: City - London
- Setting: Indian
- Software Pyramide releases
Credits (Windows version)
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|Based on the Novel written by|
|Based on the characters created by|
|Story & Game Design|
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|Waston and the Books||sheena alexander (0)||2010-01-02 13:00:28|
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!"
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.
Related Sites +
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Silver Earring"
Frogwares' official game page
Case of the Silver Earring
Official web site
Hints for Silver Earring
If you're having trouble with the puzzles or situations in this game, this file might help you solve them. It gives you subtle hints before final solutions are revealed in a question and answer format.
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Game added by Jeanne.
Wii added by Nury.
Additional contributors: MAT, -Chris, Terrence Bosky, Unicorn Lynx, POMAH, JRK, lobo rojo, Ghost Pirate, Eltahriel, Cantillon, Nury.
Last modified March 13th, 2023.