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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

aka: Sherlock Holmes no Tantei Kōza, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. I

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In this game, the player is cast into the roles of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest fictional detective of all times, and his friend and partner Dr. Watson, as they have to investigate and successfully solve three criminal cases: The Mummy's Curse* deals with the horrifying death of three men, who were apparently murdered by an ancient mummy;

  • The Mystified Murderess involves a woman who has been convicted for murdering her beloved one, but cannot seem to recall anything of what had happened to her;

  • The Tin Soldier concerns the murder of an old general, whose past must be investigated in order to find the killer.

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective can be described as a hybrid of adventure game and simulation. Gameplay process involves traveling to various locations in London, interrogating suspects, gathering clues, checking out the newspapers, and eventually presenting all the evidence to the judge; if the latter finds the circumstances incriminating, he will accept the results of the investigation, and the case will be considered solved. Though the basic gameplay is rather typical for adventure games, the amount of real detective work and the focus of the game on purely case-related actions rather than exploration and manipulation of items makes it comparable to a simulation of a criminal investigation.

The game is notable for being one of the earliest "multimedia" titles, having been released on a CD ROM and featuring rather long (though windowed) video sequences with live actors as introductions and cutscenes, which frequently occur when the heroes investigate suspects.


  • シャーロック・ホームズの探偵講座 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (DOS version)

9 People

Graphics / 3D Programming
Libraries / Utilities
Use of the Sherlock Holmes characters by arrangement with
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Writing / Dialogue / Story



This game was one of the games that were included in the early release versions of the Sega CD.

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  • MobyGames ID: 392


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Game added by Trixter.

CDTV added by Rola. SEGA CD added by Reptil3. FM Towns added by Sciere. DVD Player, VIS added by Kabushi. Macintosh added by Martin Smith. TurboGrafx CD added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, LepricahnsGold, Rik Hideto.

Last modified March 9th, 2023.