Blue Heat

Moby ID: 4954
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Based on the 1995 movie Cover Me, Blue Heat is a mature-themed, photo-realistic adventure game. The player assumes the role of Holly Jacobson, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department who goes under cover to catch a serial killer preying on the sexy cover girls of LA Erotica Magazine. Several have already been murdered and many others are in danger.

The game takes players in the steamy world of erotic dancers, Mafia thugs, fashion photographers, drug dealers, religious zealots and seductive models. As Holly, players will talk with other characters, determine who has an alibi for the previous murders, gather evidence to send to the lab and read information inside her PDA. Eventually enough information will be discovered to pin-point the identity of the killer. Ultimately the player will participate in a "sting" to expose and catch the murderer.

Gameplay is point-and-click in first person, with movie-like quality video cutscenes and orchestrated music. Navigation to different locations is handled with an area map. Within the gameplay screen, move around using an arrow cursor which changes shape on interactive spots.

Blue Heat has several different endings depending upon which conversation paths have been chosen as well as the evidence submitted for lab analysis.

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  • ブルーヒート 背徳の天使達 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 68% (based on 2 ratings)

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Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 2 reviews)

For adults only, this point-and-click adventure is a hot and spicy thriller.

The Good
First and foremost, the most attractive part about this game is that it’s sexy. It’s content is provocative but not explicit so it’s an ideal game for those who want adult entertainment without the typical hard core elements of an X-rated movie. So, it’s a good game for couples, and my husband and I enjoyed playing this game together.

The beautiful covergirls of LA Erotica magazine are the targets of a serial killer. To lure out the murderer, LAPD officer Holly Jacobson goes undercover and assumes the role of a model. The steamy red-headed Holly begins the investigation posing nude in an elaborate photo shoot and is then featured on the cover of the magazine. There are numerous suspects including the editor of the magazine itself and his strange wife, the other gorgeous models, and the owners of the strip dance club where many of the girls work. If you’ve always wanted to venture inside a strip club but never had the nerve, you’ll get your chance in this game.

The whole feeling of the game reminded me of Spycraft: The Great Game. Not just a walk through an interactive movie, Blue Heat is a real mystery adventure. Even if you have seen Cover Me, the R-rated movie on which it was based, and already know the ending, the game is still challenging. There are suspects to interrogate, motives to be established and evidence (inventory items) to be found and analyzed. You can make mistakes during conversations too, which can result in a different path or even death.

The cast of characters includes some very familiar faces including M.A.S.H.’s Elliott Gould and L.A. Law’s Corbin Bernsen. Their scripts were very well written, and the dialog is believable and realistic. The graphics and music are nicely done as well. The suspenseful and dramatic ending leaves you with a great feeling of accomplishment when you finally catch the killer and survive the ordeal.

The Bad
In order to solve the game, you must immediately communicate motives and alibis for all of the suspects as you find them. Also, evidence must be sent to the lab for analysis in a timely manner. If you fail to do something on a certain day, you may miss it altogether and never be able to finish.

A couple of game bugs reared their ugly heads when I did something that the developers had not anticipated. Luckily I was able to get around them by restoring and choosing another action or conversation option. You won’t find any support for this game since the developer company was sold.

The Bottom Line
Blue Heat is definitely for adults because of its nudity, violence, language and overall sexual content. The mix of sexy models along with mystery, intrigue, and suspense makes it an entertaining adventure game as well as an aphrodisiac.

Windows · by Jeanne (75975) · 2003

Good Game gone Bad in poor Distribution Channels

The Good
It's a very good game in which real actors have worked on a different story line.

The Game is more attractive to the Adult male gamers due to some strong sexual contents and language.

It has good graphics and soundtrack with a very good introductory video.

The Bad
Poor Distribution channel making it impossible to get into the hands of the Gamers.

The Bottom Line
Blue Heat Case of Cover Girls Murder is pretty rare to find now a days, due to poorly distribution channel used in the early days.

This game is shot simultaneously with a B-Grade film “Cover – Me”. The whole game is shot is FMV sequences, which was in the introductory stage at that time. This game is targeted towards Mature Audience as it contains some strong Sexual Scenes.

The entire game comes on 4 CDs and the installation process is also pretty simple and easy. An Autorun menu is also provided for guidance. The game is compatible with Windows 3.1, 95 and 98 but thanks to some 3rd party mods the game is now can be playable on Windows XP as well.

The main story revolves around Holly Jacobson a detective, who investigates the serial killings of L.A. Erotica Magazine Front Cover Models.

The game takes you to many different locations and also interactions with many different characters. The navigation in the game is also pretty simple and does not require very expert user. The main idea behind this game is to search different locations and collect various objects which can later be used during the game.

A PDA is provided for the assistance all the time where information about the finding can be stored and reviewed any time. After finding some clues and information the data is been checked for Suspects and his / her motivation and if done right it is accepted otherwise been declined.

Over all it is a good game but due to poor distribution it is not in access to everyone.

Windows · by Usman Amir (512) · 2006

Trivia

Development

Bart Besseling of Quarium said: "Quarium developed all technical parts of the game from content produced by MPCA. Our 360 VR technology works just like Quicktime VR in that it lets you pan around a 3D point of view and select objects in that view."

Cyberdreams made a deal with Orion Interactive to market and distribute their upcoming titles, including Blue Heat, and announced it as an upcoming game on their website. However, Cyberdreams went out of business before it was published. David Mullich of Cyberdreams confirmed in an interview that "there was very little involvement with Blue Heat."

Technology

According to co-producer Richard D. Titus, the photo technology used in Blue Heat was sold to Apple in 1994 for more money than the game ever made.

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Game added by Jeanne.

Additional contributors: Lance Boyle, Patrick Bregger.

Game added September 7, 2001. Last modified February 22, 2023.