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The Big Sleaze is a humorous text adventure which parodies the detective genre. It is set in the late 1930s and the player controls Sam Spillade, a stereotypical and not too bright private detective. The adventure begins when he gets a new assignment: finding the missing father of his pretty, female client.

The situations Spillade has to solve shift between standard problems, e.g. getting money, and absurd situations like an auto bomb placed by the neighbour's children. And why did a dog bring a check and a photograph into his office? Commands have to be typed in with the keyboard, but the parser only understand simple verb + noun combinations. In compensation, Spillard can make conversation to other people.

The game consists of three independent programmes which have to solved in linear order - the save game of the previous part has to be imported into the next. Also included is the satirical electronic magazine Sceptical 3.


The Big Sleaze Commodore 64 The Big Sleaze title screen
The Big Sleaze Commodore 64 Sceptical 3's main index
The Big Sleaze Commodore 64 Sceptical 3's loading page
The Big Sleaze Commodore 64 This is the page you get if you want to load parts 2 or 3.

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Your Commodore Jul, 1987 30 out of 40 75
Zzap! Jul, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Jun, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer 1986 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 6.4 out of 12 53


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Patrick Bregger (215673) added The Big Sleaze (Commodore 64) on Sep 29, 2011
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