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You play Matt Stuvysant, a man of Polish descent and criminal persuasion. You arrive in London with nothing but the clothes on your back and a desire to become the greatest criminal mind this century. Once getting a room and meeting some accomplices, you must begin your career. Starting with small shops and gradually working your way up to the theft of the Crown Jewels.

The game allows you to control almost every aspect of the crime, from choosing the target building and accomplices to actually planning the burglary itself.


The Clue! Amiga CD32 Too many police officers in this bar for my taste.
The Clue! DOS In this game, "game over" doesn't mean the player is killed or mutilated, here Matt Stuvysant's demise leads to a life in a convent!
The Clue! DOS Due to the fact that Matt Stuvysant is the 1.000.000 passenger, he can ride all taxis for free! (a rather hollow explanation for free transportation ;))
The Clue! DOS The rather "uptown" club of Walrus & the yellow shades

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zloděj" -- Czech title
  • "Der Clou!" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1994 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 11 out of 12 92
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1994 86 out of 100 86
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga Mar 10, 2006 5 out of 6 83
High Score DOS Jun, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Jul, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Mar, 1995 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 43 out of 100 43


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Freeware release

The original German version of the game, called Der Clou!, can be downloaded for free from developer Neo's company website. The add-on Profidisk is also available. Be warned, however, as it's rather difficult to get the DOS-only game to run on modern machines. Detailed instructions on this topic can be found on the website, too.

In addition to having been released into the public domain, The Clue! has also become open source. The complete source code can be found on the company website and on the project's SourceForge page.


While visiting the car dealer, a picture of actor Humphrey Bogart is hanging on the wall in the background.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Genre Mix in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by John David Karlgren and Zack Green.
Contributed to by Gav Powell (34), Kabushi (252604) and Martin Smith (71858)