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Description

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.

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The Clue! DOS Investigate the building...
The Clue! Amiga CD32 Maybe I'll be able to sell some loot here later.
The Clue! DOS Buy the necessary tools...
The Clue! DOS The car dealer. The picture in the background looks familiar

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Jun, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jul, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Bladet Amiga Dec 09, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

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.

References

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

Awards

  • 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 (210196) and Martin Smith (66870)