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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (DOS)

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A good example of the difference a little multimedia can do, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes plays like a textmode proof-of-concept of the better-known Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. The basic investigative elements remain the same: managing time dashing to various locations around Olde London Towne in search of clues, but here instead of successfully receiving them as video clips you often get cryptic encoded messages in "fill-in-the-blank" form, intended in total to spell out, some directly and some through phonetic wordplay, the name of the killer, the method they used, and their motive for committing the crime. Characters from the original tales including Dr. Watson, Mrs. Baker and Inspector Lestrade help to establish the flavour of literary canon as you investigate all-new crimes (some user-contributed!)


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes DOS (Spoiler) Filling in the blanks to solve the case
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes DOS A limited supply of passes permits entrance to secured areas like the scene of the crime, yielding essential clues!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes DOS Case selection
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes DOS Waited too long!  Game over!

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Pseudo_Intellectual (61531) added The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (DOS) on May 16, 2007