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Interwar mystery game, complete with its annoyances Boston Low (93) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (31 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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PC Joker (Apr, 1992)
Wer sich also auf eine stil- und manchmal sogar humorvolle Mordbuben-Hatz à la Agatha Christie einlassen möchte, wird in Cruise for a Corpse vorbildlich bedient!
Nicht nur Hercule Poirot wäre von diesem vertrackten Digi-Krimi entzückt gewesen, auch der Liebhaber ausgefeilter Animationen gerät bei den perspektivisch stets richtigen Bewegungen des Helden ins Schwärmen!
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The DOS Spirit (Mar 17, 2008)
Historien og motivet for mordet sammen med detaljerte omgivelser og lekre grafiske skildringer i dialogene gjør Cruise for a Corpse til en spennende og behagelig affære. Selv om detektiv-aspektene lukter litt Agatha Christie, bryr vi oss ikke spesielt videre med det. God underholdning som kaptiverer spilleren allerede fra introduksjonen er vel investert tid, selv om spillet til tider lider av mye prøving og feiling. At alt kan inspiseres er som sukkertøy for perfeksjonister og hardbarkede eventyrere og terror i ørene for de med dårlig tålmodighet. Klarer du likevel å riste fra deg tanken om at spillet ikke legger opp til at du skal ta med deg alt som ikke er spikret fast i bakken, kan vi love deg at mye er tilrettelagt for en god påskekrim-opplevelse som fortjener vår Golden DOS Spirit utmerkelse.
Przygodoskop (Jan 31, 2004)
Mimo pewnych negatywnych uwag i mając świadomość, że swoista monotonia może po pewnym czasie znudzić wiele osób, uważam Cruise for a Corpse za grę niewątpliwie godną zauważenia. Jeśli ktoś nie boi się staroci i świetnie się bawił przy The Colonel's Bequest czy The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes, powinien także ze sporą przyjemnością zagłębić się w rozwiązywanie tajemnicy morderstwa Niclosa Karaboudjana.
Quandary (Apr, 1995)
It's tricky so hoard up a good supply of perseverance before you try your hand at detecting in this game. Just take it easy, that's my advice ... and be methodical. Though it could have had a little more detecting and a little less interrogating, on the whole I thought Cruise for a Corpse was a great little game.
Play Time (Sep, 1992)
Gesteuert wird mit der Maus, klickt man auf einen Gegenstand, so erscheint eine Liste der Benutzungsmöglichkeiten. Auf diese Art lassen sich sogar Gegenstände miteinander verknüpfen und sinnvolle Gespräche führen. Die Grafik bietet 256 Farben und ist schön gezeichnet. Die Personen bewegen sich flüssig über den Bildschirm und das Schiff schaukelt wie auf hoher See. Da die Lösung des Falls einige Zeit in Anspruch nehmen wird, kommt bei diesem Spiel sicher so schnell keine Langeweile auf.
Adventurearchiv (Aug 08, 2003)
Those who like whodunnit-stories, are just right here. A lot of story and everyone could be the rogue. Adventure game fanatics shouldn't miss the game. But people who like changes, selfinitiative and tricky puzzles, are rather advised against it.
Power Play (Aug, 1992)
In der technisch überarbeiteten Version können Hobbydetektive ihre pxielgroßen Indizien nun in 256 Farben suchen, aber der recht nette Softwarekrimi erreicht nicht ganz den Lucasfilm Games- oder Sierra-Standard.
In sum, Cruise for a corpse is a good adventure game. It takes a murder mystery and presents it intelligently and interestingly. There are some gameplay annoyances, but none of them are so major that the game is rendered unplayable. The character cast is realistic, and the mystery story is not too far out or obscure. If you are interested in a complex murder mystery that unfolds at a good pace, and you can be forgiving of a clumsy interface, then Cruise for a corpse will be an enjoyable gaming experience.
Adventure Gamers (Jan 13, 2005)
It is sort of amusing, in light of the amazing spectacles modern gaming has given us, to think that deep inside the brain of a computer is a series of on/off switches, and millions of these little switches repeatedly flipping become our favorite games. This is binary code, the brain behind every computer program in history. At a less geeky level, on/off switches known as variables are used to direct the flow of adventure games. Flags are set to drop when a certain event happens, and based on the position of said flag, characters react differently to certain things.
Cruise does have it’s share of problems: the aggravating copy protection, lackluster EGA-quality graphics and the occasionally obtuse interface thwart the true potential of this program. Dedicated whodunit aficionados may find much to like in the story and setting of Cruise For A Corpse, although the general adventure gaming audience may find it a rather tedious journey through stagnant gaining waters.