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Description

Mortville Manor is an adventure game which takes place in February of 1951. As private detective Jérôme Lange, you are sent a telegram by Julia Defranck, a childhood friend. In it, she informs you that she is very ill and in grave danger. She urges you to join her in her mansion and advises discretion. Once there, you learn she has passed away. You must solve the mystery. But beware; if you don't tread lightly, you will be sent away, or worse...

The gameplay focuses on conducting a detective investigation rather than on inventory-based puzzles, though items must be found and examined for its purposes. Conversations with suspects offer a wide variety of topics. The player wanders through the mansion at his own pace, but events would sometimes occur regardless of his actions. The game's interface consists of drop-down menus, including about 20 different verbs used for interactions.

Screenshots

Mortville Manor DOS Exploring the basement. Opening the huge list of verbs
Mortville Manor Atari ST Credits (Hi-Res)
Mortville Manor DOS Outside of the manor
Mortville Manor Amiga Back of the Manor and the action menu

Promo Images

Mortville Manor Magazine Advertisement TILT (issue 49, December 1987, p 125)

Alternate Titles

  • "Le manoir de Mortevielle" -- French title
  • "Der Landsitz von Mortville" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Feb 11, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Oldies Rising Atari ST Oct 29, 2010 17 out of 20 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1988 81 out of 100 81
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Retro Archives Atari ST Nov 25, 2018 15 out of 20 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1988 745 out of 1000 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 745 out of 1000 74
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Amiga User International Amiga Oct, 1988 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • ACE
    • 1989/1 (issue #16): ACE Adventure Awards 1988: "Prettiest game of the year" (editorial choice)

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