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Description

Kiss of Murder is an adventure game set in a parallel world to Manhattan Requiem. While it features the same graphics and set of characters as that title, it has a completely different story. In Manhattan a large blue sapphire has been stolen and a young woman named Sarah Shields who worked at a jewelry store has been murdered. Insurance investigator Judd Gregory has contacted the private detective J.B. Harold and asked him for help with the case. Gameplay involves going to various locations in New York, talking to people, interrogating suspects, finding clues and gathering evidence.

Early releases of the game (PC-88, X68000, FM-7, X1 and PC-98) are add-ons and require Manhattan Requiem to play. Later iterations became stand-alone.

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Kiss of Murder Sharp X68000 Nice neighborhood
Kiss of Murder Sharp X68000 The art gallery it seems is showing the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin as well as Gothic and renaissance art from Nuremberg
Kiss of Murder Sharp X68000 Found a clue
Kiss of Murder Sharp X68000 Macy's Herald Square, at the time this game came out it was indeed the world's largest department store

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Alternate Titles

  • "殺意の接吻" -- Japanese spelling
  • "刑事J.B.ハロルドの事件簿 キス・オブ・マーダー" -- Nintendo Switch title spelling
  • "Keiji J.B. Harold no Jikenbo: Kiss of Murder" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "J.B.ハロルドの事件簿 殺意の接吻" -- Windows spelling (alternate)
  • "J.B.ハロルドの事件簿 キス・オブ・マーダー" -- Windows title spelling
  • "J.B. Harold no Jikenbo: Kiss of Murder" -- Windows title

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Music

Yoshihiko Miyazaki's music for this game appears on the compilation album J.B. Harold Sound Collection Scene 1.
Infernos (19824) added Kiss of Murder (Sharp X68000) on Feb 18, 2015
Other platforms contributed by Kam1Kaz3NL77 (123922) and Infernos (19824)