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Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" is the first title in the short-lived Living Literature series of interactive fiction titles by Bantam Software. In this original story, an aging Holmes in his sixties becomes involved in a murder mystery aboard the steamship S.S. Destiny. Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson are awakened by a crewman to find an apparent suicide on the ship. There is something mysterious about this suicide, of course, and it's up to the famous detective to find out the truth.

As his mind is not as sharp now, he will rely on the player as his longtime companion Dr. Watson to help him with the investigation. There are many characters (including famous real-life figures such as escapist artist Houdini, Gertrude Stein, Sir Lawrence of Arabia, Pablo Picasso and Thomas Edison) to observe, follow and spy on, and determine who may be a suspect during the time-limited game. There are six smaller cases within the whole mystery which must be solved in order to arrive at the final truth. The player also must be discreet in the investigation; ordering Holmes to do anything offensive might ruin his reputation.


Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" Apple II A hero at the rail.
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" Commodore 64 Informing Mrs. Ryan of her husband's death...
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" Commodore 64 Start of the game...
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" PC Booter The dead body of General was moved to Surgeon's cabin...you may examine it here closely...

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The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Commodore 64 Mar 26, 2022 4 out of 6 67
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Commodore 64 Mar 22, 2002 4 out of 6 67


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