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You play detective McBlade, who one day receives a mysterious letter and decides to find the sender. He is requested to solve a murder case of 60 years ago. The identity of the murderer was never determined. You have your reasons to assume that this murder is somehow connected to the ancient Indian myth of the Death Cave. In spite of the great danger, you start your investigation.

This is a traditional third-person point & click adventure with an emphasis on dialogue.


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Quandary Sep, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electric Games 1997 53 out of 100 53
Computer Games Magazine 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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