Not an American user?


Gilbert Gumphrey is a veteran store detective, whose tasks range from the complex to the mundane. They include putting out fires, rescuing children, killing ducks, and getting the boss his afternoon cup of tea. Failure to do any of these successfully can lead to the sack.

Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth is made up of 39 screens of puzzles. Each room is viewed in forced-perspective 3D, and the perspective of a room is not always the same as the perspective you entered it – however the initial movement into the main space of the room is automated. A task is dictated to you at the base of the screen, with instruction on where to find the objects you need. Watch out for an umbrella, keys and a skateboard among other things. You can hold multiple objects, cycling through them with the 'S' key.


Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth ZX Spectrum Washing machines
Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth ZX Spectrum Title screen
Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth ZX Spectrum Watch the clock
Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth ZX Spectrum Avoid the other employees

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Your Spectrum Dec, 1985 57 out of 100 57


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Martin Smith (66852) added Grumpy Gumphrey Supersleuth (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 16, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66852)