Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes: Case Of The Serrated Scalpel Mythos Software / Electronic Arts 1992

London, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous private investigator, and his faithful companion Dr. Watson, are called to the scene of a gruesome crime: a young actress has been murdered in an alley behind her theatre. Not surprisingly, Scotland Yard's Inspector Lestrade is clueless. Was it the work of the Ripper? Sherlock Holmes is not so sure - the circumstantial evidence indicates a much more intricate crime. The game is a classical crime story with two distinguished, sympathetic protagonists. In the role of Sherlock Holmes, you travel through London in the search for clues. Interesting locations are gradually added to a city map. Your most important source of information are dialogues with suspects, witnesses and other people – and with Dr. Watson, who will readily comment on the situation. When talking to persons, you may chose one of several lines that seems most appropriate. Watson notes down all conversations in his journal, where you can access them if needed. Pleasingly true to the novels, Holmes will solve many puzzles through sharp observations and thorough searches of every location (thus discovering clues and deducing connections) as well as clever interrogations. The handling of the game by means of verbs is simple and accurate. Readers of the Sherlock Holmes stories will recognize many acquaintances, from Lestrade to Miss Hudson, from Inspector Gregson to Toby the hound. The game's introduction, cut-scenes and ending feature digitized speech. All the old Victorian London backdrops, including 50 authentic locations, are drawn in full 256 color VGA graphics. There is some background music and sound effects are present in a lot of situations but not everywhere. Spoken text dialogues are present in the intro and some of the cut scenes. The 3DO version features digitized voices, sound tracks, and animations not found in the original version.
Full Demo 7.6MB (@ Abandonia)
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CD Version ISO Demo 59MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images 1.44mb x9 ISO Demo (provided by Kroagnon & upped by Molitor) 9.2MB
included in The Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes Collection - Full Demo with ScummVM 597MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)

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