Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a series of 3 investigation video games developed and published by ICOM Simulations, Inc. between 1991 and 1993 and a collected volume with all 3 in 1993 for DOS. In 2012, a version for iPad & Windows was published by Zojoi, LLC.
The game is notable for being one of the earliest "multimedia" titles, having been released on a CD ROM and featuring rather long (though windowed) video sequences with live actors as introductions and cutscenes, which frequently occur when the heroes investigate suspects. The main actors are Peter Farley as Sherlock Holmes and Warren Green as Dr. Watson.
Grab your cloak and get your cap. These full-motion color video whodunnits put you in the middle of world-famous sleuthdom.
Head down the streets of London using breakthrough interactive video technology to crack three new cases. In these mysteries officially authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you question suspects and sift through clues to see if you can beat the Baker Street detective at his own game. Up for it? Then take this revolutionnary CD-ROM gaming experience home. Play it. Live it. But be quick... the game's afoot!
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1
CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VIS
The Case of the Mummy's Curse
Four men dead. Some say that the murderer is a 4000-year old mummy. Were these deaths simply coincidental or were the men cursed from the crypt.
The Case of the Tin Soldier
Waterloo, 1815. Now years later, the retired general is dead, a jewel stolen, and a king's ransom waits to be claimed. Who killed General Armstead and why?
The Case of the Mystified Murderess
Two sisters. One beautiful. The other quiet and plain. Did sibling rivalry lead to the demise of a tall, handsome suitor? What part did jealously or greed play in the case?
|The Case of The Mummy's Curse||The Case of The Tin Soldier||The Case of The Mystified Murderess|
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2
DOS, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VIS
The Two Lions
It was a case of interest. One, a senseless murder of circus animals. The other, a simple mugging of a man. But were the double deaths of lions and Lyons connected or merely coincidental?
The Pilfered Paintings
Achievements of an able, though obscure artist. Articles of cultural consequences. Now, the criminal appropriation of an unamed thief. Who would want to take the paintings? And why?
The Murdered Munitions Magnate
A scribbled message. A missing file. The butt of a cigarette discarded. Signatures of a black alley murder. What was the motive? Financial acquisition, political advantage, or vengeance for fidelity betrayed?
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3
The Solicitous Solicitor
Charming and calculating. An unscrupulous Casanova turned corpse. It is said his death was due to a poor heart condition. It is suspected he was poisoned. Who did it and how?
The Banker's Final Debt
It just doesn't add up. The man was hard-working. Unassuming. Quiet. Now, quite dead. There seems to be no surface motive for his murder. Yet someone wanted him silenced. Why?
The Thames Murders
Tamesis. "Broad River." The River Thames. Today, it allies five bodies upon its waves. Who dares t stain its waters? Are the deaths the sinister workings of a serial killer or simply isolated acts of murder?