Cover Art Language(s): English
Machine Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1
Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC464, Atari 400/800/600XL/800XL/130XE, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, Spectrum 48K & Spectrum 48K/128K
Compatible Emulators: Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
How To Play
A simple variant of the famous 'Clue' where you must guess the location, murderer, weapon and motive within ten turns.
Original Release Date: 1st January 1983
Original Release Price: £7.95
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): M. S. Le
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Detective is a game of deduction and tactics.
The object is to establish, by means of
elimination and deduction, the identity of
the murderer of Lucky Duke.
Your task is to find out who committed the
crime, the weapon used, the place of the crime
and the killer's motive.
Each player plays one of the characters in
the game. The computer will tell you which
of the nine characters you are to play, and
the murderer cannot be one of the players.
All players start in the Park (Square One).
The computer throws a die and you can move
any number of squares up to the number on
the die. (You must move at least one square.)
If you move past square nine, you come back
to square one.
Each player possesses a different shape.
Each player will be given a set of secret
codes for the names of the characters, the
murder weapons and the motives.
You will use the codes to help you to
solve the crime without other players
being able to follow your progress.
When you arrive at a location, you can
enter codes to call to that place a
character whom you think may have committed
the crime, a weapon, and a motive.
The computer will indicate the accuracy of
your claim by printing out a sequence of
Ys and Ns.
For example, if your location and the
weapon are correct, but the character and
the motive are wrong, you get YNYN on
play level 1. On play level 2, you would
only get YY.
The winner is the first player who, while
at the scene of the crime, correctly
identifies the murderer, the weapon used
and the motive.
Initially, you do not know which characters
the other players are playing, but you can
quickly work it out and can then hinder their
progress by calling them away from their
However, be careful not to be outwitted by
giving clues of your own codes to other
The game will last for up to ten turns on
level 1, and up to fifteen turns on level 2.
If no player has won by then the game ends.
Detective is Item ID 62726 in our database. Last modified on Sunday 24th October 2021 at 10:51:51 AM.
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