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by Philip Mitchell

Literary, Mystery

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About the Story

Melbourne House are proud to be able to present to you "Sherlock", an amazing program based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's extraordinary character, Sherlock Holmes - fiction's most famous detective.

In Sherlock, you take on the role of Holmes. With the ever-faithful Watson you will roam freely through the gaslit streets of London and explore Victorian England in your quest to disentangle seemingly inexplicable and unresolvable mysteries. You will follow up clues and confront sinister and elusive characters during your adventure.

This is a thrilling adventure of intrigue, suspense and danger, requiring you to excercise your acute powers of analysis to survive. You will have the reliable Dr Watson by your side and will meeet the well-known Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard.

If you do not know Sherlock Holmes, he is a consulting detective devoted to the study of the detection of crime. He is an extraordinary genius for observation and deduction, combined with a remarkable knowledge of the history of crime. Now you have the opportunity of applying Holmes' science of deduction in this fascinating game.

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Editorial Reviews


"Sherlock is an amazingly complex program based on the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books featuring the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes, fictionís most famous detective. You proudly take the role of Holmes assisted by your ever-faithful companion and fellow lodger, Dr. Watson. The story is authentically set in the dimly gaslit, foggy streets of Victorian London. The plot has intrigue, suspense and danger but much of the early game is about shrewd observation, analysis and deduction as you quiz the suspects at the scenes of the murders. Your objective is to solve a number of different crimes and to avoid getting yourself killed.

A subset of English, Inglish, first seen in The Hobbit, is used to communicate with the program which utilises a large vocabulary of 800 words. Each sentence must have a verb and there are a few simple, and mostly obvious, rules governing the use of adverbs and adjectives. Several actions or sentences can be linked in a manner which allows many different permutations. ANIMTALK is another strong feature, which allows you, Sherlock Holmes, to instruct the other characters what you would like them to do ó but each character remains independent and can refuse to cooperate. Where this form of conversation proves most useful is when discussing the case with Watson and Lestrade, an Inspector from Scotland Yard."
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