Sherlock Has a Clue
Do you like playing detective and solving a good murder mystery packaged up in a lunchbreak sized, lively point and click game? In the first installment, you found the unfortunate tea shop owner, Mr. T., suspiciously steeped in his own murder. Sherlock returned again for a whodunnit stint with a five-alarm framed suspect.
This time, Mr. Dawkins of the Dawkins manor has departed the land of the living before his time, and it's up to you to find justice! (And maybe the body, which is somehow not readily apparent!) Despite several potential witnesses including Miss Bleach, Colonel Ketchup, and Professor Grape in close proximity, each seems to have a convenient case of anterograde amnesia regarding the incident. Even so, being a great detective should help to make this case somewhat elementary indeed.
Although the game does suffer from its share of idiosyncrasies in the story, Carmel Games brings their usual sense of cute cartoonish charm along for the ride. In your fervent quest for the truth, you will stop at nothing. Who cares about a few broken eggs - or bones - when making an omelet anyway? As usual, be prepared for some especially creative uses of items and combinations of items in your quest to solve the mystery.
Controls are simple in this point-and-click. Move your cursor around the scene, and it will change when there is a person or object to interact with. At the bottom of the screen you will find objects you have collected, which can occasionally be combined or used with other elements in the scene. Use left and right arrows on the screen to move between locations as you gather evidence. When you think you have all the answers, head to the computer in the entrance room and solve the mystery!