Cruise for a Corpse

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Cruise for a Corpse
Amiga-Cruise-For-A-Corpse.jpg
Developer(s) Delphine Software International
Publisher(s) Erbe Software, Interplay Entertainment, U.S. Gold
Engine Cinématique evo2[1]
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS
Release date(s) 1991
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single Player

Cruise for a Corpse (orig. Croisière pour un cadavre) is an adventure game from Delphine Software International, made for the Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC.

The game is designed as a murder investigation. The player assumed the role of Raoul Dusentier, a man invited to spend some time on Niklos Karaboudjan's boat. Quickly after arriving, Karaboudjan is murdered, and the investigation begins.

Cultural references[edit]

The game, being French, uses many references to the contemporary French and Belgian mythology. Amongst those:

The MS-DOS version is playable in ScummVM[2] and DOSBox,[3] while the Amiga version runs on UAE.

Reception[edit]

Computer Gaming World called Cruise for a Corpse "an admirable recipe for a classic adventure of murder most foul". The magazine liked the rotoscoped animation, but criticized the EGA graphics and "atrocious" code wheel-based copy protection, and concluded that while "Dedicated whodunit aficionados" would enjoy the game, "the general adventure gaming audience" would find it "tedious".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cine - ScummVM
  2. ^ http://scummvm.org/compatibility/SVN/cruise/
  3. ^ http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=137&letter=C
  4. ^ James, Jeff (1992-12). "U.S. Gold's Cruise for a Corpse". Computer Gaming World. p. 72. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Cruise for a Corpse at MobyGames