Cruise for a Corpse

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Cruise for a Corpse
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 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.

The game uses many references to French and Belgian pop culture. Karaboudjan is the name of The Adventures of Tintin character Captain Haddock's cargo ship in the comic The Crab with the Golden Claws. Just like in The Crab with the Golden Claws, crab cans are used to hide objects (in the comic they contain opium, whereas in the game they contain hand grenades).

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


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]


  1. ^ Cine - ScummVM Archived 2008-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  4. ^ James, Jeff (December 1992). "U.S. Gold's Cruise for a Corpse". Computer Gaming World. p. 72. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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