Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II
Consulting Detective Vol. II
|Genre(s)||Adventure, Interactive movie|
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II is the title of a full motion video computer game released for the Mega-CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and DOS. The game is a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective and was released in 1992.
The format of the game is the same as the first, except that there are three new and unrelated cases to solve.
The Two Lions
Holmes receives a mysterious note on his door leading him and Watson to investigate the death of two lions who were part of a traveling animal show. At the same time a mysterious death is discovered that might tie the two cases together.
The Pilfered Paintings
A pair of paintings, from a recently famed artist known as DeKuyper, are stolen from the National Gallery just days before they were to be revealed to the public in an art show. The unusual circumstances in which the paintings were originally acquired by the gallery only deepen the mystery.
The Murdered Munitions Magnate
Courtney Allen, a wealthy industrialist of a gun factory, is murdered in an alley just outside his office. Scotland Yard believes it was a robbery as certain valuable contents that Allen had on him were also stolen. As Holmes and Watson investigate, they learn of a secret government project that Allen's company was involved in and its possible connection to the crime.
Computer Gaming World liked the interface and the improved quality of the video clips, but criticized the game's short length (recommending five cases, not three) and lack of background music. While warning gamers that it was not a Sierra- or LucasArts-like point and click adventure, the magazine concluded that Sherlock Holmes would "provide several captivating hours of armchair investigation".
A sequel, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. III, was released in 1993.
- Miller, Chuck and Millie (March 1993). "Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Volume II from ICOM". Computer Gaming World. p. 86. Retrieved 6 July 2014.