Description of 221 B Baker St.
221B Baker Street is a solid computer version of an underrated board game of the same name, which is similar to Clue! but with more challenging cases and innovations that evoke the feel of Holmesian London. As in the classic board game, up to 4 players first choose their alter egos from main characters in the classic series, including Holmes himself. Players then take turns travel through Victorian London gathering clues and solving mini-mysteries such as The Coded Message, The Clerk's Demise, and The Nettlesome Bride.
Like its board game counterpart, 221B Baker Street is full of innovative features. For example, you can use a Scotland Yard badge to seal off a site you've already visited, and use a Skeleton Key to unlock any location in the game. The mysteries are all quite short, but more involved than those in Clue! although the goals are similar (i.e. you must deduce the killer's identity, the murder weapon, and motive).
There are 30 mini-mysteries in the game, although they don't differ that much from one another. Still, with a solid user interface, bright, attractive graphics, and a large number of cases appropriate to the era, 221B Baker Street is a very faithful reproduction of the board game that sleuths of all levels will enjoy. Thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Ivan 2022-11-08 0 point
Amiga version i tjinj there is or atari 1080 but c64 was great I mean look it up here and on pc emulators it runs great not much hussle to get it to wrun just normal way in help in emu and it works just great no ega/cga crap remember how defender of crown looked on c64 amstrad and how did it look on on PC god it was humiliating even VGA Lethal Weapon on pc and look it up on amiga 500 Idk if it was on atari .only now theyre are good amiga emulators cause days of pixels and squares are gone amiga didnt work like that all graphics and aniation was made in deluxe pait 3 later real 3d was used for jurassic park they did drawing animation on amigas and painted it on silicon graph much cheaper and the effect was years ahead of everything
Baskar 2018-07-08 -3 points Atari 8-bit version
Atari 8-bit version is better in my opinion. Still have all the originals.
Zlazz 2016-04-22 -3 points
I've forwarded Casebook 1 for this game - not much fun and nearly unsolvable without it. Also a large EGA map and the separate locations. Never found Casebook 2 or the media to run it.
zorkman 2015-06-19 -1 point DOS version
Thanks for uploading the manual, as it enabled me to play the game, which was very good.
admin 2015-01-16 -2 points DOS version
@heather: added the manual, compiled from the picture of an Atari site. Should work!
heather 2015-01-15 4 points DOS version
I am trying to find a copy of the manual somewhere. It is hard to solve the crime when the case files aren't given.
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