Murder On The Zinderneuf (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Electronic Arts - 1983 USA, Canada Release

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Murder On The Zinderneuf
Packaging cover Murder On The Zinderneuf.
Product ID ELEAR0050
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Album Sleeve
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Developer(s) Free Fall Associates
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure, Mystery
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

It's like an adventure. Only it's a mystery. So it's like a movie. But with scrolling graphics. And animation. And each time you play, the mystery is different. According to which detective you pick. According to how you put your questions, how you look for clues, and how you make accusations, and how you think. Most of all, you've got to think. And think fast. Because if the Zinderneuf touches down at Lakehurst before you've solved the puzzle, somebody's going to get away with murder.

The Detectives.

Harry Hacksaw.
Treats all suspects alike: He shoots them. This approach, while effective on the ground, has certain drawbacks in a dirigible.

Humbolt Hause.
King of the quick solution. He gets everyone together, explains how it all happened, then looks for the guy who's about to be sick.

Achille Merlot.
Vain and affected, but brilliant. He's at his best with a crowded drawing room, a skulking suspect, and 15 minutes before the bomb goes off.

Charity Flaire.
They say that, just to meet her, a fellow confessed to a murder he never committed. She's that good. (They hanged him.)

Inspector Klutzeau.
French, dense, blundering and utterly lacking in social graces. But very, very lucky.

Jethro Knight.
Charming and debonair, he possesses an absolutely uncanny understanding of the criminal mind. Perhaps a bit too uncanny, as a matter of fact.

Agatha Marbles.
She's elderly. She's sweet. She puts people in jail. In precisely that order.

Lieutenant Cincinnato.
You get the impression he's scattered, perplexed, easily misled. That will not be a lasting impression.

The Suspects.

  • Aldo Sandini: Magician
  • Hester Prymme: Librarian
  • Rod London: Soldier of Fortune
  • Sally Rose: Burlesque Dancer
  • Veronica Marlowe: Actress
  • Buck Battle: Swimmer
  • Margaret Vandergilt: Gossip Columnist
  • Anton Peste: Aristocrat

Vincent Van Wente: Painter

  • Marie Roget: Fashion Designer
  • Jeremiah Folmuth: Evangelist
  • Stephie Hart-Winston: Aviatrix
  • Felicity Sucrose: Debutante
  • Oswald Stonemann: Industrialist
  • Natalia Berenski: Ballerina
  • Phillip Wollcraft: Anthropologist

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 32K
Requires Joystick Yes

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Album Sleeve cover Murder On The Zinderneuf. Album Sleeve back Murder On The Zinderneuf.

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