Murder On The Mississippi (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) Activision - 1986 USA, Canada Release

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Murder On The Mississippi
Product ID 47875-65137
Product UPC 047875651371
Platform(s) Apple II
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1986
Publisher(s) Activision
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure, Mystery
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

A unique, illustrated computer adventure.

What begins as an elegant excursion down the mighty river quickly becomes a madcap murder mystery. Any one of eight suspicious characters could have done it. They're all quite innocent. Until you and the distinguished British investigator, Sir Charles Foxworth, can prove one guilty.

The world-renowned sleuth.
Accompany the world-famous investigator Sir Charles Foxworth and his faithful manservant Regis Phelps on this marvelously murderous riverboat adventure.

The scene of the crime.
Promenade on all four decks of the elaborate Delta Princess. Discover who- or what- lies behind her twenty-nine doors.

The Suspects.
Meet eight fascinating fellow travelers and listen to eight equally confusing alibis. There's a filthy rich widow, a gun-toting philanthropist, a sexy not-so-southern belle, the honorable captain and his hardworking crewman- just to name a few.

The Evidence.
Gather clues from conversations, from behind closed doors, or from just about anywhere on the ship. Then try to piece them all together to solve the mystery of the Murder on the Mississippi.

  • It's just one-way train ticket to Virginia City. It couldn't be too important. Or could it?
  • They glimmer. They sparkle. They shine. Can they help unravel this tangled tale?
  • Will this key unlock any clues to the dastardly crime?

Your three-day journey to New Orleans begins just outside St. Louis. And ends when you get the murderer. Or when the murderer gets you.

There's something different hidden behind every door. A different character. A different piece of evidence. A different kind of danger. You've got just three days to unravel this cold-blooded caper. And just three days to avoid becoming the next victim.

Clues? Or just decoys? You're not even sure the victim was shot.

Could a murderer so crafty be so careless?

System Requirements

Apple II
Required RAM 48K
Supports Joystick Yes

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