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Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

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For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9

Travel back in time to Victorian London, where the city is bustling with preparations for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee. Crowds of sightseers and souvenir vendors fill the streets in eager anticipation of the Jubilee Week events. Newspapers detail the gala array of festivities. Sumptuous receptions for foreign dignitaries. Special services at Westminster Abbey. A Royal Procession through the streets of London. And the Queen reigning over all, resplendent in the Crown Jewels.

At least, that's the official plan. Unbeknownst to the celebrants thronging the city, a crisis has arisen: the Crown Jewels have been stolen from the Tower of London. If they're not recovered before the festivities begin, the theft will be exposed and the government will fall into international disgrace.

Only 48 hours remain to solve the crime. With Scotland Yard failing to make headway, the Prime Minister calls on Sherlock Holmes, the famous consulting detective. But riddles left at the scene of the crime include a direct challenge to Holmes, who suspects a deadly trap. To throw the scoundrel off his guard, Holmes turns the investigation over to you, his trusted cohort, Dr. Watson.

With Holmes by your side, you use your wits, intuition, and a myriad of clues to solve the riddles and piece together the mystery. Your search for the jewels and the villain leads you all over London, from the most popular tourist attractions to the seediest back alleys. As Big Ben strikes each successive hour and dangerous complications impede your progress, you realize you're facing that most dastardly of foes, Holmes's archnemesis... the vile Professor Moriarty.

— The back of the box

Materials that shipped with the game are available at:

Architecture: 68k

Original interpreter 'Zoom':
Like 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (not included in this download), you don't need to configure a Mac emulator to play these games, because 'Zoom' does the job for you, too.
For Zoom, please refer to its homepage at

Zoom hint:
To get the games recognized by Zoom, please add the extension ".z5" (without quotes) to the application name.

Starting with version 2.2.0, ScummVM also runs these games.


longboarder241's picture
by longboarder241 - 2014, April 1 - 4:59pm

can someone find the manual for this game?plz?

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2011, November 3 - 10:22am

Thanks guys! Going to check the links Smile

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by SwedeBear - 2011, November 2 - 10:56pm

Here´s a page dealing with "feelies" following various games and the Sherlock-game;
HTH! Smile

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2011, November 2 - 9:20pm

This is one great text adventure from Infocom. Unfortunately, I'd say it's unplayable without the "goodies" that came with it in the box. I've been playing quite a while into the game and keep running into "please consult the manual" hints. Or even worse, when I attempt to read the newspaper in Mr. Holmes room it says "It's the newspaper that came in your game package". Yeah, smart copy protection. But it is more than that, some of the info is needed to solve puzzles. Suppose I have to dig up a real copy for the goodies somewhere.