Title Cluedo - Master Detective Publisher Leisure Genius/Virgin (1989) ['Board Genius' Compilation, Beau Jolly (1991)] Game Type Strategy (Board Game) Players 1-10 HD Installable No Compatibility All Amigas (disable caches) Submission Dennis Smith Profiled Reviewer Review Cluedo is a typical example of a board-game converted to a computer game. The essence of the board game is all there, and there are computer opponents to defeat - this being of course the only good reason for porting a board-game to a computer, the ability to play on one's own. There's little else: apart from a couple of title screens the graphics are simple (but not in a good way); the sound effects few and pointless. But that's not important - what you want to know is how does it play? Well, if you're playing against friends, it's a fairly faithful rendition of the board game - the enhanced version of Cluedo with more suspects, rooms and weapons. But you'll have difficulty concealing your 'cards' from your fellow players, as they appear on the screen for you... Against a computer, the game ought to come into its own - but it doesn't. You are provided with the ability to make notes on the information you find - but you can only do this in your turn, and you can't make notes on who revealed what information to whom; as a consequence, if you're playing anything more than a three-player game then you'll need some paper to assist your memory, which seems to be against the point of the thing. Additionally, the computer automatically chooses which cards you must reveal to your opponent, leaving you no choice in situations where you have a couple of options - and this would seem to me to be a major flaw, this being one of the most important tactics used in games with fewer players. All in all a frustrating version of a game which could have been much better with more thoughtful implementation.