CLUE: MURDER AT BODDY MANSIONReviewed By: Red
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
Genre: Board Game
Playing the game on a computer is quite fun, thanks to all the multimedia perks that Hasbro and EAI have added. You get to choose from the six “suspects” from the original board game, now revamped as true 3D polygonal models. A 3D mansion that your characters can roam replaces the classic "game board". You may also turn off these perks and use the classic flat game board, however, the 3D one adds atmosphere and makes the game much more fun to play. Not to mention all the little secrets in the rooms. Click on some of the objects in each area and be surprised by the many short animations that unfold. The music is a bit annoying, simply replaying the same bars over and over and over again. Thankfully, the music is quiet and not much of a distraction. The Internet play is absolutely flawless, even over a slow Internet connection. The game is stable and is supported quite well. Play with a few friends or family members around the computer or across the Internet. But for large groups in a single location, the original board game is much more easier than cramping around the computer keyboard and mouse.
An all around great game for Windows. The online play is great. Don't buy this game expecting much improvement over the original board game. It isn't. It is simply the board game brought up to personal computer with a bag full of multimedia bells and whistles and the ability to play across the globe. That is the intention, I believe! A great way to experience Clue. You can't go wrong with this title.
Year of Release—1998
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This 1998 release is basically “Clue” (the board game) come to life. The computerized version can be played in three dimensional mode or an overhead two dimension view of the gameboard. The game is well done with movie snippets, although you will want to get the latest patch right away. However, the game is about a murder that needs to be solved, so younger kids should avoid this one. Also annoying is the animation that follows when you suggest a murderer, weapon and room. Thankfully, this can be turned off.
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