Leisure Genius
Not Known
Board Game
ZX Spectrum 48K
SpeedLock 1

Ross Holman, Rick Robson, Dougie Bern
Chris Bourne

Ross: Was it Mrs. Peacock, in the Conservatory, with the revolver... or Reverend Green in the Library? For those of you who've never played this classic board game, the thought of solving mysterious murders in a huge mansion setting must sound pretty intriguing. But the thing is, after you've learnt all the names of the characters, and the rooms, the novelty wears well and truly off!

As the Spectrum version follows the original Waddington's traditions, there's nothing to distinguish the two. You'll see the same board, throw the same dice and make the same old moves from room to room. You'll also make the same old accusations about who did what, and where? What's more, you'll miss out on the miniature weapons that you can place on the board in the original.

Another let down is the pictorial versions of the rooms. They convert the palatial, spacious residence of your imagination into a vision of next-door's pokey semi... shame.

It has to be said that the graphics are clear, and the speed of play is pretty nifty, so you'll be kept on the move. If you fancy yourself as a good ol'-fashioned detective, then you'll find everything you need in this one. 6/10

Rick: Same old solid replication of the board game. Ivor Notion Miss Scarlett did it with the lead-piping, but that's another story. If you're a Cluedo fan, you could be playing it for hours, in the kitchen, the lounge or wherever! 7/10

Dougie: The graphics are nice and the program's well written - but who could think of playing Cluedo on anything but the lounge floor? 7/10