Cruise for a Corpse

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Cruise for a Corpse (orig. Croisière pour un cadavre) is an adventure game from Delphine Software International, made for the Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC.

The game is designed as a murder investigation. The player assumed the role of Raoul Dusentier, a man invited to spend some time on Niklos Karaboudjan's boat. Quickly after arriving, Karaboudjan is murdered, and the investigation begins.
Cultural references

The game, being French, uses many references to the contemporary French and Belgian mythology. Amongst those:

Karaboudjan: name of Tintin character Captain Haddock's cargo ship in the comic strip The Crab with the Golden Claws.
Just like in The Crab with the Golden Claws, crab cans are used to hide objects (in the album, they contain opium, whereas in the game they contain hand grenades).
The whole plot has an obvious influence from retro murder novels. The fact that the investigation takes place in a closed environment, and that all suspects had a reason for the assassination, is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works such as Death on the Nile or Murder on the Orient Express. The old fashioned name of the inspector, Raoul Dusentier, reminds of famous French-speaking inspectors names such as Hercule Poirot or Joseph Rouletabille.

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Platform: 
DOS
Game year: 
1991
Cruise for a Corpse - Cover Art

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