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WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL” 








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YOUR SEGA VIDEO GAME SYSTEM 

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Contents 
of t His 
Report 


A Missive from Watson.2 

Getting Started.3 

Holmes’ Table of Contents.4 

Case Log.5 

People and Places.6 

Tools of the Trade. 8 

Scoring and Trial. 12 

Case Notes. 13 

Game Saving and Loading. 16 

Handling Your Compact Disc. 16 


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JT ‘Missive 
from 
Watson 


fMy Dear ‘ friend, 

The following triad of cases presents the opportunity for you to 
progressively press and put to trial your powers of discrimination and 
deductive reasoning. 

‘These exercises will take you from the ruins of ancient Tgypt to the 
resplendence of high society to a young man’s romance rvith war. Tut, 
hear in mind that despite differences in the motive, method of operation 
or milieu of events that surrounds a case, each investigation requires 
unerring logic as well as strict adherence to the facts. 

‘While you conduct your study in detection, you have available the 
assistance of both (Holmes and myself for the retracing of evidence for 
a case, However, you determine the route of exploration and line of 
questioning. 

Wour task.is to glean the most information from the least number 
of resources. If you gather hey facts and are able to answer the Judge's 
questions correctly, you will learn ofHolmes' solution to the case. Tut 
miss a single query, and you 'll be sent backjor more clues. 

Hnd now, as you enter upon this adventure in sleuthing, I bid you 
the best of wishes in your endeavours. 

I am your most humble servant, 

Dr. John Hi. ‘Watson 
221T Taker Street 
London 


(getting 

Started 


To help you in your investigations, I am enclosing what is called 
a CD, or compact disc — an amazing little device that effectively 
storehouses large amounts of information onto a small silver platter. 


On this disc, you are provided with recordings of Holmes’ and 
my introductions to the cases. In addition, you have access to all 
of the resources we had at our disposal during the time of our 
original inquiries. 


In the following steps, I’ve listed for you the brief instructions you 
need to make use of the enclosed CD. 


1. Set up your Genesis™ and SEGA CD systems and plug in control 
pad 1. Turn on your TV or monitor, and then turn on the Genesis. 

2. Press Start or Button A, B or C when you see the SEGA CD 
logo. The SEGA CD Control Panel appears. 

3. Press Start or Button A, B or C to open the disc tray. Place 

the CD into the tray. Then press Button A, B or C again to close 
the tray. 

4. Press Start or move the hand cursor on the Control Panel 
to the CD-ROM button. 

5. Press Button A, B or C to begin. 


P.S. If the CD is already in the machine when you turn it on, 
the game will begin automatically after a few moments. 


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Holmes ’ 
‘Table of 
Contents 


Begin your investigations at the Table of Contents. To make use 
of any item, move Holmes’ pipe stem to the relevant box on the left 
of an item and press Button A. 


Instructions 

This item takes you to a list of Holmes’ and my tools of the trade. 

To hear information about any tool, move Holmes’ pipe stem over it 
and press Button A. You may also turn to pages 8 to 11 of this 
report for my rendition of each tool’s benefit and use. 


Case 

Log 


The Mummy’s Curse 
12 April, 1889 

The Times started it all — calling the killings the outworkings 
of an ancient Egyptian curse. I accused the tabloid of capitalizing 
on the superstitions of the populace. 


Yet, four men were dead, with the wrappings of a 4000-year-old 
mummy binding their fates together. Were the deaths the result 
of a curse or a cover-up? 


Holmes’ Introduction 

Holmes himself speaks on the subjects of detecting and detection 
methods. Following his monologue, you may obtain brief informa¬ 
tion about eleven important persons and places. To hear each profile, 
moves Holmes’ pipe stem to your choice and press Button A. You 
may also turn to pages 6 to 7 for additional details. 

The Cases 

Three of Holmes’ most puzzling adventures are offered for your 
examination and solution. Choose any one to begin your investiga¬ 
tions. I have briefly described each case on page 5. 

Save Game and Load Game 

In the event that you must discontinue a case, you may preserve your 
current inquiries, and resume them at a later date. Please refer to 
page 16 for further information. 


The Mystified Murderess 
4 July, 1888 

Her suitor was infuriated: his kind lady had been charged with the 
murder of a scoundrel, a fortune-squandering bounder, a true cad. 

Rumours were that she had favoured the young fellow, but he had 
frolicked with her sister. It is said that three makes a crowd. In this 
case, it made a corpse. 

The Tin Soldier 
10 June, 1890 

An initiate of high society. An officer. A collector of treasures 
sans pareil. He had travelled many pathways throughout his 
lifetime. This time, he crossed the wrong one. 



T J eop(e 

and 

‘Peaces 


Although the direct interview of case witnesses and suspects is 
invaluable, do not forget to consider the following individuals and 
institutions that offer insight and information that otherwise cannot 
be obtained. 

Henry Ellis, as*Forcign News Editor of The Times, has a knowledge 
of international affairs and an interest in criminal activities that merit 
both consideration and consultation. 

Edward Hall, a most astute barrister, sets himself apart from 
the others of his profession through his creative handling of legal 
matters. 

Quentin Hogg’s practiced deductive mind and experience as a crime 
reporter for The Police Gazette are a recommended asset. 

Sir Jasper Meeks, Chief Medical Examiner, affords keen observa¬ 
tional skills and technical advisement that should not go unnoticed. 

H.R. Murray is something of an absent-minded chap, yet his 
expertise as Head Chemist provides connections between physical 
evidence and the criminal event that are quite valuable. 


Disraeli O’Brian, head clerk of the Office of Records, is a virtual 
walking — or should it be said, sitting — encyclopedia for state 
papers and legal records. 

Langdale Pike, gossip columnist, is a colorful character who renders 
descriptions that are just as full-toned as the scandalously noteworthy 
of London. 

Porky Shinwell, a one-time resident of Parkhurst Prison, is presently 
the proprietor of The Raven and The Rat, catering to patrons whose 
ears are tuned to the dealings of the underworld. 

The London Library possesses a remarkable collection of reference 
works that may prove useful in your investigations. 

At Scotland Yard, our main contact, Inspector Lestrade, is more 
useful for his acquisition of inaccessible information than he is 
for his correlation of theories with the facts of a crime. 

Somerset House holds a sizable assemblage of files on births, deaths 
and marriages, as well as testaments and wills. 


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‘Toots 
of the 
‘Trade 


Available to you are a number of resources, described here and 
represented on the game screen by small pictures called icons. 

To use a tool, press the D-Button to move Holmes’ pipe so that 
the stem points to the corresponding icon, and then press Button A. 



Holmes’ Book 

Choose this icon to return to the Table of Contents. If you happen to 
see this book lying on a table or mantle, selecting it then also returns 
you to the Table of Contents. 



Notebook 

Copy the names of people and places you want to investigate into 
this handy reminder. To select an item, move Holmes’ pipe stem 
to it with the D-Button and press Button A. 


✓ To choose a person or place in the Notebook, select the name. 
Then select the icon for Travel, Holmes’ Files or the Baker Street 
Irregulars to learn about that person or place. 


✓ To page through the Notebook, select its lower right corner. 

✓ To copy a name into the Notebook, choose an entry from the 
Directory (see page 9), then select the Notebook icon. You’ll 
remain in the Directory while the name is added to the Notebook. 

✓ To close the Notebook, select its lower left corner, or choose 
another tool. 


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Directory 

hjHE Look in this reference for the people and places of Holmes’ London. 

i JMK Or, place your selection in the Notebook for future reference. To 

select an item, move Holmes’ pipe stem to it with the D-Button and 
press Button A. 

✓ To choose a name in the Directory, select the tab with the proper 
initial of the person’s last name, or select the name of your choice. 
Then select the icon for Travel, Holmes’ Files or the Baker Street 
Irregulars to learn about that person or place. 

✓ To page through the Directory, select one of the tabs at the lower 
left or lower right. 

✓ To close the Directory, select the gold band at the top, or choose 
another tool. 


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MS® 


Newspaper 

Scan The Times of London for start-up clues of the case. To select 

an item, move Holmes’ pipe stem to it with the D-Button and press 

Button A. 

✓ Choose the Newspaper icon to see a dated index of relevant 
issues. Select the box to the right of any date to see the actual 
issue. 

^ To turn the pages of an issue, select its upper right corner. 

✓ To read an article, first select it from the issue. Then press 
Button A again to enlarge it. Select any one of the four glasses 
at the bottom of the article to magnify its sections. 

✓ To close an article, select the large glass at the lower left. 

✓ To close an issue, select its upper left corner. 

✓ To close the Newspaper list, select the glass in the upper right 
corner, or choose another tool. 

\/ Use the printed issues of The Times to locate articles in hard copy. 
Select the issue of your choice and flip through it until you find 
the article you need. 



Travel 

Hop in your horse and carriage to view actual cinema-like interviews 
with witnesses, suspects and other leads. Please remember that the 
Travel icon becomes available only after you choose a name from 
the Notebook or Directory. 

s/ To stop momentarily, press Start. Press it again to resume 
viewing. 

s/ To replay the scene, press Button C and then press Start. 

✓ To close the scene at any time, press Button B. 



Holmes’ Files 

Pull up background information and notes of interest. You may 
review a file on almost every name listed in the London Directory. 
Please remember that Holmes’ File icon becomes available only after 
you choose a name from the Notebook or Directory. 


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Baker Street Irregulars 

Gather inside information on the people and places of London from 
Sherlock’s special group of street watchers. Please remember that 
the Baker Street Irregulars icon becomes available only after you 
choose a name from the Notebook or Directory. 


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Scoring 

and 

‘Triat 


When you think you’ve solved the case, select the Trial icon to enter 

the Courtroom. Listen carefully to the Judge’s questions. 

✓ To answer a question that requires the name of a person or 
place, open the Directory or the Notebook and select the name 
of your choice. 

✓ To answer a multiple choice question, select the response 
of your choice. 

✓ If you already know what the question is, press Button A to skip 
to the answer. 

✓ To leave the courtroom, press Start. You can continue your 
investigation and return when you have more clues. 

If you answer each question correctly, you will see a cinema 

of Holmes’ solution. Match your score against the master sleuth's. 

Did you beat Holmes at his own game? 



As an aspiring detective, you must cultivate three qualities: 

1) the power of observation, 2) the power of deduction, 
and 3) a broad base of precise knowledge. 

So, to test your skills of detection, you will be given an undisclosed 
number of points for each new clue you uncover. The fewer 
resources you use, the lower your score will be. Your objective is 
to gain the most information from the least number of resources. 


Case 


The Mummy’s Curse 



Case 


The Mystified Murderess 




Qame 

Saving 

and 

Loading 


'Handling 

your 

Compact 

Disc 


During the course of your investigation, you may be called away to 
attend to other matters. At such times, you have the option of filing 
your case progress and score and reopening them at a different time. 

✓ To save a game, select Save Game from the Table of Contents. 

✓ To load a saved game, select Load Game from the Table of 
Contents, and then choose the game you want to resume. 

✓ The SEGA CD Compact Disc is intended for use exclusively 
on the SEGA CD. 

✓ Always use the button controls to open and close the disc tray. 
Attempting to operate the tray manually may cause it to 
malfunction. 

✓ Avoid bending the Compact Disc or touching, smudging 
or scratching its surface. 

✓ Do not leave the Compact Disc in direct sunlight or near 
a radiator or other source of heat. 

✓ Always store the Compact Disc in its protective case. 

Warning to Owners of Projection Televisions 

Still pictures or images may cause permanent picture-tube damage 
or mark the phosphor of the CRT. Avoid repeated or extended use 
of video games on large-screen projection TVs. 


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Limited Warranty 

1 „ 'j;,i of America, Inc., warrants to the original consumer purchaser that the SEGA-CD Compact Disc 
shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of 
I mrchase. If a defect covered by this limited warranty occurs during this ; 90-day warranty period, Sega 
will repair or replace the defective compact disc at its option, free of charge. This limited warranty does 
not apply if the defects have been caused by negligence, accident, unreasonable use, modification, 
tampering or any other causes not related to defective materials or workmanship. To receive warranty 
service, call the Sega Consumer Service Department at this number: 1-800-USA-SEGA. 

DO NOT RETURN YOUR SEGA-CD COMPACT DISC TO YOUR RETAIL SELLER. Return the 
Compact Disc to Sega Consumer Service. Please call first for further information. If the Sega technician 
is unable to solve the problem by phone, he will provide you with instructions on returning your 
defective Compact Disc to us. The cost of returning the Compact Disc to Sega's Service Center shall be 
paid by the purchaser. 

Repairs after Expiration of Warranty 

If your SEGA-CD Compact Disc requires repairs after termination of the 90-day limited warranty 
period, you may contact the Sega Consumer Service Department at the number listed above. If the 
technician is unable to solve the problem by phone, he will advise you of the estimated cost of repair. 

I f you elect to have the repair done, you will need to return the defective merchandise, freight prepaid 
and insured against loss or damage, to Sega's Service Center with an enclosed check or money order 
payable to Sega of America, Inc., for the amount of the cost estimate provided to you by the technician. 
If, after inspection, it is determined that your Compact Disc cannot be repaired, it will be returned to 
you and your payment will be refunded. 

Limitations on Warranty 

Any applicable implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular 
purpose, are hereby limited to 90 days from the date of purchase and are subject to the conditions set 
forth herein. In no event shall Sega of America, Inc., be liable for consequential or incidental damages 
resulting from the breach of any express or implied warranties. 

The provisions of this limited warranty are valid in the United States only. Some states do not allow 
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or exclusion of consequential or incidental 
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty provides you 
with specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state to state. 


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