|The board game.|
Numerous games, books, and a film have been released as part of the Cluedo franchise. Several spinoffs have been released featuring various extra characters, weapons and rooms, or different game play. The original game is marketed as the "Classic Detective Game", while the various spinoffs are all distinguished by different slogans. - Wikipedia
I'll be honest. This is one game that I own two versions of, the board game variant, and the Sega Genesis version... and I've never played either. Now, that may sound so bizarre, but in the case of the board game, it had been one of those things where I every intention of playing the game, but just never got around to it. But I collected board games so it seemed like one of the games that I should probably own (I'll review that version later...)
But this version I'm covering today is the one for the Sega Genesis game system. It was released in 1992 in a standard plastic case version with a pack in poster, and was re-released later in a card-stock variant (towards the end of the Genesis' life cycle).
|The card stock packaged version. It also did not come with the fold out poster/advert of Monopoly/Clue.|
- Wear and tear
- Stored and forgotten
- Recall because of low sales or manufacturing issues
I really lucked out on this gem, as the outer label and case were in immaculate condition and color, and the plastic case had the coveted tab (which was used in store peg hanging) still intact.
|Pardon the glare on this, I have a much nicer camera area set up that I will be using to replace these photos and use for all future posts.|
|Not even a slight scuff on this cartridge or its label.|
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the manual was there, which had a bit of damage in the form of some corner folds on the lower corner, but had no writing, marks or tears anywhere on it. An added bonus was the presence of the pack in poster which featured advert posters for Clue on one side, and Monopoly on the other. That as well showed a little worn sort of "shelf storage".
|The interior elements were all in place.|
It really seemed like this might have been a game that was purchased and maybe played once or twice, put away, and then later sold. I tell you, these are the kinds of finds that I enjoy because the worth and quality is rarer than the actual game is.
|The two sided poster featuring artwork from the physical board game versions used to promote the video game versions. The game manual had no signs or markings of ever being used.|
I plan on later making a comparison between the play in this version and the actual board game at a later date (and I'll have some screenshots of the game of course to see and compare with).
Thanks for reading! Take care of the things in your life, promote the well being of history, never forget the Library of Alexandria, and I'll see you next time!
-Mario, the Rogue Hobbyist
|Item||Sega Genesis 16 bit game "CLUE"|
|Made by||Parker Bros./Waddingtons Games Ltd.|
|Rarity||Common - Cartridge only.
Uncommon - Package complete or in "Card Stock" variation.
|Classification||Retro - Released in 1992|
|Condition||Excellent - Colors are bright, slight corner bends on manual pages.|
|Trivia & Fun Facts||In keeping with the nature of the board game, in theatrical release the movie was shown with one of three possible endings, with different theaters receiving each ending. In the film's home video release, all three endings were included.|