286034jpgFollowing today's theme of major new releases, EA has released Clue to the App Store [$4.99]. Clue was originally a board game that was later made into a movie. It's since spawned a number of spin off games and video games including EA's release today.

Clue is a murder mystery game in which you search for clues, question suspects and make accusations to solve the case. You play the role of an aspiring crime reporter guided by your newspaper editor. Based on the evidence you gather, you try to pick out the killer and see if you're right.

Early impressions are positive, praising the overall art style and gameplay:

The gameplay is straightforward and as you interact with other characters, options will appear in the form of questions to be asked or statements. Arrows show areas where you can move to as well as visual cues highlighting different tasks. There are alternate endings depending on your deductions, and the achievement system helps with the replayability. .... Clue is a well-designed and presented game for the platform.

App Store Link: Clue, $4.99

  • BuGz

    i just bought it:)

  • BuGz

    i just bought it:)

  • Greg

    By the way, in Australia (maybe other places) it's in the iTunes store as "Cluedo", That's what the board game is called here.

  • Greg

    By the way, in Australia (maybe other places) it's in the iTunes store as "Cluedo", That's what the board game is called here.

  • nomand

    not available in NZ store yet~

  • nomand

    not available in NZ store yet~

  • ConraDargo

    Thanks for telling us, Greg. It's the same here in Sweden so I couldn't find the game at first and was like "meh, not another US-release".

  • ConraDargo

    Thanks for telling us, Greg. It's the same here in Sweden so I couldn't find the game at first and was like "meh, not another US-release".

  • darwiniandude

    Yes, it's Cluedo here in Australia. Downloading now. :)

  • darwiniandude

    Yes, it's Cluedo here in Australia. Downloading now. :)

  • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

    Cluedo in Russia too

  • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

    Cluedo in Russia too

  • Scott

    Cluedo was invented by Anthony E. Pratt [E = Ernest], a solicitor's clerk from Birmingham in England. He invented the game in 1943 with the help of his wife (who designed the board). In 1948 he submitted it to Waddington's Games in Leeds, who published it for the first time in 1949.

    "Cluedo" is a pun on the traditional game "Ludo" (which is also Latin for "I play"); mixed with the word Clue for the murder mystery element. So it's saying Murder Mystery Boardgame in one word. I believe Ludo is not well known in the USA, thus as the pun would not be understood, Parker Brothers probably decided to just call it Clue for marketing reasons.

    from http://www.cluedofan.com/faq.htm

    • Mike

      So does the ending change or are there only ten scenerios?

      • Bennydtown

        Yep, the solution for each scenario changes and the clues are switched around accordingly, so the whole thing maintains consistency. Pretty cool system.

        As for replayability, after you solve a level once, you'll probably replay it a time or two until you get a perfect 4 star score. Probably no reason to replay past that unless you're obsessive and want to get the "all clues" achievement.

  • Scott

    Cluedo was invented by Anthony E. Pratt [E = Ernest], a solicitor's clerk from Birmingham in England. He invented the game in 1943 with the help of his wife (who designed the board). In 1948 he submitted it to Waddington's Games in Leeds, who published it for the first time in 1949.

    "Cluedo" is a pun on the traditional game "Ludo" (which is also Latin for "I play"); mixed with the word Clue for the murder mystery element. So it's saying Murder Mystery Boardgame in one word. I believe Ludo is not well known in the USA, thus as the pun would not be understood, Parker Brothers probably decided to just call it Clue for marketing reasons.

    from http://www.cluedofan.com/faq.htm

    • Mike

      So does the ending change or are there only ten scenerios?

      • Bennydtown

        Yep, the solution for each scenario changes and the clues are switched around accordingly, so the whole thing maintains consistency. Pretty cool system.

        As for replayability, after you solve a level once, you'll probably replay it a time or two until you get a perfect 4 star score. Probably no reason to replay past that unless you're obsessive and want to get the "all clues" achievement.

  • mansion

    If youre a fan of the classic Clue board game then do NOT buy this. this is NOT clue.

  • mansion

    If youre a fan of the classic Clue board game then do NOT buy this. this is NOT clue.

  • Sascha

    It`s not clue the Boardgame but i think it`s a good modern version of clue. I really like this game and iam a huge fan of the boardgame. its fun to play those cases but they are sometimes really hard.

  • Sascha

    It`s not clue the Boardgame but i think it`s a good modern version of clue. I really like this game and iam a huge fan of the boardgame. its fun to play those cases but they are sometimes really hard.

  • http://www.youtube.com/vbxz47 vbxz47

    surprisingly fun.

  • http://www.youtube.com/vbxz47 vbxz47

    surprisingly fun.

  • freqdata

    What's with the flat screen tv by the bed in the screenshot ???

    This is obviously NOT the real Clue, but a "modern" version.

    Disappointing that they didn't stick to the original.

    Probably has a hiphop soundtrack as well LOL

  • freqdata

    What's with the flat screen tv by the bed in the screenshot ???

    This is obviously NOT the real Clue, but a "modern" version.

    Disappointing that they didn't stick to the original.

    Probably has a hiphop soundtrack as well LOL

  • Kita

    Maybe EA will eventually release the original version of clue in the future like they will with monopoly :D

  • Kita

    Maybe EA will eventually release the original version of clue in the future like they will with monopoly :D

  • WeirdingWay

    Yeah I want Clue, not a Clue themed game

  • WeirdingWay

    Yeah I want Clue, not a Clue themed game

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Niasyn

    Is there any multiplayer?

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Niasyn

    Is there any multiplayer?