J.B. Harold no Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder Club

J.B.ハロルドの事件簿 - 殺人倶楽部

J.B. Harold no Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder Club
TitleJ.B. Harold no Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder Club
Original titleJ.B.ハロルドの事件簿 - 殺人倶楽部
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
LinksWikipedia
DeveloperAlthi Inc. & Riverhill Soft inc.
Publishers Althi Inc. & CyberFront & D4Enterprise & From Software & Hudson Soft & Mebius & Micro Cabin & NEC Avenue & Riverhill Soft inc. & fonfun
 D4Enterprise & Hudson Soft & Kyodai Software Marketing, ... & NEC Avenue & Riverhill Soft inc.
 Gvteam
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Sequel
J.B. Harold no Jikenbo #2 - Manhattan...
Available atJapanese Nintendo DS version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 25.90 »
English and Japanese PC Engine version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 0.00 »
English and Japanese PC Engine version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 0.00 »

Description

A horrible murder has taken place in the sleepy little town of Liberty. Bill Robbins, a wealthy man known for his wild womanizing ways is the victim and, list of possible suspects keeps growing. As J.B. Harold you must figure out the who, what, where and why of the case. To solve the mystery you will need to travel to various locations, interview people and search for clues.

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Releases

 Japanese
1986-08  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial2 Floppies
1986-11  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 Floppy
1986-12 J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialSharp X1/X1turbo version.
1986 J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial2 FloppiesFM7 version.
Two different versions of the game were released. FURH-13003 used 5.25D and FURH-13004 used 3.5D floppy disks.
1986 J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialMZ-2500 version.
1988-12-09  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercial3 FloppiesThe first proper remake of the game, featuring updated graphics with digitized sprites and background, and obviously much better sound. It retains the menu interface, but the inclusion of mouse support really makes things easier to go through. Also noticeable is the much simpler map of Liberty Town, by removing the districts and having one large map instead.

What's more impressive is the 'bilingual' feature. The player is able to switch the text from Japanese to English (and vice-versa) almost instantly by clicking the 'bilingual' button on the corner of the text box.
1988  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Final Mystery - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial
1989-06-30  Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 Cartridge
1989  Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial
1990-11-23  J.B. Harold Series #1 - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 CDA port of Murder Club DX. There's also voice acting in this, and surprisingly you can choose both English and Japanese voices. Although the voice acting does tend to slow the game down. The English translation is also slightly different from the one in Murder Club DX, and has less mistakes too.  
199112+  J.B. Harold - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 CDA US release of a Japanese PCE-CD version for Turbografx 16 CD. Is also bilingual, but default starting language is English.
1992-05-22  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercial1 CDA port of X68000 version with all the features of the former.
1996-06-26  Windows 95 Mystery Selection No.3 - J.B. Harold no Jikenbo - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial640x4801 CDFor Windows 95.  
2000-09-29  J.B. Harold no Jikenbo - Murder Club (PC Best Series)Non-freeCommercial1 CDUpdated for Windows 98 compatibility.
2001-11-24  Murder Club (PC-98)Non-freeCommercialInternet downloadPort of the PC-9801 version.  
2004 Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadMobile phone ver.  
2005  Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadCreated with a piece of porting software 'Adventure Player' in order to promote the mentioned software.  
2008-02-2112+  Keiji J.B. Harold no Jikenbo - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial  
2009-04-21  Murder Club (PC-88)Non-freeCommercialInternet downloadPort of the PC-8801 version.  
2010-07-3012+  Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialInternet download  
2010-07-3012+  Murder Club LiteFreewareCommercialInternet download  
2016-09-27  Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadRe-release of the X68000 version  
2017-08-1012+  Keiji J.B. Harold no Jikenbo - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercialInternet download  
 English
1988-12-09  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercial3 FloppiesThe first proper remake of the game, featuring updated graphics with digitized sprites and background, and obviously much better sound. It retains the menu interface, but the inclusion of mouse support really makes things easier to go through. Also noticeable is the much simpler map of Liberty Town, by removing the districts and having one large map instead.

What's more impressive is the 'bilingual' feature. The player is able to switch the text from Japanese to English (and vice-versa) almost instantly by clicking the 'bilingual' button on the corner of the text box.
1989  Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 FloppyA port of the Japanese PC-98 release to DOS.
1990-11-23  J.B. Harold Series #1 - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 CDA port of Murder Club DX. There's also voice acting in this, and surprisingly you can choose both English and Japanese voices. Although the voice acting does tend to slow the game down. The English translation is also slightly different from the one in Murder Club DX, and has less mistakes too.  
199112+  J.B. Harold - Murder ClubNon-freeCommercial1 CDA US release of a Japanese PCE-CD version for Turbografx 16 CD. Is also bilingual, but default starting language is English.
1992-05-22  J.B. Harold Jikenbo #1 - Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercial1 CDA port of X68000 version with all the features of the former.
2014-12-24  Murder ClubFreewareCommercialInternet download  
2016-09-27  Murder Club DXNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadRe-release of the X68000 version  
 Chinese
2009-04-0812+  Xingjing J.B. Harold de Shijianbu ~Sharen Julebu~FreewareDoujinInternet download  

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