Step Into Mysteries with Sherlock: Interactive Adventure


Price: Free
SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Sherlock: Interactive Adventure, by HAAB, brings to life the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an interactive adventure at the tips of your fingers and allows users to step into the world that they’ve only read about.

This app is sure to delight readers both young and old alike.


Sherlock: Interactive Adventure takes the popular story of the Red-Headed League and makes it even more memorable than ever before through an interactive story-telling interface.

The entire story is illustrated and even includes interactive animations, allowing users to explore rooms or areas with the characters in the mystery. Maps of the city areas important to the story are also provided, as well as the option to collect various items/clues throughout the adventure.

For users who prefer to be read aloud to, an audio recording by Simon Vance is available as part of the full version of the app. Other features of Sherlock: Interactive Adventure include dossiers on key characters, a collection of period articles containing descriptive text, and 20 original music themes.

Budding detective will appreciate that the app also features a “search mode” to aid in finding relevant articles and clues to solving the mystery.

Sherlock: Interactive Adventure iPhone App Review

Sherlock: Interactive Adventure iPhone App Review

Appearance and Layout:

No complaints can really be made about the lovely layout of this beautiful app. In fact, only praise can really be used to describe the appearance of Sherlock: Interactive Adventure.

True to its description, the app provides wonderful pictures and animations to accompany the story text. The graphics are cartoon-like but are still rich enough in detail to impress even the pickiest of art critics, and navigating between the maps and other interactive features of the app is easily accomplished.

Logical icons are mostly used in place of words on the screen, allowing the story text to be the main focus of any reading (just like in a traditional book).


The basic version of Sherlock: Interactive Adventure is available for free through the iTunes Store. However, this basic version does not unlock the entire story, and this can be done for only $2.99.

Considering the impressive features of the app, this price seems entirely reasonable. Overall, Sherlock: Interactive Adventure is an app that will delight both youth and adults alike, more fully bringing to life an exciting Sherlock Holmes’ classic story.

sherlockqrSherlock: Interactive Adventure requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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