This is the granddaddy of all VCR games, the one that started them all. The Clue VCR Mystery Game adapted the classic Clue board game with live-action scenes played out on video. Real actors brought the game’s famous characters to life, which made this game particularly popular. So popular, in fact, that it reached number 30 on Billboard’s Videocassette charts in 1986 and delivered Parker Brothers its first RIAA platinum video award.
No VCR game ever matched Clue’s success. After the transition to DVD in the late 1990s, the prerecorded-video-game genre shifted with it, but the growing capability of multimedia video games ensured that the VCR games would never gain mainstream appeal.
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