Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (1988)
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (ファミコン探偵倶楽部 消えた後継者, lit. Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir) is an adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Family Computer Disk System, with the first disk released on April 27, 1988, and the second disc released on June 14, 1988. The game was ported to the Game Boy Advance in the Famicom Mini series as a single cartridge in 2004, and became available on the Virtual Console in 2007 (Wii) and 2014 (Wii U) for 600 Wii points (Wii) and 500 yen (Wii U). The game was never released outside Japan. Production was directed by Gunpei Yokoi, and the scenario was written by Yoshio Sakamoto. The game was one of many mystery-solving adventure games released around the time. Contemporaries include the Misa Yamamura Suspense series and the Jake Hunter series. The primary difference between these games and Tantei Club was the use of a teenage boy as the main character and detective. Two sequels were released in 1989 and 1997.