Loretta no Shouzou: Sherlock Holmes

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Loretta no Shouzou: Sherlock Holmes
System(s): SG-1000
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Adventure[1]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
¥5,0005,000[1] G-1315

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Loretta no Shouzou: Sherlock Holmes (ロレッタの肖像 Sherlock Holmes) or The Portrait of Loretta is an adventure game developed and published by Sega exclusively in Japan in 1987. Before release it was known as Holmes no Jikenbo (ホームズの事件簿).[2]

Loretta no Shouzou is notable for being not only the final cartridge release for the SG-1000 (with The Black Onyx released a month later serving as the final My Card release and final SG-1000 game in general), but also the largest SG-1000 game ever, with a ROM size of 128kB or 1-Megabit. As a result, it was released under the Gold Cartridge branding usually reserved for Sega Mark III cartridges (which were meant for games exceeding 1-Megabit size) instead of the Sega Cartridge branding used for The Castle (the last SG-1000 cartridge release prior to this). Sega's hardware archive list Loretta no Shouzou as both, an SG/SC Cartridge and a Gold Cartridge.

The game's packaging follows the same template as other Gold Cartridge releases, but has a blue 1M logo and a blue manual, instead of the red theme usually associated with Mark III releases.

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Physical scans

SG-1000, JP
Loretta no Shouzou SG1000 JP Top.jpg
LnSSH SMS JP Box Back.jpgLoretta no Shouzou SG1000 JP Spine.jpgLnSSH SMS JP Box Front.jpgLoretta no Shouzou SG1000 JP Spine2.jpg
Loretta No Shouzou SG1000 JP Carttop.jpg
Loretta No Shouzou SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Loretta no Shouzou SG1000 JP Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
CRC32 323f357f
MD5 8dcdd83e58be634a3735911a1af05bb3
SHA-1 0ddd7448f5bd437d0d33b85a44f2bcc2bf2ea05e
128kB Cartridge (JP)