Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy is an adventure game for Microsoft Windows, developed by Frogwares and released in 2002. The player controls Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, investigating the mysteriously abandoned mansion of British archeologist, Lord Montecalf.
The first in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of adventure games developed by Frogwares and Viva Media, it was followed by Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring in 2004, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened in 2006, Sherlock Holmes versus Arsène Lupin in 2008, and Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper in 2009.
The game was resurrected and expanded for the Nintendo DS and for the Wii.
The game is played from a first person perspective in pseudo-3D environments that you can look through and pan about as you go. Occasionally, you'll happen upon an item that you can pick up and add to your inventory, then later use to solve one of the game's puzzles. Also, moving around to other areas is indicated by a pointing hand. Two icons, a bag and a notepad, take you to the only non-hot spot objects you can use. The bag contains items you gather during your investigation. You will be able to pick up items from the bag to use with other items in the inventory or with the environment. The notepad icon takes you to several options. Letters contains all notes and papers you've discovered for later review. A log keeps track of all the notes by Sherlock. Loading and saving, as well as exiting the game are all done from this screen.