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Shadows of Mordor

by Philip Mitchell and John Haward

Episode 3 of The Tolkien Software Adventure Series
Literary/Tolkienesque
1987

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About the Story

The second part of Beam Software's adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The game basically covers the adventures of Frodo and Sam in Tolkien's book The Two Towers. The player can play either as Sam or as Frodo.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Baf's Guide ID: 1278
IFID: MZ-527390CD3E0B03FA42FA036FDAA480B0
TUID: fvvyotspkgrb223k

Editorial Reviews

Crash

"The computer game is titled Shadows of Mordor which probably reflects the adventure's desire not to be thought a rerun of the book, but a game more loosely based on that work and only keeping to the essential atmosphere of Middle Earth. They take another chance to distance themselves from the awe-inspiring and critical task of transposing Tolkien's masterpiece to the microcomputer in the style of the instructions, which have taken on a whimsical and self-deprecatory air. Have a look at this line from the introduction: 'The Shadows of Mordor is a brilliant piece of fantasy software thanks to the reworking of many of the game's systems by a highly trained team of idiots'.

If the intention is to show the reader that this adventure is, after all, only a game, they can rest assured this style certainly lowers expectations.

Although there are instances of idiocy to be found, let's not dwell here and instead consider the many fine aspects to this great game."
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