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The Hobbit

by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler

Episode 1 of The Tolkien Software Adventure Series
Literary/Tolkienesque
1983

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- Denk, April 12, 2019

- oscar-78, December 6, 2018

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A classic game with some difficulty due to randomization, August 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: more than 10 hours
This is one of the best selling IF games ever. It has graphics and runs on Spectrum emulators (like Fuse).

It has graphics, and is intended to cover the same material as the book The Hobbit. It does so with a great deal of NPC independence, which ends up (to me) being somewhat frustrating. Back in the early days of text adventures, many of the companies (especially outside of Infocom) hadn't really thought about player guidance, and so games devolved into 'guess the verb' on every occasion.

Still, this game has a good deal of charm, and I've had fun exploring it.

- Jens Leugengroot (Germany), October 16, 2014

- Marshal Tenner Winter (Truth or Consequences, NM), November 18, 2012

- Hywel Dda, February 11, 2012

- Nav (Bristol, UK), November 25, 2011

- AndyC (Japan), October 9, 2011

- LaFey (Porto, Portugal), July 15, 2011

- Brian Lavelle (Edinburgh, Scotland), May 7, 2011

- Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania), March 18, 2011

- lavonardo, April 28, 2010

- Jerome C West (United Kingdom), March 18, 2009

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
The Hobbit, January 12, 2009
by Zagrebo (Glasgow, Scotland)
Related reviews: fantasy
Famous and still-popular game based on Tolkien's novel. Because of the limited amount of memory early home computers used the number of locations is relatively small but much of the original novel is squeezed in there with some good puzzles (although even today people get furious at the notorious Goblin Dungeon) and characters: "Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold."

- Fredrik (Nässjö, Sweden), January 3, 2009

- DancesInPuddles (Wales), November 15, 2008

- Linnau (Tel-Aviv, Israel), October 31, 2008

- burtcolk, September 3, 2008

- Zoltar, June 22, 2008

- Timo Saarinen (Finland), February 28, 2008

- tfbk, January 10, 2008

- Miron (Berlin, Germany), December 10, 2007


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