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Inspiration: Literature

Group Description

This group contains games based on previously published works of literature and characters from those works. This can include novels, short stories, or any other form of written fiction, published in books, plays, magazines, in e-books or even online as text.

Limitations
  • If the game directly references content or design from another adaptation of a literary work (such as a movie), it is no longer considered to be based solely on the original work and is instead based on the new derivative work.

  • Works of literature which are based on an already existing game are not eligible for this group. In those cases the literature is inspired by the game, not the other way around.

  • Legendary characters such as Zeus, King Arthur or Robin Hood are based on a loose series of tales and mythology. For that reason, different materials have sprung up with completely different retellings and the characters themselves do not really apply to any particular piece of literature. These can only be included in this group if the game references a specific book, author, or story.

  • Games which merely recreate the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc.5.00
Alice: Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Slayers1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One1994SNESInterplay Productions, Inc.2.70
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation3.64
Arthur's Birthday1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.06
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV1994PC-98Bothtec, Inc....
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.51
The Berenstain Bears: On Their Own1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media Deutschland GmbH...
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.08
Little Monster at School1993CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
Just Grandma and Me1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.67
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.07
The Snow Queen1993DOS2.75
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
James Bond 007: The Duel1993Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemDomark Software, Inc.1.89
Noddy's Big Adventure1993AmigaThe Jumping Bean Co....
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Selected Covers

Return to Ringworld DOS Front Cover Box sleeve
Front cover for Return to Ringworld
Just Grandma and Me Windows 3.x Front Cover and Manual
Front cover for Just Grandma and Me
James Bond 007: The Duel SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for James Bond 007: The Duel

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Ringworld
Title
Screenshot from Just Grandma and Me
Title Screen
Screenshot from James Bond 007: The Duel