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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.

  • 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
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc.3.54
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.37
Akagawa Jirō no Yūrei Ressha1991NESKing Record Co. Ltd....
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc.4.17
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.59
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.40
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.29
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.21
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc.2.50
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE3.12
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.2.80
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software3.83
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software2.33
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.87
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
The Land1989DOS3.33
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.00
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.27
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Selected Covers

Ivanhoe Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Ivanhoe
Adventures of Tom Sawyer NES Front Cover
Front cover for Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Circuit's Edge DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Circuit's Edge
Fushigi no Yume no Alice TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover
Front cover for Fushigi no Yume no Alice

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ivanhoe
Game title screen
Screenshot from Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The high score table. Aka: The Legends.
Screenshot from The Land