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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
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.29
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.93
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software3.83
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software2.33
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE3.12
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.26
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.2.80
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II1990MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000Bothtec, Inc.4.00
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc.2.50
The Land1989DOS3.33
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu1989MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000Bothtec, Inc....
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.00
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.20
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16Data East Corporation3.00
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.23
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.32
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Selected Covers

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ginga Eiyū Densetsu
This very short intro smoothly turns into...
Screenshot from Makai Hakkenden Shada