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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
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE3.12
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II1990MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000Bothtec, Inc.4.00
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.29
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.2.80
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.59
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software2.33
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
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu1989MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000Bothtec, Inc....
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
The Land1989DOS3.33
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.20
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16Data East Corporation3.00
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.32
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision3.00
DOME1988MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000System Sacom...
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Selected Covers

Adventures of Tom Sawyer NES Front Cover
Front cover for Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hound of Shadow
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II PC-98 Front Cover
Front cover for Ginga Eiyū Densetsu II

Selected Screenshots

Game title screen
Screenshot from Adventures of Tom Sawyer
This very short intro smoothly turns into...
Screenshot from Makai Hakkenden Shada
Start screen
Screenshot from The Hound of Shadow