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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch1992DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.22
Daughter of Serpents1992DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.02
Dracula Hakushaku1992FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000FairyTale...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CDKOEI Corporation3.69
Megafortress: Operation SkyMaster1992AmigaThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II1992DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Castle Elsinore1992DOSTemple Software, Inc....
The Dark Half1992DOSCapstone Software2.97
Frederik Pohl's Gateway1992DOS, WindowsLegend Entertainment Company3.95
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Gdleen1991SNESSETA Corporation...
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc....
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.37
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
Taiheiki1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISInfinite Ventures, Inc.4.21
Akagawa Jirō no Yūrei Ressha1991NESKing Record Co. Ltd....
Mother Goose: Rhymes to Color1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
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Selected Covers

Gdleen SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Gdleen
Mixed-Up Mother Goose DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Mixed-Up Mother Goose

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Gdleen
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula Hakushaku
Title screen (EGA/Tandy/MCGA)
Screenshot from Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Title screen
Screenshot from Castle Elsinore
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