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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.58
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE3.12
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
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.08
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.31
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software2.80
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.31
The Land1989DOS3.33
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.77
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16, WiiData East Corporation3.00
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
Neuromancer1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision2.36
Lancelot1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.3.97
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.59
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.52
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Selected Covers

Lancelot DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Lancelot
The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hound of Shadow

Selected Screenshots

Initially loaded screen
Screenshot from Square no Tom Sawyer
Title Screen (EGA)
Screenshot from Lancelot
Start screen
Screenshot from The Hound of Shadow