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The Hobbit (BBC Micro)

The Hobbit BBC Micro Starting location. The picture and description screens are separate.

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Description

Relive Tolkien's The Hobbit as Bilbo Baggins. A piece of Interactive fiction (with graphics to illustrate locations), you follow the plot of Tolkien's book (before the Lord of the Rings trilogy), starting with an encounter with Gandalf and Thorin.

The implementation is rich enough that you can play entirely without pictures if you wish. Also, gameplay happens in realtime, uncommon for interactive fiction.

Screenshots

The Hobbit BBC Micro Thorin apparently wants to get out as soon as possible. It gets a bit funny when he refuses your requests to aid you in escaping.
The Hobbit BBC Micro Further exploring the area nearby
The Hobbit BBC Micro Captured by Goblins and thrown into this dungeon.
The Hobbit BBC Micro You meet Elrond here.

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I have The Hobbit for GBA. 5 Martin Smith (63136)
Jul 22, 2007

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Hobbit appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bugs

There is a very famous bug, that you can put yourself inside the chest, close the lid and still walk around in the game and look at things

Extras

The original releases of The Hobbit also included Tolkien's full novel as an added bonus.

Awards

  • ACE
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Adventure Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Golden Joystick Award 1983: Winner Strategy Game of the Year
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #3 'My Ten All-Time Favourites' (White Wizard)
Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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Trypticon (8240) added The Hobbit (BBC Micro) on May 17, 2011
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