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Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
...
4.5
BBC Micro
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4.0
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Description

No prizes for guessing the inspiration for this one. The Great Ring needs to be returned to Mount Doom, a treacherous task to be undertaken by Fordo the Boggit. Spam, Pimply and Murky are his country-bumpkin friends, and he will later meet with Bumbadil and Hashberry, two old hippies. The main quest involves meeting up with Legoland the Elf, Giblet the Dwarf and Aragont.

In keeping with the humour, familiar locations become "the featureless plain below the pink mountain", "Lake Anadin" and the "Land of the Personal-Stereo-Wearing Goblins".

Bored of the Rings is an interactive fiction game with graphics made using Quill. The interface allows the player to take and use items using VERB NOUN commands, and talk to characters.

The game is split into three parts, accessed via passcodes. The tape also includes issue 1 of Sceptical, Delta 4's short-lived magazine on tape.

Screenshots

Bored of the Rings ZX Spectrum Improbable coincidences always help
Bored of the Rings ZX Spectrum Cantilever game free of anachronisms?
Bored of the Rings Amstrad CPC Main menu
Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 Dead again

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Jul, 1986 16 out of 20 80

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Development

The game is inspired by, but not based on, the Bored of the Rings parody novel published by Harvard Lampoon.
Contributed to by Kabushi (122027) and Martin Smith (63162)