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Description

After Bored of the Rings parodied JRR Tolkien's classic Lord of the Rings series, Delta 4 did the same thing with its predecessor The Hobbit, preceding New Line Cinema's identical sequence by 20 years. There is a logical 3-part structure to the adventure, but there are also jokes such as the Old Ford location on the map being near a New Ford - a new Ford Sierra car.

This interactive fiction with graphics game thus features reluctant adventurer Bimbo Faggins and devious magician Grandalf attempting to gain treasure, ultimately by appearing on a TV game show. VERB NOUN inputs are used for most instructions, although you have to TALK someone before SAYing anything to them. EXAMINEing objects is crucial to progress, and to finding the best jokes.

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The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 This is the screen you get if you try to load parts 2 or 3.
The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 Loading screen
The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 Starting location of part 1
The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 Title screen and credits

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Critic Reviews

Your Computer Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95
Commodore User Sep, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Zzap! Sep, 1986 80 out of 100 80
Happy Computer 1986 56 out of 100 56

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References

Type 'WHY' and the game will reply '42' - the answer to 'Life, the Universe and Everything' in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Awards

  • ACE
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Adventure Games (editorial staff choice)

Martin Smith (62888) added The Boggit: Bored Too (Commodore 64) on Jan 21, 2007
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