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Bored of the Rings (Commodore 64)

Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 Title screen


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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.


Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 Dead again
Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 The obligatory maze
Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 'Hog' being one of the magic words
Bored of the Rings Commodore 64 Cardinal Hume was the most prominent Catholic in the UK at the time

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The game is inspired by, but not based on, the Bored of the Rings parody novel published by Harvard Lampoon.
Martin Smith (63047) added Bored of the Rings (Commodore 64) on Jan 19, 2007
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