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The Hobbit (Commodore 64)

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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 Commodore 64 The troll's clearing - about two locations from your home, and your first good chance to get killed.
The Hobbit Commodore 64 Waiting in the forest. Because of the ANIMACTION system, creatures moved around the world, so sometimes waiting was a good strategy.
The Hobbit Commodore 64 Your home in the Shire.

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The Press Says

Zzap! May, 1985 75 out of 100 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
I have The Hobbit for GBA. 5 Martin Smith (63153)
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

  • Computer and Video Games
    • Golden Joystick Award 1983: Winner Strategy Game of the Year


Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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Kabushi (119515) added The Hobbit (Commodore 64) on Aug 30, 2004
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