User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 2.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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Home Computing Weekly (Nov 08, 1983)
The game is very well written. Some of the places that you go to will be described in the form of a picture, others will be an accurate text description.
Commodore User (Nov, 1983)
The overall result is quite brilliant, certainly amusing and incurably addictive.
Der geneigte Adventure-Fan, der „The Hobbit“ bis zum heutigen Tag immer noch nicht kannte, wird an dieser Stelle schon gemerkt haben, daß dieses Spiel viele schlaflose Nächte garantiert, denn Probleme, die es zu lösen gilt gibt es in diesem Programm zur Genüge, aber die Vielzahl der Figuren, denen man begegnet, die zahlreichen Stationen, die man während der Schatzsuche durchläuft und nicht zuletzt auch die komplex verschachtelte Handlung geben „The Hobbit“ eine geradezu mystische Atmosphäre, in der das Adventuren viel Spaß macht. Da kann man nur noch sagen: Auf geht‘s, der Weg zum Schatz ist lang!
Zzap! (May, 1985)
Some of the new additions really do affect the way you have to play. If you haven't got the tape version you might be tempted to fork out your pennies for the satisfaction of owning a truly classic game.
Info (Dec, 1985)
The Hobbit is, of course, J.R.R. Tolkien's famous book brought to electronic life in this semi-graphic adventure game. The graphics (which may be turned off for speed) are pleasant but no show-stoppers. The parser and the puzzles are typical of most adventures today. One nice touch is that the player's input lines appear in a separate area at the bottom of the screen so you can always see what you last typed regardless of responses. Tolkien fans will most likely be pleased with this title.
64'er (Aug, 1984)
Sehr schwer zu spielen, aber sehr unterhaltsam.