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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One (SNES)

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Description

J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - Volume One is a video game adaptation of the famous book, which is quite different from the computer game of the same name.

The events that occur in the game roughly correspond to those depicted in the first volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, though the game ends before the final chapters of the first book. The player takes control of Frodo Baggins, who must find companions for his quest. The game's locations, individual objectives, missions, and quests are structured quite differently from those of the computer release. Most of the quests involve retrieving items for various NPCs, thus advancing the narrative.

The gameplay is also different from the computer version, being less heavy on character development (role-playing), and more oriented towards combat, which is action-based in this release. Though up to three characters join Frodo on his quest, one player can control only one character at a time. Multiplayer has been therefore added to the game, with up to four players controlling the characters in the party simultaneously.

The game cartridge does not contain any RAM/battery; games can only be saved by remembering a code. The code must later be entered into the game to continue.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One SNES Bag End
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One SNES Inventory Screen
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One SNES Fighting snakes outside of Hobbiton
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One SNES Title Screen

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The Press Says

Super Power Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Game Players Jun, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
RPGFan Jun 08, 2001 56 out of 100 56
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1994 3.25 out of 6 55
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GamePro (US) Jul, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
GameCola.net Sep, 2005 3.6 out of 10 36
Nintendo Life Sep 06, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
The Video Game Critic Mar 05, 2001 D- 16

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Vincent van Beveren (7) added J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One (SNES) on May 30, 2005