The Hobbit (MSX)

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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.


The Hobbit MSX Trolls cave
The Hobbit MSX Trees that look like they're in water
The Hobbit MSX Talk...
The Hobbit MSX Trolls clearing

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Tilt Sep, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1987 9.8 out of 12 82


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I have The Hobbit for GBA. 5 Martin Smith (63030)
Jul 22, 2007


1001 Video Games

The Hobbit appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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


The original releases of The Hobbit also included Tolkien's full novel as an added bonus.


  • ACE
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Adventure Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Golden Joystick Award 1983: Winner Strategy Game of the Year
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #3 'My Ten All-Time Favourites' (White Wizard)
Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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koffiepad (9989) added The Hobbit (MSX) on Oct 19, 2005
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