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The Hobbit (Oric)

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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 Oric Thrown into the dungeon
The Hobbit Oric Trolls cave
The Hobbit Oric Text display - fend off a warg. There are considerably less illustrations compared to other versions.
The Hobbit Oric Starting location

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I have The Hobbit for GBA. 5 Martin Smith (63162)
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.


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

Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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Pseudo_Intellectual (44552) added The Hobbit (Oric) on Feb 01, 2012
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