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.
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1001 Video Games
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.
Information also contributed by Guy Chapman
- 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
- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #3 'My Ten All-Time Favourites' (White Wizard)
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