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The Shadows of Mordor

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Description

The Shadows of Mordor is an officially licensed J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" text adventure game based on the second part of the trilogy - "The Two Towers".

You can select to play as either Frodo or Sam. The game follows the plot of the book closely and many locations have accompanying illustrations. Unusually for a text adventure game, the action happens in real time: if you sit there thinking of what to do next, things will happen in the game, e.g. creatures will move from location to location.

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The Shadows of Mordor Commodore 64 The tape version has different (and fewer) pictures
The Shadows of Mordor Macintosh Dark tunnel
The Shadows of Mordor Macintosh Aside from conventional typing, actions can also be choosen from menus.
The Shadows of Mordor ZX Spectrum Gloomy valley (128k version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Shadows of Mordor: Game Two Of Lord Of The Rings" -- UK tag-lined title
  • "Shadows of Mordor" -- UK title

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Trivia

The cover art to the C64 version of this game is by Tolkien illustrator Ted Nasmith; entitled Shelob, it was first used in Unwin Paperbacks' 1987 calendar for the month of November.
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