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After Bored of the Rings parodied JRR Tolkien's classic Lord of the Rings series, Delta 4 did the same thing with its predecessor The Hobbit, preceding New Line Cinema's identical sequence by 20 years. There is a logical 3-part structure to the adventure, but there are also jokes such as the Old Ford location on the map being near a New Ford - a new Ford Sierra car.

This interactive fiction with graphics game thus features reluctant adventurer Bimbo Faggins and devious magician Grandalf attempting to gain treasure, ultimately by appearing on a TV game show. VERB NOUN inputs are used for most instructions, although you have to TALK someone before SAYing anything to them. EXAMINEing objects is crucial to progress, and to finding the best jokes.

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The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum It's a locked door
The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum Game start
The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum What's the magic word?
The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum Notice the chest

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ZX Computing Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Computer Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sinclair User Aug, 1986 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95
Crash! Sep, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1986 34 out of 40 85
Your Sinclair Oct, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Jul, 1986 12 out of 20 60

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References

Type 'WHY' and the game will reply '42' - the answer to 'Life, the Universe and Everything' in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Awards

  • ACE
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Adventure Games (editorial staff choice)

Martin Smith (66799) added The Boggit: Bored Too (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 21, 2007
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