The Shadows of Mordor
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.
Credits (Commodore 64 version)
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|Faceless or Beam software as developer?||Edwin Drost (7587)||Oct 9th, 2020|
- Computer and Video Games
- May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Adventure Game of the Year
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CPC-Power (in French)
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DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
statistics page of compatibility with original DOS version
for C64: game entry database; downloadable version; magazine reviews; cover art digitalizations; additional material
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (video game)
encyclopaedic entry for combined platforms
World of Spectrum
for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; additional material (including – cassete inlay, advertisement, instructions); magazine references; magazine adverts
- MobyGames ID: 9323
- Wikipedia (en)
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Game added June 4th, 2003. Last modified September 30th, 2023.