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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.


The Boggit: Bored Too Amstrad CPC Title screen and credits
The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum Info from Grandalf
The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 I died.
The Boggit: Bored Too ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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Your Computer Amstrad CPC Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ZX Computing ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jun, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 34 out of 40 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 12 out of 20 60


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


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

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