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Back of Box - Apple II/C64 (US):

    The Hobbit

    Welcome to the most incredible fantasy adventure the world has ever known, brought to life as the ultimate computer program. As Bilbo, the reluctant hobbit, you will find yourself on a wonderful, frightening, magical journey. You, Gandalf the Wizard, and Thorin the dwarf are off to slay the evil dragon and return the treasure he is hoarding. Along the way you will meet trolls and goblins, wizards and elves, Gollum, Bard, and other creatures of Middle-earth. You will visit many incredible places, some familiar, some new and strange, but all exciting.

    The Hobbit Software Adventure comes with everything you need to begin your magical adventure. Simply slip the disk into your computer and . . . suddenly, you are Bilbo Baggins, a respectable and normally unadventurous hobbit. Just over the hill is the magical, mystical land of Middle-earth. You must find your way through eighty different locations (illustrated with exceptional-quality graphics) and make your way past dark forests, treacherous mountains, and mysterious dungeons to the cave of the evil Smaug. A special map of Middle-earth is included to aid you in your journey, along with your personal guide to the laws, the lore, and the language of The Hobbit Software Adventure. Glorious frustrations and fabulous adventures await you as you enter J. R.-R. Tolkien's magical world. May you return with many wondrous tales to tell!

    This software product was developed for and tested on the machines and with the configurations that are printed on the package. The responsibility for the functionality of the program on any machine or with any.configuration not expressly printed on the package is fully assumed by the user.

    Cover illustration by Michael Hague from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustration copyright © 1984 by Oak, Ash & Thorn, Ltd. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Calligraphy by Walter Matherly

    Contributed by jean-louis (39558) on Sep 21, 2019.

Back of Cassette Case - C64/ZX Spectrum (UK):
    "An absolute classic." Commodore Games "Make new discoveries each time." Micro Adventurer "More of an experience than a program." Popular Computing Weekly "A marvellous, challenging program." Eagle "A perfect blend of atmosphere, sophistication, graphics and classic adventure problems." Popular Computing Weekly "Brilliant, amusing and incurably addictive." Commodore User

    Contributed by jean-louis (39558) on Sep 21, 2019.

Back Cover:

    Once you begin, you may never want it to end

    Now, the book by which all other fantasy adventures must be measured has come to life as the ultimate computer program. Now you can enter into one of the most incredible fantasy adventures the world has ever known. As Bilbo, the reluctant hobbit, you suddenly find yourself on a wonderful, frightening, magical journey. You, Gandalf the wizard, and Thorin the dwarf are off to slay the evil dragon and return the treasure he is hoarding.

    Along the way you will meet trolls and goblins, wizards and elves, Gollum, Bard, and other creatures of Middle-earth. What’s more, through your computer, you will actually be able to talk to these creatures, make friends (and enemies!), share meals, and collect treasure.

    You will visit many incredible places; some familiar, some new and strange, but all exciting. For those who do not know of hobbits and their world, J. R. R. Tolkein’s book The Hobbit is included in this package. It will introduce you to the marvelous, magical adventures of Bilbo and guide you throughout your journey in Middle-earth. And you can visit Wilderland again and again, and each time your adventure will be new and exciting.

    Welcome to Middle-earth and the land of the Hobbit! May you return with many wondrous tales to tell.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76448) on Nov 12, 2002.