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The Hobbit
By Melbourne House
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #36

This is the Commodore 64 version of the Spectrum text/graphics adventure based on the book written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The object of the game is to get the gold and treasure hoarded by the evil Dragon and place it into the chest in your home. Gandalf the wizard and Thorin the dwarf are your two main helpers

All the characters in the game react to the situations around them, even when you are not there. They all have minds of their own and are independent of each other. So every time you play The Hobbit, you will face different problems and have to solve them in different ways.

The game is very well-written. Some of the places that you go to will be described in the form of a picture; others will be an accurate text description.

The four colour hi-res graphics that are used are of an extremely high standard. The same is true of the text, which is displayed in different colours.

The game comes with an option to print your adventure on to your printer, if you have one. This could be useful for remembering how you got past an obstacle or for seeing where you went wrong.