Description of The Hobbit
One of the first computer games based on Tolkien's works are based, appropriately enough, on his first Middle Earth novel The Hobbit. The game follows the book's plot very closely, as you guide Frodo's ancestor Bilbo the hapless Hobbit and his band of equally clueless neighbors into their first grand adventure.
The game was revolutionary for its time, with vibrant graphics, big vocabulary, and surprisingly robust NPC interaction.
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Comments and reviews
Dimwit Flathead 2023-11-30 0 point
The C64 docs are here: https://archive.org/details/uta_Hobbit_The_1985_Melbourne_House_3860
Nn 2023-05-02 0 point DOS version
For the first time I played this game, the game don't give me a chance to read and think, it always wait wait wait wait wait automatically, and the bard are useless, I told him to get the arrow and shoot the dragon, but I'm always burned to death
skagget 2022-10-22 0 point Commodore 64 version
Can only get to where you ride the barrel down the forest river, and the game crashes every time.
SAT 2021-03-14 1 point
One day, i went on the adventure and both elrond and gandalf turned out to be killed by a warg. tried to carry the dead warg home, accedentally left the game. constantly failed to get the ring.
Mr Vampire 2019-02-17 -4 points Commodore 64 version
I played this for what seemed like thousands of hours and you'd be amazed at what I can do with a strap on Bilbo.
Azeazel 2017-09-23 2 points
I am looking for the book that came with The Hobbit from Melbourne house, the book was a like a dice roll game where depending on what you rolled would send you to a page/line further in the book and then you roll again after reading a bit and it may send you elsewhere in the book either further on or back. I've been looking for this book for years as I wish to teach my son programming and this will be a good way to start by making the book into a text based program.
BOB 2014-12-26 0 point DOS version
no way to mount game - if, you are probably using DOS BOX & have mounted the HOBBIT folder - there is NO .exe to start game - the files within folder are both titled HOBBIT but, when you enter HOBBIT, it says illegal command -- no way to start game as the .exe is missing
Matteo 2013-12-13 3 points DOS version
Wow! My grandma had this on C64 and I used to play it all the time. Brings back memories.
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