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The Hobbit (1982)

Average Rating: 7.64/10
Video Game Rank: 2457
DOS Rank: 243
Macintosh Rank: 450
ZX Spectrum Rank: 21
Apple II Rank: 23
MSX Rank: 14
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Primary Name
The Hobbit (1982)
Alternate Names
The Hobbit
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Release Date
1982-00-00
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The Hobbit
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Macintosh
Developer: Beam Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Hobbit
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MSX edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Melbourne House
MSX
Developer: Beam Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Hobbit (1982)
Nick: 
North American Apple ][ edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Apple II
Developer: Beam Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Hobbit
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North American DOS edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
DOS
Developer: Beam Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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The Hobbit
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UK ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Melbourne House
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Beam Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

The Hobbit is a computer game released in 1982 and based on the book The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was developed at Beam Software by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler and published by Melbourne House for most home computers available at the time.

By arrangement with the book publishers, a copy of the book was included with each game sold.

The parser was very advanced for the time and used a subset of English called Inglish. When it was released most adventure games used simple verb-noun parsers (allowing for simple phrases like 'get lamp'), but Inglish allowed one to type advanced sentences such as "ask Gandalf about the curious map then take sword and kill troll with it".

Source: Wikipedia, The Hobbit (1982 video game), available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2457
DOS Rank: 243
Macintosh Rank: 450
ZX Spectrum Rank: 21
Apple II Rank: 23
MSX Rank: 14
Num Ratings: 11
Average Rating: 7.64
Standard Deviation: 1.00
Num Views: 1093
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 4
Users Owning: 10
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