General info for: The Hobbit
Title:
The Hobbit
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Original Publisher:
Original Release Year:
Original Price:
£14.95
Original Publication:
Spanish Price:
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Multi-Play Type:
Control Types:
Known Errors:
In the original version 1.1 of the game it was impossible to kill the dragon. That's because you couldn't go east from the town in the middle of the Long Lake. This has been corrected in version 1.2, mind. It sounds like it was a slight fault in the routine where you must ask Elrond to read the map for you, and the route he tells you about is only actually filled in on the map at that point. If you don't have him read the map to you then the route won't exist. The way to spot the difference between the versions is that the names of the programmers have been added on the loading screen for 1.2.



(Ian Ormesher in Your Sinclair issue 5 page 62)
Comments:
2nd place in the C&VG 1983 Golden Joystick Awards - Game of the Year 1983.

Winner of the C&VG 1983 Golden Joystick Awards - Best Strategy Game.

There also was A Guide to Playing the Hobbit.

This was the first Spectrum game ever to sell a million copies.

Veronika remembers: "It was never released in the US, because some company owned the rights to the pictures, and wouldn't let us license it there.

On the funny side - in a pre-release version I'd written in an angry dwarf that kept trying to kill you, and if you did something (I don't remember what) it became a randy dwarf, and kept following you around and propositioning you. But Fred and Phil decided that was a little too much, and made me take it out again."
SPOT Comments:
re-issued at £9.95 without the book
License Information
Name: J.R.R. Tolkien
Country: UK
Type: Book
Original Name: Hobbit, The
Compilation Details
Title: The Tolkien Trilogy
Publisher: Beau-Jolly Ltd
Release Year: 1989
Original Price: £12.99
Compilation Contents


This title is not a compilation

Games In This Series (Under Development)


This title is not part of a series

Additional material
Loading Screen

The Hobbit loading screen


Game Screen

http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk//pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/h/HobbitThe.gif in-game
Author & Team Information

  Beam Software

  Beam Software
Authors & Roles


Sorry - No Roles Information Available

Other Platforms
Platform: Amstrad CPC
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Platform: BBC Micro
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Platform: Commodore 64
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Platform: Commodore Plus/4
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Platform: MSX
Hyperlink: Link

Release Information
£14.95
Downloads (Loading Screens, Game Screens, Maps, Adverts & Instructions)
Advertisement:
Advertisement:
Cassette inlay:
Cassette inlay:
In-game screen:
Loading screen:
Re-release cassette inlay:
Scanned instructions:
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