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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The

Infocom info 1984

Language:
English
Authors:
Douglas Adams, Steve Meretzky
Systems:
ZIL info
Platforms:
Amiga, Amstrad CPC info, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Atari ST, C16/Plus4, C64/128 info, Einstein, Kaypro-II info, PC, TRS-80 info, TRS-80 CoCo, Z-Machine info
Genres:
Based on film/TV/radio, Based on literature, Humour, Science fiction
Related:
1: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The, 2: Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Entered by:
Alastair, Alex, dave, Eriorg, Gunness, m1337sxm-casa, Mr Creosote, Starscream
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
26-08-2015

Synopsis

Plot

As Arthur Dent, a rather ordinary Earth creature, you awake to discover that your house is about to be demolished to make way for a motorway bypass. While you attempt to deal with this problem your old friend Ford Prefect drops by to tell you that he is not from Guildford after all but that he actually comes from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, oh and the Earth is about to be demolished to make way for an interstellar bypass. All this and you still don't have any tea, but at least the electronic book that Ford gave you offers the best advice you will ever receive: DON'T PANIC!

Notes

The game was designed in collaboration with the author of the original radio show and novel, Douglas Adams. It became Infocom's second-largest seller ever (behind Zork), with more than 250,000 copies sold.

A 30th Anniversary of the game was released on the BBC's website in March 2014.

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Rating

Average User Rating: 8.1 (8 ratings)

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User Comments

Mr Creosote (19-05-2010 09:03)

Insanely hard. Consider yourself warned.

Mark (25-05-2010 11:54)

Slightly less insanely hard when you're really good at thinking Douglas-Adams-like. Still mindblowingly hard.

Gunness (26-05-2010 07:12)

I played this fairly early in my adventure "career", so it could be interesting to revisit it. Yes, I also remember it as really difficult. The sequence with the babelfish... yikes :)