the next couple of issues we'll be taking a brief look
at some disk-based games to see whether programmers
do in fact make good use of the extra possibilities,
and which programs you should add to your collection.
Even if you don't have a drive, you'll find that some
of the games we'll be looking at will really make your
mouth water, and in the best cases can give you a good
idea of what state-of-the-art adventure has to offer.
Melbourne House's new version of The Hobbit,
with added locations and improved graphics. The game
comes on a double-sided disk -- you load the program
side first and then turn over the disk to get the graphics
during play. The first thing you'll notice is the music,
some of which is really great and adds a good deal of
atmosphere to the game. The music changes as you move
from location to location and boy!, does it get spooky
in the Goblin's Dungeon!
which game this is. Plenty more pictures
where this one came from.
The game features thirty extra locations and many of
the descriptions have been greatly enhanced. Add to
that the fact that Melbourne House have given the other
characters, Thorin in particular, a lot more to say
and you have a considerably improved game.
of the new additions really do affect the way you have
to play, and although the White Wizard has spent a good
few hours Hobbiting in the past, he has to admit that
this new version has a lot to offer. My own feeling
is that £17.95 is a bit too much to pay for the privilege,
but if you haven't already got the tape version you
might be tempted to fork out your pennies for the satisfaction
of owning a truly classic game.