Coming a close second to Zork for the position of Infocom’s moast famous title, THHGTTG (hehe) is the adaption of Douglas Adam’s story of the same name. You play Arthur Dent, and your home (and planet) has been destroyed by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyper space by-pass. Rescued by your friend (who, unknown to you, is an alien) you will travel to alien worlds and into the past and future to discover the true nature of your, and mankinds, existance.
Most of the plot elements and great characters from the book have been transposed into the game, and it is this that is the game major shortcoming. Fans of the series will find little challenge in the game at all, everyone else will find some of the puzzles to be HIGHLY obscure and difficult.
This is a hard thing to disregard but if you can you will find THHGTTG to be a interesting game, utterly faithful to the original story.
Not one of my favourites, but I recommend it anyway.
- MobyGames: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Read all about it on MobyGames.
- Wikipedia: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Read all about it on Wikipedia.
Douglas Adams' (RIP) official page.
- The Infocom documenation project
PDF scans of the manuals of many Infocom games (my favourites have to be the Zork games and the manual for Beauracracy).
- The Infocom home page
The definitive guide to all things Infocom.
- HGTHG Online
A great java adaptation of the game!
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
- Published by: Infocom
- Designed by: Infocom
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