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Old 22-06-2005, 16:13   #1
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[ZX Spectrum] - The Hobbit - Stuck in a dungeon, help!

So, I'm in this dungeon thingy having been captured.. how on earth do I get out?

Thorin is completely useless, he just keeps singing about gold - unless that's a clue?












(sorry - couldn't resist after seeing the Gremlins question!!)
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Old 22-06-2005, 16:16   #2
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So, I'm in this dungeon thingy having been captured.. how on earth do I get out?

Thorin is completely useless, he just keeps singing about gold - unless that's a clue?












(sorry - couldn't resist after seeing the Gremlins question!!)


Class post....I used to get out by standing on Thorin, although I used to end getting killed by some strange eyes that followed me....
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Old 23-06-2005, 07:53   #3
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The memories! One solution is:

SAY TO THORIN "PICK ME UP"
SAY TO THORIN "GO WINDOW" (if the window is open, if not tell him to open it first)

Thorin will then pick you up and take you through the window. SAY TO THORIN "DROP ME".

Gandalf will also pick you up, but he will then carry you through many different locations.

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Old 23-06-2005, 17:00   #4
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So, I'm in this dungeon thingy having been captured.. how on earth do I get out?

Thorin is completely useless, he just keeps singing about gold - unless that's a clue?

(sorry - couldn't resist after seeing the Gremlins question!!)
hahahahha - what have i started? sorry AndyH! i must now go dig out this Hobbit game and give it a blast also!
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Old 23-06-2005, 17:07   #5
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I never managed to complete this on the C64. Could never find a way to get the bard to come with me to kill the dragon
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im impressed by peoples memories
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awesome game lol
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You have to wait twice at the pale bulbous eyes to avoid being killed I think.
Sometimes the Warg from the forest ends up with you in the Elves' dungeon, which is a bit of a bummer. You can also get around the Butler without using the ring, if you keep going in and out of the cellar and jump in the barrel at the last moment.
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I never managed to complete this on the C64. Could never find a way to get the bard to come with me to kill the dragon
You can pick Bard up and carry him with you! When you get to the Dragon, drop Bard and say to bard "shoot the dragon".
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Was the hobbit one where you had to type in commands?

I remember playing sinbad, what an utter ba**ard of a game....you had to be spot on with what you said...
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You can pick Bard up and carry him with you! When you get to the Dragon, drop Bard and say to bard "shoot the dragon".
Didn't say to Bard "follow me" work too?

The Hobbit was an extremely advanced game for its time and the engine that ran it was pretty spectacular. For example, for a laugh I kept eating Elrond's lunch because he just respawned new lunch whenever you did so.

After a while, I died with the message, "Your own foul gluttony has killed yourself"
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You have to wait twice at the pale bulbous eyes to avoid being killed I think.
Sometimes the Warg from the forest ends up with you in the Elves' dungeon, which is a bit of a bummer. You can also get around the Butler without using the ring, if you keep going in and out of the cellar and jump in the barrel at the last moment.

That was the most annoying bit in any game, ever! I remember being stuck for weeks, constantly being killed by something dropping on me - no internet forums and walkthroughs in those days!

I mean, logically, who'd have thought to wait twice before moving when you've got a nasty beastie in your location?!
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Stupid isn't it? You had to read Keith Campbell's adventure column in C+VG for the answers In the case of the pale, bulbous eyes, I wrote to Melbourne House and got a reply from the main programmer
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Slightly off- topic, but I remember Custard's Quest being my favourite "type-in" adventure - very silly and quite Python-esque from what I remember.
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Twin Kingdom Valley was good too, and I never did complete it

The Hobbit was the first game I bought for trhe CBM64 and I remember buying the hint book to complete it.
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Old 27-06-2005, 08:18   #16
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That was the most annoying bit in any game, ever! I remember being stuck for weeks, constantly being killed by something dropping on me - no internet forums and walkthroughs in those days!

I mean, logically, who'd have thought to wait twice before moving when you've got a nasty beastie in your location?!

Yup - I just paused for thought around the point of no forums and walkthroughs back then.

For me it was all about meeting up in the playground before registration to see if anyone had cracked it the night before.

It amazes me how slow the process was back then, e.g. you're sat in double Geography and suddenly an alternative syntax hits you -

"Ooh, maybe 'Say to Bard fire arrow' might work.."

Then you have to get through the rest of school, race home on your bike, wait 20 mins for the game to load from tape. Load in saved position from tape. Try syntax -

"UNKNOWN WORD - FIRE"

Scream at Speccy. Do homework.

Then get into school the next day to find your mate's mum tried "Say to Bard shoot dragon" and completed the game shortly afterwards.

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Many years ago I had a hobbit bug I found published in Popular Computing Weekly (Anyone here remember that magazine?).

The bug was that I was in the cellar and the dragon entered through the trapdoor!

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Fantastic!

Wonder what would happen if you told the dragon to get in a barrel?
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