A text adventure in three parts by Delta 4 Software
From the far reaches of the west, to the dwarvish caves of the east, the awesome power of the Great Ring was known. Even in the Shire, homeof the futty-footed boggits, its evil was feared. All knew of it, all except Fordo Faggins. With his fat, boggit chums, he made merry, undisturbed by the circle of gold his uncle Bimbo claimed he'd "found in the road".
Then, one day, the familiar grey figure of Grandalf, the old conjuror, came staggering into town. Shortly, a party for all the obese inhabitants of Boggiton was announced.
Fordo, contemplating these things and their relevance to the recent appearance of tall, hooded riders with flaming red eyes, found nothing unusual in it, such was his stupidity. All he knew was that there was going to be a party. And parties meant food.
"A hilarious parody that will keep you laughing while you try to crach its problems - even if its problems have you beaten." - Keith Campbell, Computer & Video Games
"A magnificent pastiche, sure to become a classic." - Tony Bridge, Popular Computing Weekly
Your quest is split into three parts, with a password gained at the completion of one part allowing entry to the next.
The computer will accept commands in ordinary English such as "SHOOT PIG WITH ANTIAIRCRAFT GUN", but allows you to shorten this to a simple verb + noun instruction like "SHOOT PIG". The speech format is name + phrase for example "GRANDALF GREETINGS O HAIRY ONE".
Typing "INVENTORY" or "I" will list what Fordo is carrying.
Game positions can be stored to and restored from tape using the commands "LOAD" and "SAVE".
To end the game, type "QUIT".
Tape: Parts 1 and 2 are on Side A, part 3 and "Sceptical" are on Side B. All programs are loaded with the CHAIN"" (RETURN) command.
Disc: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK. Choose the part from the on-screen menu.
Bored Of The Rings was written by Fergus McNeill. BBC conversion by Ian Willis. Dedicated to Judith and Mandy, the kindest hitch-hikers I know.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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