Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Infocom - 1984 USA, Canada Release

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Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Product ID 51051-01220
Product UPC 051051012207
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1984
Publisher(s) Infocom
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure, Text
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Interactive Fiction
Science Fiction
Standard Level

Beyond question the most mind-bogglingly hilarious story Infocom has ever produced is The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, written and designed by Douglas Adams, author of the phenomenally best-selling novel, and Steve Meretzky, the award-winning designer of Infocom's Planetfall and Sorcerer.

As the story begins, you are Arthur Dent, and a bulldozer is preparing to level your house even as an alien space fleet is preparing to level your planet. The incorrigible Mr. Adams has written new material and designed problems especially for this interactive story. So grab a pint of bitter and a couple for the road and join Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin on a cosmic jaunt into the outer reaches where anything can- and does- happen. And don't forget your towel!

Get inside a story.
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It's like waking up inside a story! Load Infocom's interactive fiction into your computer and discover yourself at the center of a world jam-packed with surprising twists, unique characters and original, logical, often hilarious puzzles.

For the first time, you're more than a passive reader. You can talk to the story, typing in full English sentences. And the story talks right back, communicating entirely in vividly descriptive prose. What's more, you can actually shape the story's course of events through your choice of actions. And you have hundreds of alternatives at every step. In fact, there's so much you can see and do, your adventure can last for weeks and even months.

To find the Infocom interactive story that's right for you, just choose any one marked with the level of difficulty listed below that best matches your current level of interactive skill.

Junior: Best introduction to interactive fiction. Written for everyone from age 9 up.

Standard: Good introductory level for adults. This is Infocom's most popular level of interactive fiction.

Advanced: A greater level of challenge. Recommended for those who've already experienced Infocom's interactive fiction.

Expert: For real diehards seeking the ultimate challenge in interactive fiction.

Then find out what it's like to get inside a story. Get one form Infocom. Because with Infocom's interactive fiction, there's room for you on every disk.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

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