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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (1990 video game)

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| developer=[[Interplay Productions]] ([[wikipedia:MS-DOS|MS-DOS]]), [[Chaos Studios]] ([[[[Wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]])
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| developer=[[Interplay Productions]] ([[wikipedia:MS-DOS|MS-DOS]]), [[Chaos Studios]] ([[Wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]])
 
| publisher=[[Electronic Arts]] (UK), [[Interplay Productions]] (rest of the world)
 
| publisher=[[Electronic Arts]] (UK), [[Interplay Productions]] (rest of the world)
| platform=[[wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]], [[wikipedia:MS-DOS|MS-DOS]], [[wikipedia:Commodore 64|Commodore 64]]
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| platform=[[wikipedia:Amiga|Amiga]], [[wikipedia:Commodore 64|Commodore 64]], [[wikipedia:MS-DOS|MS-DOS]]
 
| releasedate=[[1990]]
 
| releasedate=[[1990]]
 
| genre=[[wikipedia:Adventure|Adventure]], [[wikipedia:Role-Playing games|RPG]]
 
| genre=[[wikipedia:Adventure|Adventure]], [[wikipedia:Role-Playing games|RPG]]
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|}}'''''The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I''''' is a video game developed by [[Interplay Productions]], written by [[Scott Bennie]] and [[Mark Whittlesey]] and with music by [[Charles Deenen]].<ref name="Tolkien Games">[http://www.lysator.liu.se/tolkien-games/entry/lotr1.html The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I] at Tolkien Games (retrieved 1 January 2011)</ref><ref name="El Anillo">[http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_articulo.php?pic=CON&id=2254&idj=&idp=&tipo=art&c=1&pos=6 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo] p. 7 (retrieved 1 January 2011)</ref><ref>[http://www.giantbomb.com/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-i/61-8643/ The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I] at Giantbomb (retrieved 1 January 2011)</ref><ref name="Moby">[http://www.mobygames.com/game/jrr-tolkiens-the-lord-of-the-rings-vol-i The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I] at Moby Games (retrieved 1 January 2011)</ref> It uses material from [[Ralph Bakshi]]'s [[1978]] [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|movie]] for cut-scenes and was later followed up with the sequel ''[[The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers]]''.<ref name= "Tolkien Games"/>
 
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The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I was the first video game with covers [[The Lord of the Rings]] from [[Electronic Arts]]. It was the prequel of [[The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers]]. It has cutscenes from [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]].
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== Gameplay ==
 
== Gameplay ==
  
The player starts with [[Frodo Baggings]] and can get the rest of the other [[Fellowship of the Ring]], except [[Boromir]]. You can recruit these while following the main story. You can also play many side quests.  
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The player starts as [[Frodo Baggins]] and can obtain the rest of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] (except [[Boromir]])as they progress through the main story. You can also play many side quests.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
The player can swap whoever leads the Fellowship, equip other party members with a range of weapons and armour, distribute skills among the group, cast spells, and perform various skill-based actions. The world is quite large and a player can return to older parts of the world. The player can then discover new places, characters, quests and objects in the older parts. This makes a dynamic game. There is also a day/night system, in the night there is more change to encounter a [[Nazgûl]] and are some enemies stronger than at the day.
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The player can switch between characters to decide who leads the Fellowship, equip other party members with a range of weapons and armour, distribute skills among the group, cast spells, and perform various skill-based actions. The game-world is large and a player can return to previous parts of the world and then discover new places, characters, quests and objects in the older parts. There is also a day/night system, in the night there is a greater chance of an encounter with a [[Nazgûl]] whilst some enemies are stronger than during the day.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
  
 
== Playable Characters ==
 
== Playable Characters ==
  
* [[Frodo Baggings]]
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* [[Frodo Baggins]]
 
* [[Samwise Gamgee]]
 
* [[Samwise Gamgee]]
 
* [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]
 
* [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]
 
* [[Peregrin Took]]
 
* [[Peregrin Took]]
* [[Aragorn II]]
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* [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]]
* [[Gandalf the Grey]]
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* [[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]]
 
* [[Legolas]]
 
* [[Legolas]]
 
* [[Gimli]]
 
* [[Gimli]]
  
== Sysnopsis ==
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== Synopsis ==
  
The game starts with some cut scenes from [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]. The player begins as [[Frodo Baggings]] in [[Hobbiton]]. The player must first travel to [[Buckland]]. Then you must cross the [[Old Forest]] and the [[Barrow Downs]]. In the Barrow Downs the player must escape the [[Barrow-Wights]] with the help of [[Tom Bombadil]]. In [[Rivendell]] you must collect the pieces of [[Andúril]], with can be found in the lands around Rivendell.
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[[Image:Lotr1 2-1-.gif|thumb|225px]] The game opens with some cut scenes from [[Ralph Bakshi]]'s ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|The Lord of the Rings]]''. The player starts as [[Frodo Baggins]] in [[Hobbiton]] and must first travel to [[Buckland]] before crossing the [[Old Forest]] and the [[Barrow-downs]]. In the Barrow-downs the player must escape the [[Barrow-wights]] with the help of [[Tom Bombadil]] whilst at [[Rivendell]] you must collect the pieces of [[Andúril]], which can be found in the surrounding lands.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
  
After the player escaped the darkniss of [[Moria]] you must search the gifts from [[Galadriel]]. When Frodo Baggings is captured in [[Dol Guldur]]. The remaining members of the Fellowship must then free Frodo with help from [[Radagast the Brown]] and the [[Elves]] of [[Lórien]] before the [[Witch-King]] arrives and brings the [[Ring-bearer]] to [[Mordor]] and the fate of [[Middle-earth]] is lost.
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After the player escapes the darkness of [[Moria]] they must search the gifts from [[Galadriel]]. When Frodo Baggins is captured in [[Dol Guldur]] the remaining members of the Fellowship must then free Frodo with help from [[Radagast|Radagast the Brown]] and the [[Elves]] of [[Lórien]] before the [[Witch-king]] arrives and brings the [[Ring-bearer]] to [[Mordor]] and the fate of [[Middle-earth]] is lost.<ref name="Tolkien Games"/>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
* [[:Images from The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC)|Image galery]]
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* [[:Category:Images from The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC)|Image gallery]]
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* ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings]]'' for the [[wikipedia:Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
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* ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers|J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II]]'', its sequel
  
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The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I
Video game
DeveloperInterplay Productions (MS-DOS), Chaos Studios (Amiga)
PublisherElectronic Arts (UK), Interplay Productions (rest of the world)
PlatformAmiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS
Release date1990
GenreAdventure, RPG
The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is a video game developed by Interplay Productions, written by Scott Bennie and Mark Whittlesey and with music by Charles Deenen.[1][2][3][4] It uses material from Ralph Bakshi's 1978 movie for cut-scenes and was later followed up with the sequel The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers.[1]

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Gameplay

The player starts as Frodo Baggins and can obtain the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring (except Boromir)as they progress through the main story. You can also play many side quests.[1]

The player can switch between characters to decide who leads the Fellowship, equip other party members with a range of weapons and armour, distribute skills among the group, cast spells, and perform various skill-based actions. The game-world is large and a player can return to previous parts of the world and then discover new places, characters, quests and objects in the older parts. There is also a day/night system, in the night there is a greater chance of an encounter with a Nazgûl whilst some enemies are stronger than during the day.[1]

Playable Characters

Synopsis

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The game opens with some cut scenes from Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. The player starts as Frodo Baggins in Hobbiton and must first travel to Buckland before crossing the Old Forest and the Barrow-downs. In the Barrow-downs the player must escape the Barrow-wights with the help of Tom Bombadil whilst at Rivendell you must collect the pieces of Andúril, which can be found in the surrounding lands.[1]

After the player escapes the darkness of Moria they must search the gifts from Galadriel. When Frodo Baggins is captured in Dol Guldur the remaining members of the Fellowship must then free Frodo with help from Radagast the Brown and the Elves of Lórien before the Witch-king arrives and brings the Ring-bearer to Mordor and the fate of Middle-earth is lost.[1]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I at Tolkien Games (retrieved 1 January 2011)
  2. Meristation, El Anillo interactivo p. 7 (retrieved 1 January 2011)
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I at Giantbomb (retrieved 1 January 2011)
  4. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I at Moby Games (retrieved 1 January 2011)