Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: The Lord of the Rings Vol. 1 (SNES)

 While EA produced some sweet Lord of the Rings games based on the movies, there have been others based on the books. One of them was The Lord of the Rings Vol. 1 for the SNES back in 1994.
 The game is based on the book The Fellowship of the Ring. You start out as Frodo Baggins and gain characters like Gandalf, Sam, and Legolas in your party as the game continues. It was an action-rpg that played a little like Zelda. It all ends with a battle of the Fellowship vs Balrog making it not very true to the book.  
The game wasn't well received either with its awful graphics, boring fetch-quests, and dumb A.I. allies. The bad retro reviews I saw many years ago didn't exactly make me want to go find it. Despite it be a Vol 1, no sequel was made. You could say this was the one Lord of the Rings game to rule the trashcan. 

7 comments:

  1. this i like♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

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  2. OMG! SNES...taking it back old school. I love video games, by the way. Csll me corny, but my all time favorite will always be Zelda for N64. Loved it!!

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  3. Damn I never even knew this existed!

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  4. I still remember The Hobbit on the ZX Spectrum. 'Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold'.

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  5. i never knew this has a nitendo game

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