The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (cover) by Infocom
Published: 1984, Infocom
Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky.

Difficulty Level: Standard

Beyond question the most mind-bogglingly hilarious story Infocom has ever produced is the HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, written and designed by Douglas Adams, author of the phenomenally best-selling novel. As the story beings, 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!

Hitchhiker's was Infocom's 14th game (and the 4th science fiction game). It was written by Steve Meretzky (author of Planetfall and Sorcerer), and Douglas Adams.

You are an everyday person destined to save the Earth from the evil aliens who want to demolish our planet in order to construct a new space highway!

Everyone who played this surely remembers the trouble you encountered in order to put the #$@#ing Babel Fish in your ear!!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (game) by Infocom

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