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There are two video games based on ''Literature/TheHobbit'':

* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit1982'', an InteractiveFiction game published by Melbourne House
* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit2003'', an ActionAdventure game published by Vivendi Universal

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There are two video games based on ''Literature/TheHobbit'':

* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit1982'', an InteractiveFiction game published by Melbourne House
* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit2003'', an ActionAdventure game published by Vivendi Universal

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* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit2003'', an ActionAdventure game published by Vivendi Universal

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* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit2003'', an ActionAdventure game published by Vivendi UniversalUniversal

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-> ''"Congratulations! You are about to play the most sophisticated game program yet devised for any microcomputer."''
-->-- '''instruction manual''', ''The Hobbit'' for Commodore 64

The 1982 adaption of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' into the InteractiveFiction format, written by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler of Beam Software, and published by Melbourne House for the ZXSpectrum, and later ported to the {{Commodore 64}} (1983), IBMPersonalComputer (1983), and a few other home computers.

The game draws primitive illustrations of some areas. The graphics are just a few lines and bucket fills, but this stood out in an era when most computer games were only text. Some ports have no graphics.

This game has an actual ''good'' parser, totally averting YouCantGetYeFlask. It accepts commands like 'say to Bard "shoot arrow"'. [[http://winterdrake.com/the-hobbit-zx-spectrum-1982/ The blogger Dehumanizer reported]] that 'take the short sword then viciously attack the troll with it' is a valid command.

''The Hobbit'' can also refer to a 2003 video game by Vivendi Universal; its tropes are at the bottom of this page.
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!!The 1982 game provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptedOut: You travel with two [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]], Gandalf and Thorin. The game doesn't mention the other dwarves.
* DeathByAdaptation: 'Kill Gollum with sword'. Okay, Gollum's dead! You just derailed the plot of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Gollum survived the source novel of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', and took an important role in the sequel.
* DropInNemesis: Both orcs and elves (as well as Gollum and a mysterious tree-dwelling monster) made appearances. Whether you could escape before they attacked seemed to be random (except the monster, which could be eluded only by a specific set of commands). The wood elf, although he only captured Bilbo rather than killing him, also tended to capture orcs and vicious wargs, or even the Balrog, and send them to the same prison cell.
* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf does unless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.
* HarmlessVillain; The vicious warg is supposed to be a fearsome foe, but most of the time, by the time Bilbo reached him he had already been killed by another NPC. This became a RunningGag in many magazines.
* ICantReachIt: Justified. Bilbo must frequently ask for help from Gandalf or Thorin the dwarf[[note]]Dwarves are taller than hobbits.[[/note]], because he's a hobbit and therefore too short to climb out windows and the like.
* [[InterfaceScrew Interfashe Shcrew]]: If you drank the wine in the barrel in the elven dungeons, for the next thirty turns or so every "s" in the text would be replaced with "sh", as in "You can shee shome shand".
* NintendoHard: The InteractiveFiction game is infamously difficult to complete.
* PlotCoupon: The "valuable treasure" is the coupon that wins the game. Bring it back to Bilbo's hobbit-hole, where you started the game, and put it in the "wooden chest". So, the whole game was a FetchQuest.
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!!The 2003 game provides examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazg˚l. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.
* AdaptationExpansion: All add subplots involving puzzles or combat. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes, making it hard to tell what's going on. For one, the Great Goblin is never seen or mentioned.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two goblins are named Ugslap and Krugbit. There is also Bolg
* BadassBoast: In one of the trailers:
--> '''Smaug:''' Thief! You may walk unseen, but I will show you who is the true king under ''this'' mountain!
* BadassInDistress: Balfor and Beorn are both held captive by goblins at two different points in the game and need Bilbo to rescue them.
* BattleCry: [[{{Narm}} "Fight, Goblins! Fight!"]]
* BigBadassWolf: There are several different kinds as enemies - regular wolves, blue wolves that shoot lighting, and the Wargs at the Battle of Five Armies. Bolg rides a giant one.
* BossInMooksClothing: Ugslap is a downplayed version of this trope - he is more agile and has more HP.
* CanonForeigner: This game adds several characters, such as Lianna, an Silvan Elf of Mirkwood; Balfor, a Dwarf of the Iron Hills; and Corwin, a Man of Lake-town.
* CutsceneIncompetence: Bilbo is caught very easily by the stronger enemies, even when he has the ring.
** In one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow and is threatening to kill him with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has easily killed much more powerful goblins.
** After freeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Bilbo has his moments.
--> '''Lake-town Woman:''' You certainly are a curious-looking creature.
--> '''Bilbo:''' Well, I could say the same of you.

--> '''Bofur:''' This wood is too wet to catch fire!
--> '''Bilbo:''' Perhaps you need ''dry'' firewood.
** Ugslap, the goblin guard:
--> '''Bilbo:''' Could you open this gate for me, sir? Please?
--> '''Ugslap:''' Who are you? A little rabbit got away from the cooks?
* FakeActionPrologue: The game starts out with Bilbo dreaming about the Battle of the Five Armies, which has yet to occur. During this dream you are invincible, and the controls are explained. Bilbo wakes up upon being surrounded by orcs in a moment of CutsceneIncompetence and the storyline proceeds for real.
* FollowTheLeader: The graphics and gameplay are ''very'' similar to ''TheLegendOfZelda''.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's well established by others that it is dangerous for Bilbo to encounter goblins, yet he can kill them effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them.
* GiantSpider: There are many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous makes them literal DemonicSpiders.
* GreenHillZone: The Shire, naturally. One of the two levels with no combat, and the only one with no enemies.
* HelpfulMook: The final level has a rather intimidating looking orc hidden behind a wall. If you walk up to him, he will tell you that he is tired of the fighting, and won't hurt you (you can't hurt him either). He also has a handy supply of healing mushrooms scattered all around him. Another one makes hardly any attempt to kill you, though you can kill him, and just yells threats.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue, silver, or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.
* MultiPlatform: For Game Boy Advance, [=GameCube=], and some other systems.
* MythologyGag: Many.
** Glóin tells Bilbo, "You have courage, little hobbit. You remind me of my boy, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli.]]"
** Several lesser-known hobbits are shown or mentioned. Bilbo has pictures of his relatives on his wall and calls them by name. Others include Holman Greenhand, Sandyman, Hamfast Gamgee [[ChildhoodFriendRomance and]] Bell Goodchild.
** Many of the puzzles and traps are explained by being placed there by the Witch-King's people.
** The Necromancer is mentioned a few times. In Thranduil's halls, an elf mentions that the White Council has taken up the fight with him.
** Balfor insults a goblin, calling him a "filthy spawn of an elf". This alludes to a theory about the origin of orcs.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar".
* PaletteSwap: Bifur and Bofur; Dwalin and Balin; Óin and Glóin. They look the same except for hood and beard colours.
* SceneryPorn: Lampshaded as Bilbo gets a sweeping view of Erebor.
--> '''Bilbo:''' My, what a sight.
* StealthBasedMission: There are many of these, where you need to sneak past enemies such as trolls, goblin guards, Smaug, and when you [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking steal eggs from a henhouse]]. If failed, you're sent back to the last save. When Bilbo finds the Ring they obviously become easier.
** In one mission, Bilbo steals berries from Hobart's berry patch. If Hobart catches him, he will [[MotorMouth drone on and on about annoying things]] and you have to start over.
* SuperDrowningSkills: If Bilbo is in water and his feet aren't touching the ground he will die instantly. Justified as Tolkien wrote that most Hobbits never swim. As obstacles, there are [[FakeDifficulty entire levels based on waterfalls, rivers, cataracts, whirpools, and the like.]]
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-> ''"Congratulations! You There are about to play the most sophisticated game program yet devised for any microcomputer."''
-->-- '''instruction manual''', ''The Hobbit'' for Commodore 64

The 1982 adaption of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' into the InteractiveFiction format, written by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler of Beam Software, and published by Melbourne House for the ZXSpectrum, and later ported to the {{Commodore 64}} (1983), IBMPersonalComputer (1983), and a few other home computers.

The game draws primitive illustrations of some areas. The graphics are just a few lines and bucket fills, but this stood out in an era when most computer
two video games were only text. Some ports have no graphics.

This game has
based on ''Literature/TheHobbit'':

* ''VideoGame/TheHobbit1982'',
an actual ''good'' parser, totally averting YouCantGetYeFlask. It accepts commands like 'say to Bard "shoot arrow"'. [[http://winterdrake.com/the-hobbit-zx-spectrum-1982/ The blogger Dehumanizer reported]] that 'take the short sword then viciously attack the troll with it' is a valid command.

''The Hobbit'' can also refer to a 2003 video game by Vivendi Universal; its tropes are at the bottom of this page.
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!!The 1982 game provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptedOut: You travel with two [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]], Gandalf and Thorin. The game doesn't mention the other dwarves.
* DeathByAdaptation: 'Kill Gollum with sword'. Okay, Gollum's dead! You just derailed the plot of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Gollum survived the source novel of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', and took an important role in the sequel.
* DropInNemesis: Both orcs and elves (as well as Gollum and a mysterious tree-dwelling monster) made appearances. Whether you could escape before they attacked seemed to be random (except the monster, which could be eluded only by a specific set of commands). The wood elf, although he only captured Bilbo rather than killing him, also tended to capture orcs and vicious wargs, or even the Balrog, and send them to the same prison cell.
* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf does unless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.
* HarmlessVillain; The vicious warg is supposed to be a fearsome foe, but most of the time, by the time Bilbo reached him he had already been killed by another NPC. This became a RunningGag in many magazines.
* ICantReachIt: Justified. Bilbo must frequently ask for help from Gandalf or Thorin the dwarf[[note]]Dwarves are taller than hobbits.[[/note]], because he's a hobbit and therefore too short to climb out windows and the like.
* [[InterfaceScrew Interfashe Shcrew]]: If you drank the wine in the barrel in the elven dungeons, for the next thirty turns or so every "s" in the text would be replaced with "sh", as in "You can shee shome shand".
* NintendoHard: The
InteractiveFiction game is infamously difficult to complete.
published by Melbourne House
* PlotCoupon: The "valuable treasure" is the coupon that wins the game. Bring it back to Bilbo's hobbit-hole, where you started the game, and put it in the "wooden chest". So, the whole ''VideoGame/TheHobbit2003'', an ActionAdventure game was a FetchQuest.
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!!The 2003 game provides examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazg˚l. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.
* AdaptationExpansion: All add subplots involving puzzles or combat. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture
published by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes, making it hard to tell what's going on. For one, the Great Goblin is never seen or mentioned.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two goblins are named Ugslap and Krugbit. There is also Bolg
* BadassBoast: In one of the trailers:
--> '''Smaug:''' Thief! You may walk unseen, but I will show you who is the true king under ''this'' mountain!
* BadassInDistress: Balfor and Beorn are both held captive by goblins at two different points in the game and need Bilbo to rescue them.
* BattleCry: [[{{Narm}} "Fight, Goblins! Fight!"]]
* BigBadassWolf: There are several different kinds as enemies - regular wolves, blue wolves that shoot lighting, and the Wargs at the Battle of Five Armies. Bolg rides a giant one.
* BossInMooksClothing: Ugslap is a downplayed version of this trope - he is more agile and has more HP.
* CanonForeigner: This game adds several characters, such as Lianna, an Silvan Elf of Mirkwood; Balfor, a Dwarf of the Iron Hills; and Corwin, a Man of Lake-town.
* CutsceneIncompetence: Bilbo is caught very easily by the stronger enemies, even when he has the ring.
** In one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow and is threatening to kill him with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has easily killed much more powerful goblins.
** After freeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Bilbo has his moments.
--> '''Lake-town Woman:''' You certainly are a curious-looking creature.
--> '''Bilbo:''' Well, I could say the same of you.

--> '''Bofur:''' This wood is too wet to catch fire!
--> '''Bilbo:''' Perhaps you need ''dry'' firewood.
** Ugslap, the goblin guard:
--> '''Bilbo:''' Could you open this gate for me, sir? Please?
--> '''Ugslap:''' Who are you? A little rabbit got away from the cooks?
* FakeActionPrologue: The game starts out with Bilbo dreaming about the Battle of the Five Armies, which has yet to occur. During this dream you are invincible, and the controls are explained. Bilbo wakes up upon being surrounded by orcs in a moment of CutsceneIncompetence and the storyline proceeds for real.
* FollowTheLeader: The graphics and gameplay are ''very'' similar to ''TheLegendOfZelda''.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's well established by others that it is dangerous for Bilbo to encounter goblins, yet he can kill them effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them.
* GiantSpider: There are many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous makes them literal DemonicSpiders.
* GreenHillZone: The Shire, naturally. One of the two levels with no combat, and the only one with no enemies.
* HelpfulMook: The final level has a rather intimidating looking orc hidden behind a wall. If you walk up to him, he will tell you that he is tired of the fighting, and won't hurt you (you can't hurt him either). He also has a handy supply of healing mushrooms scattered all around him. Another one makes hardly any attempt to kill you, though you can kill him, and just yells threats.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue, silver, or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.
* MultiPlatform: For Game Boy Advance, [=GameCube=], and some other systems.
* MythologyGag: Many.
** Glóin tells Bilbo, "You have courage, little hobbit. You remind me of my boy, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli.]]"
** Several lesser-known hobbits are shown or mentioned. Bilbo has pictures of his relatives on his wall and calls them by name. Others include Holman Greenhand, Sandyman, Hamfast Gamgee [[ChildhoodFriendRomance and]] Bell Goodchild.
** Many of the puzzles and traps are explained by being placed there by the Witch-King's people.
** The Necromancer is mentioned a few times. In Thranduil's halls, an elf mentions that the White Council has taken up the fight with him.
** Balfor insults a goblin, calling him a "filthy spawn of an elf". This alludes to a theory about the origin of orcs.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar".
* PaletteSwap: Bifur and Bofur; Dwalin and Balin; Óin and Glóin. They look the same except for hood and beard colours.
* SceneryPorn: Lampshaded as Bilbo gets a sweeping view of Erebor.
--> '''Bilbo:''' My, what a sight.
* StealthBasedMission: There are many of these, where you need to sneak past enemies such as trolls, goblin guards, Smaug, and when you [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking steal eggs from a henhouse]]. If failed, you're sent back to the last save. When Bilbo finds the Ring they obviously become easier.
** In one mission, Bilbo steals berries from Hobart's berry patch. If Hobart catches him, he will [[MotorMouth drone on and on about annoying things]] and you have to start over.
* SuperDrowningSkills: If Bilbo is in water and his feet aren't touching the ground he will die instantly. Justified as Tolkien wrote that most Hobbits never swim. As obstacles, there are [[FakeDifficulty entire levels based on waterfalls, rivers, cataracts, whirpools, and the like.]]
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* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf doesóunless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.

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* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf doesóunless does unless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.
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* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf does—unless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.

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* EscortMission: As Bilbo, you must ensure Thorin's survival (and for maximum points, Gandalf's). Unlike most other Escort Missions, this one is not much of a hassle. Both characters are stronger and more capable than Bilbo, though frequently weaker than some of the more dangerous monsters. Fortunately, Thorin (who's critical to opening the side door to Smaug's lair) is programmed not to wander off the way Gandalf does—unless doesóunless Bilbo is wearing the Ring, and thus invisible. Both characters are also prone to tell Bilbo "No" when asked to do important things like protect him from Orcs or help him out of a window he's too short to reach. Fortunately they don't attack powerful enemies much, but are often captured by both Orcs and elves and thus out of reach when needed.



* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl.Nazg˚l. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two goblins are named Ugslap and Krugbit.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes.
cutscenes, making it hard to tell what's going on. For one, the Great Goblin is never seen or mentioned.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two goblins are named Ugslap and Krugbit. There is also Bolg
* BadassBoast: In one of the trailers:
--> '''Smaug:''' Thief! You may walk unseen, but I will show you who is the true king under ''this'' mountain!
* BadassInDistress: Balfor and Beorn are both held captive by goblins at two different points in the game and need Bilbo to rescue them.



* BigBadassWolf: There are several different kinds as enemies - regular wolves, blue wolves that shoot lighting, and the Wargs at the Battle of Five Armies. Bolg rides a giant one.
* BossInMooksClothing: Ugslap is a downplayed version of this trope - he is more agile and has more HP.



** After feeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.

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** After feeing freeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.exit.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Bilbo has his moments.
--> '''Lake-town Woman:''' You certainly are a curious-looking creature.
--> '''Bilbo:''' Well, I could say the same of you.

--> '''Bofur:''' This wood is too wet to catch fire!
--> '''Bilbo:''' Perhaps you need ''dry'' firewood.
** Ugslap, the goblin guard:
--> '''Bilbo:''' Could you open this gate for me, sir? Please?
--> '''Ugslap:''' Who are you? A little rabbit got away from the cooks?



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's well established by others that it is dangerous for Bilbo to encounter goblins, yet he can kill them effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them.



* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue silver, or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.

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* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue blue, silver, or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.


Added DiffLines:

** Balfor insults a goblin, calling him a "filthy spawn of an elf". This alludes to a theory about the origin of orcs.


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* PaletteSwap: Bifur and Bofur; Dwalin and Balin; Óin and Glóin. They look the same except for hood and beard colours.
* SceneryPorn: Lampshaded as Bilbo gets a sweeping view of Erebor.
--> '''Bilbo:''' My, what a sight.
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* AdaptationalBadass: While in the book Bilbo only fought the spiders, here takes on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying, He is much more agile since this is a platform game.
* AdaptationExpansion: All levels have this, add subplots involving puzzles or combat. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.

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* AdaptationalBadass: While in the book Bilbo not only fought fights the giant spiders, here takes but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying, He is much more agile since this is a platform game.
flying.
* AdaptationExpansion: All levels have this, add subplots involving puzzles or combat. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.



* CanonForeigner: This game adds three recurring characters, such as Lianna, an Silvan Elf of Mirkwood, Balfor, a Dwarf of the Iron Hills, and Corwin, a Man of Lake-town.

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* CanonForeigner: This game adds three recurring several characters, such as Lianna, an Silvan Elf of Mirkwood, Mirkwood; Balfor, a Dwarf of the Iron Hills, Hills; and Corwin, a Man of Lake-town.



* FollowTheLeader: The graphics and gameplay are ''very'' similar to ''TheLegendOfZelda.
* GiantSpider: Many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous leads them straight into DemonicSpider territory.
* GreenHillZone: The Shire, naturally. One of the two levels with no combat.

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* FollowTheLeader: The graphics and gameplay are ''very'' similar to ''TheLegendOfZelda.
''TheLegendOfZelda''.
* GiantSpider: Many There are many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous leads makes them straight into DemonicSpider territory.
literal DemonicSpiders.
* GreenHillZone: The Shire, naturally. One of the two levels with no combat.combat, and the only one with no enemies.
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* HarmlessVillain; The vicious warg is supposed to be a fearsome foe, but most of the time, by the time Bilbo reached him he had already been killed by another NPC. This became a RunningGag in many magazines.



* InterfaceScrew: If you drank the wine in the barrel in the elven dungeons, for the next thirty turns or so every "s" in the text would be replaced with "sh", as in "You can shee shome shand".

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* InterfaceScrew: [[InterfaceScrew Interfashe Shcrew]]: If you drank the wine in the barrel in the elven dungeons, for the next thirty turns or so every "s" in the text would be replaced with "sh", as in "You can shee shome shand".
14th Jun '13 4:32:05 PM grapesandmilk
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** In one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow and is threatening to kill him with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has easily killed much more powerful goblins.
** After feeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.

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** In **In one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow and is threatening to kill him with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has easily killed much more powerful goblins.
** After **After feeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.



** In one mission, Bilbo steals berries from Hobart's berry patch. If Hobart catches him, he will [[MotorMouth drone on and on about annoying things]] and you have to start over.

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** In **In one mission, Bilbo steals berries from Hobart's berry patch. If Hobart catches him, he will [[MotorMouth drone on and on about annoying things]] and you have to start over.
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* AdaptationalBadass: Justified since this is a platform game. Bilbo takes on bosses even before he meets the spiders, such as a giant armadillo/fox like animal and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him.
* AdaptationExpansion: All levels have this, adding puzzles and combat for a video game adaptation. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two in Goblin-town named Ugslap and Krugbit.
* BigBadassWolf: Several wolves appear as fightable enemies, including regular-looking wolves, blue wolves that perform magic spells, and the Wargs in league with the goblins.
* BlockPuzzle
* CanonForeigner: The supporting characters of a Dwarf, an Elf, and a Man named Balfor, Lianna, and Corwin. The latter two reappear in the Battle of Five Armies.
* CutsceneIncompetence: In one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow, threatening Bilbo to run him through with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has fought much stronger goblins.

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\n* AdaptationalBadass: Justified since this is a platform game. While in the book Bilbo only fought the spiders, here takes on bosses even before he meets the spiders, such as a giant armadillo/fox like animal armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him.
him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying, He is much more agile since this is a platform game.
* AdaptationExpansion: All levels have this, adding add subplots involving puzzles and combat for a video game adaptation.or combat. There is even an entire plot revolving around Bilbo freeing a dwarven prisoner in Goblin-town after he is separated from the dwarves and ''before'' meeting Gollum.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Two in Goblin-town goblins are named Ugslap and Krugbit.
* BigBadassWolf: Several wolves appear as fightable enemies, including regular-looking wolves, blue wolves that perform magic spells, and the Wargs in league with the goblins.
* BlockPuzzle
BattleCry: [[{{Narm}} "Fight, Goblins! Fight!"]]
* CanonForeigner: The supporting characters This game adds three recurring characters, such as Lianna, an Silvan Elf of a Dwarf, an Elf, and a Man named Mirkwood, Balfor, Lianna, a Dwarf of the Iron Hills, and Corwin. The latter two reappear in the Battle Corwin, a Man of Five Armies.
Lake-town.
* CutsceneIncompetence: In Bilbo is caught very easily by the stronger enemies, even when he has the ring.
**In
one cutscene, Bilbo encounters a goblin who has stolen the Black Arrow, Arrow and is threatening Bilbo to run kill him through with it. Bilbo makes no attempt to attack even though he has fought easily killed much stronger goblins.more powerful goblins.
**After feeing the dwarves from the spiders, Bilbo runs toward the exit to their cave when he encounters three giant spiders who seek revenge. He stops in his tracks, even though there is nothing blocking his path. Immediately afterwards an inescapable web appears in front of the exit.



* GiantSpider: Many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous leads them straight into DemonicSpider territory

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* FollowTheLeader: The graphics and gameplay are ''very'' similar to ''TheLegendOfZelda.
* GiantSpider: Many different kinds ranging from small to large sizes. The fact that some are venomous leads them straight into DemonicSpider territoryterritory.



* HelpfulMook: The final level has a rather intimidating looking orc hidden behind a wall. If you walk up to him, he will tell you that he is tired of the fighting, and won't hurt you (you can't hurt him either). He also has a handy supply of healing mushrooms scattered all around him.

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* HelpfulMook: The final level has a rather intimidating looking orc hidden behind a wall. If you walk up to him, he will tell you that he is tired of the fighting, and won't hurt you (you can't hurt him either). He also has a handy supply of healing mushrooms scattered all around him. Another one makes hardly any attempt to kill you, though you can kill him, and just yells threats.



* LargeHam: Krugbit. ''"ANOTHER SACRIFICE TO THE GOBLIN KING!"''



** Glóin tells Bilbo that he shows great courage, which reminds him of his son, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli.]]
** Several references to less famous hobbits: Bilbo has pictures of his relatives on his wall and calls them by name. Samwise Gamgee's parents, Hamfast and Bell, are introduced as children playing hide and seek.
** The Necromancer and the Witch-King are referred to a few times.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar". Sandyman is also given the name Carl.
* OneHitKill: Most of the smaller enemies, as well as the [[WhackAMonster snakes]].
* TooDumbToLive: The armadillo-fox creatures, who will run right into a trap when Bilbo is on the other side.
* XMeetsY: Judging by the gameplay and graphics, the game could be described as ''Literature/TheHobbit'' meets ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]].''

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** Glóin tells Bilbo that he shows great Bilbo, "You have courage, which reminds him little hobbit. You remind me of his son, my boy, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli.]]
]]"
** Several references to less famous hobbits: lesser-known hobbits are shown or mentioned. Bilbo has pictures of his relatives on his wall and calls them by name. Samwise Gamgee's parents, Others include Holman Greenhand, Sandyman, Hamfast Gamgee [[ChildhoodFriendRomance and]] Bell Goodchild.
** Many of the puzzles
and Bell, traps are introduced as children playing hide and seek.
explained by being placed there by the Witch-King's people.
** The Necromancer and the Witch-King are referred to is mentioned a few times.
times. In Thranduil's halls, an elf mentions that the White Council has taken up the fight with him.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar". Sandyman is also given "Calamar".
* StealthBasedMission: There are many of these, where you need to sneak past enemies such as trolls, goblin guards, Smaug, and when you [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking steal eggs from a henhouse]]. If failed, you're sent back to
the name Carl.
* OneHitKill: Most of
last save. When Bilbo finds the smaller enemies, as well as the [[WhackAMonster snakes]].
* TooDumbToLive: The armadillo-fox creatures, who
Ring they obviously become easier.
**In one mission, Bilbo steals berries from Hobart's berry patch. If Hobart catches him, he
will run right into a trap when [[MotorMouth drone on and on about annoying things]] and you have to start over.
* SuperDrowningSkills: If
Bilbo is on in water and his feet aren't touching the other side.
* XMeetsY: Judging by
ground he will die instantly. Justified as Tolkien wrote that most Hobbits never swim. As obstacles, there are [[FakeDifficulty entire levels based on waterfalls, rivers, cataracts, whirpools, and the gameplay and graphics, the game could be described as ''Literature/TheHobbit'' meets ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]].''like.]]
13th Jun '13 1:59:56 PM StFan
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* NintendoHard: The InteractiveFiction game is infamously difficult to complete.


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