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* AdaptationDeviation: Reading the original book will help you get through the initial sequence on Earth. Once you're on the Vogon ship, the plot starts deviating to make Arthur the one who does almost everything, instead of being TheLoad.


You can play a 30th anniversary edition online on Creator/{{the BBC}}'s website [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here.]] ''The Digital Antiquarian'' has articles on [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/ making]] and [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/ playing]] the game.

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You can play a 30th anniversary edition online on Creator/{{the BBC}}'s website [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here.]] here]]. ''The Digital Antiquarian'' has articles on [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/ making]] and [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/ playing]] the game.


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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: After you get the tea substitute and put the dangly bit in it, you can get to the Dark and go to random scenarios, but each one can get you to play as Ford, Zaphod, and/or Trillian.


You can play a 30th anniversary edition online on Creator/TheBBC's website [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].

''The Digital Antiquarian'' has articles on [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/ making]] and [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/ playing]] the game.

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You can play a 30th anniversary edition online on Creator/TheBBC's Creator/{{the BBC}}'s website [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].

here.]] ''The Digital Antiquarian'' has articles on [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/ making]] and [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/ playing]] the game.



* BagOfHolding: [[spoiler:This is what the thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is actually is. One of the most useful things you can do with it is storing all of the tools.]]

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* BagOfHolding: [[spoiler:This This is what the [[spoiler:the thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is actually is. One of the most useful things you can do with it is storing all of the tools.]]

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''The Digital Antiquarian'' has articles on [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/ making]] and [[https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/ playing]] the game.

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-->At the controls, apparently expecting you and Ford, are a man with more than the usual number of heads (the name "Zaphod" is stitched on his shirt) and a dark-haired woman, holding a handbag. Both seem somehow familiar.


* AllThereInTheManual: Not really, but being familiar with the radio show/novels/TV/movie versions can help.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Not really, but being The game spends zero time reintroducing the cast of characters, assuming you're already familiar with them from other appendages of the radio show/novels/TV/movie versions can help.''Hitchihker's'' media empire.

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* {{Troll}}: The game was intended by Infocom to actively -- and subtly -- mock the gamer and drive them nuts. They succeeded.


--> You take a single solitary step onto its ancient surface... and almost immediately [[TakeOurWordForIt something so amazing happens]] that you'll have to buy the next game to learn all about it.

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--> -->Slowly, nervously, you step downwards, the cold thin air rasping in your lungs. You take a set one single solitary step onto its foot on the ancient surface... dust -- and almost immediately instantly [[TakeOurWordForIt something so amazing happens]] that the most incredible adventure starts]] which you'll have to buy the next game to learn all about it.find out about.


You can play a 30th anniversary edition online [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].

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You can play a 30th anniversary edition online on Creator/TheBBC's website [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].


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* OnePasswordAttemptEver: Entering the wrong password to open the case containing the atomic vector plotter on the Vogon ship will make the case ''explode'', killing you.


You can play it online [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].

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You can play it a 30th anniversary edition online [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition here]].


A 1984 [[InteractiveFiction text-based adventure game]] published by Creator/{{Infocom}} and yet another spinoff of that wholly remarkable franchise ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. The game was co-written by Creator/DouglasAdams and Creator/SteveMeretzky.

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A 1984 [[InteractiveFiction text-based adventure game]] published by Creator/{{Infocom}} and yet another spinoff adaptation of that wholly remarkable franchise ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. The game was co-written by Creator/DouglasAdams and Creator/SteveMeretzky.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet.[[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet.[[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] book.[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet. Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet. [[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)


* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: Giant parts of the game. You have a headache? Take an aspirin. After taking it out of your dressing gown pocket. After opening the pocket. After putting the dressing gown on.

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* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: Giant parts of the game. You have a headache? Take an aspirin. After taking it out of your dressing gown pocket. After opening the pocket. After putting the dressing gown on. After turning on the light. After getting up out of bed. Oh, and realizing that the [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness "buffered analgesic"]] ''is'' aspirin.


** "As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."

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** "As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."" [[spoiler:After you win the game, it mentions that there ''was'' a causal relationship, and apologizes for the mix-up.]]

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