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Bored of the Rings

[Cassette inlay]
Full titleBored of the Rings
Year of release1985
PublisherDelta 4 Software (UK)
Re-released byCRL Group PLC (UK)
G.I. Games (UK)
Silversoft Ltd (UK)
Zenobi Software (UK)
Author(s)Fergus McNeill
Inspired byJ.R.R. Tolkien (UK) (book: Lord of the Rings)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeAdventure: Text
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£5.95 (£8.95 for microdrive version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
AuthoringAuthored with Quill Adventure System, The
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Hairy Toes (Zenobi Software)
Appeared on side A of covertape YS issue 84: Magnificent Seven (Your Sinclair)
Appeared on side A of covertape YS issue 85: Christmas Collection 2 (Your Sinclair)
Appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 86: Beaut Box 1 (Your Sinclair)
Features Illustrated Adventure
Features Parody
Also listed on Freebase
RemarksCame with Sceptical as bonus on the B-side.
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover game
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Bored of the Rings
2. Boggit, The
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 8.33 (26 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRingsV1.tzx.zip74,842(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRingsV2.tzx.zip76,355(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRingsV3.tzx.zip61,659(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRings.tap.zip75,749((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRings(CRLGroupPLC).tzx.zip95,606(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRings(G.I.Games).tzx.zip75,093(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRings(SilversoftLtd).tzx.zip95,609(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release97818508203381985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoredOfTheRings(ZenobiSoftware).tzx.zip75,411(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1985
BoredOfTheRings(ZenobiSoftware).dsk.zip79,101(+3 disk image)Re-release1992
BoredOfTheRings(ZenobiSoftware).mgt.zip77,481(+D disk image)Re-release1995

Additional material
BoredOfTheRings.gif3,652(Loading screen)
BoredOfTheRings.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BoredOfTheRings.gif3,927(In-game screen)
BoredOfTheRings.jpg164,640(Scanned English instructions)
BoredOfTheRings.txt1,839(English instructions)
BoredOfTheRings(SilversoftLtd).txt1,143(English instructions)
BoredOfTheRings.jpg245,323(Game map)
BoredOfTheRings_2.jpg179,060(Game map)
BoredOfTheRings.jpg127,727(Cassette inlay)
BoredOfTheRings_2.jpg37,932(Cassette inlay)
BoredOfTheRings(G.I.Games).jpg39,950(Re-release cassette inlay)
BoredOfTheRings(SilversoftLtd).jpg195,446(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly5.85page 114(Review) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly6.85page 140(Letter) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly6.85page 135(News/Note) [full page]
Crash7.85page 99(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User7.85page 96(Review) [full page]
Your Computer7.85page 35(News/Note) [full page]
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