MovableBlog: HHGG Text Game

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April 24, 2002

DNA/HHGG Infocom Adventure text-based game

This game brings me back to the days when I had a Sanyo 555 (a picture sans monitor: the monitor we had had bright green text on a green background). I remember not doing very well back then (getting only to the point where I got the babel fish from the Vogon ship), and since I'm going on memory trying to get back to that point, now I can't remember how to get past the bulldozer. Yeah, I know. Oh well, I remember how the story goes, having read all 5 of the "trilogy", but translating that into text-based-computer-game action is another thing. Oh well, should get repeated visits by yours truly, if only for the nostalgia.

(I'm pretty sure I found this first at MetaFilter, which is still a really great site for links I'd never even dream of looking for.)

Posted by Richard at 2:04


I can't figure out how to get past the ship coming to destroy the earth. I either die, or end up in DARK, as the game says. Could somebody please help me?

when you end up in dark: you "wait" a few times, and then "smell" then "wait" then "smell". after a while write "examine shadow". Its ford. eat the peanuts, and take the water. Just remember, at the pub, if you drink more or less than 3 beers, you will die.

Hope that helped! If you need any more help, just ask!