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Based on the cult classic Douglas Adams novel of the same name, this sometimes aggravating text adventure puts players in the role of Arthur Dent — at least initially. In Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy players guide Arthur through a bizarre series of events until, with luck, he discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is not human, and that Earth is due to be demolished in favor of a new interstellar construction project.
Though the opening scenes of the game follow the same basic plot as the books, TV, and radio series that started it all, Adams, who wrote all of the game's descriptive text himself, wisely made the decision to stray from established "Hitchhiker's Guide" lore. This provides some challenge to fans of the books, and other versions of the story, who will already be accustomed to the bizarre logic that governs the "Hitchhiker's" universe. For those not already immersed in that mythos, however, the game is likely to be baffling beyond comprehension, as even some players with "Hitchhiker's" experience may give up in frustration while trying to solve some of the oddball puzzles. Later in the game (and you're only given a sudden change of setting as a clue this has happened) you switch characters and end up controlling Zaphod Beeblebrox and others.
An amusing addition to the legend, but as a game, it may be a little too clever for its own good. It may also go down in history as the only computer game ever to be accompanied in its package by a wad of cotton fluff. ~ Earl Green, All Game Guide