Play 1984's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text game for free online

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This warning says it all: "The game will kill you frequently. It's a bit mean like that."

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Thirty years ago, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams and Infocom's Steve Meretzky designed an interactive fiction version of the classic work of scifi humor. The game was a huge hit; according to the BBC, it sold 350,000 copies, making it a big seller for 1984.

The BBC updated the game with graphics in 2004, and now has polished up the game once more for a 30th anniversary edition. It retains the wit and gameplay of the original, along with all the devious puzzles and the wicked ways to die. Clear your schedule and prepare for a bit of frustration.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition [BBC via Nerdcore]

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Guywhothinksstuff
Guywhothinksstuff

Good luck, everyone. I eventually tried following a walkthrough and I still gave up on my fourth attempt.