The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Don't Panic! Relax, because everything you need to know about playing The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is contained in the pages of this manual.
In this story, you will be Arthur Dent, a rather ordinary earth creature who
gets swept up in a whirlwind of interstellar adventures almost beyond
comprehension. As the story begins bulldozers are waiting to reduce your
house to rubble to make way for a motorway bypass. While you attempt to
deal with this problem, your rather strange friend Ford Prefect drops by to
tell you that the Earth is about to be demolished to make way for an
interstellar bypass! If you survive this double threat, you'll embark on a
series of inter-galactic misadventures even funnier than your worst
nightmares! A special note for people who have read the book "The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Although the opening of the game is
fairly similar to the book, the story quickly diverges, with lots of new
material and different twists. Although familiarity with the story may make
a few of the early puzzles easier, if you rely too heavily on this previous
knowledge you will certainly end up getting misled.
¹ Release found in the Apple version of The Lost Treasures of Infocom I.
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||Standard (3) ²
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² Release found in the Mac version of The Lost Treasures of Infocom I.
³ Release found in the PC version of The Lost Treasures of Infocom I.
Hitchhiker's Guide used the standard box format which
consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained
"How Many Times has This Happened to You?" - Hitchhiker's Guide sales
brochure, two "Orders for Destruction" (yellow and silver), black cardboard
sunglasses, a "Don't Panic!" button, some fluff (in a plastic bag), and a
"microscopic space fleet" (empty plastic bag).
The Science Fiction Classics collection consisted of The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy, Planetfall, and A Mind Forever Voyaging in a specially
designed trilogy slipcase.
Last revised: Mon Feb 23 21:48:58 EST 1998 / Peter Scheyen <firstname.lastname@example.org>