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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Adventure Game, based on the movie of the same name, pays homage to the classic "point and click" graphic adventures of the 1980s. In the movie, Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. In the mobile game, players take control of protagonist Arthur Dent as he first attempts to stop his house from being demolished and ultimately discovers the answer to everything. While traveling from one exotic locale to another, Arthur must find and use objects while interacting with different characters to solve puzzles and advance. Players can use the "Guide" to access important or trivial information on topics like Vogon Poetry or the Babel Fish. The game utilizes a point scoring system, and the player is encouraged to investigate and explore all possibilities to achieve the highest score, which maximizes playability.
Game Feature Highlights:
- 12 environments
- Nearly 30 screens to explore within game
- Puzzle solving in order to get through each environment
- Guide to help players access important information which is available within game and helps garner higher scores
- Intuitive character controls to MOVE, TAKE, USE, OPEN, TALK and more within game
- Time-based puzzles
- Replayable navigation computer mini-game.
- Includes a dynamic hint system that players can use to purchase hints with points they've accumulated.
The player maneuvers around the screen and looks for objects and items to manipulate or obtain. Objects that are picked up will reside in the player's inventory until they are used or thrown away. Actions including TAKE, USE, OPEN, TALK TO, HIT, or COMBINE can be performed on objects in the player's inventory, objects onscreen or characters onscreen including Arthur himself. A player must usually solve a certain puzzle in one area before proceeding, but sometimes the game requires revisiting previous scenes. If a wrong action is performed or, in certain situations if an action isn't performed in time, the game ends and the player must restart from the most recent checkpoint. There are usually checkpoints after each scene. The game takes Arthur to 12 different environments with nearly 30 screens to explore.
- Arthur's Room
- Arthur's Yard
- The Pub
- The Islington Apartment
- Vogon Ship's Hold
- Vogon Ship's Bridge
- In Space
- Heart of Gold
- Viltvodle 6
- Heart of Gold Part 2
- Vogsphere Administration Office
- Heart of Gold Part 3
- Heart of Gold Part 4
- Earth 2
- Deep Thought
- Earth 2 - Arthur's Living Room
- Arthur's Yard Part 2
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