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The Ring of Doom

Author: Sam Ruby
Year: 1986
Version: 1/28/94
System: Apple II
Type: Text adventure
Covers: Loosely based on Book Six of The Return of the King
Distribution: PD
Availability: Downloadable (see below)
Licensed: No

The Ring of Doom is an Eamon game (number 115 in the Eamon Adventurer's Guild's list). It involves you taking Frodo's place as the ring-bearer on a quest to take the ring to its destruction in Mount Doom. It is the third game in The Lord of the Rings series.

Personal evaluation: Far from the worst of Sam Ruby's games. Playable, almost.

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Here the player meets Sam in Shelob's lair. Only... if Frodo was never choosen to be the ringbearer, what is Sam doing there? And why was Frodo captured by the orcs of Cirith Ungol?

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