Hitchhiker's Illustrated Guide to the Galaxy
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic Infocom text adventure created by the late Douglas Adams, the BBC has put together this wonderful Flash re-creation of the game complete with illustrations and a graphical interface! Yes, it is still the same great text adventure, but now there are pictures to help you envision the wacky way-out worlds of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and get you across the galaxy safely—just don't expect them to reflect all of the events described. The interface even shows inventory items you pick up along the way, further enhancing the experience. This is 1984 interactive fiction at its finest, as well as its more insane moments, too.
If you are interested in learning more about Douglas Adams and the history behind ‘the Guide', the BBC website is the place to go.
Update: Like most games on the BBC website, this one has also fallen into the void of disrepair and neglect and does not function properly anymore. I wish the BBC would take better care of the awesome games they have given us over the years. Previously tagged as: bbc, browser, flash, free, game, ifiction, infocom, linux, mac, narrative, puzzle, rating-g, remake, text, unique, windows