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J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan

The name Riders of Rohan refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Riders of Rohan (disambiguation).
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Riders of Rohan
Video game
DeveloperBeam Software and Papyrus Design Group
PublisherKonami and Mirrorsoft
Release date1990
GenreStrategy game with action elements

J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan is an out of print video game, which was commercially distributed and licensed by the Tolkien Estate.[1] The game was written and designed by Hank Howie, Phil Redmond, et al.[1][2] The story centered around the war between the Rohirrim and Saruman. In addition to controlling the movement of the good forces, the player was able to, among other things, shoot orcs with bow and fight enemy leaders with sword.[3] The main characters are Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Gandalf.[4]


[edit] Units

[edit] Rohan

  • Rohirrim
  • Rohirrim Archers
  • Rohirrim Light Cavalary
  • Rohirrim Heavy Cavalry
  • Rohirrim Horse Archers
  • Ents

[edit] Isengard

[edit] Heroes

[edit] Rohan

[edit] Isengard

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tolkien computer games pages, as of June 28, 2010
  2. Meristation, El Anillo interactivo p. 7 (retrieved 4 January 2011)
  3. Riders of Rohan at Tolkien Games (retrieved 4 January 2011)
  4. Giant Bomb about Riders of Rohan.
Licensed video games set in Middle-earth
 Melbourne House: The Hobbit (1982) · Lord of the Rings: Game One (1985) · Shadows of Mordor (1988) · War in Middle Earth (1988) · Crack of Doom Software Adventure (1989) · Riders of Rohan (1990)
 Interplay Productions: The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC) (1990) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers (1993) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES) (1994)
 Vivendi Universal: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) · The Hobbit (2003) · War of the Ring (2003)
 Electronic Arts: The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003) · The Third Age (2004) · The Battle for Middle-earth (2004) · Tactics (2005) · The Battle for Middle-earth II (2006) (The Rise of the Witch-king (2006)) · Conquest (2009)
 Turbine: The Lord of the Rings Online (2007-) (Mines of Moria (2008) · Siege of Mirkwood (2009) · Rise of Isengard (2011) · Riders of Rohan (2012) · Helm's Deep (2013))
 Warner Bros: Aragorn's Quest (2010) · War in the North (2011) · Guardians of Middle-earth (2012) · Shadow of Mordor (2014)
 Glu Games: Middle-Earth Defense (2010)
 Traveler's Tales: Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (2012) · Lego The Hobbit (2014)