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Hollywood Hijinx

Company Infocom, Inc
Distributor Infocom, Inc
Production team Authors: Dave Anderson & Liz Cyr-Jones
Year 1986
Packaging Cardboard box with folding lid 19,00 × 22,80 × 2,40
Compatibility PCW 8256 - PCW 8512 - PCW 9512
Peripherals Keyboard
Loading CP/M+
Gender Conversational
Language English
Price England: £24,95
State preserved



Hollywood is a game designed by Daved Anderson and Liz Cyr-Jones, published by Infocom in 1986. Based on the virtual machine Z-Machine. It was the twenty-third game of this company.

Remembering as a child, most of the summers we spent with our aunt Hildelgarde Montague's and our uncle Buddy Burbank, a Hollywood millionaire producer of classic movies. They never had children, we met Cousin Herman, in his great mansion. We were so comfortable in that house, and the memories of the big parties of him and all those people who filled his mansion. But Buddy and Hildy were a little eccentric but they had their charm.

Aunt Hildergarde kept the house when Uncle Buddy passed away. And now she died suddenly, but her memory is still in the Malibu mansion. We remember her last will, she would leave for me the inheritance of her entire estate that is probably worth several million. We will spend one night at the house searching the gardens and its large sprawling estates to find the ten treasures hidden by our aunt Hildelgarde, if these were not located in just one night, we could not inherit anything.

In the farm we will find hidden passages, a convoluted maze of hedges and other strange characteristics of the farm. We will find strange noises and the feeling that there is someone else inside the house. We will also come across objects of interest, posters, etc., from our uncle's films.

It's just the kind of thing our uncles loved and would expect from them. Some say the house is haunted, but let's not be fooled. We know that our uncle, although he wore different expensive polyester suits every day of the week, was very fond of jokes and was always manipulating and booby-trapping all over the farm.

We remember the house inside, everything was so bright, luxurious, but full of fun. He had a luxurious private room, where the faucets in the bathroom were gold-plated the color of the Oscars, and the shelves with his quirky old uncle movies. The Malibu estate seems laughable at first, but the riddles we must solve prove that our uncles weren't kidding.

So we start this game, in front of the house, in the darkest night and not far from the famous Hollywood.

Hollywood Hijinx, it turns out to be challenging and very quirky. The puzzles will test our wits with a standard difficulty, based on the treasure hunt. A short game, but with many difficulties and quite entertaining.

Among the feelies of the game box, we find: a copy of “Tinsel World”, a palm tree-shaped luck stick, an autograph with a photo of our Uncle Buddy with a clue on the back and the will of our aunt Hildelgarde.


In the following images you can check the original packaging.


  • Original cover

Here you have the front of the original cover.

  • Retouched cover

Its measurements are: Width: 18.70 cm x Height: 22.90 cm.


Below is the English manual, printed on color glossy paper. Its measurements are: Width: 18.30 cm x Height: 22.60 cm, the sheet.


Original disc supplied with Hollywood Hijinx.


Custom labels to print them. Over the years due to their use, the labels are spoiled and lose their color and quality. Now we try to adapt the closest thing to the best of our abilities, the labels so that they can be printed and replaced or for those who work with a copy of the program and preserve the original disk. Measure in 3 “high: 7.00 cm - width: 7.10 cm. The first image corresponds to the original label of the game, the second is the same label modified to be able to replace the broken one and the third and fourth image is for the 3.5 “discs.




Map of the game to make it easier for us to finish it.

Additional features

Here you can see and download in the “download” area, the extras that come with the Hollywood Hijinx game.

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The disc images, obtained from the original version of Hollywood Hijinx, have been recorded and verified.


Below you can download the manual and extras for the Hollywood Hijinx game or view it online.



en/juegos/hollywood_hi_jinx.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/24 16:05 by jevicac