Gnome Ranger

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Gnome Ranger
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Developer(s) Level 9 Computing
Publisher(s) Level 9
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, MSX, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum
Release 1987
Genre(s) Text adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Gnome Ranger is a text adventure game by Level 9 released in 1987.[1] It was followed by a sequel titled Ingrid's Back.[1]


The gnome Ingrid Bottomlow has displeased her family by her un-gnomelike behaviour, such as going off to university and getting an education. She has been teleported from her village into the middle of a dangerous forest by an evil witch, and must find her way out.


The game is a standard text adventure with limited graphics on some platforms. It comes with a short novella by Peter McBride ("The Gnettlefield Journal") explaining Ingrid's predicament and setting the background to the story. Gameplay is similar to the earlier Level 9 adventure Knight Orc, which uses the same game engine (KAOS). The player must explore the forest while collecting useful items and interacting with various non-player characters to solve puzzles and problems.



  1. ^ a b "Gnome Ranger". Retrieved 2009-08-27. 

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