+1 warm fuzzies.
I (re-)read the Hiker's books/radio scripts to get my head around the game; it got me further in than with The Hobbit/LOTR - or at least it felt like I did (damn good job you could save too, given that any typo set the Vlhurgs/G'gugvunts off! I have a vague recollection of needing to be told to feed the yappy dog while at the pub...).
Interesting nostalgia trip a, triggered memories of Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (http://www.crashonline.org.uk/23/adrian_mole.htm) while I was as it.
These days you too can enjoy hiker.com courtesy of FreeDOS (FWIW I'm carrying a USB stick with both on right now!)