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Blood of the Zombies (Fighting Fantasy Reissues (Series 2) #17)

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You are kidnapped and wake up in chains in an underground cell of a castle in a remote part of Romania. You discover the castle is owned by a magalomaniac who is running a secret scientific programme – injecting hundreds of prisoners with zombie blood. You are next in line and don't have much time to escape.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 2nd 2012 by Wizard Books
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Alexis Hall
H feels I am letting the side down by not having a review for Blood of Zombies.

I therefore transcribe H's comments:

"This is a classic Ian Livingston instadeathaganza. At one point, I became so demoralised that I attempted to cheat and still failed. It's one of those books where you basically auto-lose if you don't find the right obscure item at the right time. You also auto-lose if you don't keep track of the number of zombies you killed, and kill enough zombies. Sort of brilliant, in a ludicrou
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David
I'll give the book props for cheesiness ala Army of Darkness and budget zombie flicks. Aside from that, there's not much to recommend. It's supposed to be a special edition gamebook, but there's nothing spectacular about it.

App-wise, it's similar in polish to other Tin Man Games, so there's no complaints there. The game system is different from all other Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and is in a way too simplistic and punishing. One - just one - unlucky roll can kill you or basically makes it impos
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Ken
In Blood of the Zombies, you've been kidnapped and sold to a megalomaniac who wants to build an army of zombies to exact revenge of those who mocked him. Now you must find a way to escape from the castle before you too are turned into one of the undeads. The story itself is nothing special, I've read better Fighting Fantasy stories to be honest but it has a certain old school charm about it.

I read/played through this on the Android app. What I like about the app is that you can pick a difficulty
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Adele Broadbent
Jun 20, 2015 Adele Broadbent rated it really liked it
From the author of the huge Fight Fantasy series.
This is a brilliant ‘Create your own adventure’ story, oozing with zombies, hidden hallways, rats, spiders cockroaches and other terrifying scenarios, all wrapped up in Goraya Castle owned by insane megalomaniac Gingrich Yurr. Every choice you make can determine whether you live or die at the hands of the screeching zombies… all while the master of the castle is out for your blood.

Excellent
Anna
Jan 17, 2013 Anna rated it liked it
So I got as far as 325, died of Attack Dog attack... Lost all Stamina. First time I've ever played according to the rules though;) With dice and all. I'll give it another go some other time for sure, because I really want to know how the story turns out. Remind me a lot to House of Hell. And I love zombies.
Dayna
Jan 01, 2015 Dayna rated it it was ok
This one was a little different from the fantasy fighting books I used to read, in that it wasn’t your classic swords and sorcery style. Which I think I prefer. So I didn’t like this one as much as the previous one I read, but hey, at least I know that now!

Still, it was engrossing and interesting enough.
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Alexander Draganov
Jun 09, 2014 Alexander Draganov rated it really liked it
Crazy horror game in the 80s style of the Fighting Fantasy - insanely hard, short episodes, endless battles, but strangely atmospheric.
Nanette
Aug 11, 2015 Nanette rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! It kept me busy for quite a few hours. I'm definitely going to go through the adventure again, and try to get all of Yurr's zombies.
Naomi
Sep 06, 2012 Naomi rated it really liked it
Recommended to Naomi by: Ali
Addictive. It's going to take a while for me to figure out how the hell to get out of Yurr's place whilst still taking out every last zombie...sigh.
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Ian Livingstone has been in the interactive games industry for over 25 years. In the 1970s, he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, later editing White Dwarf magazine. In 1982, with Steve Jackson, he wrote the first of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks which eventually sold over 15 million copies in 23 languages. In 1995 he led the merger of computer games company ...more
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