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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Fighting Fantasy, #1)
I suppose that this being the first gamebook in the series, it would have noticeable flaws. I bought it on the App Store at a discount on a whim, and ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The Masters of Darkness (Lone Wolf, #12)
The final book of the Magnakai Lone Wolf series, stretching 12 gamebooks up to this point. And you'd better hope you did start from book 1, since not ...more
Jan 22, 2004
Jun 10, 2013
Blood of the Zombies
I'll give 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 ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Trial of the Clone
Ok, so I didn't know about the author before I got this off the App store at a discounted price. Would've skipped it had I known. The premise sounded ...more
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
The Crimson Tide (Fighting Fantasy, #47)
I didn't really like this one. It was slightly confusing (when I was younger) and its theme wasn't particularly good - vengeance/revenge. There are qu ...more
Jun 1995
Oct 03, 2009
The Cauldron of Fear (Lone Wolf, #9)
In book 9, Lone Wolf and Banedon will need to reach the city of Tahou before the invading darklord army arrives to attack the city. The first part of ...more
Jan 11, 2004
Jun 10, 2013
Shadow on the Sand (Lone Wolf, #5)
I enjoyed each and every Lone Wolf book. Book 5 sends you off to Vassagonia as an emissary of peace, but of course, things can't be that simple and yo ...more
Dec 18, 2003
Jun 10, 2013
The Kingdoms of Terror (Lone Wolf, #6)
One of the better ones of the entire series. This is the turning point of the series from the Kai to the Magnakai - or in other words, you're levellin ...more
Dec 23, 2003
Jun 10, 2013
The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Gamebook Adventures, #6)
Gamebooks have to be considered on three levels, as a game, as a book, and as a gamebook. I only liked them separately, not how they came together. Tw ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Catacombs of the Undercity (Gamebook Adventures, #5)
Since I'm reviewing on Goodreads, I'll give more weight to the story. If I'm taking the gamebook and the app into a more balanced review, I'd take awa ...more
May 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The War-Torn Kingdom (Fabled Lands, #1)
Can't say I enjoyed reading it. Playing it, yes, but reading it? This gamebook is more game than book, as it doesn't have an ending. I guess some peop ...more
May 27, 2013
May 25, 2013
Revenant Rising (Gamebook Adventures, #4)
As a story, I like it. The twist of who you are and how it's basically divided into 3 portions is a great division and a fun read. The way the book en ...more
May 24, 2013
Apr 24, 2012
Temple of the Spider God (Gamebook Adventures, #7)
The third of this series of game books I've read (previous two were 5th and 6th), and it's the best so far. There's lots of varied paths to get to the ...more
May 15, 2013
Apr 24, 2012
Avenger! (The Way of the Tiger, #1)
The Way of the Tiger series is puts you in a typical but rich fantasy world with an oriental bent. The writing is excellent for a gamebook, and the de ...more
Jul 1992
Oct 13, 2009
The Jungle of Horrors (Lone Wolf, #8)
A good continuation of the Lone Wolf story. I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I like the early part that deals with traversing th ...more
Apr 1993
Oct 08, 2009
Usurper! (The Way of the Tiger, #3)
The third book surpasses the excellence of the first two. This one sees you trying to reclaim your rightful throne. The illustrations are again excell ...more
Oct 1992
Oct 13, 2009
Castle Death (Lone Wolf, #7)
This part of the Lone Wolf gamebook series deals with a dungeon setting - sneaking into a place of evil and then getting back out. There are quite a f ...more
Jan 1995
Oct 03, 2009
Highway Holocaust (Freeway Warrior, #1)
I only managed to get my hands on the first book of the Freeway Warrior gamebook series when I was younger. It was a good read, and the post-apocalypt ...more
Sep 1991
Oct 13, 2009
Fighting Fantasy: The Introductory Role-playing Game
It's kinda like an introduction to the Fighting Fantasy gamebook system. It lays out the rules and provide pointers, tips, and examples for readers to ...more
Aug 26, 1993
Oct 03, 2009
Sword of the Samurai (Fighting Fantasy, #20)
This is quite an interesting read despite it being a gamebook. The way the finale fight is handled makes it rather unique. Although it is for a younge ...more
Jan 1991
Oct 07, 2009
Phantoms of Fear (Fighting Fantasy, #28)
A rare gamebook story that has you playing something other than a human. The story is also quite interesting in that it has a "real" mode and a "dream ...more
Jun 1992
Oct 05, 2009
Seas of Blood (Fighting Fantasy, #16)
Unlike most gamebook stories that has you playing a hero (reluctant or otherwise) going after a villain, injustice, destiny, etc., this one casts you ...more
May 1991
Oct 07, 2009
Assassin! (The Way of the Tiger, #2)
A continuation of your adventure in the world of Orb, with the same great detail, depth, action, violence, and illustrations. You are now tasked with ...more
Apr 1992
Oct 13, 2009
The Caverns of Kalte (Lone Wolf, #3)
This is kind of like a sidequest or intermission in the Lone Wolf series. The writing and story is good and there are surprising plot twists. There ar ...more
Oct 1989
Oct 08, 2009
The Chasm Of Doom (Lone Wolf, #4)
Another sidequest in the Lone Wolf series. This one deals with bandits and a siege. There are a couple of interesting story options and paths in the s ...more
Mar 11, 2003
Oct 03, 2009
The Dungeons of Torgar (Lone Wolf, #10)
This book is one of the better ones of the Lone Wolf gamebooks. It stands out from the others mainly because of the action and tension in this book. T ...more
Sep 1992
Oct 08, 2009
The Prisoners of Time (Lone Wolf, #11)
A great penultimate gamebook for the original 12-book Lone Wolf adventure series. The story's pace is good and there's enough action and suspense in i ...more
Jan 1994
Oct 10, 2009
Island of the Undead (Fighting Fantasy, #51)
This was a really good gamebook. The story/mystery was good, the areas that can be explored and the paths that can be taken both have good variety.
Feb 10, 1996
Oct 04, 2009
Fire on the Water (Lone Wolf, #2)
A very good follow-up to the first of the series that takes place on the oceans. An exciting read for the most part.
Feb 1992
Oct 08, 2009
Flight from the Dark (Lone Wolf, #1)
A wonderful start for what will later be a very successful Lone Wolf gamebook series.
Jan 1992
Oct 08, 2009
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