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Fighting Fantasy: The Forest Of Doom Review

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By Jennifer Allen on June 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXCEPTIONAL ADVENTURING
Continuing the trend of great adventure game book conversions, The Forest of Doom is a highly enjoyable title.
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Sorcery! Review

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By Jennifer Allen on May 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MYSTICAL EXPLORATION
Capturing the magic of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! novels, the game of the same name is a great addition for adventure game book fans.
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Survivor Z Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 14th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ZOMBIE GAMING WITH MORE BRAINS
Survivor Z is a traditional adventure game book experience, wrapped up with some neat location-aware touches.
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Fighting Fantasy: House Of Hell Review

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By Jennifer Allen on February 7th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FEARSOME
The iOS version of the well known Fighting Fantasy title, House of Hell isn't quite as exceptional as Blood of the Zombies but it's still worth a look.
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Fighting Fantasy: Blood Of The Zombies Review

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By Jennifer Allen on October 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GORY STORYTELLING
A great adaptation of the highly enjoyable Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook: Blood of the Zombies.
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Last Call for Big Blue Bubble's Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Apps

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 8th, 2012

For the last several years, Big Blue Bubble has been releasing iOS versions of classic Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. However, with the license being transferred to Tin Man Games, known for their Gamebook Adventures series and the recent Judge Dredd gamebook release, this means that it is unfortunately time to say goodbye to Big Blue Bubble’s Fighting Fantasy apps.

The 5 apps being pulled from the App Store on August 14th are The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Deathtrap Dungeon, Citadel of Chaos, City of Thieves, and Creature of Havoc.

Those who missed out on some of the titles of the series, or want to check them out for the first time need to hurry. However, buyer beware: with the apps being pulled, support to fix bugs that may pop up in future iOS versions will be unfixable with the apps being pulled. They may not also support future iOS devices at all, with no recourse for the user. While Tin Man Games is an experienced gamebook developer, and business interests from one or more parties may have caused this situation (for what it’s worth, Tin Man’s Twitter account retweeted a tweet about the last call for BBB’s games), it is somewhat disappointing for fans of these gamebooks to see them go away.

Clean House or Die Trying in The Keep of the Lich-Lord

Posted by Rob Rich on March 21st, 2012

Megara Entertainment, crafters of the rather popular Fabled Lands, has just released their latest stand alone "choose-your-own-adventure" rpg. The Keep of the Lich-Lord is adapted from a tale of the name from the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks, penned by none other than illustrious interactive fiction authors Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson. Expect much decision-making and dice-rolling, naturally.

All the expected and classic gamebook gameplay is present and accounted for. Players can choose between two distinct classes this time around (Rogue or Paladin) and enjoy close to 100 color illustrations along with the orchestrated score. This isn't a mere straight port, however. Megara has added some new story twists along the way, so even battle-hardened veterans might find a few surprises. Heck, they could even stumble across a new magical item or two that could make a huge difference down the line.

iPad-owning gamebook fans should head on over to the App Store right now and grab The Keep of the Lich-Lord for the measly $4.99 asking price. I mean, it's not like that newly-resurrected necromancer is going to change his mind about tearing the land apart, right? At least, not without a little "encouragement."