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whatever happened to them? i bloody loved em. this one, especially.
i was a huge fan of the lone wolf series(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_(gamebooks) where you were a warrior monk who had loads of special powers and roamed the world fighting orcs and huge lizards and all that kind of shit. i used to play them at my grandparents house and then re-enact all of my adventures in their overgrown garden, pretending that their greyhounds were minions sent from cerberus or that my grandad's greenhouse was a castle stronghold with an army of giant poisonous arachnid soldiers.
Graphic representations of just how likely you were to die, and how this changed over the series of books.
It's beautiful, but nerdy on a level which I shall never attain and can only gaze upon in wonder.
Used to get them car boot sales. I remember I had one called Planet of the Dragons and it was impossible due to the fact the vital page that progressed the player along the right pathway had been ripped out, so about halfway through, all possible outcomes led to death. :(
Except the girl was actually 'YOU'!
Very confusing time for all.
I also had some football gamebooks as well I'm sure, where the roll of a dice could mean the difference between staying up & going down.
I was talking about them recently and how I hope they're still around, I used to also LOVE the Usbourne Puzzle Adventures. They were amazing, I've got every single one and I've looked at them recently and they're still as brilliant as I remember them.
i forgot about these.
they are bloody amazing too!
I had these.
I cheated on just about every single page :(
But only because I thought that completing them on my own would be suitable credentials to get into the secret service. I wanted to be a spy so bad.
brilliant. there will probbaly still be one down in the wendy house, will have to remember to check next time i visit my family.
i think i liked them because i liked the asterix world, but thinking back, they were pretty naff. you didn't play as asterix/obelix, but the chief's nephew justforkix, and it was loads of bits plagarised from the comics - not even good bits. oh well
were republished in new editions a couple of years back to try and make them all sexy and trendy. I do love the series to bits, even though they are essentially games for people who can't even find enough friends for Dungeons and Dragons (yes, i was one). I've actually been collecting them, 4 more to go and i can make a killing on ebay!
This one was my favourite:
as I read it at quite a young age, but I remember my parents telling me that my teacher was amazed I'd used the word 'portal' in a short story.
Even though it's ridiculously hard. Legend has it that Steve Jackson cocked up the plotline so it's actually impossible to finish without cheating.
Even though it was ridiculously hard. Legend has it that Steve Jackson cocked up the plotline, so it's actually impossible to finish it unless you cheat.
only to find out that the REALLY evil guy was his butler who turned in to some sort of monster and gobbled you up?
I never got that far and couldnt bring myself to look :(
distintly remember that last book with the impossible to beat EVER baddie at the end <sob>
There was a start of a series that was very Mad Max as well (drive round, find nice people, get murdered by punks on bikes, etc), completely forgotten the name but mean I had a better idea of a map of texas by the end...