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App description: *** Pocket Gamer SILVER AWARD ***

A thrilling journey across the darkest regions of space.

"This could be the digital adventure you've been waiting for." -- Pocket Gamer (Silver Award)

"Gruesome charm and adrenaline infusing action" -- PocketMeta

"Its art is absolutely fantastic. Super atmospheric, and very well put together. I love the audio." - Don't forget a towel (9.25/10)

"High replay value with its divergent narratives." -- App Advice

"Overall verdict: great, great, great." -- Lloyd of Gamebooks

The smash-hit gamebook from acclaimed science fiction writer Kyle B. Stiff becomes an epic adventure on iPhone and iPad. Set out on a thrilling journey across the darkest regions of space to save the remnants of humanity from invading aliens in a grand saga that puts you in control of the story.


While cut off from your unit, you discover your allies are being tracked down by the alien invaders that have overrun our solar system. Only you can save them.

On your journey youll meet the worst that the galaxy has to offer, and it will be up to you to choose how to deal with them. Do you help out those who have given up the fight? Or do you take shortcuts and gun down anyone in your way? As you learn how to fight the invaders youll gain new skills, but limited resources will make it impossible to save everyone.

The first part of Kyle B. Stiffs legendary adventure gamebook series has been brought to life as never before by developer Cubus Games in this official Heavy Metal Thunder game for iOS. Get read for the ride of your life as you become the hero of your very own story.

* A new evolution in the adventure gamebook genre
* A powerful, yet accessible sci-fi plot, packed with diverse characters
* Rich, branching narrative that offers huge replay value
* Brand new artwork from renowned illustrator Marc Gonzalez
* Full soundtrack with sound effects and a vibrant atmosphere
* The first part of an epic series

Get ready to bring on the thunder.

Undesired performance may occur on iPad1 (or early iPod generations) due to memory issues


Having any problems? Any suggestions? We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at hello@cubusgames.com

-- Users
Easily the most engrossing book I've read in years. It's a near perfect throwback to the old books where you are the hero.
This gamebook is absolutely brilliant. The scifi setting is highly detailed and well thought out.
Heavy Metal Thunder is, by far, the greatest book I have ever read.
...it's a long, extremely well-written story with tons of choices. Very re-playable.

-- Pocket Gamer (Silver Award)
"The kind of deathly sci-fi that youll enjoy if you liked Dead Space or the frightening moments of desperation in Gravity."
"Heavy Metal Thunder is a cruel and unforgiving gamebook. It bashes you against the debris of space over and over, and is happy to leave you at the mercy of all manner of terrors."
"The whole thing is presented brilliantly. The skill check and fighting interface in particular makes tapping the screen to stop some dice feel surprisingly futuristic."
"It's refreshingly grim, and manages to keep you entertained throughout its hefty running time."
"Fans of the genre thirsting for something a little darker should definitely give it a look."

-- Pocket Tactics
"A big sweeping pulp sci-fi story of impossible odds and encroaching insanity."
"I had a lot of fun with Heavy Metal Thunder, and look forward to future installments."

PeteOzzy's comments:

Free Version:

09-03-2014, 06:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
This went by pretty quietly, not sure if it got missed or no-one's interested but it's actually really good. I love a good gamebook but the sci-fi ones are definitely my highlights and this one's really well-made.

09-03-2014, 06:49 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,170
I have been playing it for two days and it's pretty good.
09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Hell take me... another sci fi gamebook i must have.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
09-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Belgium
Posts: 351
The free version is no longer available. I don't think this is a confidence builder, i for one, will wait for reviews.
09-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Great southern land
Posts: 171
Ive just started this. From what im seeing if you like your gamebooks in a bleak sci-fi setting, with mankind going down the drain, this will be right up your alley. Im loving it from what ive read so far.
09-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
So is each chapter 2.99?
09-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Is just one price for all the game
09-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,188
Have this one on my Kindle (eBook) it's a pretty good adventure, and it's a bit longer than your standard 400-entry FF-style book.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
Been digging it, just wish I could increase the font size.