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Terror stalks the night as Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs hold the prosperous town of Silverton to ransom. YOU are an adventurer and the merchants of Silverton turn to you in their hour of need.

Tap the on screen buttons to flip pages (No papercuts!)
Shake to roll the 3D dice using the accelerometer
Inventory items selectable via touch-screen
Game-save feature allows you to retrace your steps
Beautifully painted illustrations
A scrolling image gallery where you can view the in-game artwork you've unlocked.
Universal app iPad support

Remember to check iTunes for other Fighting Fantasy gamebooks!

- The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
- Deathtrap Dungeon
- Citadel of Chaos
- Creature of Havoc

Your mission takes you along dark, twisting streets where thieves, vagabonds and creatures of the night lie in wait to trap the unwary traveller. Beyond lies the most fearsome adventure of them all the tower stronghold of the infamous Zanbar Bone! Part-story part-game, this is a book with a difference - one in which you become the hero! YOU decide which route to take, which creatures to fight and which dangers to risk.

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11-23-2010, 01:51 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
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Insta-buy! Loved this-- first Fighting Fantasy book I bought as a kid during a trip to England in the early 80s. Great memories.

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11-23-2010, 01:08 PM
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Location: Toronto Canada
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This was my absolute favourite game book back in the olden days Glad to see the original inked art is also in there sans colouring book effect

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11-23-2010, 06:46 PM
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Nice! Retina?
11-23-2010, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
01-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 626
Well, I "discovered" that this book was out while checking Fighting fantasy on the appstore, following a series of reflexion after having read the Tin Man Blog.
Tin Man is saying that they intend to get 10 gamebooks out next year (even if they'll probably have only 6 released in the end) and it made me think that Big Blue Bubble had a contract with wizard books for 5 ff titles and only 4 had been released.

The fact that the last two titles (hOuse of Hell and City of Thieves) were release with such discretion really makes me wonder what plans they have for the future. Firetop Mountain was probably the gamebook that allowed the genre to flourish on the appstore and I feel that the lack of communication around the follow up titles has probably led to less than stellar sales number, although they already have a very solid potential fanbase, both in 80's readers of FF books and in actual devoted fans of the genre.

I don't know how much money is Tin Man doing, but they seem to be able to survive and somehow keep on getting totally original new material out there. It seems likely that BBB would be able to do the same given that art and narratives are already at their disposal, as should be a stable game engine by now.

However, it is very strange to see that even on the official FF site, they only advertise for Creature of Havoc, though City of Thieves is already out for a month! I really hope they find a way to make this work, because I feel like we'll never see subsequent volumes of the serie, even less so the eagerly anticipated other volumes of the sorcery series.
01-02-2011, 04:46 AM
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Posts: 360
Did they release House of Hell? I can't find it.
01-02-2011, 05:00 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,085
Wow I remember having a ton of these as a kid and I definitely remember deathrap dungeon trouble is I remember flying through each of them in about 20 minutes.

So for me it's nice to see them and it's a good idea having them electonicly with the dice rolling and such but for me there's just not enough playtime involved for the price.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
01-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 626
Originally Posted by BeefJerky View Post
Did they release House of Hell? I can't find it.
My bad, I was looking at my books at the same time... I meant Creature of Havoc.
01-02-2011, 07:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
I only have Deathtrap Dungeon but I really want to get this one and Creature. The dice rolling in DD is weird though...the physics seem off and the dice move with insane speed on my iPod Touch 4G.

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