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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (A Fighting Fantasy Adventure)

by Worldweaver
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is an interactive game book by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, from the popular Fighting Fantasy series.

Deep in the caverns beneath Firetop Mountain lies an untold wealth of treasure, guarded by a powerful Warlock - or so the rumor goes. Many adventurers have set off in search of the Warlock's hoard. None has ever returned. Do you dare follow them?

You are the hero! As you read the story you will need to make decisions as to which way to go, what to say to other characters and what to do with any items you pick up. As a result you may be drawn into a battle, fought by rolling dice and comparing your abilities with your foe. Should you win, there may be valuable items to collect, but should you lose... the skeletons on the floor have to come from somewhere! A convenient in-game map tracks places you have visited and monsters or items encountered.

Enjoy many hours of action packed game play and find out if YOU can defeat the Warlock of Firetop Mountain...

Product Details

  • Version: 1.2 (What's new in version 1.2)
  • Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • File Size: 3.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Worldweaver
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B004JWHW92
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly engaging and entertaining! February 23, 2011
By S33K3R
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I purchased Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain with the expectation that is was merely a choose-your-own-adventure with maybe a few new tricks. I was very surprised by how fun and engaging the game actually turned out to be. This is a lot more involved than making a decision and flipping to page 132 to learn your fate.

There are real elements of an actual dungeon crawl in Fighting Fantasy. Not only do you have combat with single and multiple opponents, but there is the risk of encountering wandering monsters especially if you're shuffling about looking for hidden doors and traps. You can choose to accept your randomly rolled character, or assign points to different attributes. I've gone back and started from the beginning with a new character, and have adjusted the attributes to match my playing style. It's a nice touch and character generation, as short and simple as it is, actually does matter in how you play the game.

My initial strategy was to try and make it to the end as quick as possible. I found out that the quickest path is definitely not the best path because you end up missing items (you'll have to discover those yourself) that you'll need as you go deeper into the caverns. Nor does it necessarily pay to tarry - there be monsters here.

Because of the random elements involved, you're never sure how things are going to turn out. Combat with monsters can go either way - nothing is a sure thing. Luck rolls can influence the outcome but, fortunately, won't make or break you. The rolls for random encounters and sleeping creatures make you want to tiptoe through the dungeons, but sometimes you simply can't.

Sometimes it appears that the path forward is an impossible one.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant conversion of a classic game book February 12, 2011
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I haven't been interested in Kindle games because I bought the Kindle for books (after all, I have a computer and various gaming devices for games). But this really is a book at its heart, so it's perfect for the Kindle.

Ages ago when I was a kid, both Choose Your Own Adventure books and role-playing games were popular. So someone (Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone) decided to combine the two into "Fighting Fantasy". This was the first title in the series and the conversion done is just excellent.

There have been electronic versions before. But this is notable because it essentially just reproduces the book. The text, the illustrations are all the same. Just instead of going to page X, it does it for you, along with everything else - combat, inventory, your stats.

The map in particular is very nice well done. Combat is just like the original, only it rolls the dice for you. I suspect a lot of people would cheat while playing the original book, sadly that is not an option here. They do give you a different way of rolling dice, instead of just having it roll 2 dice, it will roll 6, showing you the results. You can then pick re-roll, which will roll half of them at random. Then it picks 2 of the 6 dice at random. Basically it's a very convoluted way of giving you a little bit (though not much) control over the dice.

The story itself is pretty much just simple dungeon crawl. You must explore the dungeon of the Warlock of the title and steal his treasure. The stories actually got better in later books, but this is about as basic a dungeon crawl as it gets. Fun, though, really captures the childhood memories well. You can rarely go back, but this is one of those cases where you almost can.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware the "random" dice...!! May 11, 2011
By Sandman
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I'm a HUGE fan of the original Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. My friend and I stumbled across them for the first time way back when we were browsing a mall book store. The one that sounded the coolest to us was the third in the series, "Forest of Doom". We both bought a copy and set to playing as soon as we could. From that moment I made it my goal to one day own the entire series. Unfortunately, they stopped publishing them here in the States. Over the years, I've managed to find one here or there in used book stores, but there were always a few that eluded me. Now, with the internet and sites like Amazon and eBay I've finally been able to find all the rest of that initial run. I also recently found out that the authors of those books, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, have been writing even more of them over the last several years which means my quest has begun anew...but that's another story.

I was so shocked and excited when I found out that the first (and second) of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks had been made for the Kindle. I bought both of them immediately. I couldn't wait to relive those adventures (I've still got all the books I had, I just had been putting off playing them for some time)! Playing them with the Kindle rolling my dice and keeping track of my inventory plus the amazingly cool new feature where it draws out a map of my adventure sounded like a blast! I sat down, got comfortable and started my quest. After working my way about a quarter of the way through Firetop Mountain, a very suspicious and unhappy trend began to manifest itself. The dice rolls, while random, were nearly 100% of the time against me and favored my opponents.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome cross over
This is just like the paper version great fun and in game map feature uses the same map from the 25th anniversary special edition. Read more
Published 5 months ago by johnthecb
5.0 out of 5 stars lfire top
this book is very fun to play when you are bored and is very good qualty i allso love the map feture this game/book is amazing
Published 6 months ago by dr Hipo pop
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't run in the Kindle App
After waiting days for this to download I was eventually told by support that this doesn't work on any kindle app. So how are we supposed to know that? Read more
Published 6 months ago by Paul Ella
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy gamebook
I always loved gamebooks, and to have this one on my Kindle makes the things really easy, I don't need pen and paper and dice around. Read more
Published 9 months ago by batvali
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
I have been surprised by the playability of this text-adventure in kindle format. Some folks might be put off because the artwork is in black & white, but I am colorblind. Read more
Published 17 months ago by unpaid intern
2.0 out of 5 stars Frustration....
Great presentstion would seem to beckon to a fun experience.....and then you find you simply CANNOT win with dice rolls. This games random nature is sketchy st best. Read more
Published 18 months ago by A Dude
2.0 out of 5 stars game
it is to confusing and very time consuming to get anywhere if you make to wrong ture or go through the wrong door.
Published 20 months ago by liz
2.0 out of 5 stars Short with no replay value
This game was fun at first but turned out to be quite boring. based on the description of the game I expected it to be about your heros long journey to firetop mountain and then... Read more
Published 20 months ago by BradenM98
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remember
Finding this book for my kindle was a real treat. I used to stay up all night with the original Fighting Fantasy books when I was a kid. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Steven V. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars How to beat the dragon easily
I had some fun playing this, but I think a key is missing. anyways,to beat the dragon you have to turn west at the very begining, and go into the third room, defeat the orcs, then... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Please make this available in Australia!
Actually i bought my Kindle in the .com site and the book shows as unavailable. I don't really know if it's because i'm not in the US (i'm in Portugal), but if i log off it still shows as unavailable...

I'd love to have this ebook.
Apr 29, 2011 by Joao Marques |  See all 4 posts
Can't run on kindle fire
That sucks, I want this too! get it together Amazon, and get this on the fire along with more content Google and Apple are blowing you away!
Mar 18, 2012 by S. Gabriele |  See all 4 posts
Doesn't run on Kindle Touch?
I was wondering the same thing. These run perfectly on the iPad and iPhone...what's with the lack of support for the Kindle Touch?
Jan 1, 2012 by Michael E. Payton |  See all 3 posts
It's been updated for the Paperwhite... but no link to download TO... Be the first to reply
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