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Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies

by Tin Man Games
Rated: Mature
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.3.3
  • Minor compatibility updates.
  • Added the ability to support tablets with a 3:4 aspect ratio.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the app to freeze on load.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B009SI3OHG
  • Release Date: October 22, 2012
  • Rated: Mature This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,221 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • All new death endings, written by Ian Livingstone. Not available in the print book!
  • Kevin Crossley's amazing illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of the high-resolution retina displays.
  • Alternate artwork to unlock by Fighting Fantasy favourite, Martin McKenna.
  • Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
  • An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.
  • Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your Android device!
  • Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
  • Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
  • Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.

Product Description

Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series returns for its 30th Anniversary! Ian Livingstone and Tin Man Games present Blood of the Zombies!!

"Insane megalomaniac Gingrich Yurr is preparing to unleash an army of monstrous zombies upon the world. He must be stopped and his undead horde defeated. In this life-or-death adventure the decisions YOU make will decide the fate of the world. Can YOU survive or will YOU become a zombie too?"

Blood of the Zombies is a digital Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero! You can only win through by choosing the correct path, finding equipment, avoiding traps and surviving combat.

“...it's surprisingly swift and exciting, with the hectic, minute-to-minute battling and health management beats of Left 4 Dead, and a real sense of the old-school RPG as you keep neat lists of the things you've collected...” – EUROGAMER 9/10 (for the paperback version)

Technical Details

  • Size: 35.2MB
  • Version: 1.0.3.3
  • Developed By: Tin Man Games
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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68 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun, but has a few detrimental flaws March 6, 2013
The Good: Exciting story and dice rolling gameplay, game takes care of all the tedious stat tracking, choose-your-own-adventure makes it feel like your story

The Bad: You have to kill all the zombies to finish the story, some strange story path choices that can break the game, being able to bump the dice can be considered cheating by some

I never really heard of Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy novels. I just ran across this on Google Play one day and was instantly immersed. This is a text based adventure with some RPG elements thrown in. Think of this as a pick-your-own-adventure with dice. Thankfully the game handles most of the tedious work for you like keeping track of items, stamina, and other stats. The story is really intriguing because of how mysterious the whole setting is. You play as a man who is captured and taken to some secluded castle. You later find out people are being turned into zombies to become part of some crazy guy's personal army. These aren't just regular zombies and are a bit smart as you will find out along the story.

When you get to a certain spot you can choose to go in different directions, however some have consequences and rewards. I found that going through a bedroom scored me a few med kits, some items, and maybe a weapon. Some paths lead to dead ends and you have to restart at your last bookmark. This is very exciting and I couldn't put the game down. There are a lot of key items in this game, probably too much, and is one fatal flaw the game has. I didn't buy a steel pulley at the very beginning of the story and it was a key item I needed near the end and I had to restart the entire book, very tedious and frustrating. I even tried other paths, but they all led to this path.

When you run into zombies you have to fight.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back to when I was a kid June 17, 2013
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If you go in expecting an RPG in the sense of a PC game, you're going to be disappointed. This isn't really a game in the sense of most apps. It's an ebook version of the Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebooks. A lot of people who grew up in the 80s will remember the more familiar Choose Your Own Adventure series.

Books like the Fighting Fantasy series were a step up in complexity from the CYOA series, with stats to keep track of on a little card as you played through the narrative. The idea was to try and give the reader something like the experience of playing a tabletop pen & paper RPG all by yourself. Like the CYOA series, the narrative can change drastically from one playthrough to the next depending on your choices. All you needed was a pair of dice and a pencil to keep track of the numbers.

While I have yet to read the story in depth, the mechanics of the app itself are solid. You have a bookmark to take you back to the page you were on, and there's no little card to get all marked up or lost. What a fun way to relive some nostalgic memories!

Now if we could just get the Lone Wolf and D&D Adventure Gamebooks series in a similar format...
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent October 28, 2012
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excellent addition to the gamebook adventure series. same high quality that sets them apart from other choose your path games. my only question is why whenever i go to the achievments or art gallery section the game shuts down.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By BookNut
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I enjoyed the game but the happy ending is impossible to get. the ending relies on you killing all of the zombies which is only possible if you select the correct outcomes of over 64 decision branches. even if you survive all of the zombie fights, make 99% of the right decisions, you will still trigger a fail ending based on one decision to turn left instead of right. I got this for free and the company needs to install multiple possible good decision paths in order to make a good game. Overall, unless you cheat at this game you are liable to waste a lot of time for nothing.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I love choose your own adventures. As an avid reader of CYOA's growing up, I love the ability to change the outcome of a story by making decisions throughout.

The Fighting Fantasy novels take CYOA's one step further by giving you stats and equipment to use during your read.

The android app for "Zombies" takes the book, and makes it so reading the story ones first, an stat tracking second. A good visual look, a nice bookmarking system and an intuitive interface makes it a fantasticly fun read.

And the price point of the books is well worth the cost. $6.99 per book (about as much as a trade paperback nowadays) makes getting these books easy, fast and affordable.

Kudos to Tin Man Games!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad June 17, 2013
By Theresa
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This game is amazing and very intriguing, when I first got the game it was impossible for me to put it down but as I got to the end I realized it was almost impossible to get a good ending! The game is very good I have been enjoying it but I hate the fact that I cannot finish it. :(
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Interactive Gamebook Type App June 17, 2013
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The free app of the day for June 17, 2013 is Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies, which is one app in a series of apps from Tin Man Games.

In this game you read pages of a story and then it will ask you to follow one out of 2 possible choices most of the time like one of those gamebooks out of the Choose Your Adventure series. If you run into something like zombies that you have to fight, you roll a dice and the value of the dice determines how much damage that you and the zombies take.

The positives are that this is a rather original type game and that the outcome is rather unpredictable meaning you could die rather sudden based on what option you choose.

The negatives are that the game is rather high priced and is a somewhat large app size (around 35 megs) for a game that is mostly text based.

I am going to give this about 3 stars out of 5 stars rating since the game could have used more visuals and sound effects to make it more appealing like they did for the opening segment and title screen.
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