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Wizard's Choice Volume 1 (A Text-Based Adventure for Kindle)

by Sam Landstrom
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Fortune and glory or death? Your decisions make the difference in Wizard's Choice, a text-based adventure for Kindle.

Stay alive, manage your spell power, find treasure, and smite evil. Wizard's Choice is an adventure that will engross you in a storyline while allowing you to make the decisions that will determine your fate. Decisions you make early in the game will affect what happens to you and the choices you get to make later in the game.

Wizards Choice will track your health, manna, gold, and morale, so you should take care to manage each well. Your score and rank will be shown at the end, and you can replay as many times as you like to try and improve your rank and score.

So what will it be? Glory? Fortune? Death? (two out of three, perhaps?) Try making the Wizard's Choice today!

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1
  • Release Date: February 15, 2012
  • File Size: 609 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sam Landstrom
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • ASIN: B006JCDR6W
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun start. December 28, 2011
By para
This is a enjoyable tale that calls back to classic text based games and choose your own adventure novels. The addition of statistics to track makes it more involved than a simple branching book, but it's simpler than its peers that add game mechanics like die rolls (such as the Fighting Fantasy Adventures). Some clever small touches and details give a nice sense of atmosphere and keeps the main character from being completely a cipher.

A little short but more than worth the current price ($0.99).

The end leads directly to the second volume. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this little book/app! December 10, 2011
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OK, this is not a normal book, it's actually a Kindle game in book form. It's pretty similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books but there are some key improvements.

First, it's aimed at an older crowd. I imagine most younger folks would enjoy it, but there's some kinda graphic violence so I'm not sure it's something to read to your four-year old before bed. The writing and storyline is accessible and fun, but sophisticated enough to keep older readers interested too. There's even a little humor sprinkled around.

Second, there's a points system that tracks vitals like health, spell power (manna), gold, and morale. Health is the most important because if you run out of that, you're dead. I like the scoring because it gives you something to work for and it allows you to make bad decisions here and there without instantly dying.

Third, it's part of a series (three so far), so it's shaping up to be an epic story. There's an exciting cliffhanger at the end of this one and I can't wait to read the next! Also, you get one of six ranks at the end depending on how well you did. It's fun to play through a few times to try and get a higher rank.

My only issue is that it's a little short, but for 99 cents, I'm holding at five stars. I can safely say this is worth a LOT more than a McDonald's cheeseburger... And I really like those cheeseburgers!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty fun. December 11, 2011
By Man_420
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Fun for 99 cents. A short few hour read to finish with a few endings and it leads into the second book that's 99 cents. there is also a third for 99 cents at least when I purchased them. Its the right price for them IMO.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Short, standard fantasy fare January 10, 2012
By Angela
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This very basic choose your own adventure tale covered standard fantasy fare: wizards, goblins, dark magic, etc. The writing was basic, maybe high school level and the story was quite short- I finished within an hour. I also tried alternate choices but found there was very little original content, all choices led to the same path, only with slightly more or less gold. I wouldn't recommend it, there are some much better choose your own adventure stories out there for the same price, like the amazing Heavy Metal Thunder which I just finished two days ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start June 16, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. The decisions it asks you to make are pretty good. The only drawback is that I was able to obtain money but never able to spend it on anything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It didn't work on my Kindle April 11, 2013
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I realize the price is cheap but I still expect a newly purchased item to work. I chatted with customer support and after restarting and the program still didn't work, I was asked to deregister my Kindle...which I wasn't going to do. I felt that approach was overkill for an Active Content non-working game when the five other Active Content programs that I got the same day worked just fine. I asked for a return of my money which the representative cheerfully did. I realize that seems like a lot to go through for .99 but if I could get people to pay for a cleverly designed cover that had nothing to it, perhaps not too many people would ask for their money back since the hassle doesn't seem worth it and I could bring in some spending money. Now, perhaps the program will work on your Kindle, then you can leave a real review of the content. If it doesn't work, chat with customer service and get your .99 returned.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Medieval! May 23, 2013
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As the developer of the Active Content title Dominoes, I download quite a few games for inspiration, research and to support our small community. Sam's title was my first adventure story download, and it's a hoot! It brings me back to the days when I was the Dungeon Master of our nerdy crew of D&D players, complete with the rich descriptive language and sprinklings of wry humor. I didn't realize how well-suited the Kindle is for an interactive story of this nature: it really matches the e-reader experience, while actively engaging you through the ability to choose your fate.

I've died twice already, and haven't won yet, so I plan on coming back for more lumps and laughs till I win!

More than worth the price of admission, give it a try, you won't regret it!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still not offering true "choices" April 10, 2012
By Mvargus
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I find these games interesting, and a good way to burn a few minutes while waiting for a show to start, or when the TV goes to commercials, but like the other two I reviewed, these games are also disappointing due to their natures.

This story has you as a male wizard who ends up exploring a ruined castle. Your choices cna result in you using up magic, or taking damage. The game continues util you die, or you reach the one ending where you survive all the way through.

That's it.

And once you figure out what the results are for each action, you can try to match the top score the game offers.

It's interesting, but remains very linear in its play. There are no brances to the story unless you take enough damage to kill you, in which case the story ends immediately.

For the price, this isn't a terrible purchase, but I expect a bit higher level of choice and endings in this kind of interactive story/game.
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really cool game. thx¬¡!¬¡! a c e g k m o q s u w y b d f
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Strategy
I like this product since you actually can call it a book/game and lots of strategy takes place with the health, gold, manna, and morale
Published on July 8, 2013 by C. Armand
5.0 out of 5 stars Wizards choice volume 1
This game is awesome. It is like all those books I use to read where you choose your own destiny. This game took me back there.
Published on June 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars drew me in before I knew it!
I enjoyed the fun and challenge of this series a lot. Decision points were well placed and let me indulge my mood and whim, play it smart or be vengeful or just barrel through the... Read more
Published on May 27, 2013 by R. Forinash
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
Better than choose your own adventure cuz of the statistics. Tons of ways to choose and has hours of fun crammed inside! LOL
Published on May 13, 2013 by DaveCr@ft
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
I love this book and i'm itching to get my hands on volume 2! The content of this book is great (now i can tell my teacher that i read an entire story in 2nd person point of view! Read more
Published on May 1, 2013 by magragh
4.0 out of 5 stars Wizard's Choice Cool
My carpoolers and I play this and choose different answers each time. So far we have not made it all the way through the game.
Published on April 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This is my first try at an interactive novel. I got fairly deep into it before I died for my first time. Read more
Published on March 26, 2013 by DaveP
5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting genre.
A very different way to read a book. Read a few pages and your decision changes the story. Is a game and book in one!
Published on March 9, 2013 by Shari Hancock
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute and fun
I wasn't sure how a make your own adventure would ply out or transfer to a kindle... but I was gad I gave it try and that into I tried this one! Read more
Published on February 23, 2013 by Angelique Alejandro
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