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  • Summary: Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series returns for its 30th Anniversary! Ian Livingstone and Tin Man Games present Blood of the Zombies on iOS!!"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.Exclusive new features in the app:• 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.• Achievements to find throughout the gamebook with full Game Center connectivity.• Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!• An animated Greg Staples cover – the zombie comes to life!Blood of the Zombies has been brought to iOS using Tin Man Games’ critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:• Universal iOS support. Buy the app once and it works on all your devices!• Read the book horizontally or vertically on your iPad.• An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.• Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your iOS 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.“...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)Tin Man Games have signed a licensing deal to release the Fighting Fantasy series on iOS, so expect to see more of your favourite adventure gamebooks coming to the App Store over the next few years.Coming Soon... House of Hell!!! Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 21, 2012
    90
    Its speedy combat and inbuilt adversity make it a great candidate for the app treatment. A skilled app designer and an experienced author have collaborated and managed the rare feat of creating something greater than the sum of their individual talents.
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    90
    A wonderfully presented mash-up of game and book, Blood of the Zombies is every bit as entertaining as you'd expect.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    90
    Blood of the Zombies won't entrance twitch gamers but for those looking for an interesting storyline and a delightful walk down memory lane, it's a sterling effort and one that very much deserves its asking price.
  4. Jan 3, 2013
    70
    It gets the job done (and I do admit that finally finding the chainsaw was pretty choice) but in a style of game that lives and dies by the quality of the writing, it's not quite up to snuff.
  5. Jan 7, 2013
    50
    Blood of the Zombies is the practical demonstration that the Gamebook still have a charm of its own but which the genre, at least in digital, may dare much more.
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    30
    Don't take this as an indictment against the game book genre.
  7. Oct 23, 2012
    20
    In the 80s, these choose-your-own-adventure books were novel and exciting, particularly on your way to discovering some of the well written Infocom adventures. But today, on an iPad, Blood of the Zombies is a tedious relic, not unlike playing Adventure on an Atari 2600 emulator. It might sound like a cool idea until you're actually doing it. Some things are better off remembered instead of experienced.

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