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  • Summary: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a tabletop adventure come to life! This fantasy solo RPG combines unique, simultaneous turn-based combat with a journey that changes based on each figurine you take into Firetop Mountain! Which hero will you take into Zagor's lair THIS time?

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  1. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is an excellent adaptation. Like Sorcery, it never really transcends the cheesy sword-and-board adventure-fantasy of the original adventure gamebook it sources from, but that’s not really the point is it? Hell, the archetypal characters and straightforward questing are part of the charm. Tin Man’s lovingly reshaped Steve Jackson’s work into a relaxing and lightweight RPG, perfect to run once or twice in a night and hope this time you avoid all Zagor’s traps and make it to the end.
  2. Sep 21, 2016
    72
    It certainly has its unique charm.
  3. 70
    An inspired adaptation of the old Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, that’s also one of the most unique and fun roguelikes of recent years.
  4. 70
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain does enough with modern technology to update the experience and make it both fresh and familiar, which is not an easy task. However, by adhering so closely to the source material and old school conventions, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain will inevitably rub some people the wrong way due to uneven difficulty and some unfair demises that seem harsh when compared to something like the Souls titles, which are renowned for their challenges but also for their fairness in teaching you how to play the game better.
  5. Jan 23, 2017
    70
    A pleasant trip down memory lane that’ll appeal to nostalgics and casuals.
  6. Sep 7, 2016
    65
    Charming tabletop presentation, let down by boring combat.
  7. Sep 8, 2016
    64
    There is a lot here for those of us prone to nostalgia and the core mechanic is well set for future adaptations. If you loved the book series then you will no doubt be charmed by this game… There are lots of different characters to play through with… but you will find the first few rooms a bit repetitive after a while.

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  1. Sep 1, 2016
    7
    I normally put notes in the shortcut title of the game in question, this is the first time those notes adequately cover it.

    [ios worthy, no
    I normally put notes in the shortcut title of the game in question, this is the first time those notes adequately cover it.

    [ios worthy, no options to backtrack,poorly done combat,bad character interface, shoddy ui.]

    Those are just my first impressions, I have read Firetop mountain and it was a decent adventure book, most of the Fighting Fantasy series is excellent.

    The game play consists of story driven text, each time you will given a set of choices( as per the book)
    there are adventuring options as well as combat, you can accrue items and do combat; in all this is a very good concept.

    The format of figurine turn based movement in a board like 3d environment is the best I have seen in any of the books video game counterparts, the preview itself made me want to play this.

    I give it points for style, substance and being an awesome idea, and have to subtract a few for the god awful combat

    I recommend you buy it if only to keep the format alive, and to promote future development of the other books(city of thieves)

    [By the way, why rate a game without saying why, I hate this and I know this is off track, but I haven't had this a day and there is a rating without review...even its a developer, include a description and a why}
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  2. Aug 15, 2018
    6
    It's an okay game, but very short and the price should be lower. Still, Pickens approves!
  3. Feb 20, 2019
    6
    It's an okay game, but very short and the price should be lower. Still, Pickens approves!