Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon in Review – The best a gamebook can get?

Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon (FFDD) is the second in the long series of the Choose-your-own-adventure type gamebooks, released by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone, that has been adapted to the iPhone by Big Blue Bubble. When I reviewed Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (TMA Review) a couple of months ago I found several areas the developers could improve on. Did they read my review? Did they take the problems into consideration? Let’s find out! Feel free to discuss this review of Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon in our forums.

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Thumpies in Review – Likably Offbeat

The name “Thumpies” evokes cotton candy clouds and fluffy balls of fun. When I was asked to review it, I imagined a procession of cute little creatures (bunnies, emoticons, you name it) drenched in the colours of the rainbow, and musical notes floating around them. When I finally got my hands on Thumpies, however, what caught my attention is the opening hysterical little laugh that you’ll hear all through out the game. It’s the kind of insane little laugh that burrows itself in the back of your head, and worse, invade your nightmares. That’s not all, though: the Thumpies I had in mind were not the creepy little bouncing heads that look like they were part of a head hunter’s collection. Feel free to discuss this review of Thumpies in our forums.

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TMA Forums Giveaway O’ the Day (Closed)

Our three featured titles in today’s Forums Giveaway are all based on a supernatural and out-of-this-world setting, yet each belong to their own distinct genre of gaming. 7th Sense Studio’s Fallen Ep-1 is one of the few survival horror games on the iDevice that lives up to its expectations. With great visuals and a good balance between action and adventure elements, fans of Resident Evil will certainly want to check this one out. From Big Blue Bubble, we have Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first in the series of interactive RPG books by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone that finally fills the void for anyone yearning for some (old school) role-playing gamebook action. Finally, Necromancer Rising (RyanMitchellGames.com) is an ambitious Action/RPG that brings Diablo-like gameplay to a first person hack n’ slash. Multiple copies for each game are just waiting to be won, so be sure to check out the contest details after the break…

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Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in Review – The great-great-grandfather of Adventure/RPG has found its way to the “Jesus” phone

Back in the late seventies, when a computer was something out of a sci-fi movie and RPG was associated with pen-and-paper geeky games like Dungeons & Dragons a couple of British writers got together and started one of the most famous series of interactive gamebooks ever – Fighting Fantasy. These gamebooks allowed the reader to take part in the story that affected the course of it. And now the first one of the series – The Warlock of Firetop Mountain – has found its way to the iDevice.

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Home Sweet Home in Review: A House is Not a Home ‘Til You Build It!

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Popular PC game Home Sweet Home is now pocket-sized for the iPhone and iPod Touch! Fans of social networking games such as Pet Society will instantly recognize the irresistible appeal of designing your own space and exploring the permutations of your creativity from the game that started it all in 2007.

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Elven Chronicles in Review – Final Fantasy on your iPhone? Well…

elven-chronicles-review-mainHey you, happy campers. I’m sure that ever since Elven Chronicles came out you have been dying to read the review by the amazing, wonderful, and unrivalled… Me! Well, your prayers have been answered! You know, it still surprises me that the general quality of RPG games on the relatively powerful iPhone shames the hallowed three letters. When I was given the opportunity to review Elven Chronicles, I got the feeling that this could be the turnaround for the genre on our favourite platform. Was I right? Well, you’ll be the judge of that…

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Elven Chronicles now available for the iPhone

elven-chronicles-preview3Big Blue Bubble, an experienced dev team who are also responsible for the upcoming Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on the Nintendo DS, have just released Elven Chronicles for the iPhone/iPod Touch. This well received RPG first made rounds on mobile phones as a Java based game a few years back and was even the winner of Pop Vox’s Best Mobile Game award.

Elven Chronicles puts the player in the shoes of a young knight, fighting to discover the secrets of his forgotten past, and a charismatic elf on quest for self redemption. With a massive 20 hours of captivating story, vast territories to explore, randomly generated dungeons, and gorgeous, hand drawn enemies and characters, Elven Chronicles will keep even the most seasoned RPG’er engaged.

While the App Store has yet to see premium (and best selling) RPGs like Zelda and Final Fantasy, there have been plenty of quality RPGs that have made their way to the iDevice (see our round up of the best App Store RPGs here).  Needless to say, Big Blue Bubble have high hopes for Elven Chronicles on the iPlatform and another successful run of this port will be icing on their cake.  Stay tuned for Chiffan’s review of this promising title and in the meantime, check out more screenies and gameplay trailer after the jump.

Big Blue Bubble, Elven Chronicles, $3.99, 7.4
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