(This is a 1996 reprint , not an eighties original)
This is more like a sophisticated version of an Usbourne Puzzle book ( I love them as well!)with a two page cartoon spread with a basic puzzle to solve (a maze, find the object etc) then a choice of two paths to take.
Anyway, the minute I grabbed it, I realised I owned one of these books backin the day, though I cant remember which one, or where it went!
Anyway, I honestly couldn't wait until my wee boy got back from school because I had the feeling this would be right up his street (along with my other find today - see next thread)
He loves it! - (Sam is six) He's played it four times so far lost each time - he doesnt want to stop playing even though its bedtime!
It's something like Be an Interplanetary Spy in terms of visual puzzles but large format and with full colour art. Charming and great fun.
1 You are in a dark corridor. You can go forwards (go to 2) or backwards (go to 3). 2 You walk forwards. After a while, you pause. Go to 1. 3 You turn around and walk forwards. After a while, you rest. When you finish resting, go to 1. 400 Eh? How did you get to this section? No matter, for the Deadshadowrunner has found you. The last things you see are a pair of sly eyes and a grinning mouth with sharp teeth floating in the darkness.