I've never heard of this series before but I bought it because
1) I'll buy any second hand gamebook (from the 20th century)
2) My wee boy loves Mario!!
Anyway, we haven't played it yet ( My boy is tied up with my other purchase) but we will!!
Anyone else got any of this series?
I haven't read it, but let us know what you make of it. I'm always looking around the charity shops but I never see gamebooks. Conclusion: A) Everyone in London loves their gamebooks too much to part with them. B) You and Mudworm live round the corner from me and get to them all first
Author and illustrator of The Demon Sorcerer gamebook
I check out all the charity shops in Forfar & Montrose on a weekly basis (13 in total!) Over the past five years I've found 12 Gamebooks I didn't already have - pretty poor going for the effort I put in!! Curiously in all that time I have never found a single 'Choose Your Own Adventure' book , which considering how many of the things there were and how widely read they were is pretty odd.
Anyway, The Nintendo book - My wee lad is enjoying it, although I have to read it aloud to him because the average length of a reference is about two pages and is a bit heavy going for a six year old. There is a blend of straightforward choices and also the occasional puzzle to solve. Sam also liked the fact that you have to make a note of equipment and coins that are found, he takes that part VERY seriously!!