There's a growing number of game-book ports for Apple's iOS, and one of the most recent is Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King - a brand new application that allows users to relive the events of the classic 1984 game-book title on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
You can pick up Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King for $5.99, and as developer Tin Man Games explains in the app's release notes: “You can relive the adventures on Fire Island on your phone or tablet, lovingly updated for digital devices. Presented in full colour with realistic physics-based dice rolling for battles, auto-mapping, an auto-updated adventure sheet and stat keeping.”
Features of the game are aplenty, and include:
- Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
- Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s!
- Auto-mapping tracks your journey across Fire Island! See locations appear as you discover them!
- Iain McCaig’s famous cover brought to life. The Lizard King has never been this terrifying!
- Alan Langford’s classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of high-resolution displays.
- Achievements to find throughout the gamebook.
The release comes following the launch of Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs in the App Store, which was also developed by Tin Man Games and utilizes the developer's impressive game-book engine. Island of the Lizard King, too, takes advantage of this game engine; this allows iDevice users to read the game-book both vertically and horizontally, to access an “Adventure Sheet” of in-game statistics, and to enjoy realistic physics-based dice-rolling.
Of course, this isn't the first Fighting Fantasy game-book to reach the App Store. Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell, Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom, Fighting Fantasy: Blood of Zombies, and Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain are already available to download in the App Store, and each one can be purchased for $5.99.
Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King also carries a $5.99 price tag, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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