Fighting Fantasy (1982-1995, Puffin)
Fighting Fantasy (2002-2007, Wizard Books Series 1) #27
Fighting Fantasy (2009-2012, Wizard Books Series 2) #14
A maldição da múmia (Portuguese)
La Malédiction de la Momie (French)
October 26, 1995
April 5, 2007 (reissue)
0140375538 / 9780140375534
1840468025 / 9781840468021 (reissue)
I always thought that Fighting Fantasy (and gamebooks in general) needed more Egyptian-themed books. To me, the tombs, mummies and mystery really captures the whole element of these books.
Unfortunately, however, this book is a bit of a mixed bag. On the good side, you will immediately be able to engage with the setting since it is rather similar to the film The Mummy. The storyline is brilliant as you must solve puzzles to enter the tomb and find the evil pharoah.
But, and this is a big but, it's just far too hard. The amount of impossible battles (15 mummies all in one go at one point...) and sudden endings mean this book will be very frustrating and will take many, many tries to get through. By many I mean at least 20, perhaps.
Overall, this is not really recommended except to the diehard gamebook fans. If you want something that is very difficult, but also a lot of fun, try Creature of Havoc.
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Fighting Fantasy: Curse of the Mummy Changes
This article from Nicholas Campbell compares the original and reissued editions of Curse of the Mummy.
Fighting Fantasy #59 Character Sheet