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Planet of Terror

Series: Nightmares! #1
Author: Wulffson, Don
Illustrators: Michaels, Serge (cover)
Yamamoto, Neal (interior)
Release Date: 1995
ISBN: 0843138602 / 9780843138603
Length:126 pages
Number of Endings:24
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: The reader's choices determine the outcome of a young person's nightmare which requires that he or she either escape from danger or fight the Molers who conquered earth in the war of 2051.
Demian's Thoughts: In terms of gameplay, this book isn't very interesting. The choices tend to lead to arbitrary death, and there's very little strategy involved. Still, this isn't a bad book. It takes itself quite seriously most of the time (unlike most interactive horror stories of its era) and has some fairly disturbing moments. The setting is also fairly effectively described. Of course, this praise doesn't mean the book is particularly original; it has just as derivative a story as most gamebooks do.

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Stockton's Thoughts: I thought this was an interesting variation on the typical formula. The point is not to get out alive, but to see how many different ways you can die. Although this certainly isn't a literary classic, the writing is still better than in many other gamebooks.

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