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Nintendo Adventure Books
Van onderen! (Dutch)
(pseudonym used by Ginns, Russell)
Zalme, Ron (puzzles)
September, 1991 (First printing)
November 5, 1992 (British edition)
0671742035 / 9780671742034
(First printing, Pringles edition)
0749713062 / 9780749713065 (British edition)
121 pages (62 sections) |
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|User Summary:||It's the princess' birthday, but one of her presents isn't what it seems....|
Now that we're back to Clyde Bosco's authorship again, the style of the first two books has come back. I was glad for its return, and it's accompanied by a decent (but not perfect) game design which integrates some of the more challenging gameplay mechanisms introduced in the previous volume -- getting the right stuff in your inventory is vital (though not as pointlessly difficult), and the puzzles, while not terribly hard, are at least mostly non-trivial. It's not really an outstanding book, but it's a pleasant read, going by rather quickly but offering just enough challenge to be satisfying to complete.
My High Score - 5270
As the others say, this isn't a tremendously amazing book, but it manages to at least be satisfying. Luigi's puns made me groan at times, but there were a couple genuinely amusing instances that made up for them. I've liked the allusion about a grocery cart falling down stairs since fifth grade.
Since it seems to be required for reviewing a Nintendo book around here...
My Final Score: 4570
I did not like the ending to this book, because I found out that it is literally impossible to get a score below 4000 points. But anyway, the rest of the book itself is very enjoyable, particulary because of Clyde Bosco's triumphant return, so I laughed out loud more than a few times once again. The puzzles in here had a mediocre difficulty, and the first puzzle was pretty time-consuming for me. I really liked the environments the Mario Bros. went through. But, again, I did not like the flawed ending.
High Score: 4470
|Errata:||The balloon and noisemaker items don't appear on the score card.|
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Fireguard for the errata.|
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Known EditionsFirst printing