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Item - Dinosaur Dilemma

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(British edition)
Series: Nintendo Adventure Books — no. 7
Author: Bosco, Clyde (pseudonym used by Ginns, Russell)
Illustrators: Wray, Greg (cover)
Koehne, Josie (puzzles)
Dates: November, 1991 (American edition)
November 5, 1992 (British edition)
ISBNs: 0671742051 / 9780671742058 (American edition)
0749713089 / 9780749713089 (British edition)
Length: 121 pages (61 sections)
Number of Endings: 11
User Summary: Mario and Luigi are on vacation on Dinosaur Island, but they can't have peace for long....
Demian's Thoughts:

This is the first book to reflect the release of Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo, and it thus has a focus on the then-new character of Yoshi. The writing isn't as enjoyable as that of Clyde Bosco's earlier works, but the gameplay is more tightly structured. It's possible to explore various areas in a non-linear fashion, but only the correct order will yield all the items needed for victory. The book is slightly forgiving in that it is sometimes possible to go back and try again without being killed, but the ultimate solution to the book is rather arbitrary, and the vast majority of the puzzles are simplistic and meaningless. Although in some ways this book seems like a sign of progress in Bosco's game design skills, it is nonetheless inferior to the rest of his output.

My High Score - 2600

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