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(American edition, first printing)
(American edition, first printing)
(American edition, first printing)
(American edition, first printing)
(British edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Star Challenge — no. 5
Translated Into: Bandidos de la galaxia (Spanish)
I cavalieri della galassia (Italian)
Ginka no ryakudatsusha [銀河の略奪者] (Japanese)
Les Pirates de l'espace (French)
Author: Black, Christopher
Illustrator: Cintron, Maelo
Date: September, 1984 (American edition, first printing)
ISBN: 0440428335 / 9780440428336 (American edition, first printing)
Length: 117 pages
Number of Endings: 39 (25 victories and 14 failures)
User Summary: A valuable mineral has been found in a distant star system, and convoys of prospectors are flocking there to extract it. You must stop a group of bandits who are attacking the convoys and return with a piece of the mineral so the planetary network can study it.
Guillermo's Thoughts:

(Review based on the Spanish translation).

I enjoyed this book much more than Planets in Peril. This time, the author does use the scoring system to its full potential, meaning that getting a high score at the end will require making several choices that involve careful thought and logic. There are several different ways to tackle the adventure and different optimal endings to achieve, meaning that the book has considerable replay value. In addition to the above, the author and illustrator made this book more lively than other entries in the series (the "So long, suckers!" note left by the pirates is particularly memorable). Finally, the adventure has an element of moral ambiguity that is quite rare in gamebooks. I definitely recommend giving this one a go.

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Shadeheart's Thoughts:

[Rating: 1/10]
[Recommended? NO]

Uninspired, dull and lifeless, in what could have been a fun experience the "Star Challenge" series enters another unrecommendable title into its already unappealing set of titles with "Galactic Raiders". Devoid of either entertainment value or sheer spirit, blast away from this title far into the stars and don't feel the need to look back; you'll be missing nothing if you disregard this droning challenge to read through. ^^

(Mysteriously disappears into the shadows.)

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ben Nelson for the British cover scan.
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Known Editions

American edition, first printing
British edition

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