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Item - The Weird Zone

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

Combined Summary

Series: Star Challenge — no. 6
Translated Into: El sector maligno (Spanish)
Soleil rouge sur les robots (French)
A Titokzatos Zóna (Hungarian)
Uchuu makyou [宇宙魔境] (Japanese)
Author: Black, Christopher
Illustrator: Cintron, Maelo
Date: November, 1984 (American edition, first printing)
ISBN: 0440493102 / 9780440493105 (American edition, first printing)
Number of Endings: 36 (21 victories and 15 failures)
User Summary: People in the galaxy are going insane. You must find the cause and put a stop to it.
Guillermo's Thoughts:

(Review based on the Spanish translation.)

Much like Galactic Raiders, The Weird Zone is designed so that the scoring system rewards careful choice-making. It is certainly an above-average gamebook, with entertaining writing and several non-obvious choices. My only complaint is that the three endings which give the highest scores are located right next to each other in the decision tree; if they had been scattered throughout the book gameplay would have been still more interesting. If you can overlook this flaw, you'll have a lot of fun with the book.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Brett Easterbrook for the British cover scan.
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Known Editions

British edition
American edition, first printing

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