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The Cavern of Doom

(American cover)
(British cover)
Series: Zork #3
Translated Into: La caverna del destino (Spanish)
Author: Meretsky, S. Eric
Illustrator: Harris, Dell
Release Dates: September, 1983 (American edition)
April, 1984 (British edition)
ISBNs: 0140317570 / 9780140317572 (British edition)
0812579852 / 9780812579857 (American edition)
Length:127 pages
Number of Endings:17
User Summary: People have been disappearing into a mysterious, newly-discovered section of the Great Underground Empire. Since Max and Fred are among the missing, Bivotar and Juranda decide to explore the mysterious Cavern of Doom where they disappeared.
Demian's Thoughts: This is another good book in the series, capturing the "dungeon crawl" style of gaming quite entertainingly. For those who care, page 87 includes another cheater trap.

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Guillermo's Thoughts: This is a very entertaining dungeon crawl, filled with gruesome deaths which are fun to read (who reads gamebooks only for the good endings, anyway?). The adventure is designed so that you need to collect a series of items to complete it, meaning that it should be appealing to Fighting Fantasy readers. There is only one way to victory, but finding it should not be too difficult if you are familiar with the way the minds of gamebook authors work. Overall, this is a worthwhile read, up to par with the Endless Quest series.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Nicholas Campbell for the British cover scan.
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