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Item - The Busting of Frankie Da Mora



Series: Storytrails — no. 22
Translated Into: La caĆ­da de Frankie da Mora (Spanish)
Author: Sharp, Allen
Illustrators: Lawrie, Robin
Piggott, Reg
Date: 1986
ISBN: 0521312744 / 9780521312745
Length: 45 sections (each two pages long)
Number of Endings: 6
User Summary: As the child of a shop owner in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties, you set out to free your family from the extortions of a gangster boss.
Guillermo's Thoughts: (review based on the Spanish translation)

This is a brilliant gamebook. While the design is very similar to that found in all other Storytrails books I've read so far, the story and writing are superb. Nothing beats the thrill of playing a child who tries to foil the plans of gangster gangs by sheer wits. Gameplay is also quite challenging. Furthermore, the endings vary meaningfully depending on the reader's choices, and the life of the protagonist develops in vastly different ways depending on the ending reached. This is more interesting than the vast majority of gamebooks where the different endings are only meant to describe different ways to die horribly. Highly recommended.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Guillermo Paredes for the plot summary and Ken G. for the cover scans.
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