Datorns hämnd (Swedish)
Desafío al computador (Spanish)
O vingador do vídeo (Portuguese)
Lago, Ray (interior)
1983 (Original edition)
0590328697 / 9780590328692
0590722581 / 9780590722582 (Commonwealth edition, first printing)
93 pages |
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|User Summary:||The wrong computer gets delivered to your house, and when you turn it on, you are sucked inside and forced to play potentially fatal video games.|
This gamebook is basically a weak ripoff of the movie Tron, and like that film, it is rather badly dated at this point. It has a sort of eighties nostalgia charm to it, and I loved it when I was younger for some mysterious reason, but really it's pretty awful.
I suppose I look at this in a more favorable light than Demian because this was not only one of my first gamebooks, but because I was one of those kids who grew up wanting to be Captain N. True, the world of video games of twenty-some odd years ago is almost unrecognizable now, but for anybody reading this who suffers from chronic nostalgia, or Captain N and Reboot fans, it might be worth checking out. Personally I thought the effect of being trapped inside a powerful evil computer worked well, with the large number of undesirable endings. It's not the best gamebook ever written, but I'd say The Video Avenger is a worthy read for all of those nostalgic gamers out there.
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the Commonwealth edition images.|
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Known EditionsOriginal edition
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