Demian's Gamebook Web Page

Item - The Video Avenger

(Original edition)
(Commonwealth edition, first printing)
(Commonwealth edition, first printing)
(Commonwealth edition, first printing)
(Commonwealth edition, first printing)

Combined Summary

Series: Twistaplot — no. 7
Translated Into: Datorns hämnd (Swedish)
Desafío al computador (Spanish)
O vingador do vídeo (Portuguese)
Author: Colligan, Douglas
Illustrators: Cabarga, Leslie (cover)
Lago, Ray (interior)
Date: 1983 (Original edition)
ISBNs: 0590328697 / 9780590328692 (Original edition)
0590722581 / 9780590722582 (Commonwealth edition, first printing)
Length: 93 pages
Number of Endings: 25
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.
Demian's Thoughts:

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.

More reviews by Demian

Fireguard's Thoughts:

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.

More reviews by Fireguard

Special Thanks:Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the Commonwealth edition images.
Users Who Own This Item: Alatar001, Andys80s, Ardennes, auximenes, bookwormjeff, Erikwinslow, exaquint (1.95, no price), Fireguard, girtablilu, Grifter, Gurvo, hoops4ever, katzcollection, kevmp, kinderstef, kleme, knginatl, Lambchop, MacbthPSW, mattender, mcd, mlvoss, nelsondesign, Nomad, plowboy, Pseudo_Intellectual, RonaldFrobnitz, Sheridan77, spragmatic, Stockton, Von Scotty, waktool (Commonwealth, US 1st printing; US 2nd printing)
Users Who Want This Item: CSquared, Ffghtermedic, jeremydouglass, Mr ?, NEMO, Ryuran333, vinler, wonderfly
Users with Extra Copies: Fireguard
Oberonbombadil - Commonwealth edition 1st printing

Known Editions

Original edition
Commonwealth edition, first printing

Please log in to manage your collection or post a review.

Related Documents

Structure Diagram

Twistaplot # 7 Structure Diagram
Thanks to Ryan Lynch for sharing this.