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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 82
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set (78-82) (Collection)
Author: Brightfield, Richard
Illustrators: Huerta, Catherine (cover)
Morrill, Leslie (interior)
Date: August, 1988
ISBN: 0553273566 / 9780553273564
Length: 114 pages
Number of Endings: 16
User Summary: You are a seeker of sunken treasures, but you are distracted from your normal activities when a girl asks you to help her find her lost father, a computer programmer who disappeared while searching for the source of some mysterious signals.
Demian's Thoughts:

Like the last title, this book fully embraces the unique tone of this series. In its chaotic pages, it has pirates, mad scientists, mysterious armies, ancient structures and, as the title suggests, some nasty weather. I didn't really find it to be a terribly interesting read, though; the book simply fails to offer anything new, and past entries in the series have dealt with the same subject matter in a more interesting fashion. It does earn some points by giving the player a clear objective to aim for and making it somewhat difficult to achieve that objective, but since the choices are more random than strategic, there's no particular satisfaction in "winning." Interestingly enough, my copy of this book is a seventh printing, which suggests that this was reprinted a lot more times than the average book in the series was. Perhaps it has some special charm that I'm somehow completely missing.

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