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Categories: Complexity Level : Intermediate (Some Game Elements)
Game System : Combat
Game System : Inventory Management
Game System : Randomization Method : In Book
Genre : Adventure
Genre : Science Fiction
Product Family : Fighting Fantasy
Target Age Group : Adults
Target Age Group : Older Children
Target Age Group : Teenagers
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person

Several Fighting Fantasy books have been adapted into games for a variety of computer and video game platforms over the years.

The 1980s platform games were coded and distributed by several different companies as the series progressed: number 1 was by Crystal Computing (published through Puffin Books' software range); numbers 2 and 3 were entirely Puffin Books products; number 4 was the only game to bear the Fighting Fantasy Software branding (published by Adventure International); numbers 5 and 6 were coded by Adventuresoft (UK) Ltd and distributed by US Gold Ltd. Three further adaptations were advertised, but would never be released (Sword of the Samurai, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and Demons of the Deep.)

"Software Pack" editions of the first three ZX Spectrum/Commodore 64 games were also produced featuring the game cassette and the Puffin gamebook in a slipcase.

The 1984 edition of The Citadel of Chaos was advertised for the ZX Spectrum but the existence of a ZX Spectrum version has never been confirmed.

In 1998 a loose adaptation of Deathtrap Dungeon was produced by EIDOS for PlayStation/Windows PC. A huge marketing campaign featured a young Kelly Brook portraying the female player-character from the game.

The 2009 Nintendo DS version of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain was only released in North America due to licensing/copyright issues in Europe and is quite collectible.


Deathtrap Dungeon: Limited Edition
1. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Software Pack
2. The Citadel of Chaos: Software Pack
3. The Forest of Doom: Software Pack

Video Games

Deathtrap Dungeon
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
1. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
2. The Citadel of Chaos
3. The Forest of Doom
4. Seas of Blood
5. Rebel Planet
6. Temple of Terror
7. Sword of the Samurai
8. Appointment with F.E.A.R.
9. Demons of the Deep

Related Documents


Rebel Planet Computer Game Ad
This advertisement for the Rebel Planet computer game comes from Computer Gamer issue 13, page 47. Thanks to Ryan Lynch for sharing the image.

Bibliography of Items About "Fighting Fantasy Video Games"


Masters of the Dungeon
The Publishers Strike Back
Review: Rebel Planet
Review: Seas of Blood
Warlock Casts His Spell


Micro Adventurer, June 1984

Reference/Non-Fiction Books

Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games

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