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Alternate Title: You Decide on the Adventure
Publisher: Scholastic -- United States
Categories: Complexity Level : Basic (No Game System)
Format : Paperback
Genre : Fantasy
Licensed Property : Video Game Tie-In
Target Age Group : Older Children
Writing Style : First Person
Writing Style : Past Tense
Writing Style : Third Person

These books, based on games for the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance portable video game systems, are less complicated than the earlier Nintendo Adventure Books since they don't include any game rules, but they are more closely related to the games that inspired them, with some of the events in the plots designed to provide useful information for players of the video games. Each book also includes a center section of color illustrations. The first book features the phrase "Choose Your Own Adventure" in an inverted star on the front cover, but the later titles instead use the phrase "You Decide on the Adventure," perhaps due to trademark issues.


1. Super Mario Advance
2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
3. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
4. Warioland 4

User Comments

Sometimes a variety of tie-in merchandise will turn up upon the major release of a new film, video game or even book; in many cases these can become collector's items if the original is well-received, while the vast majority of these items disappear as quickly as they come. These odd works published by Scholastic Inc. are among such tie-ins... and in all honesty, not a single justifiable reason serves for their existence. There's no goal in mind - these titles serve neither as companions to the original games nor as interactive fiction; there aren't any puzzles to solve nor is there any resemblance of anything to do with the material it carries the name of on the cover. Bearing in mind that these do little more than draw unfortunate readers in under a false pretense, to put it rather simply, one should not give even the slightest thought toward buying these wastes of time. Insubstantial to the highest degree, avoid these at all costs; you won't have any regrets if you do.


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