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Publisher: Scholastic -- United States
Categories: Complexity Level : Basic (No Game System)
Complexity Level : Intermediate (Some Game Elements)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Randomization Method : Coins
Game System : Visual Puzzles
Genre : Adventure
Genre : Contemporary Fiction
Genre : Fantasy
Genre : Horror
Genre : Science Fiction
Genre : Western
Product Family : Twistaplot
Target Age Group : Older Children
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
Translated Into: Choisis ton aventure (French)
Deltas Adventure Games (Dutch)
E agora você decide (Portuguese)
Puzzle dein Abenteuer (German)
La torre y la flor - Tu aventura (Spanish)
Tu ets l'autor (Catalan)
Twistaplot (Swedish)

These books were Scholastic's answer to Choose Your Own Adventure. Like that series, the books cover a wide variety of genres and are aimed at a fairly young audience. However, several entries in the series distinguish themselves from the more straightforward Choose Your Own Adventure books by including some simple puzzles and elements of random chance (thinking of a random number, for example). The Twistaplot name was also used for a series of simple computer games included on Scholastic's Microzine electronic magazine, and the series spawned a spin-off for younger readers called Pick-a-Path. While the series ended in 1985, three of R. L. Stine's books (titles 1, 4 and 9) were reissued with new covers (by uncredited artists) in 1994 and 1995, probably due to the success of his Goosebumps series. Indeed, when Stine created an interactive Goosebumps spin-off (Give Yourself Goosebumps) it had something of a Twistaplot tone to it.


1. The Time Raider
2. The Train of Terror
3. The Formula for Trouble
4. Golden Sword of Dragonwalk
5. The Sinister Studios of KESP-TV
6. Crash Landing!
7. The Video Avenger
8. Race into the Past
9. Horrors of the Haunted Museum
10. Mission of the Secret Spy Squad
11. Camp-Out on Danger Mountain
12. Journey to Vernico 5
13. Midnight at Monster Mansion
14. Instant Millionaire
15. Spellcaster
16. Secrets of the Lost Island
17. Ghost Riders of Goldspur
18. Calling Outer Space

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