Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure

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This Choose Your Own Adventure spinoff series based on the original Star Wars trilogy was released in 1998 in a limited collector's edition with hologram covers. These books were the last of the Choose Your Own Adventure line, though further Star Wars-based gamebooks were released in the Star Wars Episode I Adventures series.

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 1. A New Hope
Author: Christopher Golden
Illustrator: Eric Cherry
First Published: April, 1998
ISBN: 0-553-48651-9
Length: 118 pages
Number of Endings: 14
Plot Summary: Helping Luke Skywalker look for a lost droid in the desert leads you right into the plot of the first Star Wars movie.
My Thoughts: As movie-based gamebooks go, this is a pretty good one. It's fairly faithful to the film yet it still allows the reader's choices to affect the plot, unlike (for example) the hideously bad Dick Tracy Catch-a-Crook Adventure. The only problem here, which isn't much of a surprise, is that reaching a happy ending isn't very challenging at all.

 2. The Empire Strikes Back
Author: Christopher Golden
Illustrator: Phil Franké
First Published: September, 1998
ISBN: 0-553-48652-7
Length: 117 pages
Number of Endings: 13
Plot Summary: After surviving a while on the ice planet Hoth you have an opportunity to continue your Jedi education with Yoda...
My Thoughts: This is similar in quality to the previous book... You've got to love having the opportunity to betray everyone and become a general in the Empire, though!

 3. Return of the Jedi
Author: Christopher Golden
Illustrator: Phil Franké
First Published: September, 1998
ISBN: 0-553-48653-5
Length: 115 pages
Number of Endings: 11
Plot Summary: You must help rescue Han Solo then survive various events leading up to the final confrontation with the Emperor.
My Thoughts: Like the other two books in the trilogy this is fairly well-written. Fortunately this concluding volume is somewhat more difficult, containing slightly more interesting and less obvious choices.

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