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FF3: Deathtrap Dungeon

UK £ 4.99 , Canada $9.99 , Australia $12.95 This edition not available in the United States - click here for news ISBN 1-84046-388-0 FF2 cover

Here we enter classic FF; Deathtrap Dungeon. This is the third book in the successful Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, this time written entirely by Ian Livingstone. Set in the most popular medieval-style gamebook setting of Allansia, you play the part of a warrior hero who enters the terrifying Deathtrap Dungeon.

Book Description:No one has ever survived the Trial of Champions. The annual event devised by the devilish Baron Sukumvit, has claimed the lives of many brave adventurers before you. Can you possibly overcome the various traps and puzzles that lie in wait for you in the labyrinth of Fang?

This deadly dungeon has captured the hearts of millions (literally!), and is filled with hideous monsters, mindbending puzzles and pitfalls around almost every corner. Only the strongest are likely to have any chance of enduring the tests that lie ahead, and along with five other adventurers, this is your year to enter the deep depths of the dungeon.

It is May 1st, and along with a knight, two barbarians, an elf-woman and a thief, you are set to go to your inevitable doom. Early on the dungeon is a reasonably pleasant stroll with a few 'lesser' creatures to hone your swordplay against. However, this doesn't last long and the traps begin to come thick and fast after the initial 'nice' period. There are plenty of places in Deathtrap Dungeon in which you'll receive an automatic death for making a foolish decision; no fights to get you out of the fix, its back to square one!

Aside from the numerous traps awaiting you, there is also an incredible array of tough monsters to fight. There are the usual popular beasts like the Minotaur and the Medusa, but there is also the extremely vicious manticore, as well as the revolting Bloodbeast. The last two have to be overcome if you are to succeed in your quest, though anybody getting that far with a modest skill value might as well start again!

Not content with leaving the monsters to deal with you, Ian also added a final puzzle at the end. This is one of the few Fighting Fantasy books to actually spawn a sequel. If you weren't scared off first time, you can return to Fang in 'Trial of Champions'. The book spawned a computer game by Eidos Interactive in the late 1990s.

About the Author: Ian Livingstone

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