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Deathtrap Dungeon Official Strategy Guide [Paperback]

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April 1998 Official Strategy Guide
More than 55 different enemies await you — do you have what it takes to slash your way through the Deathtrap Dungeon?
• Detailed walkthroughs of all torturous areas
• Tactics for fighting all enemies — from dragons to pitfiends to demonic humanoid sorcerers
• Maps of crucial areas
• Strategies for all weapons — from swords and flamethrowers to deadly spells
• Locations of all keys, weapons, treasure, and demonic deathtraps

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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing,U.S. (April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761511059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761511052
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.3 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,545,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Livingstone has constructed a wonderful labyrinth of fiendish tricks and traps that is likely to ensnare even the most experienced adventurer, and will take a great deal of dedicated effort from the reader if they ever want to reach the ultimate goal." --sci-fi-online.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Fighting Fantasy Returns!

Wizard Books are proud to announce the return of the children's book sensation of the 1980s: Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy.

The first ever Fighting Fantasy gamebook, Warlock of Firetop Mountain, was originally published in 1982. It became an overnight bestseller, and went on to sell 2 million copies. The series "captured the imaginations of a whole generation of teenage boys," reached 59 titles and sold in excess of 15 million books around the world

Fighting Fantasy inspired a legion of fans in the 1980s and is set to take over the world once again. Relauched with a dazzling new 21st-century look, Wizard will publish 6 titles in 2002. The first print run of each of the books published in 2002 contain very special, never-to-be-repeated collector's features so - begin your collection today! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deathtrap Dungeon: Great dungeon adventure. 25 Feb 2005
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Deathtrap Dungeon, written in 1984 by Ian Livingstone, was the sixth edition to the growing Fighting Fantasy series. This adventure is set, like most of the earlier FF books, in the medieval fantasy land of Allansia. There is a successful town in north Allansia called Fang. It's ruler, a certain Baron Sukumvit, decided to make Fang the centre of a great contest, to be held once each year, called the Trail of Champions.
Now, this Trail of Champions involved the Baron tunneling a deadly labyrinth into the hills behind the town. The labyrinth, named Deathtrap Dungeon (if you didn't already know), was then riddled with fiendish traps and vicious monsters to trick and test any contestants trying their luck. Just before the grand opening, Sukumvit selected ten of his finest troops to enter the dungeon, as a test of it's lethality. Much to the Baron's delight; none of the troops were ever seen again! The call then went out to adventurers all over Allansia.
Many adventurers were eager to test their skills in Deathtrap Dungeon, for the honour of being the first to survive the labyrinth and collect their own weight in gold as a reward. As yet, none have survived to claim the prize...Until now, that is!!
You start as an adventurer, signed up for the Trail of Champions, the eve before the contest starts. The next day, you line up outside Deathtrap Dungeon, ready to start your adventure. Five other contestants enter the dungeon with you. These are: an armoured Knight, a robed Ninja, a female Elf Warrior and two 'Arnold Schwarzenegger look-a-like' Barbarians.
So, the race is on!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original and best known FF 8 Sep 2011
By Will
I have read all the FF books having owned 1 to 59 and stupidly selling them all many years ago. These were pretty much the only books I read as a kid, I loved em and this is one of the top ones. Personally I preferred the more darker and harder books which were mostly from Steve Jackson. If you haven't read any then the best ones to get in my opinion are Deathrap Dungeon (hard), City of Thiefs, Creature of Havok (incredibly hard), Return to Firetop Mountain, Legend of the Shadow Warriors, Legend of Zagor, Seas of Blood, Talisman of Death, Vault of the Vampire... House of Hell is very good as well I love the setting, concept and the atmosphere but it is very frustrating unfortunately. Creature of Havok on the other hand I couldn't even complete by cheating but it is still brilliant. But there are loads of other great ones as well like Freeway Fighter and Appointment with FEAR and more I don't recall. There are some terrible ones (mostly the sci fi ones) but most are excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC! 26 Nov 2010
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A epic classic, I remember playing/reading these books back in the day, wonderful story and you never know what's round the corner, my heart is racing every time I turn the page probally one of the best in the series and well worth your money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deathtrap Dungeon Review 10 Oct 2002
I can remember, at the age of about 10, first picking up this book and thinking how different it looked from any I'd seen. An adventure where I got to choose the ending? Where I got to fight the monsters? As I read the book I gradually became more and more involved with the book. It is certainly very imaginaitve. There are any number of ways you can progress and, for each of them, there are many different adversaries to face. Deathtrap Dungeon has often been hailed the best in the FF series and there is a lot of truth to this statement. The most memorable monsters for me were the Rock Grub - I'm sure people had nightmares about this! - and Poison Ivy. However, there is much more to the book then this and if you take the time to read it - now its been reprinted (Hurray!) I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best adventure gamebook ever? 16 Dec 2012
By Alaran
As a genre defining adventure this is undoubtedly a contender for the finest gamebook ever and Ian Livingstone's masterpiece. It is genius to make the plot of a gamebook a game itself, even though retrospectively this seems an obvious idea.

The dungeon is fabulously constructed and consists of a myriad of ingenious traps and fiendish foes. The difficulty level is pitched perfectly, the right balance between being challenging and not too complicated. You will probably need to amp and plan to reach the end but each attempt will see you get further and achieve more as you steadily progress. There is always something new to explore and even false routes and scenarios are still enjoyable and worth experiencing. There is plenty of scope for extra play and revisits in this adventure.

'Deathtrap Dungeon' also contains some of the best opponents and most imaginative monsters to be found in Fighting Fantasy. There are a myriad of creatures including the physically powerful Pit Fiend, the cunning gnome, amusing trolls, pesky troglodytes, and the sinister Mirror Demon. The bloodbeast that features on the original cover (sadly replaced with the Wizard re-releases) is a phenomenal creation, one of Ian Livimgstone's best, and your battle against it sufficiently different and enjoyable. It is also the first adventure to make use of a manticore. The manticore is realised perfectly as a deadly, cunning opponent rather than as a ravenous beast. It is also one of the more intense combats in FF.

Your fellow competitors are also varied and developed well. Throm is somehow one of the most likeable allies in FF. upon taking the correct route through the dungeon you should encounter all the competitors you see at the start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deathtrap Dungeon (Fighting Fantasy)
Very ideal for a birthday present, very good value for money and arrived earlier than expected. Would buy again and recommend to anyone :)
Published 15 months ago by Uni-gal21
4.0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for every gamebook lover
This gamebook is the history of the genre: you are an adventurer challenging a dungeon full of traps and monsters for gold and for freedom. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ale
5.0 out of 5 stars Make more!
If you have not yet brought a Fighting Fantasy book, do! My book fell apart (oh well) when I was reading it but was not the end of the world! But is quite interesting!
Published on 28 Dec 2011 by Helen Hiscock
3.0 out of 5 stars fanatasy review
Exactly as expected, memories from childhood! Great book and haven't put it down very often. Would definitely recommend to others.
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest dungeon crawls in any gamebook.
One of the best books in the whole Fighting Fantasy series, DEATHTRAP DUNGEON is a first class dungeon crawl. Read more
Published on 25 July 2011 by Caramon
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
great read for kids who dont like to. a game book just sit down with a pencil and dice for hours of fun
Published on 26 Dec 2010 by W. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from the FF genre...
I've been into the Fighting Fantasy books for ages...well when I say into them that is to say I would have loved to get hold of them but they've been impossible to find. Read more
Published on 1 July 2002 by "bludangell"
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent, with one exception
The Strategy guide offers everything it promises and more, with one exception. This is the strategy guide for the playstation version, NOT the PC. Read more
Published on 23 Aug 1999
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