GA3: Slaves of Rema
1,000 - 5,000 downloads
- Great port of the classic books
- No lite or trial version
- The app may be more expensive than the real book in a street market
3rd in the series of gamebook adventures
Gamebook adventures were a popular series of well, you know, books, back in the eighties and nineties, that combined choice-your-adventure mechanics with dice and a character sheet (a simplified version of those "true" role playing games use). It was just a matter of time that someone bring them back from oblivion and updates them. This review applies to all the GA series, as there are no relevant differences regarding interface of playability between them.
We won't discuss here the quality of the content, as they are all awesome under thirty years ago standards, but the update is at the same time something great and a missed chance. Great because there are a bunch of lovely little details such as the die rolling on the table and little animations to give the game some pace and intensity. A missed chance because there could have been a lot of customization options we would have liked to really create our own character, and the sections are so word by word the same as then that if you played them as a child you will still remember which options are better. There have been a few gameplay tweaks, though, but nothing able to break the already existing (un)balance.
Anyway, this more than acceptable update on those books we loved so much has to be welcomed and praised because of its professionalism and user-oriented thinking.
Cruelly taken from your homeland of Orlandes, you find yourself in a far off land at the mercy of a gladiatorial arena. Somehow trying to find a way to escape overseas, can you also unravel a potentially dangerous mystery that puts two nations on the brink of war?
"Slaves of Rema is epic in scope, but doesn't lose sight of the plight of your character. It brings the twists and turns at a satisfying pace, and all of this is supported by the wonderful art we have come to expect from Tin Man Games." - Touch Gaming Magazine
"I can't help but feel a certain nostalgia for these four interactive books. Without noticing it, I got sucked into the first one over the Christmas holiday and went back to the previous pages and cheat reading different plots." - App Freak
What is a Gamebook Adventure?
Gamebook Adventures is brought together through the efforts of passionate and avid gamebook enthusiasts. If you are familiar with the Choose You Own Adventure, Fighting Fantasy, Sorcery, Lone Wolf or Grail Quest series then Gamebook Adventures will really appeal to you. Our aim is to give those nostalgic readers of old something new and fresh, and bring a new exciting experience to those unfamiliar with gamebooks. If you enjoy fantasy RPGs or adventure games then this is for you!
At their core, all of our gamebooks are compelling adventure stories where you get to choose how the adventure unfolds. Every section of the narrative concludes with choices that you have to make. The choices you make will alter the story, taking you down new paths and giving you new choices.
Occasionally you will be presented with a situation that needs to be resolved with some dice rolling. The gamebook engine lets you throw 3D physics based dice that roll and bounce as if you were tossing them on a tabletop. Roll the dice to resolve combat by pitting your character against a myriad of enemies. Roll the dice to see if you were able to leap the gaping chasm, or pick the shopkeep’s pockets. Roll the dice to see if you won a bet, or caught the plague!
Did you take a wrong turn? Or make some bad dice rolls? Then hopefully you put in a bookmark so that you can go back and try again!
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Fixed an issue that could cause the game to not load properly on devices set to french or spanish as the default language.
Also fixed a problem where bookmarks would not work properly in classic mode
As always, if you have any troubles, let me know!
Are people really complaining about the price of these Game books? i mean cmon its hardly bank breaking, Android is a legitimate gaming platform, and should be considered more than a dirt cheap form of entertainment. not that 4 pounds isnt dirt cheap! /r
I bought this game because i used to love reading the adventure books as a kid. I had a good time. The story is engaging but kinda short (you can finish it in three hours maybe). I also think that the menu presentation is outdated. Concluding, i had fun b
Love the modern throwback to the classic choose your own adventure series. Looking forward to the rest, thanks!
These games have exactly the same concept, but the plot is much more interesting and sustained throughout whilst everything is more entertaining.
I have all of Tin Man's Gamebooks and they are guaranteed fun! Like Choose Your Own Adventure with dice rolling.
These gamebook apps remind me a lot of LW and FF, but better mechanics. The prose is engaging and the pacing is spot on! Also a developer was quick to respond to an issue I had. All in all a superb gamebook experience for Android!