House Of Hell Android Game Review

Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games have partnered together to bring you House of Hell, which is another title in the Fighting Fantasy series.  For those who are unfamiliar with this, Fighting Fantasy is a series of gamebooks published in the 80’s by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.  The books are unique in a way that the reader will be making choices and the outcome of the story will depend on what choices you have made.

The gamebook concept is now being brought to the Android platform with House of Hell being the first to be introduced. Tin Man Games has promised more Fighting Fantasy games will be coming in the near future.

House of Hell can now be downloaded over at Google Play for $5.99. You’re going to need a device running on at least Android 2.0.1 and a storage space of 44 MB.

The game starts out with your character taking refuge in the House of Hell due to a raging storm outside. This doesn’t seem like a good idea since the danger the storm brings is nothing compared to what’s waiting inside the house.

You can play the game in its new interactive form taking advantage of the great graphics or you could turn of the visuals and play it like it was done in the 80’s. I suggest not turning off the visuals though since this adds a new dimension to the game and makes it even more exciting to play.

One thing that’s convenient this time is that your inventory/stat sheet is now automatically updated. No need for you to list it down with a pen and paper as what was done in the 80’s. You also won’t need a dice this time around since you only have to shake your device to roll the dice.

Some of the features exclusive to this app include

  • Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school
  • Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s
  • Tim Sell’s classic illustrations colorised for the app
  • Fantastic new cover artwork to unlock

If you are a fan of Fighting Fantasy or Choose Your Own Adventure type of books then this title is worth checking out.

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