Gamebook Adventures returns for its fifth title! Please note that you do not need to have read any of the previous gamebooks in order to read and play this. The critically acclaimed series of newly imagined interactive fantasy gamebooks puts you, the reader, in control of the story! Along with a realistic dice-based battle system to fight creatures, an epic tale and beautiful artwork, Catacombs of the Undercity will give you many hours of gamebook adventuring!
"Captured by one of Orlandes City’s most infamous brotherhoods, the Red Hand Guild, you are thrown to the mercy of the subterranean world deep beneath the streets of the great capital. Wading through the sewers and other dark menacing places, your goal is to reach Undercity, the City beneath the City! Only there can you find the help you need to escape this underground horror and bring down the dark brotherhood from within."
"My favourite examples so far though are the iPad and iPhone-compatible Gamebook Adventures, a series of lovingly crafted and extremely well-written interactive fantasy novels. It's surprisingly engrossing stuff, the economically written narrative packing in masses of detail, while rattling out a pacey, involving story." - The Guardian
"Catacombs of the Undercity is the best entry into the Orlandes series I’ve played yet. It’s exciting, atmospheric and even amusing at times, plus there are plenty more beasties to battle too." - iPhoneFreak (4/5)
Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity is the fifth in a series of newly written adventure gamebooks for the iPhone, iPod Touch and now beautifully realised for the iPad! We are completely original and not simply a re-print of old gamebooks.
•Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in An Assassin in Orlandes, The Siege of the Necromancer, Slaves of Rema and Revenant Rising.
•Read the story and dictate the direction of the story! Options based on who you have met, where you have visited and what you have found.
•Written by Andrew Wright, Gamebook Adventures 5 takes you on an swashbuckling quest from the sewers of Orlandes City to the subterranean metropolis of Undercity.
•Pirkka Harvala, the popular illustrator from An Assassin in Orlandes, is back! His beautiful illustrations bring to life the denizens of this strange underworld.
•Battle an array of creatures from acid ghouls to spirit demons and find ways to get your revenge against the Red Hand Guild.
•Hire mercenaries to aid you in your quest!
•Unique battle system using realistic 3D dice which can be rolled by shaking your iDevice.
•Three difficulty levels: Classic, Bookworm and Novice.
•Lots of achievements to collect and artwork to find throughout the book. These are placed on your achievement wall.
•Illustrations can be viewed full screen by simply tapping on them in the book and we have higher resolution artwork for iPhone 4 and iPad users.
•New widgets at the bottom of each page access direct to your inventory, settings and main menu making easier than ever to find your way around the gamebook.
•An update to the constantly changing world map and gazetteer, Orlandes Uncovered. This now includes Rema and Drymar.
•Dramatic soundtrack composed by our Freeplay Independent Games Awards Finalist, Adrian Watkins.
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!
Upgraded to 65-bit iOS
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Difficult, frustrating, and too random
I love game books and hard adventure games. I typically choose hard mode in most games like this. After 10 or so games of getting crushed on classic (hard), I tried the middle option, and still died often. Only by using a bookmark every few pages was I able to make any real progress. Then I ended up at a point where all every choice funneled me into losing my companion without any option to save him followed closely by an encounter that automatically took 20 life if I didn't have a companion. Without using a bookmark over and over, I would lose items at the whim of a die. Having to exploit the bookmark system to re-roll dice over and over sucked the joy out of it for me.
Good game, current version has a bug though.
I have enjoyed all the Gamebook games so far. This particular one has a bit of a bug right now unfortunately. It does not play in landscape mode on the IPad. All the other ones do. Very strange. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Poorly done, I expected better
I've been enjoying this series, but this book is the worst one so far. The storyline is frankly less interesting than the previous ones, and the gameplay is vastly more frustrating. It's way too easy to die in the sewers at the beginning, the random rolls that can make you lose your equipment are stupid, and you may as well keep restarting until you roll high stats and use a precious bookmark at the beginning, because trying this one with low rolls means you're doomed.
- Tin Man Games Pty Ltd
- 182.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- © 2011 Tin Man Games Pty. Ltd.
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