This is definitely not the Snow Queen in that animated film with the ubiquitous song. The newest adaptation of the Fighting Fantasy game is Caverns of the Snow Witch and your goal is to take over the mission from a trapper who dies in your arms and that is to defeat the wicked witch. It’s a straight-up RPG gamebook but this time in mobile format, from the same developers that brought you Appointment with F.E.A.R, another Fighting Fantasy adaptation.
The game is based on a single-player roleplaying gamebook by Ian Livingstone, a legend in the gaming (desktop and video) world. They based most of the visuals on this as well, even retaining the retro 80s feel in some parts. Even the famous (well, famous for that community) cover by Les Edwards from the gamebook is also adapted into the game. Your mission is basically to stop the evil Snow Witch from bringing the earth to another ice age. You need to go through the Crystal Caves of Icefinger Mountains (we’re betting it’s cold there) to confront the coldest woman of them all.
The digital gamebook features beautiful visuals whose pages can be turned, just like you would a real book, with the option of reading it vertically or horizontally. When it comes to the dice-rolling, it uses a physics-based system. You also get an Automated Adventure sheet so you can track your progress easily. And unlike when you play the gamebook non-digitally (well, unless you have your music player turned on), with the app you get beautiful background music while playing. And because the artwork is gorgeous, you can access them through a gallery and maybe use one as your screensaver or wallpaper.
The developers said they will also be bringing other Fighting Fantasy gamebooks to the digital world, so if you’re into that sort of thing, this is something to look forward to, given their track record with past adaptations. But for now,try out Caverns of the Snow Witch, available for download from the Google Play Store for only $5.99. It might seem pretty steep compared to other games (and the others shoot guns and blast spaceships), but RPG gamebook fans would probably say it’s worth it.
VIA: Pocket Gamer