Interactive fiction has been a near constant on mobile, from the larger projects like 80 Days to the message-driven stories such as Lifeline. But before they were digital, gamebooks were the physical embodiment of the genre, combining text with stats and dice rools. We've seen expanded adaptations such as the isometric Warlock of Firetop Mountain, but the newly released Fighting Fantasy Classics offers mobile gamers to experience those original stories in text adventure fashion on iOS.
Ranging from fan-favorites such as The Forest of Doom and the aforementioned Firetop Mountain to Bloodbones, Fighting Fantasy Classics lets you enjoy the dice rolls, page-turning decisions, and tons of text of those older gamebooks through a single digital collection. Each of the seven currently available stories can be purchased for $1.99 (a limited time price, with Bloodbones currently free), presenting familiar interactive fiction with useful pages for keeping track of stats, equipment, and maps of the world in the gamebooks.
The Fighting Fantasy Classics app can be downloaded for free on the App Store, and more gamebooks are expected in the future, including Deathtrap Dungeon, Freeway Fighter, Sword of the Samurai, Trial of Champions, and Temple of Terror. An Android release is slated to happen soon.