Prolific gamebook developer Tin Man Games has done great work with their various ports and adaptations of Fighting Fantasy. When they first got the license, they stuck mostly to adapting the books as accurately as possible. After a little bit of experimentation in games like Appointment with F.E.A.R. ($5.99), they decided to go all out for The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ($1.99), an adaptation of the Fighting Fantasy book that started it all. Going with a board game-style presentation and a new system of strategic combat, it’s a great take on an old adventure. And now for the first time on iOS, you can pick up the game at a discounted price.
That’s not all, though. A little bird has let me know that the Goblin Scourge DLC that is being added to the Steam version of the game in July will also be coming to iOS that same month. You can look forward to three new heroes, some new areas, and even some new monsters to control. Those heroes will naturally come with their own stories, one of the coolest features about Tin Man’s take on the concept. It’s likely that the new content will be delivered via IAP, just like many of the extra characters in the initial release.
As for the sale, it’s due to run through to July 5th, so you’ve got a little time to farm the necessary coinage. Don’t wait too long, however. Tin Man doesn’t run sales on any individual title more than a couple times a year, so we probably won’t be seeing a price this nice again for a while. If you need more information to help you decide, be sure to check out our review of the game. Short version: it’s pretty cool, whether you’re familiar with the source material or not. Different from the original, but cool. So find a few bucks and get to smacking some goblins upside the head, friends!