Monday, 14 February 2011
Howl of the Werewolf - the Fighting Fantasy fans favourite gamebook!
The long-awaited Fighting Fantazine #5 is here and includes a fantastic cover by Natalie Gingerboom, an interview with one of my favourite (and most under-used FF artists) John Sibbick, the massive amateur adventure Bones of the Banished, news of the revised Advanced Fighting Fantasy range, and the readers' poll to find out the most popular Fighting Fantasy gamebook.
It's that last part that I'd particularly like to draw your attention to here.
Seventy different gamebooks feature in the readers' poll and mine are ranked as follows:
45= - Curse of the Mummy
31= - Knights of Doom
31= - Night of the Necromancer
30 - Spellbreaker
23= - Bloodbones
23= - Stormslayer
1 - Howl of the Werewolf
Yes, you read that right - Howl of the Werewolf topped the survey with an overall score of 84.6% (Plot 85.8%, Gameplay 82.5%, Atmosphere 88.3%, Illustrations 81.7%). I have to say that I am utterly thrilled (needless to say) but should also mention that without Martin McKenna's fantastic illustrations, I doubt Howl would have placed so high, so thank you to him.
It must have been a mammoth task collating all of the votes and working out the rankings so I would also like to extend my thanks to Alexander Ballingall and his team over on the Fighting Fantazine for all their hard work.