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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Review
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Posted: A year ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a game based on the choose-your-own-adventure books from the 90's.

Unlike the book, here you can choose different characters each with their own backstory and moves. But also, unlike other games, you are represented not by a lifelike figure but static tabletop miniature. It sounds like a step backwards but works well to evoke that dungeons and dragons feel.

Once you've chosen your character you get a specific side quest along with the main mission. You move around the dungeon and soon realise that your characters abilities play a big part. Some can read the signs. Others can intimidate foes. While still others have combat enhancements.

When you encounter an enemy, you take turns to move your figure and choose attacks. The outcome is determined by a dice roll. You have to manage your Stamina to avoid dying and going back to the last checkpoint.

It all looks like a classic board game, as the world assembles around you as you advance. Like those games, this is also quite hard. Before you really learn the combat well, you will die quite often. Along with the story mode, you can opt for Gauntlet mode for more quick battles.

In balance it's a great way to introduce new players to role-play video games as well as revisit the world and characters of the Fighting Fantasy books.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 30/08/2016

Platforms: PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Turn-Based

Developer: Tin Man Games (@TinManGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. Replaying as different characters and finding all the treasure can take towards 20 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain usually costs £19.99.
 

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition

Switch Store Switch £19.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase extra content that add the ability to play as a few of Zagor’s minions as an alternative to always being the hero. These are included in the The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition.

On iOS the game is cheaper to start but then requires purchases to unlock content included in the Switch and PC versions:
  • Complete Pack
  • Epic Adventurers
  • Paperback Heroes
  • Intrepid Explorers
  • Kickstarter Heroes
  • Goblin Gauntlet

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Horror.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TinManGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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