Nintendo Adventure Books

Nintendo Adventure Books
Nintendo Adventure Books

6. Doors to Doom
Author: Bill McCay
Illustrators: Greg Wray (cover), Josie Koehne (puzzles)
First Published: October, 1991
ISBN: 0-671-74204-3 (American edition), 0-7497-1307-0 (British edition)
Length: 121 pages (59 sections)
Number of Endings: 14
Plot Summary: A mad scientist has unleashed the Doors to Doom machine, which connects different dimensions and thereby creates the means for world conquest!
Translation: Dutch
My Thoughts: This is an above-average book brought down by some serious flaws. While reading through for the first few times, I really enjoyed myself. The book offers a change of scenery by sending Mario and Luigi into the worlds of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. in addition to the usual Super Mario Brothers stuff, and the puzzles are almost all genuinely challenging and interesting. The problem comes from the book's overall structure. There's no coin-collecting this time around, but points are accumulated as the story unfolds. At the very end of the story, you need at least 410 points in order to win. However, after extensive mapping and head-scratching, it seems to me that the highest possible score is 370, and even this is only attainable by intentionally answering one puzzle incorrectly and then looping around before giving the right answer. Of course, since there are loopback opportunities, it's possible to count points more than once and thus score infinite points; perhaps this is what the author intended, but if so, it's a pretty cheap shot. In any case, I was prepared to herald this as the best book in the series so far, but this design flaw, combined with a rather anticlimactic ending, prevents me from giving this adventure the praise it would otherwise deserve. Good stuff, but sadly not quite good enough.
My High Score: 370 (no points counted more than once)

Source: www.gamebooks.org


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2006-11-25 12:37:51 by kalah

My son is now in his early 20's but many years ago, I was doing the supplimental research to find money and colleges. I still remember it as the last 'extremely high gear' thing I did as a parent. I was absolutely convinced that the national articles about scholarship money existing and going unclaimed would not be true in 1999, the year I undertook this adventure. There were several workshops put on by the high school and the credit union I went to and several books I consulted. There were also sites on the net that sent me info.I wasn't well off and his public high school wasn't ritzy. But I can tell you it can be done because I did it

OMG my book collection has arrived !!!

2005-06-06 10:50:47 by edsdesk

I bought a collection of old tyme kids books on flea bay....and he threw in another:
"JFK As We Remember Him" lots of quotes, lots of history
The best of the best for kids ...
Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss 1986 printing
Copper Toed Boots by Marguerite de Angeli 1938
Skipjack School by Marguerite de Angeli 1939
Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes Marguerite De Angeli 1954
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss 1949 (mint)
The Girl Flyers-On Adventure Island by Bess Moyer 1932
Seabird by Holling Clancey Holling 1948
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield 1917
and many others


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