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|Language:||English||Publisher:||Scholastic -- United States||Categories:||Complexity Level : Basic (No Game System)|
Complexity Level : Intermediate (Some Game Elements)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Inventory Management
Game System : Randomization Method : Coins
Game System : Randomization Method : In Book
Game System : Visual Puzzles
Genre : Horror
Licensed Property : Novel Tie-In
Target Age Group : Older Children
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
|Translated Into:||Chair de poule extra (French)|
En busca de tus pesadillas (Spanish)
Piccoli brividi (Italian)
Uzhastiki 2 [Ужастики 2] (Russian)
After the monumental success of R. L. Stine's Goosebumps children's horror novels, this interactive spin-off was created. Stine was no stranger to gamebooks, and many of these adventures are similar in feel to the earlier Twistaplot series, being relatively straightforward branching-plot novels occasionally enlivened by a puzzle or gimmicky choice. Although all of the books are credited to R. L. Stine, it seems likely that many were ghostwritten by other authors, since style and quality varies wildly from book to book. All of the plots are rather silly, but some adventures have surprisingly sophisticated game design while others are comparatively amateurish and directionless. The first twenty-two adventures were released with colorful prismatic patterns on the front, but the remainder of the series had more traditional (and presumably less expensive) covers. The series spawned one spin-off: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition, which contained some books featuring more complex gameplay mechanisms.
Give Yourself Goosebumps # 8 Coffin Puzzle
Give Yourself Goosebumps # 9 Maze
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Give Yourself Goosebumps #22 Word Maze
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Give Yourself Goosebumps #23 Word Search
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Give Yourself Goosebumps #24 Word Scramble
Give Yourself Goosebumps #24 Word Search
Give Yourself Goosebumps #25 Maze
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How to Write Your Own Give Yourself Goosebumps Books
This article, written by R. L. Stine, discusses the construction of the Give Yourself Goosebumps books.
http://www.scholastic.ca/goosebumps/books/stine/writeown.htm (last verified: 2013-01-18)
Mark Nagata Illustration
This site belongs to illustrator Mark Nagata.
http://www.marknagata.com/ (last verified: 2004-08-03)
An overall weak series but has some great entries. Many of the books are plagued with one huge problem: Many of the ideas are great but are not developed enough!!!! In addition, the writing is usually poor and there's a lack of consistency. Some entires can be forgiven of their flaws but others like The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek are just awful.
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