The Famous Five choose their own adventure

The Famous Five

I used to read a lot of books when I was younger and a lot of those books were by Enid Blyton, author of the Famous Five and Secret Seven series of stories. I loved those books but they were very linear when compared to what I discovered in 1988 – the adventure game series!

Famous Five map

These new adventure games were essentially re-tooled Famous Five books, told as a choose-your-own-adventure story, but with added goodies like a map, dice and puzzles to solve.

The extra features of the adventure game series were just gimmicks that added little to the overall story, but their inclusion was a nice hook and the books I owned kept me entertained for a good few months.

Famous Five puzzles

I also owned an Asterix & Obelix book that was very similar, though those characters didn’t have the same hold over me as Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy, a.k.a. the Famous Five.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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