Ah yes, as
if Nintendo Power wasn't already accountable for 99% of or reading
materials, they thought they'd go after that rare 1% of kids who were
actually reading books on a regular basis. And what better way to go after
them than by copying the popular "Choose
Your Own Adventure" format. There were 12 of these books in total,
and in each of them you had to help Mario, Luigi, Link, or whoever through
all sorts of puzzles. There was even a high score system for you to keep
track of to see just how well you did.
personally, I'd take the real Choose Your Own Adventure books over these
any day. The stories were a hell of a lot more interesting... I mean who
the hell wants to read about Mario when you can enjoy being responsible
for your character suffering a slimy death!? Now, if Nintendo had released
a book based on a game such as Chiller, then maybe they'd have something
really worth reading.