You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

Posted February 1, 2010 by Mrs Giggles in 3 Oogies, Gamebook Reviews, Standalone Gamebooks / 0 Comments

See all articles tagged as .

You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

Ace Books, $3.50, ISBN 0-441-94978-9
Sci-fi, 1985

oogie-3oogie-3oogie-3

You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat is a gamebook that features Harry Harrison’s character James “Slippery Jim” DiGriz who is also known as the Stainless Steel Rat. However, you won’t be playing as Stainless Steel Rat here – instead, you are some nobody who is guided – and ordered around – by him as you undergo a wild goose chase of an adventure in a planet called Skraldespand. Your mission is to kidnap a Professor Geiseskrank, but it’s not as easy as it seems!

The good news is that this gamebook is impossible to fail. You won’t die. This is a Choose Your Own Adventure-style campaign, so instead of dying, you will only end up in circles as you come across the same pages again and again, heh. Just like the author’s science-fiction novels featuring the Stainless Steel Rat, this gamebook is humorous with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor. The whole campaign has a feel of you being constantly barked at by a cantankerous, stern, but ultimately lovable camp master.

But the campaign isn’t the most interesting one once you take away the humor. There is a tendency for the campaign to loop itself should you take a wrong turn, and because the campaign is a pretty long one, the going can get pretty tedious after a while.

Still, this one will make a pleasant interlude between Grailquest campaigns for those who like their gamebooks to be tongue-in-cheek and irreverent above all else.

BUY THIS GAMEBOOK Amazon US | Amazon UK

Like it? Share it!
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone
The following two tabs change content below.

Mrs Giggles

Woke based diva at Hot Sauce Reviews
Loves boys that sparkle, unicorns, money, Lego, chocolates, tasty buffets, video game music, and fantastical stories.

Latest posts by Mrs Giggles (see all)