I thought it was silly for Ontario developer Big Blue Bubble to announce Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for the iPhone almost immediately after the game's Nintendo DS version's launch, prompting many gamers to skip the dual-screened game for the mobile edition, but it turns out the App Store release is completely different.

While the DS game was a real-time, first-person dungeon hack, the iPhone version is more like Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s original Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, taking you through a text adventure with original illustrations and dice-based mechanics. You can tap the screen to flip pages, shake the handset to roll the dice, and manage your inventory with the touchscreen.

Big Blue Bubble says it isn't stopping with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (now available for $2.99 on the App Store), as it's planning to release four more titles from the series. One of those games, Deathtrap Dungeon, will come out later this month.

Hopefully, the iPhone edition is more approachable than the DS game, which received positive user impressions but dismal reviews from professional critics. 1UP's D- review for that title was so devastating, one of Big Blue Bubble's developers personally attacked the critic on GameFAQs!