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* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler: As you attempt to escape with the President in the end of the story, the Gromulans, in a last-ditch move, somehow summons a dragon to pursue your escape craft. It turns out this is just one of their many illusions, the "dragon" is just a missile that you can destroy before leaving]].


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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: As you attempt to escape with the President in the end of the story, the Gromulans, in a last-ditch move, somehow summons a dragon to pursue your escape craft. It turns out this is just one of their many illusions, the "dragon" is just a missile that you can destroy before leaving]].

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%%* MasterOfIllusion: The Gromulans can do this. Even a little Gromulan girl you encounter has this ability!

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%%* * MasterOfIllusion: The Gromulans have technologies which can do this. generate extremely realistic holograms, which are realistic enough to pass for illusions. Even a little Gromulan girl you encounter has can access this ability!


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* ProductPlacement: An insert illustration shows an ad for Coke on the side of a bus.


Sci-fi based adventures of ''Fighting Fantasy'' will continue for a short while until ''Sky Lord'' eventually puts an end to the genre.

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Sci-fi based adventures of ''Fighting Fantasy'' will continue for a short while until ''Sky Lord'' ''Literature/SkyLord'' eventually puts an end to the genre.

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* NetGun: A failed escape sequence ends with the Gromulans using this to capture you alive.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: You can end up in one of these, where it is occupied by gangs of Earth thugs.


* CoversAlwaysLie: See that fierce green alien on the front cover? That's not your character, nor is it a Gromulan - rather its a Horned Dog-Faced guard, an artificial alien humanoid-dog hybrid you encounter while searching through some tunnels.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: See that fierce green alien on the front cover? That's not your character, nor is it a Gromulan - -- rather its it's a Horned Dog-Faced guard, an artificial alien humanoid-dog hybrid you encounter while searching through some tunnels.



* EliteMooks: Excel Class Gromulan Droids are stated to be exceptionally dangerous.



* FoodPills: Ibstead of Provisions, the only form of nourishment you can get in the future are food pills.

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* FoodPills: Ibstead Instead of Provisions, the only form of nourishment you can get in the future are food pills.



* LaserHallway: One scene involves you trying to cross a series of chambers where androids are being welded. If the randomly firing laser gets you (determined by dice roll, as per usual '' Fighting Fantasy'' style) then your goose is cooked...

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* LaserHallway: One scene involves you trying to cross a series of chambers where androids are being welded. If the randomly firing laser gets you (determined by dice roll, as per usual '' Fighting ''Fighting Fantasy'' style) then your goose is cooked...



* MasterOfIllusion: The Gromulans can do this. Even a little Gromulan girl you encounter has this ability!

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* %%* MasterOfIllusion: The Gromulans can do this. Even a little Gromulan girl you encounter has this ability!



** EliteMooks: Excel Class Gromulan Droids are stated to be exceptionally dangerous.



** The description given to planet Earth brings forth to mind [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]].

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** The description given to planet Earth brings forth to mind [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]].Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.

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* FoodPills: Ibstead of Provisions, the only form of nourishment you can get in the future are food pills.


''The Gromulans, have kidnapped President Xerin of the Galaxy One Federation and have hidden him on Planet Earth. You are the best agent available for this rescue mission, and it is up to you, to retrieve the President before the Gromulans succeed in extracting vital, top-secret contents from the President's mind. You have forty-eight hours to retrieve the President; should you choose to accept this quest, you will face deadly Gromulaan droids, sinister, fear-inducing Gromulan illusions, and other potential hazards native to planet Earth. Succeed, and your criminal records will be expunged and you will be very rich.''

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''The Gromulans, Gromulans have kidnapped President Xerin of the Galaxy One Federation and have hidden him on Planet Earth. You are the best agent available for this rescue mission, and it is up to you, to retrieve the President before the Gromulans succeed in extracting vital, top-secret contents from the President's mind. You have forty-eight hours to retrieve the President; should you choose to accept this quest, you will face deadly Gromulaan droids, sinister, fear-inducing Gromulan illusions, and other potential hazards native to planet Earth. Succeed, and your criminal records will be expunged and you will be very rich.''



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Unlike ''Literature/StarshipTraveller'' or ''The Rings of Kether'' where your hero has a deadly laser/phaser gun, in this book your standard sidearm is the non-lethal Catchman.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Unlike ''Literature/StarshipTraveller'' or ''The Rings of Kether'' ''Literature/TheRingsOfKether'' where your hero has a deadly laser/phaser gun, in this book your standard sidearm is the non-lethal Catchman.

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* LeftForDead: Getting mugged by bandits or punks on Earth will lead to all your equipment and gadgets stolen, with you unable to contact your superiors or find any ways to continue the mission, leading to a NonStandardGameOver.

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* DeadlyDodging: While confronting two androids wielding laser blades, you immediately leaps between the just as they swing ... causing one android to kill the other while getting its arm sliced off in the process. You then fight the weakened, one-armed android yourself (which is easy since its stats have been greatly decreased because of its disability).

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* ChaseScene: One on foot with you being pursued by androids, one on hover-boards, and one more on futuristic airborne vehicles against earth bandits.


* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Unlike ''Literature/StarshipTraveller'' or ''The Rings of Kether'' where your hero has a deadly laser/phaser gun, in thiss book your standard sidearm is the non-lethal Catchman.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Unlike ''Literature/StarshipTraveller'' or ''The Rings of Kether'' where your hero has a deadly laser/phaser gun, in thiss this book your standard sidearm is the non-lethal Catchman.


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* LaserHallway: One scene involves you trying to cross a series of chambers where androids are being welded. If the randomly firing laser gets you (determined by dice roll, as per usual '' Fighting Fantasy'' style) then your goose is cooked...

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* SpaceNomads: The Gromulans are described to be these, although the backstory states that they've been living on planet Earth for the past hundred years.


* NightmareFuel: The Gromulan illusions, which they use to trick and unnerve you from continuing with your mission. Some of them are nicely depicted in full-page illustrations, like one where a man had snakes coming out of every orifice on his face...

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