The Lizard King is the first book in the Fighting Fantasy series to shed the trap/puzzle formula of previous books and rely mostly on creature encounters. This makes the game more difficult, as most enemy encounters can’t be avoided. Like its predecessors, Island of the Lizard King includes three difficulty settings: First is Adventurer, a mode where you play the Lizard King the way it was intended. You are given unlimited bookmarks (i.e. save games) and your Stamina (i.e health) is calculated by rolling two, six-sided dice + 12.