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[Budget re-release] Who needs graphics when the text is this good. In fact, I prefer the lack of pictures, it means you can conjure up your own personal representation of the scene described (depending on how tame, suggestive or lewd you are).
So, standard text adventure fare, with an entertaining story and challenging puzzles. Interactive fiction they call it - and I am all for interaction (wink wink) and this is part of the appeal 'cos the scene is set by your imagination.
It is worth noting that Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X!
, though being a sequel to Leather Goddesses of Phobos, is not a text based interactive fiction but rather a graphical adventure game. As such, Leather Goddesses of Phobos stands almost in a league of its own as a defining interactive fiction infused with sexual content intended for a mature audience. It is also an example of how naughty or crude humor can still be done both tastefully and with originality. As a defining adventure game of its era, Leather Goddesses of Phobos is worth playing by any gamer who is interested in understanding more clearly from where modern adventure games derive their inspiration.
The game wonderfully recreates the feel of 30's pulp fiction, from
the swordfight on the hull of the Space Battleship (without spacesuits,
naturally), to the Sultan and other colourful characters you meet on Mars, to
the delightfully contrived situation at the South Pole, to the marvelous
running gag concerning the lucky escapes of your faithful companion. The
final scene where you try to assemble your machine while under attack by all
of the Leather Goddesses minions is one of the greatest moments in
interactive fiction, and one that would be utterly impossible to reproduce