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Leather Goddesses of Phobos (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The most fun you can have with your pants off. Er, no wait... Mirrorshades2k (273) unrated
Pulp-Science Fiction Adult Game + Superheroes & Mad Scientist's. David Ledgard (63) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Bawdy fun for all! Tony Van (2688) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.6
Overall MobyScore (28 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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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).
Adventure Classic Gaming
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 with graphics.