Written by  :  David Ledgard (65)
Written on  :  Jun 27, 2006
Platform  :  DOS
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Pulp-Science Fiction Adult Game + Superheroes & Mad Scientist's.

The Good

Written by Infocom Author Steve Meretsky who also wrote Bureaucracy, and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with Douglas Adams, and Sci-fi Planetfall and Stationfall.

Pulp-Science Fiction Type Adult Game, with Superheroes and Mad Scientist's. Three modes available: "Lewd", "Suggestive" and "Tame". You start the game in Joe's Bar in Upper Sandusky, Ohio - 1936. You have to choose your gender by either going in the Male or Female toilet. Phobos is a Moon of Mars where said Goddess lives with plan to take over the universe!

There are about 10 different 'worlds' to visit connected together by black circular teleport discs.

Feature of the game include: *Example Transcript "game": where you play a 'Jock' Space Hero on an Asteroid. used to teach players how to play Interactive Fiction if new to it. *A Harem *Cleveland *Being 'brain swapped' with a Gorilla *Classic Infocom Goodies with game packaging: 3D Glasses (one lense Blue, the other Red), Map of Catacombs under Harem, 7 Smell Scratch and Sniff Card - smells includes: Perfume and Pizza. Smell Card developed for Infocom by an outside company. Plus Cartoon Strip Sci Fi Superhero Magazine: "The Adventures of Lane Mastodon".

The Bad

Some of the puzzles were too difficult. Forcing me to get the invisi-clue hints that ruin the game because once you start you can't stop.

The Bottom Line

Released in 1986. One of the first 'Adult' [non-strip poker] computer games ever. May pre-date 'Leisure Suit Larry'.

Has 75 Rooms, and 41 Objects ; recognises 978 Words ; and uses 13763 Op-codes to implement. You much remember this game was designed for a 300 kbyte 80'286 disk AFTER 'zipping' up the data.