The interstellar pilot and Casanova-wannabe Rex Nebular is hired by Colonel Stone for a hefty sum to travel to a distant planet and retrieve a vase that supposedly holds great sentimental value to him. On the way Rex's ship is attacked, and he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Further inspection reveals that this planet is inhabited solely by women; in a terrible war between sexes, the female population annihilated the male one with biological weapons, and is now artificially procreating with a device called the Gender Bender. Rex is soon captured by the planet's cruel elite forces, and must find a way to escape while preserving his virility.

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is a puzzle-solving adventure game with light erotic and comedy elements, somewhat influenced by Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest series. The interface resembles the one used in most LucasArts games of the time period: the player chooses verbs from a menu at the bottom on the screen, interacting with objects on screen. Most of the puzzles are inventory-based. Three difficulty levels are available.


Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Ways to die #003 - Swimming to close to a proximity mine. Interesting visual affects here...what's left of it anyway.
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Aaaaaaaaah!!! Copy Protection!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS You wake up after crash-landing in an unknown planet. Why is there water in the front window?
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Free as a bird...that monster is going to do some serious damage!

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User Reviews

MicroProse's answer to Space Quest *Katakis* (38149) unrated
The best game you never played. Toka (16) unrated
Rex Nebular kicks Roger Wilco's ass anytime, anywhere. Zovni (9318) unrated
Not for swinging, hip, gender-benders, but not bad jossiejojo (41) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75 Mar 11, 2010 15 out of 20 75
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Gambler Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Adventure Gamers Feb 16, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 15, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Techtite 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Dec, 1992 54 out of 100 54


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Rex Nebular was the first game that Sid Meier protege Brian Reynolds worked on with MicroProse.

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OnlyBlue (61) added Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender (DOS) on Dec 06, 1999
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