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 The Head Nurse of the Keepers has "persuading techniques" identifying your health history
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Female "Keepers" look on at you on the screen, as you conduct "cultural exchanges" with a local woman at her hut
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Thing's that make you go "mmmm....."
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Getting in touch with your feminine side I see...

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User Reviews

MicroProse's answer to Space Quest *Katakis* (38182) unrated
The best game you never played. Toka (16) unrated
Rex Nebular kicks Roger Wilco's ass anytime, anywhere. Zovni (9314) 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

Just Adventure Feb 19, 2002 A- 91
Play Time Dec, 1992 85 out of 100 85
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
Adventure Gamers Feb 16, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventurearchiv Aug 31, 2002 69 out of 100 69
PC Joker Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Techtite 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Dec, 1992 54 out of 100 54


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In addition to the already humorous manual the game originally came with Rex's "voice-activated auto-transcribing audio log" (actually a transcript of said log). This 20-plus page fiction gave a deeper insight into Rex, and described the events that led him to Terra Androgena in much more detail that in the opening sequence.

Written by Steve Meretzky, the log was also pretty funny to read, with highlights like reading an entry were he goes on and on about how exited he is about his new log and how he's gonna make an entry every single day, only to read that his next entry is a year later and reads "what the hell is this piece of junk?

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