Because of the authenticity of the life experiences explored in the program, Alter Ego contains explicit material which may not be suitable for players under the age of 16. They have the option of skipping these experiences, however.
Female and male versions
The game came out in a distinct male and female version, where all the experiences are geared toward male or female players respectively.
The female version, due to the very small percentage of female gamers at the time, did not sell well and is fairly rare.
1986 - Best Game Idea of the Year
Issue 04/1987 - #11 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)