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Leather Goddesses of Phobos

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad PCW
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Macintosh
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3.3
Atari 8-bit
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3.3
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Description

The year is 1936, and suddenly the protagonist is abducted by the Leather Goddesses for the final testing in the plan which will enslave every man and woman on earth. These Leather Goddesses of Phobos are just finishing up their plans for the invasion of Earth. If the hero fails to escape and save humanity, the Leather Goddesses will turn the Earth into their pleasure dome.

Leather Goddesses of Phobos is a text adventure with humorous overtones. The player uses standard commands in the text parser to observe his environment and pick up items. The game's 'naughtiness' level can be adjusted between Tame (G), Suggestive (PG), and Lewd (R).

Screenshots

Leather Goddesses of Phobos Apple II Begin the game at Joe's Bar (80-column mode)
Leather Goddesses of Phobos Amiga The warning screen
Leather Goddesses of Phobos Atari 8-bit Adult content disclaimer
Leather Goddesses of Phobos Atari 8-bit An embarrassing death, to be sure.

Alternate Titles

  • "LGOP" -- Informal name
  • "Leather Goddesses of Phobos - a racy space-age spoof" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 9.67 out of 10 97
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1986 9.67 out of 10 97
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1986 9.67 out of 10 97
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 88 out of 100 88
Raze DOS Feb, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Raze Amiga Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
SPAG DOS Mar 02, 1995 7.2 out of 10 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1993 69 out of 100 69
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

69,105

Infocom's famous 69,105 number is used in this game to refer to the number of leaves contained in the sack found in Cleveland, Ohio.

Copy protection

Copy protection for the game required the user to have access to the map and comic book that came with the game. The comic book gave the keys to solving a cryptogram in the game as well as navigating the catacombs (with the map). Without the comic the cryptogram is still fairly easy to solve. Even with the comic and map the catacombs are nearly impossible to traverse.

Development

Designer Steve Meretzky aimed to have his previous game, A Mind Forever Voyaging, generate incredible controversy over its political commentary on the conservative policies of the Reagan administration. After it generated no controversy at all, Meretzky "decided to write something with a little bit of sex in it, because nothing generates controversy like sex."

Extras

One of the software trinkets (called "feelies" by Infocom) was a scratch and sniff card with odors associated with the game. One such odor was, of course, leather.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) –#10 Funniest Computer Game
  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Text Adventure of the Year

Information also contributed by Chris Mikesell, Sciere and Zack Green.

Related Web Sites

  • Crap Shoot (A humorous review of this game and its successor on PC Gamer)
  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Brief game description with 4 release dates)
  • The Commodore Zone (All about the game with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Leather Goddesses of Phobos.)
  • The Leather Goddesses of Phobos Transcript ("this transcript is not from Leather Goddesses of Phobos, but it does show many of the typical commands you might use in the story. It contains several simple puzzles and their solutions, and it will give you a good idea of how Infocom's interactive fiction works. The player's commands appear in capital letters after each prompt (>). The map represents the terrain in the sample transcript as you might have drawn it. NOTE: In this sample transcript, you play a male character. In Leather Goddeses of Phobos you can be either a male or a female character.")
  • Wikipedia: Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Leather Goddesses of Phobos at the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, including plot, feelies, and notes. )
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