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Commodore 64Computer Gamer
The game is great fun to play although shock horror! - there is actually a spelling mistake! Be warned though, the game is about sex and some people may got very embarrassed by what they read. It is intended to be a spoof though and should not be taken too seriously. Once again. Infocom have shown that there is no need to include graphics in an adventure. No pictures could ever do justice to their pages of atmospheric text, especially the one Involving the yak!
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Textadventures von Infocom waren schon immer ein besonderes Vergnügen, doch das nicht allzu schwierige »Leather Goddesses of Phobos« ist ein besonderer Knüller. Ein Muß für humorvolle Abenteuerspieler, die Englisch können.
[Budget re-release] Who needs graphics when the text is this good. In fact, I prefer the lack of pictures, it means you can conjure up your own personal representation of the scene described (depending on how tame, suggestive or lewd you are).
The world is being threatened by the fiendish Leather Goddesses and you're the only person that can save its inhabitants – if they want to be saved.
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
It is worth noting that Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X!
, though being a sequel to Leather Goddesses of Phobos, is not a text based interactive fiction but rather a graphical adventure game. As such, Leather Goddesses of Phobos stands almost in a league of its own as a defining interactive fiction infused with sexual content intended for a mature audience. It is also an example of how naughty or crude humor can still be done both tastefully and with originality. As a defining adventure game of its era, Leather Goddesses of Phobos is worth playing by any gamer who is interested in understanding more clearly from where modern adventure games derive their inspiration.
The game wonderfully recreates the feel of 30's pulp fiction, from
the swordfight on the hull of the Space Battleship (without spacesuits,
naturally), to the Sultan and other colourful characters you meet on Mars, to
the delightfully contrived situation at the South Pole, to the marvelous
running gag concerning the lucky escapes of your faithful companion. The
final scene where you try to assemble your machine while under attack by all
of the Leather Goddesses minions is one of the greatest moments in
interactive fiction, and one that would be utterly impossible to reproduce
Da solche Textadventures mittlerweile ausgestorben sind, sagen wir es nochmals in aller Deutlichkeit: Bilder entstehen ausschließlich im Kopf des Spielers, am Screen erscheint (englischer) Text pur, und sämtliche Aktionen werden per Tastatureingabe in die Wege geleitet. Mangel an Atmosphäre herrscht dennoch nicht, ganz im Gegenteil – wer sich bei einer derart aberwitzigen Handlung mit solch phantasievollen Ortsbeschreibungen langweilt, schläft vermutlich auch über den Büchern von Stephen King ein! Sollte hingegen jemand Geschmack an Adventures nach alter Väter Sitte gefunden haben, sei er hier noch auf die Compilation „The Lost Treasures of Infocom“ hingewiesen, wo für einen runden Hunni zwanzig weitere, nicht minder gelungene Exemplare warten.
MacintoshAll Game Guide
The execution of Leather Goddesses is surprisingly smooth, and like a similar game released around the same time, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the game is full of jokes and funny moments. There are also weird devices, like the T-remover machine. Though this game appears primitive on the surface, it is still infinitely playable today. If graphics are the reason you play a game, give this one a miss, but if you like story and puzzles--and are not upset at a story containing possible sex--this game still gives a good play for the money.