Description

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.

Screenshots

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Your cell bloke mate is eager to get down and dirty...
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Captured by the feminist "Keepers"...to become a breeder...way cool!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Rex finally leaves his infamous ship, "The Slippery Pig"
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Rex meets a hermit in the deserted city of Machopolis.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure DOS Feb 19, 2002 A- 91
Play Time DOS Dec, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 11, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Mar 11, 2010 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Adventure Gamers DOS Feb 16, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gambler DOS Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Power Play DOS Dec, 1992 54 out of 100 54

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Trivia

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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