Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

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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 Rex finally leaves his infamous ship, "The Slippery Pig"
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Uh-oh...what did you get yourself into Rex?
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Sweet, you got yourself a new ride! It even comes with a gender security check...
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Rex and Stone, taken from the intro.

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User Reviews

MicroProse's answer to Space Quest DOS *Katakis* (37938)
The best game you never played. DOS Toka (16)
Rex Nebular kicks Roger Wilco's ass anytime, anywhere. DOS Zovni (9321)
Not for swinging, hip, gender-benders, but not bad DOS jossiejojo (41)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure DOS Feb 19, 2002 A- 91 Macintosh Mar 11, 2010 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75 DOS Mar 11, 2010 15 out of 20 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
Adventurearchiv DOS Aug 31, 2002 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 67 out of 100 67
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Mar 15, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Rex Nebular was prominently advertized as the first game to use the MADS engine (MicroProse Adventure Development System......SCUMM anyone?) used in other games like Dragonsphere.

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