DescriptionThe 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.
Part of the Following Group
|MicroProse's answer to Space Quest||DOS||*Katakis* (37483)|
|The best game you never played.||DOS||Toka (16)|
|Rex Nebular kicks Roger Wilco's ass anytime, anywhere.||DOS||Zovni (9384)|
|Not for swinging, hip, gender-benders, but not bad||DOS||jossiejojo (41)|
The Press Says
|Just Adventure||DOS||Feb 19, 2002||A-||91|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Macintosh||Mar 11, 2010||15 out of 20||75|
|Jeuxvideo.com||DOS||Mar 11, 2010||15 out of 20||75|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
|Adventure Gamers||DOS||Feb 16, 2007||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|
|Power Play||DOS||Dec, 1992||54 out of 100||54|
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TriviaRex 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.
Related Web Sites
- Rex Nebular Walkthrough -- on the Computer Show