February 4, 2015

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

MicroProse, 1992

In this marvelous MicroProse addition to the adventure genre, you play the role of womanizer and rogue, Rex Nebular.  As the interplanetary pilot Rex, you begin your quest in search of a priceless national treasure, a vase stolen from a planet whose Amazon-like inhabitants are all women. Genuinely interesting puzzles and locals offset the campy humor as Rex struggles to acquire the artifact.  Additionally, the player is allowed to select the level of game play, from "easy" to "hard," making the game suitable for both expert and novice players alike. Excellent dated graphics, nice music and easy to handle interface make this game a classic.