Monday, June 16, 2008

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2
Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X is the second and final game in the Leather Goddesses of Phobos series.  After the goddesses were defeated by an earthing, an alien from Planet X comes to Earth for help freeing his own planet.  Three characters are available to choose from: an alien from Planet X, a human male gas station owner, or the daughter of the astronomer who discovered Planet X.

Whereas the first game was a text adventure, this game is a graphical adventure.  As it was made after the closure of Infocom, it was developed by Activision under the Infocom label. The first game had a choice of three levels for the amount of adult content (lewd, sugesstive, and tame). However, the second game only came with suggestive material turned on, so the game shipped with a warning on the box.   It was released in 1992.

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 is now supported by ScummVM, a program designed to let 2D adventure games run on multiple platforms. With ScummVM, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 now runs on modern versions of windows, as well as Linux, Mac OS X, and many consoles such as Dreamcast, Wii, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. For a complete list of platforms supported by ScummVM, see here.