[Forbidden Games] Samantha Fox Strip Poker


Welcome to the fifth entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents.

A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten, so don’t take it so seriously, we don’want to offend anybody. Just have fun and laugh 🙂

Today’s game is a “card” game, in which the card aspect is absolutely secondary, Samantha Fox Strip Poker.

Samantha Fox was undoubtely one of the the greatest sex symbols and wet dream of most of the guys back in the 80s. Her spicy body and sex appeal were the leitmotiv of her “battle” against Sabrina Salerno, her italian counterpart. Since last time I’ve discussed about Sabrina, dedicated to out italian proud, this time I though it would have been fair to talk about Samantha Fox and a game designer around her. The job was quite easy: a strip poker game, a curvaceous pop idol whose main song says “touch me, I wanna fell your body”. Waaaaay too easy…

Those tits look 8-bit enhanced…

In 1986, Software Communication, a company better known for having developed the ubiquitous Geoff Capes Strongman rode the wave of Samantha Fox success and made a game in which finally everyone willing to could have watched her boobs hidden talent.  Martech Games, active between 1983 and 1988, published the game (which is still now one of their most famous releases) on the classic 8-bit platforms: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum.

Why is forgotten?

In an era of politically correct and scandals for sexual harassment for sure game like this doesn’t have a place to stay. But back then during the era of the yuppies, easy money and economic expansion, stuff like this was daily occurrence. Today if you try to release a game like this you’ll be probably banned from the world and accused to be a dirty sexist so it’s no surprise a game like this slowly fell into oblivion. Until today 🙂

Why is forbidden?

For the same reason why is forgotten. Or better, today with the explosion of the social network, Instagram overall, it’s easier for everyone to have fresh pictures from their idols and all the stars rush to post a better picture looking to have more likes. So it’s even easier sometimes to find leaked pictures and sometimes probably not so leaked as you imagine or even sex tapes of your favourite celebrity. But releasing a game in which they get exposed would be probably illegal…

Modern times…

Why is fun?

Because you can undress Samantah Fox in your dark bedroom and be filthy without telling it to the world 🙂 Samantha Fox has aged quite well, even though Sabrina Salerno is still hotter than her in my opinion.

Still gorgeous, but I always prefer Sabrina…

How can I play it?

We all know that in 2017 all of the games can be played via emulation and Samantha Fox Strip Poker is no exception. However if you’re an hopless nostalgic the web comes to help you. While the Amstrad, C64 and Spectrum version are quite common and you can find them bundled in a lot of job lot of cassettes, you can even purchase it separately for a few euros. The BBC Micro is the less common and therefore more expensive version so prepare to spend around 15-20€ for it (probably you can even find the disk version at the same price). I’ve sincerely never seen around an MSX version, I don’t know if that’s because it’s rare or simply it doesn’t have enough appeal.

Something similar but a bit less crappy???

Looking for a strip poler game which is not crappy is a bit of a nonsense, so I try to do it by the back door (pun not intended):

  • Qix, a game released by Taito in 1991 in which you have to “unveil” and color portions of the screen. This was also the base for some adult games…
  • Saboteur, one of the first games to feature a human female protagonist (since I’m not considering Ms. Pac-Man a human), released in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, because it features another popstar, THE Popstar…

And finally, if you need other games related to this which are crappy and adult oriented like Samantha Fox Strip Poker, stick around, more games will be covered soon!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have not played this game. For some reason, it seems slightly retro to base a game around showing a nude celebrity, although the graphical limitations do seem to have a negative effect. I enjoyed the comparisons between modern times and the 1980s.
    How is the game played? Is it a simple game of poker?

    Like

  2. Craig Woirhaye says:

    Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember these games. Ah, the 1980’s. Where we just accepted one another no matter how strangely we danced, dressed, or styled our hair!

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