[Forbidden Games] Teenage Queen


Welcome to the eighth 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 one of the many adult card games, Teenage Queen.

The game was released in 1988 for the classic handful of platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC and Atari ST. An MS-DOS port followed slightly later.

The story is the one of a poker player who meets a sexy roller girl and tricks her into a session of strip poker. And so far, nothing strange. Usually the end of a trip poker games sees the titular girl (or girls) completely naked to show their beautiful bodies. But here the thing goes further. Do you remember the video Rock DJ starring Robbie Williams? Well, it’s not the same but kind of. You can merge it with Terminator and think about a sexy girl instead of a man. I don’t want to say more. *Play it*

The game was developed under the label Exxos by ERE Informatique, a french software house with no remarkable titles that however produce an interesting verticl scrolling space shooter named Altair in 1987 for the Atari ST. The distribution instead was handled by a company above suspicions: Infogrames SA, the french firm which was responsible, back in the 90s, of the distribution of an incredible list of successful games such as Alone in the Dark 1, 2 and 3 (1992, 1993 and 1994), V-Rally (1997), Driver (2999), Final Fantasy IX, Civilization III  (2001), GP3 and GP4 (2002), before changing its name in Atari SA in 2009.

Why is forgotten?

Even though the platforms for which the game was released housed some highly remarkable titles, they even saw a swarm of low budget games that received a limited distribution due to the system obsolescence or to the adult or stupi contents. Well, strip poker games are not the kind of games all the software houses fight each other for, so thias game is the result of a particular and a bit nostalgic way to develop and distribute video games. I don’t think someone today knows something about Teenage Queen. and if he does watch out, he might be a cyborg…:)

Why is forbidden?

Try to ask someone to produce and publish a strip poker game in 2017 A.D. and you’ll probably get a charge for sexual harassment. Really, there’s no market for stuff like that. Even back then it was something to keep away from the light of the day and to play only during the solo sessions on the personal computer. And when I say solo sessions, I mean solo. Only a computer, the game and only one hand available while the other is doing other stuff…

Why is fun?

Teenage Queen is at least *interesting* because is a bit difference from other strip poker games. While the goal is the same, undress the sexy girl, who is really sexy (thanks to a great job of the programmers especially the ones of the Amiga version), but then it comes the surprise. I don’t want to spoil more (even though not spoiling something that is around since almost 30 years id a bit stupid).

How can I play it?

Even though this is not a game you can frequently see sold online is not so expensive. One of the cheapest version is probably the ST 3,5″ floppy you can find for a few euros, then you can find the 5,25″ floppy for the CPC for a couple more, let’s say 20-30€. The game was also featured in a collection for the Amiga called European Dreams along with other three games; you can find now the collection for less than 30€ if you’re lucky. So this time there’s no need for emulation, the game is cheap enough.

Something similar but a bit less crappy???

This stime I’d like to stay true to the genre so my three suggestions are other adult card games:

  • Strip Poker 3, just because this is a game it was included in a compilation of 100+ games a friend borrowed me when I was young. And bak then it was the most erotic stuff I could aspire;
  • Samantha Fox Strip Poker, already featured a few weeks ago in this column;
  • Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance, probably the first strip poker game ever.

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

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  1. I have not played this game. The visuals actually seem quite artistic and could be better quality than mainstream games released around the same time. It does sound like it has a strange twist at the end. I was surprised that a reputable company was involved in distribution of the game.
    Why were there so many adult games based around poker? Was it because of the association with strip poker? Or was it because games based on poker were easy to create and suitable for a small company to make?

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