[Forbidden Games] Man Enough


Welcome to the forty-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 🙂


Benvenuti al quarantacinquesimo episodio della rubrica in cui recensisco giochi proibiti (e dimenticati) con contenuti per adulti.

Molti dei giochi che saranno recensiti qui avranno sia contenuti per adulti, sia contenuti che potrebbero offendere qualcuno. Per favore tenete a mente che siamo qui solo per riscoprire cose giustamente dimenticate, quindi non prendete il tutto troppo su serio, non vogliamo offendere nessuno. E fatevi ‘na risata 🙂

Today’s game is Man Enough.

This is the DOS answer to the FMV that graced the CD-i and the 3DO: there’s Plumbers don’t wear ties, there’s Night Trap and then there’s Man Enough, because you have to be man enough to play this crap. Or even a woman with a very bad taste. The game was developed and published by Tsunami Multimedia, a company that in its brief adventure in video games had just one (minor) hit, Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch. Man Enough is their other FMV title along with Flash Traffic: City of Angels, and if you have never heard about it don’t worry, nobody has.

Il gioco di oggi è Man Enough

Questa è la risposta DOS agli FMV che hanno affollato il CD-i e il 3DO: c’è Plumbers don’t wear ties, c’è Night Trap e c’è Man Enough, perchè bisogna essere abbastanza uomini per giocare a sta roba, o essere una donna con pessimi gusti. Il gioco è stato sviluppato e pubblicato da Tsunami Multimedia, una compagnia che nella sua breve irruzione nel mondo dei videogiochi ebbe un solo minimo sussulto con Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch. Man Enough è il loro altro gioco FMV assieme a Flash Traffic: City of Angels e se non l’avete mai sentito non vi preoccupate, nessuno l’ha mai sentito.

Why is forgotten?

Actually with the recent success of dating sites and apps like Tinder, the fact that during the lockdown you can meet people only online and that today many games are just an excuse to show perfectly-crafted cutscenes and you just have to play a few buttons to perform every possible action, Man Enough should be reassessed (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!). No, I’m joking, but it surely isn’t worse than many of the games featured in this column.

In realtà con il successo che stanno avendo i siti di dating come Tinder, il fatto che in quarantena ci si vede e ci si conosce solo online e che i giochi di oggi spesso sono solo un contorno a scene dove si parla e basta e dove basta premere pochi pulsanti, Man Enough dovrebbe essere rivalutato (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!). No scherzavo, però non è certamente meno peggio di altri giochi apparsi in questa rubrica.

Why is forbidden?

 

 

Why is fun?

Maybe it’s just me and my particular tastes but let’s be frank, the women featured in the game are all but unforgettable. We saw better stuff in way worse strip poker games on way worse platforms (monochrome sexy Spectrum games anyone?) and as you can easily imagine, the game loses its appeal after 3 minutes (assuming it ever had some).

Magari sarò io ad avere gusti particolari, ma diciamoci la verità, non è che il parco donne del gioco brilli più di tanto. Si è visto roba migliore in giochi di strip poker ben peggiori su piattaforme ben meno dotate (tipo la roba monocromatica sullo Spectrum) e come potrete ben immaginare il gioco perde di interesse dopo tipo 3 minuti.

How can I play it?

As you can clearly imagine the game is everything but easy to find online in its physical copy, at least in Europe. The only copies I’ve found online belong to two ads from US one of which refers to a sealed copy sold for a whopping 130€ (plus shipping). I ask myself if this copy is sealed because the owner made a mistake and wanted to buy a real game and he made a mistake, deciding to not even to open Man Enough or because he thought “Man, this game will worth a fortune in the future!”. In this second case I’d sincerely lose my faith in humanity.


Come potrete be immaginare il gioco è tutt’altro che facile da trovare nella sua edizione fisica, almeno in Europa. Le uniche copie trovate online sono relative a due annunci dagli Stati Uniti, uno dei quali per una copia ancora sigillata venduta per la cifrona di 130€ più spedizione. Mi chiedo se la copia sia sigillata perchè il proprietario voleva comprare un vero gioco e si è sbagliato decidendo di non aprire neanche Man Enough oppure perchè pensava “Cazzo, questo gioco in futuro varrà una fortuna!”. In questo secondo caso perderei sinceramente la mia fede nell’umanità.

Something similar but a bit less crappy???

  • Plumberd son’t wear ties
  • Night Trap
  • The Daedalus Encounter (at least there’s Tia Carrere in her heyday)

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

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have not played this game. This game seems even more obscure than the other games reviewed in this column as there does not seem to be a way to obtain a copy to play. The graphics for the game seem similar to other FMV games from the same time, with realistic photographs that are fairly pixellated and use a weird shading effect. I enjoyed the description of social interaction during lockdown.
    What does the player do in the game? Is the game played by the player picking a response from a selection? Why is it forbidden?

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  2. kelmer44 says:

    Lol I own this game on its Spanish release. It’s so bad it’s almost kitsch good.
    The dialogue is laughter inducing due to the cheesy/raunchy and all in all ridiculous nature.
    A true hidden jewel of the nineties.

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    1. benez256 says:

      If you manage to find an extra release please send it my way 😁😂

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