A priceless vase is lost on a distant planet that doesn't exist! An irate colonel wants it back! And only one man is experienced enough... skilled enough... and foolish enough to retrieve it! Interstellar adventurer and bungling bachelor Rex Nebular!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (18 reviews) - 61% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 1992

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Reviews

“Overall, Rex Nebular is a cute old adventure. The artwork is of course very 1992 but that's nothing to criticize in a 1992 game. What counts is that this a fun game - I found many of Rex's remarks and object and location descriptions very witty, even though not everyone might like Rex's kind of humor. But I did and that's why Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender-Bender gets an A- from me.”
91 – Just Adventure

About This Game

A priceless vase is lost on a distant planet that doesn't exist! An irate colonel wants it back! And only one man is experienced enough... skilled enough... and foolish enough to retrieve it! Interstellar adventurer and bungling bachelor Rex Nebular!

Join Rex as he pilots the Slippery Pig on a crash course for Terra Androgena, a planet populated entirely by bizarre alien women with big agendas of their own!

Overcome the dizzying array of obstacles and endless traps preventing Rex from returning the priceless pottery! Feel the grotesque effects of the frightening Gender Bender machine! And revel in the mind-blowing graphics and ultra-realistic animation!

Only you can help Rex Nebular complete his mission and escape Terra Androgena alive!

  • MIND-EXPANDING state-of-the-art graphics that combine drawn, digitized, 3-D rendered and rotoscoped art!
  • A MULTITUDE OF MIND-BENDING PUZZLES
  • ENTICING skill levels for players from novice to genius!
  • IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN manual written by award-winning game designer Steve Meretzky!
  • Roam, Manipulate and Explore Rex's beloved Slippery Pig or any other scenario without typing in one work of text!
  • Voyage to mesmerizing 3-D environments all brimming with colossal adventures!
  • Coerce vivacious natives into giving you vital information!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Overall:
Mixed (18 reviews)
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gruntsandwich
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 14, 2015
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is a point and click adventure game from 1992. This is important because at the time, this game improved the genre from where they used to type in the commands and hoping it works, and instead getting menu options. But unfortunately the mechanics presented don't help the already meh story. Some of the bad mechanics which was acceptable at the time such as pixel hunting, screwing up a terminal location that takes you to other locations (the car in the city about half way through the game) where you can't just click on the map, and the DRM which requires you to look up words in the manual (if you re-release games like this remove this kind of DRM for **** sakes). The story is in a similar situation, where they play to 50-70s B grade science fiction tropes. Interestingly enough it even has the bait and switch with sex appeal in the advertisements, even know there is very little sex in the game. Unfortunately the game is not funny enough to make the story work (this can work very well if done right), instead using gender stereotypes as a replacement for humor. Overall it is a 6.5/10, would not recommend.
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🍓 WyVernOrm 🍓
34.2 hrs
Posted: August 24, 2015
I've played this game as a teen and playing it again today was so much fun!
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Lego Jeebus
5.2 hrs
Posted: July 31, 2015
I may have my nostalgia goggles on, but still I will say that everyone has to play this game at least once in their lives.
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Lunaril
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 17, 2015
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender takes me back to the good old days of DOS PC games. It is billed as a graphic adventure game, and while it is that, the storyline is kind of flimsy. There is no real questing, just puzzles and obstacles to overcome as you travel from one place to the next. Slowly you learn what has happened on the planet you crashed into. I prefer playing games on the hardest settings, and with Rex Nebular, the hardest settings mean the most amount of puzzles and obstacles to resolve, as well as the most amount of death encounters. There are a lot of ways to die. If you want a good idea of how this game is and are familiar with the NES, the original Shadowgate is a decent comparison for how this game works. It surprised me as being not that bad of a game and in the early 90's there were A LOT of bad games, though I'm not sure what kind of price tag I would put on it. Since it is a DOS game, you can probably find a freeware version somewhere. The graphics look like crap, but it's 23 years old, so what do you expect. Personally, save your money and find a shareware or freeware version somewhere. Nothing against the game itself, I think it's mediocre as a game, but I don't think it is worth paying money for in 2015.
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Kraegor
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 3, 2015
I've only watched the intro 'movie' and I'm getting flashbacks to some great times. This is more a game for the nostaslgia than anything else. If you go into this looking for anything updated and new, you will be probably be disappointed. Still worth it...
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realmidnight
3.8 hrs
Posted: March 7, 2015
I've played this game as a teen and playing it again today was so much fun!
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yuru
0.2 hrs
Posted: January 19, 2015
Classic 3rd person point and click adventure. Not my type of game
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KILLALLNERDS.EXE
2.1 hrs
Posted: January 18, 2015
10/10

had Snu-Snu.
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vegard
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 6, 2015
Great game. Horrible copy-protection.

The protection requires you to navigate to the installation directory, find the correct pdf and enter word X from line Y on page Z. The process is non-intuitive, cumbersome, not documented in any way, and support took over a week.
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Jon Snow
4.3 hrs
Posted: December 31, 2014
♥♥♥♥♥, dis game got boobs, ♥♥♥♥♥, and ur the only guy. also its not a tryhard storyline. 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
This game is hilarious, and it sends my nostalgia meter through the roof. Who wouldn't want to point and click their way through an Amazonian planet filled with nothing but beautiful women? Most of them hate men and want them all dead, but still, you know, boobs and whatnot.
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36 of 62 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
H!, for different reasons i didnt palyed this game while being a fun of quests,and i gave it a try finaly.From the first step i am droped in a very humorous adventure... well i am droped on the ocean`s bottom actualy..... gone listening to the log recorder.... . Fully recommended to all pointclickers , pixelhunters and other wilcos. Annnd as usual i reconfig the dosbox_rexnebular.conf a bit ,it can be found in dosbox_windows folder., i set - scaler=advmame2x - to make picture a bit smoother and - cycles=9000 - because it was set a bit slow.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is a point and click adventure game from 1992. This is important because at the time, this game improved the genre from where they used to type in the commands and hoping it works, and instead getting menu options. But unfortunately the mechanics presented don't help the already meh story. Some of the bad mechanics which was acceptable at the time such as pixel hunting, screwing up a terminal location that takes you to other locations (the car in the city about half way through the game) where you can't just click on the map, and the DRM which requires you to look up words in the manual (if you re-release games like this remove this kind of DRM for **** sakes). The story is in a similar situation, where they play to 50-70s B grade science fiction tropes. Interestingly enough it even has the bait and switch with sex appeal in the advertisements, even know there is very little sex in the game. Unfortunately the game is not funny enough to make the story work (this can work very well if done right), instead using gender stereotypes as a replacement for humor. Overall it is a 6.5/10, would not recommend.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
I've played this game as a teen and playing it again today was so much fun!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
I may have my nostalgia goggles on, but still I will say that everyone has to play this game at least once in their lives.
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13 of 26 people (50%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
10/10

had Snu-Snu.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
I've only watched the intro 'movie' and I'm getting flashbacks to some great times. This is more a game for the nostaslgia than anything else. If you go into this looking for anything updated and new, you will be probably be disappointed. Still worth it...
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
I've played this game as a teen and playing it again today was so much fun!
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19 of 40 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender takes me back to the good old days of DOS PC games. It is billed as a graphic adventure game, and while it is that, the storyline is kind of flimsy. There is no real questing, just puzzles and obstacles to overcome as you travel from one place to the next. Slowly you learn what has happened on the planet you crashed into. I prefer playing games on the hardest settings, and with Rex Nebular, the hardest settings mean the most amount of puzzles and obstacles to resolve, as well as the most amount of death encounters. There are a lot of ways to die. If you want a good idea of how this game is and are familiar with the NES, the original Shadowgate is a decent comparison for how this game works. It surprised me as being not that bad of a game and in the early 90's there were A LOT of bad games, though I'm not sure what kind of price tag I would put on it. Since it is a DOS game, you can probably find a freeware version somewhere. The graphics look like crap, but it's 23 years old, so what do you expect. Personally, save your money and find a shareware or freeware version somewhere. Nothing against the game itself, I think it's mediocre as a game, but I don't think it is worth paying money for in 2015.
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23 of 50 people (46%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Mediocre adventure game that has aged poorly. I played it to completion a couple years ago, before it came out on Steam, hence my low playtime. The story isn't very interesting, the puzzles are tedious and often the solutions make no sense. Putting in the effort just wasn't paying off, so I gave up and followed a walkthrough for most of the game.

If you're looking for an oldschool adventure game, look elsewhere. I'd suggest the LucasArts SCUMM games like Loom and The Dig.
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