X-Man (Atari 2600 video game)

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X-Man
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Cover art
Developer(s) Universal Gamex
Publisher(s) Universal Gamex
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release
  • NA: 1983
Genre(s) Adult, Action
Mode(s) Single-player

X-Man is a pornographic video game made for the Atari 2600 by Universal Gamex, programmed by Alan Roberts and H. K. Poon.[1] This game was released in 1983. It has nothing to do with the similarly named Marvel's comic book series entitled X-Men.

It is the only title made by Universal Gamex. It had faced protest from women’s groups when it was first released, and most retailers declined to carry it - or if they did, buyers had to be 18 years old to purchase the game, or it was kept under-the-counter. It could also be purchased via mail order, and an ad inviting such purchases appeared in at least one gaming magazine - a full-page ad can be found in the July 1983 issue of Videogaming Illustrated. Consequently, as of 2014, it is very hard to find the game in NTSC format; however, the game in PAL format is easier to source.[2]

There have been reports that there are only twenty to forty-five cartridges in existence.[citation needed]

Gameplay[edit]

In the game, the player controls a naked man in a labyrinth. The objective is to reach the door at the center of the labyrinth avoiding scissors, crabs or teeth. Clearing the challenge, the player enters a bonus stage simulating a sexual intercourse between a man and a woman.

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