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Blowjob Drifter Reviews 

Author: Big Al
Date: 1998
Inform


What does AIF stand for? Adult Interactive Fiction. If you likely to be offended by games with sexual content, you are advised not
to open these files.


Reviewed by A. Bomire

Basic Plot

The opening lines of this game tell you everything you need to know about the plot: "You're really a people person: especially female people with big tits who like to suck dick. Speaking of which, let's get to work." Upon those simple terms is the game built: find girl, get a blowjob, repeat as necessary. If you are looking for an engaging storyline or well thought out characters - boy are you in the wrong game!

Overall Thoughts

For all of its simplistic nature (or perhaps because of it), this is not a game to be shrugged off in favor of other, more engaging, games. It is terrifically humorous, with an almost cartoonish quality. Some of the puzzles are solved in a way that is so outlandish that you find yourself laughing out loud at the sheer lunacy. Seemingly every girl you meet is practically dripping with innuendo - whether it is the girl selling popsicles or the one sitting in her car caressing the shifter. In any other game, it would be ridiculous - in this game, you expect nothing less.

Puzzles/Game Play

Don't be fooled by the seeming simplicity of the game. The plot may be simple - the puzzles are not! Oh, to be sure, there are several which are relatively easy. In one case, you simply walk up to the female and tell her to begin oral ministrations - and she does! But there are plenty that will have you scratching your head and reaching for the walkthrough (if you can find one, they are very tough to find since the AIF Portal shut down). Some of them use a twisted logic that only a lunatic like Big Al could follow. And yes, there are a few "guess-the-verb" problems as well.

As far as game play goes, this is a pretty linear game. The basic plot of "find girl, get a blowjob" is the only plot of the game, and some may find it to be repetitive and boring. Or, frustrating if you find the girl and canít get past her, because in several places you cannot continue until this obstacle is removed.

Sex

Hmm...if you like blowjobs, and lots of them, you'll love this game. If you want something more out of the game - you'll want to play something else. There are over a dozen different female characters in this game, and none of them perform any other sexual act than a blowjob. But, what did you really expect from a game titled "Blow Job Drifter"?

Technical

This game comes from the age of AIF when the community was just moving from the old AGT/DOS games and into what is considered the modern era of Inform/TADS/ADRIFT. As such, it carries over a lot of the restrictions of the older games. So, some of the technical flaws of this game can be forgiven as they are a product of the times. For example, each woman is completely described in her "examine" description as to body shape, clothing, hair, etc. But you won't find an examinable body part or clothing item in the entire game. The same goes true for some of the background items in the room descriptions. Other than that, the game is pretty technically sound.

Final Thoughts

This game is one of the first of the AIF modern era, and in fact is one of the few games that is accepted in the realm of mainstream IF. As such, it holds a place in many AIF player's hearts near such other classic games as Moist and Generic New York Apartment Building. It isn't nearly as fulfilling as these giants of the genre, but there is something somehow compelling about the single-mindedness of the game's protagonist, and the cartoonish quality of the characters.

Rating: B+
 


Reviewed by  Joe DeRouen  (SPAG #15 -- October 11, 1998)

Blow Job Drifter. The name doesn't automatically conjure up great images of Interactive Fiction, does it? This is definitely an "adult" text adventure, but just because it falls into that category doesn't necessarily make it a bad or sloppily done game.

The object of the game, if you haven't already guessed, is to "score" orally (and we're not talking about giving speeches here, buddy) with as many different women as you can.

The game starts out in your apartment. You're naked and, for some reason that I've yet to fathom, you have absolutely nothing in your home to wear. Your first mission, then, is to find some clothes. After you've managed that fairly simple task, the whole city (and beyond) awaits your lecherous advances. There are over a dozen
different female targets in BJ Drifter. Because the game is fairly linear, however, you'll have to go through most of them one by one.

Despite way, way, way too many instances of "guess the verb", the game is a fun play. BJ Drifter doesn't take itself too seriously and thus serves as a parody of sorts to the more "serious" adult IF out there. The writing is surprisingly well done, the puzzles clever if a bit off- the-wall (when you get to the fish stuck in the woman's mouth,
you'll know what I mean,) and the sex scenes . . . well, those you'll have to judge for yourself. But aside from being obviously misogynist (the game is from a male point of view, after all) they're pretty darned good.

This is the first adult IF game I've played in years. In fact, I think my last such game was something called "Farmer's Daughter", which I played on the Commodore 128 way back in the mid-eighties. BJ Drifter is heads (and, dare I say it, tails) above that one, and manages to be fun and "adult" without being too offensive. Of course,
if you're easily offended, you're probably better off staying away from BJ Drifter. For the rest of us, though, it's a great Sunday afternoon diversion that just may (bad pun alert!) keep you up all night.
 


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