Samantha Fox Strip Poker

by Chris Fayers
Martech Games Ltd
Your Sinclair Issue 6, Jun 1986   page(s) 28


I can see I'm gonna get pretty cold playing this game. Still, whooor, eh? Sam Fox Strip Poker? S'gotta be a winner, innit? (dribble, slaver, drool, stream of sexist blubbering).

Yep, it's true. You too can bet your shirt in a game of naughty poker with Samantha Fox. No, ya big loop, not the real one, a sooper dooper on-screen digitised one. Is it any good, though, I hear you smirk? Well, all comments about the dubious logic behind computer-based strip poker aside, it's not really all that bad, mate.

Using Sammy's much coveted bod as a gimmick for a game of this type would be a bit naff if the game itself was a feeble excuse for a pervy cardgame. But as it happens it's not.

The program features a high degree of artificial intelligence, it says 'ere, so that Sammy analyses your play and alters her strategy accordingly. Hmm. I don't know whether this is strictly true, or whether she can actually see my cards, it's hard to say. But she did seem to know if the hand she had was worse than mine. Helpful if you want to win, I'd have said. And she does. Time after time after time! Look, you can call me a perv if you want, but the main thing that really bugged me was that Sammy doesn't take her clothes off! Even if you win two or three hands in a row she is still pictured wearing what looks like every piece of clothing she owns. Damn and Blast!

So, if the combined thrill of gambling and naked bodies fills you with anticipation, then off you go, with my blessing. But before you get too excited, I warn you. It's not easy!

Graphics: 9/10
Playability: 8/10
Value For Money: 8/10
Addictiveness: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

Transcript by Chris Bourne

Your Computer Issue 5, May 1986   page(s) 43

Spectrum & Amstrad
Card Game

Right, no jokes about "raising her pair" or "she was trying hard to disguise her flush". All that kind of sexist stuff is out. Dear old Sammy, bless her, everyone's favourite topless model. Star of page three, chatshows, records and now computer games.

The game is seven-card stud. As Sam loses money, so the clothes disappear - £200 equals one layer, it is no easy task, as she plays a reasonably good game and is by no means reckless with her money. Most hands tend to finish with one or other player folding while the stakes are still low. While playing the hand, the pot, your remaining money, and the hands are displayed. At the end of the hand, a sequence of frames shows Miss Fox's present state of deshabile. The detail is such that even admirers might feel they were missing something. When you have had sufficient of that you can turn to side two and play a four-handed game.

An unoriginal idea put together in a fairly ordinary way. but probably Sammy's assets will turn it into a number one.

Graphics: 3/5
Sound: 3/5
Playability: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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