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Peek-A-Boo Poker
Peek-A-Boo Poker Cover
Cover art
Developer(s) Panesian
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s) NA 1991

Australia: 1990
Genre(s) Adult
Mode(s) Single-player
Media Cartridge

Peek-A-Boo Poker is a video game made by Hacker International and distributed by Panesian in 1991 as one of three pornographic video games the company made for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the other two being Bubble Bath Babes and Hot Slots.[1][2][3] One of the earliest pornographic video games it went out of mainstream distribution as the industry matured and the "user base broadened". The distribution was also limited as major national chains would not carry the items for sale.[3][4]


A few factors that show the game was unlicensed are the odd cartridge shape, the odd sticker shape (no label on the top), and the color of the cartridge. These attributes can also be recognized on other unlicensed video games such as Bible Adventures and Gauntlet.

The gameplay is a simple strip poker simulator where you get to see a different reward screen, a pornographic image of a woman, for every 1000$ you make from 1000-5000$.[5] The rules are a standard five-cards poker, where you change one time and must call or drop if the bet was raised, each round starts with a 10$ blind bet and later you can bet whole tens from 30$ to 90$. You can choose to play against any of the characters full house Francine, double dealing Debby or pok-er [sic] Penny.

NotesEdit

  1. Andy Slaven, Video Game Bible, 1985-2002, Trafford Publishing, 2002, pp. 117, ISBN 1553697316, 9781553697312.
  2. Steve L. Kent, The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokémon and Beyond: The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World, Prima, 2001, pp. 399, ISBN 0761536434, 9780761536437.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nick Shoveen, How To Be Porn Producer, Magic Lamp Press, 2007, pp.146-8, ISBN 188262999X, 9781882629992.
  4. Brenda Brathwaite, Sex in Video Games, Charles River Media, 2007, pp.40, ISBN 1584504595, 9781584504597.
  5. Daniel Carter, "Battle against risque video games wages on after 20 years", University news wire, August 12, 2005.

Further readingEdit

  • Steven L. Kent, The First Quarter: A 25-year History of Video Games, BWD Press, 2000, ISBN 9780970475503.

References Edit

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