Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist
by Sierra 1993



How the West was Fun!

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterday ...
When men were men and women were women, and sheep were scared!

Al Lowe, author of Leisure Suit Larry, abuses the Old West in computerdom's first Comedy Western: Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist.

And you get to live that  legend ... the tall-but-twisted tale of man raised as gunslinger, who gave it all up for his first love: pharmacology!

The year is 1888; the setting, post-Gold Rush California. As Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist, you uncover a treacherous plot to turn your once-thriving metropolis into a ghost town. With pestles and pistols, you defend your bucolic burg from one catastrophe after another: arson, stampedes, hired guns, riverboat gamblers ... even terminal flatulence!

Al Lowe has stolen ... er, immortalized ... every Hollywood Western cliché and character, adding his own perverse twists to produce his funniest game yet! You'll meet the pretty-but-shy Schoolmarm, the Madame with a Heart-of-Gold, the faithful Indian sidekick (Srini Lalkaka Bgdnish), and a cast of the most memorable characters ever to grace your monitor's silver screen.

So come on, buck-a-roos! Strap on your spurs, sadle up your Palomino, and:

  • Point&Click your way through sagebrush, livestock, cacti, buzzards, &swinging saloon doors ... just like at the movin' pitcher show!
  • Drink your own mistakes from an authentic, working, late 18th-century laboratory!
  • Unlock your hidden potential with your very own copy of the Home Medical Advisor (1881 Edition)!
  • Learn (and quickly forget) the real words to the Ballad of Freddy Pharkas!

Al Lowe is more than just the creator of Leisure Suit Larry and the cult classic Bop-A-Bet. He's also a former music teacher, a wowrking jazz musician, and once visited a real pharmacy. He considers Freddy Pharkas his greatest work yet. Of course considering the competition ...

Josh Mandel learned the art of comedy game design at the feet of design veteran Al Lowe, which is why everywhere he goes, people say, "There goes Josh Mandel, why does he smell like design veteran Al Lowe's feet?"

System requirements:

MS-DOS/Windows 3,5" HD
286/16 or better

VGA 256 or EGA 16 colors
Hard disk

Mouse recommended
Soundblaster, Ad Lib, MS Sound System, Sound Source, General Midi

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