|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:
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
- 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
- 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
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?"
MS-DOS/Windows 3,5" HD
VGA and EGA
286/16 or better
VGA 256 or EGA 16 colors
Soundblaster, Ad Lib, MS Sound System, Sound Source, General Midi