Wow. Just Wow.
Booty Call places you in the role of Captain Skarlett, leader of the infamous (and all female) Red Bloomers Pirates. The stated objective is to ransack towns, stealing valuables and men. You read that correctly. You know, ordinary pirate-y things.
The entire game is dripping with innuendo and dirty jokes. Some of it is pretty funny, but a lot of it is pretty crude even for my tastes. The scandal surrounding the game’s content would be more reasonable if not for the scantly clad pirate women on the cover. There’s no way you didn’t know what this was, and if you bought it for your children you have problems.
There are multiple endings, based on the number of points you’ve accumulated. Five endings in total, one each for 0-49 points, 50-74 points, 75-99 points, 100-124 points, and 125 points (the maximum possible score). If you get the maximum score, you’re “treated” to…well, I’m not quite sure. The graphics don’t make it abundantly clear.
Graphics-wise, this game is on par with other recent G64 titles. No better, no worse. It’s not much of a gameplay innovator either, running like most any adventure game. Major story scenes are depicted slideshow style, with still-art pixel images. Oddly, the ending scenes don’t receive this treatment, and are instead rendered with ordinary gameplay graphics. The midi tracks are fitting of the pirate-y theme, and the sound effects are actually pretty good.
All in all, Booty Call can be a pretty fun experience if you know what you’re getting into. Also, I don’t think I need to say this, but this game is absolutely not for children. Like, seriously, I’m pretty sure letting your kids play this is illegal. Just don’t do it.
Funny, good use of sound effects, enjoyable music, surprisingly good writing
The sex jokes get a little tired, need a shower after playing
Graphics and gameplay aren’t anything new
Is that a pixel-orgy? Is that what I’m watching? Did the devs really animate a pixel-orgy? And then make it an actual story-ending? I must be imagining things.
6.25 out of 10. Reviewers who like sexy pirates and pixel sex may disagree.
Next up, a title from fledgling developer Dark Arts Studio.