Richard O’Briens’ The Rocky Horror Show

Developer: CRL Group PLC
Publisher: CRL Group PLC
Year: 1985
Genre: Action / Puzzle
Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum


Image credit: ​“​Rocky Horror Picture Show Game Commodore 64 Version​” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia – r_Picture_Show_Game_Commodore_64_Version.JPG

Richard O’Briens’ The Rocky Horror Show​ is based on the 1975 film ​The Rocky Horror Picture Show.​ The game includes characters Brad, Janet, Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Riff-Raff and Eddie from the original movie (and play) as well as other castle dwellers. You can choose either Brad or Janet as your player character as you wander the castle. The object of the game is to collect pieces of the Medusa Machine in order to free your spouse, who has been turned to stone, before the castle flies back to Transsexual planet. You must collect keys and disable force fields all the while avoiding other characters who will steal the objects you are carrying as well as your clothes (which is inconvenient, as you are unable to carry pieces of the Medusa Machine without your clothes). Riff-Raff can zap you with his lazer, and Eddie can run you over with his motorcycle once he thaws from the freezer. A walkthrough of the game can be found here​ or ​here​.


Image credit: Commodore 128 screenshot: “No More Clothes.” (2012, September 17). Retrieved from,582660/

LGBTQ References in this game:

Frank N. Furter and the Castle Denizens


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