Machot drives it all... AKA "The First hardcore erotic Game in the world!" (lost PC erotic game; 1994)


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Machot drives it all... AKA "The First hardcore erotic Game in the world !"
The American ad in PC Gamer magazine.
The American ad in PC Gamer magazine.
Status Lost

In November 1994, came out issue 71 of the popular French video game magazine "Génération 4", AKA "Gen4".
In it, there was a full-page mail-order ad for an erotic video game from Real World Software - a subsidiary of Real World Multimedia - promoted as "The First hardcore erotic Game in the world!" ("Le Premier Jeu érotique hard au monde!" as originally written) without confirming the title.

In July 1995, came out issue Vol.2 No.7 of the American PC gaming magazine PC Gamer. This also came with a full-page mail-order ad promoting both Armaëth and this erotic game, calling it Machot drives it all....

Translated Gen4 ad text

Full-page ad in issue 71 of "Génération 4" magazine.
"EXCLUSIVE:

The First hardcore erotic Game in the world !
You are on a HOT investigation inside a woman hotel... Games for women... and men... Designed for adults who are in a hurry, puzzles without hurting your brain, so you can have fun, relax, watch... animated format in 3D and 256 colors, MCGA, VGA or SuperVGA, for any PC Compatible from 8086 to the 80486, mouse or keyboard controls, silent mode and a boss key that instantly hides away the screen. Sent discreetly in an inconspicuous envelope. Software in French.

Warning!
This program contains potentially explicit erotic content and is not meant for teenagers. The buyer holds full responsibility over its usage and Real World Software will not be held responsible of any kind of circumstances.

MAIL ORDER ONLY"

PC Gamer ad text

The full-page American ad in PC Gamer magazine, Vol.2 No.7. Includes Armaëth.

"Artificial Intelligence
Uses true Virtual Reality logic, all game characters act freely through Artificial Intelligence !
The adventure is unpredictable and develops in Real Time in front of your eyes. Each game round is unique !!
Virtual Reality
Interactive 3D animated 256 colors cartoon
Uses keyboard or mouse. Requires IBM PC 80286, VGA Minimal

Machot drives it all...
You drive a screaming police inquiry in a damn hot hotel and you must uncover all of its women's secrets ! Easy straightforward direct game, no difficulties ! Hot erotic entertainment designed for adults. First in World !"

About the game

Oddly enough, the title of the game is not said in the French ad, but is clearly confirmed as Machot drives it all... in the American ad, where it's also shortened to "Machot".
Despite this game's French slogan - and last line of description in the American ad - it is certainly not the "first hardcore erotic game in the world", as many erotic/pornographic video games came out on consoles as early as the Atari 2600.

Comparison between Armaëth and Machot.

The graphics and interface shown of Machot are very reminiscent of Armaëth: The Lost Kingdom, another point-and-click adventure video game by Real World Software. In fact, Armaëth could be bought with Machot or separately through the American ad, at the same price.

Not sold in stores, Machot is only known to have been bought through the mail, paid with a cheque. American price was 50 dollars or 32 British pounds.
French price was 299 francs (the equivalent of about 50 dollars, accounting for inflation). Armaëth and Machot had the same price, and could be both bought for 80 dollars or 50 British pounds.

Copies could be ordered on 3,5 inches or 5,25 inches floppy disks.

Both ads give warnings to confirm that the buyer is over 18 in order to legally acquire it.

Despite the company being in the UK, both ads originate in publications from France and North America.

As of now, no known copies of Machot are known to still exist.

Screenshot gallery

Videos

Lost Media Chronicles episode on the game, and also about old erotic games.

Comments


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Sylphelle

14 months ago
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I'm not sure if this will help, but it's possible that someone from the publisher for Armaeth: The Lost Kingdom, might have some information regarding this? TBH something about this game feels off.
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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idk, though it CAN be possible that someone who worked on Armaeth was aware of it
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Sylphelle

2 months ago
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I don't know how this person found this, but there was another ad for this game? (Not 100% about the authenticity.) http://retro...423/usa-1995
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Kobochat

2 months ago
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Oh wow, REALLY good find! I initially thought it might have been fake (bad drawings and bad grammar), but the screenshot is one we haven't seen before so I think there's a good chance it's real. I found where it came from, a set of scans from PC Gamer magazine: https://arch...n97/mode/2up If this is real then that means the title is confirmed to be "Machot drives it all...", but that doesn't help much in finding it since the only Google result that pulls up is the aforementioned archive.org page. Still, thank you for sharing this!
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Sylphelle

2 months ago
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Glad to have been able to help :)
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Anonymous user #1

12 months ago
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Quite a bad title for a game since it wasn't the first
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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IKR thats like saying that mario was the first platformer game to ever exist, but there were platformers before that franchise (dont get me wrong, i love mario, but still
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DariusPumpkinRex

9 months ago
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Wasn't the first porn game. The Atari 2600 had pornographic games.
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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yep
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Anonymous user #5

5 months ago
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The first hardcore erotic game
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Anon

7 months ago
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This definitely was not the world's first pornographic game
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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correct, the world's FIRST pornographic game was probably Softporn Adventure
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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Guys it was the first "Hardcore Erotic" game
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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i can see what your coming from, but not really
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Anonymous user #3

6 months ago
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We don't need this we have real porn
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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i mean, to be fair, Softporn Adventure was kinda.......'real porn' well ALMOST
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Thundermaster612

1 months ago
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We all know Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is the true real porn.
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Aestheticthug2001

5 months ago
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To be fair, the whole advertisement from the game could be some gag instead of a real game
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Anonymous user #6

3 months ago
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I'm thinking the same thing.
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Vamp1597

2 months ago
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Yeah I really don't know if it exists, considering there doesn't seem to be much evidence other than this one ad even acknowledging it. It might have been a scam rather than a gag, though, since they had the ordering form attached. Also, the article does mention that the developer is an actual company, Real World Software, but some of the documentation I could find about Armaeth says their developer was Real World Multimedia. There's a company by that name in the UK currently active, but I don't see any mention of game development, so it could be a coincidence. As for Real World Software, if you search that on its own, all you will get is extremely generic results. It could be the same company, though, since Multimedia's parent company is called "Real World Ltd", and it wouldn't be entirely unreasonable if they changed the name as they shifted towards doing other projects (they seem to do a lot of website and CD-rom design).

Additionally, something just occurred to me now. This ad says the game is only available in French, despite the company clearly being located in the UK (London mailing address), and it wouldn't make sense for a company based in a country that speaks primarily English would exclusively release a game to a country that primarily speaks French (although there have been movies that have followed that pattern, oddly enough). Either someone was doing an extraordinarily terrible attempt at money laundering/a bizarre attempt at scamming, or there was already an English language version and the documentation for that slipped through the cracks.
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Wimpykid47

1 months ago
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interesting
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