Codex Gamicus

"if the kids catch you and should ask, tell them Custer and the maiden are just dancing."
~ Back box cover

Custer's Revenge, also known as Westward Ho and The White Man Came, is a 1992 2D platformer adult video game by Mystique, for the Atari 2600. Custer's Revenge was a topic of major controversy upon it's release, as the game pitted the player as a naked General Custer as they dodged enemy fire to reach and rape a Native American woman at the end of each level.


The game starts out with an naked and obviously erect Caucasian man (presumably Custer) with a bandana and a cowboy hat on the left side of the screen, with a naked Native American woman on the other side of the screen. Custer must avoid the “arrows” falling from the sky and once at the end, he rapes the Native American.

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The game received heavy amounts of controversy, mainly due to the game’s depiction of rape. Overall, it is recognized as one of the first erotic video games.