The game's voice acting was originally in German, but was translated for international versions of the game with different voice actors.Lula 3D received mostly negative reviews from critics for its technical issues and flat humor; critics also panned the game's reported "Bouncin' Boobs Technology" as being unrealistic and childish for a mature game.PC Zone gave Lula 3D a 3.1 out of 10, describing it as being "so inexorably, mindbogglingly ignorant of how either real games or real sex works that it spread-eagles itself a fair way into the 'so-bad-it's good' category." The game was considered "oddly compelling" for its quality, which the reviewer compared to "all ten minutes of Michelle from Big Brother decked out in cheap purple underwear staring slackjawed into the camera on the midnight freeview on Television X." In response to the aforementioned "Bouncin' Boobs Technology", the reviewer felt that "if Lula's bright pink assets bounce realistically, then I've clearly been talking to the wrong kind of girls for the entirety of my life.(Or at least the more recent bits of my life, in which I've been talking to girls.)" Just Adventure's Randy Sluganski felt that though the game should be praised for not compromising its adult content, it held too many technical glitches and mediocre action sequences to be truly enjoyable.Lula encounters puzzles throughout the game, and in order to progress through the game's storyline, the player must complete them.The series attempted counter the censorship commonly found in American erotic games, such as the Leisure Suit Larry series.The title received negative reviews from critics, who felt that technical problems and low-brow humor removed enjoyment from the game.
The plot centers on Lula, a pornographic actress, who is trying to produce her next porn movie, but must delay her shoot when her female co-stars are kidnapped.Eurogamer's Ellie Gibson gave the game a 2 out of 10, believing that its low quality and childish humour made Lula 3D feel like an "erotic" adventure for 12 year-old boys, "developed by a 12 year old boy, on a 12 year old PC, at least 12 years ago.Nor does it warn that every minute spent attempting to play the game will make you feel like you've just lost 12 years of your life, and leave you wishing that you had some kind of mind bulimia so you could sick it all up and start again." In particular, she criticized its sub-par translations, poor sound design, and mediocre graphical quality.Create a virtual version of yourself or whoever you wish to be in one of the world’s largest 3D chat and dress up community.
Jolt Online Gaming gave Lula 3D a 1.8 out of 10 for making "every mistake that can possibly be made by the designers of a 3D adventure," criticizing its poorly implemented controls and camera, tedious gameplay involving "mooching around listening to Lula’s terribly voiced and poorly translated descriptions of everything around you, while collecting everything you can lay your hands on", and voice actors whose quality were compared to people auditioning to be a phone sex operator.
In conclusion, Jolt felt that "if you like good games, Lula 3D isn’t for you.