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Leisure Suit Larry

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Meet Larry. He's just turned 40, and he's still single. If you can get past the glow of his Grecian formula, you can see his hairline beginning to make a hasty retreat from his forehead. Larry's leisure suit is of the highest quality (100% manmade material, permanent press too!). He wears at least 11 gold chains and his freshly-capped teeth could blind you in a bright light. Down at the singles bar he tells all the chicks, "Sure, I'm single... I got in a fight with my ol' lady and she threw me out." He doesn't tell them the "ol' lady" was his mom, or that he was 38 at the time.

Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Moving character graphics/Text input/Music Written 1987 by Al Lowe, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe [graphics].
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Notes: This is based on the game Softporn Adventure by Chuck Benton.

It includes a 12-page manual and a Lefty's napkin. The PC version comes on two 5 1/4" disks and one 3 1/2" disk.

Package blurb:

Become the loveable nerd Larry for one fabulous night. You'll dance. You'll drink. You'll gamble. And, if you play your cards right, you might even meet the girl (or girls) of your dreams.

Leisure Suit Larry is a humorous, harmless endeavor for adults. The object of the game is to help Larry overcome his jerkisms and lose his "you-know-what." It's a silly, risque romp through the singles scene and a challenging adventure game that will test your street smarts and suave sophistication. So, slip into your leisure suit and venture out into "the land of the lounge lizards." We guarantee it'll be a night you will never forget.

Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (enhanced version)

Moving character graphics/Music Written 1991.
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Notes: This is the same game as the above, but with improved graphics. This version takes up 4 disks instead of the original 1. [Amiga]

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places) / Leisure Suit Larry II

Moving character graphics/Text input/Music Written 1988 by Al Lowe.
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Notes: Package includes a 14 page manual featuring the phone numbers and pictures of 16 girls (the copy protection).

The PC comes version on six 5 1/4" disks and three 3 1/2" disks.

Comments: Larry gets tracked by the KGB in LA, a cruise, a nudist beach, an airport, a crowded flight, and an Amazonian jungle-cum-island resort after accidentally (and cluelessly) gaining posession of an onklunk musical instrument containing a top secret microfiche. Of course, as Larry, it's up to you to save the world from Dr. Nonookee and find the native island girl of your dreams and marry her, all amidst a subquest to grow better hair than Minoxodil.

Package blurb:

On cruise ships, in laid back Los Angeles and in other exotic locations, Larry is suddenly attracting the attention of all kinds of nubile nymphettes. He's been propositioned by a bikini'd babe at the poop-deck pool, suffered the seductions of a sadomasochistic spinster, even played "hide the onklunk" with a sexy Spanish senorita. Why is it that some of the loveliest ladies in the western hemisphere are so hot to get their hands on Larry - and why is he resisting their advances? Why is it that Larry has suddenly started looking only for Miss "Right" (as opposed to Miss "Right-Now") and will he find her? Find out when you play... Looking for Love (in several wrong places).

Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

Moving character graphics/Text input/Music Written 1989 by Al Lowe [story, programming] and Carlos Escobar [programming].
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  • Amiga
  • PC [16-colour SCI graphics.]

Notes: Package includes a 24-page "NonToonyt Island" magazine and a postcard from the Island of NonToonyt featuring a drawing of Larry and Patti.

The PC version comes on eight 5 1/4" disks and four 3 1/2" disks.

Comments: Game starts off with lovable Larry getting dumped by the "girl of his dreams" from the end of the last game (who converts to lesbianism) and his subsequent firing from the company job by the girl's father. Left on his own, Larry is back to square one until he meets lounge singer Patti.

Patti's more adventure-oriented section (which includes her getting herself into all kinds of down and dirty outdoorsmanship) features an arcade game where you must successfully row yourself down a river while avoiding obstacles. You'll never guess where Larry and Patti end up.

Package blurb:

Are you a smooth, suave, single guy on the make, or maybe you fancy yourself the sleek, sexy femme fatale? Whoever you are, get ready for a look at the other side of life. In Sierra's latest 3-D adventure, Lesiure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, you're BOTH!

Leisure Suit Larry III is the first Sierra game ever to allow you to switch roles and see the story from another point of view. In our first ever role-switching adventure, you'll experience a new dimension of computer adventure. Become Larry, trying to find himself in the jungle of NonToonyt Island, and Passionate Patti, searching for the man of her dreams (who seems to have dropped off the face of the earth).

Leisure Suit Larry V: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

Moving character graphics/Point-n-Click/Music Written 1991 by Al Lowe and Craig Safan [music].
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Notes: The author swore after completing part III that he would never write part IV. The joke behind the skipping of Part 4 is explained through several references to Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies. Larry begins Part 5 with partial amnesia about what happened during his last sequel (not to mention with Patti).

The 16-colour PC version comes on four 5 1/4" disks, the 256-colour PC version on eleven 5 1/4" disks.

The package includes a 14-page Playspy magazine with a Passionate Patti centrefold, an Aerodork Airlines travel schedule brochure, and a 32-page Sierra Game Manual.

It is also available in Spanish.

Comments: Leisure Suit Larry's graphic style received a serious overhauling in this game, to the point of employing a silly, cartoony sense of drawing that certainly manages to kill the mood, if nothing else.

Package blurb:

SEX, THUGS AND ROCK 'N ROLL. They're back in their silliest, sexiest adventure ever. Larry teams up with Passionate Patti for a rollicking gender-bending romp through the sleazy underside of the underworld

SWITCH SEXES ON THE FLY. Yes, every time you take a plane ride, you'll switch back and forth between Larry and Patti. Double the trouble, double the fun!

IT'S LARRY & PATTI vs. A GALLERY OF GOONS. Passionate Patti is a fledging spy for the FBI, sent to ferret out corruption in the music industry. Larry, cult-hero of the computer age and certified fashion disaster, is auditioning hostesses for TV's syndicated steam-fest, America's Sexiest Home Videos, But watch out! The Mob wants to get pornography off the air and back onto their balance sheet. Help Larry and Patti take on organized crime, the FBI, and the Citizens Against Nearly Everything in their spiciest computer caper yet.

Leisure Suit Larry VI: Shape Up or Slip Out

Moving character graphics/Point-n-Click/Music Written 1993 by Al Lowe.
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Notes: Released on both CD and disk. The CD version has better graphics, more points and Larry's voice. The CD version includes a 35-page Sierra Game Manual and a fold-out insert in the jewel case. The PC version comes on one CD. This is also available in French.

Comments: Game is basically a rehash of the first game with elements of the second thrown in. The plot is nonexistant.

Package blurb:

As a consolation prize for his humiliating performance on a TV dating show, Larry wins two weeks at the fabulous La Costa Lotta Spa (first prize one week!). Surrounded by nine smart, savvy, beautiful women, Larry will surely meet Ms. Right. Right? WRONG!

Leisure Suit Larry VII: Love for Sail

Moving character graphics
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Leisure Suit Larry 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Written 1995.
Notes: This collection is not entirely certain that it should be under Larry, it might be one of the other series that don't have a 15th anniversary collection. It came in a green box, similar to the ones for King's Quest and Space Quest.

Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses

Moving character graphics Written 1996.
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Notes: Contains Leisure Suit Larry 1 (both original and enhanced versions), 2, 3, and 5 (there is no part 4) and some Vegas Gambling type games (which evolved into Leisure Suit Larry Casino) on a CD and some documentation.

Leisure Suit Larry Collection Series

Written 1997 or 1998.
Notes: Contains five games according to the cover, but which ones?

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