Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

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The original 40-year old virgin

At the fiercely impressionable age of six I learned a great deal from Leisure Suit Larry. How to spell ‘prophylactic,’ for example. And, more importantly, I learned that your crotch would flash a range of bright colors if you a had sex with a hooker without one.

From the days when adventure games ruled the PC, Leisure Suit Larry was among the multitude of Sierra titles that defined and dominated a genre before anyone knew what the hell an MMORPG was.

Larry provided an extensive journey not soon forgotten, teeming with $1 bottles of wine, disco dancing, and easily distracted, overweight pimps. Unlike the bullshit mini-game-based Leisure Suit Larry games of latter days, this one of yore was—albeit crude—a benchmark title for its time, as equal in weight as its Space and Police Quest counterparts. It was chock-full of elaborate and cheeky puzzles to solve and women to ‘know.’ In fact, in this game, they were one and the same.

— Paul Warford

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  1. Ross · October 26, 2008

    That is too funny! I just submitted one of the sequels last week in my game review….Great minds game alike. Right on Paul.