Larry's original creator, Al Lowe, is working with the team from Replay Games to bring the original Leisure Suit Larry game to a whole new generation of netbooks, tablets and mobile devices — starting with Intel's Appup.com marketplace, where you'll find it this summer, on a device near you.
The new release is the 1991 remake of Larry's original scorching adventure Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards, which improved the game's original 16-color EGA graphics into achingly gorgeous 256-color VGA graphics, the 3D high-def of its day.
Now a whole new generation of fans can join Larry, cruising the streets of Lost Wages, pushing his luck, looking for love and Miss Right. Or maybe Miss Wrong.
The original Larry game sold far too well to be a cult classic; it was a best-selling ground-breaking, award winner. Upon the game's initial release, it sold badly, very badly. Prurient, prudish retailers thought its shocking content would end civilization, be a bad influence on children and maybe even lead to ‘you-know-what’. Al Lowe almost considered getting a real job. For a while.
But the game's laugh-out-loud humor, simple, engaging gameplay and just plain fun, led to great word-of-mouth until, over a year after the game was released, it achieved huge commercial and critical success, selling millions of copies. It even won the Software Publishers Association’s Best Fantasy, Role Playing Or Adventure Game award for 1987.