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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:57pm 23/08/21 | 0 Comments
These being the two Sierra adventure games from the late 1980s - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards and Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places). And being the early days of the adventure game genre we're talking about the original test-parser editions. "Look at", "Open", "Push", and so forth.

Thanks to indiegala you can grab Leisure Suit Larry 1 and Leisure Suit Larry 2 right now - and experience them in all their EGA glory.

The series, which has a reputation of being dirty or "for adults only" was ultimately a string of comedies. At least the pure adventure outings developed in-house at Sierra. As per creator Al Lowe from an interview back in 2014, "The goals with all the Larry games were that simple, to make people laugh. Every guy I know loves telling dirty jokes and is interested in sex. While there were risqué TV shows and movies, there were no games like that," Al explains. "So I thought I’d go a little bit towards that, I didn’t really get very dirty, but at least I pushed the line a little. I didn’t use any profanity or nudity. Everything was innuendo. Granted, there was a lot of it!"

Being 1980s adventure games from Sierra this also means dead-ends and random game over screens, but as bits of videogame history the early Leisure Suit Larry games are great little historic looks at some of the first straight-up comedies. Even if quite a few of the jokes are as dated as Larry's white leisure suit.



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