I was probably around 10 years old. I had been PC gaming for a few years, and my friend, Charlie, said he has this hilarious, yet dirty game, called Leisure Suit Larry. He provided the crack to get past the copy protection, which back then was a series of questions that could only be answered with access to the User's Manual. Or was it questions that only an older person could answer. I can't remember.
I told another friend of mine about that game, and we went into his parents basement, where their computer was, and we fired it up.
|Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards|
We walked into Lefty's Bar and were immediately shocked. As we progressed we had to keep looking over our shoulder to make sure his little sister and mother were not coming downstairs, lest they saw why we kept laughing. It was from that day on, that I became a life-long fan of Al Lowe and his Leisure Suit Larry series.
|Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!|
I played every single one up until Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail (which was LSL7 although, there is no LSL4). I bought all the collections (Can't Miss, Ultimate Pleasure Pack, etc). Then Sierra went BOOM, and Larry was thrown to the wolves. Other companies tried to make their own Larry games and I won't even mention them, other than to say how awful they were.
So us Larry fans like to pretend they never happened, and that Larry died after Love for Sail. But what's that you say? Al Lowe is back at helm of Leisure Suit Larry? He's got a kickstarter to resurrect the series and bring us an up-to-date version of the original to play on current generation PCs? And if that works out, he will continue onto the others, and perhaps even make a new sequel?!?
Count me in. I am a backer. Won't you be a backer, too? Make Leisure Suit Larry Come Again. Please?