Hello everyone! This is Alex, a long-time lurker, sometime commenter, and now full-fledged reviewer at the Adventure Gamer. I am very excited to be helping in keeping this great blog running, as Trickster has provided me with hours of entertaining, and informative, reading. I have volunteered to take on a handful of Sierra games, being that Sierra games are mostly what I played growing up. And since nostalgia is such a powerful thing, I’m looking forward to sharing my trip down memory (or was that “mammary”?) lane with all of you, starting with Sierra’s 1991 remake of Leisure Suit Larry 1.
|The Title Screen|
Trickster covered the original Larry way back in 2012, so I don’t need to rehash a lot of the information covered in his original introductory post. I just want to add two personal things: I have been a fan of the Larry series for longer than I care to admit, and Al Lowe is a favorite game designer of mine.
|The Title Screen: Part II|
As many readers know, Sierra got it in their head sometime in the early 1990s to remake their classic adventure games with updated graphics, sound, and interfaces. The first of these was the King’s Quest 1, but Space Quest 1, Police Quest 1, Leisure Suit Larry 1, and Quest for Glory 1 soon followed suit. Sierra put the kibosh on rereleasing the rest of these series, however, leaving the remakes as something of an oddball in the Sierra library.
As something of an oddball myself, I figured it would be fun to take a look at the Larry 1 remake, so here we go!
As with the original Larry 1, there is an age-verification mechanism at the beginning to ensure that no minors get corrupted by the mature and highly intellectual content contained within the game. First, you choose your age.
|I’ll try fooling the game.|
|Alright, smart guy. You want an adult? I’ll give you an adult!|
|How did it know?!|
|Let’s be slightly more accurate.|
|Good to know!|
|It’s been a long time since my school days, but I’m ready!|
|Liz Taylor R.I.P.|
|Joan Rivers R.I.P.|
|Ronald Reagan R.I.P. Geez, everyone this game references is dead!|
|I first misread this question as “Texas.” Answer as you will.|
|Also, a Zappa.|
Alright! With the hard part out of the way, let’s get to getting Larry some action!
|Looking at him in glorious VGA, this may be harder than I realize…|