|Where we left Larry|
So yeah, it’s a stupid plot. It’s also based on an old text adventure game called Softporn Adventure, which I believe someone will get to on this site in the near future (Admin's note: Done!). Anyway, let’s help Larry get some!
One last note: Instead of comparing this remake with the original on a screen-by-screen basis, I’ll just point out any interesting differences or changes. Here’s one: Instead of just the usual eye/hand/walk cursors common to Sierra’s point-and-click games, the Larry 1 remake adds a zipper and a nose for further interaction. They provide humorous messages and not much else. I’ll be sure to include the good ones.
On with the show. First, let’s take stock of Larry’s inventory.
|Gotta love Sierra’s point-and-click inventories!|
Going either to the left or right of Lefty’s takes Larry to the same place: an alley where a surly looking thug stalks towards Larry with malice in his eyes.
|“Nah, I’m cool here.”|
|You should have listened to the narrator, Larry!|
|This makes it sound like hanging out in dark alleys is a habit of Larry’s.|
|Wait . . . who said that?|
|. . . the hell?|
|Is that . . . is that a blender?|
|I’m not drinking that!|
And out of the tube comes . . .
|Very funny, Al Lowe, very funny.|
In any event, let’s see what happens when we walk up from Lefty’s, instead of left or right.
|Between the building and those two trash cans.|
Clicking the eye cursor on the dumpster gives the message, “Unfortunately, you can’t see much from out here.” Is that a hint that Larry needs to go inside the dumpster?
Larry, looking way too happy to be sitting in a dumpster and getting his leisure suit all grimy, fishes through the trash and finds Lefty’s hammer (3 points). With nothing else to do in the dumpster, Larry decides to check out Lefty’s posh exterior.
The sign on the post out front reads “Taxi stand,” but I don’t think Larry wants to hail a cab just yet. Maybe he’ll have better luck with the ladies in the bar instead of outside of it.
Well, let’s check out the jukebox.
Checking out the patrons reveals that the fat and skinny guys on the right and the dude in the white shirt on the left pounding a beer have no interest in speaking with Larry. Neither does the woman, who we’re informed isn’t exactly a looker but probably has great leg muscles. She tells Larry to piss off or else her boyfriend will beat him up when he gets back from the rest room (SPOILER ALERT: She’s lying). The fat mustachioed guy next to the woman has nothing to say, so Larry might as well sit at the bar.
Upon sitting, mustache-man turns to Larry and starts blabbing. Clicking the talk icon lets Larry tell him off, giving him a rare psychological victory but not much else.
Larry: “May I please have a glass of your delicate white zinfandel, sir?”
Narrator: Hey, was that your voice?
Lefty: “That’ll be $5.00, please.”
Narrator: You flip five bucks onto the counter. You delicately sip the wine until it’s all gone.
Larry: “I find this impudent and sassy, with the slightest hint of impertinence.”
Narrator: He gazes at you longingly and moistens his lips!
Say! Maybe love isn’t so hard to find in Lost Wages after all!
You can get drunk and spend all your dough, but when ordering a whiskey, Larry decides to carry it with him for some reason (1 point). Let’s check out that red door!
Knocking on it causes some creep to slide open the peephole and ask for a password. Not knowing any password, Larry is quickly told to take a hike. Let’s come back here later. Right now, I want to see what’s down that hallway.
This sounds like a pretty good place to wrap things up. I anticipate the next few posts will go a bit quicker.
Session Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Points: 4 out of 222.
Inventory: Wallet with $83.00, breath spray, watch, hammer, glass of whiskey.