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Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded PC Review.
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded is a classic reborn!
Replay Games Inc Rating:
Unrated Review Date: July 2013
Reviewer: James Wright
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
A classic reborn!
I remember playing this game when I was a
kid, back in 1987 and hoping to see some virtual nudity or sex on the
PC. It was a challenge that I vowed to break and funny enough, none of
this existed in the game but rather, it was one of the funniest games
that I ever played.
Leisure Suit Larry revolved around Larry Laffer (written by video
game legend Al Lowe), a man who had absolutely no luck with the ladies.
It was probably one of the first games orientated at the adult audience
and even though it was a point and click adventure, it featured a very
clever and funny protagonist with a healthy amount of innuendo and adult
I remember sitting around with my friends on the first level of
the game which was the Bar as Larry attempted to bed the first lady in the game.
Unfortunately I did not follow the clues and although Larry managed to
bed the lady with the classic censored sign being displayed while they
had sex, I haphazardly forgot to ensure that Larry wore a
Needless to say, this was a huge mistake and his penis exploded.
But ironically this game contained no nudity, no harsh language or even
visual sex... ahh... the good old days of PC Games. Just like the
original, you need to answer 5 age orientated questions to ensure that
you are old enough to play. All I can say is thank god for the internet!
So here we are again, 26 years later that has Replay Games revisiting
the original game with Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded that in essence is a
remake of the original but with new content, gags and tweaks to the
Best of all, this game was achieved through Kickstarter which
allowed the company to the raise the much needed funds to make this
happen. $500,000 dollars later, they achieved their goal and brought
this character back from obscurity with the small
minded Larry Laffer in his leisure suit, ready to shock the gaming world
Although the game has
been dubbed as Reloaded, it plays very similar to the original point and
click gaming mechanics. This allows you to move Larry within the screen
and then perform a variety of actions such as using his hand, talking or
unzipping his pants for example.
Although we reviewed the PC version via
STEAM, the game is also available on the iOS which probably plays better
than the PC version due to the touch screen. Although the majority of
the original game is intact, there are new areas to explore, new puzzles
and virtual ladies for Larry and the gamer to interact with. Best of
all, it has the blessing of Al Lowe who was consulted in this remake.
In terms of story, the premise behind Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded is to
help this 40 year old virgin get laid, it's that simple. There are five sexy ladies
that Larry will encounter, however nothing is ever simple with both Larry Laffer and the gamer going through a variety of scenarios,
jokes and mishaps in order for his dream to come true.
What makes Larry
so enjoyable is the interaction between the characters and the various
dialogue options that Larry gets to say. You do need to perform a
variety of puzzles and unlike the original game, the narrator is
actually voiced which does go hand in hand with the gameplay and the
In terms of puzzles, Larry must complete a set number of
objectives before getting the chance to bed his bevy of beauties and
for the most part, the clues are relatively straight forward. If you do
mess up a puzzle, the game will reset Larry for the player to try again.
There were some moments where I did get stuck and some puzzles have
nothing to do with the task at all but this game is all about the
Having played the original, the title is still just as funny 26
years later that had me in hysterics at times. A clever spin on the
comedy is that the developers Replay Games Inc have included a variety of
new popular culture references into the title that does help in
modernising the story.
With the gameplay, there is quite a bit of clicking and exploring but it
does pay homage to the original games of yesterday and is actually quite
refreshing on the PC in this world of first person shooters, first
person shooters, first person shooters and sport games. It is kind of
sad that this genre has died as this is what gaming was about in the
80's. Remember Space Quest? Kings Quest? Police Quest? These were the
Although the gameplay is dated as are the graphics, there is still
something charming about Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, especially the
hand painted graphics. Graphically, the
games looks like a cartoon and although a little simplistic at times, it
actually suits the premise perfectly, especially the virtually draw
women. It's definitely a walk down memory lane.
However where the game
does shine is through the audio department due to the voice acting,
updated music and clever sound effects. The voice acting really adds to
the gameplay, especially the humour that doesn't feel too forced or
contrived. It comes together quite well. The only issue with the sound
is that the narrator does become a little... okay, very repetitive at
In the end, Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded is a fun adult game that not
only pays homage to the original but gives the modern gaming community
something a little different. Sure it's dated here and there and some of
the gags fall a little flat but the writing, characters and some of the
puzzles are well crafted that will make you laugh, cry in shock and have
a truly enjoyable time from start to finish.
Kudos to both Replay Games
Inc and Al Lowe in revitalising this franchise and hopefully we can see a
new sequel to the world's most loveable buffoon, Larry Laffer and his
hideous white leisure suit. One interesting element of the game is that
the story was written when political correctness didn't exist so some
female gamers may be offended by the interpretation of the women in this
game but hey the same could be said about the male characters.
A classic reborn!
Expanded puzzles, locations, and gameplay
Gorgeous, all-new high-res 16:9 backgrounds
Over 3,000 frames of hand-drawn animation!
Sophisticated lighting and spot animations
enliven every location
Thousands of humorous responses allow Players to
enjoy exploring everything onscreen
Hilarious branching dialogues with the main
All-new Vegas-style musical score
Fully voiced by the actors who originated the