It’s been almost 25 years since the original Leisure Suit Larry swaggered onto DOS boxes, but the sleazy game and franchise hold a special place in many geeks’ hearts. Now developer Replay Games is bringing the first title, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, to Android in a glitzy new HD re-release. The game should be ready for an early 2012 debut.
For the uninitiated, Leisure Suit Larry was one of the popular point-and-click story/puzzle games that populated computers in the 80s and early 90s. It plays a lot like King’s Quest, but the interface and play mechanics are where the similarities end. Larry’s adventures take him to fascinating locations and exotic destinations, the female residents of which he tries to woo (usually with little success). The raunchy comedy and innuendo are likely to land the game right into the “Mature” section of the Android Market, not that fans of the series will expect anything less.
If Replay can kindle gamers’ excitement with the first LLL game, the next six installments will follow. In all probability the HD re-release will see full voice-acting like the later entries in the series. In addition to Android, Leisure Suit Larry is landing on iOS, Steam, Xbox Live, On-Live and Playstation. Let’s wish the developers luck in sneaking Larry past those Apple App Store censors, shall we?