I know I’m not the only one who was exposed to Leisure Suit Larry games at a young age. Even if I couldn’t fully understand some of the sexual innuendos or comprehend the level of sexual harassment Larry was putting on the ladies, I knew it was… wrong. Just wrong. But it was so fun that it didn’t matter which way my moral compass was pointing — I loved Larry! Everyone did. While I had absolutely zero desire to be a creeper myself, I was able to live vicariously through Mr. Laffer.
Unfortunately, that series eventually died after a long history, including some absolutely terrible games for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox by Sierra Wireless. Al Lowe didn’t have a hand in those games, but you’ll be happy to know that the shameless game designer is about ready to revive the memory of Larry after nearly 20 years (he regarded Love for Sail as the last real Larry game) and the love is being spread to those of us on Android.
Replay Games has announced that Leisure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded will be headed to Android May 31st for $9.99. This was following a successful Kickstarter campaign that netted Replay Games over $650,000 to bring everyone’s favorite lounge hopper back to life. This release isn’t just some half-done port with outdated graphics, either.
The game has been remade from scratch, and will feature roughly the same story and charm as the original with high quality sprites and voice work. There will also be a new hottie for Larry to chase after — Miss Jasmine, a performer at the Caesar’s Phallus casino’s aquarium. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I’m excited, and if you once had a soft spot for Larry (please don’t read too much into that line) you should be, too. Check out the promo video from Kickstarter above.