Leisure Suit Larry gets physical in Europe
For a good number of us who were gaming on PCs in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Leisure Suit Larry was the man. He was our Mario. He was the character who lowered our GPAs.
And now he’s coming to Nintendo Switch this summer, and I’m conflicted.
Having long been torn from the hands of creator Al Lowe and now under the control of German development studio CrazyBunch, Larry will find himself in the social media age when Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry arrives in stores this summer via Koch Media…in Europe, anyway. For now, at least, U.S. gamers are relegated to the digital download.
Here’s some background for those not familiar with the once-beloved franchise:
The adventures of the protagonist Larry Laffer – a balding, double-entendre speaking, leisure-suit wearing man in his 40s – began in the late eighties with the first “Larry” game developed by Sierra Entertainment. Since the beginning of the franchise the story focuses on Larry and his mostly unsuccessful attempts to seduce attractive women around the globe. The story’s very special humor and the new hand-drawn 2D graphic style have been reasons enough why the already released PC/Mac version of Larry’s new adventure Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry was critically acclaimed and decorated with several awards.
In this new point and click adventure, Larry finds himself in the 21st century (having not aged) where he’s fallen in love with Faith, the assistant of technology enterprise boss Bill Jobs at Prune, Inc. To get Faith’s attention, Larry will have to improve his “Timber” score by dating myriad women and satisfying their needs. You can see where this is heading.
Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry features:
- A lovingly designed, non-linear game world set in the modern world with over 30 hand-drawn venues.
- An innovative dating mechanism to date women, improve your score, and ultimately clear the way to get to Faith, the women of your dreams.
- True-blue point-and-click adventure puzzles and over 30 hand-drawn characters with whom you’ll interact.
Here’s hoping for the best, Larry.