Leisure Suit Larry

WOW, this brings back memories… I remember playing Leisure Suit Larry, The Land of the Lounge Lizards back in 1987 on my IBM XT in 16 color CGA graphics (here are some screen shots). Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release this Fall on PC, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Don’t expect to see our friend Larry Laffer, the series’ original lovable loser, in this installment we’ll be rooting for Larry Lovage, his nephew. In Magna Cum Laude, Lovage starts as a
sixth-year-senior enrolled at the local community college, and spends most of
his time in his dorm room or on campus striking out with women. After hearing
about a reality TV dating show visiting his college campus, Larry resolves to
revitalize his life and get on the show. Over the course of the game, Larry
sets out on an epic search for love (or its equivalent) and finds that things
don’t always go as planned. This game will be packed with mini-games like Tapper, Trampoline, and Wet T-shirt Contents. I don’t know if the reason why I liked the original was because I was younger or if it really was an entertaining game… guess I’ll just have to wait and see.