Larry Laffer

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Leisure Suit Larry series

A series of comedy games (primarily in adventure genre), originally created by Al Lowe, focusing mostly on the efforts of a middle-aged gentleman named Larry Laffer (and later, his nephew) to have a date with a girl, and maybe also to find the love of his life.

 

Larry Laffer is a player character and the protagonist in the Leisure Suit Larry series of adventure video games, created by Al Lowe in 1987.

 

The character is a middle-aged, balding man trying to seduce attractive women. Larry was a nerdy geek all his life and eventually became a computer programmer. He never had close relations with friends, women, or his colleagues, and every day of his life was identical as he lived with his mother. Around his 38th birthday, his brain hit a sexual alarm and started having his first kinky thoughts; he started reading adult magazines and could not concentrate on his work.

Because of this his life was destroyed; he was fired from his job, and upon returning home he found his house had been sold and his mother had left for vacation. Larry then decided to turn a page forward in his life; he left everything and decided to live the wild life. He moved to the city of Lost Wages (a pun on Las Vegas), where, assuming that 1970s styles were still trendy, he bought a polyester leisure suit. He then sold his Volkswagen Bug to a junkyard for $94 and ended up in front of Lefty’s Bar, where the first game, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, begins.

Mmm… You probably remember me for starring in the Leisure Suit Larry Saga back in the late 80’s and 90’s… Yes, I remember that too…good times! I achieved fame and won the hearts of thousands of players who help me in my exploits, but unfortunately, I remember I was not very lucky in love. Despite my refined appearance, my perfect white polyester suit and my ever so witty flirting technique, somehow, I always end up getting involved in some mischievous and scandalous situations.

But it’s about time and knowing the right people… LarryCasino

In all my adventures there use to be always a room for the casino, and in one of my visits I slipped and accidentally pushed a VIP client who was playing at the craps table… I didn’t know him, but turned out to be Flabio Bribitori himself.

 

Due to my push, the dices went off. After impacting several members of the security staff and the Casino Manager, dices ended up again on the table and I can only remember the hugs of Flabio and all the girls who were around the table, while the security team was looking at me threatening. LarryCasino

From there on, everything changed!

Flabio sponsored me and today I live in this paradisiacal resort, surrounded by beauty and luxuries that I never dreamed… If you register as a guest, you will meet some of my friends… They are the most curious and extravagant but you know how rich people are like! And above all, you will meet Kym …. Ahhhh Kym is the best! She is the one who call the shots here and with such power she has my heart stolen, and maybe something else … I only have an opportunity to approach her, win the casino jackpot and meet her in her office! Here I am, mad and in love with Kym, my muse!

During the course of the series of games, Larry loses his virginity, is married twice (and dumped twice), becomes a hero of the tropical island Nontoonyt in Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places), and eventually, in Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, meets his semi-other half, Passionate Patti (who, for some parts of this game as well as of Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work, is controlled by the player).

However, in his more recent games, Patti is absent and Larry roams alone again.

The Official Book of Leisure Suit Larry, which was written between Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! and Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, hints that Larry was still engaged with Patti during that period,but Al Lowe said in 1999,

“I doubt Patti will return to haunt Larry again.”

Outside of the adventure game series, appears in Sierra’s Hoyle Book of Games, Volume I, The Laffer Utilities, Larry Pops Up!, Leisure Suit Larry’s Casino, Leisure Suit Larry’s Sexy Pinball, Leisure Suit Larry Bikini Beach Volley, and the mobile game version of Love for Sail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Laffer

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