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THE WOMEN OF LEISURE SUIT LARRY 
18th-Jul-2007 06:00 pm

The Leisure Suit Larry games embody the worst excessess of late 80's / early 90's design. I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is a seriously ugly and amazing coffee table art book dying to be made out of this.

 

























 








































Comments 
18th-Jul-2007 07:25 pm (UTC) - :D
You crack me up- I would TOTALLY buy that book. :)
18th-Jul-2007 07:38 pm (UTC) - Re: :D
It could look really nice if we took a lot of close-ups of the games running on the original computer monitors they were meant to be played on, from slightly askew angles etc.
18th-Jul-2007 07:48 pm (UTC) - Re: :D
(or at least provide the all-important ironic distance.)
15th-Jul-2008 10:47 am (UTC)
These are somehow worse than I remember!
5th-Aug-2009 07:01 am (UTC)
i love that little black book part of the game, though i never played it :((( I also want to play that jap rape game of little girls too.
5th-Aug-2009 10:54 am (UTC)
HAHA

When I was in Tokyo there was a huge 80ft billboard for a game called something like WITCH TOUCHER DS where you have to use the DS stylus to poke and prod 8 year old girls to work out which ones are witches!
10th-Aug-2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
It's called: Doki Doki Majo Shinpan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doki_Doki_Majo_Shinpan!
10th-Aug-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
'Thump-Thump Witch Judgement'

Awesome, thanks
11th-Aug-2009 08:47 am (UTC) - Leisure Suit Larry II
Anonymous
The little black book part was the copy protection scheme for "Leisure Suit Larry II: Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". When the game started up it presented you with a photo that you had to look up in the physical instruction booklet (aka little black book) provided with the game. Each page of the manual had a face and a phone number that you had to match with the picture. You could only play if you typed in the correct number for that face. This was in the days before scanners were common (as evidenced by the art above!), so you had to know someone who had bought the game and copy their black book to pirate the game. I know because I had a pirated game and it was hard to match some of the photos!
11th-Aug-2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Heh-heh. My cousin's best friend's father was the creator of that game. True story.
11th-Aug-2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
true story: the creator of this game once said to me that he wished he was still making games, so he could hire me

13th-Aug-2009 01:19 am (UTC) - boo
Anonymous
Eight bits and no nips. Damn.
18th-Aug-2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
My Uncle Bil did the art for the first few games, and I'm pretty sure that included the women. So while I don't have a coffee table book of these kinds of things, I did grow up in a house with similar paintings on various walls.
19th-Aug-2009 12:38 am (UTC)
No fuckin' way, that's amazing!

Can you take pictures?? I'd love to see these

In the games I believe he's referred to as something like Bil 'Missing L' Skirvin
11th-Dec-2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, how's it going? Did you find any pictures of your uncle Bil's paintings?

Edited at 2009-12-11 04:27 pm (UTC)
13th-Jan-2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't found anything convenient. However, Uncle Bil is now on Facebook; search for William Reynolds Green, he may have some of his pictures on there.
9th-Mar-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Here is a batch of his current work.
11th-Dec-2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Whoa!


The Leisure Suits Larry games, I guess is quite beautiful game..I played it when I was 16 years old.. It was good adventure...Anyway, thanks for reminding me that game...Keep it up.
11th-Dec-2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
I dunno about 'beautiful', though I like the sprite art of the very first EGA game.

Logically speaking, the next game in the series should have been called 'Paternity Suit Larry'
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