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YMMV: Leisure Suit Larry
  • Accidental Innuendo: The VGA version of Lounge Lizards has a device driver with the name "STD". While it has this in common with all Sierra games, its use in this particular one makes it a very accidental innuendo indeed.
  • Dork Age: Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust both got this(though definitely moreso for the latter, the former at least has some fans), namely for the fact that they weren't made by Al Lowe.
  • Faux Symbolism: To win the first game, you give Eve an apple to seduce her. Subtle.
  • Harsher in Hindsight / Hilarious in Hindsight
    • The age-verification questions for the first Leisure Suit Larry, released in 1987, include:
      O. J. Simpson is
      a. an R & B singer.
      b. under indictment.
      c. embarrassed by his first name (Olivia).
      d. no one to fool with.
    (The correct answer was d.)
  • Porting Disaster: The iOS port of Reloaded cuts out the Easter Egg of turning off the bubbles to see Eve's breasts.
  • Rated M for Money
  • Replacement Scrappy: Many fans feel this way about Larry Lovage.
  • Shipping Bed Death: Lowe invented the "LSL 4" running gag as a way to escape this and other problems caused by the end of LSL 3.
    • Brother Chuck: Passionate Patti disappeared between LSL 5 and LSL 6.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The last two games are much less subtle in their sexual humor, include less adventure elements, more mini-games and the latter installment uses Grand Theft Auto-based gameplay.
    • Al Lowe described Magna Cum Laude as "like getting a videotape from your son's kidnapper; on the one hand, you're glad he's still alive, but on the other, my God, look what they've done to him!"
    • Even before that, LSL 2 caught flak for having much less sexual content than the first game, and LSL 5 was derided for being much easier than the previous games, with no chances to die or make the game unwinnable, and it's possible to beat the game as normal without doing much at all.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: LSL 2 only has Larry on a cruise ship for long enough to escape his Abhorrent Admirer roommate. LSL 7 revisits this general setting to give it the attention it deserves.
  • Unfortunate Implications: In LSL 5, Patti dons blackface with toner in order to sneak into a rap studio, albeit unintentionally.
    • Larry "turning" Ione lesbian.
    • Larry furiously washing his mouth after a make-out session with Shablee, a transgender woman.

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