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Larry: Okay, I'm in the 21st century... many of the people I knew are dead... everything has changed... I don't know this world... But hey, who cares, I've still got my good looks, my unparalleled charisma, and the biggest—
Lefty: This is a family establishment!
Larry: ...smile in town.
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Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry is a video game developed by the German developer Crazy Bunch and published by Assemble Entertainment for Steam, GOG.com, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2018. It's the ninth installment in the Leisure Suit Larry series.

Larry has been mysteriously transported through time from his heyday in the late 1980s directly into the 2010s and has to learn to change with the times, as well as trying to get 90 points on Timber to attract Faith Less, the new woman of his dreams.

The game is available on Steam here.


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This game provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: While still fairly homely, Larry looks more like a regular human rather than the diminutive gremlin he became in later games in order to make him look more like he did in the earlier games and thus less actively repulsive.
  • Alliterative Name: Becky Butter.
  • Anticipatory Breath Spray: Larry does this as one of his Idle Animations.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Nari, cosplayer and intern in Prune who believes that Larry is a cosplayer, and ultimately declares him nerdier than her if he answers correctly to some questions on gaming consoles of the 80ies... which are from Larry's time.
  • The Bechdel Test: Invoked Trope, when you introduce Erin to Lemma and the two start talking to each other. If Larry doesn't interfere, he gets an achievement called "Bechdel Test Passed". In this case, they're more interested in each other than men.
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  • Benevolent A.I.: Larry's companion on his journey is Pi, the AI assistant in the prototype phone that BJ lost at Lefty's.
  • Bi the Way: When Larry makes a new Timber account, his sexual preference is listed as "bisexual" so that he can get more contacts. Turns out Lemma and Erin are bi for real, and end up having sex in the Devil's Pawn Darkroom.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Sort of: Nari and Larry wanted to have sex, though since she saw that his favourite sexual position on Timber was the "Screwnicorn" she thought to satisfy him: cue to Nari, in a unicorn costume, charging her "horn" in a Bound and Gagged Larry's butt.
  • Bland-Name Product: Quite a few products and modern websites and get parodic equivalents here.
  • Cold (Cola, as in Coca Cola)
  • Farcebook (Facebook)
  • Farts (Fanta)
  • Gulp (Yelp)
  • Instacrap (Instagram)
  • Prune (Apple)
  • Queef (Queen)
  • Timber (Tinder)
  • Wankypedia (Wikipedia)
  • Lady Gag (Lady Gaga)
  • Blind Mistake: The Devil's Pawn has the Dark Room where Larry has a date with either Erin and Lemma (who're starting a threesome) or Richard. However, it's so dark he can only stumble through various unidentified locations before choosing to join either the girls or Richard. When the lights are on, it's revealed that Larry was actually making dirty things to a Gargoyle statue.
  • Brick Joke: Early on, Larry has to rig a "high striker" test-your-strength game, with the puck ending up airborne. At the very end, it comes back down and knocks out Faith.
  • Broken Pedestal: In-Universe, during the 8-bit Dream, President Trump is greatly disappointed to hear Larry not-saying his usually sexist stuff on women.
  • Butt-Monkey: Becky Butter. Poor Becky, during the course of the game you have to serve her a drink which makes her sick, steal her used panties, have a pidgeon crap in her coffee (which causes her to be sick again) and finally ruin her date with Lance. That being said, the way she behaves makes her an Asshole Victim.
  • Call-Back:
    • When meeting Nari for the first time, Larry's cautioness and thinking that she may be a trap hint to Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, namely his encounter with Shablee, though Nari thinks he had a bad experience with a Thai Massage Salon. Ironically, Nari's date also ends with Larry receiving anal sex from his partner, though Nari uses a unicorn's head-shaped sex toy.
    • From the same game, you can try to set up a threesome in the darkroom with Lemma (a musician) and Erin, kinda like you did in 6 with Burgundi (another singer) and Cavaricchi. In both cases, the ladies have a talk and ultimately decides to leave Larry out of the threesome, though here you can see a pic of them doing it in the room.
  • Chainmail Bikini: You can recover one in the VIP area of Devil's Pawn. You can wrap the prototype PiPhone in it to make it survive the chainsaw test, with Larry making a jab at people complaining for skimpy armors in fiction.
  • Character Blog: Larry has a real life Twitter account in which he gives news about this game and speaks in first person in character. It's called Larry's Mansion.
  • The Chosen One: The prophecy of Cancum Island predicts the arrival of a white-clad stranger, bathed in light, to whom the alpacas will bow. Larry has to cheat a little to make himself a match for said prophecy.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Larry spends the first half of the game oblivious to the fact that Dick is gay and that's hitting on him. He finally gets wise in the Devil's Pawn nightclub, right where he's having a date with Dick in the Dark Room.
  • Covert Pervert: Anu is the most serious and professional woman Larry can meet in the game, and bent on exposing BJ's plot. After she successfully steals the secret data, she's so excited she wants to have wild sex with Larry right there on BJ's desk, but unfortunately they're interrupted.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pi has taken this role from the narrator.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: There are a few ways that Larry can "die", but the game immediately builds a new Larry in a factory and picks up where it left off.
  • Dialogue Tree: Larry has multiple responses in conversations to pick from.
  • Drag Queen: Tuck, a flamboyant drag queen who Larry initially mistakes for a real woman and who keeps letting herself in jail to receive cavity search. She also officiates weddings and can marry Lance and Richard.
  • Easily Forgiven: When BJ shows up at Lefto's at the end, he doesn't seem to hold a grudge for Larry ruining his business and leaving him in an exploding villa and orders a beer.
  • Erotic Eating: Lance, despite his fervent denial of his sexuality, doesn't do himself any favours when eating a sauce-covered corn dog.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Larry somehow ends up 30 years into the future and must now adapt to both tech and culture.
  • Gag Boobs: Anu Singh has a pretty large pair: near the end of the game, after infiltrating BJ's Office and getting the secret data she can jump from a window at the top of a skyscraper and land safely using her bra as a parachute.
  • Gargle Blaster: Lefty's Barbarian's Brew, which makes people who drinks it sick. Given that the recipe to make it better include maca plants, chainsaw fuel and a tacky perfume, it's no surprise that Lefty has trouble keeping his bar running.
  • Gay Option: One of Larry's first dates is with Richard Ryder, who's gay and head over heels for Larry. The latter is completely unaware until the date in the nightclub, but takes it surprisingly well and can even (try to) join him in the Dark Room rather than Lemma and Erin.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: When the police makes a bust in the Dark Room, you can see a pic of naked Lemma and Erin making out on a couch. In a case of equality, there's also one of Lance and Dick making out... and of Larry caught in a compromising position with a gargoyle.
  • Going Native: Parodied, El Lefto in Cancum is actually Lefty in disguise after he had some trouble with the sanitary inspector of New Lost Wages. El Rey mentions that they know he's not a native, but they play along.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Lance Straightman. Larry has to get him to open up about being gay, get him back with his ex-boyfriend, and get them married.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: During the course of the game, it's highly implied that BJ's plan involves using the new Pi Phone to control people's lives. When confronted with this argument near the end, Faith points out that they already did that, simply because thousands of people were willing to put personal information on the social media of their own free will, all they had to do was to collect the data through their smartphones.
  • Hipster: The two guys who work at the Salon de Lizard are hipster stereotypes. They have massive beards, sell only vegan and gluten free food, and ditch the Shroud of Urine because Queef have become too mainstream.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • In Devil's Pawn, Larry can introduce Erin to Lemma in order to have a threesome with them. however, the chamber's so dark Larry wastes too much time, leading to the two girls having sex with each other without Larry.
    • While dating Diana, Larry can persuade her to stop paying too much attention to her watch, and live free. as they're about to have sex, the watch claims she can have sex with Larry, but since she decided to do the opposite of what the watch told her...
    • Faith agrees to go on a date with Larry if he can get a score of 90 on Timber. The improbable chain of events caused by Larry's quest ends up being the undoing of Prune.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The native man in Pier 69 will take offense and call Larry an insensitive racist if he presumes that his name is made of "synonim of smoking + animal name". Then Larry asks for his name, which is revealed to be "Smoking Bear".
  • Idle Animation: Larry makes the "fingers as guns" pose or use his breath spray when he's idling.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: A running gag through the game, Larry's attempts to get laid are always ruined by fortuitous events. The only time he manages to have an intercourse with Nari, she ends up doing him a "Screwnicorn" because he thought he'd appreciate that.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally, there's an absolutely adorable pooch in the Gym, from which you have to steal his rubber toy, causing him to look depressed... the next time you enter the gym there's a commemorative picture, implying that he died of sadness!
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Lefty comments on Larry's Adaptational Attractiveness, telling him that he has gotten "less chubby" since the least time he saw him.
  • Literal-Minded: Lefty asks for an ingredient which will turn his beer "high octane", so Larry gives him some actual octane (chainsaw fuel).
  • The Man Behind the Man: As hinted at earlier but made blatantly clear at the end, Faith is the brains behind Prune, while BJ is the incompetent face of the corporation.
  • Mushroom Samba: Towards the end, Larry consumes Peyote and has a messed-up vision of what's to come, with absurd elements like a drawn-on window and a Nac Gniretaw (watering can spelled backwards) that absorbs liquid.
  • Mythology Gag: A Where's Dildo? can be spotted on a shelf in Leisure Suite.
  • Nice Guy: Richard Ryder, the gay man Larry can date. He's very polite and affable, genuinely likes Larry and even when Larry clears the mistake, he still consider him a friend.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bill Jobs is the boss of Prune, a parody of Apple.
  • No One Could Survive That!: At the game's end, BJ somehow ends up surviving the villa's self-destruct. He claims the cage shielded him.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Parodied, while wandering in the secret tunnels under the city, Larry runs into an angry Troll, standing in front of an axe and a 20-sided dice. To proceed, he simply takes the axe and chops the Troll in half with one swing.
  • Only Sane Man: Pi, Larry's AI assistant, is often left groaning in disgust or disbelief at Larry's antics.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In the Dream sequence with Donald Trump, Larry's usually sexist answers on women are replaced with incredibly gentle and politically correct ones, much to the President's ire and makes Larry realize he's losing himself.
  • Retraux: Lefty's bar still has the poster of a woman from the original AGI Land of the Lounge Lizards.
  • Retraux Flashback: After a phone explodes in Larry's face and knocks him out, Larry briefly finds himself back in the 80's, which has the same graphic style as his original game.
  • Shout-Out: By the buttload.
  • Sexbot: Larry can ask Lefty if they have sex robots in the 21st century. Later in the game, he can also attempt to make one himself, with...mixed results.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The entire game is spent trying to win Faith over. At the very end, after seeing that Larry saved her life despite of everything she's done to him before she finally falls in love with him... and at that very moment, the high-stryker puck from the fairgrounds falls from the sky on her head, knocking her out and making her fall on the boat, which then falls on the ocean, starts working by itself and rides away in the sunset, leaving Larry alone.
  • Snarky Non Human Side Kick: Pi, the AI in Larry's phone.
  • Spanner in the Works: Larry's attempts to get laid with Faith ends up sabotaging Prune, and eventually caused them to bankrupt.
  • Tagline: "Hey ladies, I'm back in business!"
  • Take That!: In the Retraux Flashback, Larry meets Donald Trump, who credits him with teaching him everything he knows when it comes to dealing with women, expects him to teach extremely sexist stuff to his son and is outraged when Larry starts spouting sensitive and considerate advice on how to treat women. Also, on Cancum, the latin-american looking natives were so annoyed by foreigners moving to their island they built a wall around them and make them pay. Subtle...
  • Technicolor Toxin: The toxic waste on the ship is lime green.
  • Toilet Humor: Lefty's bathroom stall sports a "Call of Doo Doo" poster (a picture of a poo with guns on it).
  • Toxic Waste Can Do Anything: Larry dips a BJ mannequin into some toxic waste to try and create a living sex doll. It works, sort of.
  • Unfortunate Names: Bill Jobs' name is usually shortened to "BJ", which of course Larry thinks is funny.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Downplayed, Larry takes a while to realize that Tuck is a man in drag, not a lady. Before he has to give him a body cavity check. Invoked and averted with Nari, who's really a girl, even though Larry initially suspects otherwise.

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