Posts by tag: leisure suit larry
Having played enough ninja games and seen enough Ninja movies, you tend to learn the shadowy secrets these assassins have. But one wonders what perils these warriors face when they’re just plain understood. Apparently residents in a Pennsylvania town just misunderstand ninjas altogether. Todd Kapcsos is one of those misunderstood ninjas, who is now in court for prowling, trespassing and doing what ninjas do, including aiding police in patrolling for crime. It seems residents of the town of Johnstown, PA did not appreciate the services of our young ninja, calling the police and having him arrested. It’s too bad too, because this could’ve made a great marketing tool for Kick Ass 2.
Like ninjas, sometimes news just kind of sneaks up on you when you least expect it. This little tidbit is a first for this column; breaking news! (Flash those cop lights like its the Drudge Report!). Our friends at Butterscotch Shenanigans had announced a couple weeks ago a brand new game called Captain. However, it appears after a couple weeks, the Captain has been relived of his post. Instead, everyone’s favorite mobile developer out of Missouri plan to get back to their routes in the form of game jams. From their page:
From Monday the 19th through Friday the 23rd, we will be making a new game every day, spending no more than 8 hours on each game.
Thats right citizens, within the next week we may see A WHOLE BUNCH of games from Winchester brothers of mobile game development, enough to make you swoon and possibly impregnate you. We wish the lads the best of luck. We’re counting on you.
But just because something appears to be gone, doesn’t mean its really gone. That appears to be the case for Larry Laffler’s debut onto Android tablets and the hearts of a whole new generation of gamers, as Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded has made its triumphant return to the Google Play store. The game that was original erected out of Kickstarter funds was rubbed out of the Android marketplace due to some performance issues with the game, making it flaccid on most devices. Weeks later however, it appears the Al Lowe hit has taken its Cialisis and is now rearing to go on an Android device near you.
There’s also a bunch of games that, instead of leaving the Google Play store due to “issues” are releasing some pretty big updates instead. The Room, for instance, will be getting additional content for the low price of free, hopefully making a short but awesome title, not as short and way better. The pocket version of Minecraft will also be getting some serious enhancements including “double chests” (perverts!). The game PacMan + tournaments has also received an update, adding SD card support and the ability to eat Androids rather than ghosts and Dungeon Hunter 4 is also getting some additional content thrown in, just because you’re a good kid.
Whatever you do though, don’t go playing any of those games with your fancy new updates anywhere near Japanese arcades. They will send Pennsylvania ninjas on you to do who knows what. You think I’m kidding? It appears an arcade in Japan actually posted signs banning mobile gaming from its premises, specifically calling out the game Puzzle and Dragons. Apparently they think kids aren’t spending enough in the arcade and spending more on mobile gaming. God, what terrible oppression! Who lives like that?
I can understand their concerns however, as mobile gaming in Japan has really taken off. Not only do we have the sales numbers from 2012 to show that Japanese players have dropped over $5billion on mobile gaming, but the first Japanese gaming Kickstarter made its minimum goal in just 9 hours! Hopefully no one from Double Fine or OUYA was involved…
“Mike, you pick on the OUYA too much!” Ok… yeah, you’re probably right. I mean, they are trying right? This past week, OUYA once again has apologized to its consumers, specifically this time to early backers whom many didn’t receive their devices until the console was already on the open market. Don’t you worry your little selves though, as the little Android console that could is making amends by giving those early backers a whopping $13.37 in OUYA bucks (or whatever) to spend on some of the games that no one is buying on the device. You’re absolutely right, anonymous person, I shall never say anything disparaging about OUYA again…
Nor shall I ever question what a company tells me either, not even Nvidia, who recently launched their pretty awesome looking $300 Android “Handheld” (I like to call that my phone and tablet, but whatever…). According to the top brass at Nvidia, the Shield is selling great? ”How great?” You ask? So great, according to Nvidia, that you can’t find this anywhere on the shelves! “Yes, but how much have they sold?” *shurgs* I don’t know, but look YOU CAN’T FIND IT ON THE SHELVES!
Let it also be known that I will also no longer be poking fun at Zynga. Head boss and all around awesome guy, Don Mattrick has apparently burned a couple more bridges at Zynga, where three top brass officials are “leaving the company” (Aka “Dont let the door hit you on the way out”) The company also anticipates lower than expected earnings for quite a while and maybe a moratorium on buying out smaller studios, then slashing and burning them.
Well, just because Butterscotch Shenanigans took away Captain from us, other devs are still giving us some awesome games:
After being pulled due to major bugs and incompatibility issues, it appears that Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded has once again come back onto the Google Play store.
Rather than let the game get marred by the terrible reviews it was receiving, Replay Games took it down very soon after its launch.
The resurgence of Leisure Suit Larry appears free on the Google Play store, though in order to unlock the full game, you’ll need to buy the nice lady who runs the android marketplace a $10 drink.
So get ready to re-live the golden age of perverted PC gaming originally created by Al Lowe on your tablets or phones as Larry Laffler, finally, after about a good month of a delay. Be expecting a full review on Gamewoof soon enough.
And don’t forget to pay the taxi driver.
To the dismay of many fans of the original series and Android users alike, it seems the game featuring everyone’s favorite creeper, Larry Laffler, has some compatibility issues.
Many of the Android’s most popular devices, according to users, including the Galaxy S4 and the Google Nexus 7 are incompatible with this game, while older devices such as the Motorola Droid 3 or the Samsung Galaxy S3, fully support this title.
According to the game’s Google Play description:
We realize Larry may not be 100% compatible will all devices, we are making it free to test out yourself with no device restrictions. There will be an in-app purchase option available should you wish to continue playing. If you encounter any compatibility issues please contact our Customer Service at email@example.com so we may investigate your issue. We would ask that you don’t rate our game based on your device’s compatibility.
On top of that, as the game states above, the game is free with IAP’s to continue gameplay. No word on what the cost is to continue gameplay or if there are any other IAPs involved in this remake of a classic point and click adventure game.