Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

SystemWindows 95/98
CD-ROM4

Sierra

Windows 95/98

0  20626  72213  1

Release Date: 10/5/2004
Manufacturer: Sierra
 
Donated By: Jason MacIsaac
 
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is a 2004 video game, part of the Leisure Suit Larry series. The game introduces a new main character, 'Larry Lovage', as Larry Laffer's nephew. This is the 8th game in the series.

Like many other current games, Magna Cum Laude has a free exploration mode where Larry can walk about campus and interact with students and personnel on the premises. In this mode, Larry can search for hidden money or tokens, strike poses to impress girls, and take photos which can later be sold to collectors. At several locations on campus a minigame can be entered, usually by "activating" an object or a person (starting a conversation). The player must win most of the minigames in order to advance. Minigames started by a conversation usually increase the affection of one of the girls; other minigames can provide money or increase "confidence".

There are several different minigames, and variations on them:

  • Chat: the player must steer a sperm icon through a course of "hot spots." Green hot spots result in a good conversation, whereas red spots result in inappropriate and humiliating (but amusing) topics.
  • Dancing: a rhythm game similar to Dance Dance Revolution where the player must press the right buttons on time
  • Trampoline: a variation of dancing, where Larry is bouncing on a trampoline
  • Serve: a variation of the classic arcade game Tapper, where food or other items must be passed to each row before the queue reaches Larry
  • Quarters: a drinking game where coins must be tipped in a glass to get the other player drunk
Other minigames included are panty raids and evasion, where Larry must escape other people by running along a set course. Typically in order to "win" a girl, multiple of these games must be played in succession.

The game originally received an "Adults Only" rating from the ESRB and was subsequently edited to receive a more commercial "Mature" rating in the USA and Canada. In Europe, the game was released unedited on all three systems and featured a disclaimer on the packaging highlighting that it was "uncut". The unedited version was eventually released in North America under the title Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude—Uncut and Uncensored!. The major difference between the two North American releases is that the uncut and uncensored version contains full frontal nudity and sex scenes, although the latter contains very little and is mostly implied. Both versions were refused classification by the OFLC and effectively banned in Australia.

Have a comment about this Software (personal stories, additional information)? Post it here (no registration required).

Share |

Return to the software index.