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Title: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System Homeb
Post by: TL on May 16, 2014, 18:42:20 PM
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[size=140]The now famous Leisure Suit Larry was first brought to us in 1987 by Al Lowe and Sierra for the DOS PC. The main character is Larry Laffer, a balding, double entendre-speaking, leisure suit-wearing "loser" in his 40s. The game follow him as he spends much of his life attempting (usually unsuccessfully) to seduce attractive women and it spawned many sequels. The series had its origins in Sierra's earlier Softporn Adventure, a 1981 text adventure created by designer Chuck Benton, whose story and basic structure was reused for the first "Larry" game. The "Larry" games were one of Sierra's most popular game series during the genre's heyday when it was first released in the mid-1980s. As such, they remain well-known among fans of the type today. The series stands out among Sierra's catalog in that they are the only games the company produced that contain significant sexual themes.[/size]


[size=140]Now the game is being brought to the NES by homebrew developers Khan Games (http://https) who have been trying to keep the development of this game under their hat for some time now. NES Larry is done with the programming phase and they are now moving into closed beta testing. A thread was posted around a month ago on NintendoAge (http://http) to find people to help with this so we look forward to hearing the results. Please understand that it is an arduous process, so don't expect the game to be released instantly![/size]


[size=140]At the moment this project is an unofficial release but the programmers are trying to track down the original developer to get his approval! For those who cannot contain their excitement over the game's release you can also watch a short video (http://http) of the game in action on the company's Instagram page. To keep track of the latest news and developments with this project you can also check Khan games Facebook page (http://https).

We'll all be getting laid soon, baby![/size][/align:3tj1jb14]
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Lorfarius on May 16, 2014, 20:15:14 PM
Could be fun. Be interesting to see what sort of interface it uses.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: zapiy on May 16, 2014, 20:21:58 PM
Lol yes indeed this could be fun.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Bobinator on May 17, 2014, 05:59:00 AM
Well, hopefully they do better than the Master System version of the original King's Quest. Ever played it? No? Yeah, be glad.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Lorfarius on May 17, 2014, 12:21:17 PM
http://youtu.be/889zezfyKcQ (http://http)

Looks....fun
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Greyfox on May 17, 2014, 13:36:40 PM
lorf , you still have all your NES stuff? And how run it work out running it on native hardware, will this be on cartridge on release ?
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Lorfarius on May 17, 2014, 22:59:33 PM
No, all long gone.

The game will just be a ROM release but will work if flashed to a cart.  Its bound to get a cart edition sold somewhere because of what it is, will be fun to see what sort of cart design fans will make.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TL on May 17, 2014, 23:06:31 PM
It's a cool project but I tried to talk to the developers on Facebook and they were total dicks. Shame.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Lorfarius on May 18, 2014, 01:27:03 AM
Why what did they say?
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 19, 2014, 03:53:11 AM
Hmm, I guess something to keep an eye on.  Laird, what happened with the developers on FB?
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: guest5213 on May 25, 2014, 18:02:33 PM
There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there, and people seem to making a lot of things up.  To clarify, there is only 1 developer, but I did the majority of the background conversions from the original game (The developer had the first ones finished before I started on the project).  There will not be a rom release.  It will be released like all KHan games other releases via retrousb.com.  You can see what went down on facebook by looking on KHan games facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/KHAN-Games/140171942689547 (http://https)

Al Lowe (original developer) gave his blessing on the project, but he no longer holds the rights to leisure suit larry, so that didn't mean much. Kevin just decided to change the name, so people wouldn't think this was an official release by the IP holders. 

If you have any other questions about this (besides a release date), I probably have the answers.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: guest5213 on May 25, 2014, 18:09:50 PM
Quote from: "Lorfarius"
The game will just be a ROM release but will work if flashed to a cart. 

Where did you see this?  This game actually doesn't work properly unless it is played on real hardware since it uses flash memory for savestates. http://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/UNROM_512 (http://http)
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 25, 2014, 18:11:42 PM
Thanks for the info NESHomebrew and thanks for joining the forum.  How far into development is the game now? 
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: guest5213 on May 25, 2014, 18:14:20 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Thanks for the info NESHomebrew and thanks for joining the forum.  How far into development is the game now?

It is fully developed, just tweaking things like dialogue and bug fixing.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 25, 2014, 18:16:44 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TL on May 25, 2014, 18:36:43 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Hmm, I guess something to keep an eye on.  Laird, what happened with the developers on FB?

They basically said they didn't need our help promoting the game and that we seemed to be nothing more than a copy and paste website (remind you of anyone?). I pointed out that we were probably the biggest site for homebrew on the net and then they called me a liar basically and insulted me (remind you of anyone?). Shame.

Anyway I wish them luck with this project as it's quite a cool one.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 25, 2014, 19:06:31 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Hmm, I guess something to keep an eye on.  Laird, what happened with the developers on FB?

They basically said they didn't need our help promoting the game and that we seemed to be nothing more than a copy and paste website (remind you of anyone?). I pointed out that we were probably the biggest site for homebrew on the net and then they called me a liar basically and insulted me (remind you of anyone?). Shame.

That does sound familiar.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Greyfox on May 25, 2014, 23:09:18 PM
You both care to she'd some light here, sound familiar ? Who? What? Where? Remind us of who?
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 26, 2014, 00:09:41 AM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
You both care to she'd some light here, sound familiar ? Who? What? Where? Remind us of who?

See PM
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Greyfox on May 26, 2014, 08:30:36 AM
okay thanks :)
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: guest5213 on May 26, 2014, 23:48:29 PM
I believe Kevin started programming for the NES and I'm pretty sure it is the only programming language/console he knows :)   There are no special reasons, other than he likes the NES.  Same reason I program for the NES.
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on May 26, 2014, 23:56:00 PM
Quote from: "NESHomebrew"
I believe Kevin started programming for the NES and I'm pretty sure it is the only programming language/console he knows :) 
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: guest5213 on July 08, 2014, 09:18:56 AM
I thought I'd bump this up. Larry is getting closer to a release (no pun intended). There will be an auction for some Limited Edition copies probably this week.  Requirement: you must be a member of Nintendoage to bid.  Here is the official Larry thread with all the updated info and a new trailer.  http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=22&threadid=130430 (http://http)
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: Lorfarius on July 08, 2014, 10:19:23 AM
Cool. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: bogstandard on July 08, 2014, 13:30:57 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Hmm, I guess something to keep an eye on.  Laird, what happened with the developers on FB?

They basically said they didn't need our help promoting the game and that we seemed to be nothing more than a copy and paste website (remind you of anyone?). I pointed out that we were probably the biggest site for homebrew on the net and then they called me a liar basically and insulted me (remind you of anyone?). Shame.

Anyway I wish them luck with this project as it's quite a cool one.

I wouldn't have heard about this project at all without RVG.  Maybe NESHomebrew should switch with whoever is running public relations on their facebook page.  Weeird!
Title: Re: Leisure Suit Larry - New Nintendo Entertainment System H
Post by: TrekMD on July 08, 2014, 19:29:20 PM
Quote from: "NESHomebrew"
I thought I'd bump this up. Larry is getting closer to a release (no pun intended). There will be an auction for some Limited Edition copies probably this week.  Requirement: you must be a member of Nintendoage to bid.  Here is the official Larry thread with all the updated info and a new trailer.  http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=22&threadid=130430 (http://http)

Thank you for the update!