Larry Porthole

"The Land of the Lounge Lizards" - EGA

"The Land of the Lounge Lizards" - EGA

Easter Eggs


Larry 1 EGA - Click for a larger image
 

Here are some things you can try in the game. Most of the actions here simply trigger a humorous response - something that the afore mentioned beta test was very useful for.

Note that there are some highlighted that will cause one of the infamous Sierra death sequences. Save early and save often is the name of the game with a Sierra adventure!

Buy more breath spray at the Quiki-Mart when you run out

Give the bum outside the Quiki-Mart money instead of wine

Tip the cabbie after you pay him

Larry 1 EGA -  Outside Lefty's - Click for a larger image

At Lefty's - "look fan"

When he comes to piss on you - "kick dog"

With the hooker by the bed - "eat pussy"

To tell the guy next to you at Lefty's to "shut up"

In the disco - "look at the disk jockey"

While seated at the bar - "tip lefty"

When you have it - "wear ring"

By the bottom floor elevator in the casino - "look at the plants"

While in the Pimp's room - "look at crack"

When you're on the fire escape outside the hooker's room - "jump off"

Looking up when you are in the pimp's room

To "smell" while you are in the hooker's room

Larry 1 EGA -  Death sequence - Click for a larger image

If you want to see more of Eve - "turn off bubbles"

Look at the cabbie once...then again

Bribe the disco bouncer with the diamond ring? You have to restore, since you need the ring to solve the game!

Wait for the drummer to perform his magic act at the casino hotel after sitting on the chair

Look at Lefty

Flush the toilet at Lefty's

Check out one of the channels on the TV in the pimp's room? The TV show is labeled, "The Naugahyde Goddesses of Oakhurst", a spoof on "The Leather Goddesses of Phobos", an old adventure game.

Enter "change channel" in the pimp's room before the program is actually announced

Enter "throw up" by Lefty's toilet

Use the phrase "Al Sent Me" instead of "Ken Sent Me" when trying to get through the red door in Lefty's? (The result is the same, but it's a neat thing to remember)

When in the chapel - "look minister"

When in Eve's bedroom, look at the bed

While in the hookers room - "get clothes"

In the first screen of Eve's penthouse - "look at rug"

Looking at the sign while you are in the alley

Before having sex with the hooker - ever tried to NOT use the condom? Go out to the street afterwards - life will still be possible, it just will make no fun anymore...Or, even if you used it - go out on the street without removing it first...

Look in the barrel of the man selling apples? Ask his name, then ask his last name. He's the founder of Apple Computers.

Ask the cabbie to take you home

Enter "look building" when you're on the penthouse, when you can see Eve?

At Lefty's - "look moose". Another example of the cross game references that crept into Sierra's adventures.

Look at the hydrant at the front of the disco?

With the hooker by the bed, enter "screw bitch"

Larry 1 EGA -  Wear ring - Click for a larger image

Look at the paintings in the hotel's penthouse bedroom? One is signed by Mark Crowe, one of the employees at Sierra Online and the man behind all of the visuals in Larry 1.

Use the debug codes to see the sad end of the game? While playing, press Alt and D. Press Enter twice to bypass the version information, and type in tp. When it asks for your room number, type in 19. Sit back and watch what happens when you run out of time!

Enter "use lint"

When in the pimp's room - "pick up box"

Look under the mat of Lefty's bar

Looking at the radiator in the hooker's room

While in Lefty's bathroom - "look in mirror"

Looking at the sink after taking the ring? Then following the instructions it says...

While standing next to the password door - "use key"

Having a 'few' beers in Lefty┬┤s? Drink several beers and get up - Larry will start to, err, well 'dance'... (Also works in SQ1)

Q - I don't want to gamble! How can I get money easily?

A - Just press Alt-D, then type set var, and then 90, and then however much money you want. The amount of money is stored in a byte so there is a physical limit to the value - 255. Anything more can crash the game!

Both Larry 1 (EGA) and Larry 2 came with a mechanism to alter the game whilst running. Debug codes were available to alter all sorts of variables in the game, including inventory, score, teleporation and other stuff. Modifying any of this stuff may lose you your game, so "save early and save often".

tp - Teleport (takes you to a different room). See the table below for a list of locations.
get object - Get any object (inventory item). Tell the game the number of the inventory item and it will give it to you automatically. See the table below for list of object numbers. gimme gimme - Get all inventory items! object number - Shows a listing of inventory items and their numbers. object room - Tells you which room an inventory item is located in.