Larry Porthole

"Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals"


Larry 3 box art - Click for a larger image
Release Date : 1989
Platform : PC, Amiga, Atari ST
Estimated Sold (PC, English) : 500,000 Units

Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! is the third (and was expected to be the last) outing for Larry and after the 'mishap' of Larry 2, Al (& Sierra) thankfully returned with a more adult audience in mind.

I'm sure someone will be able to correct me, but Larry 3 being played in part as Passionate Patti was a new concept in adventure gaming. Some of the game would be played out as Larry and some as Patti - cool eh?!

Larry 3 used the now common SCI engine that Sierra had introduced with Kings Quest IV and Leisure Suit Larry 2. There may have been minor tweaks but to the end user, it was business as usual. Obviously with great sound and great visuals already possible the game would still be highly rated.

Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals starts off with Larry having been dumped (again!), this time by Kalalau who in this case ran off with a lesbian amazon slot machine repair woman! Eek, just what Larry 3 start screen - Click for a larger image does Larry do wrong in between these adventures!

You meet up with Passionate Patti who looks like a perfect match until one evening when she scares you into leaving. The game then switches characters and you play Patti who's goal is to meet the perfect man.... and guess who she's heading for.

Having the game more risque was definitely what was needed! After the luke warm reception of Leisure Suit Larry 2, this game was a huge blast. Although you could feel that a maximum score totaling some 4000 points was rather daunting, in fact it was just a matter of scaling. The game was really no more and no less difficult or different in length than what had gone before. To put a smile on the face of the (typically male) player, Larry got down to 'business' quite a number of times!

Watch out for several problem areas when running this game on a system with a modern CPU. Thankfully there is a solution for this with a fully tested patch that was made available in January 2004. It can be downloaded from here.

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