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Fans of the preeminent dating/hookup simulator, Leisure Suit Larry have had the opportunity to be disappointed twice in the last few months. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded was supposed to arrive in the Play Store wrapped in cheesy suede back in May. Then it was pushed to late June, but missed that deadline too. Now at long last the hunt is on – Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded has been released on Android.

The Leisure Suit Larry is a classic "adult-themed" point-and-click adventure with the goal of getting Larry some affection from impressionable young ladies. This game is a remake of the original Leisure Suit Larry, but the graphics and dialog have been tweaked to be more modern. Not too modern, though.

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Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded was launched on Kickstarter last year and raised over $650,000. The developers only asked for $500,000, so that should give you an idea of how into this game some people are. This is a big 476MB download, and it's free. It looks like the first level is free, but it's $10 to unlock the full game. That's in-line with expectations.

Update: Remember what I said about disappointments up above? Well, add another notch. Replay Games has just pulled Leisure Suit Larry from Google Play after finding an error. The statement didn't go into and more detail, and they don't know when it will be back. Here's the full statement:

Replay Games found an error in Leisure Suit Larry’s Android version that went live yesterday and as a result have pulled the game down. Replay is hard at work to correct the issue and at this time there is no confirmed day for when the Android version will now release, but we’ll keep you updated once we know more.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

    Not compatible with Nexus 7. ):

    • Kashmieer

      Raises over 650.000$ and not compatible with many devices... Thats lame.

    • ebercks

      working perfectly on my nexus 7 with smoothrom 5.2

    • Nick

      Works perfectly on my Nexus 7. Stock rom.

      • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

        Well it's not on the Play Store anymore.

  • Drew Sanders

    You get the first level as a trial. 10 bucks for the full game after that.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Thanks for the info.

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      Ten bucks? Damn...

      • Matthew Fry

        Well it's compatible with the Nexus 10. Downloaded. Or... well.. my Nexus 10 probably doesn't have enough space but... when I free up some space then it will be Downloaded.

        • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

          I got it downloaded on an S3. It's just amazing to me that it's not compatible with either the One or the S4.

        • Crispin Swickard

          Seem to run perfectly well on my N10 so far. :)

          • Matthew Fry

            Until you get to the IAP for the full game. Then it says, "Unauthorized user" and cancels the purchase.

  • andy_o

    I wonder how much Grim Fandango would raise. Like $2 billion?

    • Funem

      I so want a port of Grim Fandango

    • Matthew Fry

      Yes. Tell Tim Schafer. Tell him to do it now.

  • Mark Buhagiar

    Not compatible with HTC One :(
    PS: I second the motion on Grim Fandango!!!

    • jonathan3579

      The irony is that it says it has no device restrictions. Seems to me that it's incompatible or not working on the newest devices from the last year or so to present. Maybe they should have let this app soak in the development tank longer.

      • Matthew Fry

        That's the great thing about updates, they can release the game broken or incompatible and add that in later.

        • John Smith

          my manager said to me yesterday: that I, as an Android dev, shouldn't be too worried about quality of the first release of an app because we're just making apps - it's not like we're making heart defibrillators. Needless to say - I disagree!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I owe months of my life to this game. Or it owes months back to me - I haven't figured that part out yet. But I'm sure as hell going to experience childhood once again. So nostalgic.

  • Psychoholic

    Wont install on att active... this phone is junk!!!

    • Otto Prime

      No go on GS4 or HTC One... guess there's an issue with 1080p devices at the moment. I'm sure this will be addressed. Can't wait to play!!

      • dNj

        Must be an issue with 1080p devices, because Play Store says the game is compatible with my Nexus One.

  • Metroview

    Wasn't it mentioned in an article here before that they said it would cost $10 for the full game? Why are some of you surprised by it now?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Maybe not everyone read the previous post.

  • Andrew

    I have been waiting for this game (and scribllenauts, which turned out to be tablet only... those bastards) for a while now. The day has finally come! I have the complete set from my pubescent years that I used to learn about the birds and the bees and how to pick up women...

  • Jonathan_Harford

    This art style is really not doing it for me. Sleazy bachelor Larry looks almost wholesome.

  • Dario999

    This is five bucks in the App Store. So we are being penalized for wanting to run this on Android? So is the extra $5 a Fragmentation tax?

    • Funem

      Maybe, unlike Larry, Android users are getting screwed

  • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

    Almost half a Gig? 10 bucks? Works on very few devices? Were they even aware they were making a game for mobile devices?

  • id10terrordfw

    I'll be in my bunk...

  • http://www.androidgeek.in/ Serra Stone

    I still think it's a little insane for companies to charge $10-$15 for a game on Android.

    • Andrew Kachaniwsky

      Why's that?

      • http://www.androidgeek.in/ Serra Stone

        Because even though phones are getting bigger screens now, you're still playing this game on a tiny screen, pointing and clicking or controlling it with your phone.

        Charging half of what the game would cost for a computer which likely has a 24inch+ screen nowadays just seems odd to me. I guess I just feel that you aren't really experiencing the game as well and that they should sell Android games for no more than $5. I'm mostly looking at the Final Fantasy Android games when I say that. I think they are part of the people who started the whole $10-$15 for a major game thing.

        • Nomaan

          So you have problem with small screens or android?
          You want to say that its OK for same game to be 4-5 times costlier on a psp than that on android ?

          • AD1980

            I would say yes. Even though the game may be identical, its value to me is significantly less with inferior input methods. It's not about what it costs to make the game, but what its value is to the customer.

        • Primalxconvoy

          I agree. Unless games have full hardware control options built in, the game will always be worth "half" of whatever value I see in it.

  • Alex Kokolski

    And it's gone :-(

  • fantomphox

    Downloaded to my nexus 4 used tb to back up and send to box restored on my nexus 7 it ran really well. Sad to see they removed the game from the play store.

  • Matthew Fry

    There's something seriously wrong with the game. In app purchase doesn't work. The game doesn't appear in my installed apps in the play store and searches don't pull up the game. Only the direct link works.

  • jumb

    "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."

    What happened to it?

  • Derek B

    The full game was only $4.99 (US) when I bought it yesterday.

  • solbin

    reminded me of ...

    "... and.... its gone."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DT7bX-B1Mg

  • Ben Enos

    I had started to download it the other night and cancelled the download. I just looked and it still showed up in my list of apps in the play store. I was just able to install it with no problems about 20 minutes ago. So what is the glitch anyways?.

    • Funem

      The price compared with iOS and the quality of the game, just a hunch on my part.

      • Ben Enos

        Well if it's the price, that should be easy enough to change without having to pullthe app from the store . Games go on sale all the time without needing to be pulled and resubmitted to the market.

        • Funem

          I know, it was a sarcastic reply to what the glitch was, that's why I said the price and the quality .. :)