Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is a cancelled point and click adventure that was in development in 2004 by TKO Software and it would have been published by Vivendi Universal for the ill-fated N-gage. The game was going to be the first original mobile title in the Leisure Suit Larry series, but it was never finished, probably because of the failure of the Nokia console / phone.
As we can read in Wikipedia, in Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party, players would have been able to explore a college campus, while solving puzzles and engaging in risque activities. As they search for the ultimate good time (having sex), gamers bump into Rosie Palmer, the head cheerleader at Larry’s college and he is determined to do anything to be with her.
In addition to single-player gameplay, there were four different turn-based multiplayer mini-games. The game was supposed to be a big title for the N-Gage due to its raunchy language and humor, and also for the cell-shaded graphic, a brand new feature for the N-Gage.
It seems that Leisure Suit Larry N-Gage was developed twice: there are two completely full versions of the game. One that was deemed too raunchy and another that was redesigned by TKO-Dallas from the ground up. So to recap….there are TWO full, complete working versions of Pocket Party in Alpha form.
Thanks to ForWhomTheBellTolls for the contribution!
Nice Mono! You found new images for the game! I really didn’t do that much though, but thanks for mentioning me regardless :) Where did you find those other images of Larry?
An anonymous contributor sent me a link with those!
Awesome. Do you know if the contributor has more links or…?
Nothing more for now :(
LAS VEGAS, July 21
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today
announced that it will co-publish and develop Leisure Suit Larry(TM): Pocket
Party for the N-Gage platform. Based on Vivendi Universal Games’ classic
Leisure Suit Larry series, the N-Gage offering is a 3D adventure that
challenges gamers to help Larry get the ‘action’ he so desperately craves.
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is the first handheld version of the
series and contains gameplay and features that are only available on the
N-Gage platform. In addition to the steamy situations and dialogue, the game
is the first N-Gage title to feature cell-shading. Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket
Party is expected to be released in November 2004.
“Leisure Suit Larry is one of the most loved — and pitied — video game
characters of all time and has a fanatically loyal fan base,” said Pasi
Polonen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. “Nokia is thrilled to bring such
addictive, hilarious gameplay, to gamers.”
Gamers assume the role of Larry Lovage, nephew of the original Larry
Laffer, and are immediately challenged by Larry’s lack of social skills,
charm, style and luck. In Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party, players explore
an extensive and highly detailed 3D college campus, while solving puzzles and
engaging in risque activities. As they search for the ultimate good time,
gamers bump into Rosie Palmer, the head cheerleader at Larry’s college.
Attempting to win over Rosie’s heart, Larry is thoroughly embarrassed by her
jock boyfriend Chuck Rockwell — humiliation never stopped Larry before and he
is determined to do anything to be with Rosie.
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party features more than 30 hours of gameplay,
10 outrageous characters, and non-stop steamy dialogue and situations. In
addition to Larry, Rosie and Chuck, players will encounter other hysterical
personalities such as Loosey, the hot, manipulative cheerleader, Nigh T.
Mishons, Larry’s soda-guzzling, video game playing friend and Professor Drew
Barringmore who prefers letting it all hang out.
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party offers gamers the opportunity to test
their social skills against others via head-to-head Bluetooth multiplayer
gaming including up to four turn-based two-player mini-games.
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is being developed by TKO Software, and
co-published by Vivendi Universal Games and Nokia.
i’ve been looking up information about this game alot of sites say there’s a playable version but can’t find it anywhere i’ve checked sites such as wikipedia and the fan site both says there is but don’t know if it’s true i hope it is i really want to play this game
I’ve uploaded real gameplay footage of LSL: Pocket Party to my YouTube channel:
11 minutes showing what the game was all about. Judge yourself whether or not its cancellation was a loss. ;)