Copy protectionAl Lowe's birthday is on July 24th, and if you type in 0724 on the copy protection screen, you bypass this screen and continue with the game. Unfortunately, you won't see the game's introduction this way.
EndingAl Lowe has said that he originally intended for the player to be much more in control of the action at the climax of the story, when Larry is in the hidden base in the volcano, but as shipping dead-lines drew near, was forced to go for a more "auto pilot" ending.
Passionate PattiWhen Larry enters the volcano hideout for the showdown, he encounters a piano player named Polyester Patty. This is the same Patty that he'll court in the sequel, although her name has changed to Passionate Patty by then (cf. Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals).
ReferencesRosella of King's Quest IV makes a cameo appearance in the game. She can be found tending the barbershop in the airport. In game when you type "look girl" it responds with:
"You find Daventry Women Sexy. (But then you find any woman sexy!) followed up with the question, "By the way, have you played 'King's Quest IV' yet?"
"Why no, I haven't," Larry replies, "is it good?"
"Well I certainly think so,"she concludes, "maybe it's just me!"
Trite PhraseThe game contains a function called Trite Phrase - a sentence that the player could enter, which would then be used in various dialogues throughout the game. The standard phrase was “Have a nice day!”, and characters would usually use it to end conversation. You could make these farewells much more entertaining by changing the Trite Phrase to heartfelt comments like “And get out, freak!” or “By the way, you’ve got toilet paper stuck on your shoe.”
Shortly after the release of LSL2, Sierra organised a competition on CompuServe: Who could come up with the funniest Trite Phrase? The winning line was “Do you want fries with that?” The winner's name: Josh Mandel. The very same Josh Mandel that was subsequently hired by Sierra and worked on lots of Sierra games, most notably Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist together with Al Lowe and Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier together with Scott Murphy.
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- Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Adventure in 1989