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Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! (DOS)

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Description

Love for Sail! is the sixth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. Larry unexpectedly receives a ticket to a cruise ship. Upon the arrival of the passengers, a mega-contest is announced. This contest includes various kinds of sports and activities, from bowling to love-making. The winner will get to "score" with the sexy Captain Thigh. Naturally, there is no way Larry can win this contest fairly, so he must use his brains to solve the tricky puzzles of the game, and cheat his way into the Captain's bed.

The game's structure is similar to that of its predecessor: the entire game takes place in a large enclosed area (in this case, the cruise ship), with the gameplay focusing on inventory-based puzzles and conversations. The game features a context-sensitive interface: clicking on an object brings forth a series of verbs which the player can choose in order to interact with the given object. In addition to that, it is possible to try and type any other verb (provided the game understands it), just like in old adventure games with text interface. Sometimes it is necessary to think outside of the box and come up with unusual actions in order to solve a puzzle.

Several new features have been added to the game, attempting to make players into more "active" participants of the playing process. Using a microphone, players can add their own voices, while using a scanner lets players insert their own photos into the game. Another feature that grabs attention is the automatic wallpaper. When Larry "scores" with a woman, that woman's image can be displayed as wallpaper on the Windows desktop.

Screenshots

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! DOS High scores. The other names mean nothing - you'll win the contest through puzzle-solving
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! DOS Visiting the kitchen. Scrap the piece of paper that comes with the game and you'll smell fish. Err... nice idea
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! DOS Pool area
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! DOS Larry is brave. Well, it's easier to be brave now he cannot die

Alternate Titles

  • "Ларри 7: Секс под парусом" -- Russian spelling
  • "Ларри 7 В выходном костюме: Любовь под парусами" -- Russian title
  • "LSL7" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Leisure Suit Larry: איזו מין הפלגה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Leisure Suit Larry: Yacht nach Liebe!" -- German title
  • "Leisure Suit Larry dans "Drague en Haute Mer !"" -- French title
  • "Leisure Suit Larry 7" -- Informal title
  • "Larry 7: Seks pod Parusom" -- Russian title
  • "Larry 7: Milosc na Fali" -- Polish title
  • "Larry 7" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Requiem aeternam אולג 小奥 (168989) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Jun 17, 2002 A+ 100
Just Games Retro Sep 17, 2006 93 out of 100 93
La Aventura es la Aventura Oct 13, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Adventure-Treff Mar 09, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Apr, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Dec, 1996 83 out of 100 83
High Score Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Gamesmania 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
How to I record my voice? 8 Happy Rabbi (1305)
Nov 25, 2007

Trivia

Alternate ending

The game features a series of easter eggs which show each and every one of the girls in a more...uhm, "revealing" form, and if the player manages to score all the points, gets all the easter eggs, and finds all the dildos an alternate ending is unlocked.

Cybersniff 2000

The original version of Love for Sail came packaged with a "Cybersniff 2000" card reminiscent of the "Scratch'n'Sniff" goodie from Infocom's classic Leather Goddesses of Phobos. In certain locations and situations throughout Larry's adventure, the game displays a blinking number to indicate a specific smell. You're supposed to scratch the corresponding square on the card and sniff.

The nine smells:

Square	Smell		Location(s)
1 	Sea breeze	Decks / Mast 
2 	Coconut		Drew / Forward Hold 
3 	Deodorant	             Aft Hold 
4 	Vanilla		Owner's Suite / Smell Handkerchief
5 	Fart		Casino 
6 	Moldiness	             Cabin / Aft Hold 
7 	Fish		Kitchen / Lovemaster 2000
8 	Cheese		Smell Cheese / Smell Mold 
9 	Chocolate	             Desert Room

Logic errors

Players can still use the courtesy phone to talk to Mr. Boning even after he's dead.

Music

  • The music playing at the spa with the Juggs is the same as the title music from Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist.
  • The music that is playing when Larry enters Captain Thygh's room is from Wagner's Tannhäuser. This opera deals with the conflict between physical love and spiritual ideals.

Novel

In 1997 there was a German novelization of the game named Die verrückten Abenteuer des Larry Laffer by Steve Whitton (ISNB 3-404-13928-3).

Picture wall

The left wall of the high security hallway leading up to the PMS Bouncy's staff break room is lined with pictures of alleged former winners of Captain Thygh's contest (see screenshots section). These are photos of real-life persons. The most obviously recognizable one is Bill Clinton, President of the United States at the time of Love for Sail's release. But who are the other nine people?

15 years after the game's release, in August 2011, Sierra's Al Lowe, Mark Seibert and Ken Williams recall most of them:

Top row, left to right:


Bottom row, left to right:


On the last two, even the triumvirate has to pass after all these years. If anyone can clear up the mystery, please contribute!

References

  • All of the names for the babes in Larry 7 (except the final one) are based on real female celebrities:
    • Victorian Principles (Victoria Principal)
    • Dewmi More (Demi Moore)
    • Jamie Lee Coitus (Jamie Lee Curtis)
    • The Juggs (The Judds)
    • Drew Baringmore (Drew Barrymore)
    • Annette Boning (Annette Bening)
    This is a continuation of an idea from the previous game, where all the girls were named after wines.
  • The four men that order a martini in the casino, represents the actors that have portrayed James Bond in the 007 films up to the game's release (except George Lazenby): Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.
  • After Victorian principles changes into "Vicki", you can see that she's playing Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! on her PC.
Information also contributed by -Chris, Daniel Albu, Emepol, SlyDante and Unicorn Lynx

Related Web Sites

  • Al Lowe's Humor Site (The creator of Leisure Suit Larry 7's homepage)
  • Hints for LSL7 (Robert Norton penned these hints, which will give you just what you need to solve the game.)
  • Walkthrough (Full solution for Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!)
MajorDad (474) added Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! (DOS) on Nov 05, 1999
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