Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
75
3.7
Atari ST
...
3.8
DOS
78
3.8

Trivia

Age verification

Similar to the first game, the player has to answer a series of trivia questions when starting the game. However, this time failing to do so does not prevent the user from playing the game, but removes various instances of nudity and sex.

Cameo

The game's creator Al Lowe has been known to work himself into all his games. This is no exception, check the corner of the comedy club.

Polyester Patty

The game was intended to be named Polyester Patty in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals. When Larry encountered the female protagonist for the first time in his second adventure, her name was Polyester Patty. It was then changed to Passionate Patty.

Processor speed

Larry has to build his muscles in the Fat City health club by doing some heavy exercise on four stations. Each exercise needs to be repeated several times to be effective. However, the number of repetitions necessary is directly proportional to the clock frequency of your processor. The game was developed on an 16 MHz 386, which resulted in 21 repetitions each. That was quite manageable. Unfortunately, new processors tend to be faster each year. On a decent Pentium 233, Larry has to heave the weights 510 times; take that times four (the different machines) and times two (weight up, weight down), and you come to 4080 keystrokes. This is indeed heavy exercise.

The game also has timing issues, and if you have a processor higher than a Pentium, you'll encounter them if you decide to use the casino's elevator to go up to Patti's apartment, and it doesn't arrive immediately. You'll also encounter these issues if you watch Cherri Tart dance because she doesn't get tired. These issues are overcome by setting the game's speed to maximum and waiting 10-15 minutes.

Information also contributed by B14ck W01f and MaiZure.

Contributed by -Chris (7365) on Jul 04, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107125)]. -- edit trivia