Leisure Suit Larry - Box Office Bust (Xbox 360*)

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Larry Lovage is back and bringing polyester pride to the big screen in Box Office Bust. Introduced in the first latter-day Leisure Suit Larry game, 2004's Magna Cum Laude, Lovage is the nephew of Larry Laffer, the original "Leisure Suit Larry" made famous in Al Lowe's inimitable string of risqué-humor computer adventures created in the late '80s and early '90s. The play style of Box Office Bust is similar to that of Magna Cum Laude. Gamers control young Larry from a third-person 3D perspective, in a relatively large, open setting, where interactions with certain characters and locations begin quest lines and trigger mini-game challenges. Although racing and platforming mini-games may be conquered with good stick handling or the well-timed touch of a button, the adventure game's plot-driven challenges call for clever puzzle-solving and creative thinking.

As the cinema-themed story goes, Uncle Larry Laffer finally made good and is the head of his own movie studio, but someone is revealing the deepest secrets on the lot. Young Larry Lovage hires on to do odd jobs, secretly hoping to root out the mole, and ends up uncovering much more than he'd expected. Although its ribald tone may be less overt than that of its immediate predecessor, the game's humor is unapologetically sophomoric and scurrilous, in the mode of films such as Porky's or American Pie. Box Office Bust features the voices of several real-life Hollywood actors and comedians, including Dave Attell, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, Jay Mohr, and Josh Keaton as Larry. The game's "Director" mode allows players to use the movie lot's sets and actors to stage and shoot their own Leisure Suit Larry movies.