Larry Laffer is a 40-year old man who lives in a basement and has not yet lost his virginity. Having grown weary of his lonely existence, he decides to visit the resort city of Lost Wages to experience what he has not lived before, and find the woman of his dreams. The city consists of five areas: Lefty's Bar, a hotel casino, a 24-hour wedding chapel, a disco, and a convenience store. The player can walk between areas that are next to each other, but the only method of travel between area's that are not next to each other is by hailing a taxi, which costs the player money, which Larry can earn by playing in the casino. Larry's quest involves four possible women: a nameless, seedy-looking prostitute; Fawn, a club-going material girl; Faith, a receptionist who (true to her name) is faithful to her boyfriend; and Eve, a bathing beauty and Larry's ultimate goal.
Like other remakes of classic EGA Sierra adventures in 1990 and 1991, this is the VGA remake of the first Larry game released in 1987. While the first release used EGA graphics and text parser, this remake uses the SCI engine, VGA graphics and sound card support. It was developed for DOS, Amiga and Macintosh. The game was once again remade and released in 2013 by Replay Games, titled Leisure Suit Larry 1: Reloaded, a game for which game designer and Larry creator Al Lowe came out of retired to help developing it.
The story and basic structure of the game and its original are actually lifted from Softporn Adventure, Chuck Benton's 1981 Apple II game and Sierra's only text adventure. Al Lowe figured that Softporn adventure should be remade and borrowed its basic structure and added a graphics, whacky humor, and of course the protagonist, Larry Laffer.
This game has also been included in all Leisure Suit Larry Collections from the Sierra 15th anniversary edition on.