Leisure Suit Larry VI: Shape Up or Slip Out


Game toolbar

Leisure Suit Larry 6 is a point-and-click game, using various icons to trigger different actions. There is a VGA and a VGA version of Larry 6. The VGA release did not have speech, but only text and character portraits. It has the game icons, score counter and inventory items at the bottom of the screen.
In the SVGA release the game icons, score counter and inventory items are moved to the top of the screen while the bottom area is used to display character portraits and text (if enabled).

VGA release
SVGA release

The toolbar shown below is from the SVGA version.

The Walk icon allows players to walk all over the screen and into other screens. When Looking at something in-close, it will change into an Exit icon, which is used to exit the close-up screen.

The eye icon is to observe various objects or people. Keep in mind that characters can be viewed in detail. For example the player can look at Gammy's hand, arm, neck, breasts, mouth, eyes and hair. All of these will give different reactions.

The hand icon is not intended to pick up things, but rather to touch or activate things. The player can use it to touch women at different places, to open doors, to throw a switch and so on. It can also be used to investigate items in the inventory, for example to open the sunglasses case.

The pick-up icon is to pick up things and place them in the inventory. It is also used to pick up things from the inventory. In that case the mouse icon will change into the selected inventory item. Inventory items can also be used on other inventory items.

The talk icon is to talk to various people. You can try to talk to objects for some funny reactions, too.

The zipper icon has multiple purposes. The main purpose is of course to initiate sex. But it can also be used to pee (in the toilet or other locations), and for Larry to show his junk to somebody. It can even be used to light a match!

The number in the middle of the toolbar is the score counter. The maximum score that can be achieved in Larry 6 is 1000 points. Try to achieve it for a funny animation.

The icons on the right, are the inventory items. Use the arrows on the left and right to scroll through them.

Game menu

In the SVGA release the main menu items are accessible on the game toolbar. In the VGA release you can access them by bringing your mouse to the top of the screen, then click-and-hold the left mouse button, move the mouse to the desired option, and release the left mouse button to select it. In the VGA release the game controls can also be accessed by clicking the icon with slider bar on the toolbar.

VGA menu

File: allows the player to start a new game, open an existing game, save the game, save the game under a different slot, or to leave the game.

Game: has the following options:
- turn on or off the "Save-O-Matic" (which prompts saving the game after major events).
- Auto-save allows to change the time interval when the game prompts the player to store the game.
- "Music on/off" is self-explanatory.
- "Controls": change the detail level, the music volume, the speed (walking speed that is), text speed (VGA release only) and "Filth" level (SVGA release only).
- "Text on/off" (SVGA release only): enable or disable the text display.

Help will help the player with the game interface, provide some fun keyboard shortcuts, customer service (no longer available), how to order a hint book (also no longer available), provide info on other Al Lowe games, and list the Larry 6 credits.