Al Lowe

Easter Eggs

Police Quest I: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (Egg id: 392)

Enter the following search strings into the computer at the Lytton Police Department:
- "Jim Walls" (designer of Police Quest) results in "Nice ol' family man; former CHiP (not as in cow).
- "Ken Williams" (founder and CEO of Sierra): "Like a civil servant: we can't fire him and can't get him to work."
- "Al Lowe" (Police Quest programmer and creator of Leisure Suit Larry): "Former programmer; author of that cult classic, "Bop-A-Bet!"", also referring to one of Al Lowe's first games.
- "Greg Rowland" (programmer of Police Quest): "Computer renaissance man: artist, programmer, guitarist."



Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (Egg id: 133)

Calling Sierra

Dial Sierra On-Line's number (209-683-6858) at the phone booth in front of the store to get a Leisure Suit Larry hint book promo and reference to Al Lowe.



Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge (Egg id: 83)

Read the wall in Vohaul's toilet to find sentences such as "King Graham cross dresses", in reference to the King's Quest series. There is also a reference to Al Lowe and Ken Williams.



Police Quest II: The Vengeance (Egg id: 422)

In the homicide office, use your phone to call the Sierra Customer Support Line: (209) 683-6858.
When you call this number there is also a 30% chance that Al Lowe (designer of Leisure Suit Larry) answers the phone. He'll say the following:
Hi This is Al; Al Lowe.
Well, hello Sonny Bonds. I don't know how you got me --must have been a bad connection. But since you sound like a potential customer, let me tell you about a new game out.
I just finished a great game called Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love in Several Wrong Places (LL2 for short).
You'll love becoming Larry Laffer, who's a little bit like all of us - a jerk, a nerd, and a loser.
But you can help Larry improve his self-esteem by finding the girl of his dreams.
So how does it sound?
Well go to the nearest software store and buy a copy - the funniest and funnest game I've ever played - and I'm sure you'll like it just as much as I do.
If this sounds like a promo, it is. But then why else did you call me?
Please note though, that Leisure Suit Larry is NOT, I repeat NOT, based on my own personal experience.
I gotta go now. I'm working on my new game "Leisure Suit Larry III featuring Polyester Patty."
Oh, and by the way, "Have a nice day".


You can also call Sierra's BBS line (which tells that BBS is so popular that all 16 lines are busy): (209) 683-4463

Leisure Suit Larry II: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (Egg id: 350)

Disneyland

Look at the park to get a reference to Disneyland, and that Al would not include that in his game.



Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of Pulsating Pectorals (Egg id: 15)

Al Lowe and Bill Skirvin make several cameos in the game. At one point they are at the cabana, checking out the bra of a bypassing lady. On another occasion they sit at a table in the Comedy Hut.




Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (VGA) (Egg id: 266)

Al Lowe has a cameo in the disco



Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (Egg id: 245)

Check out the little papers sticking on the wall in the general store for the following reference:

"Wanted! Dead or alive! For crimes of bad taste, innuendo and perversion. Albert 'The Tinkler' Lowe, alias 'The Talking Bear', alias 'Rottweiler Al', alias 'creator of the cult classic 'BOP-A-BET'. Reward: $500 dead, $15 alive", referring to game designer Al Lowe and BOP-A-BET.



Torin's Passage (Egg id: 259)

Use the bagpipes on Lycentia after entering her house to get a personal message from Al Lowe.



Torin's Passage (Egg id: 263)

In the chamber of crystals in Lycentia's house in the Nullvoid, the characters imprisoned inside the crystals are Hotaru (from Sailor Moon), Darth Vader & Yoda (from Star Wars), Charlton Heston (from Planet of the Apes), and Al Lowe.



Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls (Egg id: 255)

Cameo: Al Lowe portrays the image of sheriff Andrew Washington.



Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded (Egg id: 293)

In the pimp's room, use the smell icon on the turd for a reference to the Scratch 'n Sniff Card of Larry 7 and a reference to designer Al Lowe.