[Forbidden Games] Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.


Welcome to the thirty-first entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents.

A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten, so don’t take it so seriously, we don’want to offend anybody. Just have fun and laugh 🙂

Today’s game is Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.

Behind the game there is none other than Accolade. It’s always interesting to see the things a company have to publish in the early years to keep itself afloat. The same company behind Super Bubsy, Test Drive and The Games in the past has to rely of crap like this to survive. This is the sequel of Les Manley: In Search for the King and the pixellated style of the first game has been abandoned for a (always pixellated) more realistic one following the path traced by the first interactive movies of the era.

The game dropped the parser of the first title and embraced the point-and-click fashion although it has nothing to share with Sierra, LucasArts or even Coktel games.

Why is forgotten?

Mainly because Accolade (luckily for them) has become more famous for other games and they swept this game under the rug.

It’s like the acclaimed actor that refuse to talk about his first part in a movie, where he embodied the pizza guy in a softcore B-movie of the 80s. Plus Les Manley lost the battle with Larry, the protagonist of the Leisure Suit series that is still famous and served as a reference for Les himself.

Why is forbidden?

A game in which you can get laid with two sexy women in bikini should not be forbidden…

…but I don’t thing ESRB today will be sympathetic with the developers of a game like this so it’s not difficult to understand why nobody remembers Les Manley.

Why is fun?

How can I play it?

I don’t think there’s an easy way to buy this game online but for sure it’s easy to download it. It’s a bit a shame to waste precious MB of your hard disk for this but I’m sure there are worse ways to waste disk space.

Like installing Big Rigs Over the Road Racing…

Something similar but a bit less crappy???

  • Leisure Suit Larry. Pick one random. It’s surely better. And it’s the game where it all began
  • Lula The Sexy Empire. Already tackled this. More boobs but more cartoonish
  • Voyeur. Almost no boobs. But FMV anyway

And finally, if you need other games related to this which are crappy and adult oriented like Les Manley in: Lost in L.A., stick around, more games will be covered soon!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. I have not played this game. It seems very unusual for a game reviewed in this series to be created by a successful company, although I enjoyed the analogy from the article. The designs for this game seem very strange, the characters created using photo-realistic graphics (although a little pixelated), but the backgrounds look very cartoon-like. I like the way the muscular women were smiling and flexing their muscles, while discussing someone who disappeared the previous night.
    How is this game different to the previous game in the series? Was the previous game a forbidden game?

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