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Release Date 24 Jul 2000
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory None | Suggestive dialog | Occasional, mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Contemporary
Game Type Comedy
Story Type Original
Play Length Medium Length Game
Language English
Graphics 3, 2
Downloaded 25,880 times

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AGS Awards 2001 Wins

AGS Awards 2001 Wins

Best Player Character in an AGS Game

AGS Awards 2001 Nominations

AGS Awards 2001 Nominations

Best Dialogue Scripting in an AGS Game
Best Sound Effects in an AGS Game
Best Supporting Character in an AGS Game

AGS Panel Rating

Pick of the Month

Sep 2002

Pumaman: One of the original AGS games, made back in 2000, it has achieved cult classic status in the years since. Larry Vales brings you a dodgy walking animation, tons of pop culture gags, and most importantly, more sideburns than you can shake a stick at!

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About

Larry Vales is an officer in the traffic patrol of Stagnant, Tennessee. Experimentation in the field of parking enforcement has been in full-force for years now, but just recently has local insane scientist Professor Semprini unveiled the new Lovely Rita 4200 Parking Enforcement Cyborg. Unfortunately it has gone slightly berserk and has been sentencing citizens to death for even the most minor traffic violations.

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By m0ds on 1 Sep 2009
download links appears to be working again :)

By lo_res_man on 18 Jan 2006
This game! one of the few truley FUNNY ags games. download. its a HOOT!

By madmanmunt on 14 Aug 2005
One of the most respected AGs games, Larry Vales has eluded me for a long time. I have been trying to play it since I first discovered the AGs website but it invariably broke after the first scene. It was only today that I finally got to play it and I think this had an effect on my appreciation of the game.

Since Larry Vales first appeared there have been a ton of AGs classics exploting the progress and new discoveries of AGs capabilities. Therefore, this early game felt a little underwhelming. Its like Star Wars. I didn't grow up with it like all my friends did, I only saw it for the first time when I was about 20. Therefore I don't have the nostalgic benefit and it appeared quite dull to me. Likewise, I'm sure if I had played Larry Vales when it first came out I would hold it dear to my heart. Instead I kept focusing on its shortcoming.

Still, there's plenty to recommend Larry Vales. The irreverent sense of humour, amusing contemporary references and old style Sierra graphics are all very cool. The award this game won for best player character was also deserved. Larry Vales is a likeable hero whose achievements are sadly never recognised.

The main downside for me was the puzzles. They mostly felt uninspired and predictable, sometimes even slightly illogical. If it hadn't been for the excellent script I would likely have found little to redeem this game. Sadly, even the script results to one childish gay gag.

I really wanted to love Larry Vales as much as everyone else. Sadly, it compared unfavourably to many other AGs games I have played and while it is likely that many of them were directly influenced by Larry Vales, I still can't muster up that much enthusiasm for this game.

By Radiant on 1 Jun 2004
Nice game, I like the sense of humor in it.

By auhsor on 14 May 2004
The first game I played from AGS. A true gaming classic.

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