These factors often led to widespread condemnation from the Japanese media.Erotic games made the PC-8801 popular, but customers quickly tired of paying 8800 yen () for such simple games. ASCII's Chaos Angels, a role-playing eroge, inspired titles such as Dragon Knight by Elf and Rance by Alice Soft.Once the scenes are unlocked the top door is open where the player can go and engage in a controllable sex scene letting the player have intercourse with a woman until the player reaches orgasm and the game is over.
In a 1981 article in Time Magazine, On-Line reported that they were making a version of the game for straight women, though this never materialized.
In 1982, Japan's Koei, founded by husband-and-wife team Yoichi and Keiko Erikawa (and later known for strategy video games), released the first erotic computer game with sexually explicit graphics, Night Life, Also in 1982, the video game company Mystique released three unlicensed games for the Atari 2600; Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em, Custer's Revenge, and Bachelor Party.
The re-released version of Custer's Revenge was titled Westward Ho!
, and featured slight modifications, such as the Native American woman beckoning to indicate that she welcomed Custer's advances.
The games were noted for their negative reception, particularly Custer's Revenge for its depiction of (what was perceived as) General Custer raping Native American women.
Despite the increased sales (due to one of the first instances of video game controversy), Mystique went out of business after only releasing these three games.
Sierra didn't advertise the game and retailers were loath to carry it, so initial sales were low.
However word-of-mouth spread and soon the Leisure Suit Larry series was a success, spawning two sequels before the end of the decade, 1988's Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places), and 1989's Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals.
Each Second Life destination has a maturity rating of General, Moderate, or Adult.