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Maniac Mansion (Atari ST)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.2

The Press Says

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Maniac Mansion ist zurecht ein Genre-Klassiker, der in keiner Adventure-Sammlung fehlen darf. Gerade der Aspekt, das Game auf unterschieldichen Wegen zu lösen und sein Humor macht es einzigartig und motiviert immer wieder, einen anderen Weg zu versuchen. Spiele wie Maniac Mansion sind es, die Ataris Rechenknecht auch zu einer hervorragenden Spieleplattform machen. Fairerweise ist das Spiel sogar in Deutsch erhältlich.
Power Play
Maniac Mansion ist ein Heidenspaß für alle, die witzige Adventures mit gewieften Puzzles lieben. Das Spiel hat kaum Staub angesetzt und wird ST- und Amiga-Besitzer begeistern.
Atari ST User
A brilliant spoof on all those American B movies in which the heros have to enter a haunted house. The brilliant graphics and sound effects, combined with the twisted humour, should take Maniac Mansion straight into the charts. Rush out and buy it now.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Klares Fazit: Wer sich dieses Gag-Feuerwerk bisher hat entgehen lassen, sollte das Versäumte schleunigst nachholen!
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ST Format
Maniac Mansion's great fun to play - there are plenty of humourous bits that touch on the faintly macabre, like finding yourself locked in a dungeon with nothing but a skeleton for company - and you also get to use your brain a bit as well, when you're trying to solve the puzzles to enable you to solve the main problem. [...] Although in appearance the game looks rather primitive, there's enough here to keep your interest and you don't really mind too much about its looks.
Atari ST User
The adventure displays no particular finesse in the graphics department, and the sound is typical laughable ST bleepy stuff, but in such a game none of this necessarily matters if the brain that programmed the puzzles and situations is on the ball, or at least to your personal liking.