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Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (DOS)

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Written by  :  hikari_no_tsubasa (11)
Written on  :  Nov 03, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Crazy, funny, overall great game!

The Good

Where to start? The three-way storyline was a big plus; working in three different time periods opened up all kinds of possibilities for humor and puzzles. The puzzles themselves were definitely challenging and occasionally had VERY abstract solutions, but I was never stumped on any one puzzle for too long. You get stumped, but eventually you figure out the crazy logic and move on--the difficulty level is right on the mark. Voice acting is superb, and I will NOT say that about many games. I can hear Laverne's voice in my head now, years after playing the game. Lots of little jokes throughout the game, and three separate but connected, and COMPLETELY absorbing settings put this one among my favorite games of all time.

The Bad

It doesn't work very well on newer systems. Ran like a dream on my old 486, and on everything since the sound has been buggy and the animation is choppy. It would be nice to get an updated release that will run on newer versions of Windows for those of us who stupidly sold our old computers.

The Bottom Line

Undescribeable. You have to play it to believe it. One of the few games worth forcing newer PCs to run in DOS mode for.