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Maniac Mansion (DOS)

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Written by  :  Toka (16)
Written on  :  Mar 20, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Think of all the games you love, then thank THIS game for them.

The Good

This, along with King's Quest, pretty much started the whole genre, so you have to give it the proper respect in that regard. Also, the different characters (with their different abilities/solutions) made for quite a bit of replay value, which is something that modern games sadly do not have. And the challenge...I don't think many people will ever say this game was "too easy."

The Bad

That pesky old challenge. There are sometimes multiple solutions to a puzzle, but only one "right" solution. Use another, and you are screwed. Save constantly!

The Bottom Line

The grandfather to all things LucasArts, and most other games as well. Has a greater challenge and more replay value than all the games released in the year 2000 combined.