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Seventeen years after the initial release of the classic LucasArts adventure Maniac Mansion, the game has been revamped for modern systems in a 256-colour freeware remake by fans. Aside from the crisp graphics, they improved the SCUMM-interface itself and it now features digital sound effects and continuous background music, designed with the Adventure Game Studio engine. Although it is a complete remake built from scratch, the designers kept the gameplay, story and the many gags from the original game intact.

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Maniac Mansion Deluxe Windows Title screen
Maniac Mansion Deluxe Windows Cutscene from the introduction
Maniac Mansion Deluxe Windows The number of commands has been reduced without any loss and a very important one has been added - "Look at"! The comments aren't usually very interesting, but this one completes an Easter egg.
Maniac Mansion Deluxe Windows The pool looks much better now. Btw, a jar of radioactive water and a jar of tap water look different now, so there's no risk of forgetting if the stuff in your jar is safe to use.

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User Reviews

A huge improvement in terms of comfort, not much improvement in terms of graphics Windows Nowhere Girl (3244)

Critic Reviews

Freegame.cz Windows Aug 08, 2004 98 out of 100 98
Abandonia Reloaded Windows May 06, 2005 4.6 out of 5 92
Adventure's Planet Windows Nov 12, 2011 91 out of 100 91
Plné Hry Windows May 27, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Hrej! Windows Nov 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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References

  • Like in the NES version of Maniac Mansion, you can find a disc labeled "Loom soundtrack" in the music room, which contains part of the music of the well-known LucasArts game.
  • The statue is the same that Indy finds at the nazi castle in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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