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Maniac Mansion (NES)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Mar 03, 2010
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

A rare treat!

The Good

Maniac Mansion features impressive graphics, music and sound effects. The eccentric characters, puzzlers, parodies and witty humor from the computer game are all here. If you like graphic adventure games and own a 8-bit Nintendo, then you need to play this game!

The Bad

Nintendo insisted that several things be censored before the game could be released. If you are familiar with the original computer version, you will notice the content changes and get a kick out of the Big N's censorship. Despite the strict content guidelines, some versions of the game do allow you to kidnap and brutally kill a pet hamster by frying him in the microwave.

The Bottom Line

Maniac Mansion is one of the few point n' click, graphic adventure games for the 8-bit Nintendo. The home console version is as fun to play as the computer version, with the biggest complaint being the silly and uptight content changes that were ordered.