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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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MANIAC MANSION dürfte eines der besten Programme dieses Jahres (wenn nicht dieses Jahrzehnts) sein. Die Grafik ist echt super (vom ruckeligen Scrolling und den etwas plumpen Sprites abgesehen). Musik erreicht nur im Titelvorspann oder wenn einer der Spieler das Radio anschaltet. Läßt man dieses etwas länger an, so wird das Hintergrundrauschen immer lauter, bis man fast nichts mehr von der Musik hört. Dann hilft nur noch ein weiteres Drehen am Frequenzregler (grafisch einwandfrei), und schon ist sie wieder da. Die Höchstnote verdient sich MANIAC MANSION mit der Idee, das heißt,im Spielablauf. Dieses Spiel ist nicht einfach im Adventure-Genre unterzubringen. Deshalb habe ich es auch nach Handhabung (anstatt Vokabular) und Spielablauf bewertet, wobei LUCASFILM‘S Neustes sich die folgende Bewertung redlich verdient hat:
Techtite (2000)
One of the first games by George Lucas' then-"new" game company, this game put you in control of a few kids as they investigated a creepy mansion. Actually, the mansion wasn't that creepy, since this game was (apparently) geared to a much younger audience. Well, at least the mansion didn't include Ewoks! The secrets discovered in the house were often quite inspired, including an amusing walking tentacle creature, consisting of a single tentacle, and nothing else. What does this tentacle creature want most of all? To start a rock band...What else?
The verdict, then, is thumbs up, with very few reservations. Maniac Mansion is a clever and imaginative game. It is also a successful stylistic experiment. A little toning up will, no doubt, make the format a popular and long-lived one. Maniac Mansion should have a enviable future. We need more like this one. Are you listening, Lucasfilm?