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Topic: Did you ever play Maniac Mansion?

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RJay

RJay

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That game was creepy...I was really young when I played it, so I don't remember some things about it. But it was creepy. And it was weird too, like I was watching a YouTube video of it, and drinking a can of Pepsi was something you can do in the game. I was like....wait a second...this is a game about a mad scientist and his family and aliens.....and one of the things you can do is drink a can of Pepsi?

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Outrunner

Outrunner

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Wow, man... like... far out...

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Philip_J_ReedStaff

Philip_J_Reed

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I loved it. I had the NES version first, and even though it was brutally censored, it's still the definitive version as far as I'm concerned.

Funny you mention this game, as I plan to write an awful lot about it in the near future...

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Cryptonic

Cryptonic

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No.

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MuljoStpho

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I played it on NES when I was a kid. I played it a lot actually. I'm pretty sure I had been through all of the different possible endings at least once, maybe more.

When I unlocked the original version of it in Day of the Tentacle I gave that a try... and I found it kind of hard to get into it as much.

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Rensch

Rensch

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I never really liked it. I liked Monkey Island and Sam and Max much better.

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That_Guy_from_Faxana

That_Guy_from_Faxana

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I played the NES version, but never managed to get the password to the basement door. I tried entering the highscore from the arcade and stuff like that, but I gave up in the end. I sort of liked the game.

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Stevie

Stevie

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I'm a big fan of point and clicks, Maniac Mansion is one of the classics, infact probably is the classic, after all the SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) program built for this game was then used for a whole load of other point and click games such as Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Beneath a steal sky.

A little trivia for you, the chainsaw that you could never use in Maniac Mansion as there was no fuel, well if you played , Zak McKracken, you pick up some fuel "for chainsaws only", but no chainsaw. Nice one Lucasarts.

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SKTTR

SKTTR

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The same cameo joke about the fuel is in "Another Code R" for Wii. If you examine the fuel in the boathouse, Ashley says something like "But here is no chainsaw." I thought that was hilarious because Another Code R is not even a Lucas Arts game.

And yes, I've beaten Maniac Mansion several times on C64 (the definite version), NES (the bad version), inside "Day of the Tentacle", and with ScummVM (Pc-Version) on Mac and Wii.

And I've beaten Zak Mc Kracken on ScummVM for Wii last year for the first time.

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RadioShadow

RadioShadow

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Is that the game where you can put a Hamster in a microwave? XD

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Stevie

Stevie

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RadioShadow wrote:

Is that the game where you can put a Hamster in a microwave? XD

Only in the US version, this action was removed from the PAL version. There were a lot of things cut from the Nes release that Nintendo didn't like but they missed the Hamster microwave thing the first time and only later told Lucasarts to remove it when it was being released in Europe.

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nintendoduffin

nintendoduffin

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No but I have completed Day of the Tentacle, which I must say is absolutely superb.

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SKTTR

SKTTR

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Even the German Commodore 64 version is completely uncut whereas the NES version has most of the subtle humour changed into something kid-friendly, unfunny blah. The funny dialogues are changed into some really obscure crap.

The naked women statue, the ketchup on the walls, the brains in the glasses and other things were just completely removed which makes the NES mansion look rather bland in places.

There's no obscene moaning on the phone, there's no bondage to the bed and there are no rutting calls on the demo tape. It's all Nintendo-ized in the NES version. And this is just the beginning. The whole NES version has sawn off Maniac Mansion's characteristic edges. At least most of the puzzles are still intact.

If we ever get Maniac Mansion on the VC, I hope it's the original C64 version since the NES port is not only cut, but it's also glitchy and graphically ugly.

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J_Bitties

J_Bitties

14. Posted:

Just found and purchased a copy within the last year for 4 bucks...great purchase.

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Philip_J_ReedStaff

Philip_J_Reed

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It's true there was a lot of censorship in the game, but you need to take its era into account. It's all fine and good to say "Nintendo ruined the game by making it family friendly," but, seriously now, what console video games at the time featured statues of naked ladies, explicit references to sex and bondage, and obscene phone calls?

There just wasn't a place for it back then. You can't exactly blame Nintendo; that's just the way things were. It's sad that that stuff was removed, but there wasn't any precedent for it then, nor a ratings board that could have properly classified the game.

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AURainman

AURainman

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Awesome game. It's one of the first games I ever obsessed over because of its difficulty.

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Stevie

Stevie

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I played the NES version first and at the time was not aware of the things that had been cut from the game, it wasn't until i played the PC version years later that i noticed these things. This was probably a good thing as i was only young when i first played the game

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