Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle is the sequel to the original Maniac Mansion and was developed by LucasArts Entertainment and published in 1993 for DOS and Mac.
Designed by David Grossman and Tim Schafer, Day of the Tentacle takes place about five years after the climax of the original game. A science experiment gone wrong creates two living tentacles. One with a thirst for world domination and one with a healthy disposition. After they escape the lab, the evil tentacle begins his plot to take over the world. The mad scientist who created the two strange characters has to call in a little back up in the form of Bernard, Laverne, and Hoagie. The intrepid trio travels back in time to stop the evil tentacle from being created, but the machine malfunctions and craziness ensues.
Time travel is an integral part of the gameplay, and certain puzzles are affected by the changes in the time period. Day of the Tentacle uses many of the same gameplay elements as the first Maniac Mansion. It utilizes a point-and-click interface and uses a verb system to interact with objects in the world.
Day of the Tentacle scored several perfect reviews and multiple awards. The game’s mix of adventure and humor make it an instant classic. Heralded as one of the best adventure games of all time, this is a must play.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 17 July 2018, 4:04 pm
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