February 10, 2015

Maniac Mansion

Lucasfilm Limited, 1987

LucasArts, well known for producing games with superb graphics and interfaces, developed this classic adventure game in the days when the PC-XT ruled the world. Yet even with the technological limitations of the era, it became extremely popular and subsequently inspired a television series by the same name. The story starts when a strange meteor crashes near Dr. Fred's mansion. Since the crash, nearly twenty years ago, Dr. Fred has been building strange devices and conducting bizarre experiments. Unfortunately, his latest evil experiment includes Dave's girlfriend, Sandy, and now it's up to Dave and two of his buddies to go save her from the mad scientist!  This game was later used as the basis for the wildly successful LucasArts adventure release, Day of the Tentacle.