Friday, April 20, 2007

The SGM Super 30: Video Game #25

Maniac Mansion

Creepy. Seriously, wtf? You put the hamster in a jar, put the jar in the microwave, nuke the hamster, give it to the Nazi alien and he kills you. - Rev. Joshua

I always liked those adventure games where you could select from a predetermined list of commands, and your choice would play out on the screen with the characters you chose. Commodore Shitsy-4 didn't have enough of 'em. Being a big fan of text games like "Zork," I used to love being able to play these when I'd hang out over my friend Sam's house on a lounging weekend, 'cause he had the IBM. And the original NES.

According to my memory, each character had different character traits, and the game had a few different endings, all of which we'd try to access through our gameplay. Man, those were the days, back when nothing could bother me and the world was wide open for a little g with more than half a brain to take over the cosmos; now it's all paperwork and friends who all live out of town and this abrasion in my throat that I got from my ERCP that makes me taste blood every time I swallow food. Goddamn "Maniac Mansion."


Rev. Joshua said...

I liked this game and also the old Kemco/Seika games like Shadowgate and Deja Vu, but they could be hard as hell at times. Who would have thought to pull on a torch to open a secret passage?

Rev. Joshua said...

I was going to put this in my original comment, but I was running late for work so I didn't have time to search for it: Click here to download a remake of Maniac Mansion for Windows. It's freeware designed on a game engine for point-and-click adventures.