Day of the Tentacle (1993)

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A disembodied tentacle is accidentally exposed to nuclear waste, giving it human abilities and an ambition to take over the world.


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Credited cast:
Denny Delk ...
Hoagie / Purple / Green / Doctor Tentacle / George Washington (voice)
Laverne / Irish Maid (voice)
Doctor Fred Edison / Doctor Red Edison / Zed Edison / Dwayne / John Hancock / Man in Ski Mask (voice)
Ginny Westcott ...
Ed Edison / Zd Edison / Ben Franklin / Cigar Salesman / Thomas Jefferson (voice)
Peggy Roberts-Hope ...
Edna Edison / Zedna Edison (voice)
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Doctor Fred Edison is an eccentric scientist who lives with his bizarre family in his centuries old home, somewhere in New England. One day, his pets, genetically engineered tentacles by the names of Green and Purple, come across waste being dumped into a creek. While Green stays away from it, Purple takes a taste of some of it and is mutated, giving him limbs as well as superhuman intelligence. Driven mad by the sudden power rush, Purple sets off to conquer the planet and replace the human race with tentacles. However, Fred captures them, and thinking Green may have been exposed as well, regretfully decides he must euthanize them. Fearing for his life Green sneaks out a telegram to his old friend, nerdish college student Bernard Bernouli. Bernard, bent on rescuing Green, sneaks himself, his med student girlfriend Laverne, and roomate, Hoagie, off campus and drives to the mansion, where Purple and Green are both set free and Purple escapes to go on a rampage. Deciding the only way to ... Written by K. Lynnith

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As in many LucasArt games, this game features several references to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Most obvious are the calendar with the Darth Vader picture in Dr. Fred's office (if you look at it, Bernard remarks that "it's a calendar from my favorite movie"); Bernard's exclamation while reading the dates off the quarters he is picking up ("Ooh! 1977!" The year of Star Wars' release); the Stormtrooper helmet in the room where Bernard finds Green Tentacle; and several lines of dialogue (e.g. "Help us, Dr Edison. You're our only hope!"). See more »


Laverne: [Inside a whirling time vortex] This must be that Woodstock place Mom and Dad are always talking about!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the Lucasarts logo is seen. Then a golden tentacle hops over, scares off the golden man and takes his place. See more »


References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

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Thought Maniac Mansion was the greatest?
7 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Oh man, I'm not sure which is the best--Maniac Mansion or it's sequel, Day of the Tentacle. They're both fantastic games, although one might be considered better only for graphics value simply because it was released five years later.

Of the six characters from Maniac Mansion, Bernard is the only one who returns (in super nerd format) in the sequel, along with two new friends, Hoagie and Laverne. And, while Dr. Fred was your nemesis in the first game, he returns to help the kids out in their new adventure.

The story begins with Purple Tentacle drinking from a toxic lake behind the old mansion (now an inn), turning him into a power-lusting mutant tentacle with expectations of taking over the world. Bernard learns of this when the Green Tentacle writes to him asking for help. So, Bernard and his friends go to the mansion to figure out what they can do to stop the madness of Purple Tentacle. Only things got out of hand, and now they have to travel through time in Dr. Fred's never-been-tested time traveling porter potties. Once again trouble occurs as Bernard is the only one to return to the present, while Hoagie is transplanted 200 years in the past and Laverne 200 years in the future. Your job is to navigate each friend around the mansion in their respective time periods to collect things that will fix the time contraptions and not only get Bernard's friends back to the present, but also to stop Purple Tentacle.

The game has much funnier qualities than Maniac Mansion because the plot is so outrageous and the characters are so stupid (just take a look at Nurse Edna). You even get to see the Edisons of the past (Red Edison, self proclaimed genius, and his sons) as well as the founding fathers. And, you get to see what a world dominated by Purple Tentacles would be like for us earth bound humans. It's not pretty, but it is funny all the way. This is a game that is sure to deliver good times, even if you've never played the first.

And yes, it is very much like a Saturday Morning Cartoon.

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