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)
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Laverne / Irish Maid (voice)
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Doctor Fred Edison / Doctor Red Edison / Zed Edison / Dwayne / John Hancock / Man in Ski Mask (voice)
Ginny Westcott ...
Betsy Ross, Nurse Edna (voice)
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Ed Edison / Zd Edison / Ben Franklin / Cigar Salesman / Thomas Jefferson (voice)
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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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During the intro movie, Hoagie says he needs the hamster for the band, so they can bite its head off. This is a reference to the infamous Black Sabbath concert where Ozzy Osbourne bit off the head of a pigeon. See more »

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John Hancock: [while writing the Constitution] How about an amendment that the President has to be a human being?
Thomas Jefferson: Please, this is serious business.
John Hancock: You're right.
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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 »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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The best adventure game of all time
25 August 2006 | by (Bronnoysund, Norway) – See all my reviews

I remember buying this game at a trip I did. There it was: A new Lucas Arts game! I have played most of their previous games like Indiana Jones, Maniac Mansion and so on and I bought it instantly. I couldn't wait to get back home to play it. The graphic both amused and amazed me. The plot was great and playing it was funny as hell. After I finished the game, I was somewhat sad. I put it away and hoped I would forget all about how the game was solved and now, "some" years later, I got it as a present from my cousin in a Lucas Arts game box (christmas of 2003). I have not had time to play it until recently, and although I remember a lot of the puzzles, I have forgotten most of it, so the plan worked ;) - Day of the tentacle is a all time hall of fame for adventure games. No doubt. Two thumbs up. WAY up! Pure class.


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