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
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Der Tag des Tentakel
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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
Hoagie finds dry spaghetti in the Colonial-era mansion kitchen. Italian cuisine did not make it to the United States until the 19th century. Therefore, it's highly unlikely someone would have pasta in their kitchen around this time. See more
Soon we'll all be speaking... Well, English I guess.
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
Referenced in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.11