Maniac Mansion (1987)

Video Game  -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  1987 (USA)
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20 years ago today, a meteor crashed into the Edison's front yard. Dr. Fred Edison is now controlled by this meteor and has a sudden ambition to take over the teenager at a time... See full summary »



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20 years ago today, a meteor crashed into the Edison's front yard. Dr. Fred Edison is now controlled by this meteor and has a sudden ambition to take over the teenager at a time! Dr. Fred kidnaps Sandy, a college teenager. Her boyfriend Dave Miller and his friends plan to break into the mansion and save her. Written by Jason Harang <>

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His ambition was to take over the world, one teenager at a time!

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The paintings in the hallway on the second floor are: Alex's eye from "A Clockwork Orange;" the Amityville house; Napoleon Bonaparte; and Mrs. Bates from "Psycho." The statue at the far left is a real artwork, "Dawn," by Michaelangelo, which was sculpted for the Medici chapel. The translation of the plaque is: "If found, send to the Louvre, postage paid." The slashed painting in the dining room is likewise an actual artwork, in this case "Sunday in the Park" by Georges Seurat. The revised editions of the game identify the photograph in the den as Castle Brunwald, the place where Henry Jones was held hostage in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." See more »


Weird Ed Edison: Mommy, I'm worried! He hasn't eaten in 5 years.
Nurse Edna: Yeah, SO?
Weird Ed Edison: And he's been bringing those bodies, and he carries those bodies to the basement at night.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.7 (2008) See more »


Written by Edgar Winter
Performed by The Edgar Winter Band
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An Instant Classic
26 August 2006 | by (Toronto, ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

Maniac Mansion is a very complex game, with an outstanding plot with lots of twists and turns! I highly suggest it to everyone, especially fans of adventurous computer/video games. The fun thing about it is it's such a challenge. I myself had to go to a walk-through 'cheat' site to help me out. In fact, there is such depth in the plot plots that there are like 20-something ways to beat the game. It's smart and very well thought out. I highly recommend it. The original Nintendo NES game is neat, but check out the newer version on PC - and the 2004 released LucasFan version in 256 bit colour. It's the exact same game, but even more advanced! I also recommend other LucasFilm games adventure games (from the late 80's and early 90's), such as Zak Mcracken and the Alien Mindbenders and Loom. Also try the continuation of Maniac Mansion, entitled Day Of The Tentacle.

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