Maniac Mansion (1987)

Video Game  |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  1987 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 395 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

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 »



(dialogue), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 74 titles
created 31 Oct 2011
list image
a list of 266 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
a list of 469 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 9 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
list image
a list of 817 titles
created 20 Apr 2013

Related Items

Search for "Maniac Mansion" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Maniac Mansion (Video Game 1987)

Maniac Mansion (Video Game 1987) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Maniac Mansion.


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

1987 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


The name of Razor's band is "Razor and the Scumettes," only revealed when utilizing the game function to choose which type of music plays in the background. See more »


Dave Miller: This could be real dangerous. If anyone wants to back out...
Bernard Bernoulli: Okay, I'm out of here.
Dave Miller: Bernard, don't be tuna-head! This is Sandy we're talking about.
Bernard Bernoulli: Okay.
See more »


Referenced in Metal Dead (2011) See more »


Written by Edgar Winter
Performed by The Edgar Winter Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Nice idea, but it did not entirely work.
10 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I liked the premise of this game and it was rather well done and rather fun. The problem is not really the game itself just the time I played it. I was to young to really figure things out, and there was no internet to look up a walk through. So I had problems doing certain things, could not quite figure things out, and I had no way of finding out the information as no one I knew ever played this game. Which is understandable, this game is a bit unique in its style and game play and most of the people I knew were more into the mainstream type games such as "Double Dragon" or "Mike Tyson's Punchout". This one though intrigued me, a person that likes those out there type of things and this certainly is in the category of out there. Basically, a bunch of teens with different specialties go through a mansion in search of a friend or a couple of friends. What they find is a very demented mansion with radioactive swimming pools and various other things of that nature. It also has a very strange family living there though one of them may prove to be your ally. It was fun, but I was never able to really do a whole lot when I played it then. Probably why I would like to play it again as I think I could figure it out a bit better now. This game also seems to have been one of those games that started as a computer game and was ported over to the Nintendo gaming system. The controls and such just make it seem to be more for a computer. I liked how you could look at everything and interact with a lot of things as well. Just a game that could have been better, but not really that, just a game I should play again now that I can look up how to do stuff and figure a way to win.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Maniac Mansion MarcusEvilDead
multiple ways to win the game? rfb641
Is there a way to lose the game? orchid79
Discuss Maniac Mansion (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page